Retirement is the day most of us are watching the clock for. That sweet, sweet, day when you throw the towel in and put your feet up. Such a day should be celebrated with a showering of gifts as congratulations for making it to the end of your working life! Whether it’s your dad, uncle, friend or co-worker who’s about to retire, they’re more than deserving of a very cool gift. Below we’ve listed 33 retirement gift ideas for men to help you out.
Retirement Gift Ideas For The Men In Your Life
The only way to begin retirement gracefully is to do so with a top quality whiskey decanter set. Your gift receivers free time can be spent decanting his precious whiskey into this quirky world globe whiskey holder, and when he invites his friends round for a nightcap, he’ll look all the rage pouring from the funnel, passing out ice with his new tongs into his fancy etched drinks glasses. He’ll be the talk of the town.
When the retired male in your life isn’t busy mowing the lawn for the tenth time this week or decanting whiskey neatly into fancy glass jars, he should be looking after the BBQ. This BBQ Cooking set is the perfect gift to keep the retired man entertained; it includes everything needed to smoke meat on a BBQ including flavored wood chip, smoking recipes, and smoked salt. He might just regain his manhood.
To celebrate the grand milestone of retiring you can’t go wrong with a personalized gift to mark the achievement. This personalized crystal whiskey decanter comes engraved and monogrammed with four rocks glasses. Why not get the date of retirement engraved or add a personal message to mark the date? You could even tally up his total work hours over his lifetime and etch this into the glass!
Whether your retiring man is a book lover or not, he’s bound to be won over by a copy of ‘You’re Only Old Once!’ by Dr. Seuss. The book has a hilarious outlook on life milestones and is a great way to laugh at your milestone whether that’s retirement or the first day of school! Make sure you read it out loud with all the family gathered around.
If turning the pages of a book seems like too much work for the newly retired man in your life then there’s no better gift than an audio-book, the lazy man’s way to read a good book. Ray Dalio’s exploration of principles of life and work will make you feel that life isn’t over now that you’ve retired and that you can still strive to achieve anything you put your mind to.
All retiring men deserve a new pair of slippers, a celebratory plaque and an obscene pint glass to commemorate the occasion. Thankfully we’ve found a raucous pint glass that’ll do just the job. Your retired male will never look at another glass again once he’s been gifted the classic ‘I’m Retired’ pint glass.
Like the classic retirement pint glass, you can’t go wrong with the retirement mug. This hilarious mug makes it very clear to your retired man what he has to do Monday – Sunday, and it’s basically nothing. Not only will this mug get a few laughs, but it’ll also be the only mug he drinks from until the end of time.
Everybody knows that a retired man likes to tell everybody that he’s retired and what better way to do so than by wearing a t-shirt that says just that? This novelty t-shirt comes in multiple colors and will leave nobody guessing about his current occupation. It’s also super comfortable and is ideal for all that couch sitting he’ll be embarking on in the next few years.
This white ceramic coffee mug makes a great retirement gift for the man who naively thinks works is actually over. It’s funny slogan “I thought I retired but now I just work for my wife” will have the whole family laughing and crown you as the king or queen of gift giving. As he’s not dashing off to the office in a hurry anymore, he probably needs a good mug to enjoy coffee in bed!
The only way to break successfully into retirement is to do so with this retirement survival hat. On it, you’ll find a bottle opener, fishing float, and humorous badges. If your retiring man is having a retirement party, then this has to be the cheesy hat for the occasion!
If your gift receiver is feeling a little overwhelmed by the thought of retiring, or a little concerned with what on earth he’s going to do, then this is the gift for him. Author Berger McDonald has listed 50 epic things to do during your retirement to ensure he enjoys life after work to the full. It’s a perfect mix of life advise and light humor.
When retirement seems like a scary concept this gift will help give your retiree a little reassurance. Hyrum W. Smith’s guide to bringing ‘happiness and meaning’ to your retirement will make your gift receiver feel settled, informed and confident in his ripe old age. What more could you do for him?
This gift will remind him every single day what retirement is about. He’ll take one look at this engraved wooden plaque and be instantly content with his laid-back lifestyle. It’s also a pretty cool gift simply because of the beautiful craftsmanship that’s gone into it.
With retirement comes the endless uncertainty of what time it is, what day it is, what month we’re in and where on earth you actually are. This day clock can solve at least two of those problems by showing your retired man exactly what day of the week it is. It also makes a cool gift for the non-retiring but largely forgetful amongst us.
Nothing says happy retirement more than a glossy new golf ball set and this traditional gift will leave the retiree grinning from ear to ear. Not only does this gift affirm that he’s got a lot more time to play golf, but it also marks the occasion in a personal and special way.
When a man no longer has an office to go to, he starts to acquire new, random yet wonderful, hobbies. We can bet that one of those will be cooking, he’ll soon take over the kitchen and claim it as his territory, and for that, you’re going to need to gift him an appropriate apron. Luckily for you, we’ve found just the thing.
If you’re after a sentimental, personal and thoughtful gift for your retiree then look no further than this handmade collage. This engraved wooden plaque will commemorate his retirement in style. Why not have his total working hours engraved or some funny anecdotes written impressed into the wood?
Perfect for retirees who love a good read, this somewhat self-help book offers solid advice on how to handle adventures in retirement. The book also provides lots of comical anecdotes, stories and humorous tales including ‘the scary side of fishing.’ This gift will make him laugh out loud and re-assess his retirement all at the same time!
One of the best gifts you can give a man about to retire is a book of things to do when you retire. More specifically, a book packed with over 1000 scenic destinations across the United States that your retiring man simply has to add to his retirement bucket list.
A retired man has a lot of traveling to do if he wants to kill any time at all. And with traveling comes the need for a portable coffee cup, say hello to the retirement blessing travel mug! This handy thermostat will come in helpful when your retired man heads off into the bleak unknown on another of his retired adventures.
Perfect for the comedy king whose retiring, this funny little book uses quotes, pictures and illustrations to denote how retirement is a full-time job. Instead of sending a ‘congratulations on retiring card’ we suggest posting this little book of laughs to your retiring friend.
With retirement comes a lot of free time, and with a lot of free time comes the burning desire to go on multiple adventures. The perfect gift for a retiring man then has to be an adventure journal so he can plan, diaries and keep track of his upcoming adventures in the wilderness. Let the adventures begin!
Nothing says happy retirement than a six pack of beers and this gift takes it one step further. Each bottle is labeled with a retirement-related sticker and comes with a cardboard crate to carry them. You even get to stick the labels on yourself, or you could let the retiree do that since he has got a lot of time on his hands.
A retirement baseball cap is the perfect retirement gift for a daughter to give her father or a grandchild to give to their grandfather. This sleek baseball cap is edgy without being garish and provides the retiree with a great hat for his outdoor retirement party! It’d also go down great with your retiring boss.
This book offers an extensive list of things to do after you’ve retired and suggests everything from ‘become a florist’ to ‘visit the Grand Canyon.’ It’s bound to go over great with your newly retired friend or family member and will even grab a few laughs. It also provides inspiration for the non-retiring amongst us, so make sure you have a quick read before you gift it.
This joke retirement survival kit is the perfect gift for the grandchildren to present to their retire granddad on his last day of work. It also works well for your dad, boss or friend! Inside you’ll find dice that direct your day, a bottle opener with stickers and a ball game to battle boredom.
For a personal retirement gift why not opt for this wall art poster that comes in multiple colors and can be personalized to the retiree’s name. You can also add the date of his retirement to ensure it’s a landmark occasion never to be forgotten. All you need is a frame to hang it, and your gift is sorted!
On the day of his retirement your loved one, friend or boss simply has to wear a ‘just retired’ sash. This joke sash is the perfect way to highlight his life achievement all while making him look a little bit silly. It’s a win-win gift! We’d suggest getting a few and hanging them around the office/ house as decoration in celebration of the big day.
This cherry wood plaque is the perfect way to commemorate his retirement day and is a great gift for dads, granddads, friends and bosses alike. The plaque can be personalized to add a touching message, to include his life achievements or to highlight the time he worked at his last company.
If you’re heading to a retirement party and looking for a last minute gift that’ll bring in the laughs, then this retirement party game bundle is the gift for you. Inside you’ll find funny stickers, magnets and a bottle opener along with a ball game to combat boredom.
This retirement sweatshirt is the perfect gift for your soon to be retired friend, a family member or a colleague. There’s no better way to start retirement than in a comfy jumper that advertises your lack of work. Both hilarious and sweet, this sweatshirt will go down a treat with its recipient.
A good pair of new pajamas is always a good gift idea, and these pajamas are even more suitable thanks to the witty retirement slogan that dons the back of them. To prepare your loved one for retirement make sure you order a set of these cozy pajamas, they’re perfect for not going to work in!
Any retired man will have a lot of time on his hands, and that time will be put into pursuing lifelong dreams like traveling the world and visiting new places. That’s why this scratch-off world map is the perfect gift for any about-to-be-retired traveler. When they return from their travels, they simply scratch off that country from the map to keep a record of their adventures.