The Best Going Away Gift For Coworkers of 2021

If your coworker is leaving because of retirement or a new job, you might want to get the a gift to say goodbye in a meaningful way.

But shopping for a coworker can be really difficult (or really easy)…it just depends on how well you know them. Lucky for you, we’ve made this great list of going away gifts for a coworker. Read on to get inspired!

The Best Ideas for a Going Away Gift For a Coworker of 2021

Benchmark Bouquets Fresh Cut Flowering Fields Bouquet

Benchmark Bouquets Flowering Fields, With Vase (Fresh Cut Flowers)

Nothing says thank you like a beauitful bouquet of flowers. Plus, who doesn’t love receiving flowers? The Benchmark Bouquets Flowering Fields is a beauitful bouquet of fresh cut flowers. It even comes with a vase, so your coworker can easily store them. These flowers will surely put a smile on their face.


ThoughtFulls Pop-Open Cards by Compendium: Thank You

ThoughtFulls Pop-Open Cards by Compendium: Thank You — 30 Pop-Open Cards, Each with a Different Inspiring Message Inside

This is a great gift to give someone from the whole office. The ThoughtFulls Pop-Open Cards by Compendium: Thank You contain 30 different pop-open cards with an inspiring message or quote on them. On the back of each card, there is space to write a personal message. This way, every person in the office can write a message on a different card. Your coworker will love all the different messages they’ll get to read and how personalized this gift is!

These cards are in the theme of ‘Thank You’. But you will find all sorts of themes when you head over to the link. They’ve got ‘You’re Awesome’, ‘Carpe Diem’, and ‘Trust Your Crazy Ideas’ themes as well, just to name a few.


“Going Places” Compass Necklace

Baydurcan Friendship Compass Necklace Unicorn Good Luck Elephant Cross Necklace with Message Card Gift Card (gold compass)

Saying goodbye is hard. But it’s a reminder that the person is moving on to the next step in their life; and for them, that’s exciting! Get your coworker this “Going Places” Compass Necklace to remind them that this is not the end. Rather, it is a new beginning full of possibilities that they can control!


Hallmark Coworker Goodbye Card

Hallmark Coworker Goodbye Card (Easy to Like)

You can never go wrong with a card signed by the whole staff. This Hallmark Coworker Goodbye Card is simple and beautiful. It will let your coworker know how great they were and how much you are going to miss them. Feel free to stuff a gift card to their favorite restaurant for an added little gift.


Framed Farewell Guest Book

Katie Doodle Farewell Party Decorations - Creative Goodbye Card or Guest Book Alternative - Great Moving Going Away Party Supplies Gift for Coworker Men Women Adults - 11x17 Wall Art Poster [Unframed]

A step up from the traditional gift card, this Framed Farewell Party Guest Book lets you add signatures in a bigger way. She can frame this memory on the wall in her home or her new office space. This is a great gift that she’ll cherish for years.


Goodbye Coworker Wine Tumbler

Coworker Gifts for Women - Christmas Gifts for Coworkers - Going Away Gifts for Coworker - Coworker Leaving Gifts - Funny Appreciation, Farewell, Holiday, Office Gifts for Coworker - GSPY Wine Tumbler

This Coworker Goodbye Wine Tumbler is the best gift to get anyone who likes drinking on the go. Yes, it’s made for wine, but you could use this for any beverage. The best part is the message across  the front that reminds your coworker how great they were to work with and how much they will be missed. This tumbler comes with a sealing lid and works well with hot or cold beverages.


Engraved Ballpoint Pen

Free Engraving - Personalized Roller Ballpen, Ballpoint pen, Ball pen, Refillable Pens, Retractable Medium Refill Pen Black Ink, Custom Gifts for Men, Women, Classy Gift Box, Free Customization

This gift is super fancy and super cool because it’s customizable. Really, who doesn’t want a high quality pen with their name etched into it? The Personalized Roller Ballpoint Pen comes in different colors and allows you to choose exactly what you want engraved into the side of it. This will be a beautiful gift that is useful and brings great memories.


Funny Goodbye Composition Notebook

Well Shit Thanks for Leaving Me Here!: Going Away Gift for Coworker - Colleague Leaving Gifts Farewell New Job - Blank Lined Composition Notebook. Office Humor Journal.

The Funny Goodbye Composition Notebook is a great gift that will make your coworker laugh. This is a good gift idea for someone who enjoys writing or taking notes. Your coworker will enjoy using this gift to keep notes or write down their daily thoughts. You might even decide to write a message to them on the first page to tell them how much they mean to you.


Personalized 20 oz. Tumblers with Lid

Personalized Tumblers 20 oz. Rose Gold with Lid - 12 Design | Christmas Gifts for Women | Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Coffee Travel Mug, Personalized Cups with Name

A Personalized 20 oz. Tumblers with Lid is a great gift for a coworker who’s always hydrating with coffee, tea, or water. The extra large tumbler holds up to 20 ounces of liquid, so it will last them a while before they need to go for a refill. You can order it in several different colors and even include a personalized design to put on the front. For those who are extra thirsty, there’s even an option for a 30 oz. tumbler!


SimpleHouseware Mesh Desk Organizer

SimpleHouseware Mesh Desk Organizer with Sliding Drawer, Double Tray and 5 Upright Sections, Black

For the coworker who’s always organized (or the one who could use some help organizing), this SimpleHouseware Mesh Desk Organizer
is the perfect gift. It comes with plenty of room for your coworker to store their folders, files, pens, pencils, notepads, and more. It has a sliding drawer for easy hidden storage and 5 slots for papers, folders, files, and notebooks.


Retirement Candle Set

Congrats On Your Retirement - Congratulations Soy Candle Gift

Retirement is a huge milestone, and one that should be celebrated with gifts and lots of love. We really like this Retirement Candle for a brand new retiree. It’s made with 100% natural soy wax and this set comes with two candles, a 9-ounce and a 16-ounce. You can even personalize it with a message!


Funny New Job Key Chain for a Leaving Coworker

SEIRAA New Job Gift Coworker Leaving Keychain Good Luck in Your New Job You Traitor Keychain Goodbye Gift for Work Colleague (Traitor Keychain)

Sometimes the sarcastic, funny gift is the best one. Especially if you’re going to be missing your coworker a lot more than you’d like to admit. This  SEIRAA Funny New Job Key Chain for a Leaving Coworker is a great gift if  you or your coworker don’t really like to get emotional. It will show them that you will miss them without making them cry. Plus, it’ll be a useful way for them to store the keys for their next job!


Retirement Timer, Countdown, and Alarm

Cirbic Retirement Timer up to 999 Days, Countdown and Alarm (Retirement)

Some people work their entire lives just dreaming of retirement. If you’re coworker is approaching the big day, why not get them this Retirement Timer, Countdown and Alarm? They can put it on their desk or their nightstand as a way to remind them that soon they’ll be enjoying sleeping in, watching daytime TV, and doing whatever they want.


Under Desk Bicycle Pedal Exerciser

TABEKE Under Desk Bike Pedal Exerciser - Pedal Exerciser for Arm/Leg Workout, Portable Desk Bike Peddler Exerciser with LCD Display

The dangers of excessive sitting are real, and anything that can help prevent those dangers is a great gift in our book. Any fitness freak will love this Under Desk Bike Pedal Exerciser as a going away gift, especially if they’re moving to a desk job. This exerciser is a great way for them to stay active while they’re at their desk. It could also be a great gift for a coworker who is interested in getting more involved in fitness and working out.


Personalized Notepad

SIMPLICITY NOTEPAD - Personalized Custom Masculine Simple Professional Stationery/Mens Stationary Pad/Dad Husband Boss Gift

There’s just something so fun and personable about putting someone’s name on office supplies. This Personalized Custom Stationary Pad is a great gift for any coworker who is going a way. It will be perfect for them to use for writing quick notes, taking messages, or setting reminders. Plus, they’ll love how professional they feel with their name printed on to each note. No need to sign these!


Funny Jumbo Wine Glass

20 oz Jumbo Wine Glass Funny Good Day Bad Day Don't Even Ask

Any wine lover will love this 20 oz. Funny Jumbo Wine Glass. They can fill the huge glass with wine depending on the type of day they had. If it’s been relatively easy, they can stick with the first line. A terrible day, however, deserves the full 20 ounces.


Friends Photo Frame

Malden International Designs Expressions Picture Frame

They say that a picture is worth a million words, and there’s a reason why. Photos remind of us of some of our happiest moments with our favorite people. If you’ve got a great photo for your coworker, think about putting it in this Friends Picture Frame as a going away gift. This way, they will always be reminded of the great friendships that they made.


Fruit Infusion Water Bottle

OMorc 32 OZ Sport Fruit Infuser Water Bottle, Flip Top Lid & Dual Anti-slip Grips, BPA Free Infuser Water Bottle, Free Recipes and A Cleaning Brush Gifts, Ideal for Your Office and Home

Drinking water is key for good health and probably something that not everyone actually achieves. Help your coworker make their water taste better with this 32 OZ Fruit Infuser Water Bottle. This water bottle is easy to use and easy to clean. Your coworker will have so much fun testing out the flavors of different fruits with their water.


“And So The Adventure Begins” Mug

Andaz Press 11oz. Stainless Steel Camping Coffee Mug Gift, and So The Adventure Begins, 1-Pack, Birthday Christmas Outdoors Wedding Metal Enamel Campfire Cup

Moving on from an old job means a step towards something exciting and new…towards and adventure! Get your coworker this “and So The Adventure Begins” Mug as a going away gift that celebrates the new change in their life. They will appreciate this gift amidst all the emotion of having to say goodbye. It will remind them that they are making the right choice and that adventure awaits them!


Golf Club Pens and Desk Toy

Golf Club Pen Set Stocking Stuffers - Funny White Elephant Gag Gifts for Adults Men Dad Boss Coworker - Office Desk Toys Desktop Sports Games - Unique Novelty Cute Fun Mini Golf Course Putting Green

A good desk toy is always a great gift. They can help a stressed out worker relax and provide a bit of distraction from a hard or boring day. We really like this Golf Club Pen Set Desk Toy for any coworker who likes golf. They can take it with them to their new job and practice their putting for business meetings. The clubs are also pens, so it’s got a double function!


Stationary Kit

SCStyle 48Pcs Stationery set-32 Cute Lovely Kawaii Special Design Writing Stationery Paper with 16 pcs Envelopes

Once they leave, you may want them to keep touch. And even though emails, texts, and calls are faster, there’s nothing quite like a handwritten letter from a dear friend. Gift a departing coworker this Stationary Set so that they can keep in touch after they are gone. You might even by yourself one as well and write them letter #1. Don’t forget to include stamps!


Custom Gold Star Trophy

Crown Awards 11

Who doesn’t love a good trophy? This Custom Gold Star Achievement Trophy is a great gift to give a coworker who is going away. You can put whatever you want in the text to commemorate their time working with you. Feel free to make it a funny or sentimental award. Either way, they’ll love keeping it as a great memory.


Funny Goodbye Beer Glass

Bad Bananas Congratulations on Pursuing Your Dream Of Not Working Here Anymore - Goodbye Gift For Coworker Leaving Or Retirement - 16 oz Beer Pint Glass

Funny gifts are great for any coworker. They aren’t super emotional, but they’ll still mean something and get a good laugh. This Funny Goodbye Pint Glass is great for anyone who is moving to a new place of work or retiring. They’ll be able to use it as a drinking glass or as a fun decorative memory.


“New Job” Candle

Homesick Scented Candle, New Job

Getting a new job is really exciting, even if it means leaving behind your old one. Celebrate your coworker moving on to bigger and better things by gifting them this New Job Scented Candle. It smells like leather and cinnamon with notes of cedarwood, clove, vanilla, and Tonka bean.


Craftmix Cocktail Mix Variety Pack

Craftmix Cocktail Mix Variety Pack (Mai Tai, Margarita, Mule, Paloma Flavors) Skinny Natural Low Sugar Low Calorie Keto Drink Mixer Set, Home Kit For Parties, Liquor, Non Alcoholic Mocktails (12 Pack)

Any celebration deserves a nice drink. If your coworker loves a good cocktail, you should get them thisCraftmix Cocktail Mix Variety Pack. It comes with 12 different mixes that they can use to make Mai Tais, Margaritas, Mules, and Palomas. All they’ll need to do is stir the mix in with booze and water and sip away.


Under Desk Foot Rest

Foot Rest Under Desk (Comfort Guaranteed), Ergonomic Under Desk Footrest for Office or Home, Desk Foot Rest (Soft but Firm), Foot Stool Under Desk (Machine Washable Cover), Office Foot Rest Under Desk

Sitting at  desk all day is definitely not the most comfortable thing in the world. For coworker leaving to a desk job, you might want to get them this Under Desk Foot Rest. It uses an ergonomic design to deliver maximum comfort. It will be perfect for them and will make sitting at their desk that much more comfortable.


The Perfect Planner – Undated Agenda

The Perfect Planner by BK. Undated Planner for 2021 or Any Year! Weekly & Monthly Structures. Sticker Set Included. A5 (5.8 x 8.3) Gray Hardcover

Someone organized could always use a planner. And this is The Perfect Planner, so it’s got to be top notch. This planner is undated, so your coworker can fill it in however they like. They’ll love using this to plan their days at their new job or during retirement. It’s a great going away gift indeed.


Gourmet Chocolate and Caramel Gift Basket

Chocolate Caramel and Crunch Grand Gift Basket for Christmas, Holiday, Snack, Business, Office and Family

Nothing celebrates a person more than a gift basket filled with delicious sweets and treats. Any chocolate love will be amazed when they receive this Chocolate Caramel and Crunch Grand Gift Basket. It will show them that you care about them a lot. It will also help them get their daily fix of delicious chocolate!


Morris the Donkey Desktop Note Dispenser

Morris The Donkey - Desktop Note Pad, Note Dispenser and Pen Holder, for Memo, Notes, Block of 140 Blanks, Black/Red/White.

We are firm believers that you always need to have a bit of fun on your desk. Morris The Donkey provides just that fun. Any coworker is moving on to a new job at a desk will love using Morris to hold their notes and reminders. Not only will it be a fun addition to their desk, but it will also provide a great memory of the great person who gave it to them.


Foot Spa Bath Massager

Foot Spa, Foot Bath Massager with Heat, Bubbles, Pumice Stone, Medicine Box, Digital Temperature Control, Red Light, 14 Ergonomic Massage Rollers and Acupressure Massage Points, Fatigue Relief

We all know that working is hard. After working at your organization (or anywhere, for that matter) we’re sure your coworker deserves a foot massage. Why not get them a massage they can use everyday? This Foot Spa Bath Massager uses heat bubble vibration and 14 massage rollers to give a super relaxing foot massage. Your coworker definitely deserves it!


“Bye Traitor” Mug

YouNique Designs Bye Traitor Mug, 11 Ounces, Coworker Leaving Gifts, Goodbye Gifts For Coworkers (Black Handle)

Funny gifts like this are always perfect for a coworker who’s leaving. Even though it seems a bit mean, this sarcastic mug is actually a great way to show someone that you’ll miss them without getting overly sentimental. Get a coworker this “Bye Traitor Mug” as a farewell gift to tell them exactly how you feel…without actually saying it!


Coconut Home Spa Gift Basket

Draizee Coconut Home Gift Spa Basket, Luxury 5 piece Relaxation Set for Mom, New Mother with Bathtub Holder - #1 Best Mother's Day Gift Includes Body Scrub, Body Lotion, Shower Gel and More

Similar to the spa foot massager, this Coconut Home Spa Gift Basket contains five luxury items that will make your coworkers bath life absolutely amazing. They will enjoy using this great gift basket to relax. They can use it in their upcoming days of freedom!


I Wrote A Book About You: A fun, fill-in-the-blank book

I Wrote a Book About You — A fun, fill-in-the-blank book.

This is by far the most personal gift that we can recommend for a coworker who is leaving. If this coworker was a dear friend of yours, they’ll love the I Wrote a Book About You — A fun, fill-in-the-blank book.. This book comes with pages that you will fill with memories about your coworker. You’ll tell them all your best memories and favorite things about them. This is a truly sentimental and personal gift that your coworker will love before saying goodbye.


How We Selected Going Away Gift For Coworkers

Put Yourself in Their Shoes

What would you want if you were leaving behind your office? Thinking about something you might like to receive can help you get into the mind space for picking out the perfect gift. Some things are easy to think of, like goodbye themed cards or picture frames. But other ideas will require some creative thinking on your end. Luckily, we’ve done a lot of that work for you. All you need to do is scroll through our list of great going away gifts for a coworker.

A Balance Between Sentimental and Funny

Sometimes we want to get someone a going away gift even if we don’t know them that well. With coworkers, it can be difficult. It may be that you’re going to miss someone a lot but you don’t know too much about their personal life. With the gifts that we’ve suggested, we wanted to strike a health balance between emotional gifts and funnier ones. Both can be used to show how much you’ll miss them.

General and Customizable

When you don’t know someone on a deep level, it can be hard to think of what gift they might like. Any general gift like a pen or a mug can be customized by putting someone’s name on it or adding in some detail about work. These are great gifts for coworkers who are going away. It shows more thought than a plain object because it means you took the extra time to add something special just for them.


FAQs About Going Away Gift For Coworkers

What is a good going away gift for a female coworker?

Any of the gifts on this list could be given to a female or a male coworker. Gifts don’t really have genders, so feel free to get her anything that we’ve listed above. If you’re looking for a more specific answer, try thinking about her as a person. What does she seem to like or show interest in? Would she appreciate a funny gift or a more sentimental one? These are the kinds of questions you need to be asking to select the perfect going away gift!

What are some good inexpensive going away gifts?

Most of the items that we have listed are not very expensive. We understand that not everyone has the budget to spend a lot of money on a gift for a coworker. Generally speaking, things like mugs or cups aren’t too expensive. Neither are little trinkets such as key chains. Most books are relatively inexpensive as well.

When should I give my coworker their going away gift?

If your workplace is going to throw a party to bid you coworker farewell, that is the perfect time to give them your gift. If there won’t be any sort of send off, just give it to them on their last day! You might think they’ll be overwhelmed with things to do on their last day, so feel free to do it in the days leading up to that if you think that’s better. On the other hand, if you’re very close with this person, you might even consider inviting them out for a coffee or for lunch and giving them the gift there.



Shopping for a coworker who is leaving isn’t always and easy task. It’s hard to shop for a gift for someone who you know very well, so shopping for someone who you don’t know so well is definitely harder! That’s why we’ve worked hard to research and find all the best going away gifts for a coworker so you don’t have to. All you need to do is scroll through our list and pick the best gift for them. That way you can spend more time enjoying the time that you have left with them.

Abby Capella

Abby Capella is an English as a Second Language teacher who loves gifts. She thinks giving gifts is a fun thing to do and provides an opportunity to think about someone you love in a really cool way. She also (of course) loves to receive gifts.