38 Going Away Gift Ideas for a Friend to Say Goodbye in Style

If your good friend is moving out of town and you’re not sure what to give them, it may seem like a challenge. Do they want something practical like new pans? Something sentimental, like a framed set of photos? Something that’ll keep their ties in the area, like a T-shirt from the local football team? No matter what you decide to give them for their going away gift, we have it all here for you! Check out these 38 best going away gifts for friends before making your decision.

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1. Badass Affirmations: The Wit and Wisdom of Wild Women

In her newest book, “Badass Affirmations: The Wit and Wisdom of Wild Women”, Becca Anderson offers a toolbox for women to gain power and wisdom in their lives. Women have always been the architects of chaos and joy; they are our healers, creators, and warriors. This is a great gift for a friend who is about to embark on her own journey and needs a little reminder of the badass she truly is!

This book contains positive affirmations and motivational quotes for all women. It is packed with just the right amount of sass, a book every woman needs to own her journey! This book also introduces you to and reminds you of all the powerful women who have come and gone, along with bios and pictures.

2. Stunning Luxury Pen Set

Every person deserves the opportunity to engage in all of life’s pleasures and luxuries. This stunning luxury pen set is crafted in gold and black with a fine “Farewell” engraved on its case and on the pen itself. It is a perfect gift for those leaving for college, graduate school or a new career or home. Elegance is the first word that comes to mind when one sees this pen set. The gold/black tone has an appealing contrast that makes it attractive regardless of the occasion. The engravings on both the case and pen are both tasteful and edgy at the same time.

3. Waterproof Makeup Bag

This waterproof makeup case is made of 100% flax material that feels soft and durable. It comes in beautiful floral patterns and is water resistant. This is a great make up bag to gift as a going away gift. It is of high quality and is stain resistant. The saying, “A wise woman once said, I’m outta here, and lived happily ever after” is heat transferred on the side. The image is bright and clear! The pouch comes with a convenient zipper to ensure that you do not loose any of your valuables on your travels.

4. Colleagues Jewelry Dish

What do you get the coworker who has everything? As it turns out, they probably don’t have this. This beautiful high quality glazed ceramic jewelry dish is the perfect gift to send somebody off. The dish has the beautiful saying, “Chance made us colleagues but the fun and laughter made us friends”, which will bring tears of happiness to your loved ones face as they remember all the good times they enjoyed with you! They will cherish those memories for years to come with each use of this dish!

5. ANBAIHE NEW JOB Wine Gift Bag

This is perfect to accompany a bottle of wine! This gift bag from ANBAIHE is made out of the highest-quality materials and with its witty well wishes will show your loved one how proud of him/her you are. The gift bag has double sided printing, with the words “Pairs well with new job, congrats, so proud of you!” The bag fits a regular 750ml wine bottle or champagne bottle, use your imagination—you can put anything you like inside! Another great filler would be chocolates!

6. MLVOC Travel Pillow

Tired of neck pain caused by uncomfortable airplane travel? The MLVOC Travel Pillow has 100% Pure Memory Foam. It is comfortable, comes with a breathable cover, and is machine washable. This airplane travel kit comes with a 3D sleep mask, earplugs and a luxury bag that will help you sleep in peace on the plane! The ergonomic travel pillow with head pad offers superb comfort and support for your neck. Plus it comes with a luxury carrying bag that allows you to keep all of your belongings organized during air travel while making storage easy.

7. ANAIRUI Turmeric Vitamin C Facial Mask 3-in-1 Travel Mini Kit

Tired of your dull and dry skin? Don’t know what to do about your acne breakouts? Want an easy yet effective solution for both, especially when you are on the road? Then this 3-in-1 facial mask travel kit from ANAIRUI is what you need. This kit has everything you need to look and feel great! The clay mask will go deep into your pores and pull out the dirt that causes blackheads and whiteheads. The peel off mask will help with all those annoying black heads around your nose area. Lastly, the wash off cream cream mask will give a new glow to your face in addition to clearing any remaining blemishes.

8. SassyCups and so the Adventure Begins Tumbler

It’s time to rethink your travel tumbler! Forget the days of using inferior tumblers that have small openings and leak when carried on an airplane. A SassyCup travel tumbler with the saying, “and so the Adventure Begins!” will keep your drink at its original temperature for hours, even after you’ve landed. The tumbler is made out of 18/8 premium stainless steel and is vacuum insulated! It features a sweat proof function, so no need to worry if you are in a rush! The lid offers a tight seal, is shatterproof, leak proof and BPA free! This is a great going away gift!

9. Guajolote Prints Funny Novelty Memo Pads

If you’re feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or just a little bit lost in your life, look no further than these memo pads. Whether you’re living like a student who doesn’t know what’s going on with his college application anymore or just simply looking for some written encouragement to keep going in the day-to-day grind, these memo pads are an easy-to-use tool that will get your creative juices flowing. Each pad consists of 50 sheets of printed paper sized 4 x 5.25 inches and has a durable chipboard back. Each page is secured by glue at the top of the memo pack. A great going away gift with a little sense of humor! Each pad set comes with a quirky image and message, “Everything is fine”, “This is my life now”, “I have no idea what I am doing” and “I’m not even trying anymore”!

10. Amazonite Beads Farewell Bracelet

This stunning farewell bracelet is made of smooth Amazonite beads. These beads are said to be grounding and calming, while also promoting courage, hope and success. The delicate ladybug is a cherished symbol of good luck and of new beginnings! A symbol of a new chapter in ones life. The finish is glossy and shiny with just the right amount of sparkle. This makes a great gift for the one you love as they embark on a new journey in theirs lives. This bracelet measures approximately 7 inches inches and is finished off with lobster claws clasping to keep it closed when not wearing it. This bracelet comes beautifully gift wrapped with a card!

11. Stainless Steel Spoon with Messages by Boston Creative Company LLC

This beautiful stainless steel spoon is a perfect gift for any occasion, whether it’s a newlywed or that special person in your life. Made by Boston Creative Company LLC. On the left side of the spoon is an engraved message; “Still having coffee together”. It is made from the highest-quality materials; the spoon itself is 7 inches long and weighs 3 ounces, so it’s not too heavy for your treasured loved one to hold! A great git to send off someone you love—every time they look at this spoon or have coffee using it, they will remember you!

12. YouNique Designs Coworker Leaving Coffee Mug

The best coworker leaving gifts are often the ones that you would never think of. It could be a funny mug, a sticky note pad, or a nice pen. However, if you are trying to gift a hilarious gift then this coffee mug from YouNique Designs is the way to go. Your coworker will burst out with laughter when they see it and will remember you always! This 11 oz. coffee mug is made of high-quality ceramic and is dishwasher and microwave safe! The text is highly readable with the meme, “You are dead to us” highlighted amongst the text.

13. Katie Doodle Going Away Gift

This 11 x 17 inch poster by Katie Doodle is the perfect going away gift! It serves as an art piece with well wishes from everyone who wants to say farewell and a few spouts of wisdom around the printed words – New Chapter. It can be hung up as the perfect conversation piece, a delightful art piece for your loved one’s new space! The best part? it’s not a pencil drawing, it’s an actual printed masterpiece, which means that they can frame it and hang it in their new home! It also makes the perfect farewell card for a recent college graduate or a grad school student! Every home needs one of these!

14. CEDAR CRATE MARKET Lavender Scented Candle 

Let this remarkable 100% soy candle by CEDAR CRATE MARKET transport you to faraway places…to a cabin by a lake or a forest glade with wildflowers blooming around you. This 10 oz. candle is made in the USA with 100% premium soy wax and cotton core wick. Natural lavender scented soy candles are hand-poured by our artisan candle maker, using premium essential oils and natural fragrance oils.

You’ll love this soy wax candle, whether you buy it as a gift or keep it for yourself! Our lavender scented premium soy jar candle burns clean for up to 50-60 hours on its cotton core wick, so it’s great for use in your living room or den. It is a perfect going away gift for any friend, with its quirky message, “Our friendship is like this candle, if you forget me, I’ll burn your house down”!

15. Going away Key chain

The time has come. You have to leave your home. But what if you know you’ll be back soon? Whether it’s a temporary relocation or if they’re taking an extended vacation, this key chain is a beautiful way for your loved one to keep you close! Other uses for these include attaching them to gifts, or keeping them with loved ones when they’re in the hospital. This key chain is made out of stainless steel and comes presented in a beautiful dainty gift box. It has two attachments that are engraved with, “Thank you” and “May you be proud of the work that you do, the person you are and the difference you make”.

16. Funny Adult Coloring Book

This funny adult coloring book is perfect for the person in your life who loves to decompress from their daily routine by unwinding with a good book and some coloring pencils. It’s got a little something for everyone—expectant moms and dads, newlyweds, non-parents, single people, and new parents. A great gift idea for any occasion, it has lots of activities to keep the creative juices flowing! “When Life Gets Complicated, I Wine” is a funny adult coloring book that makes for a fun way to take some time off during stressful times. This 32-page coloring book is filled with quirky comments and delightful images.

17. Chronicle Books On-The-Go Amusements: 50 Cool Things to Do in The Car

People always say time flies when you’re having fun. But what about when you’re stuck in the car with your family, driving across the country? How can one actually have fun on the move? Fortunately, Chronicle Books has come up with 50 cool games anyone can play in a car—in the backseat, on the dashboard, and even at gas stations. They range from silly to seriously educational. The petite tin is the perfect size to put in hand luggage and is a great conversation piece! It is also a great way for your loved one to meet new people whilst traveling.

18. Custom Zippo Lighter

A gift that makes a lasting impression! Imagine the look on your friend’s face when they open their Zippo lighter and they see how it has been personalized just for them! A tool that will always be there for them to light up a cigarette or a campfire and is sure to make it the gift of choice for anyone who is embarking on a new journey in their lives. Customized with your personal image or logo, this lighter will make the perfect present! It’s windproof, refillable and a great going away gift, too! What could be more perfect?

19. CL CARBONLIFE Carbon Fiber Wallet Money Clip

It’s time to say goodbye to bulky wallets and switch to a sleeker, more professional looking money clip. This carbon fiber wallet is lightweight and strong, so it won’t take up much room in your pocket or start creasing at the corners. You won’t have to worry about stretching or fraying, either. The wallet clip’s slim carbon fiber design means you’ll be able to fit more into it and travel with a lighter load, great for someone always on the go. This money clip is produced by CL CARBONLIFE and made out of 100% real carbon fiber with a stylish black finish!

20.Starument Portable Hand Vacuum Cleaner

This lightweight and cordless hand vacuum cleaner from STARUMENT is the most efficient way to go. It is capable of withstanding your tough cleaning demands thanks to its powerful suction. With its cordless design, you can quickly clean up areas on the go without having to worry about connecting a power plug or tangled extension cords. The portable design is perfect for smaller spaces, as it can be stowed away easily and taken along during your travels.

It is made from a durable and long-lasting plastic material that is also lightweight, which makes it easier to maneuver. It has a standard usage time of 20 minutes but with its quick charging feature you’ll be up and at it in no time! It comes with a washable dust filter and has an adjustable nozzle for you to be able to get into those tight spaces. This is a handy gift for anyone stepping out on there own who enjoys traveling but always having a neat and dust free space!

21. Going away picture frame

This is a great idea for anyone who wants to tell an important person in their life that they love them. This little piece of art can be displayed on any surface, as it’s made with wood and glass. And best of all, this frame comes pre-assembled! It has a heart felt quote embossed on the frame, “I love you more than the miles between us”. This frame is a loving reminder to your loved one of the times you shared together. It can be hung up on the wall or stand up on its own easel.

22. YOREPEK Backpack

Going on a trip? You need an extra large travel backpack to bring your essential items and gear around with you. This 50 L travel backpack is produced by YOREPEK and comes with 20 independent pockets where both large and small items can be stored. It is the perfect bag for college students with its many hidden pockets that can accommodate college supplies, travel accessories and other essentials. It is also great for transporting a laptop.

This backpack is TSA approved, allowing for fast check in and out at any airport. It is practical and convenient, with an external USB port with set-in charging cables. This back pack is made out of high density nylon, which has a higher tear and water resistance!

This bag also features a U-shaped three-dimensional ventilation design to assist with air convection, ventilation and heat elimination. This, along with its comfortable and wide breathable mesh shoulder straps, makes it the perfect back pack for anyone going on a journey!

23. NEOVIVID Thoreau’s Go Confidently Quote Engraved Compass with Stamped Leather case

This compass from NEOVIVID is a great gift for someone who values the simple things in life and loves to plan adventures. A solid brass compass within a stamped leather case and an inspiring quote from Thoreau can be a great way to show someone that you care about them. It also makes an excellent gift for a traveler because it will make sure they have what they need when exploring the world—a way to find their way back home!

The quote reads, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you have imagined”. This is a great gift for that special someone who is heading off to college and needs some bearings in their life. A unique and thoughtful gift all round!

24. Skechers Women’s D’Lites Memory Foam Lace-up Sneaker

The Skechers Women’s D’Lites Memory Foam Lace-up Sneaker is the perfect shoe if you want to avoid achy feet. With its Memory Foam insole and compression-molded EVA mid-sole, this sneaker will give your feet all the cushioning they need. This model features an easy slip-on design with a flexible sole for indoor and outdoor wear.

The flexible sole with bar traction offers comfort and durability. The Memory Foam insole helps disperse impact to help relieve foot pain. The synthetic out-sole offers excellent traction on a variety of surfaces—indoor or outdoor use. Flexible out-sole for added flexibility and durability. You can choose from different colors to find your favorite look!

25. Farewell Makeup Mirror

Are you looking for a thoughtful, go-to gift for your co-worker who’s moving on to greener pastures? Look no further! This compact mirror is the perfect-sized gift to take anywhere!
With 1 magnifying mirror and 1 regular mirror, this set offers all the tools necessary for flawless makeup application. And with a handsomely engraved message of, “good luck finding better co-workers than us”, your departing friend will have all the luck she needs in her new office. It is sure to bring a smile to her face every time she uses it!

26. Inspirational Wall Plaque

A gift to inspire courage, determination and hope. This wall plaque from KAUZA is that gift. With a beautiful inspirational message, “Always remember you are braver than you think, stronger than you seem and loved more than you know”. This inspirational quote will encourage your loved one to stay optimistic and courageous.

It will also serve as a reminder that they are brave in spite of their circumstances. These words can be a reminder to those at home and an encouragement for those who have left their life behind for adventure or work. These words will make the perfect gift for anyone who needs a little strength.

Made out of high-quality materials and engraved with laser technology, this gift will look great on any wall. This plaque also comes with four different multi-colored inserts that can be used to change the color of the writing shown on the plaque. A simple yet elegant gift that will boost your loved one’s spirits in times of need.

27. Hilife Handheld Garment Steamer

The HILIFE hand-held garment steamer is a manual garment steamer for home use or for people on the move. This garment steamer provides effective heat evenly and quickly to minimize wrinkles from clothing or curtains. It is convenient and easy to use—with its compact body sized for your hand, as well as energy saving features, this garment steamers is great for personal use at an affordable price. It’s highest speed setting will remove wrinkles within 5 seconds without damaging clothes or fabric while the lowest settings are suitable for delicate fabrics such as silk. It is high powered, with 700W of strong penetrating power.

28. Success and Inspiration Jar

This jar, which contains only good vibes to promote success, is a great way of keeping your positive attitude alive. It is a playful, inspirational way to encourage all those around you as well. The high-quality paper with quotes on it will give you all the motivation you need on your day-to-day journey. It is a nice addition to your home or office and will put a smile on the faces of all your friends and family. A little piece of positivity to kick start your day.

29. LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs Gift Set

Bath Bombs are like a party in the bath tub! These fizzies from LifeAround2Angels are relaxing, therapeutic, moisturizing and FUN! You will have such a great time. This colorful assortment of twelve USA Made bath fizzies, with 12 irresistible scents and 12 stress relieving and mood uplifting aromatherapy experiences is the perfect way to indulge and pamper yourself whereever you are! Fizzies are no joke! You’ll get a boost of energy and a healthy glow as you soak. They come individually wrapped and will make the perfect gift for any one. They are made with all natural ingredients, so there is no need to worry about staining your tub! These fizzies do not harm the environment.

30. Portable Travel Toothbrush Holder

A portable travel toothbrush holder to accompany you anytime and anywhere. This toothbrush and toothpaste holder set is a good way to maintain your health and number of oral diseases. Made of environmentally friendly PP material, it is durable and not easily stained thanks to its matte texture. It is convenient to carry, as it a portable size and is lightweight, easily fitting into your travel bag or handbag. This holder features wet and dry separation.

You can keep your toothbrush clean while the remaining toothpaste remains moist in a cup so you will have a fresh feeling after brushing your teeth every day. The toothpaste cup is separated from the toothbrush compartment to ensure cleanliness at all times. This set consists of a 4-in-1 storage container that can be used for toothbrushes, toothpaste and a comb, at home or on any trip.

31. Matein Electronics Travel Organizer

If you are traveling or just like to be prepared, then you’ll want to check out the Matein Electronics Travel Organizer. It is a water resistant travel accessory case that has 2 layers of protection and can protect all your accessories from bumps and scratches. This makes it perfect for any adventurous man or woman on the go who wants to be prepared for anything.

This organizer also has 3 pockets inside of its sturdy exterior, so it’s easy to organize cords, chargers, ear buds, headphones, or any other bulky electronics devices, with large zipper mesh pockets suitable for iPad mini. This durable, waterproof case is designed to keep your valuable accessories safe while traveling. It is made out of waterproof and shock proof top-quality nylon.

This is definitely a piece of tech you do not want to be without, so pick one up today! This case is the ideal case for traveling; it is compact and portable and measures 10.5 X 7.75 X 3.5 inches. This case fits perfectly in any backpack! This case also features a sturdy handle that allows for an easier experience for carrying and handling.

32. Kobi & Knight Travel Cigar Humidor with Hygrometer

The Kobi & Knight Travel Cigar Humidor with Hygrometer is a model that’s been designed with cigar smokers in mind. It’s a smaller model that can contain around six of your favorite cigars at any given time, but it boasts an airtight seal and a specially calibrated hygrometer that’ll allow you to maintain the perfect humidity levels for those cigars.

Made from ABS plastic, the material the humidor is made out of will be difficult for corrosion to create dents in, which can happen often with similar humidors made from aluminum or steel.

The Kobi & Knight Humidor will be able to keep your cigars safe while they’re on the go, this case is waterproof up to 108ft, dust proof, shockproof and crush proof! This is a gift ready to impress and a great going away present for someone who has left a positive impression in your life.

33. Kindle Oasis

Kindle Oasis is now the smartest, most advanced Kindle ever, with a thinner and lighter design that still features our world-famous Kindle features. Our all-new adjustable warm light evenly illuminates the screen for easier reading in any setting—day or night. Kindle Oasis is also the first waterproof (IPX8) Kindle, so you can read in even more places.

You’ll be able to listen to Audible audiobooks while in the bathtub or swim without fear of water damage thanks to a new Audible feature available exclusively on the Oasis. The Kindle Oasis includes an impressive, largest-screen display and built-in Audible so you can seamlessly switch between reading and listening to your story. With a thinner and lighter design, Kindle Oasis fits comfortably in your hand while still delivering all the benefits of our largest, easiest-to-use display.

34. Portable Stainless Steel Flatware Set

If you’re concerned about the quality of your eating utensils, then this might be just what you and your family need. This set is made from high-quality stainless steel that is not only food safe but durable. And if you’re looking for a set that’s eco-friendly, green, and portable to boot, then these are perfect for you!

They are lightweight and can be rolled up so they take up less space than a typical silverware set. Plus, it includes everything you need to eat: forks, knives, spoons! You can even get this as a gift for someone who loves getting out there into nature or traveling often so they’ll never have to worry about finding their own travel utensils again.

This is an 8 piece portable utensil set with a case that includes a dinner knife, dinner spoon, dinner fork, chopsticks, cleaning brush, straight straw and a bent straw. This is a great set for at home use or for any one on the go and is especially great for any camper. A definite must have for any traveler!

35. Master Lock Padlock

This is the perfect luggage lock for anyone who travels a lot. It’s TSA compliant and has a durable design that’s sure hold up against just about anything you throw at it. Plus, the travel-friendly size allows you to store this lock in your suitcase or backpack without taking up too much space.

This baggage padlock doesn’t require any tools, strong tension, or masterful skills to install yourself. This small lock has enhanced security and is great for anyone traveling with expensive equipment. It has a 4-dial combination for a key-less experience and can conveniently be reset. The body of this lock is metal and the heavy duty shackle is steel. The dimensions of this lock are 1-5/16 in. wide lock body; 1/4 in. diameter shackle with 1-7/8 in. length, 7/8 in. width.

36. CERA+ Portable Espresso Maker

Here’s a great product that helps you make coffee “on the go”. This is a great machine from CERA+ for those who are looking for something that is portable, easy to use and convenient. The design of this appliance makes it ideal for a single person or if you want to share with someone else, but it does not require an espresso machine on site.

The design makes the product extremely practical and compact. This delightful little espresso maker is the smallest and lightest electric machine on the market! With its featured ceramic heat technology, this little gem will brew you a hot (80℃/176℉) cup of espresso in 3-4 minutes! It takes 1-2 minutes to heat water if you would just like a quick cup of H2O. The stainless steel water tank can hold a maximum volume of between 50-80 ml.

This machine can be easily charged via a USB-C connector and comes with a protective carrying case, making this a multi-functional travel coffee kit! It is easy to carry around and is ideal for brewing coffee on the go! The durable EVA case can hold up to 10 mini pods of a coffee grinder. This type of brewing is simple and as quick as the push of a button!

37. NANAMI Upgrade Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds IPX7

If you’re bored of the old earphone jack and enjoy listening to music without the hassle of wires getting in your way on long runs, workouts or on the go, then these headphones are for you! They’re incredibly light weight and completely wireless. These headphones come with an upgraded Bluetooth 5.0 technology and an advanced QCC3003 chip.

These headphones from NANAMI provide you with faster pairing and a more stable connection for up to 12 hours of play time! This is due to the 130mAh polymer lithium battery, which will allow you to listen to music and make calls all hands free. With this headset you are spoiled with a richer, deeper bass, as well as high fidelity and ultra-clear sound.

The MEMS microphone will cancel out any background noise and provide you with a clearer voice during calls. They are high level headphones with IPX7 waterproof and sweat-proof technology. The lightweight neckband allows for ultimate comfort and is exquisitely designed! It is easy and convenient to use via the control buttons.

38. Bluetooth Earbuds Cleaning Pen

The Bluetooth headset cleaner from Anevna has a hidden design at both ends! The headset cleaner combines a fluffy pen holder and a metal nib into one smart device! This cleaning pen incorporates the metal nib of the pen, which will easily clean up stubborn residues and ensure that your devices—Bluetooth headset, keyboard or mouse—are clean and tidy! It is also equipped with a high-density fine bristled brush that cleans up debris effortlessly! This is a handy and nifty gift for anyone on the go who values cleanliness!



Few Final Words of Wisdom

Having to say goodbye to a friend can often be difficult. So, it is important to remember that you are not only saying goodbye to a person, but also to all of the memories that have been made together—and it can be hard not to get emotional about it.

We hope this list made it easier to find a farewell gift that can fit any friend and/or situation.

Furthermore, if you have any suggestions or additions to this list we would love to hear them in the comments section down below! Thank you for reading and have a great day!

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