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32 Essential Retirement Gifts Ideas For Men To Start Their New Chapter

Updated on July 14, 2021 Updated on Jul 14, 2021
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    After all the years of hard work, he deserves the perfect retirement gift for his dedication. Coming up with a great retirement gift idea for him can be tough. He may have plans to start traveling, enjoy hobbies, or even starting a side business in his free time. Here are the best retirement gifts for men as he starts this new chapter of life no matter his plans.

  1. Badass Whiskey Decanter
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    Excellent handcrafted, Lead-Free decanter with an intricate handcrafted ship in striking detail, transporting you to the sea and the beauty of the ocean, the dispenser is made of 304 stainless steel, rust-resistant, and leak-proof, tight-fitting glasses stopper to keep your drink fresh and flavorful. So help him enjoy a better whiskey-drinking experience. The gift box comes with 2 whiskey glasses.

  3. Day Clock
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    It makes the perfect present and a funny retirement gift for anyone 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 a “retired” schedule. The lines dividing the days indicate midnight; the day hand moves 2.14 degrees every hour. Although it might seem like a gag gift, this one will prove useful.

  5. Back Massager 
  6. He can enjoy the benefits of a professional massage in the comfort of his home or office every day. This neck and back massager provides invigorating shiatsu massage to target soreness in your neck, shoulder, or back. The massager delivers a deep tissue massage that travels up and down your full back. You can also choose to focus the message on your lower or upper back or a specific spot for pinpoint relaxation—the best retirement gift for men who need to destress.

  7. The Legend Has Retired Glass
  8. This gift set an excellent funny, humorous retirement gift for a boss, coworker, relative, or friend. Great for a beer lover, or just a general gift for the retired. It comes with an engraved leatherette customer, ready to give and delight the person retiring soon (or already retired).

  9. The Adventure Begins Retirement Mug
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    On the first day of retirement, a new adventure begins! This cool insulated mug will take the knocks and bears the motto “the adventure begins” to remind you of the thirsty work to come. So grab a pound of your loved ones’ favorite coffee and make a gift basket!

  11. Portable Barbecue Grill
  12. Does he love hosting backyard BBQs? Then, it’s time to take the show on the road, camping, tailgating, Mardi Gras. This portable grill folds up into an easy-to-carry briefcase. It can cook enough food to serve 3-4 people and burns charcoal. 

  13. Fit Bit
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    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 notifications, and get friendly reminders to move.

  15. Countertop Keg
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    Now he can keep his beers FRESH, cold, and carbonated. The Sub is a draft beer miracle that allows you to rotate craft beers on tap at home, just like you would at your local brewpub. This fits on the countertop, like a coffee machine, but instead of coffee, you get the glorious draft beer. Double-walled stainless steel insulation keeps beverage warm/cold for 8 hrs: a great retirement present and the perfect addition to his man cave.

  17. Golfer Trunk Organizer


    This golfing trunk organizer combines two of the most popular products into one great value-packed bundle: a golf trunk organizer and golf shoe bags. Easily keeps most accessories and golf balls stored away in your trunk or locker when not in use. Holds shoes, balls, gloves, tees, hat, shirts, or pants—built-in grommets ad ventilation for your golf shoes and other accessories—great gift idea for men who love the green.

  19. Bucket List Travel Journal
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    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?

  21. 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.

  23. Dango Dapper Wallet
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    The Dango Dapper Wallet was designed for the sophisticated individual with an edge. We wanted to incorporate clean lines with contrasting materials and textures. So 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.

  25. Travel Book
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    He will have plenty of time on his hands, so it’s time for 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.

  27. Retirement Wine Labels
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    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. So everyone grabs your wine glasses.

  29. Walt Whitman’s Guide to Manly Health and Training
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    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 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.

  31. Iceberg Whiskey Glass


    How does he unwind at the end of the day? How about a bit of whiskey from these elegant glasses. They are far 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.

  33. Weekend Watch
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    Since every day will feel like the weekend, the Weekender Collection is all about versatility. Easily switch it up with interchangeable slip-thru and quick-release straps. From leather to fabric and with a wide selection of colors to choose from, you’ve got options. Makes a great birthday gift or fathers day gift as well.

  35. Travel Duffel
  36. This tote 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 for a retired man to take to the gym or for a short weekend away.

  37. Fancy Camera
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    This is the go big or go home gift. Complementing the imaging capabilities, the D3500 also features SnapBridge, which utilizes Bluetooth connectivity for wireless sharing of images to your mobile device, including automatic sharing of 2MP images between the camera and your mobile device. Maybe he will take up photography as a new hobby.

  39. Passport Wallet
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    World travelers know that keeping necessary documents in order can be a tedious and frustrating task. However, 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.

  41. Wood Smoking Pellets
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    This set includes six one-pound, differently flavored wood smoking pellets. These pellets offer a healthy, zero-calorie way to add delicious smoke flavor to your meat, fish, or veggies. The pellets work with any outdoor grill, including gas, charcoal, electric, or smoker. 

  43. Audible Subscription
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    He finally will have extra time to cross off all those books on his reading list. All Audible gift memberships include 1 credit per month, good for any title—plus 2 Audible Originals each month. Easy listening with the free Audible app—at home, in the car, or the gym. Exclusive audio-guided wellness programs. The best part is there are quick and easy exchanges on listens they don’t love.

  45. Minnetonka Men’s Fleece Slipper
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    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.

  47. Whiskey
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    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. 

  49. I Can Do All Things
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    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.

  51. HTML Beer Glasses
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    Computerized Cocktails. Give your favorite coder an HTML-inspired happy hour with this geek-approved glassware. 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.

  53. Personalized Grilling Tool
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    Show your grill master how much fun retirement will be with this hand-stamped, stainless steel personalized retirement gift. Each spatula comes with the phrases “We flippin’ love you” and Happy Retirement. Get personalization with the name and date too. Makes a unique retirement gift and wonderful keepsake.

  55. You Don’t Work Here Anymore Mug
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    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. 5 Life Playbook
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    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.

  59. Winc Wine Club
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    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 for your first order. Woot!