40+ Retirement Gifts for Men To Start A New Retired Life
Retirement is a milestone well worth celebrating. A lifetime of work deserves a retirement of leisure and fun with friends, family and the greatest gifts the internet has to offer. Finding the perfect retirement gifts for men shouldn’t be a job in itself, though; That’s why we’ve compiled in this list an assortment of unique, memorable, high-quality gifts that will make your man’s retirement an endless vacation.
Best Retirement Gifts for Men
3D Wooden Puzzle Vitascope
As an ideal retirement gift, this is so much more than a puzzle. Anyone can turn into a fully skilled engineer as they build this 3D wooden vitascope model. What makes this 3D puzzle stand out from the rest is that once completed, it may be used as a genuine antique film projector; Nevertheless, it will take some time to assemble and test this completely functional equipment. All you have to do is aim it towards a white screen and crank the handle to see a Charlie Chaplin film reel in its entirety. This is the perfect purchase for those who appreciate all things antique and one-of-a-kind.
Squirrel Buster Bird Feeder
Nothing makes a man more irritated than putting out food for the birds in their yard only to find it has all been eaten by pesky squirrels. With its squirrel-proof and big bird-proof construction, this Jacobi Jayne feeder keeps the scavengers away from your garden. It is a thoughtful and unique retirement present for guys who wish to relax on their porch and see a variety of birds in their new home. Not only will they be able to watch the birds feeding on the clever perch design, but they will also appreciate the satisfaction of winning a battle over their squirrel enemies.
LEGO Architecture Great Wall
There can not be many men who would not want to build one of the greatest wonders of the world. This extraordinary construction kit by LEGO Architecture allows you to build your own authentic Great Wall. Perfect as a retirement gift for a travel or history buff, this collectible replicates the ingenious architectural techniques from the ancient Chinese dynasty. Not only does it provide a relaxing stimulating building experience, but it also leaves behind a permanent stunning talking point with this representation of turrets and towers against a magnificent landscape of mountains and valleys.
Vibram Men's Training Shoe
When age creeps up, it is more important than ever to concentrate on health and fitness so you can enjoy a long and happy retirement. Men will be impressed with this performance-based cross-training shoe from Vibram. Both durable and flexible, it offers a classic high-tech design that will take them from a walk in the park to a fitness class or even a well-earned coffee. The incredibly lightweight construction with expertly blended natural and synthetic materials offers superior comfort. An ideal retirement gift for men who want to look stylish but will also appreciate the breathability and support for their active lifestyle.
There are times when men want to feel like an adventurer ready to tackle any obstacle that gets in their way. At the very least, they want to be able to deal with all the jobs they have been meaning to do for years. This is why the Rovertac hatchet makes the perfect retirement gift for both the DIY expert and the novice who now has time on his hands. Ergonomic design, durable construction, and a secure locking system distinguished this tiny multi-tool, which combines 14 useful gadgets that will make a significant difference in the way you do all of your tasks around the home. Don’t think that this is only for DIY though, as it can also be used on camping trips to cut wood for campfires and even make sticks for toasting marshmallows.
M-Clip Aluminum Money Clip
A cool retirement gift is one that is stylish, practical, and useful. The Munich money clamp wallet was inspired by Bavaria’s famous beer halls and takes its design brilliance from the Munich automotive industry. This black leather wallet stands out from the crowd with its additional gunmetal zinc alloy clamp featuring memory flex technology that is perfect for holding all the bills you could want. Plenty of room for credit cards and receipts in the central storage. As well as being sleek, it has the surprising addition of a strong bottle opener. Perfect for men who want to flash their cash and open a beer!
Whoever said that retirement is for resting had no idea about men’s desire for youth and vitality. This dumbbells weight set is the ideal piece of equipment for setting up a home gym with minimal storage. Made of premium and super durable materials and adjustable up to 44Lbs, it is hard-wearing and enduring for even the most challenging workouts. Whatever strength training is desired, this piece of gym kit can be adapted. Dual-purpose it can be transformed from 2 sets of dumbbells into a single barbell depending on the activity required. It makes an ideal gift for men who want to flex their muscles and show off their biceps.
The Complete Book of Woodworking
If you are going to gift a book, then make it a useful one. The complete guide to woodworking features plans for 40 stunning woodwork projects and is perfect for men with all levels of ability. Whether you are buying for a complete beginner who needs a step-by-step guide in basic principles, or you are buying for an experienced woodworker who wants to enhance their skills and learn something new, this book is ideal. Don’t forget to slide a request inside the cover with all the accessories, furnishings, and craft projects that you would like completed for yourself.
Nostalgia Programmable Coffee Maker
Who hasn’t reminisced about the good old days at some point in their lives and looked back fondly on gadgets from the past? This retro blue coffee maker from Nostalgia makes the ultimate retirement gift for men who want to wake up and start their day with a good old-fashioned freshly brewed cup of coffee. Don’t worry though. There is nothing old-fashioned about the features of this 12 cup capacity machine. An easy-to-read backlit LED display, push-button controls, and easy programming bring it totally up to date. For impatient men, there is even the ability to pour a cup of coffee whilst the machine is still brewing!
Fortem Car Trunk Organizer
A busy work life can take its toll on the amount of clutter that collects in every aspect of life. Retirement brings a golden opportunity to get organized and a great place to start is the trunk of the car. The Fortem heavy-duty trunk organizer is a best-selling retirement gift for a reason. It has durable and sturdy sidewalls and its dividers make it the perfect way to sort out the sports equipment, magazines, maps, emergency gear, and whatever else lurks in the darkest corners of the trunk. Easy to carry with strong grab handles and its various mesh pockets make it a practical choice. Designed to fit in almost any vehicle, its life-transforming properties turn a disorganized mess into a minimalist dream.
Chinese Taichi Sword
So many men fantasize about being a warrior and this gift might just make their dreams come true. This Tai Chi sword shares characteristics with the ancient art of Tai Chi as well as Taijiquan swordsmanship. Although Taijiquan represents one of the oldest martial arts, this sword can be used to practice skills that are easy to learn. Not only is this sword uniquely striking to look at, but it also has practical features such as its comfortable grip and perfect balance. Made from stainless steel, it has no sharp edges. This means that men can safely practice their Tai Chi movements to promote health, prevent illness and improve their mental and physical fitness in a cozy retirement.
Bamboo Accents Water Fountain
Maybe retirement conjures up an image of relaxing, nurturing, and taking time out from the stresses of working life. This bamboo water spout and pump fountain kit is the perfect gift to create a soothing oasis wherever it is needed. This is a fountain that comes with a difference. It can be fully personalized by adding it to any container such as a beautiful pot or planter. The natural bamboo spout absorbs excess sounds making it suitable for any room in the house. Imagine the bliss of relaxing to the calming water flow creating a personal zen garden. It’s bound to relax even the most frazzled men.
The Isle Of Lewis Chessmen
Men almost always love playing games, and chess is without a doubt the king of the castle in this field. This official Isle of Lewis set conjures up the mystery of ancient battles of honor amongst the Viking colony from the west of Scotland. In 1831 a great horde of chessmen was discovered in a stone cist in Lewis. This chess set may not be made of the original walrus ivory and whale’s teeth, but it is a superb quality replica made by laser scans in polyresin. A discerning retirement gift for every chess lover or historian who will appreciate the legend behind it.
Epic Adventure Maps
Retirement brings about dreams of adventures and finally the time to implement them. If you’re looking for the perfect traveler’s gift, this USA National Park scratch-off map may be the perfect fit. A poster may not seem an inspirational gift but this interactive map allows your explorer to track their adventures across the United States and envisage the number of National Parks that can be visited. See the map come to life as the gold foil reveals its images and memories are made. Men would love to share their tales as they make their way across the country and show their grandchildren what they are missing!
Cupsy Sofa & Couch Drink Organizer
Let’s admit it: men feel like they have paid their dues and want to spend their retirement lounging and relaxing. If Homer Simpson could choose a retirement gift, then he would definitely choose the Cupsy armchair drink organizer. You know the feeling when you have just got comfy and you have forgotten to put on your glasses? Or you sit back and realize you want to change the channel but the remote is on the coffee table.
This caddy solves all of these problems and more. It organizes all of your items in a sturdy container right next to where you are sitting including cups and wine glasses. This ingenious accessory even has removable legs that can be tucked under the sofa cushion or be used for standing the caddy on a beach. To be honest, you should probably get one for yourself too.
Reef Men's Mulligan II Flip Flop
For many men, retirement goes hand in hand with long afternoons on the putting green. With the right gift, you can ensure that your loved one rolls up to the course in style. The golf flip flop is the ultimate footwear for lounging underneath the warm sun and cracking open a cold one with the boys, thanks in part to its built-in bottle opener and partially due to its comfortable foot-friendly construction. Retirement is about having fun and relaxing, and perhaps no gift captures that vibe more completely than the flip flop.
Funky Veg KIT Gift Box
Gardening is a fantastic hobby for the man embarking upon the golden years of retirement. Your loved one is important to you though, and deserves a garden worthy of his colorful, unconventional approach to life. The Funky veg kit has you covered. With this gift, your man can grow vegetables as they’ve never grown before: purple carrots, striped tomatoes, and an assortment of other unusual veggies that taste as good as they look. All seeds have been tested for quality and taste, so feel good knowing that these incredible seeds will sprout into the tastiest, most original salad your home has ever known.
Wing Chun Stainless Ring
Though your man may no longer be heading into the office, his retirement shouldn’t mark the retirement of his mind or his muscles. The Wing Chun Ring is a simple to use strength-training tool that can keep a man feeling his best throughout his later years. With an origin in Chinese martial arts, the Wing Chun ring has a history of building discipline and strength for men throughout the ages – needless to say, your man should have no trouble making use of this versatile gift. Stainless steel construction ensures a ring that is light enough to maneuver, but durable enough to maintain its shape even after years of use, meaning your recently-retired can enjoy its benefits for decades to come.
Pen Fishing Rod Reel Combo Set
Fishing is a staple of retired life, but packing up the car for a trip to the river can be a hassle for even a spry young man. Retirement should be about taking it easy, and the gift pen fishing set makes preparing for a day on the water simpler than ever before. The rod included in this portable set collapses to a mere 8 inches, making it as easy to carry as any pen, but remains strong and durable due to its glass steel fiber build; the reel’s copper axis ensures smooth fishing all day, every day. Together, the fishing pen will have your man ready to tackle the biggest game without the hassle of the traditional fishing rod.
Cigar Lighter Torch
Sitting on the porch, smoking cigars, recalling days past with friends and family should never be a stressful environment. With a cigar lighter like this one on hand, a little bad weather won’t stand between your retiree and his favorite brand. Best of all, a refillable butane chamber means that the cigar lighter is the last your man will ever need. Make your loved one’s retirement a tropical vacation with a gift hotter than fire – get him a Cigar Lighter as strong as he is.
Allocacoc Versatile Portable FlashLight
A flashlight is one of those useful tools that always seems to go missing just when you need it most. Now that your loved one is retired, you want to know that he will be safe and sound during all his free time, so now more than ever he needs a flashlight he can count on. The versatile flashlight is a great flashlight not just because of its bright beam, but because of its functionality even when no flashlight is needed. This gift ensures that your retired man always knows where to find a flashlight because it’s also the desk lamp and reading light that he uses night after night. With a flashlight, he will never fumble in the dark for a flashlight again.
Trusco ST-350-B 2-Level Toolbox
Is your favorite guy planning to use his retirement to finish all the projects he put off for so long? If so, then he might need a gift built to organize all of his most important tools. Store nuts and bolts, washers, hooks, and every tool he could ever need in the sleek, compact Trusco toolbox. With a flashy blue surface and customizable interior slots, the toolbox always looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside. They say it’s what’s on the inside that counts, but with this gift in hand, your man will have no qualms showing off his favorite handy toolbox in its entirety.
Airplane Whiskey Decanter Set
Smooth, silky whiskey, gorgeous decor, and memories of days long ago – does retirement get any better than that? The airplane wine decanter, modeled off the design of early airplanes, is an elegant serving vessel that reminds all of the beauty and simplicity of days past. Dark wood accent and unique shape provide the Airplane Decanter an air of luxury and wealth, making it a fantastic addition to a home bar, a study, or as a centerpiece upon the living room mantle. If your man is a fan of his whiskey or scotch, the airplane decanter is a gift above the rest.
Battery Organizer Storage Box
Throughout his retirement, your man will explore a variety of hobbies that he has long put off. While you may not be able to predict every interest he is going to test, you can be sure that he’s going to be relying upon a few basic staples. Batteries, for instance, are a necessity we rarely consider, but no hobby should ever be dropped because your man has run out of triple-As. With a fully-stocked battery organizer, you can be sure that whatever catches your loved one’s fancy, he’ll have the power he needs to see it through to the end.
Retirement Party Survival Hat
Retirement is made simple with the Retirement Survival Hat. Bottle opener? Check. Fishing bobber? Check. Golf tee? Check again! The retirement hat will prepare your loved one for their most pressing retirement emergencies. The hat will fit most adults comfortably and can become the highlight of any outfit. In particular, your retired pals with a love for the outdoors will appreciate the familiar bucket-hat design and the range of sporty accessories.
Novelty Retirement Sash for Men
There’s nothing like retirement to make you feel like a celebrity! Rather than actually becoming a celebrity, of course… But since you can’t make your loved one famous, why not give them the famous treatment with a “Retired!” sash? One size fits all with this colorful satin sash that is bound to leave your loved one feeling like the star they are! With this stylish sash, your friends will be able to let their whole neighborhood know about their retirement.
Funny Retirement Beer Sleeves
Nothing should get in the way of enjoying your retirement – not the demands of others and certainly not the bright sun warming up your ice-cold beer. These beer sleeves will let your loved ones get back to enjoying their retirement – and as this sleeve, so kindly reminds, not my problem anymore, an amusing message reminding those around them that retirement is not a time for stressing over the universe’s concerns. They can soak up the sun and watch the world go by, always with a cool, refreshing beer in hand. Know a go-getter with a passion for beer? Get them this funny gift that spills the tea.
The Legend Has Retired Whiskey Glass
The perfect complement to the retirement bucket list! This humorous whiskey glass reiterates that the only limitation to your retirement is your own imagination. It is equal parts heartfelt and hilarious. As much as your loved ones will appreciate the title of “Legend”, they’ll enjoy even more your commemoration of their retirement, a major life change that can require both planning and bravery. Show your support and respect for your newly-retired friends and family with a funny gag gift that they’ll reach for constantly throughout their retirement.
Retired Business Cards
Business cards are a valuable resource for advertising your services to others. But who needs to get called up by strangers once you’ve retired? Retired business cards remind the world that you are no longer open for business and that the problems of others are not your concern. Do you know someone tired of carrying the weight of the world? Help them send the message that the office is shut with retired business cards.
101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die
Inspire your friends and family to make the most of their golden years with this comical bucket list. With 101 ideas for retirement, this book’s advice ranges from the usual to the downright outrageous. This retirement gift reminds us that the best is yet to come and that we all have the potential to grab life by the horns. “101 Fun Things to Do in Retirement” is sure to be a hit with any retiree looking for a laugh.
Tabletop Money Tree
And who said money doesn’t grow on trees? The money tree (or gift card tree, if you so desire) is an eye-catching centerpiece bound to liven up the visually unimpressive gift of cash. The tree’s branches are flexible enough for you to shape while remaining sturdy enough to support a serious chunk of change. Feeling generous? The Money Tree is the ideal tree-t!
Dumpster Fire Insulated Travel Mug
Retirement is also the perfect time to go traveling, so gift the men something practical with this handy travel bottle. This bottle is ideal when hiking, camping, or going on holiday and they’re sure to get plenty of use from it. Made out of high quality stainless steel, this nifty mug is easy to store or carry around, and the tremendous temperature retention means you can keep your coffee, ice tea or your favorite beverage fresher and longer than ever. There’s also a number of different colors and designs, so why not surprise the retirees by buying a set?
You're Too Close Baseball Hat
Let’s admit a truth: no-one likes watching games with creeps who stand really close in lines, for those men who enjoy watching a game of baseball in retirement life, this baseball cup makes for an excellent present. With an adjustable strap, it’s guaranteed to fit heads of all shapes and sizes, and the embroidered words on it is perfect for keeping social distance during those warm summer holidays. Whether you’re buying it for a close friend or a co-worker, it’s sure to be a home run. Consider pairing it with the retirement T-Shirt as a gift set.
Royal Robbins City Traveler Shirt
For those travelers out there, this men’s t-shrt is a great way to let them know that you ‘re thinking of them. Wrinkle resistant and moisture wicking, this short sleeve shirt is perfect for lounging the house, going out, vacation, or any other adventures. Made from 100% Polyester, it ensures a soft and comfortable fit. The material is breathable too, perfect for those long sunny retired days as they relax by the beach.
Stainless Steel Piggy Bank
Traveling and visiting new places is an ideal way to start retirement for men, so give them a helping hand with this practical travel fund piggy bank. This stylish tin is a perfect gift for saving up loose change and every little helps. Not only is it useful but it also looks elegant around the home. Whether your friends are saving up for a big vacation or just want to save a few extra pennies, it’s a great way to let them know that you’re really caring about them.
Funny Retirement Socks
Retired men like a sip of wine or two to wind down on the sofa, and this set of hilarious socks offers a perfect way to kick off that. As they kick up their feet, let your friends bask in the glory of their retirement. These “Hello Pension, Goodbye Tension” socks are a witty reminder of the joy of having time to relax. Additionally, retirees are bound to enjoy the reactions of family and friends when they catch a glimpse of these noteworthy socks. The socks are affordable and comfortable retirement gag gifts, so you really can’t go wrong picking up a pair.
Day of the Week Clock
Who needs to know the time once they’re retired? The Classic Day Clock can tell you everything you really need to know: Is there football tonight? Do I need to check the mail? Did I miss church? Your retired friends know that life shouldn’t be lived minute to minute and that time doesn’t need to be micromanaged to be enjoyed. With the Classic Day Clock, they can kick back a relax without concern for losing track of their weekly schedule.
People of Walmart Adult Coloring Book
Coloring books have seen a recent surge in popularity as a mindful, creative outlet, but few can represent the absolute strange and undignified realities of society as well as the People of Walmart coloring book. Amuse the retiring artist in your life with the retirement gag gift that places them in the middle of their own local store. It might not be the mental escape they were looking for, but how can they ever pull their eyes away from the colorful characters that line the aisles of Walmart?
Funny Men's Retirement T-shirt
When it comes to retirement gifts for men, you always can’t go wrong with a T-Shirt. This gift is perfect for lounging around in and is sure to get a laugh from people around you. Made out of lightweight and soft material, the shirt is guaranteed to fit comfortably. If grey isn’t quite his color the shirt also comes in blue, white or silver, and it’s great for proudly showing off while your friend is on vacation: “I’m retired, not my problem anymore!”
What You Don't Know About Retirement
The funny, tongue in cheek book “What You Don’t Know About Retirement” is a must-read book for new and old retirees alike. Your family and friends will love how relatable the silly questions contained within this quiz are. It’s a quick read that is bound to make for an afternoon of laughs. If you are looking for a simple, fun retirement idea for your new retiree, consider the colorful pages of “What You Don’t Know About Retirement”.
When a man retires, the occasion is one worth celebrating. However, finding the best retirement gifts for men who are approaching their big day is always not that easy. All the gifts for men above are unique, amusing items that appreciate the fun of retiring. Whether your retiree is a wild spirit or a gentle soul looking to sit back and relax, and whether it’s a friend or family member who’s retiring, or even just a fellow co-worker, help them start over a new leaf the right way with these funny retirement gifts. From hilarious t-shirts to piggy banks, you’re sure to find the right present to send them off in this collection.