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Retirement Party Favors

Sheetal Mandora
Purchasing retirement party favors is a fun way to begin the celebrations. Take a look at some retirement party favors ideas for a friend, family member, or colleague.
As a token of appreciation for the guests who attended your party, let it be for a birthday, anniversary, bachelor/bachelorette, baby shower, retirement, etc., a party favor is a tradition which is being followed by many. Technically, favors were only given to guests at wedding affairs and other formal events.
But times have changed and the ritual of presenting favors has gained maximum popularity. No matter what kind of gathering it may be, formal, semi-formal, or casual, party favors of all kinds are given as souvenirs. These favors can range from simple, inexpensive ones to pricey "goodie bags" which are filled with novelties.
As it represents the spirit of the occasion, who wouldn't want to receive them? Same goes for a retirement party, where the guests (family members, friends, or co-workers) are appreciated for joining the celebrations. Here are some ideas on retirement party favors that will give a chance to select the right gifts.

Favors to Give After the Party

Whether the choice of favors you wish to give are bought in bulk from a departmental store, over the Internet, or hand-picked, it sure brings a smile on everyone's faces. Everyone loves a good party, but what makes it more memorable are favors from the host/hostess. The following ideas and suggestions will surely be acknowledged for the thought, time, and effort put in by the host(s). The list is presented with price range from low to high.
  • Shamrock love knot key rings which is a symbol of love and good fortune. As a party favor for close friends, this endearing token of fidelity and friendship shows how much you care.
  • Irish/Scottish design glass coasters for those lazy summer afternoons, makes this favor a thing to remember. Every time your guests use the glass coasters, they will be thinking of you, your friendship (and the party).
  • Decorative photo holders or card holders (set of four) is a very practical favor, as the guests can actually make use of them.
They can attach their photos or cards in the holders and place them around the house or office.
  • Manicure kit in a heart-shaped case, perfect for the ladies, which comes with the entire set with manicure scissors, metal file, tweezers, and nail clippers.
  • Shimmering Tiffany-style crystal heart paperweight that will make some hearts melt. The exquisite crystal favor will be another important highlight of your retirement party.
  • If your friends are fond of drinking or entertaining guests, you can give them wine glass charms.
There are sets of 6 charms with decorative designs, patterns, and colors.
  • Vintage crystal perfume bottle that has a feminine and elegant look will be appreciated by every woman (and man, because he can present this to his wife or girlfriend).
It can also be a memento for and from the person who's retiring.
  • Colorful table clocks is a gift that can be useful for everyone at the party. As a practical gift, this favor never disappoints anybody.
  • Another idea that works well are mini tea candle lanterns. They can help your guests decorate their porches or backyards with them. Every time they light the candles, they'll think of you.
  • If you can bake, then make personalized favor with packing homemade cookies in small bags. It won't last long, but will surely be appreciated.
  • Bath salts and/or oils can make a way into your goody bags. Everyone takes baths and when you have scented, fragrant oils and salts, your gift can work well.
  • Decorative chopsticks too make wonderful favors. Depending on the number of members from a family, you can give them that many chopsticks.
  • A bag of assorted candies and lollies for your guests who have their sweet tooth to satisfy. You can gift wrap it with colorful ribbons and shiny paper to complete the look.
  • Box of scented candles (set of four) for guests who can place them around the house or bedroom. It is a great favor which is loved by both men and women.
  • Colorful glass flower vase is a beautiful and decorative favor.
Again, being a practical gift, it adds a nice touch to end the party on a beautiful note.
  • Another favor that adds a special touch could be personalized baseball. You can inscribe the guest of honor's name on it which can be mounted on a stand.
Find inspiration from these suggestions to present while matching it with the theme of your party. It really livens up the entire evening (or day), and creates tons of pleasant memories for the guest of honor and the guests.