Did you know that the most common gift for retirement is a gold pocket watch? Not just because it’s a watch either. It symbolizes quality craftsmanship and is supposed to be an actual and metaphorical reminder of the passage of time. Now days it may not be quite as valued as it was in years past. But if you have that person who appreciates gifts like this, it’s still a beautiful gift.
Are Gifts Required?
Not necessarily. Of course, it’s a kind gesture but there seems to be a variety of opinions on this subject. If someone is retiring from your office and is a co-worker, then often people within the office will chip in and celebrate. If it is a family member or close friend that has retired, then that is more of a personal preference as to whether a gift is given.