Employee gift ideas include a gift that symbolizes the company, such as a gold-plated and engraved tool of the trade or a gift-framed aerial photograph of the business. An employee leaving the company may also appreciate a framed certificate noting his accomplishments.
Co-workers can also present a retiring or leaving employee with a photo book of pictures of company events, co-workers, after-hour gatherings and favorite clients with well wishes inscribed by people who worked closely with the individual. Engraved gifts, such as vases, jewelry boxes, trophies or plaques with well wishes for the leaving employee, are also common farewell gifts.
Another idea is to compile a photo slide presentation with pictures of the employee working along with co-workers' thoughts and reflections and advice for the employee who is leaving. A collage of reflections, a memory book or a tribute video for the employee is often a memorable gift.
Gifts can also be in the form of gatherings, such as a happy hour party after work to celebrate the employee's new opportunity, a catered or potluck luncheon celebrating the employee or a private party at a local establishment or an employee's home to wish the leaving employee well in the future.