When someone in your life is finally retiring, you want to see them off in style. After a long career, they deserve it. Transitioning from the daily grind of the 9-to-5 to the lifestyle of a retiree can be jarring at first, but these retirement gift ideas can help make sure that they enjoy their retirement to the fullest.
When people retire, they often say that they want to start traveling. With the Anywhere Travel Guide, you can choose from 75 cards to inspire your next trip. These creative prompts encourage travelers to take advantage of their adventure by doing things like starting conversations with locals, noticing the small details all around them and journaling about their experience. It’s a fun way to open yourself up to new experiences on your travels. Buy it here.
This retirement gift idea will help memorialize all of your retiree’s travels. The Scratch Off World Map Poster is a colorful map that can be scratched off to reveal all of the different places that the user has traveled. It also comes with a more detailed scratch-off map of the United States, for those who want to explore our own backyard as well. It’s a fun way to remember where you’ve been, and look forward to where you’re going next. Buy it here.
Sometimes there’s no gift more thoughtful than a bouquet of fresh flowers. 1-800-Flowers.com has an entire collection of retirement bouquets, plants and other gifts. This It’s Your Day Bouquet, featuring a rainbow of colorful carnations, roses and more, will remind your retiree that you’re thinking of them. Plus, AAA members can save in-store and online.
Sometimes the stereotype is true – a lot of retirees love to golf. But constantly bending over to retrieve golf balls can be a pain, especially if you have back or knee problems. And sometimes, the ball can get stuck somewhere you can’t reach, like a pond. With the Callaway Golf Ball Retriever, you can rescue your golf balls with ease. It has an ergonomic grip, it fits in most golf bags and it can extend to six feet. With its dual zip headcover, it will look like any other golf club in your bag. Buy it here.
Can’t always make it out to the golf course? With the BOSWELL Indoor Golf Putting Green Matt, you can putt no matter what the weather outside is like. With easy assembly, simple storage and automatic ball return, it’s the perfect gift for a retirement party for any golf lover. Buy it here.
Sometimes a gift needs an extra personal touch. AAA members can save at Personalization Mall, which offers everything from personalized mugs to personalized photo blankets. If you’re looking for the perfect retirement gift, check out their Retirement Round Crystal Personalized Award. It’s a great way to send your retiring colleague off in style.
When you’re retired, you have time to read every book under the sun. If your retiree is a book lover, the Kindle Paperwhite is the gift for them. This Amazon retirement gift is great for travel, since it’s a lot lighter than carrying a bunch of books, and the size of the text is adjustable to suit every reader. It looks and reads like real paper, even in direct sunlight. It’s also waterproof, so you can read it by the pool without any trouble. Buy it here.
Sometimes the best gift is the invitation to pamper yourself. This Spa Luxetique Gift Basket, Lavender Bath Set includes body lotion, bath bombs, bubble bath, shower gel, body butter and more. The cute packaging is part of the fun, with all the gifts piled up in a miniature bathtub. The lavender scents and natural ingredients of this set will turn any bathtub in to a spa getaway. Buy it here.
Make sure your retiree can capture all of the moments of their post-work years with the KODAK PIXPRO Astro Zoom AZ421-WH 16MP Digital Camera. This powerful camera is good for beginners, and filled with features like a 42x optical zoom, facial feature detection, a beautification mode and a panorama mode. Buy it here.
Retirement is a time to kick up your feet. The Best Choice Products Folding Zero Gravity Outdoor Recliner is a great retirement gift idea for someone who wants to take a load off. This lounge chair comes complete with an adjustable canopy shade, ergonomic zero gravity locking and a detachable side tray. You can also fold it up and take it with you on the go. Buy it here.
The meditative and creative nature of adult coloring books makes them a retirement gift idea that crafty retirees will appreciate. Johanna Basford’s Worlds of Wonder: A Coloring Book for the Curious is filled with meticulous illustrations of castles, floating islands, strange cities and forgotten worlds. It’s a book that anyone could get lost coloring in for hours. Buy it here.
Everybody loves a good massage. This Shiatsu Neck Massager is for the retiree who needs some rest and relaxation. The ergonomic design and eight deep-tissue kneading nodes make this heated massage a truly luxurious experience. Buy it here.
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