Retirement Award, Clock, Plaque and Gift Ideas and Wording

When 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