After decades of hard work, she’s decided it’s time to put her working days behind her and retirement. Retirement is a momentous occasion that deserves some — or more accurately, a lot — of celebration. After all, she’s put in years of dedication and diligence to get to this point in her career. Now she can finally get started relaxing and enjoying her free time. To get her started on her new chapter in life, consider giving a thoughtful retirement gift. Here’s everything you need to know about choosing a gift because celebrating retirement should be anything but stressful.
How to Choose a Retirement Gift
When it comes to choosing a retirement gift, it’s important to not overthink it. Your gift doesn’t have to symbolize her entire working career wrapped up in a nice bow. In fact, it’s probably better if it doesn’t have anything to do with her old career — she’s leaving that behind. Instead, get her something she can use with all her newfound free time.
Perhaps she’s looking forward to traveling the world and spending time sight seeing. If that’s the case, gift her a journal where she can keep track of all her travels or a passport and luggage tag set that will help her get where she needs to go. Or, maybe she’s really into gardening. Get her a few tools and a basket that will make it easy to move around her garden. If you’re not sure what activities the retiree in your life is into, just ask her. She’s sure to fill you in on her big plans and dreams, which you can mine for potential gift ideas.
Top 10 Retirement Gift Ideas for Women
If you’re still searching for the perfect gift for the retiree in your life, you’re in luck. Here are ten amazing retirement gift ideas she’s sure to appreciate:
1. Congratulations Delicious Fruit Design®
Resembling a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers, this arrangement includes pineapple daisies, strawberries, cantaloupe, and so much more. It’s all packed in a “Congratulations” container that’s perfect for wishing the retiree in your life well on her next stage in life.
2. Congratulations Pineapple Drip Cakes™ & Berries
This set is chock-full of mini cake-shaped pineapples dipped in decadent chocolate and drizzled with colorful chocolate glaze. Also included are chocolate dipped strawberries topped with “Congrats” sentiments.
3. Globetrotter Travel Journal
If the retiree in your life has big plans for travel in her life, this journal is a must-have. It includes calendars so you can plan your trip, bulleted pages for list making, pages for go-to translations, a world map, and plenty of space to document your journey.
4. Bambusi Cheese Board and Knife Set
Handmade with 100% quality bamboo, this cheese plate is bordered by grooves that hold crackers or nuts with a hidden drawer that holds four utensils and cheese knife. It’s perfect for a retiree who’s about to have a whole lot more entertaining on her plate.
5. Breville The Temp Select Tea Kettle
Perfect for a retiree who loves a good cuppa, this seven-cup kettle lets you pick the perfect setting for your favorite tea, French press coffee, or other hot beverage. It heats up fast and keeps the water warm for 20 minutes.
For the more sentimental lady, this stunning necklace comes with a beautiful and thoughtful poem that really gets the sentiment of retirement. It’s made with a circle pendant polished to a high shine with a beautiful chain with a Swarovski birthstone of your choice.
Get her a candle that’s scented to remind her of her hometown, especially if she’s far away. These candles are made from all natural soy wax and weighing in at 13.75 ounces, they feature an outstanding burn time of about 60 to 80 hours.
She’ll have a lot more time for relaxing baths now that she’s retired. Crafted of stainless steel with a polished-nickel finish, this bath caddy has compartments that hold soap, sponges, and a book to keep all of her essential supplies close.
If the retiree in your life plans on spending her new free time cooking for the ones she loves, this apron is a perfect pick. Featuring a blooming field of flowers, it’s made of 100% cotton for ultimate durability and comfort.
10. My Garden Personalized Garden Tote and Tools
Embroidered with your choice of of text, this lightweight garden tote with carry handles makes gardening even more fun. The set includes a digging trowel, planting trowel, and garden cultivator, all with wooden handles.
Whether she’s into gardening or traveling, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for the retiree in your life in this list. Just think about her likes and interests and you can’t go wrong.