Original Going Away Gifts for Friends

Nothing lasts forever. Sadly, it’s a part of life that escapes our control. On the other hand, it’s what makes life all the more beautiful. A constant carousel of moments that come and go as fleetly as they came. And in an evermore connected and globalized world, we’ve all had moments in which we’ve had to say goodbye to dear friends moving away. It’s not easy but it makes you value what’s most important in friendship.

However, don’t forget that it can be equally rough, or rougher, for friends moving away. Why not get them a little something that will make their new chapter in life more bearable? Giving going away gifts for friends moving can really make a difference when it’s time for them to leave. Show them you care by getting them something they can use, or something that they can look at and remember you fondly.

For today’s feature we’ve put together a small list of going away gift ideas for you to celebrate your friendship and say “see you soon” in the warmest of ways.

Gifts for ideas for friends moving away

A framed picture of you together

Classics never go out of style. For this first going away gift idea we suggest you get a framed photo print of you together. Go through your social media accounts, your phone and camera and find the perfect picture of you. All you have to do then is to get it printed at your local print shop and frame it. It’s as simple as that, but your friends will have something that will remind them of you, and a little detail to make their new home cozier.


A unique star map of your first or last day together

If you’re looking to give your friend moving away a sentimental gift that will make him or she think of you when they miss you, we have an extraordinary proposal for you. Get one of Under Lucky Star’s unique and beautifully designed star maps to honor your friendship and all the good times you’ve enjoyed together. These maps truly make for unique going away gifts, as they picture the position of the stars at a specific time and place. Why not immortalize your goodbye, or the day you met, with a unique star map to make your adieu unforgettable?

These beautiful framed star maps are available in different formats and are completely customizable with different colors, map shapes, sizes, and personalized messages. Furthermore, and catering to the more practical-minded types, Under Lucky Stars also offer their star maps as phone cases. Since no one leaves home without their phone anymore, this is a great way to stay close to your going away friend’s heart. They’ll remember you every time they reach in their pocket to answer a call or send a text.


Throw a surprise going away party

Sometimes the best gifts aren’t objects but rather experiences. Nothing says “We’ll miss you” more than throwing your friends moving away a surprise party with all the people they care about the most. Besides, this is a great way of commemorating your goodbye by remembering and sharing all those good times you spent together! And if you want to go the extra mile, you can always come up with a goodbye speech that will make your friend going away feel truly special.

Give them a housewarming gift

One of the hardest things about moving to a new place is, without any doubt, settling in and feeling at home in a new environment. Breaking the ice at a new apartment or house can feel very impersonal and bittersweet at times. If you have a friend going away, it can be nice to help them adjust to their new place. We therefore suggest giving them a housewarming gift that will make them remember you and also help them put down their roots. Just make sure you give them something fit for traveling!

A few ideas that can be easily packed: a fancy scented candle (nothing evokes feelings of warmth like a candle!), a stylish keychain for their new set of keys, an original cookbook with local recipes that will remind them of home, or the other way around, a cookbook with traditional recipes of their new place of residence.

Just keep in mind what we mentioned earlier: nothing lasts forever. Instead of saying goodbye, say see you soon!

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