For many of us a cat or a dog is not just a pet, but a member of the family. That’s why it can be so devastating to say a final goodbye to one. Pet memorial gifts certainly can’t replace an animal, but they can bring a grieving pet parent some solace and comfort and let you show your sympathy, too. A memorial gift is also a special way to keep a pet’s memory close even after they are gone.

An impression of a pet's nose can be seen captured in a metal pendant necklace from Precious Metal Prints

Capture a precious print

This one-of-a-kind pendant is actually made from an impression of a pet’s nose. You make with mold with pet-safe clay, and then Precious Metal Prints takes it from there, crafting the impression into a necklace that serves as subtle and sweet wearable memento.

Two paperweights, two sun catchers and a pet memorial ashes glass necklace from TZ Glass by Tari Zarka lay on a table

Handcrafted glass tributes

Artist Tari Zarka handcrafts beautiful one-of-a-kind glass pet memorial gifts that incorporate a deceased pet’s ashes into each piece, like a colorful necklace pendant and suncatcher made with durable borosilicate glass, or a paperweight with a wooden trivet that can be customized with the pet’s name.

A woman is seen hanging a custom digital pet portrait of her Golden Retriever on the wall

Picture-perfect portrait

These stunning high-quality pet portraits are created by a small group of artists in Georgia using archival ink on museum-quality etching paper. You pick the color theme: natural, playful, or festive, and an artist takes it from there to create a unique and engaging portrait. 

A Paw Pods classic pet urn is seen perched in a garden

A living memorial

When a pet is cremated, its remains are typically returned to its owner in a bag. We think this eco-friendly pet urn is a much better idea. It is bio-degradable and comes with a wildlife-seeded memorial card. When both are buried, the seeds will grow into a small memorial wildflower garden. 

A custom date moon phase necklace from Moonglow lays on a bed of moss

A nightly remembrance 

A moon phase necklace offers a unique way to celebrate the life of a departed pet. A special date is commemorated with its accompanying moon phase in a handcrafted pendant that softly glows in the dark. 

Three engraved wallet pens lay on a bed of coffee beans. Inscribed on them are: "I Love You", a seahorse outline, and "The Office 2010"

The write touch

This sterling silver custom engraved wallet pen is small enough to tuck into a wallet without adding additional bulk. Best of all, it can be customized with a beloved pet’s name or a meaningful message. The handcrafted pen is guaranteed to last a lifetime and is artist-made in Vermont. 

Close to the heart

A beautiful personalized pendant like this one can really help a pet parent get through the grieving process. It’s crafted by hand and can be stamped with the name of a departed pet. It is a simple and lovely-looking way to keep a beloved animal close.

Special pet memorial gifts 

A thoughtful gesture can mean the world to someone who has lost a furry companion. These pet memorials gifts are all made to create a lasting way for a pet owner to honor the memory of their beloved animal.

We know losing a loved one is a difficult time, so if someone you know is going through it and you’re not sure how you can help, here are 14 Unique Sympathy Gifts that can show them you care.

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