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Saying goodbye is never easy. Whether it’s a coworker, friend, or family member who’s moving away, bidding farewell can be hard and unhappy. However, a little fun can be found in the form of a gift. Not only will it serve to make the occasion a little less painful, it can also act as a reminder for your friend of all the great memories you share together. Here’s how to find something that will make parting ways a bit easier.
How to Choose a Farewell Gift
First things first: when it comes to choosing a farewell gift, know that you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg. A farewell gift should be a little token of appreciation for your loved one to commemorate her leaving. Simply put, it doesn’t have to cost a lot. Then, think about if you want something sentimental or practical. This will depend on how long you’ve known each other and the type of relationship you have, among other factors. A sentimental gift can be a sappy nod to all the memories you’ve shared together, such as a collage or a statement piece with a heartfelt poem.
On the other hand, a practical gift is something she can use in her new location, such as a piece of wall art, home decor, or even a multi-functional tool. If you’re feeling extra courageous, you can even find something that’s both sentimental and practical. Now, you’ve got the best of both worlds with a gift that’s both heartfelt and functional. Don’t worry if you’re still stumped on what to choose. When in doubt, another great option is a tasty food gift. Something that pleases the taste buds can never go wrong in cheering someone up, even during a difficult transition, like moving jobs or locations.
Top 10 Farewell Gifts
If you’re still unsure of what to get as a farewell gift for your loved one, don’t worry. We’ve compiled 10 of the most amazing goodbye gifts out there:
Packed with pineapple daisies, strawberries, grapes, and honeydew, this arrangement is full of fresh fruit favorites. It’s the perfect treat to make any goodbye just a bit sweeter.
This sampler box includes a mix of your favorite chocolate covered strawberries. Each box is different from the next, so yours might have anything from white chocolate drizzle to hazelnut crunch to coconut and so much more.
Get your friend a candle that will always remind her of the place she’s leaving. Made with scents unique to each state, these candles embody the place your loved one is missing the most and bring them back home even when they’re far from home.
This necklace with linked rings symbolizes the unbreakable bond between you and your loved one. Even though she’s going away, she’ll never be far away, and this necklace communicates that sentiment in both 14-karat gold plated and sterling silver.
Goodbyes can be hard, but the best part of leaving one place behind are the possibilities in your new one. This wall art helps convey that message with a call back to a great 90s song, originally written by Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
This spa package is the perfect send off gift for a friend or loved one. It’s packed with a lavender soap bar, facial clay mask, bath bomb, lavender body oil, bath salt, lip balm, and so much more.
This twirling wind spinner features metal pieces in cool and warm colors that pops out in layers to reveal a beautiful three-dimensional design. It’s a great piece to hang outside your loved one’s new home.
This 5-in-1 pen will serve your loved one well on her new journeys wherever they take him. This handy tool features a screwdriver, a stylus for smart devices, a bubble level, a ruler, and an everyday pen.
Wherever he goes from here, this docking station will keep all of his stuff neatly organized and effortlessly accessible. It features a slot for watches, a hook for keychains, and a notch at the bottom for charging cords and can be personalized with his name on the top.
Make sure she never forgets where she came from with these wooden coasters featuring snippets of your urban map. Choose from 15 cities across the U.S., all made out of etched cedar wood.
Whether you’re looking for something sentimental or practical, choosing one of these gifts is sure to sweeten your loved one’s farewell just a bit and let your loved one know how much you appreciate her.