Tips For Choosing Coffins

The days of a sombre send-off seem to be a thing of the past, as more and more of us are providing the ultimate personal touch with custom coffins to pay tribute to the ones we’ve lost.

We at A Gentle Touch Funerals have recognised the move away from traditional wood or wood effect coffins and caskets and can offer custom coffins providing that special personal stamp.

Personal choice

Whether you are considering your own arrangements for the future or you are trying to choose a suitable creative coffin for a loved one, we know how important it is that the choice you make is the right one. If you are organising a funeral for a member of your family or a much-loved friend, you will want their farewell to be personal to them.

Cover most bases

From surf’s up to space travel, rural to religious, there is going to be a coffin that best describes your loved one’s life.

It’s this extra touch that often speaks louder than words. Our personal touch coffins options cover almost every aspect of lifestyle and interests.

Failing that, there’s also the option of going totally bespoke by you providing an image, which we’ll arrange to be transferred onto the coffin. This, of course, is time dependent, but it can be done.

Economical, eco-friendly Custom Coffins

Our custom coffins don’t come with a hefty price tag if you find one that’s appropriate in our catalogue. In fact, chances are this might cost less than a traditional coffin. If it’s a burial you have planned for the one you’ve lost, then this lightweight coffin made from corrugated cardboard is strong and with its smooth finish looks as good, if not better than the wooden alternatives.

Design your own

It is possible to have a coffin printed with any design – from a collage of family photos to pictures of your loved one’s favourite pets or even images of where they worked and places they loved frequenting in their downtime. Our team is here to help so please ask us to help with some suggestions as to the kind of design you think would be most fitting.

Our design range    

We are privileged to have some of artistic Mark Hobson’s creations on our custom coffins. Here are some examples:

Mudgeeraba photo collage

If the departed had a passion for Australia’s history, then this coffin would be just right.


Gold Coast Seaway  

This is where the sea meets landfall and if this was one of your loved one’s favourite spots then this dramatic Mark Dobson design is going to fit the bill.


Jive Time

This theme is on the nail for a send-off of someone who was passionate about rock and roll or northern soul. Mark has incorporated vinyl records, a jukebox and even a Cadillac.

If you are looking for a funeral with a custom coffin, you can view our custom coffin styles or give us a call us on (07) 5522 0099.


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