our family, and gain recognition and respect in our work place. And after all that comes retirement. Retirement is a major transition in life, it's achieving one of the greatest milestones in life. This phase in life, where suddenly there are no trips to office, no practicing of the profession and the entire is spent at home; leave a kind of empty space. It's a challenge, a new adventure in life. But it also is a remarkable achievement, so no doubt it calls for celebration for the retiree!
Retirement party means honoring the retiree and giving retirement gifts, some that are keepsakes or remind the retiree of the gone by days and some are to prepare him/her for the future days. So if its time for your dad to retire, it not only means a responsibility for you to cater to his needs but to care of him in his old age. This is also a crucial time when he needs your time and support. So welcome him in this post-retirement life with a thoughtful gift that expresses your gratitude and appreciation.
Personalized gifts make perfect retirement gift for dad. Not only personalized gifts show your thoughtfulness, but also they become a way for your dad to remember your gesture for the entire lifetime. Some of the ideas are personalized retirement keepsakes, photo calendars, personalized decanter sets or glass beer mugs, personalized quilts, novelty golf balls, pocket watches that are engraved with dad's initials or with a family photo, funny retirement tees for dad, personalized photo album etc.
Since retirement for your dad means a lot of free time, time to relax and concentrate on his health, give him gifts that will provide him comfort for his old age or to spend time in leisure activities. Like a lounge chair offers instant comfort by gliding smoothly into reclining positions that progress from slightly reclined to a restful recline, perfect for days at beach or in the backyard. If your dad loves gardening then a kit of gardening tools and a book about gardening tips would make a unique retirement gift. Similarly if your dad is a golf buff, then either gift him a golf club membership, or a golf set, executive putting sets; a fishing kit, or folding work table, fun gift baskets for golfers or fishermen, gift certificates to a spa, yoga classes, health club or a massage center.
Some of other thoughtful ideas for retirement gifts for your dad would be sending him on a vacation to his dream place, a perfect way to express that you care for him. Or organize a huge party for him to commemorate this achievement and surprise him by inviting his old friends from school, college or colleagues from offices he has worked with. Whatever you do, do it genuinely and your dad will be elated with your effoerts!