26 Farewell Gifts for Coworkers, Friends and Everyone In Between

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: April 27, 2023

    Discover the perfect way to say farewell with our curated list of farewell gifts for coworkers, friends, and everyone in between. As you navigate the bittersweet task of bidding adieu, let these thoughtful and unique gift ideas express your appreciation and fondness for those who have touched your life. From sentimental keepsakes to practical tokens of gratitude, our selection caters to diverse tastes and personalities, ensuring a memorable farewell for all.

    What do you give a coworker when leaving a job?

    When you’re leaving a job, it’s a thoughtful gesture to give your coworker a memorable parting gift. Consider something that captures your shared experiences, like a personalized mug or a framed photo of your team. If you know their hobbies or interests outside of work, you could choose a small gift that aligns with their passions.

    Or, you can never go wrong with a heartfelt, handwritten note expressing your gratitude for their support and camaraderie, wishing them all the best in the future. It’s the thought that counts, and your coworker will surely appreciate your kind gesture!

     Alternatively, plan a farewell lunch or outing to celebrate your time together and create lasting memories before you part ways.

    What is the best farewell gift for a friend?

    The best farewell gift for a friend is one that captures the special memories and bonds you’ve shared. A personalized photo album or scrapbook filled with cherished moments together makes for a heartwarming keepsake. 

    If you’re feeling crafty, a DIY friendship bracelet or custom piece of art that reflects your friendship adds a meaningful touch. Alternatively, consider a unique experience or adventure you can enjoy together before parting ways, like tickets to a concert, a spa day, or a weekend getaway.

    Ultimately, the most important thing is to choose a gift that reflects your connection and will remind your friend of the good times you’ve had together!

  1. Life Will Succ Without You Gift Box
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    Is there someone you think is truly awesome – a coworker, friend, or neighbor? Then let them know by surprising them with this Love Delivered gift box featuring a healthy succulent, personalized wine tumbler, scented soy candle, and more, all beautifully presented and shipped free of charge. Add a personal touch with a handwritten greeting card to show them how awesome they are.

  3. Custom Message Cookies
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    Take your texting skills to the next level and tap out a personalized cookie message for the one(s) you love. But don’t stop there. What about cookie invitations, cookie business cards, and cookie haiku? A name, a date, an inside joke, an address—submit your special message, and Celine Zhou will put it on these elegant, delicious vanilla shortbread cookies. A fun going-away gift for someone with a sweet tooth.

  5. Good Luck Finding Better Friends Whiskey Glass
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    Treat your whiskey-loving friend to a unique and hilarious gift with our high-end 10.25 oz double old-fashioned glass, perfect for enjoying their favorite spirits. Featuring a hand-etched design that never wears off and a dishwasher-safe convenience, this gift captures the spirit of your friendship. A funny and thoughtful gift and funny going-away present for your coworker.

  7. Going Places Necklaces
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    Gift them this beautifully designed Compass Necklace, symbolizing the ability to find their direction in life, no matter the distance from school or home. Made with eco-friendly brass and 14k yellow gold plating, this meaningful necklace comes with an 18-inch chain, a 2-inch extension, and a thoughtful wish card, making it the perfect graduation gift for 2023.

  9. Money Tree
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    Said to bring good luck and fortune, the Money Tree is the perfect plant to add to any room of your home to create good Feng Shui. It is known for its resilience, ease of growth, and fun braided trunk. Each plant is unique; size and shape fluctuate by season so all measurements are shown as a range Small plant measures between 12–16″ tall from the soil line to the top of the foliage. Arrives in a nursery grow pot nestled in your planter choice. A unique gift idea for a plant lover.

  11. Funny Candles
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    Brighten your coworker’s day with a hilarious message candle, perfect for wishing them good luck in their new job and reminding them of the unforgettable memories you shared. This thoughtful farewell gift captures the essence of friendship, making it a special send-off for a colleague who is much more. These candles make the perfect going away gifts for coworkers with a sense of humor.

  13. Long Distance State Coffee Mug
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    This state mug design comes with the quote, Friends forever never apart, maybe in the distance but never at heart. The perfect “bon voyage” gift to let your bestie know how much they will miss! Personalize the mug with custom maps – the states, country, or province of your choice.

  15. Pocket Hug
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    This token is an adorable little gift for a loved one to carry with them, either in their pocket or purse. It is so hard now, and being able to show that we are thinking of one another by sending a small token means so much.
    This reminds you that you’ll always have them with you no matter where we are. A lovely little item to show someone you care.

  17. Funny Retirement Wine Labels
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    Not sure what to bring as a retirement party gift? Wine always makes for an easy, Happy Retirement gift. But instead of gifting run-of-the-mill bottles, grab some of these wine bottle stickers and pop them onto them first. They’re sure to bring a laugh and a smile until the bottle’s last drop. Pair it with a fun wine glass for a great gift set.

  19. A Hilarious Card
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    This card is just the perfect farewell card for your coworkes. Perfect for any The Office fan! They will get a kick out of this Michael Scott Leaving card. It has a blank inside for your personal message and you can write some sweet words to bid them farewell.

  21. Meaningful Necklace
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    This beautiful gold jewelry is elegant, making it ideal for an everyday accent piece. The simple beauty of our statement necklace allows you to create unique layered necklaces for women which will match any style. Give loved ones a daily reminder to live their life with purpose and how special they are to you.

  23. Box of Delicious Treats
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    Look, we got all your favorites together! The Cookie Faves Tin is packed with 3 of our best-selling cookies to split, share or gobble down all on your own — all packaged in a reusable, display-worthy windowed tin. Contains 3 Compost Cookies®, 3 Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies, 3 Chocolate Confetti Cookies, and 3 Confetti Cookies. All cookies are individually wrapped. 

  25. Next Chapter Bookmark
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    Gift a charming bookmark with the inscription “Enjoy the Next Chapter” as a heartfelt gesture to encourage your loved ones to embrace life’s new adventures. Whether they’re bookworms or simply starting a fresh chapter in their lives, this thoughtful present will serve as a constant, uplifting reminder.

  27. Farewell Sign Board
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    Brighten up any office farewell party with our colorful, good luck-themed farewell card, designed to show your blessings and serve as an eye-catching decoration. Guests will love signing this memorable keepsake, leaving you with heartfelt names and personal messages that you’ll cherish forever.

  29. New Home Candle
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    Enjoy the refreshing scents of jasmine, cedarwood, and more with our 13.75 oz natural soy wax candle, designed to evoke the feeling of a fresh, empty house full of possibilities. With a 60-80 hour burn time and non-toxic ingredients, this candle offers an inviting ambiance for creating countless memories—a great gift for someone who is moving out of town as a farewell gift or housewarming gift.

    Trinket Dish


    A great gift for your best friend with the he heartfelt saying, “No Matter Where We Go, No Matter What We Do, You Will Always Have Me and I Will Always Have You.” Perfect for various occasions, this space-saving dish can be used as a ring holder, jewelry storage, earring holder, and more, making it an ideal and thoughtful present to celebrate your unique bond.

  31. New Chapter Wine Bag
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    Moving on to a new chapter in your life should be celebrated! But sometimes it’s difficult to know what to get someone, but you can’t go wrong with a bottle! This wine bag is a sweet congratulatory gift paired with their favorite bottle of wine or champagne.

  33. Gift Card
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    A gift card makes a great farewell gift because it allows the recipient to choose something they genuinely desire or need. It demonstrates thoughtfulness while providing a hassle-free shopping experience, ensuring your departing friend or colleague can enjoy their gift according to their personal tastes and preferences.

  35. Legend Beer Glass
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    This is an excellent funny retirement gift for a boss, coworker, relative, or friend. Great for a beer lover with a sense of humor. Each glass has an engraved leatherette coaster and great packaging ready to gift. 

  37. Long Distance Friendship Lamp
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    Maybe you’re lucky enough to live in the same town as your best friend. If not, it’s important to find things that keep you connected, long phone calls and Skype sessions, random texts to say hello. These lamps are another cute way to make you feel close when you’re far apart, even when you are in another time zone or don’t have time for a Facetime sesh. Each person connects their lamp to WiFi, and when one person touches their lamp, the other person’s lamp will light up. 

  39. A Digital Photo Frame
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    Love sharing photos? The Nixplay Wi-Fi Cloud Photo Frame gives you control over your images and the power to share them where you want. Gift this frame to your loved one and quickly email photos for instant display from anywhere in the world, anytime. Create & update different photo playlists easily and choose which frame displays each playlist, or send multiple playlists to each frame.

  41. Pinky Promise Bracelet Set
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    Pinky Promise Distance bracelets allow you to feel close to your best friend, no matter the distance. It comes with 2 Matching bracelets, one for each to wear as a daily reminder of your infinite love or friendship “One for you, one for me, I promise to be always there for you.” That’s Our Pinky Promise! The best farewell gift for your best friend.

  43. Friendship Keychain
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    This keychain is made from high-quality stainless steel and won’t lose its shine, just like your friendship. Although apart in the distance, you won’t be in your hearts. The perfect gift to say I miss you.

  45. Custom Photo Frame
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    This Friends Photo Frame showcases your favorite memories with your best friend while featuring a heartfelt message: “Side by side, or miles apart, friends are always close at heart.” This high-quality, uniquely designed frame makes a perfect gift for birthdays, Christmas, graduation, or any special occasion, preserving your shared memories for a lifetime and delighting your friend with a truly meaningful gesture.

  47. Follow Your Compass Bracelet
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    Compasses represent motivation and inspiration; they motivate a person to feel lost, give hope, and inspire you to follow your heart and your rightful path. Also, compasses always point North, a direction that symbolizes progress and betterment. The perfect meaningful gift for your coworker or teacher as going away, leaving away, farewell, moving away, goodbye, new job, retirement, promotion or graduation.

  49. Photo Collage Frame
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    A photo collage frame is a fantastic going-away gift because it allows the recipient to cherish multiple memories in a single, beautiful display. It serves as a beautiful reminder of shared experiences, fostering a sense of connection and closeness despite the physical distance.

  51. The Sip Classic Box
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    Nothing like champagne to say congrats, farewell, and good luck! Let’s be honest any day is a good day for champagne. This box offers a timeless selection of 2 classics and one amazing novel champagne that will be a hit for celebrating life’s biggest moments or just a nice relaxing glass at the end of your day. With this box, you really don’t need an excuse to celebrate!