If you are great friends with the person who recently lost a parent or another relative, you may know exactly what type of flower bouquets or gift baskets to send them. However, if you're more of an acquaintance with the person who recently suffered a loss, it can be more difficult to know what to send. A great option to consider in the latter instance is to send white sympathy flowers. These types of arrangements offer peace and tranquility and can also work to honor both a male and female. You can still add a more personal touch if you know the religion of the deceased person as certain bouquets can be created with crystal cross statutes or Jesus figurines that go in the center of the flowers. However, the lovely blossoms on their own are sure to get across your condolences to the family.