Gift Lists for Men

28 Essential Retirement Gifts For Men To Start Their New Journey

Updated on November 9, 2018 Updated on Nov 9, 2018
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    Coming up with a great retirement gift ideas for him can a tough. He may have plans to start traveling, enjoy hobbies or even starting a side business with his free time. After all the years of hard work, he deserves the perfect retirement gift.  Here are some awesome retirement gifts for men as he starts this new chapter of life no matter what his plans are.

  1. The Adventure Begins Mug
  2. The first day of retirement a new adventure begins! This cool gentlemen’s hardware enamel mug will take the knocks and bears the motto “the adventure begins” to remind you of the thirsty work to come. Grab a pound of his favorite coffee and make a gift basket!

  3. Day Clock
  4. Makes the perfect present and a funny retirement gift for anyone who is fortunate enough to measure life in days, not hours. Along with being a fun gift to receive, it provides great functionality for those on the road or on a “retired” schedule. The lines dividing the days indicates midnight; the day hand moves 2.14 degrees every hour. Although it might seem like a gag gift, this one will prove useful.

  5. Travel Book
  6. Weekends on the road. The ultimate travel guide to the USA and Canada To travel in North America is to face a delicious quandary: over these vast spaces, with so many riches from glittering cities to eccentric small towns and heart-stoppingly beautiful mountains and plains, how to experience as much as possible in limited time.

  7. Retirement Wine Labels
  8. Just add wine! A good gift idea is one part fun one part useful and one part gag gift. Just add Retirement Party Wine Bottle labels to his favorite bottle of wine or spirits. They are even waterproof so they will remain flawless on bottles that need to be chilled. 

  9. Grill Gift Set
  10. This BBQ Cooking set is the perfect gift to keep the retired man entertained; it includes everything needed to smoke meat on a BBQ including flavored wood chip, smoking recipes, and smoked salt. For the backyard warriors, the carnivores, and the Ultimate Grill Gurus, this grilling set offers a healthy, zero-calorie way to add delicious smoke flavor to your meat, fish or veggies. With this set, anyone can do it!

  11. Dango Dapper Wallet
  12. The Dango Dapper Wallet was designed for the sophisticated individual with an edge. We wanted to incorporate clean lines with contrasting materials and textures. From the boardroom to a night out on the town, to a cruise down the coast, the Dapper Wallet is there by your side and has your back. Yeah, it’s a mouth full of stuff, but it comes together neatly in one sleek package.

  13. The Hobby Box
  14. If they don’t have a hobby to keep them busy then this is the gift for them. Every month, New Hobby Box sends its subscribers a new hobby centered around skills, electronics, arts or entertainment! Each box is hand-picked and thoughtfully curated by our team. We send you everything needed to get started on your new hobby and the NHB community helps you master it.

  15. Matterhorn Glass
  16. How does he unwind at the end of the day? How about a bit of whiskey from these Matterhorn Glass. Inspired by the famous mountain in the Alps, the glass is way more interesting than your average tumbler. Crafted out of crystal, the glass looks even more impressive when it’s half-filled with some of the good stuff than it does when sitting on the shelf, which is good because you’ll want to use it often and show it off.

  17. Retiremints
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    Goodbye tension, hello pension! These new-fangled super-strong mints will put that needed pep in every retiree’s step. From The Unemployed Philosophers Guild, this tin Contains 12 Mints. Each tin is 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 3/4 inches. Made in the USA.

  19. Walt Whitman’s Guide to Manly Health and Training
  20. In 1858, famed American author Walt Whitman penned a series of newspaper columns under a pseudonym on the subject of “manly health and training. Recently discovered for the first time in 150 years, the fascinating manifesto contains the renowned poet’s advice and musings on topics such as diet, exercise, grooming, alcohol, dancing, sports, and more. This short collection presents more than 75 of his best quips, quotes, and extracts on healthy living, all in Whitman’s signature lyrical prose style.

  21. Fit Bit
  22. They will need to stay active in retirement to make sure they do. Fitbit Alta HR-the heart rate wristband that motivates you to reach your goals in style. Jumpstart their fitness journey with PurePulse heart rate and SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition. Track their all-day activity and sleep, stay connected with smartphone notification, and get friendly reminders to Move.

  23. The Echo Spot
  24. Echo Spot brings you everything you love about Alexa, in an all-new stylish and compact design that can show you things. Just ask to see the weather, get the news with a video flash briefing, set an alarm, see lyrics with Amazon Music, see your calendar, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. Personalize your Spot with a collection of clock faces to suit your style or set a photo background from Prime Photos. Plus, make calls to friends and family or make video calls to anyone with an Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App.

  25. Travel Duffel
  26. This bag will have him traveling in style. The novel duffle is one of Herschel supply’s most popular duffle silhouettes. It features Herschel supply’s signature shoe compartment for easy and organized travel while keeping to Herschel supply’s classic styling. This bag is great to take to the gym or for a short weekend away.

  27. Hopsy
  28. Now he can keep his beers FRESH, cold and carbonated. The Sub is a draft beer miracle that allows you to have a rotation of craft beers on tap at home, just like you would at your local brewpub. Developed by KRUPS, the German premium kitchen appliance manufacturer, The SUB fits on the countertop, like a coffee machine, but instead of coffee, you get the glorious draft beer.

  29. Winc Wine Club
  30. Is he more of a wine kind of guy? Winc believes that the experience of getting a great bottle of wine should be as simple as enjoying one. Their team creates and curates over a hundred wines, and makes the experience of exploring wine easy and pleasurable—So you can spend more time enjoying the wine in your glass. Wait, do you love wine too? Sign up for yourself and get $20 your first order. Woot!

  31. Freakish Watch
  32. FreakishWATCH, a watch for everyone and every situation. 24 hours lined up onto an aluminum disc, encased into a thin, 36 mm stainless steel case and supported by a genuine leather watchband. The careful choice of materials and the meticulous attention to design, make FreakishWATCH a unique accessory: light and thin, elegant and comfortable to wear, but also solid and water-resistant.

  33. Minnetonka Men’s Fleece Slipper
  34. These men’s slippers have a classic buffalo check fleece lining. These shoes also feature a stitched on double layer bottom. Classic moccasin style. There’s not much more to say, is there? Enjoy the easy comfort of Minnetonka’s suede moccasin, complete with whipstitching and a cord around the foot that ties over the foot. The suede sole and cozy lining will ensure premium comfort and warmth as you move through your home.

  35. Passport Wallet
  36. World travelers know that keeping necessary documents in order can be a tedious and frustrating task. Having something in which to keep your cash, identification, passport, and various tickets on hand at all times can be invaluable and the Passport Wallet by Mr. Lentz is about as tough as they come.

  37. Whiskey
  38. Retirement is a time to celebrate and what better to do it with than a nice bottle of whiskey. The gift of bourbon is always a solid choice for these occasions. And with this small batch release from Wild Turkey, they’ll surely appreciate this gift with every smooth sip that follows suit. 

  39. A Badass Cutting Board
  40. Now that he’ll be home more he may start spending a little more time in the kitchen. Get him a fancy cutting board that’s gorgeous enough to double as a cheese board. This beautiful end grain cutting board is designed to keep your knives sharp and resist scratches. It is sure to become a staple in his kitchen for years to come.  

  41. Nero Marquina’ iPhone Case
  42. If they like the finer things in life then that will love this phone case. Each case is handcrafted to ensure elegance and durability. And no two cases will be fully the same due to the natural veining of each stone piece making it a truly unique gift.

  43. Skull Spoon Set 
  44. These skull spoons are modern and a badass accessory for his morning coffee routine. The openings for eyes and nose make it easy to shake off excess sugar to curb your sugar consumption. Perfect for tea and coffee and also be used as a dessert spoon and absinthe spoon. 

  45. I Can Do All Things
  46. After years in the workforce, this guy can probably do just about anything. Light washed cotton construction for a soft, comfortable fit & feel. Flat embroidered logos & wordmark
    Built-in HeatGear sweatband wicks away sweat to keep you cool & dry. Adjustable strap closure. 100$ cotton.

  47. HTML Beer Glasses
  48. Computerized Cocktails. Give your favorite coder an HTML-inspired happy hour with this geek-approved glassware. Simply pour in your beer and watch it fill the < body >, then (as long as you go easy on the foam), see the < head > find its rightful spot.

  49. BBQ Suitcase
  50. Does he love hosting backyard bbq’s? It’s time to take the show on the road, camping, tailgating, Mardi Gras. This portable grill folds up into a stainless steel briefcase making the owner look like a cross between a pit master and a Cold War spy. It weighs just 12 pounds and burns charcoal. 

  51. Fancy Camera
  52. This is the go big or go home gift. The Samsung NX300 Smart Compact System Camera combines performance, connectivity, and convenience in a small package that lets him take his video and photography to a new level. The camera’s 20.3-megapixel sensor captures incredible color rendition and detail, while an interchangeable lens mount offers versatility. The NX300 also features 3D technology for both still shots and video and built-in Wi-Fi, making it easy for him to get the shots you want and share them with all his friends.

  53. Personalized Grill Tools
  54. Show your grill master how much fun retirement is going to be with this hand stamped, stainless steel Retirement spatula. Each spatula comes with the phrases “We flippin’ love you” and Happy Retirement. Get in personalized with the name and date too.

  55. You Don’t Work Here Anymore Mug
  56. This mug really says it all. This 11oz white coffee mug with text printed on both the front and back of the mug is s great retirement gift for your favorite coworker.

  57. Bucket List Journal
  58. You’re never too old to live (or young) to live your dreams! A journal for listing and planning all the goals and dreams you will complete in this lifetime. They can answer the lifelong questions – What do you want to do in this lifetime? Where do you want to go? What do you want to experience?

  59. 5: Life Playbook
  60. \The next five years can be the most exciting and satisfying years of your life – or just another five years. This “playbook for life” features thought-provoking quotations and real-life examples to serve as both a spark and a roadmap for your life. This book encourages you to celebrate and embrace the want to’s, the “choose to’s and then I can’t wait to’s in your life.