The Perfect Retirement Gift is Right Around the Corner
Fun, sentimental, and original retirement gift ideas for everyone!
So you're in charge of buying a retirement gift, and you really wish you weren't. After all, what can you buy that hasn't been done before? Well, there's good news: even if your gift is old news, your thoughts aren't, and the retiree is sure to appreciate the gesture. Not convinced? No problem. The gifts below will carry you through any occasion.
Retirement gifts tend to fall into three categories: generic sentimental, personalized, and gags. We have great suggestions for all three!
1. Generic and sentimental
You don't need personalized retirement gifts to show how much you care. Generic gifts are especially useful when you don't really know the recipient well, or there's a huge group of you buying for one person. Some great ideas include...
-Variety gift of the month pack: You can't go wrong with a monthly gift in a different category every time. You're sure to hit the right chord sooner or later.
-A leather journal [link to http://www.treasuresworldwide.com/leather-journals-p105.html] You can find incredibly beautiful retirement gift ideas if you turn to leather journals. Not only will you offer a place for the retiree to record their new experiences, you'll give a beautiful keepsake.
-The Art of Doing Nothing : Dealing with someone who's always been a real go getter? This helpful guide will instruct them on the importance of taking time for themselves -- and show them how to do it.
If you're looking for slightly more personalized retirement gifts, you can always go with one of the above and a nice card -- or you can get something to remind the retiree of how much you value them personally. Some ideas include...
-Retirement message in a bottle: This gift features a cute and quaint idea, playing on the traditional message in a bottle to deliver a personalized retirement poem along with your good wishes. This is also a nicely inexpensive gift, making it good for one person.
-Engraved Decanter If you have more money to spend or you want to go a bit more classy, this decanter makes for beautiful personalized retirement gifts. It'll definitely draw ohhs and ahhs.
-Magazine cover: This is just a simple little gift, but it's lots of fun: a personalized magazine cover announcing the retiree's departure!
3. Gag gifts
Retirement gag gifts can be a lot of fun, so why not check out...
-A retirement t shirt lets the whole world know not only that you're retired, but that their social security money funds that retirement.
-Tattoos for the elderly loudly proclaim messages like arthritis sucks! Don't worry, they're rub-on -- no needles required.
-Or, go all out and get a retirement gag gifts basket full of fun gag gifts featuring everything from balloons to a licence plate!
No matter what category you go with, have fun at the part, and remember that a retirement gift is more about the memories than the gift itself.