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Retirement Gifts For Federal Retirees, Employees & Military



Make any occasion really special with unique gifts for federal employees, military members, and retirees. You will find custom made awards and engraved plagues, flag cases, apparel, name badges, ornaments, coasters, clock kits, custom agency LOGO Mugs, printed tee shirts, and much more.  Discover unusual, unique and custom made gifts for any occasion. Call or visit the vendor's web site for additional gift options or to order custom made commemoratives.

You will also find the procedures for requesting a U.S. flag that was flown over the Capital in Washington DC and how to request a letter from the president. These are cherished gifts for retirees.

Companies interested in featuring their products can (click here) for listing details.


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Requesting a U.S. Flag

Flags used for a civilian retirement are generally purchased by the supervisor or paid for with donations from the unit. Visit the website for your  Senator or Representative. Many Members of Congress have directions and order forms available online. If instructions for making flag requests are not online, contact your Senator or Representative for instructions. Complete the form and return with your payment to your Senator or Representative, who will forward your request to the Architect of the Capitol. Depending on the size of the flag, the prices range from $13.25 to $22.55 (plus shipping and handling). NOTE: The prices above do not include shipping and handling since it varies by location. The largest flag able to be flown over the United States Capitol is 8’ x 12’. Order yours direct from you representative.

Flags are typically displayed in decorative flag cases and you must fold the flag correctly for it to properly fit the case. Flag cases can be ordered from Just Write Laser Engraving. They do exceptional custom flag case engravings and offer other unique gifts such as coffee mugs with service dates and agency logos.

Requesting a Letter From the President


Administrative POCs may request a letter from the White House for a civilian employee retiring with 30 years or more of Federal service (this encompasses those who have combined military and civilian service as well as those with straight civilian service.), Administrative POCs should send a memorandum that includes the information listed below. A lead time of 60 to 90 days is needed to ensure timely delivery of the Letter of Appreciation. For those who make a last minute decision to retire, the letter can be sent to the home address.

Krista, one of our site visitors, requested a letter for one of their employees in October and didn't receive a reply until January 9th the following year. It took 71 days for the letter to arrive.

Requests can be sent direct to the Whitehouse or through your U.S. Representative’s or Senator’s office. There is a chance the letter will not arrive on time due to the large number of requests received by the Greetings Office. If this is the case, advise the recipient that the letter has been requested and will be sent to him when it arrives. The earlier your request is sent the better chance you have of receiving it on time.  Mail or fax requests to the address listed below or contact your representative’s office for assistance.

  • White House
    Greetings Office
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Washington, D.C. 20500.

Required Information:

  • Employees name (Include Mr., Mrs., etc.)
  • Home address
  • Retirement date
  • Years of service, agency that the employee worked for when he/she retired
    • If employee worked for multiple agencies and departments list each and dates
    • Note: Must have 30 or more years of federal service
  • Requestor’s unit, name, address, and phone number
  • Special mailing instructions (advise whether to send letter to home or unit address)
  • Point of contact for this request

Former President Letter Requests Presidential letters of appreciation from former presidents

If the retiree wishes a letter of appreciation for their service from a former president instead of the current one you can contact the former president's staff to request this service. Requests should include at a minimum, full name and rank (military members only) of retiree, date of retirement, address, name, and phone number of contact person. Other information may be required. Here is the contact information:

Requests should be submitted on agency or command letterhead.

When sending letters to former Presidents, the proper form for addressing the envelope is: The Honorable (President’s name)

President Donald J. Trump

Use this address to contact the former president. We do not have a website or email address as of yet.

Office of the Honorable Donald J. Trump
c/o Mar-a-Lago Club 1100 S. Ocean Blvd.
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Website:  (Under Development)
Donald Trunp's Presidential Library:

President Barack Obama

The Honorable Barack Obama
The Office of Barack and Michelle Obama
P.O. Box 91000, Washington, DC 20066
Contact form:

President George W. Bush

Office of the Honorable George W. Bush
P.O. Box 259000
Dallas, TX 75225
Ph:  (214) 890-9943

President William Clinton

The Honorable William J. Clinton
55 W. 125th Street, 14th Floor
New York NY 10027
Telephone: (1) 212-348-8882
Telefax: (1) 212-348-9245
See also: President Clinton materials

President Jimmy Carter

The Honorable Jimmy Carter
The Carter Center
453 Freedom Parkway NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Telephone: (1) 404-331-3900

Gifts and Commemoratives

Just Write Laser Engraving, owned by Randy Baldwin, retired FAA, offers custom retirement gifts including awards and engraved plagues, flag cases, apparel, name badges, ornaments, coasters, flag display cases, and custom Agency LOGO Mugs, 252-353-4005. Brochure, Local Promotions Page


Klockkit, the worlds leading supplier of clock kits for over 37 years. A great hobby for retirees and anyone interested in working with their hands to build easy-to-assemble clock kits of all kinds. Visit our web site at or call 1-800-556-2548 for our catalog.

Desk Clock


list your company's Gifts & Commemoratives Here

If you have a gift or commemorative product suitable for federal workers, military, and retirees you can list them here. Send us a brief description, similar to our current listings, along with a suitable graphic if desired. You can include links to your website and your phone number. The listing fee is $75 for one year. Send your request with description, links and graphic to We will send an invoice attached to an email. Click on "Pay & View" at the bottom of the email message you will receive to pay by credit card.    



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