How To Pick The Perfect Office Farewell Gift

In our lives, we meet and bid goodbyes to many people. From the time we were born, the number of people to whom we have bid farewell is quite a lot. This is part and parcel of life and many of us have come to accept it. Office is a place where various kinds of relationships are made and broken. As it is place where we spend most of our productive adult lives, many strong, positive relationships are born in offices. Bidding goodbye to an office colleague, sometimes, can be the hardest thing that you ever did. The close you are the more difficult it is to do this. Gifts are a big part of office farewell dos. Many of us want to give something which a person can look at and happily recall the good times they had with us. With this in mind, here are some ways in which you can pick the perfect office farewell gift for a person.

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Think of the person’s likes and dislikes

First and foremost, when you are even thinking of giving a gift to anyone, the first thing on your mind should be that person’s likes and dislikes. Your likes and dislikes should take a back seat to this. For example, it is highly impractical for a person to be gifted a cigarette manufacturing machine if that person does not even smoke. Therefore when you are out to buy a farewell gift, make sure that you have a clue about the person’s likes and dislikes. If you don’t, take a person who does along with you. After all, you do not want to give a gift which will never come out of its packing because the receiver hated it so much!

Think practicality

The next thing on your list of priorities when purchasing a farewell gift is practicality. A lot of people tend of forget the practicality of their gifts, especially when it comes to farewell. Just because the person is not going to be around to give feedback on the gift, it does not mean that you can get away with an impractical gift. For example, if your co-worker is leaving to go abroad, a handheld tobacco cutting machine might be very practical. A heavy set of delicate china however, might not be. Therefore when deciding practicality, take into consideration the circumstance as well.

Memories

Last, but not the least, think of the memories that you have with the person and try to buy a farewell gift that echoes those memories. If you were into holding pizza eating competitions at work, a pizza cutter might be the perfect farewell gift that will not only be practical but will also hold fond memories too.