Are you looking for the perfect retirement gifts for men? Has he ‘done his time?’ Is he now ready to live his life after a lifetime of commitment and service to others? Need help with retirement gift ideas? If you have answered yet to these questions, it is time to commemorate the recipient’s milestone and honor his hard work. This should not be an anxious undertaking but one of the happiest events for both the retiree and those working to celebrate the momentous occasion.
Men tend to be hit harder by the thought and action of retirement as compared to women. Having said that, a story I heard recently may be a sliver of light that shows women are equally terrified of any pending retirement of a spouse. A friend’ dad spent a whole year after retiring ‘going to work’ three times a day on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday to get his wife tuned into the idea that he would be home after all every day of the week! Where did he go? I hear you ask? He asked said wife to pack his lunchbox, flask and brief case as she had done for many years and he would retreat into his study from 9 to 5 and announce his arrival home promptly at 5:30 as he had done for over 30 years. Who has the harder time with retirement now?
Finding the best gifts for men hinges on what sort of relationship the gift giver has with the retiree. Is he a boss, co-worker, friend or a loved one? Each relationship dictates the sort of gift that would be most appropriate. For example, retirement gift ideas for a loved one such as a father or a friend requires that we look gift ideas that enhance our recipient’s quality of life as he enters into a new phase of his life. On the other, gifts for a boss or co-worker tend to centre on their contribution and importance in the workplace.
Retirement Gift Ideas
Traditional Gifts for Retirement
Other tradition retirement gifts for men include personal messages written for the retiring boss or co-worker. Photos collected over the years of said recepient can be put together into a collection or collage together with the messages to create a unique retirement gift. Such a scrapbook is sure to be well received as it highlights the good times had at the place of work or business. Experience such as these last a lifetime and now the retiree has a visual symbol to always look back at those wonderful times.
Personalised Retirement Gift Ideas
Personalisation also gives a personal touch to any gift. Retirement gift ideas such as engraved plaques or crystal bowls come to mind. Sports equipment, flasks, carrying cases or coffee mugs all can be personalised and make great gifts for him on his retirement. Make him the envy of his mates with personalised man cave gear donned with his sporting heroes, memorabilia among other things.
Gift Basket Ideas
What are his interests? Does he like travelling? If so, why not consider a travel gift basket as part of a repertoire of retirement gifts? These can he homemade with a selection of engraved shaving kits, engraved personalised passport holders and money clips among other wonderful gift ideas.