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Personalized Farewell Gifts:
14 Thoughtful Ideas for Employees Who are Leaving

updated: May 29, 2024
14 Thoughtful Ideas for Employees Who are Leaving

In today’s extremely mobile society, it’s likely that some of your employees will move on from your company. Some will be relocating out of town or pursuing a different career while others may find opportunities at another organization. Regardless of the reason, it’s a good idea to have employee farewell gifts on hand. Giving a gift to departing employees is a great way to thank them and show your appreciation for all they’ve done for the company, especially if they’ve been with you for a significant amount of time. It also creates a positive and professional experience for those who are staying.

Here are some going away gift ideas to consider:

1. Food Gift Set.

Who doesn’t love a thoughtful gift that revolves around food? Send departing employees an appreciation food basket with some delectable favorites. The Charcuterie Gift Box invites recipients to graze their way to deliciousness with this box of crackers, pickle chips, salami and cheese.

Food Gift Set
Flowers or a Plant

2. Flowers or a Plant.

By giving a living gift, you can send a message that your departing employee will continue to be remembered. We offer several garden and plant gifts that are appreciated by many including our Modern Sprout® Shine Bright Take Care Sunflower Gift Set. This self-care focused gift set offers a botanical take on traditional gift giving. It includes a sunflower grow kit, non-GMO sunflower seeds, energizing facial mist, and a brightening sugar scrub.

3. Personalized Drinkware.

Our customized drinkware makes perfect personalized farewell gifts. For example, our 12 oz Vinay Stemless Wine Glass features a double wall construction for insulation of hot or cold liquids, Snap-on sip through lid and non-slip bottom. Other best sellers include:

Personalized Drinkware
Going Away Appreciation Card

4. Going Away Appreciation Card.

It might seem small, but a classy card with a heartfelt message can be one of the best corporate farewell gifts to give. When you have co-workers sign it, it provides an irreplaceable memento. For a little more fun, consider gifting Crestline’s InstaCake Appreciation Cake in a Card, which includes everything the recipient needs to make a cake with water, a microwave, and a few minutes.

5. Employees’ Choice.

To go one step further, consider setting up your own custom company swag store. Crestline can help you with all the details, and you can take the guesswork out of employee gift giving, both for going-away parties and other occasions throughout the year.

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Engraved Clock

6. Engraved Clock.

Looking for a great corporate farewell gift idea? Thank employees for their time with a beautiful executive gift like our Howard Miller Neogene Tabletop Clock. This handsome beveled glass tabletop clock has a suspended dial within the curved, beveled glass, black Roman numerals and tic marks, a polished silver-tone bezel, and a shatter-resistant convex crystal.

7. Premium Cooler.

Regardless of season, personalized coolers make great employee farewell gifts. Our Igloo® Seadrift™ Coast Cooler features MaxCold® insulation with 25% more foam to keep drinks and food cooler longer. Its dual zippered opening opens to a large main compartment with handy dual side pockets for water bottles and other belongings.

Premium Cooler
Gift Card

8. Gift Card.

Although it’s often a last-minute gift for everyone, gift cards never go unappreciated by recipients. Choose a favorite local shop or restaurant or cards to big box retailers or Amazon. To pair it with a lasting reminder of your time together, tuck the gift card into an debossed leather luggage tag or RFID cork phone wallet.

9. Cocktail Kit.

Corporate executives and employees alike will appreciate our Cocktail Kit, which includes a 25 oz stainless steel shaker, bar spoon, measuring cup and funnel .

Cocktail Kit
Notebook and Pen

10. Notebook and Pen.

We offer a wide variety of corporate farewell gifts including the Cranbrook Notebook & Pen Gift Set. This executive notebook and pen set makes a distinguished gift for departing employees and includes a notebook with 80 sheets of paper, a textured aluminum loft ballpoint pen and a black gift box.

11. Clever Desk Accessories.

Everyone can use things like the Temblor™ Speaker and Wireless Charger these days. With up to 2.5 hours of playtime and wireless capabilities up to 33 ft, this bamboo cell phone speaker doubles as a wireless charging pad when plugged in.

Clever Desk Accessories

12. Custom Wine Tote.

Celebrate in style by offering a Burlap Wine Tote as an employee farewell gift. Made from burlap material on the outside and neoprene on the inside, our tote holds a 750ml bottle of wine. Add a bottle of their favorite to boot!

13. A Cake.

It’s always a nice touch to bring in a large cake on your departing employee’s last day. Invite coworkers and colleagues to gather in the break or lunchroom to honor and celebrate with their colleague.

Self-Care Gift Set

14. Self-Care Gift Set.

Send off employees with a reminder to “take care” with one of our many self-care gift sets. Check out this Cozy Comfort Coffee & Blanket Gift Box that includes a 20 oz two tone insulated stainless steel tumbler, chenille fringed blanket, custom candy box with peanut butter cups, sea salt caramels, 3/4 oz of ground coffee and a card.

Regardless of the reason, be sure to say thank you to your departing employees with personalized farewell gifts. Crestline offers many options with low minimum order requirements and a variety of gift boxes that will be cherished by recipients.