35+ Best Going Away Gifts to Say Bon Voyage in 2021

  • BY Editorial Staff
  • April 22, 2021
35+ Best Going Away Gifts to Say Bon Voyage in 2021

Most people have a hard time finding perfect and useful going away gifts for their loved ones.

Goodbyes aren’t easy, especially if your friend or family member is leaving the country.

The hardest part is accepting that they will embark on new adventures without you.

However, there are many fun and thoughtful ways to say goodbye without the cloud of sadness.

Although you won’t be together as they move, you can show you care by finding something that suits them.

Going Away Gifts for Friends

Your friend’s going to move away and it’s time to say goodbye.

It’s nice to send them off with something meaningful to remind them of your friendship for many years to come. Check out these ideas!

Side By Side Or Miles Apart

Side By Side Or Miles Apart Canvas

$59.95 $46.95

Looking for a unique gift for your best friend who’s moving away? Then this “Side By Side Or Miles Apart” photo collage canvas is a perfect idea that you can go for.

Simply add the names and have fun organizing the photos. The result is a beautiful and high-quality photo collage canvas print, a meaningful gift that they will cherish for years to come.

Canvas Print - going away gifts

Good Friends Are Like Stars Canvas Print


Saying goodbye to your friends doesn’t need to be a sad affair. With this unique canvas gift, you’ll reassure them of your love for them. Give it a personalized touch with all your favorite pictures. It’ll definitely be one of the best long-distance gifts they’re ever received.

Long Distance Friendship Lamps - goodbye gift

Long Distance Friendship Lamps


Distance often affects most relationships. Let your friendship not fall into this mess. Get your bestie this friendship lamp if you don’t mind spending more for the best going-away gift. Besides calling you, she’ll also light up your favorite color any time she misses you.

Distance Means So Little Map Mug

Distance Means So Little Map Mug

$26.95 $22.95

Saying goodbye has never been easier than with this custom map mug. It’s one of the best gifts for friends moving, whether regionally or overseas. Show your best friend that you appreciate all they’ve ever done for you with this mug. You can make it even more personalized by buying the mug in their favorite color.

Amber Necklace

Amber Necklace


So your BBF has gotten a transfer and is moving to a new town. What better way to remind her of your friendship than with this cute amber necklace? It’ll make her sentimental and give her the strength she needs to start her life in a new city.

Desktop Photo Plaque - going away gifts

Desktop Photo Plaque

$29.95 $24.95

Love is a powerful emotion – it can overcome distance and time. Frame a picture of you and your best friend at memorable events – her graduation, birthday, or wedding day. Add a personalized message to it, and voila! The result will be a creative wall art that she can place on her work station.

New Adventure Bracelet

New Adventure Bracelet


Most people imagine that going-away gifts are often expensive. Someone moving away doesn’t mean that everyone needs to break the bank. Surprise your friend with this cheap yet lovely rose gold bracelet as she embarks on a new adventure. She’s sure to remember you fondly every time she wears it.

Gift Set - goodbye gift

Gift Set


Do you want to surprise your best friend as she moves away for college? Get her this cute going away gift box to help her adjust to her new environment. It’s one of the most fun best friend gifts you can get her. She won’t even mind the long-distance friendship as the personalized messages will keep her smiling.

Message and Quote Chest - leaving gift

Message and Quote Chest


Have you been searching for farewell gift ideas for your best friend? This wooden chest comes with meaningful quotes to remind your loved one that you care for them. What’s even better is that she can enjoy them every day, knowing that she is forever on your mind. It’ll be like you never said goodbye in the first place.

Fill-in-the-Blank Journal

Fill-in-the-Blank Journal


Saying goodbye gifts keep getting better and better. Surprise your bestie with this cute “Why I Miss You” journal, and she’s bound to get excited once she reads the content. Designed to keep a relationship fun and exciting, this journal will come in handy when she’s feeling too nostalgic. She’ll be writing away every time she gets a cool idea.

Photo Board - moving gift

Photo Board


Everyone knows that a girl’s best friend holds a special place in her heart. This impressive photo display board is the perfect way of professing your undying love for her. It’s also an excellent DIY project since it entails attaching all your cool and quirky photographs. You can even make it more special by arranging them in chronological order.

night light Bluetooth speaker

Night Light Bluetooth Speaker


If you’ve been wondering what goodbye present to get your friend that reminding her of her family or friends, look no further than this unique night light. This gift will perfectly express your love and well wishes for her without seeming too cheesy. Simply select your preferred photo of her family, add her favorite song, and voila!

Tote Bag to Stitch

Tote Bag to Stitch


Have you been searching for unique going away gifts for best friend who’s going globetrotting? What can be better than this creative tote bag made from 100% organic cotton? She can use it to carry stuff around, as well as map her journey around the world. Her bag will look super cool by the time she’s done traveling!

Going Away to College Gifts

Whether it’s your friend, sibling, or someone who is going to college, they will love these practical and cute gifts.

True Friends Are Never Apart Mug

True Friends Are Never Apart Mug

$26.95 $22.95

True friends are never apart, even if there is a physical distance between you! Give your best friend a reminder that the emotional distance never lessens, and that you appreciate and treasure them no matter what!

You can customize

  • Your names
  • Your favorite photos
very big hug blanket

Very Big Hug  Blanket


Going to college or the university often comes with a heavy heart, especially for siblings who’ve grown up together. Surprise your little sister with this cool blanket that will always remind her of your love. It surely makes her feel like she never left.

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Compass Earrings

Compass Earrings


Have you been wondering what to get your childhood friend as she moves out of state for college? What better goodbye gift for friends than these cute, sterling silver compass earrings? Let her know that even though she’s leaving, the earrings will always help her find her way back home.

Homesick Scented Candle

Homesick Scented Candle


Is someone you know getting a transfer out of state for college? What better way of reminding her of her hometown than with this scented candle? Seeing Texas’s map will make her sentimental as she recalls the great times she shared with her family.

Travel Pillow - travel gift

Travel Pillow


Who doesn’t love a good travel pillow? Get your close friend or family member this cheap yet thoughtful send-off gift to keep them company during the journey. This gift is also perfect for people moving from state to state every so often. They will appreciate this handy pillow as it’ll make their journeys seem shorter and more bearable.

College Care Package

College Care Package


Care packages mean the world to most people, especially college students moving out of state. Reward your favorite niece or nephew with this remarkable gift set, and they’ll remember you for the rest of their college life. What’s even better is that you’ll have saved a pretty sum that they can use to buy something else.

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Map Keychain - going away gift

Map Keychain


Is your loved one traveling overseas to become a student at the university of her dreams? Surprise her with this thoughtful bon voyage gift, and you’ll be amazed at her sentimental reaction. Even though the relationship will be long distance, the keychain will keep you close to her heart.

Goodbye Memory Book - goodbye gift

Goodbye Memory Book


Have you been searching for the best farewell gift idea for a soon-to-be college girl that is affordable yet fun? Surprise her with this quirky memory book that you and your fellow can enjoy filling in. Get silly and creative as you write down all the memorable moments you’ve shared. The end goal is to make sure that they laugh as they reminisce about the good times.

Sentimental Going Away Gifts

Know someone moving? Check out our sentimental gift ideas to brighten their day and show that you’ll cherish them forever.

Photo Collage Pillow

Photo Collage Pillow

$34.95 $27.95

What’s a good going away gift for a mom who’s relocating to another country? Get creative as a family, and get her this cool collage pillow with pictures of all her kids and grandkids. Remember to add a personalized message at the back, whether it’s her favorite slogan or Bible verse. It’s the best gift for someone leaving the country.

Silver Plated Teaspoon - going away gifts

Silver Plated Teaspoon


Is your cousin a tea or coffee lover? Did she always have a pot of coffee ready every time a friend or family member came over? Show her how much you care with this unique silver-plated teaspoon. It’ll make for a great gift that she’ll forever hold dear to her heart.

Wine Glass - going away gifts

Wine Glass


You can never go wrong with showing a little appreciation to the people you care for. These can be your friends or family. Get her this lovely stemless wine glass, and she’s sure to remember you every time they use it. They probably won’t even want to use their boring old wine glasses again.

State Map Canvas Print - going away gift

State Map Canvas Print

$69.95 $49.95

Finding the perfect farewell gift can be difficult, especially where family is concerned. What you need is a sentimental gift that will always remind them of home. So if your grandpa wants to relocate to another state, get him this customizable canvas and warm his dear heart. He’ll treasure it forever!

Postcard Pillows - moving gift

Postcard Pillows


If your girlfriend appreciates creative and happy gifts, surprise her with this unique postcard pillow. With a variety of colors and fabrics, you can customize this pillow with a message of your choice. Every time she misses you, she can just reach out and hug it, and it’ll be like she never left.

Crystal Bracelet - farewell gift

Crystal Bracelet


Does your favorite aunt love religious jewelry? What better way to send her off than with this beautiful Saint Christopher bracelet? It’s one of the best Christian gifts for women, regardless of age. The turquoise beads will also mesmerize her that she won’t even realize that you bought it at the last minute.

Peapod Necklace - going way gifts

Peapod Necklace


A leaving gift for your sister doesn’t have to be boring. This peas in a pod necklace is a sure way to remind her of the unbreakable bond you share. You can also choose the number of pods to match the number of siblings in your family. After all, who said that symbolism only applies to poems?

Digital Picture Frame - long distance gift

Digital Picture Frame


Moms do their best to shower their families with love and happiness. Surprise your kids’ mother with this thoughtful digital picture frame as she embarks on her new career abroad. Even though she won’t be close to boss the family around, she’ll know that she’s incredibly loved.

Military Letter Art - send off gift

Military Letter Art


Is your friend going away to serve in the Air Force or Navy? This military letter art is the perfect going away gift for them. You can have their loved ones sign off with a congratulatory message so that they know they’re loved. Any time things get hard, your friend will glance at it, and they’ll be okay.

Pro tip: It also makes a great goodbye gift for your coworkers or boss.

Time Zone Clock

Time Zone Clock


Are you looking to get your favorite aunt or someone moving away a meaningful goodbye gift? Get them this customizable wall clock to show the new country’s current time alongside their loved ones’ timezones. You can also buy it in their favorite wood color just to make it more personalized.

Ornament - long distance gift



Christmas holidays can be difficult, especially if your loved ones live far away. If your sister is moving abroad for work, be sure to get her this lovely Christmas ornament. It’s the most perfect going away gift she could ever want. Customize it with her favorite pictures, and you’ll definitely warm her heart and shorten the long distance between you.

Farewell Pen - going away gifts

Farewell Pen


Surprise your favorite teacher at their farewell party with this beautifully crafted pen. Combined with its gorgeous casing, you can include their name and a personalized message or quote. Your beloved teacher is sure to whip the pen out and brag every chance they get.

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Gifts for Neighbors Moving Away

If you are finding a gift for your neighbor who’s moving away, you need to see these creative and interesting gifts.

Whether you’ve known them for years or just a few months, these thoughtful moving away gifts will make them feel loved.

Name Family Canvas Print - housewarming gift

Name Family Canvas Print

$69.95 49.95

Getting your neighbors a nice moving away gift is not an easy feat. The first thing is to figure out what going away gifts will best suit her and her family. Get her this easy-to-customize canvas. It’ll be one of the best moving gifts she’s ever received, and it’ll also make for a great housewarming gift.

Smudge Kit

Smudge Kit


Is your next-door lady spiritual and in tune with her feelings? Buy her this thoughtful smudge kit as her farewell present as she prepares to travel abroad for further studies. What’s even better is that you don’t even need to understand it. She’ll be thrilled even if you get it at the last minute!

Chance Made Us Neighbors

Chance Made Us Neighbors Photo Mug


This unique mug celebrates the friendship that you have with your neighbors. Besides school, college, and work, you also make friends in the area you live in. So when they’re moving away, give them this mug to let them know how your unbreakable bond matters to you.

Goodbye Journal - going away giftw

Goodbye Journal


Finding awesome farewell gifts for neighbors can be challenging. However, this means that you have the leeway to get her something fun and creative. Surprise her with this hilarious journal, and she’s sure to remember you every time she jots down some notes.

Walmart Gift Card

Walmart Gift Card


Is your little sister moving away to start a new job? Say goodbye to her in a way that only a big sister can. Surprise her with this Walmart gift card, and she’s sure to be thrilled! It’s not only a thoughtful gift, but it will also help her settle into her new environment comfortably.

Tumbler Good Luck Finding Better Neighbors Than Us tumbler

Good Luck Tumbler


So your neighbor recently handed in her resignation, and you realize you’ll miss her terribly. If she loves a good joke, get her this fun and humorous stainless steel tumbler as a parting present. She’s sure to laugh every time she takes a sip from it. What’s even better is that she’ll hardly forget you.

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