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Great Gift Ideas For A Retiring Co-worker

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live and work, if not forever, then at the very least, for the foreseeable future.  Some things, however, don’t change.  You may not get to spend as much time face to face with your friends and coworkers as you once did, but they’re still out there, and you’re almost certainly in daily communication with them. 

Sure, these days, that communication takes place mostly by way of email, video chat, phone, or some combination of those three, but it still happens and those people are still friends and colleagues.  And of course, the day naturally comes when some of those friends and coworkers will reach retirement age.  It’s a big milestone and definitely a cause for celebration, though the form those celebrations take these days is different too, again, thanks to the cursed virus.

If you know someone who is retiring soon, it’s not too early to start thinking about what kind of gift you might want to give them to help celebrate the occasion, but if you’re like most people, you probably find retirement gifts to be a bit of a challenge.  If so, then here are a few ideas to get your mind turning on the subject:

The Rosewood Interactive Gear Clock

Clocks or watches are a common retirement gift, and with good reason.  They mark the passage of time and that’s exactly what retirement celebrates.  Time. 

This clock is simply gorgeous, with its gears exposed through a clear glass frame on the clock face so you can watch the inner workings as the hands sweep around the clock face, and the dark stain and brass give it a stately, refined look.

Best of all though, you’ll find a brass plate at the base, which can be customized with the recipient’s name and whatever short message you’d like to include.  It’s pretty close to perfect, and well-priced, to boot!

The Flame Glass Award

While this idea isn’t really appropriate for peers, if you’re a manager and one of your employees is retiring, this is an excellent option to consider.  Because the award is made from multi-colored blown glass, each piece is unique, though all give the sense of an eternally burning flame, resting on a crystal base, which can be etched with the recipient’s name and a short, custom message.

Note that if you opt for this gift idea, an attractive gift box is included, so when you receive it, there’s nothing else to do but pick the day you want to present it to your employee.

The Essence of Leadership Pen

Pens are another go-to retirement gift option, and this one is a great choice if you’re an employee and your boss is retiring.  The pen itself is attractive and emblazoned with the word “Leadership” on it, and the metal carrying case includes an inspirational quote about the essence of leadership.  An excellent option, and an excellent value.

The Great Quotes from Great Leaders Gift Book

Finally, if the person who’s retiring is a reader, then you can’t really go wrong with this wonderful book that features hundreds of quotes from leaders all over the world.  As with the other gift ideas mentioned here, this one can be personalized and customized when ordering, to make it a gift that won’t be soon forgotten.

Didn’t find exactly what you were looking for above?  Not to worry, the options presented here are just the tip of the iceberg.  Whatever your taste, preferences and budget, we’ve got hundreds of great gift ideas on our site.  Just spend some time browsing our full selection and you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for!