It is inevitable that we all go through the subsequent phases of life. Some might be unpleasant, while others may be the best times of our lives. All in all, it is unavoidable to go through each and every one of them, though many skip others and go right to the end and then come back up again. Needless to say, careful contemplation is always put into retirement. Like any other of the phases, there comes a time when one must rest, enjoy quality time with their families, watch the young ones grow and teach them all the lessons life will need them to know. Also because you’ve made so much money. I am just joking. So when a friend, a relative, a colleague has reached the decision to retire, how do you celebrate with them this phase of their life? How do you congratulate them for all the years of hard work put in? How do you continue to be in their hearts? Here are a few suggestions as to how you can do that;
List of Best Retirement Gifts for Women
The Enesco Foundations Retirement Figurine is a 9.25 inch sculpture of magnificence. Made in China, the figurine bears the words “Bless your retirement, your accomplishments, and the journeys in which you have yet to venture.” Now in all honesty, it couldn’t have been said better, don’t you agree? Meticulously hand crafted, the Enesco figurine is over 50 years old. Globally recognized, and for the first time since I began doing product reviews, here is a product that has a rating of 5 out of 5. Nothing less than excellence I assure you. Using it to decorate a living room, a bedroom, or maybe even just a small home office they might open if they opt to work from home, this figurine is suitable for any type of décor. The figurine is of light weight and weighs no more than 1.5 pounds and has a 4.5 x 3.9 x 9.2 inch dimension structure. Now I know I am nowhere near retirement, but if I ever did, better yet, when I do, please buy me this!
So maybe Enesco is the place to look for everything. Just as the Enesco Foundation Retirement Figurine proved itself to be an all-time favorite, so is the Enesco 4026133 Our Name Is Mud Retirement Mug. Crafted by Lorrie Veasey, you could choose between one of two mugs; one with the words “Retirement. The pay stinks but the hours are good” or another written “Every day is the weekend.” Better yet, just buy them both! The Enesco mug lends itself to a more humorous, jolly and friendly type of gift. It is one that is easily accepted and lightens the mood. Serving a dual purpose of both being fun and actually being useful, the mug is loved by many. Guaranteed as dishwasher safe, the mug is hand painted stoneware, artisan crafter, and comes beautifully boxed ready to be given as a gift. Ranking at 4.8 out of 5, I am sure whoever receives this, will definitely love it.
The joy of not working; is actually the title of the gift. Hilarious isn’t it? The Joy of Not Working, by Ernie j. Zelinski, is a book dedicated to the retired, the unemployed and the overworked. In this book, Zelinski guarantees to change your view of the world by elaborating on the ways to live a life balanced in work, play, employmentand retirement. Selling over 150,000 copies worldwide, the book among many things, speaks of pursing activities which you find can bring you leisure; being financially independent, gaining the courage to leave your job, and discovering your life’s passions. What better gift to give someone who is retiring then? Reviewed by Don Oldernburg from the Washington Post as “In The Joy Of Not Working, Zelinski explains how to combat boredom, develop motivation, live for today, rethink the terms of financial independence, and redefine the meaning of fulfillment” one can get the sense that the book will be truly beneficial to a retiree.
More suitable for a woman, in my opinion, the retirement Retired Wings and Wishes Angel Pin comes already in a gift box with a unique verse for each customer. Measuring approximately 1inch, the pin is layered in silver, with a shiny gold finish. Each gift box already labeled with a “To” and “From” tab on its back. This amazing pin has been rated an astounding 4.9 out of five and has lent itself to being a great gift for retirement occasions. The thing I love most about this particular gift, is that it can be given by a person of any age; be it school children to their teacher, up to a manager to her employee, the gift seems both timeless and well as ageless. The gold shine to it adds a sense of quality and class, and also being a pin, ne can wear it anytime, on anything. Thus if you have that close lady friend, and you were cracking your brain to figure out what to buy her for her upcoming retirement, the Wings and Wishes Retirement Angel pin is a present you might want to try. She will love it, I can assure you that.
Don’t shy away from retirement presents. Just like any other phase in life it is something to be celebrated. If you are an employer, honor those who have served you well and dedicated years of their life to building your empire with a gift or two when they retire. For colleagues, it is without a doubt true that the efficiency and effectiveness of your work was only made possible by the value addition your fellow employee brought to the organization. Buying them a farewell gift as they bid you good bye will be the ultimate sign of appreciation. And for those with whom it’s just a friend, a relative, a spouse or a neighbor, support them through the transition with more than just words or congratulations.