When it comes to remembering a lost loved one, the sheer number of choices can seem overwhelming.
Cremation boxes are just one of many memorial ideas.
While it may be difficult to think about during such a sad time, remember that this final tribute is as much for you as it is for the one you lost.
If you’re looking for a simple, respectable, and elegant option, a cremation box may be right for you.
Below we’ve compiled a list of our top choices.
Why choose a cremation box?
When we think of cremation, we almost always associate it with a traditional urn.
You know, the tall, ornate kind that looks like a vase.
But you don’t have to confine yourself to this traditional image.
Square and sturdy, cremation boxes have a reassuringly stable look and feel.
This is different from most urns, whose vase-like shape is graceful but can seem precarious and unwieldy.
And with so many different kinds of cremation boxes available, your choices are limitless.
You can go for simple or ornate, large or small, old-fashioned or contemporary.
Here are some of our favorite picks.
The Bogati Hand Carved Rosewood Urn
This is a simple rosewood box with an elegant design hand-carved around the edge.
It comes in four different sizes, the largest of which is ideal for a large adult.
The base is padded with felt to protect floors or furniture.
The box opens with a sliding panel along the bottom.
This urn will make a tasteful addition to the decor of any living space.
SmartChoice Wooden Urn Box
The SmartChoice box is a simple yet beautiful choice.
It’s made of durable hardwood in a rich reddish hue.
You can choose a plain, unadorned box or add a decorative border for an extra $10.
There is also the option of adding an engraved plaque to add personal details such as your loved one’s name and important dates.
Arden Walnut Wooden Cremation Urn
The wooden box is an excellent choice for a more contemporary look.
A vertical design combined with a dark, smooth look and feel of solid walnut makes this box simple, unique, and beautiful.
It’s a great addition to any living space, no matter what your decor.
The sturdy wood and stable construction will stand up to the test of time.
Memorials4u Solid Rosewood Box
This is a traditional box carved from beautiful soft rosewood, with a delicate border engraved around the edge.
It can be easily engraved with your loved one’s name and personal details. Simply take it to a trophy store.
This high-quality box costs over $300 if purchased from the funeral home, but is very inexpensive at the Memorials4u store.
This box will be lovely on display and it’s also sturdy enough to be used for interment.
NWA Extra Large Wooden Urn
It’s not uncommon for two people’s remains to be placed in one box. An extra large urn may also be needed for a larger person.
It’s a beautiful way to celebrate the lives of two people who shared a special bond in life.
And this NWA urn, is also an economical way to honor the lives of your loved ones.
The hardwood urn is covered on all four sides with a hand-engraved design.
It also comes with two personalized name plates at no extra charge.
The Bogati Large Economy Wooden Urn
While this urn is affordable, there is nothing cheap about it.
You can feel proud of displaying your loved one’s remains in this simple box made of catalpa wood.
The urn comes in four different sizes. The smaller sizes are appropriate for pets. The large size fits a small human.
Don’t be fooled by its light feel and appearance. The construction is sturdy and durable.
Life Song Premier Cremation Urn
This premier urn is the ultimate in personalization.
You can add your loved one’s name and relevant dates along with a 4”x6” photo.
These are displayed along with an inspirational quote, reminding you that your loved one is nearby, walking at your side in spirit forever.
The box is ideal for the remains of a small adult, a child, or an infant.
Amaranthine Personalized Urn Box
This contemporary urn is crafted in solid aluminum with a metallic finish.
It comes in eight different colors including sandstone, celestial blue, and purple velvet.
Its classy, modern look makes it a great choice for display.
Suitable for interment
It has also been laboratory-tested to stand up to ground pressure, so you can use it in direct burial.
Personalized engraving appears underneath an uplifting quote from the classic “Footprints” story.
If your loved one served in the armed forces, then the experience was undoubtedly deeply ingrained in their spirit and character.
There are a number of high-quality military cremation boxes on the market that will honor your beloved veteran.
Silver Flag Funeral Urn Box
This is a cube-shaped brass urn designed for small spaces
It’s perfect for display in a cemetery niche and a fitting tribute to a beloved military veteran.
Although small, it can easily fit the cremains of an adult weighing up to 200 pounds.
A beautiful hand-enamelled American flag design graces the front.
Rosewood Freedom Military Urn
This military box is carved from solid walnut with a classic rosewood stain.
A military medallion displays a symbol of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Air Force, based on your specifications.
Purchasing this urn is in itself a patriotic act, as it is crafted by skilled US artisans.
You have the option of requesting custom engraving on your urn.
US Marine Corps Cremation Box
This marine box custom-made by skilled American artisans for veterans of the US Marine Corps.
You can make your box even more personal for your beloved Marine Corps vet with a custom engraving.
The box comes with a Marine Corps medallion.
However, there are options to order an Army, Navy, or Air Force medallion instead for vets of other military branches.
Rosewood Diplomat Military Urn
This clean, classic, rosewood box is the perfect way to celebrate a life of service.
It is finely made of sturdy walnut and stained with delicate rosewood.
Choose a military medallion (from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Air Force) to show which branch your veteran proudly served.
You can also opt for personalized engraving of your rosewood urn.