While most people automatically assume that some retires from the military
when they have served 20 years.
Today, more and more military members are serving 25 or even 30 years,
depending on their rank and the branch of service they are in.
Retiring from the military can mean a lot of different emotions.
Some are more than ready to take their leave, while others would
continue to serve if they were allowed to.
Keep that in mind as you pick out military retirement gifts.
Two of the most common gifts for military retirees are plaques and clocks.
Plaques are great gifts from a group. You can include a picture of the retiree or the insignia for the unit they served in.
The retiree’s name and dates of service should be included.
Some plaques also include a saying or slogan that is familiar to the unit.
These plaques will undoubtedly have a place of honor in the retiree’s home or office,
as well as in his or her family’s heirlooms.
There are many styles of clocks available today that make great military retirement gifts.
From a traditional wall clock with the branch emblem on the face to a mantle clock that is
quite elegant and formal, you’ll find a wide selection available.
Some feature an engraving plate on the front that can feature the retiree’s name,
rank , and dates of services. In addition, pocket watches are also quite popular.
The front of the pocket watch can have a beautifully raised adornment of the branch crest,
unit insignia, or even an aircraft, helicopter, or ship that the military member operated or supported.
These watches are available in silver or gold plated materials.
The face of the watch can be also have some sort of decoration or symbol.
The back of the watch is often engraved with a special message to the retiree,
such as “Thank you for your service” and the service dates.
Other popular military retirement gifts are less formal. For example, there are some great “gag” gifts,
such as t-shirts that say something like “I don’t want to…I don’t have to…I’m retired!”
These gifts are great for lightening up the mood at a retirement where someone is less than
enthused about leaving the military. In addition, you might want to mix up these types of
gifts up with those of a more serious nature.
In closing, military retirement gifts will normally require a bit of thought to make sure the gift fits the retiree.
Personalizing these gifts will ensure that the memories of their career are never forgotten.
The key to a great retirement gift is that it truly showcases the service of the retiree.
Whether they have 20, 25, or 30 years under their belt, they will surely be missed.
Show these veterans how much you appreciate their service, sacrifice, and
dedication with the perfect selection of military retirement gifts.
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