Best-Selling Urns for Ashes for Adults

Today we're going to take a look at our best-selling urns for ashes for adults.

Here at Urns Northwest, where cremation urns are our passion, we've been selling premium urns online for over twenty years. We know a thing or two about what you're looking for!

Most importantly, we're here to help.

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What are urns for ashes for adults?

Urns for ashes are keepsake memorial containers designed to hold the "ashes" or cremated remains of an adult human.

The standard size urn for an adult is 200 cubic inches, which is approximately the space needed for an adult who weighed about 200 lbs. See our urn size calculator for more info.

An urn for ashes for adults can be made from a wide variety of materials, including wood, metal, ceramic, glass, marble, and more. Urns can come in many shapes as well, most often in rectangular box shapes or rounded vase-like shapes.

Best Urns for Ashes for Adults

Here are some of our very best urns for the ashes or cremated remains of an adult.

1. Cherry Wood Urn & Memory Chest Combo with Art Carving

This one is both a cremation urn (the lower section) and a keepsake box (the upper section, with hinged-opening lid). Made in the USA from solid wood and carved to perfection all the way around.

Also available as just an urn with no keepsake top section.

2. 3-Dimensional Inlay Art Urn with Deer

Our wooden inlay art urns are made in the USA from solid wood, are available in your choice of walnut, oak, or maple, and feature a wide array of creative, rustic, and meaningful scenes to honor your loved one.

This one features a deer in the forest, and is ideal to honor a nature lover, hiker, hunter, or animal lover.

3. "Gone Fishing" Memorial Plaque Cremation Urn

An Urns Northwest Original, the Gone Fishing design is the most popular theme in our wall-mounted memorial plaque urn series. This urn looks like a decorative memorial plaque, and includes the name and dates of your loved one, but it's more than that - it's also a cremation urn.

The ashes are stored between the front and back panels of the plaque, which opens from the top. Check out the complete collection here, which includes a variety of themes and styles.

4. Together Again Companion Urn (for ashes of two adults)

Longtime companions walk down the road, arm in arm, together again at last. The Together Again Urn is our most popular Companion Urn for two people's remains.

5. Dragonfly Raku Ceramic Urn

Individually crafted by hand and fired in the ancient style of Raku, this Dragonfly Ceramic Urn is a beautiful choice for your loved one. The most popular design in our Ceramic Urns collection.

6. Bicycle Inlay Art Urn

This stunning bicycle inlay art urn features a cyclist pedaling down an old country lane, on one final ride. A popular choice for bicycle enthusiasts.

7. Grow a Tree From Ashes Urn (Dogwood)

Our memorial tree urns allow you to grow a live tree using your loved one's ashes. The most popular is the Dogwood, as shown above.

8. Urn for Niche

This simple yet high-class wood urn was designed to hold adult remains in the smallest niches. In fact, it's so well thought-out that you can often fit two urns into a single niche, making it perfect for use as a "companion" urn set. 

Available here individually or as a companion urn, with optional personalization and military service emblems as well. Fits into the niches at Arlington National Cemetery. 

9. Mother of Pearl Brass Urn for Ashes

The Mother of Pearl Brass Urn is our most popular metal memorial. And for good reason! Premium craftsmanship sets this urn apart from many other imported metal urns you'll find at major retailers. Made by LoveUrns.

10. Affordable Walnut Wood Urn

When you're in the market for a high-quality wood memorial that doesn't have a ridiculous price tag, this walnut wood urn for ashes fits the bill perfectly. Made in the USA from solid wood, optional inscription. Also available in other wood types like cherry, oak, and more.

11. Wood Urn with Military Service Emblem

While we have many excellent military urns for ashes, all made in the USA, this one is the most popular due to its simplicity and affordability. Includes your choice of service emblem, and optional engraved personalization is available.

12. Hummingbird Urn

Another of our many beautiful 3-dimensional inlay art urns, all made in the USA from real, solid wood. This one features a hummingbird flitting over laser-carved flowers.

More Urns for Adults

Hit the menu button then "shop" to browse all our cremation urns for adults. Popular collections include:

... but there's so much more. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us - we're here to help!

What can I do with the urn?

  • Keep it at home
  • Bury it at the cemetery
  • Inter it in a columbarium niche
  • Scatter the ashes and save the urn for keepsakes

There are many possibilities for things to do with the urn (and even more things to do with ashes).

Most commonly, a spouse, parent, child, or sibling will keep the remain at home, or the urn will be buried or interred at the cemetery. Scattering the ashes is becoming more popular; here's what to do with the urn after scattering the ashes.

Do I have to buy the urn from the funeral home?

No. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the funeral home or crematorium is required by law to accept any urn you provide them. Read more here.

This means you can buy an urn from anywhere you like. We recommend starting your search with our 5-Minute Guide to Choosing a Cremation Urn, or simply start browsing our selection of gorgeous memorials here.

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