Retirement is a time for someone to shift his or her daily work routine to a much free and relaxing new beginning. Retirement calls for a celebration, and this celebration calls for retirement gifts. If you have a friend or loved one who is retiring from his or her service, you want to give something that can commemorate the event, as well as his or her overall contribution not only to the company, but also to the family. Before you purchase a perfect gift for a retiree, you should also think first that the company might also be giving gifts. Although, possibly the gifts they might give are not as thoughtful as what you want to give, below are are some gift ideas that many companies consider appropriate.
Many companies are sticking to standard retirement gifts such as desk clocks, wall clocks, wrist watches, pen sets, money clips, luggages, grooming kits, manicure sets, jewelry pieces, and the most popular are plaques or trophies. But admit it, they aren’t as memorable as special keepsakes does, they are rather boring! Plus, they are most likely to be kept, leave behind and collect dust in somewhere else.
Alternatively, companies are always welcome to give something that can honor their retiree. In short, gifts that are appropriate and memorable. A great choice of retirement gift should also be something that a retiree can be proudly display and incorporate into his or her daily life. This would include choices like picture frames, photo albums, barware or decanter sets. Best of all, these gift ideas fit easily into any retiree’s personality and lifestyle. These are truly memorable and will be used and displayed for many years to come.
Going back to the retiree’s personality, for men, there are so many choices of retirement gifts to choose from. The most popular are elegant wrist watches, leather wallets, cufflinks, flasks, mugs, pocket knives, outdoor gears and the likes. You may even refer your gift to his other activities, sports or traveling for example. If his a sports enthusiast, give him sports-related gifts. But if loves to travel, luggages or grooming kits are a nice choices.
Women love jewelry pieces and cosmetics, so these are good choices that can make a perfect retirement gift for women. You may also consider jewelry boxes or jewelry rolls, or cosmetics cases. Of course, handbags are also a good choice. There are many handbags today, from huge luggages to small purses that can be made personalized. Engraved her name or initials on the bag, making it a special and one of a kind gift to commemorate her retirement party.
Retirement gift basket is also a perfect choice. Gift baskets come in a wide variety choices that are sure to please any retiree. The basket can be filled with lots of different surprises, just make sure you are putting the appropriate items that are related to the retiree’s personality. If he is a golfer, then why not include golf gifts such as divot tool and ball marker, shoe bag and a shadow box that can help him pursue his golfing hobby. Other choices that can be a good filling in your basket are office desk accessories, outdoor gears, barware, cigar accessories, or other different kinds of kits that he or she is interested to.