A retirement is an entirely different aspect of a person's life. When retiring from work, your mother/friend/partner may be feeling good that she is now free from her tight schedule and can pursue things she long wanted to. But, at the same time, she may be missing her work, work environment, and going to work. Retirement is surely a milestone. Make sure your retirement gift is meaningful and thoughtful.
Retirement Gifts for Women
On a broader scale, these gifts can be categorized into three types. Firstly, do you wish to gift something that will always bring back fond memories of the person's work life? Do you wish to gift something that is a personal favorite of the person and can be useful in life after retirement? Or you do not know the person at a personal level and wish to gift a neutral gift. Once you have decided on the type, you will definitely find it easier to find the prefect retirement gift.
Arts and Crafts
A framed group photograph of all the related people at work can be one of the best and memorable gifts. Secondly, a frame with signatures of people with some quotes or sayings can also be a good gift. If you are good at sketching, you can sketch the person, frame it, and gift it as a personalized gift. Table plaques with humorous or meaningful quotes on retirement is also a popular gift option.
Gift baskets fall in the second category of gift ideas for retirement. If it is your mom, a friend or a loved one who is retiring, you can gift something related to their hobby or any personal favorite items. A gourmet gift basket with gourmet sauces, cheeses, exotic foods, etc. is always considered as one of the most popular and favored retirement gift ideas for women. If the person loves gardening, you can prepare or buy a gardening gift basket. Who said seniors don't like chocolates? You can always go for the chocolates or chocolate gift baskets.
A stylish watch is the best deal. Find out if you can get it engraved. You can also look for table clocks with plaques having engraved initials or name, etc. If the person loves reading, you can buy the latest bestseller, or a reading gift basket or a monthly subscription to a magazine, etc. An engraved bracelet or retirement bracelet is one of the best ideas for retirement gifts for mom or teacher. Lastly, gift vouchers to shopping, fine dining, passes to events, etc. can also be a savior if you have got past the aforementioned ideas.
Lastly, if you do not come up with anything, a simple thank you card (for teacher/boss), a happy retirement card (for mom/friend), etc., can also be helpful. Remember that the gesture is always more appreciated than the gift itself.