10 Retirement Gift Ideas for Men
Choosing a retirement gift for someone is a big decision. After all, you’re thanking them for years of service, not to mention celebrating the end of their official full-time career, so you want to end things on a high note. Not just any gift will do, and you don’t want to cheap out either — but you also don’t want to spend a ton of money on gifts that the recipients won’t actually use. If you need some inspiration, check out this list of our 10 best retirement gift ideas for men, no matter their interests outside the office.
Therabody Theragun Prime Massage Device
Soothe aches and pains, whether they’re age-related or not, with this massage device from Theragun. This massage gun is the perfect definition of an indulgent yet extremely useful present that many people will use but few will buy for themselves, which is why it tops our list of retirement gift ideas for men. The massage gun uses the power of percussion to release strain, stress, and physical tension — all within the comfort of your home, no massage appointment necessary. The ergonomically designed massage gun comes with a travel pouch, a power adapter, and four easy-to-clean attachments that each provide a different massage experience. The gun comes in a sleep black color and can be pad printed with a logo in white for a truly memorable retirement gift.
Titleist® Pro V1 Golf Balls – Dozen
Many senior men love to golf, finding the sport a fantastic way to get outside and exercise without straining their joints too much. That’s why this set of a dozen Titleist Pro V1 is one of our best sellers when it comes to customized golf balls. The Pro V1 line is a tour-level golf ball (in fact, it’s the no. 1 golf ball on worldwide tours!), making it the perfect gift for serious golfers who play in a wide range of launch conditions. The ball combines a very soft feel with considerable distance, consistent flight, and Drop-and-Stop green side control for a great playing experience. Each ball is made using a three-piece design that features a compression ZG process core, ionomeric casing layer, and a patented soft Urethane Elastomer cover with 352 dimples for that classic golf ball look and feel. Each ball can be screen printed with a custom logo or graphic for a retirement gift they won’t soon forget.
YETI Rambler® Tumbler – 30 oz.
You really can’t go wrong with any product from YETI, the beloved outdoor brand, but there’s definitely a reason why their Rambler® Tumbler is a best seller. The generous 30 oz. capacity is the perfect size for water, tea, coffee, soda, or any other beverage, and the tumbler will keep it either hot or cold for hours and hours. The kitchen-grade, double-walled stainless steel construction is vacuum sealed for better insulation and to prevent condensation from collecting on the outside of the tumbler. The MagSlider™ Lid features a magnetic closure that holds the latch in place, yet is still easy to open with one hand while driving or doing another activity. Choose either the stainless steel version or from one of four DuraCoat™ colors that won’t peel, fade, or crack, and laser engrave the tumbler with your logo to make the perfect retirement gift they will use for years to come.
Bamboo BBQ Set in Case – 5 Piece Set
If the retiree in your life is a grill master, definitely consider giving them this personalized BBQ set as a retirement gift. The five-piece set features all the barbecue essentials you need for a cookout: tongs, knife, fork, spatula, and basting brush. All of the tools are made of durable stainless steel with comfortable bamboo handles for a premium look and feel. The entire set comes in a matching bamboo case that can be laser engraved with a name, message, logo, or graphic, transforming this into a useful yet meaningful retirement gift set for men.
Batch & Bodega Mixologist Gift Set
If your recipient prefers mixing cocktails over sweating over a grill, consider this cocktail kit as a gift instead. The kit contains contains three gourmet mixer ingredients from Charleston-based Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. that go perfectly in a wide array of cocktails: a 17 oz bottle of their classic tonic syrup, a 17 oz. bottle of their grenadine, and a 2 oz. bottle of their aromatic bitters. The kit also comes with a custom engraved stainless steel jigger for precise measurements. The entire set is presented in a gift box and also comes with a personalized note for a retirement gift that will leave a great impression.
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S’well Insulated Teakwood Ice Bucket with Tongs
Speaking of retirement gifts for mixologists, we’re big fans of this insulated ice bucket from the beloved brand S’well. While S’well is more well known for their uber-popular screw-top insulated water bottles, they make a variety of high-quality beverage accessories, including this premium ice bucket that’s crafted from 18/8 food-grade stainless steel. This ice bucket features Therma-S’well® Technology with triple-layered, vacuum-insulated construction, designed to keep ice colder for longer and to stop condensation from forming on the outside. The bucket holds up to two pounds of ice and is also the perfect size to chill a standard Champagne or wine bottle. It comes with a stainless steel cover with a quick-access notch that holds the matching ice tongs, and the whole bucket is finished with a smooth matte teak print that resembles distressed wood. The ice bucket can be either laser engraved or screen printed with a large graphic to add the finishing touch to this retirement gift.
Ember Gen 2 Ceramic Mug – 14 oz.
If your recipient prefers hot beverages to alcoholic ones, they will probably love this second generation mug from tech brand Ember. The smart mug lets you set an exact temperature between 120°F – 145°F (50°C – 62.5 °C) and maintains your drink at it for 80 to 90 minutes, depending on how full the ceramic mug is, or all day if the mug is left on the charging coaster. This ensures that you never have to reheat your coffee or tea in the microwave, or that you come back to a cold beverage after a long meeting. The mug can be submerged in up to one meter of water, making it safe to hand wash, and the smart LED screen indicates when your beverage is the perfect temperature. The mug is available in both black and white colors and can be engraved with a logo or graphic on the front.
Cross® Calais Matte Black Roller Ball Pen
A nice pen is a classic retirement gift for men for a reason, but there are so many options on the market it can be hard to determine which one to choose. We love this matte black roller ball pen from Cross® due to its Art Deco–inspired lines and crisp, clean look. The bold black finish is set off by the classy chrome accents, which adds an extra level of sophistication. The pen writes with smooth black gel roller ball ink that won’t skip or smudge, making it a breeze to write with. The pen comes in a signature Cross® gift box and includes a lifetime mechanical guarantee from the company. The side of the cap can be screen printed with either one or multiple colors in a design of your choice.
Bose Soundlink Revolve II Bluetooth® Speaker
Bluetooth speakers come in all levels of quality, so if you want the best of the best, definitely give this one from Bose a hard look. The tapered cylindrical shape provides true 360-degree sounds for the optimal experience while still being easy to transport. The speaker is made of durable aluminum that has an IP55 waterproof rating, so you don’t need to fear an unexpected drizzle or accidental splash of water. The rechargeable battery can play up to 13 hours, and the speaker has a built-in microphone so you can access Siri or Google right from the speaker. The sleek black aluminum casing can be pad printed with a logo or graphic in white for an unforgettable retirement gift.
Custom Apple AirPods Pro
If you’re really stuck on retirement gifts for men, there’s one that absolutely everyone will appreciate: custom Apple AirPods Pro. Apple redefined the wireless headphone game with the original pair of Apple AirPods, and then took things to the next level with the upgraded Pro model. The newest generation of the AirPod Pros features advanced noise-canceling technology that goes way beyond previous models. The headphones also include everything that we’ve come to expect from Apple’s earbuds, including built-in microphones and controls, all encased in the iconic white design of the Apple AirPods. The case doubles as a power bank to charge the earbuds and can be printed on the front with a logo or graphic of your choice to create the hottest retirement gift of 2022.
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