Retirement Gifts-A token of appreciation of the retiree's services offered

Nov 26 08:24 2010 Jenny Fernandis Print This Article


Retirement is a special moment in life. Though retirement is an expected event, people do get a little sad; it is after all the marking of an era! 

Retirement is a special moment in life. Though retirement is an expected event,Guest Posting people do get a little sad; it is after all the marking of an era! 

A retirement party is one of the best ways to congratulate the retirees for their dedicated work and also to cheer them. And gifts are a must at any party. Speaking of retirement gifts, you can simplify this task by reading the following retirement gift ideas, and keeping a few points in mind. 

Firstly, the age of the recipient. Not all people who get retired are old; there are many people in their early fifties who opt for voluntary retirement. So, whichever gift you choose, make sure it is not only for old people. Secondly, if the gift is for old retirees, avoid gifts that can hurt feelings like kits for old etc

A retirement gift is not something given everyday; therefore it has to be thoughtful and memorable. Also, retirement gifts should be long lasting. Mostly, companies do have generic retirement gifts for their long-standing employees. However, the employees can always pool in and select the perfect retirement gift.

Obviously, the retirement gift will differ according to the gender of the retiree. Choosing a retirement gift is not an easy task, but it is supposedly easier than choosing other gifts, like birthday gifts or anniversary gifts. A person retires at around the age of sixty, and therefore, one can have a basic idea of what to gift to a man or a woman of that age.

A retirement gift can be expensive and exquisite. One good option for a retirement gift is a timepiece. An exquisitely crafted timepiece is evidence of the company's nod to the years of service rendered by the retiree. Many larger companies do offer timepieces as a retirement gift. Also, watches are something that is used almost day in and day out, therefore, there won't be a moment in the day when the wearer will not remember the company. 

Some Unique Gifts:

Gag Gifts

Gag gifts are widely given on occasions like retirement. You will find many retirement gag gift baskets in the market. Single gifts like gag T-shirts are also quite popular. You can make gag retirement T-shirt at home itself, by simply buying a white T-shirt and painting something like 'I'm retired; don't even think about asking me to do anything!' A fake tattoo sleeve is another funny retirement gift ideas.

 However give the gag gifts only to those who have a sense of humor. Do not gift any gag gift to those who are already depressed, due to retirement, as it will make them even more sad.

Unique Gift Idea

As retirement is the time to relax and laze around; it is also the time to travel. There are so many destinations that he/she might have longed to see in his/her lifetime but the lack of time and money refrained him/her from doing so. So the idea is to gift the retiree the famous book, 'Thousand Places to See before You Die'. 

As the name suggests, it has a list of the best thousand places of the world which everyone should see at least once. Some places might be in your country itself. If there is such a place which is nearby, and the recipient hasn't seen it yet, give him the fare tickets to that place along with the book. This gift will provide the recipient will keep the retiree busy and happy!

Gift Basket

Gift baskets are the best option, when you are not sure what to give or do not want to gift only one gift. Ready made retirement gift baskets are available in the market. They mostly contain all the things required to spend a peaceful and happy retired life like a joke book, pillow, confetti, life savers, brag books, decision makers, declarative button etc. You can make this gift basket at home itself. 

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