When someone is retiring, finding that thoughtful gift that they will love to receive will mean so much to them. From retirement gifts for a close friend who is retiring to buying that ideal gift for a work colleague, we hope you find this retirement gifts guide helpful in finding that perfect gift for him or her. Whether you are looking for retirement gifts for women or men, giving them a gift that’s meaningful will make them feel special and for them to get excited about their retirement.
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Do they love to read to relax? This retirement gift is perfect for any bookworm and is sure to get used often once retired! Available in a range of colours with your choice of what colour you would like the personalisation to be in, customise this personalised bookmark to make a wonderful gift to give.
A stunning diamond bracelet featuring any letter of your choice and you can choose from either silver or gold. Give this diamond bracelet as a retirement gift that they can always wear to remember the happy memories that you’ve shared together.
A gift that they can forever treasure, this engraved flower pot offers you the option to have a personalised message across 3 lines which is great for sending them a loving, lasting message. This terracotta flower pot is available to personalise and buy from Etsy where you can also choose to include flower or herb seeds along with this gift.
In a choice of three frame sizes and available in either black, white or solid oak, simply personalise this photo print with your favourite photos. Whether that’s uploading photos from the happy memories that you’ve both shared together to buying for a work colleague of the good times you’ve had at work, you can create the perfect photo print to give as a retirement gift. Aside from uploading your own photos, you can also edit the wording that is at the bottom of this framed print to include any message you wish
Once retired they will have plenty of time to look after their garden and for this, why not buy them their very own personalised garden tools! Choose which garden tools you would like or choose to buy the 3 as seen in the image and enter in your personalisation that you would like on each of the handles. For an additional cost, you can have these items in a gift bag.
Celebrate an retirement by giving them their favourite bottle of wine as a gift presented in this wooden wine box that you can personalise with any date or name. Your personalisation will be engraved onto this wooden wine box which also has the option to include a bottle of wine for an additional cost that you can choose from either red, rose or white wine.
A thoughtful keepsake box that you can give as a retirement gift that you can fill with all of the happy memories that you’ve shared together. Personalise this keepsake box with your own special message wishing them a very happy retirement! This personalised photo box holds 5 of your favourite photos which is a beautiful way to present this gift to someone special.
A retirement bag that will come in handy while they are out shopping. Choose the design which sums up their hobbies e.g: if they are always in the garden then the design that you see in the image will fit perfectly to choosing a design inspired by crafts. Add the name that will be printed on this retirement bag and choose the wording you would like for the second line or select to enter in the text you would like. There are other options for this personalised bag including adding a ‘from’ message to the bag to choosing to have this item gift wrapped. There are a few customisable options for this gift so check them all out.
A memorable gift to give for a retirement that you can make personal by having your own message etched on to. Have your own message added across 3 lines of text to send your best wishes and/or congratulations on retiring. This personalised glasses case would make a great retirement gift for any friend or work colleague.
A retirement canvas print to give someone who is soon to retire, personalise with your own wording to wish them all of the best for their future. Choose the size of canvas print you would like to buy and select the colour from a variety of lovely colours. The wording on this canvas prints reads ‘you’ve made such a difference to so many’ but you can update this if you wish for the wording to say ‘here’s to your new exciting chapter’. Enter up to 5 lines of text to leave your thoughtful message.
Let someone know they are a legend with their very own personalised retirement mug! With ‘the legend has retired’ on both sides of this mug with their name underneath, they are sure to appreciate this gift. Choose what colour you would like for the design itself from a variety of colours and simply enter in the name that you would like added.
If they love their Whiskey they are sure to love this engraved tumbler. A gift that you can personalise with up to 4 lines of text to give them your best wishes, this engraved tumbler would make a useful gift that they can enjoy their favourite Whiskey in.
Now that they are retiring they will have plenty of time to catch up on their favourite TV shows or to finally watch those movies they’ve been meaning to watch! This wooden sofa tray is sure to come in handy for a good old TV binge and you can personalise this sofa tray to make it great to give as a retirement gift. You can add your own wording across 4 lines of text, ideal for leaving a message to wish them all of the best in their retirement or to simply have their name and a message so people know who this sofa tray belongs to.
If they love Maltesers then this personalised box is sure to go down a treat! Filled with the popular chocolate treat, choose the message to appear underneath the name which includes a few options and enter in the name of the person that this Maltesers box is for. For an additional cost, you can also get this item gift wrapped .
A lovely night-in gift set, ideal for treating themselves with a relaxation, pamper session. This pamper gift set contains a few items perfect for a relaxing time including a hand-poured candle and a mineral bath infusion. The items are packaged in a wooden gift box which has a choice of sleeves for you to choose from. There are a few options that you can select to customise this gift including personalising the bar to upgrading this gift set.
A wonderful hip flask box set that contains the hip flask along with 2 stainless steel shot glasses. Engrave this hip flask with any name or message and select which font for the wording you would like. You can also personalise the cups that come in this gift set with any initial or date if you wish.
The perfect book to give your colleague who is retiring! Ask everyone in the office to leave their best wishes to someone who is retiring and fill this book with all of the happy message and memories of their time at work along with photos of those great times! Choose on Etsy the design you would like to buy along with if you would like this book in either grey or sand colour. Add your personalisation on the front to include the name of the person who is leaving along with a heart felt message and of course, don’t forget to say who this retirement book is from.
Does she love to tend to her garden? Want to buy her a gift that will come in handy while she keeps on top of her lovely garden, no problem! A unique gift to buy her when she has retired, have her name (or keep mum!) on this personalised apron along with the message that you would like to appear underneath.
Let EVERYONE know that they have officially retired with this t-shirt that you can buy in a variety of sizes and colours along with the option to choose what colour you would like the design to be in too! This t-shirt reads ‘officially retired – let the fun begin’ making this the PERFECT top for anyone who has recently retired to wear.
A unique gift to buy someone who is retiring, this tote bag reads ‘retired and loving it!’ and is sure to come in handy while they are out and about shopping now they have all of that free time! This retirement tote bag comes in a gift box presenting this gift in a lovely way to give when giving to a friend or work colleague.
A lovely keepsake gift that they can wear to remind them of the happy fact that they have retired! Simply edit the text to include their name and messages that appear on the top and bottom of this personalised watch. Buy this watch for either a man or woman and you can buy this design on a range of watch styles that comes in a variety of strap types and colours.
Now that they have retired I’m sure they would love to be able to play golf more so why not buy them a gift that is not only useful to play with while on the green but to keep as a sweet keepsake gift. Choose if you like to buy these personalised golf balls in either a pack of 3 or 12 and personalise on Zazzle to include their initials and a date that means something special to them whether it’s their date of birth or the date when they retired.
If he loves a drink he is sure to love his very own personalised whiskey glass that you can have your own text engraved on. Wish to have his name engraved to a special date or a sentence that has special meaning to you both. A great gift for any occasion, this whiskey glass is available to be personalised and purchased from Etsy.
A fantastic mug for anyone who has retired! The text on this mug reads ‘I don’t want to, I don’t have to, you can’t make me, I’m retired!’ and not only would this funny mug make a great keepsake gift to give but will also be handy to use everyday! This design can be printed on a few different styles of mugs including a travel mug to a morphing mug that when hot water is added, shows the design!
Have your own wording engraved on to this personalised hip flask that they can enjoy their favourite drink in. A hip flask is a special gift to give for many occasions including when celebrating a retirement and you can add your own personal message wishing them all the best for the future and for them to enjoy their well deserved retirement! Your message can have up to 80 characters and the wording will be engraved in an elegant script font.
We’ve featured a collection of retirement gifts including personalised golf balls to retirement jewellery which you can customise over on the website that you can buy the gift from. Many of the products have different options which can include adding your own personalised message to selecting a different size or style depending on the gift that you wish to buy. Turn many of these retirement gifts into a thoughtful, keepsake present for them to remember you and those around you by and make them smile as they enter in to their retirement. Find more personalised gifts for many occasions under our blog that are great for friends and family.
To go with any of these retirement gifts, why not check out these retirement cards that you can also personalise to add their name along with your own message.