Monday, 29 June 2015

Great Ideas for Retirement Gifts

It is an age old tradition for a Company to give a clock to their employee for years of good service, or for friends and family to buy a card or small gift to celebrate retirement.
However retirement is a great time to learn new skills, and a much better gift could be in the form of a model kit such as the Occre range of ships, buses, trams and trains.
Occre model kits are particularly impressive due to the use of quality white metal parts and laser cut wood.

With prices starting from £49.95 and rising to over £370 the range caters for all tastes and budgets.

This type of kit gives hours of pleasure for the model maker and makes an outstanding display piece that will have them hooked, wanting to improve their skills and build more difficult pieces.

Another great retirement gift idea is an electric scroll saw. Arguably the most versatile machine for the workshop. It is straightforward enough for a beginner to quickly start producing some great decorative items, and for someone with previous experience to produce items of the highest quality.

Scrollsawing is an absorbing hobby and there are many books that will quickly further your skills.

Hobbies boasts an extensive selection of scroll saw plans to produce anything from Dolls Houses, Windmills and Caravans to Whirl-i-gigs, Noahs Ark and St.Pauls Cathedral.

The ultimate retirement present is surely the model ship kit. The choice is varied and fascinating, with ranges from North Sea trawlers to Pirate Galleons. Some of the most popular kits include the Mississippi Steam River Boat and Nelson's famous HMS Victory.
Hobbies stock a wide range of model boat fittings, and to make building the ship a bit easier the Occre Portable Workshop Cabinet is an essential element.

For more ideas such as Steam Engines, Garden Railways, Radio Control Tanks, Boats, Planes and Lorries visit