No matter what industry you work in, retirement is always a big deal. Your friend, coworker, or loved one has spent their entire lives -- and most likely even more than three decades -- working for the same company, and is now ready to move on to the next chapter in their lives; we say that kind of achievement deserves a reward! Because there are so many options out there for retirement gifts, ranging from heartwarming and sincere to downright silly, it can be hard to settle on one. Let's take a look at three of the best retirement gift ideas we've encountered.
- Bronzed Memorabilia: When you've spent so much of your time committed to one field and one business, leaving it behind can be difficult. As a final parting gift, everyone in the office can pitch in to get a piece from their job -- whether it's their office stapler, their chef's knife, or one of their electrician's tools -- permanently bronzed. When they get settled in their new retired routine, they'll have a small trinket left to remind them of some of their best years.
- Gym Membership: Many people look forward to having the time -- and the energy -- to commit to a legitimate exercise routine when they're retired. A gym membership can get them started in the right direction, and will also reduce the risk of their becoming sedentary so soon after gaining so much free time.
- Engraved Crystal Plaque: Tradition dictates that your retiree be left with documentation of the time they spent at their given company. Nothing is classier than custom crystal plaques; you can ensure that their years of service, job title, and date of retirement are all perfectly preserved thanks to these exceptionally high-quality custom engraved retirement gifts.
Due to the fact that the average retirement age is 63, we've included gifts that that would be especially treasured by those entering a new stage of their lives. Whether you settled on custom engraved retirement gifts or decided to go the goofier route, there's no doubt that your retiree will be grateful for the thought.