38 Going Away Gifts That Will Send Them Off With a Smile

Updated on May 12, 2022 Updated on May 12, 2022
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    We all have good friends or family that move away, start a new job, or go away to school – and saying goodbye sucks! But, no matter how far they’re going, remind them you’ll always be there – with fun and thoughtful presents! Our gift guide has the best going away gifts that will send them off with a smile.

  1. 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, cookie haiku? A name, a date, an inside joke, an address—just submit your special message, and Celine Zhou will put it on these elegant, delicious, vanilla shortbread cookies.

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

  5. Only Good Vibes
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    Have you ever wished you could give friendship in a jar? Wish granted. Send her on her new adventure with inspiration. These jars are filled to the brim with colorful daily quotes. They provide simple reminders and words of wisdom to inspire them towards their dreams.  The perfect gift to show how much you value their friendship.

  7. Digital Photo Frame Filled With Memories
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    Leaving behind loved ones is the hardest part. So make them feel as if you’re still right there by sending photos and small videos instantly to their frame – anytime, anywhere. All you need is the corresponding free smartphone app. The smart touch screen also allows them to view photos conveniently, adjust brightness, and set to sleep mode.

  9. Goodbye Journal
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    Winne, the Pooh said it right, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” This matte softcover journal is what going away gifts should be – simple and from the heart. Add some awesome compliment pens and an inspiring travel coffee mug for a great gift set.

  11. Donut Forget Memory Book
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    This adorable memory book will help them take their most special memories with them on the journey ahead. Instead of a card, have all their friends and family write a special note in this book. A wonderful gift for a coworker leaving and a keepsake they won’t ever forget.

  13. Neighborwoods Map Coasters
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    People can be fiercely proud of their towns. So if your best friend is lucky enough to be in love with where they live, they will love these personalized coasters. The artist will make a set of four coasters representing the city; you can choose the location of the recipient’s favorite places, their neighborhood, or any other city landmark that will have personal meaning for them. In addition, each coaster will include the name of the city and the year it was founded. The coasters are made of cedar.

  15. New Beginnings Bracelet
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    How about a lucky bracelet to send them on their way? The Lotus symbol represents good fortune, positive energy, eternity, creation, and new beginnings. Jasper has nurturing energies to provide courage and wisdom. Hematite is known to create a protective environment. While Green Aventurine is known as the “Stone of Opportunity,” thought to be the luckiest of all crystals. 

  17. Homesick Candle


    Did you know that scent is the sense most closely tied to memory? These state-themed candles it’s also linked to geography. Like the landscape, each state has its scent profile that stays with you wherever you roam. Dozens of states are available so they can enjoy the scent of whatever state they called home. These hand-poured soy wax candles would be a perfect gift idea for their new home.

  19. Still Together Spoon
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    Was hanging at the coffee shop your favorite thing to do with her? This Still Having Coffee Together hand-stamped vintage spoon is a great gift to solidify your coffee dates from miles away. A unique gift for the now long-distance coffee date.

  21. Best Friend Candle
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    Does your bestie need just a sprinkle of snark in their lives? This 100% natural soy vanilla candle will fill their home with the unmistakable scent of cupcakes straight from the oven. And, a portion of the proceeds is donated to empowering women in need!

  23. Journey Bracelet
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    Say goodbye and good luck with this motivational friendship bracelet reminding them to focus on the incredible journey ahead, not the destination. Leaving can be difficult, but inspirational message bracelets transmit good vibes and inspire positive energy.

  25. Custom Face Pillow
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    Call it a gag gift or a gift of true love to celebrate your long-distance relationship – either way, a customized face pillow will ensure they never forget you (and will scare the crap outta their new friends). So upload a HI-RES image of your face and let the designers do the rest. Pillow comes in various sizes and is constructed with soft polyester fabric and a cotton insert.

  27. Not That Far Towel
  28. One thing’s for sure: No matter where they go, they’re going to need a dishtowel. So why not choose a thoughtful gift that’ll remind them of your friendship? A sweet (and useful!) sentiment for a close friend or family member moving away.

  29. Succulent Gift Box
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    Need going away gifts for coworkers? No problem! Here’s a fun and unique goodbye gift basket. Each succulent is hand-grown in L.A. and comes packaged in a premium gift box with a scented soy candle, colorful matches, and a cute gift card. You can also choose add-ons like a bright cactus keychain, compass necklace, or natural lip balm.

  31. Beer Mug
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    This is an excellent funny gift for that hard-to-buy-for boss, mentor, or co-worker who is leaving the company or team. It’s a great way to say goodbye, farewell, or commemorate they’re going away or retiring. This beer, pint, multipurpose glass holds a generous 16 ounces of their favorite beverage.

  33. Around The World Coffee And Chocolate Sampler
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    Send them off with a gourmet care package. Then, travel the world from the comfort of your kitchen. The ultimate tour of the world’s top coffee-producing regions, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Colombia, Panama, Brazil, and Kona. Experience chocolaty Latin American coffees, fruit-forward African roasts, earthy Sumatran blends, and everything in between. Bean Box handpicks coffees grown on the world’s finest estates and roasted to perfection by Seattle roasters like Fundamental, Slate, and Vita.

  35. Macrame Photo Display
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    Make your friendship into wall art! This wall decor photo display is a casual, artistic way to show off your favorite photos, pictures, postcards, memos, or artwork. And better than plain, old picture frames to help them decorate their new home. Gorgeous, durable, and eco-friendly.

  37. Willow Tree Friendship Box 
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    Artist Susan Lordi’s Willow Tree pieces are beloved of all ages. This keepsake box represents friendship and has the message ”Forever true, forever friends” scratched into the inside of the box. It is made of hand-painted resin and packaged in the famed Willow Tree gift box; it’ll have her feeling all the feels.

  39. Smudging Candle
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    This natural soy candle will help banish negative energy. Love Pink Candle was made to light up your enthusiasm and love of life. Includes Rose to inspire new hope, balance, and a new beginning. Jasmine, to amplify love and its purities.
    Amethyst – A stone associated with the crown chakra to help clear those negative thoughts and to help you discover love.
    Rose flakes – To help amplify the amethyst stone’s energy and evoke the power of its protection. Lavender – A symbol of purity to help you with the search for love and inner peace.

  41. Engraved Bamboo Pen
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    An elegant bamboo pen and matching case say you think they’re classy and environmentally friendly. Then have their name laser engraved for a personal touch. It makes an excellent farewell gift for colleagues, graduates, and friends – or even as a beautiful retirement gift.

  43. Long Distance Friendship Keychain
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    Keep the memory of your distant loved ones close at hand with a keychain you can share. Each keychain includes three charms (half of a heart + No Matter Where pendant + compass pendant) and is made from stainless steel, which means it won’t change color. Keychains come in a velvet gift bag, ready for gift-giving.

  45. Lovebox Heart Messenger 
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    Send heartfelt messages to your loved one — anywhere in the world— with this modern love note. When you send a message, the chunky heart on the beechwood box spins to alert them. Then, they open the box to read the message. Finally, they can return the love by turning the heart, which sends back a shower of digital hearts.

  47. Compass Necklace
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    It’s all about the journey because life is a series of twists and turns, with exciting discoveries around every bend. So let this necklace remind her to embrace every opportunity as she travels someplace new. Happy trails!

  49. Home State Mug
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    If your love for your home state is as strong as your morning caffeine cravings, Jim and Grace Alworth’s ceramic mug is just the vessel you need to hold both. Wheel-thrown and glazed by hand, it prominently features your state’s outline in 3D, screen printed with a native tree, plant, landscape, or iconic landmark. So celebrate your corner of the world as you caffeinate—but maybe brush up on some fun state facts first because this ceramic mug is sure to attract the curious.

  51. Family Photo Display
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    The perfect gift to remind her of her family, this rotating frame holds two 4×6 inch photos and includes two engraved sides. One is a family tree, while the other reads, “Like branches on a tree we all grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.”  Then flick the on/off switch on the base, and the engraving glows with a warm light. 

  53. Best B*tches Bracelet
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    These awesome bracelets are hand stamped with “Best Bitches” and are perfect for your partner in crime. Present them at her going away party and toast your friendship for the ages. BFF 4 Life! A great going away present for your best friend!

  55. Stadium Glasses
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    Will they be leaving their favorite city and hometown field? Calling a baseball stadium just a building is like calling the Louvre just a museum. A true fan’s ballpark is sacred ground, and these are true fan’s glasses. Each set of two whiskey glasses features an overhead map of an iconic MLB™ stadium in the team’s two main colors. When you’ve taken your last sip, you’ll see your team’s logo at the bottom. They make a fantastic gift for the baseball lover who knows diamonds are forever.

  57. Mixtape USB Flash Drive 
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    Send the, off with a retro mixtape, as they did in the “olden days.” The reinvention of the iconic mixtape has a pop-out 8Gb USB flash drive. Literally, drag and drop your playlist onto the flash drive, personalize the cassette tape, and pop it back into its case. 

  59. I Fu*king Miss You Mug
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    This cup is perfect for your bestie with a potty mouth. Even from states away, you can remind her that she’s missed every morning when she has her f*n coffee. 

  61. Personalized Postcard Pillowcase 
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    Deliver a special message to your loved ones in their new city every time they go to sleep. Your message will be printed on the left side of the pillowcase and “To” and “From” on the right side. A “forever stamp” has never been so timeless.

  63. Stamped State Bracelet
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    Send her away with a little piece of her heart on her wrist with this delicate long-distance gift in either  14k gold-plated, 14k rose gold-plated, or sterling silver. Then choose whether you’d like a blank state or one stamped with a mini heart, state initials, or personalized letters.

  65. Bye Felica Wine Glass
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    If she has a good sense of humor, then this funny wine tumbler will be a big hit and the perfect gift for a friend who’s moving away or changing jobs. Each glass is made to order – just for you. Bye Felica!

  67. Motivational Pencil Set
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    For a friend who likes to scribble the old-fashioned way, this selection of hot-foil stamped pencils will boost her confidence in a new place. In addition, the cheeky, motivational saying on each pencil uttered by the one and only Cardi B will give her a boost and a laugh! 

  69. Shattered Glass Ceiling Necklace
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    An original and inspiring gift for the girl taking a new job. The Shattered Glass Ceiling necklace is a tribute to all the women who have ever crushed it – the cracked glass symbolizes all the breakthroughs achieved by women past, present, and future. 

  71. Carpe Diem Pouch
  72. Nuff said. Organize your life with these inspirational and durable carry-all pouches. Available in three sizes and ideal for toiletries, art supplies, or makeup. Even an iPad if you buy the largest size. And if you want to be super creative, you can even purchase a matching shower curtain for her new bathroom.

  73. Dr. Seuss Inspirational Print
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    Oh. the places they’ll go! Send them off with some inspirational Dr. Seuss with an 8 x 10 print, carefully packaged and ready to transport. Then they can frame it when they arrive.