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So you’ve got a loved one who is leaving. Whether it’s your best friend who found an amazing job abroad, a son you’re sending off to college, or a boss who’s going to retire in a few days, it’s nice to give them a farewell gift that says, ‘you’ll always be in my mind’. However, it’s not always easy to find the best farewell gift, or to be exact, a gift that they will genuinely like.
At Hardtofind, we are an online shopping platform that makes gift shopping easy. From our extensive collection of memorable gift products to a navigation menu that categorises gifts based on occasion, holiday, relationship, gender, and interests – we make it easy for you to find unique goodbye gifts and thank you gifts that you’ll never find anywhere else.
If you need to find an innovative gift for farewell moments, go to our navigation menu and click ‘Gift Finder’. You’ll then be directed to a page that will ask you to enter the giftee’s relationship with you (e.g., daughter, mum, husband, coworker, friend, etc.) and the occasion you’re celebrating with them (e.g., retirement, Christmas, birthday, or ‘just because’).
When it comes to finding the best parting gift ideas, there is no one size fits all. First and foremost, you have to consider the relationship between you and the giftees, their interests and personality, and what they require. Take note that your gift shouldn’t necessarily be ultra-utilitarian. Some goodbye gifts are simply given to help them deal with bouts of homesickness, as these will serve as a reminder of their old home.
Also, you don’t have to spend a ton of money to find the best farewell gift. A good rule of thumb is to make it as personalised as possible – this could be a gourmet chocolate box with a loving message, a cake topper, quirky slogan gifts, jewellery pieces and accessories with engraved names, or even candles that smell like home.
But if you want to take things to the next level, you may want to consider giving gift hampers, which can be a selection of the giftee’s favourite things. This level of personalisation and effort is sure to put a smile on your loved one. At Hardtofind, we have a collection of gift boxes for chocoholics, wine connoisseurs, cocktail enthusiasts, and perfume lovers.
In the past, the practice of giving a farewell gift was almost always reserved for intimate relationships. But in recent years, this is becoming more common in the corporate world, with companies providing corporate-leaving gifts for retirees to show their appreciation and respect.
Giving office farewell gifts to employees leaving for another company is also an excellent way for organisations to stay connected with their ex-staff who may decide to come back in the future after gaining meaningful experience in another workplace.
Whether you’re giving a farewell gift to your boss or colleague, your adult child who is going off to college, or your childhood friend who found her dream job abroad, your present should come with a message that perfectly encapsulates your sentiments towards them.
In the corporate world, farewell gifts also serve as a token of appreciation, almost like a non-verbal way of showing that the work they’ve provided is greatly appreciated. For this reason, if the employee decides to return to the same company, they will remember these moments of feeling valued and will look forward to coming back.
Meanwhile, a going-away gift that’s given to close friends and family can serve as a reminder to the recipient that the distance won’t have any impact on their relationship and that they will always be missed by the gifter. That being said, you may want to opt for gifts that can stoke happy memories, such as personalised framed prints and gift hampers that contain all their favourite things in the world.
But for someone who’s going to a foreign country (or at least far away from your home), a farewell gift can serve as a physical reminder of their old home, allowing them to bear the bouts of homesickness. This is why it is important that you find the most personalised going-away gifts rather than resort to mass-produced and dull products that don’t mean anything to the recipient.
To find the most personalised gift that will surely put a smile on your loved one, visit Hardtofind and select from thousands of unique products that you won’t find anywhere else.
As a gift-focused storefront, many of our sellers at Hardtofind offer gift wrapping for free. If you want to know which sellers offer this service, click the ‘free gift wrap’ checkbox on the category page to narrow down your search. And when you find the perfect farewell gift, don’t forget to select the ‘add gift wrapping’ option at checkout.
What are you waiting for? Shop now at Hardtofind and check out our carefully curated collection of gift products sold by hundreds of artisans, hole-in-the-wall retailers, and independent studios that aim to give the most personalised shopping experience.
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We've scoured Australia – and the wider world – for unique, exceptional products from independent craftspeople and manufacturers. And we've brought them all together on hardtofind.com.au. Through our website, it's easy to buy stunning sandals from Byron Bay; Paris-designed hot-dog rings and mugs with attitude from England – all through the one checkout and purchase process, all with the support of our dedicated customer service team if anything goes awry. Once you buy from us, the seller will send you your items directly, for that extra personal touch.
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