Retirement is a bittersweet time full of goodbyes and new adventures. Honor your mom, sister, wife, or coworker with these retirement gifts for women.
1. Retirement Wind Chime
Now that your colleague is saying goodbye to everyone at the office, she’ll be spending more time at home. A lovely gift for her home to remind her of all the valuable work she did is an excellent retirement gift.
This wind chime is available in three colors: bronze, silver, and black. The center hanger is two stiles with the words, “Never underestimate the difference you made or the lives you touched. Happy retirement.” Personalize it with her name and the year.
2. Personalized Cutting Board
Does your loved one enjoy cooking? She’ll have more time for her favorite culinary pursuits, so why not give her a beautiful personalized cutting board?
Etsy is the perfect place to find gorgeous wood products made in the USA. This cutting board presents a lovely parting message for the retiree with her name and the date. Choose from maple, walnut, or cherry wood to match her kitchen decor.
3. Fun Socks
Retirement is a time for having a sense of humor. Your newly retired friend will appreciate some cozy socks with a quirky message to celebrate her new phase of life.
These socks feature the phrase, “If you can read this, the queen has retired” on the bottom. Choose from 11 color schemes to find the perfect pair.
4. Wine Glass Tumbler
This is perfect for the retiree who plans to sip some wine poolside or fireside at campgrounds. Stainless steel, double-wall, and insulated tumblers like this one are fun and memorable. It’s available in rose gold or purple and features the phrase “Retired Free and Fabulous”.
This is a delightful and inexpensive way to honor a friend, co-worker, or boss who is headed to retirement.
This set of two wine tumblers features the phrase “A wise woman once said I’m outta here and she lived happily ever after. Personalization is available.
5. Beach Tote Bag
It’s no secret that some retirees plan to hit the beach with their newfound spare time. A beach tote bag is a perfect way to honor your mom, sister, or co-worker who loves the sand and sun.
This 100% cotton canvas bag measures 19’’x12’’x4.5’’ making it ideal for carrying all her beach necessities. It’s available in five colors and says, “The best is yet to come” with the year and palm tree silhouette.
6. Agrarian Tool Basket
Ladies with a green thumb often finally have the time they want to dedicate to their garden. Whether she grows prize-winning vegetables, pie and jam-worthy fruits, or roses you would die for, this beautiful Agrarian Tool Basket from William Sonoma is sure to delight her.
The hand-woven rattan basket is sturdy yet lightweight. The machine-washable canvas lining features pockets and ties for more storage and easy access to hand tools. The rattan has a food-safe veneer to protect the produce.
7. Designer Passport Case and Luggage Tag
Looking forward to jet-setting to far-off places is in many retirees’ plans. Get your friend ready to see exotic places and look fabulous at the same time. Beautiful, high-quality leather is the best material for such a gift.
A designer passport holder and luggage tag from Michael Kors is a great way to honor someone close to you who is getting ready to leave the office behind and see the world.
8. Bathtub Caddy
It’s late afternoon and your recently retired mom wants to enjoy a delightful bubble bath. She likes to read and enjoy a glass of wine while she soaks. An expandable tub caddy will keep all her essentials at hand.
This Bath Caddy fits any tub and its natural wood finish suits any decor. Silicone grips on the bottom keep the tray in place while a wine glass slot keeps her glass from tipping.
9. Cashmere Robe
No more alarm clocks for the lucky lady retiring! What better to lounge in luxury than with a cashmere robe? She can start her day at her own pace with the softest fabric known to fashion.
Quince offers this 100% Mongolian cashmere robe in four colors: oatmeal, black, ivory, and heather gray. Your wife or mom can indulge during her retirement years with this robe featuring a kimono collar, tie sash, and two pockets.
10. Funny Mug
Saying goodbye to a beloved coworker can be bitter-sweet. Great friends are hard to come by in the workplace. Tell her farewell with a humorous mug to give you both a chuckle at her retirement party.
Help her think of you during her morning coffee at home with this 11 or 16-oz ceramic mug that reads “Quitter I Mean Happy Retirement Congratulations on Escaping”.
11. Leather Bookmark
A delightful gift for a retiree who is looking forward to spending more time with her TBR (to be read) book pile is this leather bookmark.
One side says “Enjoy the next chapter” while you can personalize the other side. This 7’’ bookmark is available in five colors: brown, gray, rawhide, teal, and pink. Give one or a set for the book-loving lady who is retiring.
12. Retirement Guest Book
A unique gift for a newly retired lady who loves to host is a retirement guest book. She can remember all her visitors for tea times, dinner parties, and holidays during her golden years.
This wood-cover guest book comes in three sizes and four kinds of wood finish so you can design the perfect book for her. The 8.5×11’’ size is perfect for keeping photos, guest signatures, and stories. Personalize it with her name for an extra special touch.
13. Personalized Teapot
The tea-loving retiree in your life will get a chuckle and many pleasant moments afterward from a personalized teapot celebrating her retirement.
This personalized turquoise teapot holds 30 ounces and features a stainless steel infuser for loose-leaf tea. The pot is made of quality stoneware and reads “Retirement: the world’s longest tea break”. Personalize the last line with her name and “Congratulations”.
14. Wine Rack
You can’t go wrong with a gift for her home that will help her enjoy her retirement years. A lovely wooden wine rack that celebrates her retirement that comes packaged in a beautiful box is just right.
This wine rack that holds five bottles and four glasses reads, “Retired… Time to Wine Down”. It comes with a year warranty to assure it suits her home and she loves it. Assembled dimensions are 15.7’’x9.4’’.
15. Funny Wine Glasses
It’s no secret that your retiring friend will get to enjoy more wine once she calls it quits at the office. Humorous, engraved wine glasses are the perfect goodbye gift for her.
She’ll enjoy her wine and laugh when she uses these glasses that say, “I can wine all I want, I’m retired.” These handmade glasses are available in various styles to suit your taste. Each is individually packaged to make them perfect for gifting.
16. Luxury Bath Set
You know your mom, friend, or sister has worked hard all her life and you’re glad she’ll get some time to relax and pamper herself during retirement.
This Self Care Pamper Gift Box comes with everything she needs to have a spa day at home. Lavender milk bath, two bath bombs, two shower steamers, sugar scrub, and two lip balms come already gift-wrapped with a handwritten card. All the products have natural ingredients and no artificial fragrances or dyes.
17. Personalized Rustic Flower Box
Beautifying her home will be more important than ever once she retires. Remind her of the important work she did and the lives she touched with this beautiful centerpiece.
The Rustic Planter Box with Mason Jars is laser engraved and hand-painted with an affectionate message and personalization. Choose clear or painted mason jars to accent the lovely natural wood-stained box. Ribbons will vary based on product availability. Add your own flowers to match her home for another personal touch.
18. Retirement Candle
Enjoy a giggle and give a lovely gift at the same time. Your colleague headed to retirement will enjoy burning a delightfully scented soy candle at home.
This 100% soy candle from Cedar Crate Market features the message “Good-bye tension, Hello pension” on the label. It will burn for 50-60 hours to fill her home with its Island Coconut Lime scent. It’s perfect for the living room, porch, or bathroom.
19. Cozy Blanket
Now that she’s retired, she gets to snuggle up on her couch with a good book anytime she wants. A cozy woven blanket for her couch, bed, or outdoor space with warm wishes for her next chapter in life is a perfect gift idea.
This Retirement Rules blanket is 100% high-quality polyester that does not pill or shed. It’s soft and fluffy for any season. It’s available in standard (60×50’’) or large (80×60’’). Maintenance is easy for this machine washable blanket that won’t run or fade.
20. Wine Club Membership
She has glasses and a wine rack ready to go for her restful retirement days. Why not help her stock up on choice wines with a one-year subscription to a wine club?
Firstleaf is a top-rated wine club that provides award-winning vintages sent right to her door with flexible shipment times. You can personalize her wine list by filling out a short quiz about her tastes. Two membership levels fit your budget. Premium Membership includes 12 bottles per month while Basic Membership is 6 bottles. Both levels feature free shipping.
21. Personalized Travel Tumbler
A sturdy stainless steel tumbler on the go is the perfect gift for a lady who plans to be out and about when she says her last farewell to the workplace. A great tumbler is durable, holds hot or cold beverages, is decorative, and fits in a cup holder.
This adorable 20 oz tumbler features a lovely floral motif and rose gold glitter effect. It’s not real glitter so it won’t leave a mess. It features a heartwarming message for the retiree and can be personalized with her name and the year.
22. Gift Box Set
Can’t decide what to get for a special lady when she retires? You can get a little of everything with a gift set of items selected especially for her.
This Happy Retirement Gift Box features a live succulent, a soy candle, natural soap, lotion, and lip balm. You choose the soap and lotion scents and the candle is a surprise. The adorable card will have a custom message from you. It’s all tucked into a box with her name on it.
23. Personalized Journal
As she heads into retirement, she’ll carry her memories of her time in the workplace with her. She can look forward to many more lovely experiences in her next chapter. A personalized journal is a thoughtful way to bid farewell to a valuable colleague who will be greatly missed.
This custom journal comes in beautiful shades of red, blue, or green. Choose lines or a dot grid for the pages. Her name is on the front with a Happy Retirement message. You can add a personal, heartfelt message on the back cover.
24. Sterling Necklace
We often use fine jewelry to mark important events in our lives. Retirement is a wonderful transition to less stress, more freedom, and new adventures. A hand-crafted sterling silver necklace can go with her everywhere she travels.
This Mountain Charm Necklace is an artisan-made solid sterling and bronze pendant on an 18’’ chain. The box has the message, “And so the adventure begins” and “Happy Retirement.”
25. Cheese Board
More time for family and friends is one of the best things about retirement. Say farewell to a wonderful boss or coworker with a cheese board that celebrates the time she shared with you.
GiftHerCook offers this five-piece retirement gift set. The center board bears a sentimental message while the four accompanying trays say Enjoy the Next Chapter. All pieces are made of Deli Bamboo and are perfect for putting together an amazing charcuterie.
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