Going Away Gifts that Say Goodbye with Style

Goodbyes are never easy. When someone you care about is moving away or heading off on a long journey, you want them to remember they’ll be missed. A lot. And you want to send them off with something special (to remember you by). Going away gifts can be practical or super sentimental, just make sure to scoop up a gift before the farewell. Here’s your go-to list of going-away gifts so you’re ready to give a sweet sendoff.

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For the Sentimental Side
Friends Long Distance State Coffee Mug with Quote

Here’s a cute way to feel connected with a friend moving to another state.

$18.95

New Beginnings Rising Lotus Pendant Necklace

Give a necklace that’s a sweet reminder that goodbyes are really new beginnings.

$62

Personalized Photo Name Collage Frame

A collage of photos is still a classic way to say farewell, and the custom name makes this one feel extra thoughtful.

$31.95

Custom Beach Bracelets

Matching bracelets are a way to feel connected when you’re apart, and these bracelets connect back to the beach with their stones.

$185

Personalized canvas art from your voice

Here’s a special gift that creates an art keepsake based on the one thing we often miss most — the person’s voice.

$75

Ceramic Coffee Mug

Choose a goodbye gift based on a saying that reminds your friend you’ll always be there for them.

$11.99

Not That Far Linen Towel

This linen towel is a goodbye gift that makes any distance between you feel a bit smaller.

$14.78

Music Box

If you’re looking for a sentimental kind of goodbye gift, this music box says it all.

$17.50

Silverware Spoon with Messages

You’ve known each other a long time. Let her know you’ll be thinking of her daily with these special silver spoons.

$14.95

Willow Tree Friendship Keepsake Box

Give her a hand-carved friendship box that’s almost as sweet as her.

$14.15

Create Your Own Instagram Photo Mug

Create a custom mug with your favorite Instagram snaps together as a photofinish goodbye.

$15.95

Lake Art: Wall Art (Single Layer) - 8 x 10

If there’s a special lake where you've shared good times, you can have a custom map made as a goodbye gift.

$58

Urban Gridded Jewelry

You can give her pretty earrings that grid out the city she’s leaving behind, so it’s always hanging close.

$40

Long Distance Gifts, State keychains

If your friend is moving to another state, these long distance state keychains make a cute goodbye gift. Add a key to your home so she knows she’s always welcome.

$25.99

Personalized Garden Stones

Engrave a stone with a special message or name that will make a lasting addition to the garden. 

$34.99

Best Friends No Matter Where Compass Necklaces

It’s especially hard to say goodbye to your BFF — that’s what best friend necklaces are for.

$11.96

Long distance relationship mug

The best goodbye gifts make the distance feel smaller, like this sweet mug.

$14.95

Mix Tape 1GB USB Memory Stick

Here’s a genius goodbye gift for anyone old enough to know what a mix tape is — so you can personalize a playlist for their farewell.

$20.42

Long Distance Friends or Relationship Photo board

Farewells are an expected time to be sappy, especially with a friend who knows pretty much everything about you.

$21.95

Pavilion Gift Company 61027 Wherever You Go Stoneware Mug

Someone you love is heading out into the world, so give a gift that wraps up a snip of advice you want to share.

$15.99

Always Remember Mini Fence Post Art

Good goodbyes come in small packages, like this mini print that packs big encouraging words.

$13.95

For the Next Home
Custom Nautical Pillow

Personalize a pillow with a silkscreened map of the current spot — as a goodbye keepsake they can bring to the next location.

$85

Home Plate Doormat

Make goodbye a little easier by giving a home base that he can count on.

$25

Personalized Pillow Zip Code

Send off your person with a zip code pillow of the digits that she’s called home for a long time.

$34.95

City Map Glass

You know your buddy is going to be missing the city, so give a custom map glass of the city that became your stomping grounds together.

$14

Rare Ganesh Lord of Prosperity & Fortune Statue White Finish

Consider a good luck charm, like sending her off with a beautiful statue of prosperity and good fortune.

$31.95

Personalized Cocktail Glass Set with Cedar Gift Box

You’ve shared many cocktails together, so send your friends off with a personalized cocktail glass set that feels as cool as they are.

$59.95

Beer Cap Map of Your Home State

If he’s heading out of state, here’s a way to ensure he’ll remember you all.

$34.95

Bedside Smartphone Vase

Here’s a goodbye gift that does double-duty — the device helps keep her phone charged and the vase can be filled with fresh farewell blooms.

$32

Play Ball Catchall

Set up his next place with a stylish catchall — a perfect goodbye for the big baseball fan.

$23

Round Candle Holder

She loves candles, and you hate having to say goodbye — so this goodbye gift feels just right.

$24.06

Engraved Glass Whiskey Decanter Set

If whiskey is their drink of choice, this glassware set is a classy way to say farewell.

$149.95

Avocado Tree Starter Kit

You’re not one for sentimental goodbyes, and this gift gives her a fresh start — and a way to make her yummy guacamole.

$20

For Adventurous Spirits and Silly Laughs
Inflatable Protective Travel Bag

Focus on a travel solution, like a handy protective bag, as a practical way to bid adieu.

$28

Personalized Wood Luggage Tags

Send the traveler off with a solid set of personalized wood luggage tags — that can handle bouncing through different airports.

$12.99

World Travel Tracker Map

Give a goodbye gift that focuses on all the travel that’s yet to come — with bright colors and flags to track adventures on a modern map.

$29.99

Walking Food Tours

Before the final farewell, give the gift of a farewell adventure with a walking food tour.

$50

Custom Stuffed Animal of People or Pets

Yes, you can actually create a custom stuffed animal of your person going away — and you totally should do it for the farewell party.

$79

Emergency Handbook Hidden Flask

Sappy goodbyes aren’t your thing, and this goodbye gift will set him up for any emergency awkward situation in the new city.

$19.95

Personalized Pocket Knife - Survivor Emergency Tool

A personalized pocket knife of emergency tools is perfect for the person who’s heading off to go travel for a while.

$36.99

Goodbyes are never easy, whether you're saying goodbye to a friend, brother, or sister. Make the farewell a little sweeter with the right gift. 

By: Jen L'Italien  |  Feb 22, 2017
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