When an employee retires from his office after years of dedicated and faithful service and unflinching hard work his colleagues demonstrate their respect and appreciation for him by presenting the super-annuated man with gifts as a token of recognition of his life long service.
Retirement gifts are much more formal than normal gifts. The good thing is that you don’t have to scratch your brains wondering what might be an ideal gift for your retiring colleague. There are plenty of online gift stores specializing in retirement gifts.
Just switch on the internet, visit such a site, go through their list of catalogues and select whatever you think is suitable. These online gift stores will offer you a wide and eclectic range of retirement gifts and you can be assured that you will be spoilt for choice.
Bidding adieu to your long term colleague is a difficult task. To make the parting moment special, you can take the help of the following tips.
Arrange a small surprise party for your retirement colleague and all the employees of the same department should join in the celebrations. Wish him all the best in his super-annuated life by presenting him with a professionally made floral bouquet(you may consider orchids, if your budget permits), a gift basket containing an assortment of cakes and pastries, frozen desserts, gourmet cheese, designer coffee from central America or flavored premium quality Darjeeling tea(if he is a tea aficionado), the choicest collection of sparkling smooth wine or satiny champagne with champagne flutes sourced from the best vineyards of the Mediterranean, Chile or coastal regions. Ensure that the basket is beautifully decorated. You can also add a box of gourmet assorted chocolates if you like.
A classic time piece or watch or metal pocket watch or a glass and golden finish/wooden finish/white metal finish mantle clock is a timeless retirement gift, popular all over the world.
A signature frame with an engraved plaque containing messages, signatures and wishes from co-workers is a true keepsake that he will cherish throughout his life.
You may also consider gifting travel vouchers, leather items, personalized mahogany box keepsake, personalized mementos /souvenirs/handcrafted photo albums/picture frames/photo stands, commemoration mugs, bone china gift sets, crystal figurines or centerpieces, wall hangings, religious idols etc that will make the retiree feel special.
Some other retirement gifts include:-
Bonsai indoor plants
Personal library kit
Leather wine presentation cases
Billiard ball set
Leather passport holders
Rocking chair for the old fashioned
Home decor items
Personalized ceramic mug
Leather luggage items
A gourmet dinner treat at a fine-dining destination