Unique Gift Ideas for Retiring Employees

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Executive Chronicles |

When one of your employees decides to retire after years of faithful and loyal service, it is important that you take the time to recognize and honor their loyalty to the company. If you are only honoring one employee a year, you can make the occasion even more special by hosting a small reception or retirement party. However, if you are honoring several employees at one time, a formal dinner is more appropriate.

By adding a gift, you will make the occasion even more special and the retired employee will have a memorable keepsake. Consider one of the gift ideas below to make them feel appreciated.

Gift Cards

This is an excellent gift idea, especially if your employee enjoys shopping at a particular store. This is a very practical way to show appreciation and honor your employee who is retiring. A gift card will allow the recipient to select the items they want, and will also show that you cared enough to get them a gift card from their favorite store.

You can also purchase several cards and arrange them in a pretty gift card holder, or arrange them so they look like a floral arrangement.

Charitable Donation

A charitable donation is a very unique alternative to the more traditional types of retirement gifts. Find out if the retiree supports a social cause or non-profit and give the charity a donation in their name.

If you are not absolutely certain that the retiree will appreciate this type of gift, present it to them as an option to a regular retirement gift.

Subscription Services

Does the retiree enjoy certain online products or services? If so, you can pay for a subscription service to their favorite online company. Do they use e-cigarettes? An auster vape subscription would be ideal.

To make sure you choose a subscription service they will appreciate, it is important that you are familiar with the retiree’s likes and dislikes.

Personalized Accessories

There are several online websites that offer accessories and jewelry you can personalize. These items can be personalized with a message, initials or a name. Some of the options you may be able to select from are:

  • Cuff links
  • Bracelets
  • Wallets
  • Rings
  • Pens
  • Pendants
  • Earrings
  • Watches

This is a gift idea that will also offer consistency for you if you have several employees retiring at one time. You make accessories the common gift for everyone.

Personal Gift

If your company has an intimate and friendly setting, you may choose to take a more personal approach when choosing a present for your retiree. For example, if he or she enjoys playing golf, a new golf bag or a golf club would be the perfect gift. If they enjoy traveling, they would probably appreciate a piece of luggage.

By presenting them with a personal gift, you are showing your employee that you respect the fact that they now have the time to participate in their hobbies and interests.

These are some gift ideas you can consider when you have an employee who is ready to walk away from the grind of working 9 to 5 and embark on new journeys. Choose the right gift, and they will cherish it for the rest of their lives.