I'm working in Germany. We have a colleague who's leaving, and I am thinking about asking all the colleagues to chip in for a farewell gift. I don't really know how to ask, and if I should ask for a precise price or just ask people to chip in. We're a small company (around 30 people).
The company already organises a farewell card (with no contribution) for people who are leaving.
In my opinion, maximum 5 Euros would be appropriate amount, but I'm a foreigner and it's my first job. I wouldn't like to ask people too much or be rude.
So what would be the appropriate way to ask and should I ask a precise price?