Colleague Moving Onto Pastures New? Then Give Them A Leaving Present to Remember

Whip rounds. Collections. Whatever you want to call them, they’re part and parcel of today’s working life – whether they’re for birthdays, engagements, weddings, babies or leaving presents. The latter, in particular, is a rather tricky customer, especially if you want to give them something a bit more exciting than a high-street voucher. That said, one possibility is a personalised leaving present.

Take wine, for example. Everyone loves a nice glass of the claret on a Friday night, and never more so than when they’ve just said farewell to an old job. So don’t settle for nipping down to Tesco if buying your departing colleague a nice bottle of wine springs to mind. Instead, get online and get them a personalised bottle of wine or Champagne. You’ll find a choice of label styles, all of which can be customised to include a name and message. And the chance to engrave some crystal glasses would finish things off with a bit of pizzazz.

If you’re buying leaving gifts for a girl, another obvious option would be to treat her to a pampering session. You’ve got spa days, day stays at health clubs, and all sorts of massages and makeovers. A lot of them are available for two as well, so it’ll give her the opportunity of taking her chap, mum or a mate along for company. And because so many of the experiences are available across the country, getting from A to B shouldn’t be an issue.

As for the boys, you’re well set if they’re a footie fan – personalised leaving presents based around the beautiful game are two a penny. So here are a few ideas. Personalised programme covers feature his side’s matchday programme that can be customised to include his name. The clubs’ magazine covers follow exactly the same principle. A football legends calendar is made up of photos of his team that have had his name cunningly integrated into the image. And for the real ‘fan boys’ there are also the football club books. These cover his team’s history through tabloid-sized reprints of reports and articles, typically going back some 100 years and winding up at the end of last season.