After putting decades into the workforce, retirement is a huge milestone that deserves to be celebrated. Although it might feel like not having to get up and go to work anymore is a gift in itself, it’s just good manners to mark the occasion with one anyway. We’ve put together a selection of great retirement gifts for your friends, family, or colleagues who are preparing to close one chapter in their life and open another. Take a look at our collection for a variety of traditional, elegant, and modern gifts any retiree will love and appreciate - in options affordable for everyone.
If you’re wracking your brain trying to decide on a traditional retirement gift, we can help. Perennial favorites include desk clocks or pocket watches engraved with personal messages. Another spin on the engraved desk clock is a compass, a gift to help your favorite retiree navigate their new life adventure. Other traditional gifts include money clips and valet trays. A thoughtful gesture is a memento gift like personalized canvas art or recognition plaques - both are great gifts from colleagues. Or, why not get your retiree a gift they’ll really use? Something for their hobbies, like accessories for fishing, gardening, golfing, wine, or cigars. And, of course, there’s always a Bed Bath & Beyond gift card!
Retirement gifts and keepsakes from fun to fancy
These days, many people like to go with more casual retirement gifts. Or maybe your friend or colleague is just a super laid-back type of person. You might want to skip over the traditional-type gifts and go for the more fun stuff. Are they the type who’ll be spending a lot of time curling up with a good book? Check out our cozy throws and blankets, available in several designs with personalization options. If they’re planning on getting out on the links, browse through our retirement-themed golf balls, tees, and towels. Coffee, wine, and beer lovers will also enjoy customized cups and glasses celebrating their retirement.