On Wednesday of this week I found out that my one and only colleague was due to leave work for another job. Normally 4 weeks notice is required, but an opportunity arose for my mate which meant he had to leave Friday (tomorrow) lunchtime. So, things have been very chaotic. Yesterday I managed to get him a card, and today I have been getting it signed by neighbouring departments. I also decided to get a collection going today, but not everyone could put in today, so they've said they will put in tomorrow instead. Would it be a good idea to try and get him something and give it to him the next time I see him (as we are mates I will see him within a week I imagine)? Or would just giving him all the money suffice, so he could buy owt he wanted? Is that a done thing nowadays?