For those elite people in business, who have probably known the finer things in life, personalization is the key for the perfect retirement gift. It must be something that lets them remember their legacy in the corporation, where they had slaved for decades to get to the desk of their dreams.
The gift should be something related to their previous business interests, and which, after their whole life-time of profitable deals and spot-on investments, reminds them of those business-related activities that gave them pleasure and therefore that will give them pleasure again. These two concepts are basic and necessary to stimulate the former executive to remember about their working lives, and of course, the one who had given them the gift.
For The Keen Golfer: Nothing says elitism and top-flight more than the sport of golf. The demand for golf clubs, gloves, golf-carts and the like has soared over the years due to the proliferation in industries like hedge fund investing and financial advisors in general. A rising number of business people simply results in more golfers as golf is the sport where lots of them go to bond and become acquainted. More evidence of this, is that golf courses are becoming more popular in budding economies like India and China, where ‘Mission Hills’ and many other courses are often advertised in the sporting press.
It only takes some creative thought. You could put their company logo, family seal or monogram on golf balls, markers, tees and golf bag to show that certain kind of privilege that they relish. For those who like to take friends to the golf course with them, nothing says group bonding more than personalized golf shirts for the whole group of friends!
Where they have done well in a favourite tournament with other golfers, a miniature personalized scoreboard print will also provoke memories as much as photos do. With podium photos and ranks immortalized, you can conjure up the spirit of the competition and help the golfer (and other participants) relive the moment just as if they’re playing and enjoying the game again.
Recreational Gambling: Some executives spend some of their free time in casinos, where they flaunt their wealth and try to win more at the same time. Such people live life in the fast lane, as hey say, gaining and losing a lot of money as they go along. The perfect gift for this type of person, are items that represent his/her lifestyle, like a personally branded cigar or a monogrammed cigar case and cutter. How about a customized deck of cards with logos that represent the retiree’s trade or industry?
You could also go in for the classic present of expensive wine or champagne, the taste of which will remind them of the good life by its fantastic taste. A bottle of Lafite, Brut or Mensil are in this bracket. Giving ex top-flight executives these universal symbols of privilege would contribute vastly to the ideal retirement party for them. A cigar case personalized with a monogram and expensive wine do go a long way in this direction.
The Conclusion: Nothing else will remind them of their previous lifestyles more than personalized items that represent their former way of life. Giving these sorts of gifts to retiring executives will be spot on. They ought to be able to live their golden years the way they want to and thinking along the lines of luxury and personalization will help you find the best retirement gift for them quite easily.