Friends, Shops and Services


We've found that when we've been trying to get something special for ourselves or our baby in such a difficult situation, the usual places we would go either didn't offer anything appropriate or were just not sensitive to what we we needed. We don't specifically promote any of these sites but they all offer something especially for bereaved parents and most of them have been tried by someone we know.  

If you have any feedback, positive or negative about any of the links below or if you have any new ones to suggest, please send an e-mail:



The National Sands shop:

Remember My Baby is a UK based registered charity who have professional photographers volunteering their photography services for the benefit of UK parents losing their baby before, during or shortly after birth. 

Wendy was inspired to support Sands after friends lost their baby boy.

Alexandra's angel gifts specialize in creating and sharing idea's of memorial gifts for anyone effected by the loss of a precious baby. They sell a range of memorial items including memory boxes, figurines, jewellery, grave ornaments, albums and personalised items.

Carlisa crafts specialise in handmade and personalised unique cards, grave cards and gifts for families effected by the loss of a baby, child or loved one. Each of the items is specially designed for each individual's needs, allowing freedom for unusual names and anything personal that would make a chosen item unique to you.

Beloved bears specialise in making personalise cast stone memorials and plaques.

Face to face photo engraving are able to engrave photos onto a wide range of jewellery and accessories including cufflinks, keyrings, and ashes containers.

Ashes into glass are based near Billericay in Essex. They are able to make beautiful glass pendants, rings and paperweights incorporating loved ones ashes. It is possible to visit and watch the whole process.

Sew and soaps offer a wide selection of different fabric items which can be personalised with embroisery. These include teddy bears, cushions and framed keepsakes. This is not a website designed especially for bereaved parents, but they can make items to individual requirements.                                            

Colourful coffins can provide colourful and individual coffins. They can also provide orders of service, ashes caskets, specialised teddy bears andphoto frames which can discreetly hold ashes.

Graham Baker is a photographer and bereaved parent, who helped update this website, set up our facebook page and our twitter to help promote and support Kent Sands.

Chris Parry is an independent jeweller who has a shop in the St Georges centre in Gravesend. He has some lovely items in stock, but can also make personalised jewellery to people's own designs. His range includes footprint, handprint and fingerprint jewellery and he has recently started to make glass jewellery which can incorporate a loved ones ashes.