But what would you choose for your favor? Because a retirement party is
not the same as a wedding where people receive wedding favors or a
birthday party where children will receive a gift bag, finding the
perfect favor may be hard as it is not as commonly seen. We’ve come up
with a few ideas for you to hopefully help bring your search to an end.
There’s a few ways to go about this. The reason for leaving a favor for
guests is to give them something to remember the retiree by. So you may
want to start by finding out a little bit about the retiree’s interests
or what they plan to do during retirement.
Here are some suggestions of what type of favor to get depending on
If they love golf, why not have golf balls made
with the retiree’s name on it or a short golf saying that the retiree
always loved to say.
If they love to read, create bookmarks with a picture of the retiree,
their name and their favourite quote.
If they plan to travel, give everyone a gift world globe with the
retiree’s name and a saying like, ‘Traveling around the world’ written
If they were always a big candy or chocolate eater at work, give a box
of chocolates or the retiree’s favourite candy.
If they love to garden, give a small potted flower or a package of
No matter what you give, remember to attach something to the item
thanking the guests for coming and saying that the retiree loved working
with them or appreciates everything they did for him/her.
If you want something more generic, you could always purchase small
individual bottles of champagne or liquor in pre-made shot glasses with
a little note on them thanking guests for coming and this is to toast to
the retiree. Or you could go with cigars too, that is if everyone there
smokes. These are all ways to share in a cheer to the retiree.