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20+ Thoughtful Retirement Gifts

Celebrate a retiree's next chapter with retirement gifts they'll actually love and use.

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Home Brewing Kit

It’s the perfect time to discover a new hobby. Gift them a kit to start brewing, kicking off with the popular West Coast-Style IPA. This brewing kit comes with everything your recipient will need to brew 10 bottles of beer at home.

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Treasured Travel Journal

For many, retirement means more time to travel. Give your retiree a beautiful spot to jot down travel plans, memories and more with a custom leather journal to use and cherish for years to come.

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Celebratory Chocolates

Celebrate your retiree’s free time with treats. This sweet package from Seattle Chocolate includes a variety of delicious truffles in eight different flavors, complete with sweet packaging to honor the beginning of a new chapter. These care packages also make a great gift.

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Grill Masters Club

Time for more grilling! This BBQ box set will send spices, rubs, sauces, grilling accessories and even unique wood chips to the pitmaster in your life. This is a great way to allow them to try new things while working the grill.

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Dream Destinations Poster

Give a gift to celebrate their sense of wanderlust. This scratch-off poster lists 50 of the dreamiest destinations to travel to in the U.S. This is sure to make the perfect bucket list for retirement travelers.

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Charcuterie Board

It’s time to stop, sit and relax with a delicious platter of eats and a cool drink. Gift a beautiful base to build a charcuterie board, with a few helpful tips and tricks built right in. Made out of gorgeous maple wood, this cheese board will be ideal for any retiree to put together a lovely afternoon snack.

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Coffee Subscription

Looking for something for a coffee lover? Atlas Coffee Club hand-selects coffee options from all over the world. Your retiree will receive a new and unique coffee from a different country each month.

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A Floral Surprise

Don’t want to go with a traditional bouquet of flowers? A Bouquet Box offers everything your recipient needs to put together their own bouquet. With fresh-cut stems, shears and a stem stripper, everything they need to assemble an arrangement will be shipped straight to their door.

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Saute Pan

For those who plan to do more cooking in their free time, give them the ultimate pan. The Abbio saute pan is the ideal size for searing, frying and braising on a daily basis with a beautifully even and consistent cooking surface. Home chefs will also appreciate these kitchen gifts.

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Calming Gift Set

For those with a bit of a green thumb, this eucalyptus spa set will do the trick. Your recipient will get to plant their own eucalyptus to tend to, along with enjoying the kit’s bath salts and body scrub for ultimate relaxation.

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Salt Set

For the retiree that loves to cook, help them stock up on pantry staples for their next recipe. This Jacobsen Salt set, including pink Himalayan, kosher, flake and coarse Brazilian salt, offers ideal options for cooking and seasoning.

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Tea Drinker’s Gift Set

For the tea lover, this tea gift set has it all. Wrap up a beautiful basket for brewing tea that includes a huge assortment of unique teas to taste and enjoy. Over time, your recipient will certainly be able to find a new favorite.

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An Interactive Mug

Help them map out (literally!) their next adventure over morning coffee. This National Parks mug is a fun and interactive gift for those hoping to do a bit more exploring now that they’re out of the office.

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Wine Preservation System

Retirement means more time to enjoy a glass of wine or two, but your retiree may not finish the entire bottle. The Coravin wine preservation system will help maintain an opened bottle for days, weeks or even years. This gadget will allow wine lovers to pour just a glass, without worrying about having to finish the entire bottle before it turns to vinegar.

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Beautifully Aged Balsamic

You can’t go wrong with something delicious to use in the kitchen. Aged for 25 years, this unique balsamic is jam-packed with flavors and aromas, making it perfect for cooking or using as a topping for salads and veggies.

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Meater Thermometer

This is the ultimate gadget for the grill master. And if your retiree loves to cook, they definitely have more grill sessions in their future. This high-tech meat thermometer comes with built-in Bluetooth to offer cooking instructions and to even monitor meat temperature from a phone or tablet. Here’s why you need a meat thermometer.

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Artisan Cheese

Who wouldn’t want the gift of cheese! Gift a Curdbox subscription, or simply give one month. Either way, your retiree will receive a curated box complete with artisan cheeses and specialty food pairings to enjoy during a peaceful afternoon.

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Relaxation Kit

They’re retired! Now, it’s time to take it easy. Wrap up a lovely relaxation box to encourage self-care, with calming bath tea to soothe sore muscles, a moisturizing bath bomb and a soothing soy wax candle, all made with beautiful botanicals.

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Book of the Month Club

This is the ideal gift for the book lover in your life. With the Book of the Month Club, you can gift three, five or 12 months of great reads.

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Retirement Golf Balls

Retirement means more time to spend on the green. Celebrate a retiree’s milestone in full swing! This set of three golf balls with a celebratory engraving is such a fun gift option to help a golf lover tee off retirement.

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A Cozy Robe

Ready to cozy up at home? This is the ideal gift to celebrate more downtime. An exceptionally soft and comfortable robe is a lovely gift for the retiree in your life. They’ll love curling up with a cup of coffee and a good read for a relaxing morning.

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Molly Allen
Molly Allen is a previous bakery owner and former event planner. Now, a freelance writer and editor focused on food and beverage, lifestyle, travel and parties, she brings her years of experience and industry knowledge to readers across a variety of platforms.