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Know someone who’s hanging up their proverbial boots soon? If you’re throwing a retirement party for a female coworker, giving her a “farewell” gift is a welcome gesture to celebrate a momentous occasion.
Retirement gifts for coworkers need not be expensive, and you don’t have to think too seriously about it. In the end, what matters is that the item expresses your well-wishes.
Here are a couple of retirement gift ideas for women that are worth considering. From funny gifts to unique mementos, we’ve got you covered.
Funny Retirement Gifts
Giving a gift to someone who’s known for having a great sense of humor? Give her a retirement gift that suits her lighthearted personality.
You can give funny retirement gifts in the form of clothing items that come with funny messages. A statement Retired T-shirt with a humorous message (like “I worked my whole life for this shirt”) will surely elicit some belly laughs. Pair it with the colorful and tongue-in-cheek I Don’t Care Socks for even more hilarity.
Touching Retirement Mementos
In the mood to give something that warms the heart? Why not give a retirement keychain with a touching retirement message engraved into it?
If you’re having trouble getting your thoughts across, why not say it with a retirement mug or tumbler? It comes with a touching message that’ll surely remind her that retirement isn’t the end of a chapter, but is rather the start of another great adventure.
Bucket List Starter Pack
Speaking of adventures, retirement is the perfect time to get started on that bucket list. Help your retiree tick off the items on theirs with these unique retirement gifts:
A decorative cork world travel map or scratch off map makes a not-so-subtle reminder to make her post-career days count and take on the world one trip at a time. Guidebooks like the US National Parks Book, How to Retire Wild and Free, and 50 States 5000 Ideas Book are full of great ideas and suggestions on what to do and where to go. Don’t forget to document those road trips and adventures with a user-friendly and lightweight camera like the Olympus Mirrorless Camera.
Now that she has all the time in the world, your retiring colleague may also want to take on a hobby or craft that she’s always wanted to explore, like gardening or baking. Give her a bread maker, craft beer making or wine-making set, or indoor grow lights and she’ll never have a dull moment.
Thoughtful Personalized Keepsakes
We spend one-third—or about 90,000 hours—of our human life working. It’s no wonder then that some of the deepest relationships are formed at work. Make your retiree know that she is more than just a coworker to you by giving her gifts that come with an added personal touch.
- How about gifting a retiring colleague a Retirement Wish Jar? The wish jar already comes with tickets and a pen—all you need is to fill it with heartfelt personalized messages and wishes from well-wishers at work.
- Other great personalized retirement gift ideas are custom bobble heads, canvas prints, and photo pillows.
Check out our complete guide to retirement gift ideas for women. Did we miss anything? Drop us a message in the comments section if you’ve got other great suggestions!
Need a retirement idea? Get this tshirt for a retiree or buy one for yourself if you are retiring. Buy for an office colleague that is retiring.
29Retirement Wish Jar
PERSONALIZED TOUCH Fill the Retirement Wish Jar with future wishes & ambitions for all the happy years to come after retirement.
28I Don’t Care Socks
Blue Q Socks are made of a premium cotton nylon blend for comfort and help one to both actively and passively express how you truly feel inside.
The keychain is made of stainless steel, engraved with “No one can ever fill your shoes”/ “Enjoy retirement”.
Designed by Amylee Weeks, “Bless You Retirement And The Journeys You Have Yet To Venture” text and accompanying floral design are both printed onto the front of the mug.
25Echo 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.
24Custom Bobble Head
This figurine is made of versatile clay,which is kind of safe,green,non-toxic material.
23Custom Pillow Face
SOFT TO THE TOUCH with “just right” amount of support and makes this throw pillow a perfect pizazz for your decor.
22US 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.
21Waterproof 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.
2050 States 5000 Ideas Book
50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do.
19How To Retire Wild And Free Book
How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won’t Get from Your Financial Advisor.
18You’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.
16World 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.
Stainless Steel, hypo allergenic, won’t rust, change color or tarnish and it is lead and nickel free.
13Olympus Mirrorless Camera
In body 5 axis image stabilization for blur free stills and smooth 4K video.
12Indoor 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.
11World 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.
10Double 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
16 preprogrammed menu options, 3 crust colors, and 3 loaf sizes offer over 100 bread, dough/pizza dough, sweet cake and jam choices.
8Craft 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.
7Wine 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.
4Custom 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.
2JBL 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.
1Alexa 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.