Your friend is going abroad and you are caught in a bitter-sweet moment, bursting with pride on his achievement and, at the same time, feeling a sense of sadness that you would miss him dearly. Get him a farewell gift to celebrate this new phase in his life as he goes on to experience new places, things and adventures. Here are a few farewell gift ideas you might like to explore.
A nice and sturdy suitcase
Going abroad would call for suitcases in sizes that he might not currently possess. But how would you know the exact size and type of suitcase that would be a perfect for him? A good idea would be to get him a Shopper’s Stop or Lifestyle gift card, as that would give him the option of picking up exactly what he needs.
Good books to keep him company
Travelling overseas often demands long hours being spent at airports and on flights. It could get pretty boring if he has nothing to do to while away his time. In such times, books make good company and a perfect way to lose track of time. You could get him a Crossword, Amazon or Flipkart gift card so he could pick some books that have been on his “must-read” list for a while.
Once he lands on foreign shores, there are lots of things he would miss and home food will certainly top the list. Yes! Comfort food is what he will need when he misses home. Get him a gift card from Spencer’s or Big Bazaar so that he could stock up on some ready-to-eat Indian food packets to take with him.
A different place would also mean a different climate he would have to brace. This could require him to buy now clothes in-keeping with the demands of the new place and climate. Get your friend a gift card from Shopper’s Stop, Lifestyle or Central. He could go pick a nice jacket or shorts and shirts, depending on where he’s heading.
You know you want to gift him something useful for him but not too sure about exactly what he needs at the moment? No problem! You could just gift him a Woohoo gift card which he could use across a wide range of brands across different categories to get himself exactly what he wants. This way, both he and you would be happy you gifted him a farewell gift that is useful and not something he would have had to leave behind.
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(Post updated on 19 Jan 2016)