Personalised Retirement Gifts

Let’s be honest, when someone’s on the verge of retirement after decades at work, retirement gifts aren’t their main concern. They’re hardly going to fret over which style of pen you get them, when they’re wondering what on earth they’ll do to keep busy until they pop their clogs. That said, while they’re trying to decide between dog walking, cycling and entomology, you can at least get them a goodbye present to remember. Below are just a few ideas for personalised retirement gifts…

Retirement Whisky Gifts

Of all the personalised retirement gifts that jump out Personalised dog Gifts as being pretty darned obvious, a nice bottle of personalised whisky has to be right up there. Unlike a bottle off the shelf from your local Tesco, the labels on these bottles can be customised with your chosen name and two years – the first when they started work, the second being the retirement date. What’s more, you can also choose between single and blended malts.

Original Newspaper

First things first, these aren’t reproductions. These newspapers are, as the title suggests, completely original, with an archive that goes all the way back to 1900. So basically, you pick a newspaper from the day of your choice – their start date, for instance – which will then be sent to you with a certificate of authenticity that includes your chosen retiree. It makes for a great retirement gift.

Jigsaw Gifts

A newspaper’s front page from your chosen date, a map of your chosen area or any number of name-in-image designs can be converted into a challenging 255 or 400-piece jigsaw. There’s even the option of personalising a Beano jigsaw, should you retiree be an old reminiscer at heart.

Something Engraved

Whether you go for cut crystal or stainless steel, getting something engraved is a sure-fire way of giving them a gift to remember. Depending on what you go for, you’ll be able to engrave your chosen initials, a name or even a message, while in terms of products available, there are, among lots of other things, whisky tumblers, brandy glasses, hip flasks, cufflinks, keyrings, charm bracelets and wine stoppers.

Gift Experience Days Out

With plenty of time on their hands, treating them to a gift experience day is also a pretty safe bet. The choice is almost endless, with everything from dinner-and-theatre deals, to tea at Harrods or a tour of Windsor Castle. One particularly popular option is the Gourmet Lunch Cruise that includes a three-course lunch on a glass-bottom boat on the Thames, as well as a ‘ride’ on the London Eye.