MoneySaving suggestions for marking a colleague's departure?

MSE Ant is - very sadly for us - flying the nest after many years at MSE HQ.

So it's an apt time to ask:

What are some MoneySaving ideas for marking a colleague's leaving day?

How do you keep down the cost of drinks, food or venue if you're having a do?
And what are some meaningful, thoughtful leaving present ideas that don't cost a lot?

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  • sarah1972
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    Drinks, compare supermarket offers
    food, lots of 3 for 2’s etc on picnic food but personally homemade is best. Spread it out with crisps, olives, dips. Cheap to make sausage rolls, sarnies, or go retro with devilled eggs, coronation chicken (a whole chicken will feed loads)
    meaningful gifts, a group photo, a board with permanent going away messages, a personalised note promising to keep in touch/call/meet 
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  • MSE_Laura_F
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    Big fan of devilled eggs right here ✋

    The framed photo idea I particularly like. Flying Tiger has cheap frames.
  • We had a few leavers all in 1 go due to redundancies and we found a great online Letterbox Sweets retail who do personalised Letterbox Sweets for less than £10, delivered! Plus they did free gift messages so we managed to make very little money go a long way Hope this helps anyone looking for ideas! I cant post the link i'm afraid but the site is www.marlows.co and go to gifts under £10 section :-)
  • sarah1972
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    edited 21 June 2022 at 5:53PM
    kat242424 said:
    We had a few leavers all in 1 go due to redundancies and we found a great online Letterbox Sweets retail who do personalised Letterbox Sweets for less than £10, delivered! Plus they did free gift messages so we managed to make very little money go a long way Hope this helps anyone looking for ideas! I cant post the link i'm afraid but the site is www.marlows.co and go to gifts under £10 section :-)
    No actual contact us on the website other than gmail , no message us on FB … not sure I would order from them to be fair. X 

    edit. Hit follow us on fb and it takes you to ‘share’ on fb. I will deffo be avoiding 
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  • Marcon
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    There are loads of personalised letterbox sweets providers if you google for them e.g. https://www.letterboxsweets.co.uk
    Googling on your question might have been both quicker and easier, if you're only after simple facts rather than opinions!  
  • Well, keep shopping in the supermarket since everything is cheaper there. Whether for drinks or food.
    As for the present, I suggest you go for a lovely book, probably a novel. That's the best gift anyone could ever give me.
  • sarah1972
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    LaurenSM said:
    Well, keep shopping in the supermarket since everything is cheaper there. Whether for drinks or food.
    As for the present, I suggest you go for a lovely book, probably a novel. That's the best gift anyone could ever give me.
    Not necessarily true, Costco can be a lot cheaper than supermarkets if you know someone who has a membership, drinks can sometimes be cheaper at cash & carries. Homemade is usually cheaper too. 
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