Your parents are getting retired after the decades of persistent hard work and at the same time, they heaved a sigh of relief as “Freedom from work doesn’t bore at all”. Retirement is like a turning point in anyone’s life and it is going to bring a big change after ages in the life of your parents.
Retirement is a big deal as it is the end of the parents’ career. Your parents are going to “feel it” a lot more than any other thing. They might feel themselves at the edge of disappointment, worthlessness, and dumbness.
Here we are going to share some inspiring ways to amaze your parents at the time of retirement and give them reasons to live a “Happy-Retirement Life” afterward.
Make A Travel Plan / A Road Trip
Let’s plan a world tour for your parents secretly as they need a source of relaxation after a long, tiring, workaholic-lifestyle. Mark the places for them and Present them a package of their trip at the retirement party and please them.
Book them a ticket
It is worthwhile when you suddenly approach your parents with the tickets in your hand for their tour around the world. How soothing is that your parents are going to enjoy their lives the way they might think of?
Random Road Trips
Arrange a road trip for your parents as soon as their retirement starts. Mark the places for them where you have booked rooms. Give them a road map and of course a car to drive of their own so they can enjoy the trip with each other by remembering the good old days.
To make their trip more fun, gift them a camera so they can capture the pictures of the beautiful views and can recall the memories after a while by looking to them.
A travel journal
As your parents are enjoying their retirement holiday to its full swing, let’s help them to jot down these memories somewhere by gifting them a journal because when they will be back, they will have a look at them and these memories will bring a smile on their faces.
A suit Case
Everything is going perfect, but how will they bring back some gifts for you if they have gotten no space? Let’s not give them a chance to forget your gifts by buying them an easy-to-carry suitcase or a trolley bag. Moreover, it may help them to keep everything safe.
A Travel Pillow
As our parents have grown older they need a comfy-pillow for traveling so they can have an appeasing and a cozy trip.
Help them Signing up for New hobbies
Right after retirement, parents do not have anything to do. You might interest them by indulging them in different household chores. Plan various activities for them and make an easy way out for them to proceed with their hobbies.
Let’s make it easy for you.
Some parents love making up their lawns or gardens. Gift them some gardening-tools that can help them to be creative with their gardens. Buy them some seeds as well for their kitchen-garden, they love it when they see the plants they sowed, are growing.
Another quite entertaining activity is cooking. Ask your parents out to cook something special for you sometimes as they used to do when you were a kid. It excites them when they cook and you praise them. It gives them great pleasure because of being needed.
Furthermore, you can please your retired parents by presenting them a retirement gift of any mug, a cookbook so they can try new dishes for you or any kitchen utensils.
Social Media Interests
Social Media has a great influence on every one of us, but most of our parents do not use social media. Help your parents to sign up for some interesting social media applications. It paves a way for them to connect to different people, makes them laugh on funny jokes or gives them an easy-watch to amazing videos literally.
A walk to Remember
After ages of getting up early in the morning, parents have become early-birds now and it takes time to mold the habit. For this, have a walk with them or honor them with a gym membership as “an active start of a day keeps you committed whole day”, a cool breeze has a very reinvigorating effect.
Arrange a surprise get-together, call upon your parent’s friends. Serve them with some liquid refreshment as well as with grilled meat to amuse them. By bringing upon waves of laughter, recalling memories and a nice dine-in, you complete their evening.
A Perfect Movie Watch
One more refreshing activity for retired parents is to buy them tickets for a movie. Let them go hands in hands. Indeed a great refreshment is a triumph.
Spend quality time
Your parent is getting bored and he wants to have a quality time with you. Do not disappoint him with your ignorance. A game of chess would be a good option. During a game, you both exchange laughter and a good-convo. You can also make through it by sitting with them to watch a random television show as well.
Buy them Something BIG
Your parents have spent their whole lives to facilitate you with everything you want. Now its time to pay them back. Go for something giant or more worthy. Show your love for them by gifting eye-catching yet inspiring presents.
After retirement, parents feel dependency on their children, even if they want to go somewhere. It shouldn’t be like this, right? Endow the parents with a car to whom they are the owner. They must be free to take it anywhere they want. Hence, It helps them to become independent once again.
A beautiful hut house beside a seaside or a beach
One more interesting gift would be a hut beside a seaside. What a lovely place to spend some “Us Time” for parents. A Picnic on a beach could be another thrilling experience for parents so they enjoy nature along with the sea and a gentle wind.
The need for technology is rising with every passing day. So make your retiring parent’s end of career a momentous occasion by buying them any technology gadget like a tablet to watch favorite seasons, the latest phone so they can carry it anywhere they want, etc.
A lot of wireless devices that can be a blissful tiny surprise for the parents are the wireless charger, Bluetooth headphones, beard trimmers or a “neck and back massager” that helps your parents to lessen the pain that has now become part of their lives as they are growing old.
Parents are the great blessing and we can not return them the amount of love, care they had been served us with. But still, we can show regard to all that by bringing valuable gifts like a watch, a pendant or any gold accessory as an “honored retirement present” for them.
Other small tokens of love for retiree parents could be
Some random gifts that you can bring upon for your parents on and off.
- A shirt or a pair of shoes sometimes gives a sigh of thankfulness to your parents.
- A Yoga mat is the best option for the parents who can not go out for a walk, they can do exercise in their homes.
- Rocking chairs or a cozy pouch can also be a good idea to make your retiring parents delighted as they love to sit on these chairs in their leisure time.
- If your parent is more into the art then you can also gift him a beautiful painting of any breathtaking view, etc.
- You can also treat your retired parents by taking them on a dinner to a restaurant.
- Rejoice your parents with a gift of money certificate so that they can feel secure and move independently.
- Any health/beauty related product may help them taking care of their skin.
- A bottle of their favorite beverage can be a great relief at times of loneliness.
- Book a helicopter ride and let them fly with birds.
- Membership to some golf club helps your parents in making new friends and relaxing his mind.
- A good read is always a tremendous time passing activity. It not only gives command on a language but also increases awareness about different things.
- Glasses holders are to keep their spectacles safe from any damage, can be another tiny addition.
- A lamp to lighten up the nights or a digital alarming clock can also be good ideas.
Many aspiring ways to baffle your retiring parent have been penned down above. All you need is to make this happen the way it should be done. Always be thankful for having parents beside you through thick and thin.
Give them the harmony the way they had given you. You got gifts the whole life, it’s your turn now to surprise them and make their remaining life joyful and entertaining with these little acts.