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Gift/meal ideas for friend who had miscarriage
Old 07-01-2020, 08:35 PM
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I have a friend who just had a miscarriage. I want to bring them a meal sometime. I'm not the best cook so I was thinking either have her tell me what they want from a restaurant and I'll pick it up and deliver it OR bring them something easy to prep/cook that she can leave in the fridge/freezer until they want it (like frozen lasagna, salad, and paper products).

Any other meal ideas? Also, any ideas for a simple, but sweet gift? I don't want to leave dad out, since I know he'll be grieving too.


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Old 07-01-2020, 08:46 PM
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As hot and muggy as it is here, I'd bring a fruit salad.

Sorry for your friend's loss.
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I like to go to Costco (or other market) and get one of those rotisserie chickens and one of those bagged salad kits that include the dressing and toppings.

For a gift, I've never done this but have often thought this might be a nice idea: donate to have a tree planted in honor of a loved one in one of our National forests.
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Old 07-02-2020, 05:11 AM
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I second the fruit salad. They are wonderful to have and a pain to make. Maybe some dip of some kind to go with it?
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Old 07-02-2020, 05:38 AM
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You're a sweet friend.

A fruit salad and a gift car to Uber Eats or a place that delivers might be nice.

A pretty cup and saucer with a lovely tea is something I've given in the past.


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Old 07-02-2020, 05:39 AM
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I have a past student who recently lost her husband to a heart attack. 2 young kids. They were overflowing with meals, so a couple friends arranged a pedicure and haircut at her convenience. It was a bit of pampering that was so appreciated.
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Old 07-02-2020, 06:52 AM
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From my DDs recent experience, she didnt want anyone over. I would send gift card/on line gift certificate for Door Dash or some food delivery system.

And, while I understand your heartfelt desire to help ease their pain, I think a gift is awkward. Unless you know them very, very well, anything you give could cause more pain when they see it later. Maybe a really beautiful Im thinking of you and care for you card.

And when she and dad are grieving less, be sure to contact them and check I . But wait a bit.

All this said from personal experience.
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Local Deli type casseroles.
Old 07-02-2020, 07:05 AM
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Check around. We have several places that carry frozen casseroles made in their restaurant/delis. One place specializes in only that type carry out. Frozen and ready to go. Chicken and spaghetti, King Ranch, etc. Usually have 2-3 sizes to choose from.
if you can find something like that and take a salad and bread, then they cd make/eat that day or whenever.
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Old 07-02-2020, 08:03 AM
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Thank you all for the helpful input! I do like the idea of simply a card and a gift card for meal delivery. Then they can use it whenever is best for them (for example, if they're getting a lot of meals from others right now).
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