We all dream of it. Maybe it looks like a sunset over the Caribbean Sea. Maybe it looks like an evening in front of the fireplace with grandchildren. Retirement looks different for everyone, but everyone deserves to be honored at the end of a long career. When it’s time to celebrate, make sure you give a gift that will be remembered long after the goodbyes. A retirement gift can be sentimental, practical, or entertaining. More importantly, it can reflect the unique traits of the recipient and send them off with a smile. Check out these suggestions for the perfect retirement gift.
For The Traveler
Does the newly retired already have a plane ticket in hand? If they’ve yearned for a better view than the cube wall, these two gifts are perfect:
- Personalized carry-on bag- Stop joking that your bags are packed and actually do it. Personalization Mall’s quality weekender bag is weather resistant and made of quality cotton canvas. It is just the right size for a few days away. Personalize it with up to nine letters in many different thread colors. This bag is available in three colors, and you can get it sooner with express shipping. You will turn heads with this luxurious travel bag.
- Scratch off travel map- Show off each place you’ve been with this fun scratch off travel map. Earthabitat’s Scratch Off World Map Poster has a colorful design and is printed with major landmarks. It even includes memory stickers to mark your travel adventures. Not only does it serve as a reminder of places visited, it inspires travel to places unknown. It is both a conversation piece and a work of art!
For The Wine Connoisseur
If your retiree likes to be the toast of the town, say cheers to these gifts straight from the vine. No need to bottle the excitement over these wine-themed gifts.
- Make your own wine kit- Look out, Napa Valley. A new vintner is on the scene. Available in five varieties, this home wine kit comes with the tools you need to create tasty wines without ever leaving your living room. You can also buy refills at the CraftABrew website to keep your wine making journey going for years to come.
- Wine subscription box- Red or white. Sweet or dry. Any wine enthusiast will be pleased with the quality and selection of this wine subscription box from Winc. Choose a full bodied and balanced Chardonnay. Perhaps a sparkling Pinot Grigio with citrus notes is on the menu. One to three month gift subscriptions are available, or you can customize the length of time the bubbly keeps flowing.
For The Foodie
For the coworker who always had a new restaurant to suggest, there are some great gift options to satiate even the most critical palate. Skip the chain restaurant gift cards and look at these culinary contributions.
Taste of France food basket- Oh la la, you will feel like you’re at a café in Paris with these gourmet goodies. This French food box contains samples like Cassoulet Beans and Lavender Blackberry Rhubarb Jam. Just add the croissant. Also available are tastes from Spain, Greece, India or Asia. Fantastic flavors? Oui!
Healthy snack subscription- It is time to enjoy good food that is good for you. A monthly subscription of the HealthyMe Living Snack Box delivers a huge variety of tasty treats including granola, cookies, popcorn, chips, and candy. And they’re made with quality ingredients that will keep you and your body happy.
For The Homebody
It could very well be that the one retiring just wants to stay home. No worries. There are plenty of options for those who prefer a marathon of The Golden Girls and Chinese takeout. Look at these gift ideas for the person who just likes home sweet home.
Monthly puzzle subscription- Puzzles are a fun activity for one person or a whole family. Get an unlimited monthly puzzle subscription delivered to your door completely customized for you. When you’re done, ship the puzzle back with a prepaid label and get another one right away. Pick your challenge level and image preferences, then get to solving.
Hammock- When you are done with work, for the day or for the rest of your life, put your feet up with this incredible find. This freestanding classic hammock is the epitome of relaxation. No need for trees or complicated assembly. Once this cypress wood stand is up, the comfortable cotton hammock with swing you away to bliss. Your backyard has never looked so inviting.
For The Workaholic
Maybe the person retiring is the one who is always the first in, last out, and has enough vacation days to take off until Christmas. For the one who likes to burn the candle at both ends, these gifts will either keep them busy or help them to unwind.
Online classes- You are never too old to keep learning, so pick your passion and perfect it with online courses taught by the masters. Learn comedy with Steve Martin! Cook like a chef with Gordon Ramsey! Other courses include beauty and fashion, design, sports, and more. There is bound to be one- or a hundred- that spark your interest.
Massage services- Relaxation may be a state of mind, but it sure helps when your body is on board. Let the tension go and bring on healing with quality massage and spa treatments. Use your MassageLuXe gift certificate to relieve stress with Swedish or deep tissue massage. Treat yourself with a soothing facial. Create yourself a package of treatments and get pampered.
You will make a lasting impact when you give one of these amazing gifts. Retirement is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Send off your friend or loved one with a gift that honors their legacy and personality. With your special gift, that new retiree may even look forward to Mondays!