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Colleagues come in and out of our lives, and sometimes we have to say goodbye to a really special colleague. If someone you work with is heading off on a new adventure, you might be looking for something to let them know just how much you appreciate them. Here is a list of great farewell gift ideas for colleagues.
Farewell Gift Ideas For Colleagues
Funny Farewell Tumbler Mug
Sometimes it’s hard to say just how much you’re going to miss a favorite colleague, so at times we err on the side of humor instead. This tumbler mug is a hilarious way of letting them know just how hard it’s going to be to find awesome colleagues like yourself (in other words, just how much you’re going to miss them!). This 20 ounce double wall stainless steel coffee mug tumbler will keep your favorites drinks at just the right temperature, while reminding them of you each time!
Amethyst Beaded Bracelet with Ladybug Charm
Amethyst has been used for years as a meditative stone, and is known to enhance the immune system, boost endocrine function, and promote digestive health. This beautiful beaded bracelet is made from amethyst stones and features a lovely ladybug charm on it, which is a symbol of good luck. It comes with a nice message card that lets your coworker know just how much they will be missed.
Farewell Picture Frame
This picture frame is a great way to say goodbye to a colleague, and it’s nice to pop in a favorite photo of you and them together. The detail on this frame is gorgeous, and it is made from high quality wood with a handmade string twine heart design in the corner. The frame measures 11.8” x 7.9” and holds a 4” x 6” photo. It is a perfect way to capture a favorite memory and say goodbye at the same time.
Amazing Coworker Keyring
A nice simple gift, this keyring is a beautiful way to let a colleague know how special they are and how much they will be missed. It’s a reminder that they can carry with them daily, and it features a lovely message on a disk charm, along with a pearl charm and a heart charm. Made of stainless steel, this keyring comes packaged in a lovely velvet pouch so it is ready for gift giving.
“You Are the Best” Bath & Tumbler Mug Set
There are certain coworkers who really deserve a fabulous send-off, and this bath and tumbler set is the perfect way to do so! The gift set contains one 12-ounce tumbler mug, two bars of all natural premium soaps, one bath bomb, one 8-ounce jar of silk skin lotion, and a greeting card. It is truly such a nice way to let someone know how special they are, by giving them something that they can pamper themselves with.
This dainty little bracelet is a lovely gift to give to your favorite colleague who may be leaving. It is made of high quality sterling silver with 18K gold plating, and it features a beautiful charm of flowers and ladybugs. Ladybugs are known to bring good luck, and this is a great way to wish them well on their new journey. The bracelet measures 6.5” to 8.5”, as it is adjustable to fit any size wrist.
Hilarious Farewell Candle
This candle is sure to make them laugh, as you celebrate them leaving your workplace and moving on to other adventures. This 9 ounce lavender-scented candle offers a burn time of over 50 hours! It is made from 100% natural soy with a cotton wick and has a twist-on lid that you can cover it with when not in use.
“Bye Traitor” Coffee Mug
Are you teasing your colleague that they’re deserting you? Do you feel they’re a bit of a traitor for leaving the workplace? Well, make them chuckle with this hilarious coffee mug that sums up exactly how you might be feeling. In huge letters, the coffee mug reads “Bye Traitor”, and then in small print at the bottom it says “P.S. We’ll miss you”. A funny way to wish them well and let them know how much you’ll miss them.
By the way, here is our list of gift ideas for coffee lovers.
Cute Makeup Bag
This super cute makeup bag makes a great farewell gift for a colleague, and it lets them know that “work will suck” them. Made of 100% waterproof materials and linen, this travel bag measures 7” by 9” and is the perfect size to tuck into a backpack or purse. It makes a great gift that is both stylish and practical.
Thank-you Cuff Bracelet
If simplicity is what you’re looking for, then this understated, stylish cuff bracelet is a great choice. On the outside of the bracelet are the words “thank you”, and on the inside there is a sweet message about being proud of the difference they made. Simple and elegant, this bracelet makes a perfect farewell gift.
Usually, when someone is leaving a workplace or moving away, we want to wish them good luck on their new adventure. This farewell keyring lets you do just that, with a cute four-leaf clover charm along with a kind message about what an important role they have played in your life. It’s a gift that they can carry with them always, in memory of some awesome colleagues!
Funny Farewell Coffee Mug
Sometimes it’s just time to say “I’m outta here!”, and this cute coffee mug capitalizes on that idea. With a funny saying on the front, surrounded by a sweet, whimsical floral design, this mug is sure to make that coworker feel extra special. This mug is made of high quality ceramic and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
“I Wrote a Book About You” Keepsake Book
This is a very touching gift to give to that favorite coworker who has become more like a friend. It is a personalized gift where the gift-giver fills in numerous heartfelt prompts and questions, finishing with a beautiful keepsake book that they will treasure. You could also purchase this book and have a group of coworkers fill it out, which would also be a touching way to give this sweet gift.
Hilariously Rude Going Away Balloons
Are you having a going-away party for a colleague? You might want to use these hilariously rude balloons to decorate and make them laugh! They are cheeky and rude, so make sure your colleague has a solid sense of humor before decorating with these bad boys! But if they love a good laugh, they will love these balloons!
Fake Lottery Tickets Gag Gift
Are you a jokester that likes to pull some good pranks on those you care about? Then these fake lottery tickets would make a great gag gift to give. The pack includes 8 lottery scratch tickets that look very real and legit, and did I mention they are all winning tickets? They may not love finding out that they are fake, but your friend will likely get a huge laugh out of the prank!
Fancy Box of Chocolates
When in doubt, go with food! Most people enjoy a nice box of fancy chocolates, so if you’re wondering about what to get a colleague who is leaving, this box of decadent chocolates from Godiva is sure to be a good choice. Packaged in a luxurious gold box, they will surely appreciate this treat!
This candle has a simple message of “Thank you” written on the side in pretty, sparkly gemstones, which is a lovely way to celebrate someone’s contribution to a workplace. The candle is made of an all natural soy blend with a cotton wick, and has a delightful aroma of roasted chestnuts. A perfect way to thank that special coworker.
Willow Tree Thank You Figurine
Willow Tree figurines are gorgeous in their simplicity, and every original figurine is hand carved by artist Susan Lordi, and then every replica is cast from that original mould. This lovely figurine measures at 5.5” high, and is an image of a girl holding a bouquet of flowers. It also comes with an enclosure card that reads, “So appreciative of all you do!”.
If you have a coworker who is retiring, you will want to wish them well, and a great gift to give would be this retirement mug. Decorated with a beautiful floral design and a nice message about retirement, they will love using their new mug as they sit and sip their morning beverage and relish in the idea that they don’t have to go anywhere!
By the way, here is our list of funny retirement gift ideas.
Funny Sticky Notes
Is your coworker heading off to a new job? Wish them well by giving them these funny sticky notes to use at their new workplace. There are six different sticky note designs in each set, and this particular set says different positive messages. Mix up the workplace with some fun sticky notes, they will appreciate this humorous gift.
Desktop Zen Sand Garden
These adorable desktop zen sand gardens are something every person who works at a desk job should have! They provide a lovely bit of stress relief for you throughout the day, taking a few minutes here and there to pause and be mindful as you decorate your garden. This would make a very thoughtful farewell gift for a colleague, and it is something they can bring with them to their new place of work.
Starbucks Gift Card
Many people are avid coffee drinkers and enjoy a fresh cup of brew throughout their day. If your coworker is one of those people, then a gift certificate to their favorite coffee joint would be a great farewell gift to give. Available in various denominations, it’s a gift that is always appreciated!
Send them off to their new job with a stylish personalized travel tumbler. This 20 ounce double wall vacuum insulated travel mug is available in a wide variety of colors, and it keeps their hot drinks hot for 12 hours and cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours. It makes a great farewell gift, and the company offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee, which is nice as well.
Is your coworker heading off on a wild new adventure? Then, they may appreciate a gift like this compass keyring, to acknowledge the exciting times ahead! The key ring is made from stainless steel and features a compass charm along with a round disk charm with the quote, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you have imagined!” A wonderful way to wish them well on their new journey.
Scratch Off World Map Poster
Perhaps some traveling is in the plans for your departing coworker. If so, then this scratch off world map poster is an awesome gift to give them. This beautifully detailed map is colorful underneath the coating that you scratch off once you’ve visited that country, revealing a history of all the places they will be visiting on their travels! The flags of all of the countries are listed underneath the map, and they can scratch them off as well as they visit them.
Dear Boss Mug
If it’s your boss who is leaving the workplace, then let them know that you thought they were a pretty awesome boss with this funny mug. This 11 ounce mug is made from white ceramic, with the message printed on both sides of the mug, and it is both dishwasher and microwave safe. If your boss is a coffee or tea drinker, then they’ll surely enjoy this gift.
Hilarious Spoon Gift
Do you want to make them laugh every time they go to make their coffee? Then give them this hilarious spoon as a parting gift. It reads, “You’re awesome! Keep that sh*t up”, which is a great thing to read every day. Send them off with a funny gift that will give them a daily reminder of how awesome they are.
This portfolio case makes a lovely gift for a colleague who’s leaving, and it is something that they will likely get much use out of. The handcrafted PU leather case has a clipboard, document sleeve, zippered pocket, 5 card slots, cell phone pouch, business card holder, pencil or pen holder, and two earphone or cable organizers. It also comes in a variety of colors, allowing you to choose the color you think they’d like best.
“Work Will Suck Without You” Notebook
You might as well call a spade a spade – work is simply going to suck without them. Let them know with this funny notebook that says just that on the cover. The notebook measures 6” by 9” and has 110 pages of blank lined paper in it. A funny farewell gift that lets them know how much they’ll be missed!
Funny Friendship Candle
You take friendship pretty seriously, so let them know that they’d better not forget your friendship with this hilarious candle as a parting gift. This candle will make them laugh, and it smells wonderful with its combination of lavender, citrus, and woodsy scents. This candle is hand poured in the United States, and is 100% all-natural soy with a burn time of 50 to 60 hours.
Farewell Beer Pint
Perhaps you and your coworker used to enjoy an after-work pint every now and again. If so, then this farewell beer pint would be a fun and thoughtful gift. This 16 ounce glass has a quote on it that reads, “Congratulations on pursuing your dream of not working here anymore”! A hilarious way to say goodbye to a favorite coworker.
Colleague Farewell Jewelry Dish
This beautiful little jewelry dish makes a lovely gift to give to your colleague, with its sweet message of friendship printed in the center of it. It is made from quality glazed ceramic and measures 3.9” x 3.9”. It is packaged in styrofoam and a gift box, ready to give.
“Thank You For Being Awesome” Tumbler
No mushy stuff here, just simple and to the point: “Thank you for being awesome”. If that pretty much sums up your coworker, then this gift is a perfect one for them. This 16 ounce double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel travel mug comes in a variety of colors and keeps drinks hot or cold for hours, and doesn’t sweat like other tumblers.
“And So The Adventure Begins…” Necklace
This is another gift that is perfect for someone who may be heading off on some exciting travels! This beautiful 14K gold plated necklace has a globe charm and a second charm with one initial on it, choose whatever letter you need to personalize it with. It measures 18” long with a 2” extender clasp. The perfect gift for someone who is heading off to find adventure!
Cheesecake Factory Gift Card
This is a deliciously decadent departing gift for a coworker, and one that they will surely appreciate! A gift card to the cheesecake factory is sure to be a hit, and it can be used at any of the Cheesecake Factory restaurants nationwide. Treat them to a menu of over 50 different cheesecakes and desserts that they will love!
This is a neat gift to give regardless of where your coworker is headed once they leave your workplace. Whether they are planning to travel, study, pursue other interests, start a hobby, or anything else, this mini projector will help them to capture their new memories and enjoy sharing them with others. Or, if they’re traveling with small kids, the mini projector is great for watching shows.
Personal Water Filter
Does your coworker enjoy hiking or camping? If they’re an outdoor lover, then this personal water filter makes a perfect gift. The microfiltration membrane in this portable filter helps to filter out 99.999999% of waterborne bacteria, meaning that they will be able to refill their water anywhere and be safe drinking it.
Customizable Letterboard Photo Collage
Give them a truly thoughtful gift with this photo collage and customizable letterboard. The 19×17” photo collage has four 6×4 frames, two 4×6, and two 4×4, for a total of 8 different photos. Make a display of some of your favorite photos of memories and colleagues, then put a sweet farewell message in the centre. It is a gift that they will surely cherish for years to come.
Funny Desk Signs
This package of hilarious desk signs makes a great farewell gift for any colleague. With 30 different signs to choose from, along with two erasable blank boards and one dry-erase marker, it’s a gift that will make them laugh every day when they use it! The signs measure 5×5” and fit perfectly on a desk.
Novelty Tape Dispenser and Pen Holder
Does your coworker have a crude sense of humor (and perhaps do you as well?)? Then they’ll surely get a laugh out of this hilarious novelty tape dispenser and pen holder. In the shape of a cartoon character sitting on a toilet, this funny dispenser holds the tape in the character’s “arms”, while behind the toilet is where you store your pens. This makes a funny farewell gift for your fun-loving coworker.
If you have a colleague who is leaving the workplace, and you’d like to find a way to let them know how much you’ll miss them, then consider one of these farewell gifts. Some are humorous, some are creative, but all are thoughtful. Come back and let us know which one you chose!