Sometimes it is hard to know what to do when someone is grieving. Do they want you around? What do you do? A gift basket sends an unmistakable message that you care, and that you sympathize with their loss, while also helping to meet a practical need. Sometimes it is hard to think, much less consider how to meet your own needs when experiencing loss. A gift basket with fresh gourmet foods can help to relieve a practical burden while expressing sympathy.