Farewell Gift for the Boss – Going Away Present Ideas (Male & Female)

Farewells can be quite sad, but they are also the times when we have to show our appreciation to those leaving the workplace. When the one who’s leaving is our boss, well then we need to find the perfect gift that is both elegant and meaningful.

Farewells gifts for bosses should be a sign of how much we have learned from those people and that we are grateful for them being wise leaders. Finding a suitable gift, however, is not always so easy, so we decided to help you in this undertaking! The next list gathers the best farewell gifts for both female and male bosses, and we really hope you will find something suitable! Now, let’s get to business!

Farewell Gifts for a Male Boss

Here are our top 4 suggestions for farewell gifts for a male boss:

Personalized Cross Pen Set


Cross pens are a symbol of success. They are very elegant and show that the men holding them have achieved a lot and are ready to accomplish even more. What we really like about this cross pen, though, is that it can be engraved with a name or a message of up to 25 characters.

The twist-action pen has a lustrous chrome finish and a slim barrel size. It comes in an elegant, black case that is Cross branded. We also love the fact that the product comes equipped with a black ballpoint ink refill and 0.7mm lead.

NERO MANETTI- Leather Portfolio Folder


This leather portfolio notebook is an elegant, stylish, and definitely functional gift that your boss will surely love. It is not too bulky, yet it is big enough for your boss to store all of his essentials. This NERO MANETTI leather portfolio folder is handmade with high-quality PU VEGAN leather.

The folder fits most briefcases and bags and offers four pockets and one pen holder. Moreover, it is a 360-degree flip, which means your boss can simply flip the cover and start taking his notes. It also features an adhesive business card wallet and a phone wallet.

Whiskey Decanter Set


If it’s you and your colleagues looking for the perfect farewell gift for your boss, then this whiskey decanter set will be the ideal option. It is a bit expensive, but given the fact that you’re a couple of people, this shouldn’t be a problem. Besides, just imagine your boss drinking whiskey from these handmade glasses…he will feel like true royalty!

This beautiful set includes one 850ml decanter that holds an entire bottle of whiskey, 4 Globe-etched glasses, and a mahogany finish tray with golden handles for easy serving. The decanter also features an airtight glass stopper that will keep your boss’s drink fresh and favorable!

Office Desk Name Plate


If you know the new position that your ex-boss is going to be on, then this office desk nameplate is a great personalized gift that you could get him. It has an elegant appearance and is made of thick glass-like acrylic. It is 2 1/2″ x 8″ x 2″ in size and is ideal for everyday usage.

You can personalize the plate with your boss’s name and/or position, and considering the fact that this gift will be literally staying on his desk all the time, we bet he won’t be able to get you out of his head! The plate is not color-filled, but it is really stylish!

Farewell Gifts for a Female Boss

Even though most of our male suggestions are suitable for females as well, we’ve separated four other gifts that are targeted at females only. Let’s have a look:

Vintage Genuine Leather Tote Bag

There is nothing more stylish than a female tote bag that screams, “I am a powerful female that can do anything!” That’s why we love this Vintage Genuine leather tote bag so much! It has a sophisticated design with a removable zip pouch, one main pocket suitable for essential papers, books, and other files, and one hidden pocket for values.

This is a gift that every lady will love since it is not only elegant but also very useful. This tote bag is made of durable horse leather that is also water-resistant. It features solid stitching, top snap button closure, and bronze exterior hardware that guarantees security and durability.

YouYah Iceberg Wine Decanter Set


This beautiful handmade masterpiece is ideal for all those who appreciate a good glass of wine. The glass body is not only artistically made but also 100% lead-free crystal, which makes it both elegant and durable. The bottle stopper, on the other hand, is made from silicone gel and stainless steel.

The design of this product guarantees aerating efficiency, whereas the bottle stopper itself uses a unique waterfall pouring technology that increases the contact area between the air and the wine. There is also a fine filter placed in the aerator sprout, which oxygenates and removes sediments. Undoubtedly a gift to die for!

Cross Botanica Fountain Pen



What can we say, Cross’s products never disappoint, and this beautiful pen is just the proof! With its sophisticated floral pattern in mauve and impressive silvery engravings, this beauty will look great in the hand of any woman.

This Cross Botanica pen has a click-off cap and uses an exclusive fountain-pen gel ink rollerball formula. The flower patterns are printed over an ivory metallic lacquer base, turning the pen into a real piece of jewelry. The product also comes with two black fountain pen cartridges and a premium gift box.

 “The Queen Has Retired” Wine Tumbler

Another incredible suggestion for all wine-lovers out there! This double-wall stainless steel tumbler is extremely durable and comes with a BPA free lid that will keep spills under control due to its tight seal. The unit also comes with a straw brush and a stainless steel straw.

What we love the most about this product, though, is its cute and funny message, printed on the front- “The Queen has retired.” What a better way to show your boss how much you appreciate her and how grateful you are for everything she has done?

Suitable for male and female bosses

Party Decorations – Funny Fairwell Balloons

If you and your boss aren’t into sentimental goodbyes this might be the gift you’ve been looking for. These pitch-black balloons are as dark in humor as they are in color. One set of 18 balloons of these will serve not only as a great funny decoration but also as a practical joke.

Just add “Hope You Fail”, “We Will Miss You… For Five Minutes” and “Leaving? We Didn’t Know You Had Started” to the going-away decoration party of your boss and watch his or her face while reading them for the first time.

It will be priceless!

Wrap Up

Finding the perfect farewell gift for your boss sounds easier than it actually is. That’s why we decided to help you a little bit, and we gathered the 8 best farewell gifts for your boss- 4 female and 4 male suggestions.

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