Leaving Gift

(5 Posts)
user1463158052 Sun 16-Oct-16 19:36:48

Advice please:
I'm due to leave work for another job next week. I'm concerned about the leaving gift they'll be getting me.
I know there a collection going round for me, but they don't know me all that well, despite being there for 10 years- I like to keep personal separate from work. I get in ok with them, but they're colleagues not friends.
They're obviously going to spend money on me, which I'm a little uncomfortable with anyway, but don't want them to waste their money on something that I won't appreciate.
I've already broached the, don't give me anything/ donate to charity but they want to give me something to remember them by.
I will of course do the 'thank you, that's very thoughtful of you etc' n look pleased no matter what it is.
Not sure what to do about it.
Apologies for length of post and if it's in the wrong place confused

TeaBelle Sun 16-Oct-16 19:38:44

I don't think there's anything you can do. Chuck it in a charity shop

Pistachiois50pmore Sun 16-Oct-16 19:39:59

It's a gesture. Leaving gifts are usually innocuous stuff that everyone likes (gift cards, chocolate, flowers) but if not just smile, thank them and quietly give it to the charity shop later.

formerbabe Sun 16-Oct-16 19:40:16

Don't do anything and don't say anything.

Wait to see what they get you. Even if it's not your cup of tea, thank them graciously, then regift, sell on, donate etc etc. You never know, it might be something you really like though.

Hassled Sun 16-Oct-16 19:40:16

There is a real danger you're overthinking things here grin. You've been there 10 years, they obviously like and care about you, they want to get you something. So be grateful and gracious and that's all that needs to happen. If it's something you hate, give it to a charity shop.

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