It used to be that retiring employees would be given the traditional gold watch upon retirement. These days, there are a lot more retirement gift ideas for men available, and for cheaper too. If you’re looking to buy one for a male colleague, here are some tips and suggestions on buying retirement gifts for coworkers.
For the Jetsetting Retiree
To others, reaching retirement usually means finally having the time to go on that long-overdue vacation. Titles like the 50 States 5000 Ideas Book or the How to Retire Wild and Free provide some great ideas on what to do and where to go after retirement.
Some useful tools and gadgets for the way are most welcome gifts too. A lightweight travel camera (like the Olympus Mirrorless Camera) is great for taking touristy photos, while a pair of wireless Apple Airpods are perfect for long flights and layovers.
For the Busybody
All that free time is perfect for picking up a new hobby, like gardening, cooking, or even painting. Unique retirement gifts like a wine-making set, craft beer making set, indoor grow lights, or a bread maker will surely help keep their hands busy.
For the Homebody
After spending almost one-third of their time at work, it’s time for the retiree of the hour to finally put their feet up and get some much-needed down time.
A BBQ grill set makes a great gift idea for the king of the grill. Pair it with a cooler with wheels, a portable speaker (we like the JBL Waterproof Travel Speaker) and a movie projector, and you’ve got all you need for a great backyard BBQ party.
For the Tech Savvy
With retirement comes the question, “What do I do with all this free time?” Lots, apparently. An Alexa-enabled HD Screen, a smart speaker (like the Echo Plus 2nd Gen Smart Speaker), or a waterproof Kindle Reader will surely keep them entertained for hours.
Check out our complete guide to retirement gift ideas for men. If you have other great ideas, share them with us by leaving a comment below!
30Echo Plus 2nd Gen Smart Speaker
Echo Plus features premium speakers for powerful 360° sound, and a built-in Zigbee smart home hub and temperature sensor. Just ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, make calls, and provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more.
29Custom Bobble Head
This figurine is made of versatile clay,which is kind of safe,green,non-toxic material.
28Custom Pillow Face
SOFT TO THE TOUCH with “just right” amount of support and makes this throw pillow a perfect pizazz for your decor.
27US National Parks Book
Coverage of all 59 national parks, from the misty mountains of the east and the redwoods of the west, to the glaciers of Alaska and volcanoes of Hawaii, organized by region.
26Waterproof Kindle Reader
The thinnest, lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet—with a flush-front design and 300 ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight.
2550 States 5000 Ideas Book
50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do.
24How To Retire Wild And Free Book
How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won’t Get from Your Financial Advisor.
23You’re Only Old Once Dr Seuss Book
You’re Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children.
THOUGHTFUL GIFT Give a gift with special meaning to the new retiree with a Top Shelf Retirement Wish Jar.
21World Travel Map
Display life’s journeys w/our unique top quality travel maps! Tons of Character! Push Pins Included!.
Nice motivational retirement gift for yourself, your best friends, BFF, besties, mom.
All-day Activity Tracking: Accurately record all-day activities like steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes and sleep status and with 14 sports modes, it helps you better understand each sport.
18Olympus Mirrorless Camera
In body 5 axis image stabilization for blur free stills and smooth 4K video.
17Indoor Grow Lights
Plant grow promoter: Special designed full spectrum LED grow light promote the photosynthesis of most plants, grow better and faster. 4000K cool white makes it more comfortable to see the light.
16World Scratch Off Map
This travel map poster features cities, states, flags, international countries, and colourful icons, all framed in a teak wood frame with 5 strong magnets that’s stylish, paintable, and fits every home interior.
15Double Hammock Set
Due to popular demand we have launched 20 new hammock colors that INCLUDE a set of the popular MalloMe Hammock Straps and snag free carabiners in an ALL IN ONE set
14BBQ Grill Set
Complete Grill Accessories Kit – Spatula, fork, tongs, knife, basting brush, grill brush, extra brush head, 8 corn holders, 4 skewers and digital meat thermometer.
13Cooler With Wheels
Extreme ice retention: 2 inch of polyurethane insulation with a 360 degree freezer-grade gasket that delivers extreme ice retention for up to 10 days.
16 preprogrammed menu options, 3 crust colors, and 3 loaf sizes offer over 100 bread, dough/pizza dough, sweet cake and jam choices.
11Craft Beer Making Set
FRESH INGREDIENTS make the best beer. Unlike some products that use prehopped malt extract in a can, we package only the freshest ingredients so you can make a beer you’ll be proud to share.
10Wine Making Set
Vieux Chateau Du Roi (Vintner’s Reserve) – Makes 6 gallons.
Sail the seas and drink your spirits with this whiskey decanter, this Beautiful Ship Decanter is a novelty for any table or bar.
The Mixologist World Red Wine Decanter is carefully hand-blown crafted from 100% lead-free crystal.
Chips are heavy 14 gram clay composite with denominations as shown. Attractive chip design with a golden laser ring around the chips.
6Sock Monkey Golf Club Cover
Introducing our adorable sock Monkey Head cover. This handsome fellow will cover your favorite club in style. At Creative Covers for Golf when it comes to golf we’ve got you covered.
5Custom Canvas Print
Your Picture Sets the Mood: a harmonious sense of well-being or an artwork for inspiration – your pictures can be calming or they can unlock your imagination. Bring your guests to tears of laughter or amaze them with an eye-catcher depending on your chosen image.
Sport Mode for Brilliant Audio Visual Experience, Enhance the Live Experience when watching Sport Games on ESPN, FOX Sport, Enjoy 100″ Big Screen in only 2.5m.
3JBL Waterproof Travel Speaker
The JBL Clip 2 is an ultra-light, ultra-rugged and ultra-powerful portable speaker. Completely waterproof, the JBL Clip 2 provides 8 hours of playtime, allowing you to take your music wherever you go, be it land or water.
2Alexa Enabled Hd Screen
Premium speakers with Dolby processing let you stream music and books in crisp, stereo sound. With a vibrant 10.1″ HD screen for watching videos, movies, and TV shows in a new fabric design.
AirPods deliver effortless, all-day audio on the go.