The 4 Most Memorable Going Away Gifts You Can Give
Having friends and family move away is never easy. You go from seeing them every day or whenever you want to seeing them only on holidays and special occasions. It will be a bit of a transition to get used to.
Before you start planning your next visit, it’s important to send them off the right way. They’ll need a present that properly honors the relationship between you two. Check out these four most memorable going-away gifts you can give.
You will probably plan to see each other on all the special occasions you have coming up. There will be birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and so much more. And naturally, you both will try to see each other on every occasion. But life has a knack for getting in the way and creating obstacles.
Regardless of what road bumps life may present, you should still plan to see each other, but if you don’t get the chance to, have a backup plan. Start writing letters for each occasion that you know is precious to you both.
Place them in a box and instruct your loved one to only open them on the special day or holiday. Now, even if you don’t see each other, you’ll still be spending the day together.
Personalized Picture Book
Start sorting through all your pictures together and collecting them to make the ultimate picture book. Take scrapbooking to a whole new level with photos from cherished moments from long ago.
Make sure you design the book so it’s durable. Consider using cardstock paper so no matter how much time passes, the book holds up. You want it to travel well with them.
On some pages, you can include a memory you don’t have a photo of, or you can write down a time when you knew they would always be special to you.
Get matching tea or coffee mugs with your pictures on them. It can be a picture of you together, or you can each have a mug with each other’s picture on it. Look at it as starting the day or ending the day—depending on the beverage—with your favorite person.
Matching mugs may seem like a simple gift, but remember it’s the little things that have the biggest impact on people. Plus, this is a present they will see and use every day, so that makes it all the more special.
Sometimes having an artist say the things you can’t is best. Create a playlist with all your shared favorite songs and include some new ones that remind you of your relationship.
Think back to all those fun nights you had together and try and find a song that brings up those moments. With a personalized playlist, they’ll feel like you created a soundtrack for some of the most significant moments of their life.
Any one of these four most memorable going away gifts will remind them how special they are to you and how much you love them.