Retirement Award and Gift Ideas and Wording

Retirement Award Ideas from Awarding YouWhen a long time employee retires from your organization, it is common to recognize the years of hard work and dedication that the person gave to your organization. 

A retirement gift conveys respect, appreciation, esteem and the value that this individual had within the company.  Generally, a retirement gift is given to individuals that have worked for an organization for at least 5 years. We regularly see organizations giving retirement gifts for employees who have been with them for over 30 years, quite a feat considering the average time a person spends at a company is approximately 3 years.

Often times, the retirement award or gift will be presented at an employee meeting, special luncheon, or retirement party.  Many times, the company will also have a commemorative plaque made with the individuals work accomplishments made to hang in a Hall of Fame at the corporate office, showing customers, vendors, and new employees how much they value long term employees.

There are a wide variety of options that are appropriate for this type of gift.. The personality of the individual, the type of position, the number of years worked and the type of company will all play into choosing a memorable gift for the recipient.  Here are some ideas and options for wording your Retirement Gift, Plaque or Award.

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Retirement Award and Gift Wording

Start by thinking about the basic information for your awards, the “5 W’s”. 

Additional ideas for wording your Retirement Gifts and Plaques:

1. Option for Retirement Award Wording

Presented to
Name
In Grateful Appreciation
For your Years of
Hard Work, Loyalty, and Leadership
Enjoy your Retirement
Year

2. Option for Retirement Award Wording
Name
Enjoy your Well Deserved
Retirement
You Have Earned It!
Company
Year

3. Option for Retirement Award Wording
Retirement Award
Presented to
Name
Thank you for your
Loyalty, Friendship, and Service
You will be Long Remembered
Date

4. Option for Retirement Award Wording
Happy Retirement
From All of Us
At
Company
Date

5. Option for Retirement Award Wording
Recognizing
Recipient Name
For __ Years
At Company Name
You Are One in A Million.
You Will be Greatly Missed.
Date

6. Option for Retirement Award Wording
Logo
In Grateful Recognition
Of __ Years
At
Company Name
Wishing Many
New Adventures

7. Option for Retirement Award Wording
Presented to
Recipient Name
You Have Been An
Outstanding Team Member
And Extraordinary Friend
Our Best Wishes on
Your Retirement
Company Name
Date

8. Option for Retirement Award Wording
Recognizing
Recipient Name
Thank You for
___ Years of Faithful Service
To Company Name
Now you’ll get to
“work” on your golf game!
Enjoy!
Date

9. Option for Retirement Award Wording
Company Logo
For
Recipient Name
On Your Retirement
Date
Thank You for Your
___ Years of Dedication.
Enjoy Your Upcoming
Adventures.

10. Option for Retirement Award Wording
Recognizing
Recipient Name
On your Retirement
After __ Years
With Company Name
You Will Be Missed!
Date