Here’s a list of awesome gift ideas that are hot among our group gifters.
1. Ask them without asking them
If you don’t want to ask outright, start by asking them how they think they’ll be spending their time differently now. What hobbies, sports, relaxation, travel, interests are they planning to pursue. Or.. just ask them outright.
2. Time to get healthy?
Danish bikes from Melbourne co. Urban Bicycles
Bike : A vintage look for cruising down to the beach from UrbanBicycles, Maybe it’s not just a job change but a change of life. Help jumpstart their new life with a:
3. Personalised Stationery or leather accessories
Whether they are retiring, starting up on their own or taking a break, something monogrammed or personalised makes someone feel important. It’s also something that lasts and serves as a reminder of their old work friends.
Leaving for a big trip. How ’bout:
Retirement might be the chance they’ve been waiting for to finally relax. A massage chair could be their idea of heaven! Check out Inada Massage chairs from Japan. They’ve been making them for 50 years.
6. Lover of the arts?
Colin Lanceley litho from OlsenIrwin Galleries
If art is on the wishlist, OlsenIrwin Galleries in Woollahra, Sydney has a fine collection of Australian artworks. This Colin Lanceley lithograph is $1250. Tim Olsen can advise you what’s hot.
Subscriptions: retirement is the perfect time to indulge in new and old interests.
Let someone else deal with the sourcing, wrapping and delivery. Try PamperHamper for stylish packaging and special treats for all types.
Gardening is at the top of many retirees’ lists. Either call a hamper company to put seeds, gloves and tools together for you or choose your own. Check out Beezer gifts for a nice selection online.
9. Techno Gizmos
If they don’t already have one, no-one can live without:
As parents, we’ve all been there and we’ve all said it, that seminal line, spoken moments after your child’s birthday party has ended, “NEVER again”. And yet…in our infinite wisdom