Is a member of your team retiring soon? Perhaps you are retiring and you are looking for some awesome gift ideas so that you can drop hints to your colleagues? Whatever your reason, we have compiled the below list of our favorite retirement gifts to make the retiree’s last day as special as it can be.
There are loads of excellent retirement gift ideas on the Good Retirement Gifts website. So many in fact that we thought it best to narrow it down to our favorites. Hey, you only retire once, so let’s do it right! Without further ado, let’s jump into our list:
As a man, there is nothing more glorious than receiving a quality bottle of whiskey. They look great and they taste even better. But you have to make sure you know what you’re buying. You don’t want to offend by purchasing a bottle of swill. It is best to stay away from generic, cheap brands. There is nothing special about these. What you want to go for is a nicely aged bottle of single malt Scotch. That is a truly special retirement present.
As a nice touch, why not buy a bottle of whiskey that is as old as the amount of years the person has worked at the company? As a general rule, the older the Scotch, the more expensive it is. So it would be a rather thoughtful and generous thing to do.
With all that extra time on their hands, the person retiring is going to need some help filling it! A very thoughtful and personal idea is to get them a subscription to a magazine that they like or one that specializes in their hobby. Whether that’s traveling, golfing, fishing, bowling, there’s a magazine for everything. A subscription is the gift that keeps on giving as they will receive regular installments.
When you retire, it is a chance to spend your time doing that special thing you never got a chance to indulge whilst you were working. In which case, what better gift than to get the man retiring some accessories associated with the hobby that they love. Perhaps that would be a new set of golf clubs? A new bowling ball? Gardening tools? A new metal detector? Whatever it is, a gift like this would prove that you truly knew and cared for the person retiring, which is a gift in itself.
Retirees tend to fall into two different camps: those who want to spend more time at home relaxing and those who dream of travelling the world. If the retiree you are buying for is the latter, have you considered getting them a travel voucher? What better way to send off your colleague than by literally paying for their adventure of a lifetime.
A Day of Excitement
The sad truth is that some people find retiring a little underwhelming. Life has been all go and then, all of a sudden, everything has stalled. If the retiree has never been one for hobbies, they might struggle to find things to entertain themselves. That said, why not purchase the retiree a fun-filled day of adrenaline-fueled excitement. Car racing, skydiving, bungee jumping… The list is endless. It could be just the adventure they need.