The­mat­ic gifts

Gift Ideas for Former Employees

Work­ing in a team, peo­ple often become not only col­leagues, but also friends. They know even per­son­al things about each oth­er, and the dis­missal of one of the employ­ees often becomes a real loss for col­leagues. Regard­less of the rea­son for the depar­ture of the employ­ee, the team in most cas­es wants to cheer up their col­league by pre­sent­ing him with a mem­o­rable gift. It can be both a gen­er­al present and var­i­ous sou­venirs from each col­league. The main thing is that the part­ing gift should be made from the heart and remind you of the best moments spent in a friend­ly team.


Leav­ing your usu­al place of work can be dic­tat­ed by a vari­ety of con­di­tions. Con­sid­er the most com­mon rea­sons for dis­missal.

  • per­son­al fac­tors. This includes every­thing relat­ed to the cir­cum­stances of the employ­ee’s life. For exam­ple, a dding, a move, the upcom­ing birth of a child, a state of health and oth­er sit­u­a­tions that are not relat­ed to the work­ing envi­ron­ment and the poli­cies of a par­tic­u­lar com­pa­ny. It hap­pens that a resign­ing employ­ee him­self gives his col­leagues mem­o­rable gifts from him­self.
  • Dis­missal of the chief. The most stress­ful option for leav­ing, it is con­nect­ed either with the fact that the employ­ee did not cope with the duties assigned to him, or he had an insol­u­ble con­flict with the man­ag­er. In this case, dis­missal from work occurs rather in a neg­a­tive way, and the task of the team is to sup­port a col­league, smooth out the over­all impres­sion of this sit­u­a­tion.
  • Job change. Often an employ­ee leaves the pre­vi­ous place when he finds some­thing more suit­able and cor­re­spond­ing to his needs. For exam­ple, a new job is clos­er to home or there are bet­ter work­ing con­di­tions. And the most com­mon argu­ment is that wages are high­er in a new com­pa­ny. But even leav­ing on your own is stress­ful, because the usu­al team is chang­ing. There­fore, it is so impor­tant to say good­bye to a col­league with dig­ni­ty, giv­ing him some­thing as a keep­sake.
  • Retire­ment. Such an argu­ment is ighty both for the resign­ing employ­ee and for the entire team. There­fore, in this case, a mem­o­rable gift to a col­league should be sol­id, reflect­ing the long-term con­tri­bu­tion that the employ­ee made to this com­pa­ny.

When choos­ing a gift from the team, it is impor­tant to build on the rea­son for leav­ing. For exam­ple, upon dis­missal due to an insol­u­ble con­flict with the boss, a solemn farell will be inap­pro­pri­ate.

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But words of sup­port and mem­o­rable sou­venirs will come in handy. Enter­ing a ll-deserved retire­ment already implies hon­or­ing mer­it and a com­mon sol­id gift. The main thing is that the retir­ing per­son remem­bers his col­leagues with warmth and joy.

Personal gifts

If a col­league has time to become a friend for employ­ees, then you can give him an indi­vid­ual part­ing gift. It all depends on the gen­der and age of the col­league.

Upon dis­missal, a young girl can be pre­sent­ed with:

  • phone acces­sories — from a fash­ion­able case to head­phones;
  • a cos­met­ic bag, a mir­ror, a beau­ti­ful wal­let;
  • jel­ry or a cer­tifi­cate for the pur­chase of per­fume;
  • self­ie stick.

The young man will need:

  • car acces­sories (if he dri­ves a car) — from a key fob to a nav­i­ga­tor;
  • cool gifts, for exam­ple, a run­ning alarm clock or a jar of invi­o­lable socks;
  • com­put­er acces­sories — from a mem­o­ry card to a wire­less mouse;
  • a mug with a fun­ny inscrip­tion;
  • vape acces­sories (for smok­ers);
  • cer­tifi­cate for vis­it­ing kart­ing or shoot­ing gallery.

A woman will be pleased to receive the fol­low­ing cute and use­ful gifts.

  • Fruit bas­ket. There you can put not only fruits, but also sets. It is har­mo­nious to add a bou­quet of flors to this uncom­pli­cat­ed, but pleas­ant gift.
  • Tex­tile acces­sories: nap­kins, table­cloths, tols, blan­kets. These are always nec­es­sary things in every­day life.
  • Inte­ri­or items: vas­es, paint­ings, clocks. Such a present would be appro­pri­ate from an employ­ee who was vis­it­ing a col­league and knows that he will har­mo­nious­ly fit into the inte­ri­or.

Men will be hap­py with fun­ny and at the same time use­ful presents: you can give an umbrel­la, a busi­ness card hold­er, com­put­er acces­sories, mugs, T‑shirts with a fun­ny inscrip­tion.

To make the gift even more per­son­al and friend­ly, you can put a com­mem­o­ra­tive inscrip­tion on the gift, engrave it, or add shared pho­tos (for exam­ple, print them on a mug).

If the manager leaves

It hap­pens that the team for one rea­son or anoth­er leaves the boss. For exam­ple, he moves to anoth­er depart­ment due to a pro­mo­tion, retires or leaves for per­son­al, fam­i­ly rea­sons. If the team has devel­oped a warm rela­tion­ship with the leader, then a mem­o­rable gift will be an excel­lent con­sol­i­da­tion of many years of friend­ship. The pre­sen­ta­tion in this case should express respect for employ­ees and empha­size the sta­tus of the boss. Con­sid­er the most appro­pri­ate options.

  • Expen­sive alco­hol. For a man, it is bet­ter to buy a strong alco­holic drink, for exam­ple, whiskey, for a woman, col­lec­tion wine, liquor is suit­able.
  • Leather items. Such gifts always look sol­id — start­ing from a leather wal­let or purse, and end­ing with a brief­case or even a com­fort­able leather chair. It all depends on the bud­get and per­son­al pref­er­ences of the man­ag­er.
  • Name engraved items. No boss will refuse a watch, a pen or a diary with his name. Such a gift can be con­sid­ered clas­sic and sol­id.
  • Will be a great keep­sake cer­tifi­cate to a SPA-salon, a sauna, a con­cert or a foot­ball match.
  • If employ­ees know the hob­bies of their boss, then an inter­est­ing solu­tion would be to present a gift, relat­ed to his hob­by. For exam­ple, you can give a set of com­put­er games or even vir­tu­al real­i­ty glass­es, a chess­board or a sewing machine.
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The boss will def­i­nite­ly like such gifts, and he will remem­ber his for­mer sub­or­di­nates with warmth.

In connection with retirement

When a col­league retires, it means that he can devote him­self to house­hold chores, fam­i­ly chores and his hob­bies. The team should present the col­league with a sol­id gift appro­pri­ate for the occa­sion.

  • Mis­tress it is bet­ter to choose a cook­book with recipes, where there is a sec­tion for your own notes. You can also please her with kitchen uten­sils, such as bak­ing dish­es or oven mitts. If the bud­get allows, you can even pur­chase a food proces­sor, toast­er, juicer or meat grinder.
  • For the needle­woman a book with a knit­ting kit (knit­ting nee­dles, cro­chets) is suit­able.
  • If a retired woman has house­plants at home, then you can give her the means to care for them. Or choose a beau­ti­ful live flor.
  • The samovar will be an orig­i­nal present for an employ­ee who has a large fam­i­ly. What could be more com­fort­able than drink­ing deli­cious tea from a beau­ti­ful expen­sive samovar with your chil­dren and grand­chil­dren!
  • If the employ­ee has not yet decid­ed on retire­ment activ­i­ties, then the team can give her ideas by giv­ing, for exam­ple, a sub­scrip­tion to cook­ing or art mod­el­ing cours­es. The main thing is to try some­thing new, and only in this way you can find an inter­est­ing occu­pa­tion for your­self.

For a man who is about to retire, the fol­low­ing gifts are suit­able.

  • Fish­er­man you will like fish­ing acces­sories, for exam­ple, fish­ing rods, a spe­cial suit, a bacweack, bite alarms, ice fish­ing kits. If the bud­get allows, you can even donate a boat.
  • For sum­mer res­i­dents gar­den tools are suit­able, for exam­ple, dec­o­ra­tive foun­tains, an arti­fi­cial pond or plas­ter fig­ures. An excel­lent gift would be a ham­mock (even a dou­ble one), you just need to choose from hand­made mod­els with which there will be no prob­lems dur­ing instal­la­tion. So a col­league will be able to relax in his gar­den, relax, and even sleep in beten coun­try cares. If the bud­get allows, you can even please a retired col­league with a gar­den swing. The main thing is that the mate­r­i­al is of high qual­i­ty, oth­er­wise there is a risk of injury. The inner child of a for­mer employ­ee will jump with delight from such a gift.
  • For those who pre­fer intel­lec­tu­al recre­ation, you can present board games — from chess to backgam­mon or domi­noes.
  • No con­nois­seur of high-qual­i­ty alco­hol will refuse a bar­rel for mak­ing home­made wines. Such a gift will not only look sol­id, but also pre­serve the taste of wine.
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Commemorative gifts for colleagues

It often hap­pens that a leav­ing per­son wants to leave gifts from him­self to his col­leagues in the shop. There will be sev­er­al options here.

  • Mugs. This mod­est and cute gift will nev­er lose its rel­e­vance. You can print the names of employ­ees or their pho­tographs on the mugs, or you can choose dish­es with sym­bol­ic inscrip­tions or pic­tures that are suit­able indi­vid­u­al­ly for each mem­ber of the team.
  • Sta­tionery. It is always a nec­es­sary gift in any com­pa­ny. In addi­tion, the stores now have a huge selec­tion of var­i­ous pens or notepads with an inter­est­ing design.
  • Anti­stress col­or­ing pages. A must have at work. They are sold in book­stores. You can accom­pa­ny these gifts with some mem­o­rable inscrip­tions for each employ­ee.
  • Anoth­er option is to orga­nize a farell buf­fet with for­mer col­leagues. Set the table and have a good time chat­ting.

Regard­less of whether the gift from the team is expen­sive or it turns out to be cute sou­venirs, in any case, for the resign­ing employ­ee, this will become a sign of atten­tion dear to the heart.

He will feel like an impor­tant mem­ber of the team and will remem­ber all the best moments spent togeth­er with now for­mer col­leagues.