Finding a memorable and thoughtful gift for a retiring coworker can be a daunting task. Balancing the right mix of funny and sentimental, we’ve compiled a list of the top gift ideas for male and female retiring coworker gifts below.
The Top Gifts for Your Retiring Coworkers in 2021
Coworker Retirement Swarovski Pearl Necklace
This Coworker Retirement Swarovski Pearl Necklace would be a great gift for a coworker who loves jewelry. The necklace includes an 8mm Pearl on an adjustable necklace that ranges from 15 inches to 18 inches. Each gift box includes a personalized card, a ribboned jewelry box, a matching gift bag, and a blank ‘For you’ card.
Hello Pension Goodbye Tension Coffee
The Hello Pension Goodbye Tension Coffee Mug is a humorous option for one of your most beloved coworkers. The 11 0z coffee mug states ‘Retired. Goodbye Tension, Hello Pension” and is microwave and dishwasher safe.
The Legend Has Retired – Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler w/Lid
The 16 oz The Legend Has Retired – Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler w/Lid is made from premium 18/8 food grade stainless steel. It will keep hot drinks warm and cold beverages icy for hours and won’t sweat like lower quality tumblers. A clear BPA free press in lid helps to minimize spills as well. The artwork is laser engraved and will never come off or fade.
Humorous Retirement Makeup Bag
The Humorous Retirement Makeup Bag offers a cute and fun way to celebrate a coworker that is looking forward to spending more time with their grandkids during their retirement. It measures in at 9.5 inches wide x 6.3 inches high, which makes it a good size for a travel cosmetic bag. The bag is made of 100% flax, which makes it soft, hardy and durable. The background color is stain resistant and waterproof.
Funny Wine Gift Basket for Retiring Coworkers
The Funny Wine Gift Basket for Retiring Coworkers is a retirement themed gift set that was thoughtfully curated to put a smile on the face of your retiring coworker. The kit includes a 12 oz Wine Tumbler Cup with Lid, a Stainless Steel Straw and Brush, a Retirement Definition Ceramic Coaster, a pair of Retirement Socks, a Happy Retirement Keychain and a beautiful gift box.
ASTARIN Personalized Retirement Wind Chimes
The ASTARIN Personalized Retirement Wind Chimes offers a personalized and unique gift idea for your coworker who is retiring. It measures 36 inches from top to bottom and can be customized with your coworkers name. The wood of the plates and the sail are specially treated to be waterproof and resistant to cracking and bending, so it can maintain its beauty even if it is placed outdoors.
LOKIDVE Retired Since 2021 Baseball Cap
This LOKIDVE Men’s Retired Since 2021 Baseball Cap is a gender neural option to celebrate your coworker’s retirement. It features a hook and loop closure and is made of 80% cotton and 20% polyester. It can accommodate a head circumference of 21.6-23.2 inches.
I Am Outta Here- Fun Retirement Stainless Steel Mirror
This I Am Outta Here- Fun Retirement Stainless Steel Mirror is made of high quality stainless steel and would make a great memento for your coworker. This professional quality makeup mirror measures 2.5 inches in diameter and is 0.4 inches thick. Engravement reads: “A wise woman once said “I’m outta here,” And She Lived Happily Ever After.”
Keys to a Successful Retirement
Help your coworker kick off their retirement years the right way with this book “Keys to a Successful Retirement: Staying Happy, Active, and Productive in Your Retired Years,” by Fritz Gilbert. The book covers topics like finances, embracing your passions, and dealing with feelings of aimlessness, grief, and depression that may crop up.
Pavilion Mark My Words Retirement Mug
The 20 oz Pavilion Mark My Words Retirement Mug is a high quality gift option as the mug is made of stoneware and features beautiful floral graphics and the printed saying: “Retirement; Retirement… It’s Your Time To Enjoy What You’ve Been Working So Hard For.”
Chance Made Us Colleagues – Scented Candle
For the coworker that loves candles, this Chance Made Us Colleagues – Scented Candle would make an excellent gift. It has 40 hours of burn time and is made of 100% soy wax that is scented in lavender. Candle measures 5.31 x 4.02 x 3.9 inches.
Funny Retirement Card for Coworker
If you’re looking for a great card to go with your classic retirement gift, purchase this Funny Retirement Card for Coworker. This note card will for sure put a smile on the face of your coworker and will let them how much you loved working with them in an original and unique way. Card size: 6.6 x 4.6 inches.
FUNATIC SOCKS – Happily Retired Not My Problem Anymore
If you’re looking for a funny gag gift that can also be useful, gift these FUNATIC SOCKS – Happily Retired Not My Problem Anymore. All Funatic Socks are made to fit Men Size 6-11 and Women Size 7.5-12 and are designed with the highest available needle count to ensure well-defined graphics and high quality.
Celtic Items Leather Journal Gift Set with Pen
Help your coworker keep track of all of their amazing retirement adventures by writing them down in this Celtic Items Leather Journal Gift Set with Pen. This leather journal gift set includes a 5×7 inch handmade leather notebook and writing pen all packaged in a gift box. It can be used as an art journal, hiking journal, therapy journal, songwriting journal, travel sketchbook, poetry journal, fishing journal, hunting journal, prayer journal and any other creative use you imagine.
Engraved Pocket Knife for a Fisherman
This Engraved Pocket Knife for a Fisherman is compact and is engraved with the touching saying “Ofishally Retired.” It is a memorable and unique retirement gift for your fishing loving coworker. The knife is made of black stainless steel and measures 6.45 inches opened length, 3.75 inches closed length, and 2.7 inches blade length.
THANK YOU Gift Basket
This specially curated THANK YOU Gift Basket would make a cute gift option for your favorite retiring female coworker. The gift basket includes a scented candle, a ceramic mug with “Thank you” wording, a Mini Succulent Plant, four Tea Bags, an Imported Toasted Waffle, and a Postcard that says Thank you for being so wonderful.
Funny ‘I’m Done’ Engraved Stainless Steel Spoon
For a humor gift option, gift this Funny ‘I’m Done’ Engraved Stainless Steel Spoon. The spoon is engraved with a “I’m Done” message and measures 7.5 inches long and 1.2 inches wide. It can be decorative or can also be used as an eating utensil.
Retired Business Cards
For a fun gag gift for your retiring coworker, gift them these Retired Business Cards. The set comes with 50 cards on high-quality kraft paper card stock. The front side has the typical information for a normal business card but in retirement humor. The blank back side is also great for taking notes.
Retirement Survival Kit Wine Bag
For the wine connoisseur, gift your retiring coworker their favorite bottle of wine in this Retirement Survival Kit Wine Bag. The bag is made of 100% natural cotton linen and should fit most standard wine bottles and champagne bottles with a capacity of 750 ml or 1 liter.
Verre Esprit Retired Tumbler
This Verre Esprit Retired Tumbler would also make a great option for the wine loving coworker. This 12 oz capacity stainless steel tumbler comes decorated with the saying, “I can wine all I want I’m retired.” It also features a sliding lid, a stainless steel straw, and a straw cleaner. This tumbler will keep wine cool for up to 8 hour and warm drinks warm for up to 5 hours.
Retirement Now in Full Swing Golf Ball Marker
For the avid golfer, this Retirement Now in Full Swing Golf Ball Marker would make an excellent retirement gift. This clip-on golf ball marker tool is easy to attach and detach from the bill of a golfer’s hat, cap or sun visor which makes it great for easily marking a position on the fairway. The marker is made out of solid stainless iron with a brushed chrome finish and measures 0.98 x 0.98 x 0.04 inches.
For I Know the Plans I Have for You Journal
Moving into a new season of life can be scary and dauting for some. For a little bit of comfort, especially for a religious coworker, gift this For I Know the Plans I Have for You Journal. The journal features decorative stitching, soft, leather-like cover material, and 8 pages of Scripture passages to uplift and inspire. There are also 176 writing pages and the journal measures 5 inches wide by 7 inches high.
Anne Klein Women’s Diamond-Accented Bracelet Watch
This Anne Klein Women’s Diamond-Accented Bracelet Watch would make a beautiful and memorable gift for a retiring female coworker. The watch comes in a number of beautiful finishes from rose gold to black/silver to two tone/green. It is an adjustable metal watch that utilizes precise Japanese quartz movement for long-lasting, reliable timekeeping. There is even a genuine diamond at the 12 mark for an extra hint of luxury.
Bookmark with Chain 2021
For the coworker who loves to read, this Bookmark with Chain 2021 would make an excellent reusable gift. This bookmark features a chain with feather and 2021 pendant. It is engraved with the saying “Enjoy the next chapter” on one side and on the other a scale ruler. The bookmark is made of high-quality stainless steel and comes in a classic black gift box. It measures 5.11 inches.
Nut Craving Nut Gift Basket
Fill your coworker’s tummy with this delicious Nut Craving Nut Gift Basket . Each box includes a handful of each of the company’s seven signature nuts: Almonds, Walnuts, Honey Glazed Peanuts, Cashews, Honey Glazed Pecans, Pistachios, and Mixed Nuts. All nuts are naturally grown and handpicked by farmers from around the world. This box comes in three different sizes: medium, large and extra large.
Michael Kors Men’s Slim Runway Stainless Steel Quartz Watch
A luxurious, and top-quality, gift for your retired coworker would be this Michael Kors Men’s Slim Runway Stainless Steel Quartz Watch. This classic style watch with modern twists includes a 44mm case size, 22mm band size, hardened scratch-resistant mineral crystal glass, and a three hand quartz movement built into three separate sub-eyes for the day of the week, date of the month, and 24-hour time. It is also water resistant to 50 meters. Comes in a variety of color options.
Everjoys Soprano Ukulele Beginner Pack
For the retiree who wants to pick up a new musical hobby, this Everjoys Soprano Ukulele Beginner Pack would make a perfect gift. This kit allows the owner to teach themselves the ukulele thanks to an all-inclusive beginner’s kit that includes a 21 inch ukulele, a digital tuner, a strap, a How-To-Play songbook, and a carrying bag. A variety of lessons are available online for learning as well.
Retired Baseball Cap
This Retired Baseball Cap is a high quality gift option for your retiring male coworker. It is made of 100% polyester and uses a hook and loop closure. It also has quality embroidery for both ‘Retired’ sections of the cap.
Retirement: The First 365 Days: Advice, Opinions, Observations
To help your coworker transition to a new season of their life, gift them the book “Retirement: The First 365 Days: Advice, Opinions, Observations” by George H. Szlemp. This books aims to help retirees appreciate and learn what to expect when they are retired. It offers real time advice to motivate, encourage and maintain their happiness in this new season of life. There are 365 pages, one for each day of the year, to give guidance for each day of the year.
Retired Now A Full Time Crazy Cat Lady T-Shirt
For the cat lover that is retiring, gift them this funny Retired Now A Full Time Crazy Cat Lady T-shirt. This 100% cotton t-shirt can be purchased in a variety of colors that include Heather Grey, Black, Navy, Asphalt, Royal Blue and Purple and comes in sizes small to 3xl.
Real Homemade Gin Kit & Stainless Steel Personalized Flask
For a unique new hobby in retirement, gift this Real Homemade Gin Kit & Stainless Steel Personalized Flask . This DIY home brewing set comes with everything you need to create delicious cocktails and traditional gin and tonics. The kit features a fully colored, fully illustrated ultimate guide to gin making as well as all the herbs, flasks and bottles you need to transform any ordinary vodka into a one of a kind extraordinary artisanal gin.
VonShef Copper Wine Bottle Cooler
For the wine lover, this VonShef Copper Wine Bottle Cooler would make a perfect gift. The cooler is a stylish and functional method to keep wine chilled thanks to its double wall construction that insulates wine from ambient room temperature. Color options are copper and silver.
2021 Retirement Gift Apron
For the griller among your coworkers, this 2021 Retirement Gift Apron would make an excellent retirement gift. One unique feature of this apron is its three front pockets in the front that can hold cooking gadgets or utensils. It features an adjustable length neck strap, so the wearer can choose the perfect height. Each apron width is 28 inches and the length is 30 inches.
Retirement Novelty Golf Ball 3 Pack
For your coworker that loves to golf, gift them this Retirement Novelty Golf Ball 3 Pack. These golf balls feature funny sayings printed on the front and can actually be used on the course as well.
Whiskey Stones Gift Set
Let your coworker toast to their new adventure with this Whiskey Stones Gift Set.
This beautifully crafted Whiskey Stones Gift Set comes with six natural granite whiskey stones and two exquisite glass cups. The glasses themselves are beautifully crafted in a twisted style with a heavy base. It all comes packaged in an elegant black box.
WOQQW Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager
After years of work and service, let the retiree relax with this WOQQW Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager. This back massager includes four massage nodes and automatically changes rotation direction per minute for thorough massage. The heating function of the massager adds an extra touch of muscle-soothing intensity, helping you relax by enhancing blood circulation.
Sterling Silver ‘You’ll Be Missed’ Bracelet
Help your coworker celebrate the achievement of retirement with a gift that is both stylish and motivational. This Sterling Silver ‘You’ll Be Missed” bracelet is made of 925 Sterling silver and is 18 Kt gold plated and features a floral and lady bug charm. The bracelet measures 6.5 – 8.5 inches and is adjustable.
Cottage Garden Retirement Woodgrain Music Box
Give the gift of music and usefulness with this Cottage Garden Retirement Woodgrain Music Box. The music/jewelry box features an embossed rope trim border in a traditional wood grain finish and measures approximately 8 x 6 x 2.75 inches. You can also replace the artwork with a 4 x 6 inch personal photo. The box also has a traditional wind-up mechanism to play the tune Amazing Grace.
TMY Projector 6500 Lumen with 100 Inch Projector Screen
One way to enjoy retirement is to create a home that is even more inviting and an entertaining place to spend your time. Help the retiree make their home more cozy by starting a theater setup with this TMY Projector 6500 Lumen with 100 Inch Projector Screen. This home projector is equipped with the latest 6500 Lumens LED light source and features a 1080P Full HD resolution. This setup supports a watching size from 32 inches to 220 inches with the projection distance between 1.5 and 6 meters. With the built-in HDMI, VGA, AV, USB Headphone port and TF card slot, and included AV and HDMI cable, this projector is the perfect solution for a wide variety of inputs sources that includes, but not limited to, the various TV Sticks/Consoles, Game Consoles, PCs, Smart phones, Tablets, Laptops, DVD players, TF cards and USB Sticks.
Lizush Citrus Spa Gift Set
Retirement will mean some well earned time to relax and pamper themselves. That means a Lizush Citrus Spa Gift Set could be a great gift idea. This nine piece set uses only natural colorant made from spices and herbs as well as high-quality essential oils for scent. This assortment of Grapefruit, Lemongrass, and Orange-scented bath products includes a Citrus Soap Bar, Grapefruit Body Oil, a Facial clay mask, a Shower steamer, Natural Lip Balm, a Soy candle with the text “Make a Wish,” a Cosmetic Bag and a White Sponge.
My (Golf) Retirement Plan Men’s T-Shirt
For the avid golfer, this My (Golf) Retirement Plan Men’s T-Shirt is a fun way to celebrate the extended time they will now be able to spend on the golf course. It is screen printed with a unique design from a studio in Ann Arbor, MI. The fit is a little more tapered than the traditional men’s t-shirt and is soft and smooth with a high thread-count. Sizing ranges from large to 3x large.
SOLINFOR Coworker Retirement Gift – Amazonite Beads Bracelet
This beautiful SOLINFOR Coworker Retirement Gift – Amazonite Beads Bracelet would make a unique and meaningful gift. Amazonite was chosen as it is worn to promote courage, hope and success while the lady bug represents good luck. The bracelet measures 7 inches and is stretchy.
Forum Novelties Officially Retired Retirement Party Tiara
For a funny gift that’s sure to evoke a smile from your coworker, gift them this Forum Novelties Officially Retired Retirement Party Tiara. It comes in a silver color with a bejeweled message of ‘Officially Retired.’ The crown measures 6 x 6 x 5 inches.
Amazon Basics Enameled Cast Iron Covered Dutch Oven
For the avid cooker, this Amazon Basics Enameled Cast Iron Covered Dutch Oven makes a versatile and unique gift. It is oven safe up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and is made of cast iron for even heat distribution and retention. It holds up to 6 quarts.
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera
A great option for a gift from a larger team would be this Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera. This camera offers speed and high performance in a compact size coming in at 1.65 x 2.4 x 4.15 inches. Specifically, the camera offers a 1.0-inch, 20.1 MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 Image Processor while the lens features a bright aperture value of f/1.8–2.8 with an Optical Zoom of 4.2x (24mm–100mm). You can even capture fast moving objects with high-speed continuous shooting of up to 8.0 fps.
Anywhere Travel Guide: 75 Cards for Discovering the Unexpected, Wherever Your Journey Leads
For the retiree that plans to spend a lot of time on the road, gift them this Anywhere Travel Guide: 75 Cards for Discovering the Unexpected, Wherever Your Journey Leads. This guide deck includes 75 cards to inspire exploration featuring a unique mix of concrete actions and whimsical prompts. One example: “Ask the next person you meet where his/her favorite street is then go there to write down what you like about this city on a small piece of paper. Leave it where someone else where someone will find it later.”
A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness
“A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness,” offers the new retiree ways to take time to breathe, create and reflect. The book features a mix of articles, inspiring quotes, and what the editors call “goodies”—bound-in cards, mini-journals, stickers, posters, blank papers for collaging, and more. It could help your coworker set off on retirement in a more mindful manner.
Everlasting Comfort Luxury Faux Fur Throw Blanket
A safe option for a coworker you may not know too well is this Everlasting Comfort Luxury Faux Fur Throw Blanket. This silky, soft, and warm throw blanket from Everlasting Comfort has faux fur on both sides. It also offers two designs with one side a luxurious faux animal print and the other a classic solid color blanket. It measures 50 x 65 inches and comes in eight different colors.
Hans Grill Baking Stone For Pizzas
If your retiree wants to pick up a new cooking habit in retirement, then gift them this Hans Grill Baking Stone For Pizzas. This cordierite pizza stone transforms homemade pizza with the perfect crust and heat distribution. The stones are 14.9 x 11.8 inches so will fit in most ovens or barbecues. It also comes with a pizza peel as well as instructions and special recipes.
321 STRONG Foam Roller
The 321 STRONG Foam Roller offers a solid core, medium density foam roller that uses patented technology to deliver a therapeutic self massage that is comparable to a professional massage from a physical therapist. The roller measures 12. 75 x 5. 25 inches in diameter. It is easy to use for beginners but still effective at penetrating the soft tissue of tired muscles and is great to use while in pain from a lower back injury, sciatica nerve issues or plantar fasciitis.
Retirement Wine Bottle Gift Bag
Give the gift of smiles and wine with this Retirement Wine Bottle Gift Bag. This burlap bag is durable and features a funny pun ‘retirement’ poem on the front. The bag measures 6×14 inches and can hold most traditionally sized wine and champagne bottles.
Ceramic Ring Dish/Trinket Tray
The Ceramic Ring Dish/Trinket Tray is crafted from glazed ceramic and features sweet accents like the golden trimmed edges. It offers a sweet reminder to enjoy retirement and can hold everything from rings and bracelets to earrings or loose change. The dish measures 4.1 inches long x 4.1 inches wide x 0.8 inches high.
Garden Tools Set
For the coworker that plans to spend more time gardening in retirement, gift them this Garden Tools Set. This 10 piece set includes a three tine rake, a big round shovel, a big sharp shovel, a weeding knife, a small round shovel, a small sharp shovel, a small rake, pruning shears, a spray bottle, and hedge shears. This all-in-one kit fits into a molded shell tool box with slots for easy storage and carry.
Stanley Classic Trigger Action Travel Mug
For the retiree that is looking for more action in their life post retirement, gift the Stanley Classic Trigger Action Travel Mug. This 16 oz travel mug offers a stainless steel, double-wall vacuum insulation that keeps beverages hot for up to 7 hours and cold for up to 10 hours or iced for up to 30 hours. These are also dishwasher safe and leakproof thanks to a trigger action lid. The mug comes in five colors that include matte black, hammertone green, nightfall blue, and polar white.
Samsonite Omni PC Hardside Expandable Luggage
For the retiree that plans to travel, gift them this Samsonite Omni PC Hardside Expandable Luggage. This highly rated suit case measures in at 20 inches, perfect for carry on sizing for flights, and is made of micro-diamond polycarbonate texture that is extremely scratch-resistant. Samsonite also comes with a 10 year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker
For a unique gift, purchase this Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker. It is versatile and also a great option to entertain the grandkids. This isn’t your old ice cream maker either. It is housed in brushed stainless-steel and offers automatic mixing of up to two quarts of your favorite frozen desserts or drinks in as little as 25 minutes.
TOZO T12 Wireless Earbuds
The TOZO T12 Wireless Earbuds uses advanced Bluetooth technology to pair to each other automatically and then in one step easily pair a mobile phone with the pair as well. The LED screen also showcases the charge of your earbuds in the charging case. The earbuds are also water resistant due to their inner Nano-coating, which makes it possible to waterproofing for up to 1 meters deep for 30 minutes.
CoPedvic Phone Camera Lens Kit
For the retiree that wants to document their travels or time at home, gift the CoPedvic Phone Camera Lens Kit. This kit is designed for photography enthusiasts and professionals and includes a 22X telephoto lens (Fixed Focal Length), a 205° fisheye lens, a 4K HD 0.67X super wide angle lens, a 25X macro lens (Screwed Together), a flexible clamp, a phone holder, a metal tripod, an eyecup, a cloth, and a zipped case. The eyecup also allows you to use the telephoto lens as a monocular or a telescope.
SKLZ Accelerator Pro Indoor Putting Green with Ball Return
Let the golf fan in your life practice with this SKLZ Accelerator Pro Indoor Putting Green with Ball Return. They can practice on a true-roll surface with precise alignment guides at 3, 5, and 7 feet that will assist every aspect of their putting motion. By squaring the face, back swing, and follow through, this practice green allows for greater accuracy and distance control on every putt. This indoor putting green measures 9 feet x 16.25 inches.
HP Sprocket Portable 2×3″ Instant Photo Printer
The HP Sprocket Portable 2×3″ Instant Photo Printer would make a great option for people who want to keep physical reminders of their travels and adventures in retirement. Users can easily print 2×3 inch photos on sticky-backed photo paper with this luna pearl smartphone-sized photo printer . It is designed to easily slip into a pocket, purse, or backpack.
Villini – Leather US Passport Holder
For the retiree looking to travel the world, gift this beautifully handcrafted Villini – Leather US Passport Holder. It comes in seven different color varieties and measures in at 5.5 x 4 x 0.35 Inches . It also includes four card pockets and one money pocket along with the place to place their passport. Each passport holder is made of Genuine Leather and comes with 3 Years minimum of service life.
Breo Foot Massager with Heat
Give the gift of relaxation with the Breo Foot Massager with Heat. This highly-rated foot massager comes with three multi-functional massage modes in three intensity levels and includes an optional heating function.
Intex Explorer K2 Kayak
For a new hobby that also offers opportunities for adventure in retirement, gift the Intex Explorer K2 Kayak. This inflatable kayak can seat up to two people with a weight capacity of 400 pounds. The kit includes two paddles, an air pump, and carry bag.
Sunny Health & Fitness Magnetic Under Desk Elliptical Foot Pedal Exerciser
This Sunny Health & Fitness Magnetic Under Desk Elliptical Foot Pedal Exerciser will help keep a retiree in shape in their post-work life. It will help get legs moving in forward motion with low impact on the joints and is excellent for increasing blood circulation, joint range of motion, and improved lower body muscular endurance. It comes fully assembled with a digital monitor that tracks speed, time, calories, and distance.
An often overlooked gift idea is the gift of a magazine subscription. Real Simple is one of the most popular magazines on the market today. It focuses on ways to simplify your life and is beautifully illustrated.
Artist Painting Set
Retirement may mean more time to be creative. Why not help your coworker get more creative with this Artist Painting Set. This 128-piece set includes most art supplies for oil painting, watercolor painting, acrylic painting and sketching. The set even includes two adjustable easels as well as paint tubes, canvases, a scraper, a roll-up brush case, a color wheel, and a brush washing basin, a brush organizer, and an easel box.
Grow Your Own Bonsai Kit
A fun relaxing gift would be this Grow Your Own Bonsai Kit. The kit contains all the items you would ever need to grow your own Bonsai tree from seeds such as a Premium Bonsai Pot, four Biodegradable Pots, four Expandable Soil Discs, four Types of Bonsai Tree Seeds, five Plant Tag Signs, a Pair of Bonsai Tree Clippers, a Paperback Instruction Manual, and one Comprehensive Bonsai E-Book.
Tile Starter Pack
We all probably struggle to some extent with finding our keys, phone and other smaller items. That’s what makes the Tile Starter Pack a great gift idea. This starter set includes 1 Mate and 1 Slim tracker. You can directly attach Mate to your keys, put Slim in your wallet, and use a free app on iOS or Android to find them. The Tile app can also be used to ring the Mate and Slim when they’re within 200 feet or the user can ask a Smart Home device to find the tiles for you.
Hickory Farms Meat & Cheese Large Gift Box
A delicious retirement gift is this Hickory Farms Meat & Cheese Large Gift Box. This premium gift box includes some of Hickory Farms’ most popular items such as 10 oz of Signature Beef Summer Sausages, 6 oz Smoked Gouda Blend, 6 oz Harvest Cheddar Blend, 4 oz Farmhouse Cheddar, 4 oz Jalapeño Cheddar Blend, 4 oz Creamy Swiss Blend, and 1 oz Golden Toasted Crackers.
HeimVision 2K 3MP Security Camera
For a retiree that may be on the road more than they used to be, this HeimVision 2K 3MP Security Camera could make an excellent gift. When the HM202A wireless security camera detects motion and sound, it will intelligently track/record video and send real-time notifications to the owner’s mobile phone immediately. The detection sensitivity can be adjusted and the alarm notification can be turned off as well.
Multi Tool 19 Gold
This Multi Tool 19 Gold comes equipped with spoke wrenches, a chain tool, hex wrenches, screw drivers, a torx, open wrenches and a lifetime warranty. The M19 is durable, tough and built to withstand every trail and every mile of your coworkers new adventures at home and on the road.
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
Gift the gift of cooking with this popular cooking book, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by
Muse Garden Hummingbird Feeder
The Muse Garden Hummingbird Feeder makes a beautiful gift idea. It comes in seven different color options of hand blown glass. They are easy to assemble, fill, and clean, and the base is tightly sealed with a leak-proof gasket to prevent nectar from leaking. Each measures approximately 6.3 x 6.3 x 9 inches.
Dried Fruit & Nut Gift Basket
This Dried Fruit & Nut Gift Basket would make a great food basket for any retiree. It offers a handful of 12 signature dried fruits and nuts: Dried Peaches, Dried Plums, Dried Pineapples, Dried Cranberries, Dried Pears, Almonds, Dried Kiwis, Dried Papayas, Pistachios, Dried Apples, Dried Dates, and Dried Apricots.
Lola Smart Digital Picture Frame
A great way for your coworker to feel in touch with their former team as well as other family members and friends is this Lola Smart Digital Picture Frame. This 8-inch digital frame comes with a HD LCD IPS display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, which will showcase all photos and videos in the clearest way possible. The Nixplay App will allow the owner as well as others to upload photos and videos for the owner to enjoy. It is offered in three different colors black, pink and blue.
INIU Portable Charger
The INIU Portable Charger offers a great backup charge for the retiree on the go. The portable charger offers 20W Power Delivery and has a 3.0 USB C port, plus dual QC 4.0+ USB outputs, to speedily charge your mobile phone. In fact, it brings the latest iPhones from 0 to 65% in 30 minutes. The device’s digital display also shows you the exact percentage of power left for the bank and when to recharge it.
NutriChef Vacuum Sealer
For the foodie coworker, this NutriChef Vacuum Sealer is a kitchen gadget they may love but probably don’t have. It makes cooking and meal preparation easier and faster, as the user can organize their freezer with fresh food ready to be defrosted and served or fresh ingredients instead of freezer burned food filled with ice crystals which might be thrown away. The sealer is 12 inches and is fully automatic.
Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day
Help your coworker find peace and purpose in their retirement years thanks to the book Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day by Jay Shetty. Jay is the host of the podcast On Purpose, where he distills the wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life. He shows the read how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within them.
Buying Criteria for Finding the Right Gift For a Retiring Coworker
Do you want to give an individual or group gift and what is the budget?
The first thing to consider is the budget and whether or not your team/company wants to purchase a group gift or if you are going to buy an individual gift. Retirement gifts are usually group gifts in a retirement setting or come from the company itself. Asking coworkers to pitch in may mean a bigger ticket gift and also gives you more brains to pick ideas from. This is especially helpful if you don’t know the retiree well or on a personal level. You can personalize a group gift by having a card signed by individual coworkers.
What hobbies or interest do they have?
Once you’ve decided whether you are doing a group or individual gift, you should start thinking about your coworker’s hobbies and interests. This is especially true of a hobby that a coworker may have expressed interest in pursuing in retirement like golfing, gardening, traveling or reading. If still unsure, don’t be afraid to check in with their spouse or close friends to get an idea of what they may have interest in and what could make a good fit for a gift.
Don’t be afraid to be sentimental
First take into consideration the personality of your coworker that’s retiring. Would they enjoy something more humorous because sentimentality makes them uncomfortable? In general, however, having a more sentimental gift can make them feel appreciated for all the hard work they’ve put in during their time working with you. Consider a scrapbook, photo album, a nice piece of jewelry or something creative based on what their job role was. This is especially important if you are close with your coworker. What would mean a lot to them? Is it a personalized journal with handwritten notes from their colleagues or an engraved watch?
FAQs About Gift For Retiring Coworker
What makes a good retirement gift for a female coworker?
This can vary depending on their hobbies and interests and how well you know them. Popular gift items include jewelry, food items, cooking items and trinket trays/jewelry bags. Gift certificates to a local restaurant or local spa could also make great options.
What is a good retirement gift for a male coworker?
This again depends on their hobbies and interests and how well you know them personally. Good options include hats, golfing items, t-shirts and watches. Don’t be afraid to ask their partner, friends or coworkers that are close to them as well.
How much should I spend on a coworker’s retirement gift?
This depends on how well you know the person retiring. On average, most people spend between $10 and $100. This can also depend on your position in the company. If you are in leadership, you may be expected to spend on the higher end to celebrate your coworkers retirement.
Is a gift card an appropriate retirement gift?
Gift cards can make great gifts for a coworker you may not know well. A general Visa or Amazon gift card could be appreciated as it can apply to many things they may need in retirement. A gift card to a local restaurant could also be a great idea. For someone you know well, you could always give them a gift certificated to a class they’d like such as a cooking or art class.