Many of us, especially this son in particular, find ourselves taking our fathers for granted most often in times near the end of their lives as they start to lose their role in life. Part of the role that we have known our fathers to always have is the occupation that they worked so hard at while we were young and it was through that job that our fathers were able to feed us and help us grow into good human beings with values and a work ethic for this life.
For that reason, giving a personalized retirement gift to our fathers can be one of the most enriching gifts we every give. Imagine the look on his face when he discovers that, not only were you paying attention to his occupational life, you have elected to reward his hard years of working to support the family with a personalized token of your appreciation. A personalized retirement gift can be anything that you deem special, but the important thing is that it comes from you and is designed to reflect that relationship in a touching and personal way.
Make the Moment Magical
Part of the magic in presenting someone with a personalized retirement gift is knowing the right moment. For all of us, we should be able to find the individual moment with our fathers that best reflects our relationships and take advantage of that moment to present our gift and the words or deeds that go along with our appreciation. It is important to remember that with presenting a personalized retirement gift, you could also be presenting a moment in time that could live with your father in his memory forever.
Remember that a gift is never just a gift and make your presentation count; you want the memories of the moment to live on forever and for your father to never forget the appreciation and the love you have for him as you share in the moment of his retirement. The presentation should be a reflection of every bit of gratitude that you feel for his working life and the thankfulness that is in your heart in regards to his work over the years to help turn you into the person you are today.
The Gift of a Lifetime
The personalized retirement gift you choose should be a personal item that creates a connection between you and your father and should facilitate love and warm feelings. Make it something special, something he will enjoy, and something he will cherish. A personalized retirement gift is more than a present; it is a sign of appreciation and gratitude for the way in which you father led by example, worked graciously, and taught values to his children. Let your father know this today with a gift, and a moment, designed just for him.