Gift Idea for a Friend Moving Away

Give the gift of love and support with a farewell party for your friend.
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Saying good-bye to a good friend is never easy, but a thoughtful gift can help you to express your feelings and aid your friend on his journey. With a little creativity, your token offering can help him feel you’re always nearby, whether he’s moving counties or continents away.

1 Memorable Tokens

Surprise your friend with a gift that will help her feel close even when you're miles apart. Frame a special photo of the two of you together or create a collage from all your favorite pics. Create a scrapbook, filled with a multitude of memories, or create a photo Christmas ornament she can hang on her tree every year. If you're part of a larger group of friends, organize a gift from all of you -- a framed photo, surrounded by handwritten well wishes, for instance.

2 Helping Hands

Make the transition a little more pleasant with a gift certificate to an entertainment venue in his new home town, such as a miniature golf course, movie theater, water park or bowling alley. If you're crafty, make a moving survival kit. Clean out a gallon-size paint can and fill it with change of address cards, a phone card to stay in touch, a small address book, facial tissue for the sad moments, a map with the route home highlighted and postcards for writing home.

Rosenya Faith has been working with children since the age of 16 as a swimming instructor and dance instructor. For more than 14 years she has worked as a recreation and skill development leader, an early childhood educator and a teaching assistant, working in elementary schools and with special needs children between 4 and 11 years of age.