Farewell Party Gifts

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Farewell Party Gifts
Giving gifts at a farewell party leaves a feeling of remembrance. (gift box image by leafy from Fotolia.com)

Whether you're hosting or attending, bringing a gift to a farewell party shows respect to the guest of honour. Different farewell party gift ideas range from traditional to practical, and keeping an open mind while brainstorming allows you the opportunity to find and present the perfect gift to accommodate your farewell.


Putting together a scrapbook highlighting some of your fondest memories with the recipient is a sure way to dazzle her at the farewell party. Scrapbook materials prove easy to find, and you can allow your own creativity to take over. Paste memorable photos, movie ticket stubs and other meaningful items onto the pages of the scrapbook. On the front of the scrapbook, add an inspirational message to convey such sentiments as "I'll miss you," or "Thanks for the memories." Other nifty scrapbook additions include original drawings, greeting cards signed by all of the recipient's friends and family, and gift tokens to act as secondary gifts tucked within the scrapbook.

Farewell Party Gifts
Assorted craft materials prove useful in creating scrapbook gifts. (craft a card! image by Shirley Hirst from Fotolia.com)

Giant Goodbye Card

With two sheets of construction paper measuring 24 by 24 inches and an assortment of craft supplies. create a one-of-a-kind card to present to your friend at the farewell party. Attach the two sheets to one another, edge to edge, to create a 48-inch-wide card that folds shut at the seam. Decorating the card with sentimental messages and colourful images adds beauty to it. Incorporate various photographs of you and the recipient, as well as all of the friends and family who will miss them when they go. This giant goodbye card not only serves as a handmade reminder of your friendship, it can contain a hidden envelope inside, containing gift cards, gift tokens and even money collected from all of the friends and family of the recipient. A giant goodbye card is a creative way to send a loved one off on a journey or a distant move.

Farewell Party Gifts
A gift card hidden inside of the giant goodbye card adds to the occasion. (Gift Card image by chas53 from Fotolia.com)

Thoughtful and Practical

The recipient of gifts at a farewell party may be going on a vacation, leaving for college or moving to a new location such as an apartment, his first home or out of state. Show interest in the recipient's journey by giving gifts accordingly. A gift basket containing bedding, kitchen accessories, bathroom essentials and artwork for the walls provides an assortment of useful items for someone moving into a new place. A packed duffel bag containing rolls of quarters, washing powder, bedding and assorted gift cards to eating establishments and grocery stores prepares a new college student for life in a dorm room. As a temporary farewell for a travelling friend, give new luggage, a decorative passport sleeve or a brand-new camera for her to take snapshots of some of her favourite sights while on the road.

Farewell Party Gifts
Cameras are high-quality gifts for people who travel often. (film-camera on camera-bag image by Andrii Oleksiienko from Fotolia.com)

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