The key of giving a great retirement gift is to know what the retiree is interested in. For example, does the retiree like to play golf? The more personalized the retirement gift is, the more grateful the retiree will be. Lets face it, when you give a teacher an engraved ornament shaped like an apple, the only time they can use it is during Christmas. Get personal by giving retirees a special and useful retirement gift just for them.
A Gift for Golfing Retirees – PARscription Golf Ball Set
This gift set has two amber-colored medicine bottles filled with top of the line golf balls. Perfect gag gift, yet a useful gift for the ailing golfer that cost $16.
A Great Gift for Fishing Retirees – Plano Single Tray Tackle Box
I worked for a man who was ready to retire. He was a great boss, so I decided to make him a gift basket based around his hobby- fishing. If you don’t know how to make a gift basket for a fisherman, then buy a tackle box set. The Plano Single Tray Tackle Box comes with hook assortments, lures, crappie jigs, split weights and panfish. The tackle box cost $45.00 from Amazon.
Personalized Retirement Gift for Wine Lovers – Wine of the Month Club
Recipients of the wine of the month club membership will receive two bottles every month from award winning wineries. Free shipping and a club newsletter are included with every membership. You can purchase a 3, 6, or 12-month memberships. Price of the wine of the month membership runs around $100.
Give the Gift of Relaxation – Spa Gift Certificate
A spa gift certificate is perfect for women who like being pampered. You can usually pick out those women because they are always the ones who have perfectly manicured nails all year round. Buy a gift certificate to the local spa for a manicure, pedicure, or massage.
Great Gift for Traveling Female Retirees – The Spa at the Hotel Hershey
Overnight spa retreats are expensive; so get together with a few co-workers or friends to pay for it. The Spa at the Hotel Hershey in Pennsylvania has wonderful packages. For instance, the Chocolate Spa Getaway package includes a two-night stay with 50 minutes of massage and lunch in The Oasis. This package runs around $600 to $771 based on the time of year. Various spa packages are available from this hotel that ranges from $596 to $1000.
A Gift for Book Loving Retirees – Bookstore Gift Certificate
You can’t go wrong with buying a gift card to a bookstore for retired bookworms. Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million are the best large bookstore chains to purchase a gift certificate, too.
A Retirement Gift for Gardeners – Gourmet Garden Tote
The Gourmet Garden Tote from gourmetgiftbaskets.com comes with chocolate cherries, hot pepper cheese, trail mix, misting bottle, gardening gloves, a cultivator, two shovels, and etc. Not only will the retired gardener have supplies to use he/she will have snacks to eat. This tote cost $60.
A Retirement Gift for Nature Lovers – Nikon Binoculars
Nature lovers and outdoor men will love the Nikon 10×40 Action Binoculars. It has 10x magnification and the cost range is $75 to $125 dollars.
A Gift for Music Loving Retirees – CDs
For this to be a useful and thoughtful gift you must know what kind of music the retiree likes. Perhaps he/she is an opera fan or a blue grass connoisseur. Find out their musical taste and purchase CDs accordingly.
Perfect Gift for Sports Oriented Retirees – Season Tickets
Season tickets to a Cowboys or Redskin game can be expensive, so get your co-workers, friends, or family to pitch in. Season tickets can be bought for any sport and any team.
Remember, give a gift that is useful to the retiree, not something that will collect dust and end up in a yard sale five years from now. A useful gift is the best gift.