34 Retirement Gifts For Women For Her New Chapter

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: April 29, 2024

    Retirement is a concept that is changing, and it is different for everyone. For some, it just means the end of a full-time job and moving on to their passion or starting a business.

    For others, It might mean pursuing new interests or exploring creative passions.  Either way, retirement is not the end but the beginning of a woman’s next stage of life. 

  1. Ultimate Retirement Mug
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    This coffee mug might do the trick if you’re looking for a funny retirement gag gift. The classic white wide-mouth mug is perfect for any hot beverage (or wine), and the printing kicks ass! 

  3. Helpful Cup Holder
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    This “How Retirees Tell Time” mug and glass holder is a funny retirement gift for anyone who loves wine and coffee. It’s witty, and it’s functional as home decor. Each wooden wine holder has been carefully handcrafted and arrives wrapped in a pretty box ready for gifting.

  5. Luxurious Kimono
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    This beautiful, mid-weight kimono makes lounging around the living room easy and elegant. It says “I’m retired” without so much as a whisper. Made from a super-soft polyester-charmeuse mix, it has a luxurious drape and will make her feel like a queen (even if she just rolled out of bed.) It sure beats a t-shirt.

  7. Pampering Spa Gift Box
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    This retirement gift box will help her relax and unwind after a long 30, 40, or 50 years. Each box contains an insulated tumbler with the words “Thank You For Being Awesome,” two all-natural premium soaps (cherry almond and oatmeal, milk, and honey), a bath bomb, a jar of moisturizing body butter, and a gift card. It’s the perfect gift for a boss, co-worker, or staff member.

  9. Inspirational Travel Book
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    This compilation of the world’s 500 most unmissable sights and attractions has been ranked by Lonely Planet’s global community of experts, making this the only bucket list they’ll ever need. Packed with insightful write-ups and inspiring photography, it will motivate anyone to start ticking off their travel list.

  11. Bucket List Scratch Poster
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    This bucket list poster is a unique gift for someone who doesn’t know quite what they want to do in retirement. The poster offers retired women 100 ideas to spark their interest in new hobbies and adventures and is covered with a special scratch-off coating. By the end, they’ll have an excellent piece of wall art.

  13. Royal Wine Tumbler
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    Less work = more wine. Delight a best friend, co-worker, or loved one who has just retired with this witty wine glass. The large stemless glass holds a generous 21 ounces and is suitable for hot or cold drinks (or even scoops of ice cream). It’s the perfect retirement gift for women who love wine and finally deserve to put their feet up.

  15. Reusable Tote Bag
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    Help them travel in style with this cloth tote bag, professionally printed on natural canvas. The bag will satisfy all their reusable shopping needs – from groceries to new shoes- doubles as the perfect beach tote or book bag.

  17. Relaxing Coloring Book
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    This coloring book allows retired peeps to relax, express creativity, and have fun! It’s excellent for all retired seniors and makes a sweet gift for a new retiree in your life! It’s also a great item to add to a gift basket.

  19. Gardening Tools Set
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    This is the perfect garden tools bag for people with a green thumb or beginners who wish to find one in retirement. The set features gloves, a hand trowel, a digging fork, a shovel, a spade, a weeder, and a transplanting tool. Plus, a cute washable garden bag keeps them all in one place.

  21. Aromatherapy Bracelet
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    This diffuser bracelet with aromatherapy oils is highly original and allows the wearer to diffuse their favorite scents through the sterling silver face, wherever they go. So they can unwind, relax, de-stress and find inner peace. Four bottles of essential oils and 12 refill scent pads are included.

  23. Funny DIY Wine Labels
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    Not sure what to bring as a retirement party gift? Wine always makes for an easy, Happy Retirement gift. But instead of gifting run-of-the-mill bottles, grab some of these wine bottle stickers and pop them onto them first. They’re sure to bring a laugh and a smile until the bottle’s last drop.

  25. Personal Tea Infuser
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    This double-wall ceramic tumbler with stainless steel infuser makes steeping loose tea by the cup simple – and pretty! The innovative construction and matching lid keep the tea hot, but the tumbler remains comfortable to hold. The mug is dishwasher and microwave safe. These mugs also make great birthday gifts for tea lovers.

  27. Box Of Truffles
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    Give them the gift of indulgence with this box of Godiva assorted truffles, featuring a deluxe assortment of gourmet milk, white, and dark chocolate truffles from one of Belgium’s oldest chocolatiers. Sweet fruit, savory salted caramel, spiced ganache, and other delectable fillings lie in wait. 

  29. Personalized Wind Chime
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    Personalized gifts are very touching to receive and this large bronze-toned wind chime is something they can hang with pride for years to come. It features eight aluminum tubes for a deeply relaxing tone and a special hanging medallion with the Tree of Life on one side and your special message on the other. 

  31. Challenge Journal
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    A year’s worth of fear-facing prompts and quotes of encouragement will motivate them to keep trying new things, follow their dreams, and live courageously. Each day is an opportunity to perform one small act of bravery – be it singing out loud, asking for help, admitting a mistake, accepting a compliment, changing your hair, failing spectacularly, and trying again. 

  33. Everyday Tote Bag
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    An extra-large, soft, and slouchy vegan leather bag with a suede-like soft-touch and plenty of space – what’s not to like? There’s an interior pocket for smaller items like cell phones or keychains while a magnetic clasp latches the bag shut. This is the bag that starts her on that new journey.

  35. Book of the Month
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    With the best new reads, early releases, fresh perspectives, and debut authors, a subscription to the Book Of The Month Club make a fabulous gift – especially now they have more free time to read. It’s a great retirement gift idea for those who always have their nose in a book. Now she just needs a bookmark.

  37. Inspirational Charm Bracelet


    This charm bracelet is a beautiful reminder to ‘love the life you live.’ The expandable design comfortably fits all-size wrist sizes, and the bracelets are plated with genuine 18K gold, rose gold, or white gold that won’t rust or cause irritation.

  39. Bathtub Tray
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    Like they say: hello pension, goodbye tension. There’s nothing better to relieve tension than a long soak in a hot bath. Make it even better with this bamboo bath tray. It can hold all the essentials – a glass of wine, lotions and potions, a phone, a snack, a candle, and whatever else she needs to enjoy an hour or two of self-care. 

  41. Gratitude Journal
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    Here’s a 52-week guide to cultivating an attitude of gratitude! The self-exploration journal focuses on being thankful for what you have and life’s simple joys. Each weekly spread contains an inspirational quote, space to write three gratitude points a day, and a weekly checkpoint—a thoughtful gift to start the next chapter in her life.

  43. A Hammock


    After years of hard work, it’s time to lay back and relax. That’s where this hammock comes in. Hammocks are a luxurious way to let your mind unwind in nature. Have a nap, read a book, do a crossword, or listen to that podcast—a fantastic and unique retirement gift.

  45. Dangle Necklace
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    This statement-piece necklace says, “it’s time to get out and enjoy life, perhaps with a little shimmy!” A long-hanging necklace that pairs great with a plain top, or open jacket, it’s sure to bring the fun back to their personal style – especially if they’ve been under a dress code for years.

  47. Two-Piece Candle Gift Set
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    How about a duo of gorgeous soy candles that use lead-free cotton wicks and premium fragrant oils to bring you a biodegradable and eco-friendly product? You’ll get two candles in the gift set – Night Jasmine and Lavender Eucalyptus. Both jasmine and eucalyptus act as stress relievers, while lavender can help you sleep better.

  49. Stylish Beach Hat
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    This large brim straw hat looks elegant while helping to block harmful UVA/UVB rays. So whether she’s heading off on a trip or just looking forward to more time by the ocean, this hat says, “I’m ready for my new chapter!” There’s an adjustment rope for sizing, and the hat is foldable for ease of travel.

  51. A Beautiful Decanter 
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    Free your wine from the grasp of an air-restricting bottle by letting it flow into this elegant crystal wine decanter. Decanting wine from a bottle oxygenates it and releases rich aromas and flavors—the ultimate gift for a wine lover, especially one who now has time for the finer things.

  53. Compass Necklace
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    This beautiful compass necklace gives them the courage to navigate their own way. It’s designed by Gorjana, a boutique company in Laguna Beach, California, and has the aesthetic of a “found object” or a family heirloom. This coin charm arrives on an ever-so-dainty ball chain.

  55. Bagless Tea 
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    These premium Tea Drops take loose-leaf tea to a whole new level. Finally, you can have an amazing “cuppa” without the hassle of seeping or dealing with a drippy tea bag. And, they’re perfect for on-the-go! Simply fill a travel cup with hot water, add a Tea Drop, and be on your way—a unique gift for the tea lover in your life.

  57. Designer Passport Holder
  58. In a design from the house of Lilly Pulitzer, this tropically cute passport cover will keep all her travel documents organized and easily identifiable. Made of soft leatherette material, it also features three card slots and a ‘Paradise Bound’ inscription on the inside.

  59. Bath Bombs
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    These 12 vibrant bath bombs scream “relaxation!” and make a great gift for a retired friend or family member. Made in California, they’re an Amazon mega-seller and include scents like Kiwi & Strawberry, Lavender, Lemongrass Green Tea, Mango Papaya, and Shea & Coconut. They arrive individually wrapped.

  61. Artisan Coffee Box
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    Give her a world coffee tour with Bean Box – handpicked coffees are grown on the world’s finest estates and roasted to perfection by Seattle’s top roasters. The coffee gift set has almost two pounds of freshly roasted whole-bean coffee, plus tasting notes, brewing tips, and artisan chocolates—the perfect retirement present for coffee lovers.

  63. Photo Frame
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    This vibrant picture frame makes a great keepsake, reminding them of where they’ve come from and what lies ahead. The frame includes a glass front and can be hung or stood with a built-in easel. Designed and engraved in the USA, it’s available in five colors.

  65. Fancy Biscotti Cookies


    If your co-worker is more of a cookie lady than a Godiva gal, you can’t go wrong with these gourmet biscotti cookies as a farewell gift. Featuring 12 decadent flavors, each is hand-dipped in premium chocolate and covered with an assortment of sweet toppings. The box is ribbon wrapped and ready to gift.

    Do you bring a gift to a retirement party?

    If you were invited to a retirement party, you might be wondering if you should bring a gift and what is a good amount to spend on a retirement gift. When invited to any party, it’s a nice gesture to bring a gift for the guest of honor, even if it’s just a little something thoughtful. A retirement party is no different.

    How much should I spend on a retirement gift?

    On average, people spend between $10 – $100 on a retirement gift, but this really depends on the relationship with the person. Is it your mom, a coworker, a best friend, or a spouse? The exact amount depends on the type of relationship and, of course, your budget. The closer the relationship, the more people spend on a retirement gift. If you are pooling together money for a group retirement gift, people spend between $5 – $25 per person. 

    What are the best retirement gifts for women?

    Retirement is a special milestone. It’s the end of a huge chapter in life and – most importantly – the beginning of a new and exciting one.

    Your gift will depend on the recipient’s interests and plans after retirement. You want to give her a gift that shows her individuality and something meaningful to show appreciation. We have created a fun and exciting gift guide to make her day! Our gift guide has the best retirement gifts for women so they can say goodbye to tension and hello to pension!