Condolence Gifts: Memory Bear

Condolence Gifts

Would you like to give condolence gifts that bring comfort to your recipient? While others are sending out generic gift baskets and flowers, would you like to offer a keepsake that can be treasured for a lifetime?

At ReMinkie, we make memory bears, custom pillows and custom blankets as condolence gifts. Not only are our condolence gifts beautiful, they can be extremely comforting in times of loss and grief.

Condolence Gifts: Memory Bears

Pictured above: memory bears made with clothing belonging to men who have passed away. We designed the memory bears in honor and memory of beloved husbands and fathers. These were given as beautiful and meaningful gifts to those who were left behind.

What makes our memorial and bereavement gifts so special is that they are holdable and huggable. They’re tried and true when it comes to tears and grief. Due to their comforting nature, memory bears have been given to Alzheimer’s patients for solace in times of stress. In fact, ReMinkie has designed and donated bears to Alzheimer’s patients.

Condolence Gifts: Last a Lifetime

Why give disposal gifts? Instead, give keepsakes and memory bears made from clothing that’s recycled and repurposed from a loved one’s closet. At ReMinkie, we make the highest quality bears and keepsakes. We want your gift to stand the test of time, and become an heirloom to pass from one generation to another.

Condolence Gifts: Memory Bears

Sympathy Gifts, Memorial Gifts, Bereavement Gifts

Sympathy Gifts: Traditional vs Unique

It’s often difficult to know what to say or do when a friend or loved one is grieving. Acknowledging the loss is extremely important. A sympathy gift can be a perfect way to send the message that you care deeply.

Traditionally many send flowers as sympathy gifts. However, this often leaves the grieving person with more flowers arrangements than they can count. It addition, it’s not a gift that lasts. Watching flowers wither and die isn’t necessarily comforting when someone is grieving. So you may want to choose a sympathy gift with a longer lifespan.

Sympathy Gifts: Alternatives to Sending Flowers

Condolence Gifts: Memory Bears

Condolence Gifts: Memory Bears. Memory Bears made from clothing (old neckties). Recycled clothes.

Sometimes families have left instructions of what to give “in lieu of flowers.” You may want to contact the funeral home to ask if the family has offered an “in lieu of flowers” suggestion.

Alternatives to sending flowers include: gifting a plant, tree or shrub; keepsake boxes; garden stones; putting together a memorial album; and more.

If you’re looking for a gift that offers both meaning and comfort, you want to consider a memory bear or memory quilt.

Memory bears and memory quilts can be made out of any clothing (including furs and neckties) that belonged to or are reminiscent of the person who passed away.

They offer comfort to all ages — from grieving children to grieving seniors. Memory bears and memory quilts are sympathy gifts that can be hugged and snuggled and wept-on, as needed. They are known to provide comfort to those who are suffering from a loss.

We make memory bears and memory quilts from all types of clothing and materials — including baby blankets; school and work uniforms; old t shirts; neckties; old fur coats and mink stoles; and much more. Thinking of something unique? We can create custom keepsakes, based on your needs.

Sympathy Gift for Yourself

If you have lost someone, you may want to give a memory bear or memory quilt to yourself. Self-care is very important during times of loss and grief. Having a bear or quilt that reminds you of the one you love — and is also great to cuddle — can be a great comfort.

Please call me, Rita, with any questions: 800-373-6465.

Memory Bears by ReMinkie

Memorial Gifts by ReMinkie Memory Bears

Popular memory gifts include engraved jewelry, stones, crosses, chimes, and more. While these can make lovely memorial gifts, they are simply not as meaningful as gifts crafted from your loved one’s belongings.

At ReMinkie, we create memory bears as memorial gifts. Our memory bears are made from fabrics, furs and/or neckties belonging to the one who has passed away. As a result, our bears are deeply meaningful memorial gifts.

Personalized Memorial Gifts
from a Beloved’s Life

As memorial gifts, our bears are personalized with tangible items from a loved one’s life. Memory bears can be made with a beloved’s shirts, pants, coats, dresses, uniforms, neckties, buttons, badges, scarves, blankets, and so much more. To further personalize the bears, we can add monogramming or messages. If you prefer, we’ll turn any fabric or fur into custom pillows or custom blankets for you.

Comforting Memorial Gifts to Hold and Hug

As memorial gifts, our memory bears are especially personal, meaningful and comforting. Not only do our memory bears inspire beautiful memories of joy and love, they also inspire hugs. In times of loss and grief, what is more soothing that a soft, huggable bear made from your loved one’s belongings!
Our customers appreciate that they can embrace the beautiful bears we make for them, particularly when they feel the need for a comforting hug. And who doesn’t, every now and then?

Eco-Friendly Memorial Gifts from Recycled Materials

Our customers are overjoyed to receive bears designed with a husband’s favorite neckties or a mother’s favorite fur coat. When we create memory bears, we are recycling and repurposing a loved one’s clothing and accessories into a memorial gift with incredible sentiment and beauty.

Next time you’re searching for the best memorial gifts, give us a call. Instead of the usual memorial gifts, consider the sentimental value of memory bears. In memory of loved ones, we’ve created memory bears as family gifts — so everyone has their own bear to hug and to hold.

Memory Bear (in memory of father)

Memory Bear Commemorates Beloved Dad

Pictured to the right is one of our beautiful memory bears in honor of a father who passed away. Designed with his colorful neckties, this memory bear commemorates a most beloved dad.

Christine’s Response to Memory Bear

“The memory bear is just gorgeous, and his expression reminds me a bit of my dad’s. Oddly enough, we have a photo of my dad and his brothers when they were young, and in it he is wearing a tie that looks a lot like the one you and your sewer crafted for the bear.” ~ Christine

Photos of Christine’s Father

Pictured directly below is a photo of Christine’s father with her own daughter – taken before his health started to decline.


More photos of Christine’s very dapper father – commemorated by one of our memory bears. Click on photos to enlarge.

Christine's Father with Granddaughter

Memory Bears: Video Screenshot

ReMinkie Memory Bears Featured on Video!

We hope you enjoy this video featuring our beautiful, high quality memory bears.

In this video, you’ll see examples of our fur memory bears, fabric memory bears, and necktie memory bears. The video shows memory bears made from a father’s NY Yankees shirts, a mother’s old fur coat, and a dad’s Santa Suit — given as Christmas gifts.

In addition, the video includes samples of our custom pillows (custom fur pillows, custom fabric pillows, custom necktie pillows); custom throws and keepsake quilts; as well as our custom scarves.

Order Your ReMinkie Memory Bears Today

Turn your loved one’s furs, clothing, coats, uniforms, neckties, and more into a beautiful and treasured keepsake! Our memory bears, custom pillows, and custom blankets can be personalized and monogrammed for you and your loved ones.

Call Rita at 800-373-6465 for more information.