Time to say goodbye and good luck to a friend and coworker? Wishing a valuable team player all the best for a long and happy retirement? Acing the perfect gift for a departing coworker can be tricky, especially when you’re making a special purchase on behalf of a whole group. Forget all those dull and done before gifts and this year, gift something truly special with our top foolproof tricks for making your coworker’s leaving gift a huge success. Just call us your gift gurus!
Go for nostalgia
Who doesn’t enjoy a fun blast from the past? Wrapping up a gift with a real timeless twist is a surefire way to make things special. Especially when you’re looking for a great way to celebrate a friend and fellow worker. We’re not just talking heirloom keepsakes though, nostalgia can come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. For a fun, low-budget way of treating a work buddy who is about to embark on a new job adventure or is off to pursue a promotion, consider a gift box filled with old-time favorite candies and candy bars. Not only will you serve up a fun and whimsical treat any sweet lover is sure to love, your work friend will be set up for snacks at the new office too. Talk about great way to tickle a coworker’s taste buds!
Alternatively of course, if you’re on the hunt for a nostalgic gift with a little more sentimental value, opt for a classic photo of the work team framed up in a wonderful keepsake frame that’s been engraved with the company name and your coworker’s years of service. Or, how about this for a retirement gift: Why not invite team members to write and share memories, photos and anecdotes in a specially coordinated photo album or scrapbook?
From A Tale of Two Cities in literature, to Gone with the Wind in movies, nothing compares to a great classic. And, the same goes for gifts too. Especially when you’re shopping for a gift for a retirement. Sending off a beloved old-timer? Bidding adieu to a beloved senior member of your work team? When it comes to grade A gifts, you can’t beat a stunning treasure-forever pen, a crystal paperweight or a beautiful figurine, decorative platter or leather-bound photo album that’s ready to be filled with snapshots from fun retirement vacations. The way to make sure your gift is perfect? Whether you splurge with an expensive heirloom-ready pick from the entire team, or simply opt of a delightful trinket or timeless desk accessory, adding a truly traditional engraving can give your leaving present plenty of sentimental value too.
We’re not just talking about those finishing touches like engraving or etching. While those are perfect ideas for creating a keepsake worthy gift, there are plenty of other wonderful ways to make a gift extra special. That’s right, we’re talking about truly tailoring your gift to suit your coworker right down to the ground. The good news? You don’t have to spend a lot to do so either. Just do a little research and find out what really makes your coworker tick and you’ll have a present that seems truly heartfelt. Book lovers might love a new bestseller or a classic special edition read. Or, for a retiree why not go for an electronic e-reader? Shopping for a fitness buff or an avid runner? Try a sleek new gym bag. And, then when it comes to golfers, the options are endless. From personalized, monogrammed and embroidered golf shoe bags, to beautiful embroidered golf apparel and polo shirts, the treasure-forever gift opportunities are endless!
Thinking of something a little more mouthwatering? For the gourmet, opt for a picnic set with a plush, luxurious picnic blanket and picnic basket. Or, for something a little more relaxed, wrap up a yummy picnic hamper filled with gourmet snacks and wines. And, if you know your coworker loves spending time in the kitchen, give him or her a gift certificate for a cooking class alongside a fun personalized chef’s apron. Just think hobbies and interests and you’ll be on your way to gift greatness!
Fuel some fun
All work and no play makes for one unhappy coworker, so why not organize a gift that gives your deserving coworker a little break and a lot of relaxation? After all there’s life beyond the workplace! Spa-aholic? Gift them a day at the spa or wrap up a pampering gift basket. Restaurant connoisseur? Serve up a gift certificate to a fancy restaurant they’ve never tried. Thrill seeker? Go for a hot air balloon flight. Sports fans? Organize tickets to a game. Movie lovers? Wrap up a gift certificate for the movies. Or, for a more indulgent film-themed gift for a retiring cinema-buff, create a gift basket filled with all-time classic DVDs and a wonderful custom popcorn bowl. After all that hard work in the office who wouldn’t love a little r and r?
Pick something practical
Ok, not too practical, we’re not talking about household cleaning supplies here! The name of the game with presents with practical flavor is to think practical with an indulgent twist. So, if you’re shopping for a renowned coffee lover, try a beautiful travel mug with a gift certificate to his or her favorite coffeehouse. For a green thumb, go for a gift basket with new gardening gloves, heirloom seeds and gardener’s hand lotion. For the world traveler who is about to head off for a retirement filled with exciting vacations and wonderful world travels, opt for some quality luggage complete with personalized accents. Talk about wonderful way to wish somebody bon voyage. Or, for the tech junkie, try a fun modern desk valet that corrals and charges cell phones and small personal electronics. And, last but not least, why not gift them a beautiful leather e-reader of tablet computer cover that’s been wonderfully monogrammed? It’s useful and luxurious all rolled into one.
And finally, once you’ve got your gift all figured out, just be sure to pick the perfect leaving card or retirement card and you’ll have all the makings of the perfect send-off. The only problem? Making sure no one in your team spills the beans and spoils the leaving gift surprise!