56 Most Awesome (Feb 2019) Retirement Gift Ideas for Men
(updated in Feb 2019) Is your dad, uncle, friend or male co-worker retiring soon?
We have an extensive list of retirement gift ideas for men that will certainly help you find the right present for them. Much like a graduation, retirement is an event to be acknowledged, and many choose to do so in the form of a souvenir.
(Also: check out here if you are also searching for women’s retirement gifts ideas.)
So, what to get someone for retirement? How do you make him feel special for all he has endeavored to achieve in life?
Essentially, buying him some favorite gifts that will enable him enjoy his new life is definitely a great way to warm your way into his heart. After all, stepping down honorably from the workforce after years of hard work is a special moment for a man – he is surely looking forward to some fun moments after spending most his adult life working.
Scroll down to discover retirement gift ideas for dad or other awesome gifts for men covering an array of price ranges and relationship types.
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56 Most Awesome Retirement Gift Ideas for Men
Most retirees will have a list of to do items after they leave the corporate world, be it taking up a new hobby, travelling around the world or even exploring their own state and their neighbourhood. They will mostly be on the go. Hence this gift is ideal, especially for men who love fine spirits.
They can enjoy their favourite drink while travelling. This gift is sleek and luxurious looking, with the genuine leather wrapped around the flask. It is also a thoughtful gift for dad.
With more time on his hands, the retired guy will travel more frequently or be more on the go.
This gift with the funny wordings is the perfect gift to convey your well wishes in a light hearted manner, to a retiree who has more time on his hand. The funny wordings on the pocket watch is sure to bring laughs to him, his family and friends.
A suitable gift for teachers as well, it will definitely be an unforgettable present which will bring smiles to him in years to come.
Help the male retire better enjoy his drink after he retires by giving him this personalized gift.
With this gift, he can open the beer in style and effortlessly. He will also be able to enjoy beer in a relaxed manner.
You can also find bottle opener in housewarming gift ideas for couple here, which comes in attractive gift box!
His retirement life will be more active as he has more time in his hands. Moving around more often definitely means more tired feet.
To make his retirement life as enjoyable as possible, you can consider buying him this portable foot massager with a cozy nap cover.
Primarily, this relaxing foot massager gift has four set of massage programs and is similar to foot reflexology treatment. This eases the tension and helps his feet relax after a day long undertakings.
He can look forward to the next day with enthusiasm and renewed vitality – a wonderful retirement gift for men indeed.
If the retired guy is into modern and finer things in life, this expensive gift will be a great addition to his home. This great looking souvenir gift is a great momento to reminisce the good old days spent in the corporate world. His initials engraved on the clock further adds a personal touch to commemorate this important day.
In addition, the globe design is a smart way to tell everyone that he is now able to easily travel around the world as there is no longer a fixed work schedule that he has to follow.
This is a suitable gift for the male retiree who has everything – to bring back those fond memories that the he has in his corporate world in print.
It is a gift for him to signify his remarkable career achievements and fantastic relationships forged among his colleagues and team members during his stay in the workforce.
You are adding a special touch to this gift by personalizing it, choosing 6 representative photos that “tell a story”, that you want him to hang it in his home. It is a subtle gesture to show him the appreciation that you have for him.
For many a beer fanatic, enjoying beer with friends in comfort of home is one great indulgence.
Hence, this beer mug set, with his name and the “The Man The Myth The Legend” displayed on the glasses will be an ideal gift for the senior man if he is a beer aficionado.
He can catch up with his friends over refreshing, ice cold beer and tasty snacks. This is the perfect retirement gift idea for coworker or employee if he is beer lover, he will certainly be looking forward to using this present.
You can find also beer glass set in our page on Saint Patricks day gifts here.
Nothing says the appreciation and gratitude that you have for him, than giving him a practical and stylish gift.
This foldable valet tray provides a nice storage to help the male retiree organise his watches, accessories and coins in style.
This gift includes a smartphone charging station.
After entering a new chapter in his life, if he will have long list of hobbies to pursue and places to visit.
With all these outdoor events lined up, he will have to ensure that he has all the outdoor gear required, a great backpack and many more. Having a great tumbler like this gift is also important, as it helps him stay hydrated outdoor.
This is a very handy inexpensive retirement gift for the men embarking a new chapter in his life!
This will be a thoughtful gift for a male retiree who will be travelling frequently to “see the world” after he retires.
With this farewell gift which includes everything he needs – pillow, sleeping mask, ear plugs, you are helping him have a better quality of life during his retirement, by helping him have a good night sleep, wherever he is, hence relieving some stress of his body, helping him increase his energy levels.
As this travel pillow is lightweight and portable and comes with a travel pouch, he will take this useful gift with him if he is travelling. A perfect practical gift for a retiree and for dad!
This gift is the most ideal and awesome gift for wine aficionado. He will thank you for this wonderful and thoughtful gift, a gift to spice up his retirement life. With this membership, he will be receiving two bottles of carefully selected wine every month literally at his doorstep.
He will definitely be looking forward to the wonderful bottles of wine on a monthly basis, a great way to enjoy his retirement.
In retirement, he may devote more time to watching his favorite teams on TV, so he is going to need some new art to hang on the walls next to his big-screen.
When his buddies come over to watch the big game they will be amused and impressed by a picture of his name featured within the stands of this Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL framed stadium print.
If he likes hanging around at his bar at home, this personalized ultimate bar collection will be the most ideal and special gift ever.
The personalized vintage pub sign hung over at his bar will give his bar a warm and cosy feel and give him a man cave feel. Complete this with a matching coaster set and cigar humidor.
One of life’s pleasurable things to do during retirement, enjoying quality drink and smoke in the comfort of his own home.
A wallet is a smart, beautiful and lovely gift for men, especially on the event of their retirement.
There are a lot of wallets with flexible and latest options to keep ID card, license and some more important things with currency notes.
Choose their favorite color, with their initials displayed on the wallet, to make the male retiree feel special.
For a whiskey lover, this is definitely one of the famous brands that he adore.
Presenting the retired guy with this elegant gift is a great bar-ware addition and let him enjoy his favourite drink in this famous label. The packaging also makes it a very presentable gift, exuding class and sophistication.
The male retiree who is an avid golf player will love this luxurious gift – gold tone golf ball. Make his golf games more special after he retires from the corporate world. He can use this ball to play his game of golf, which will certainly make him the center of attraction.
You may wish to include a greeting card with this gift to convey your thanks and well wishes – undoubtedly a thoughtful retirement gift idea for him!
Luggage bag is a functional and suitable gift for men at the time of retirement. It is a necessity during traveling and when shifting from one place to another.
This bag includes padded and zippered pockets to keep items including technology stuff, four bottom brass feet to protect the underside from getting dirty. It is lightweight and easy to lift so that the senior men will not have any difficulties when using it.
If he is a wine drinker, consider purchasing two beautiful bottles of red wine which are carefully evaluated and selected on monthly basis. Nothing makes a great wine sing better than a perfect glass from which to swirl and sip.
With this gift you can raise a toast to his successful career carved out and welcome his upcoming new lease of life.
The gift comes with a personalized gift card to add thoughtfulness to the gift.
This will be the ideal gift if he is an avid golfer.
With the compartment to keep his golf gear, shoes and even snacks in place, you are giving him the energy to play at the golf range with those tasty treats that he has packed for the game, you are helping him to perfect his stroke with the golf gear, including golf balls.
A perfect and thoughtful hobby gift for a putter with free time on hand!
If he is a cigar connoisseur, you can consider giving him a personalized cherry wood humidor. This is a practical gift as he can ensure that his cigars are well protected and cared for.
In addition, this beautiful gift has an added personal touch because of the personal engraving. He will definitely be able to feel your kind thoughts and appreciation when receiving this practical and fantastic gift.
This is a perfect gift idea for retirement for a man who has everything as you can customize it with any wordings that you like.
In addition, this will be a unique sign for him, whether is your boss or dad, which he will not find it anywhere else. He can display this handsomely etched wood sign at his favorite places be it his garage, home bar, man cave , beer brewing room.
With this piece of art prominently displayed, he can be gently reminded of his exciting retirement days ahead, which marks a new exciting chapter in his life, this wood sign is among the best gift ideas!
This is a thoughtful gift for a wine lover, as you are providing all the tools he need to enjoy his favourite bottles of wine.
This gift contains not just a wine opener, it contains a pour spout, foil cutter, stopper and corkscrew. These tools are neatly organised in an attractive wine barrel, which is personalized with his name. This thoughtful item is also an excellent birthday gift for husband.
This is a unique gift for a sports and beer fanatic, as it combines his love for sports and beer.
He can open his favourite bottle of brew while he is watching his favourite game of baseball or hockey.
Available in various team names, you will find his favourite team here.
Among the things used to define a man, the watch he wears is one of them, and with that making it an excellent retirement gift for the male retiree.
It is also a fantastic and traditional gift to commemorate his big day. There is a variety of designs and functions to choose from to suit his lifestyle for retirement.
A smart casual watch that is suitable for any occasions will be a great choice, as he will be taking on leisurely and outdoor activities after he has stepped out of the corporate world. In addition, when he has to attend formal events, the same all purpose timepiece can easily match his formal attire.
For a beer fan, a great way to celebrate retirement is over drinking sessions.
Do not waste the beer caps that he has collected by giving him this gift. The beer cap map makes a great decorative gift in his man cave, which showcases his bottle cap collection.
It is a great barware addition for the beer fan.
A neck and back massage device allows you to have a great massage anywhere and any time.
With eight deep-kneading massage nodes and choice of heat, this is a great body stress reliever, a perfect present for anyone, especially for a retiree who is looking for relaxation and having a ball of time.
If he is a wine enthusiast, an elegant and expensive decanter is a great way to show him your appreciation for all that he has done.
This beautiful decanter exudes class and good taste which can be engraved with his initials. The set comes in an exquisite gift box.
He will remember your thoughtfulness everytime he drinks his favourite whiskey or other spirits using this high quality glasses.
For a wine enthusiast, nothing beats enjoying his favorite wine that he has aged.
With this nice and functional décor piece, he can indulge himself in doing what he likes relating to wine. At the same time, he is able to share the aged wine with his guests, who can enjoy the subtle flavours imparted to the wine.
As you have the option to personalize this gift, he will be even more pleased to receive this retirement gift with a personal touch!
Now that he won’t be under the demands of a busy job he will not need to watch the time so closely.
Give him an aesthetic box to stow those watches which has a transparent cover – especially now that he has more time to care and admire the timepieces.
A beautifully carved wood box will provide an excellent home for the watches of a man who can do what he wants with his time.
What better way to spend intimate moments with your loved ones and friends over a nice cocktail made by you.
You can have fun mixing your own concoction and let them enjoy your unique creation.
Cocktail shaker is a nice gift for someone who is looking forward to catching up with his friends and at the same time unlock his creativity after leaving his full time job.
The additional time he has on his hands mean he can travel more frequently to attend sports events or overnight events, including rv-ing for sigh-seeing.
Be it an open air concert or a picnic at a park or spectator sports, this cooler and portable chair with back comes into handy.
Being lightweight and portable, he can easily carry it around. With ample space for him to keep his drinks and snacks, this is the ideal gift for the retired man on the move.
What better way to spend his retirement than catching up with old friends or spending some “me” time, relaxing and chilling over bottles of ice cold beer or wine.
With these premium compact device, the beer/wine lover can keep his favourite beverage chilled cold for a long time and enjoy it cold from the first sip to the last.
There is nothing more relaxing than spending a day out on the green and now that he is retired he can devote as much time to his favorite hobby as he likes.
Support his passion with this gift set. Each swing will be a reminder of his impressive career.
Wine glasses is another great gift idea for the retiring man. What better way to celebrate retirement with his family and friends using these beautifully crafted wine glasses, which specially used to enrich the aroma and flavour of his favourite white wine.
Moreover, you will be presenting this gift to him in an elegant looking box, adding a special touch to his retirement gift!
With a contemporary design and material suitable for white wine, this is the ideal exquisite gift for retirement. Also suitable as a luxury corporate gift idea!
If the guy is one of those individuals who is the barbeque master, king of all things meaty and hot, then a grill thermometer would be on the list of things for you to get him. With this handy kitchen gadget, he can make sure food are cooked up to the proper temperature.
This thermometer does not just provide accurate temperature readings, it is also low maintenance and has an ergonomic feel that is comfortable in the palm of his hand. It can also be app controlled.
For the connoisseur of fine spirits like bourbon or whiskey a gift to be remembered every time he has a drink is a rock glass.
The stainless steel chilling ball enables it to hold temperature much longer then ice without tainting the taste of the drink.
Rock glass, complete with ice bucket, is the perfect gift for your boss if he is the aspiring fine spirit lover.
The gift is personalised to convey your thoughtfulness.
Portable Travel Leather Cigar Case Humidor – Gift Box to Express your Admiration for the Cigar Aficionado
This plush gift is a classy way to express your congrats to the male retiree. As it comes with a gift box, there is no need for you to gift wrap as well.
As a cigar lover, he will definitely be delighted to see this cigar case which he can fill with cigar bands of the fine cigars he has enjoyed. With more time on his hands, he will most likely be travelling around , hence this is a practical gift for your male retiree family members, friends and co-workers, as he can enjoy his smoke, while on the go.
Is he passionate about collectibles?
If so, then collectible coins can make a good classy retirement gift for him. Collectible coins vary in design, price and materials, but they will do a great job in satisfying the recipient.
This hobby gift will also help him discover a lost piece of American history.
If he is plans to dive deeper into his beer hobby after retirement, this craft brew kit is a fantastic farewell gift.
This impressive full set will allow him to have make his own draught-quality beer at home, whenever he likes.
What better way to celebrate a work-free afternoon than a cold draught beer on the porch or at his home bar.
With more time in his hands, the male retiree can spend more time pursuing his hobbies, for example golf.
If he is an avid golfer, this will be a welcoming golf gift for men who has everything. He will play like a pro wearing this left handed glove.
The personalized magnetic ball marker and tee holder are also handy for him to play his game in style.
Every now and then, the grill lover would want to host some friends or family for a grilling feast.
There is no better way to his outdoor overtures a success than buying him the set of bbq tools so that he can use to prepare a scrumptious meal for his guests.
The wooden box can be personalized with a title, which will certainly impress him and make it an excellent retirement gift idea!
What advice will you give to the retiree on how to spend his time in his new chapter in his life? This gift says it all, meaningful words to mark the new chapter of this life.
This gift, with the year of his retirement 2018 etched on the plaque, provides great sentimental value to this souvenir gift.
He can mount this frame on the wall or put it on his desk, an ideal and unique gift for any retiree – employee, colleague, friend or even a family member.
There is something about a bonsai that is tranquil, yet satisfying to a man.
Giving a bonsai and the tools as a gift to him is sure to earn you some points. He will enjoy not only styling and caring for it, but will spend hours admiring his beautiful art-piece.
You may consider buying this for your dad if he has green fingers and loves plants, a perfect retirement gift for dad.
For a outdoor lover, embarking on the retirement journey marks the beginning of his outdoor adventures. One of the things to do is to visit the national parks. This destination map framed in beautiful wooden frame can help him track his travels and helps him plan his completion of all the 59 national parks.
The map includes pins and original images of some of the parks, which adds beauty and is a great motivator for him to visit all the parks. A great gift for teachers!
You may personalize this present with any message up to 50 characters.
For an outdoor lover, one of the activities he would want to participate more often are those relating to walks, hikes and overnight stays in places close to nature. With more time on his hands, he has the luxury to spend more time outdoors, basking in the wonders of nature.
This clever gift will be a practical one for him, as he will have all the tools he need in this compact gift box. To top it up, you may include his initials, which makes him a proud owner of this cool and practical gift, bringing him convenience for all his outdoor events.
For a female outdoor lover, this makes a fantastic retirement gift for her as well.
This will be a thoughtful retirement gift idea, especially when the retiree loves having gatherings at his place or loves drinking by his bar at home.
These funny personalized unique coasters with interesting wordings is a nice addition to his bar-ware and also entertaining for his guests. We have also listed practical coasters in our list of housewarming gift ideas for men.
The newly retired guy will definitely want to spend some of his time outdoors.
This is where a cooler bag comes in handy. You can personalized it with his name with embroidery.
He won’t need to drag half his kitchen along when he’s visiting the park or the beach as he can simply pack his lunch and drinks in the cooler bag.
Add a touch of humour to his retirement phase with these beer glasses.
Allow the beer fan to chill his beer and have a conversation starter beer glass at his parties and gatherings with this funny beer glasses.
Available in black and red and designed with double wall to chill his drinks longer, you may even personalize it with name and message to add a personal touch to this gift.
If the retiree is a beer lover, chance are he may have experienced times when he wants to enjoy a refreshing ice cold beer but no opener.
He will like this novelty, simple and inexpensive gift as he can have beer anytime he wants. In addition, this sturdy and sleek slim bottle opener has an attached magnet, which means he can place this on the fridge.
If he is going to spend a large time travelling after leaving the workforce, this will be a handy gift.
With this durable toiletry bag (with plenty of space) in tow, he will never have to worry about forgetting his essential toiletries.
In addition, this gift comes with 2 free travel bottles, which completes the gift in a thoughtful and practical manner.
When he has more time in hands, the retired man can plan for more outdoor activities like picnics or even a weekend getaway.
This gift will come in handy, as he can enjoy his trips better by bringing along his favourite wine and pairing cheese.
This nice constructed gift has everything in place, well thought of tools that he needs in order to enjoy his wine and cheese, which includes, naming a few, cheeseboard,cheese knife, corkscrew and so on. He will definitely thank you for this considerate and practical gift.
One way to spend more time with your dad after his retirement is to have leisurely outdoor activities with him, hence this will be an ideal gift for retired parents.
Gifts aren’t only about tools and equipment. That’s why you should also consider buying him edible gifts as well.
Chocolates wrapped in exquisite boxes, stuffed with nineteen different flavours, all bite-sized to perfection make these wonderful gifts to bring to retirement parties. Being sugar free means that those elderly who cannot eat sugar can enjoy these tasty treats too!
This is an ideal present to give out to the retiree during a retirement party, to show simple appreciation to him and to commerate this retirement in a funny and light hearted way.
The funny message on the T-shirt is sure to bring in laughs not just from him, but also from the attendees at the party, making this among the funny gag retirement gift ideas for men!
Retirement means more time with family and friends and more time out in nature. Unlike work at the office, these activities beg to be captured & preserved.
Help him get all those important and nostalgic videos directly off his phone where they are not easily viewed via the tiny screen in his mobile phone.
With this portable and awesome sentimental retirement gift, he can share his videos with his family and friends anywhere and easily, as no computer is required and setup is quick.
If he is a foodie, why not give him a gourmet food basket, packed with delicacies such as wafer cookies, sweets and chocolate truffles?
What about cheese, nuts and toffee pistachios kettle chips? Or a gourmet breakfast hamper?
The choice is yours and the possibilities are endless!
In addition, you can include a personalized message to give your best wishes for the male retiree, making this gift a more personal and meaningful one. This is also a gift to consider for your boss, if he loves food as well.
This is an inexpensive gag gift that is suitable for retirement parties. It is even more useful if he is loves to drink whiskey or other spirits.The most special design has to be the real bullet, which literally shows “bite the bullet”.
You can customize the message on the glass to include funny lines that will liven the atmosphere at the party.