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

Updated on July 7, 2022 Updated on Jul 7, 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 gift ideas to send them off with a smile.

  1. 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 from the oven. And a portion of the proceeds is donated to empowering women in need!

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

  5. 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.

  7. 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 a beautiful retirement gift.

  9. Succulent Gift Box
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    Need going away gifts for a coworker? 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.

  11. 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. The best gift for someone with a sweet tooth

  13. Stamped State Bracelet
  14. 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.

  15. 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. 

  17. 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.

  19. Beer Mug
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    This is an excellent funny gift for that hard-to-buy-for boss, mentor, or co-worker 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, and multipurpose glass holds a generous 16 ounces of their favorite beverage.

  21. Compass Necklace
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    It’s 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!

  23. 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.

     

  25. Mixtape USB Flash Drive 
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    Send them 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. Drag and drop your playlist onto the flash drive, personalize the cassette tape, and pop it back into its case. 

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

  29. 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.

  31. I Fu*king Miss You Mug
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    This cup is perfect for your best friend 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. 

  33. 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 best friend know how much they will miss! Personalize the mug with custom maps – the states, country, or province of your choice.

  35. 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 toward their dreams. The perfect gift to show how much you value their friendship.

  37. 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 instantly sending photos and small videos to their frame – anytime, anywhere. All you need is the corresponding free smartphone app. The intelligent touch screen also allows them to view photos conveniently, adjust brightness, and set to sleep mode.

  39. 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.

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

  43. 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.

  45. New Beginnings Bracelet
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    How about a lucky bracelet to send them on their way? The Lotus symbolizes 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. 

  47. Homesick Candle
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    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 call home. These hand-poured soy wax candles would be a perfect gift idea for their new home.

  49. 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.

  51. 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.

  53. 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 out 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.

  55. Willow Tree Friendship Box 
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    Artist Susan Lordi’s Willow Tree pieces are beloved by all ages. This keepsake box represents friendship and has the message” Forever true, forever friends” scratched inside 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.

  57. 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. A cute gift for a
    long-distance friendship.

  59. 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 features your state’s outline 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 will attract the curious.

  61. 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. 

  63. 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!

  65. 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 primary colors. You’ll see your team’s logo at the bottom when you’ve taken your last sip. They make a fantastic gift for the baseball lover who knows diamonds are forever.

  67. 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. 

  69. Carpe Diem Pouch
  70. 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 purchase a matching shower curtain for her new bathroom.