10 Retirement Gift Ideas

When someone you know is retiring it can be really hard to find just the right gift. Is it better to get something sentimental? Something fun? Something they can use? It really depends on the person and your budget. The following are a few great gifts that will fit nearly any budget and personality.

A Watch

This can be either a pocket watch to do something more as a memento or a wristwatch for something a little more practical. For an added touch get it engraved.

Something for their Hobby

Are they a cook? A golfer? A Fisher? Perhaps a chess player? Whatever they are into get them something that goes with their hobby because they are going to have a lot more time to do it now.

A Map

Some people who retire do so because they want more time to travel and take vacations. A map is a great way for them to document where they’ve been and where they want to go.

A Mug

Whether it is for coffee or beer a mug can be a great gift. Pick one that is funny, sentimental or appropriate and it can be the perfect gift for anyone.

A Gift Basket

It might not be the most sentimental gift, but it might be the most practical for someone that has everything (or too much stuff). This is something they can eat or use and not have more clutter.

A Plaque

A plaque is a great way to show someone how much they were appreciated at their job and it is something they can always look at on the wall and remember the good times at work and how they did make a difference.

A Photo Album

This can either be filled with photos of everyone at work or great times had at work or it can be left blank. If giving a blank photo album add a note that tells them to fill it with photos of all their adventures.

Something for Their Travels

If you know they are planning a big trip for their retirement or there is someplace they’ve always wanted to go, give them something they can use on their trip. Or you can give them something that reminds them of the place they are hoping to go.

A Night Out

They’ve got time, give them a gift certificate to dinner or an event or a concert. Get them started enjoying their retirement.

Something from Their Job

If they loved their job give them something to remember it by. Either something as a joke or a sweet memento whichever you think they will appreciate more.

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