1. sth given when someone is leaving
I received/was given a parting gift
A parting gift can be a present given to someone who is leaving or a consolation prize given to a contestant who is not ultimately the winner. You might give a parting gift if you had been staying with someone in their home, or to someone leaving a company after working there for a long time. Parting gifts are given for different reasons all over the world. This is an informal expression.