Gifts to Commemorate Someone Special: Find Thoughtful Gifts to Honor Their Memory

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Experiencing the loss of a loved one is one of the most painful events in anyone’s life. While no gift can fill the void created when someone passes away, showing compassion and care through remembrance gifts to the bereaved is still important. The right sympathy gifts show that you empathize with their situation and offer feelings of solidarity, stability, and honor.

The Power of Personalized Memorial Gifts

The most profound gifts to commemorate someone are meaningful in a way that generic, impersonal gifts can’t be. 

Usually, such gifts feature a picture of the deceased, represent an occupation or hobby that was important to them, or otherwise remind the person of the family member or friend they just lost. Giving a gift in honor of someone has many functions for the recipient.

Provides Comfort and Solace

Creating a memorial for a loved one with a personalized gift can help alleviate the pain of loss. By giving the bereaved a tangible reminder of the one who’s passed on, they can connect with a small part of their missing physical presence.

Honors and Preserves Memories

Those who experience the loss of a beloved person want to keep them alive in some small way. You can capture their essence with a visual reminder through gifts to commemorate someone and their memory.

Creates a Lasting Tribute

It can be challenging to figure out how to commemorate a loved one to best honor their time on earth, but choosing the right honorific and unique sympathy gifts can constantly serve as a reminder of their impact on the lives of their friends and family.

Offers a Unique and Thoughtful Gesture

Words can often fail to properly convey the depths of sorrow. Remembrance gifts can send a powerful message when you’re unsure what to say.

Helps With the Grieving Process

Everyone grieves at their own pace and in their own way. However, people going through loss often find comfort in items that remind them of the deceased, making the grieving process more fruitful as they process their emotions.

Helps With the Grieving Process

It’s important to remember that any gift ideas in memory of a loved one should be honorific and accurately represent the person. These “in memory gift ideas” provide a way to create custom, unique gifts that can make a positive emotional impact.

Custom Memorial Coin

This option is particularly appreciated if the deceased was a military member or first responder. Many challenge coin types have a deep, rich history. They will be significant for members of a specific unit honoring a fallen friend or for the children of a military member. 

Each coin can feature bespoke graphics and messages and the insignia of any military branch or unit. You can choose from a variety of plating options, edge types, engraving, and even glow or translucent enamel.

Custom Lapel Pins

Pins may be small, but they can carry great emotional weight. Custom lapel pins, much like challenge coins, can serve as a daily reminder of a loved one’s service. These are especially useful if you need to send an honorific sympathy gift to someone but need to keep the package as small as possible, such as in the case of a military member serving in restrictive areas. 

Custom Belt Buckles & Patches

Many recipients prefer wearable commemorative gifts, and custom belt buckles are perfect for daily use. They’re great for platoon members, fraternal orders, law enforcement, or anyone who wants to remember someone with a unique personal style.

Custom belt buckles can be ordered either in the Western style (hinge and hook) or with a box frame for web belts.

For recipients who may not wear belts, you might consider custom patches. Patches can be iron-on, PVC-backed, or hook and loop, featuring long-lasting, durable stitching.

Memory Book

Rather than a photo album, which can only store photos, these thoughtful books can also feature mementos and trinkets. You can have a printer create a set of photos, then combine them with essential items that will allow the recipient to connect with the deceased and their memories.

Memorial Stones

Memorial stones are another excellent option for small gifts that are easily transported and shipped. You can purchase engraved memory stones of various types with striking colors. The message can be a few words, such as “Until we meet again,” or feature a customized message.

Memorial Plaques

A simple framed picture is a beautiful way to keep the memory of loved ones alive, but a memorial plaque is so much more. Custom messages and images can be engraved in stone or metal to create a lasting, durable memorial.

Get Personalized Memorial Gifts at Lone Star Challenge Coins

Offering sympathy to someone who has experienced a profound loss can be challenging, especially if you’re experiencing that loss, too. 

Lone Star Challenge Coins can craft a loving, meaningful gift to express your feelings and comfort the bereaved. Our products are American-made and of the highest quality, meaning you can expect your honorific tribute to last. Contact Lone Star Challenge Coins for custom challenge coins and craft the perfect remembrance gift.

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J and jarren
J and jarren
10 November 2023
My class spent well over $9,000 on our class coins. First issue, they didn't get them to us in a timely manner. We received them barely in time for graduation. Second, they sent us coins with a misspelled word (brave) as seen in the picture. Third issue, a lot of the spinners came broken, also as seen in the picture. When I reached out to the company, they claim sending replacement coins out at a later date is rectifying of this situation. Very empathetic to the situation at hand overall. Not very professional at all, terrible business practices and they definitely will not receive future business from me nor any recommendations either. Zero stars
M. Wong
M. Wong
27 October 2023
I found this company last year after a recommendation from a friend and I've ordered several times now. What keeps me coming back is the high level of customer service and responsiveness in the projects that have been created. The work product is also great and the quality of the coins, detail and just overall, I am very pleased with. This is my GO TO shop now for coins. Please check them out, you will not be disappointed! PS. Big shout to Corbin for his amazing guest service!
Stephen Ryan
Stephen Ryan
25 October 2023
This company is fantastic! I reached out to them to create a custom shaped coin with custom artwork that they had put together for me. The coins are a Veteran's Day thank you token for those who served at our company. We will definitely be returning for future orders. From start to finish, they were very open with communication, extremely fast to respond to concerns and questions, and lastly delivered something that blew us out of the water. Thank you so much!
Alejandra O'Connor
Alejandra O'Connor
25 October 2023
I ordered challenge coins on behalf of my government agency. Lone Star was easy to work with and did amazing things with the graphics I sent. They turned the artwork around quickly and each time it was better than what we had hoped for. We did have several back and forth messages to get the coin exactly as we wanted it. Our representative was so patient with us and had excellent customer service. We also got the coins in the mail quickly. Working with Lone Star was a wonderful experience end-to-end.
Italy Mair
Italy Mair
18 October 2023
Great service, great communication, and great products! Would definitely recommend them.
Rafael Moronta
Rafael Moronta
13 October 2023
Amazing artwork.. aside from the product what I loved most of our experience was the flexibility to create a coin that’s exceeds your own expectations. Thank you guys so much for making the process seamless and affordable!
5 October 2023
Absolutely fantastic company to work with. Communication was always quick, and the final product looked even better than the proof did. 10/10 would recommend!
26 September 2023
I engaged with Lone star challenge coins to make coins for my fiancé's celebration of life. I was pretty clueless about design, and they provided the perfect design. The coins arrived in time, and we were more than satisfied with the outcome. Their customer service was excellent as well. They guided me (held my hand) throughout the process, and were quick to respond. I cannot say enough about their product and company.
Debbie Avinger
Debbie Avinger
26 September 2023
We are so grateful for the work Lone Star Challenge Coins did for our nonprofit fundraising event! They worked with our budget and gave us medals with ribbons and challenge coins that were better than we expected.
Dan Kiser
Dan Kiser
22 September 2023
Corbin was very combative when I explained that the design provided was not at all reflective of the requests that I provided on the Inquiry form. Based on the customer service alone during that 1 phone call, I am not inclined to pursue any business with this company. EDIT: I spoke to the owner, Mike, and he helped rectify the situation and framed it as a learning opportunity for his team. This is a good reminder that people make mistakes but first impressions matter.
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