13 Best Retirement Gifts

Celebrating your employees with a thoughtful gift before they retire is a classy move. Finding the right retirement gifts for employees can be difficult, but with this list of retirement gift ideas, it doesn’t have to be.

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The best retirement gifts for employees

Celebrating workplace anniversaries and milestones is a common practice that ensures your employees feel appreciated at work. Giving your employees gifts is great: whether it's an onboarding gift for new hires or a length of service award for senior employees. When it comes time for an employee to retire, it’s always a nice touch to send them off with a thoughtful gift. 

Everyone has different tastes and it’s important that your choice of gift reflects the interests of each recipient. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of the top 13 retirement gifts to help you send off a valued employee in style.

Retirement Gifts for Employees

Many of the items on the list below have very low minimum order quantities. We know you’re not planning on buying retirement gifts in bulk, so rest assured that the retirement gift ideas below will be a good fit for your plans. 

1. American Tourister® Zoom Turbo Spinner Carry-On


Now that your employees are about to retire, it’s time for them to set out on a new adventure. For the retiree looking to travel, consider gifting the American Tourister® Zoom Turbo 20" Spinner Carry-On. This bag is perfect for your next flight. With four zippered exterior pockets, they’ll have plenty of space to keep all their belongings.

2. Solo Stove Campfire Camp Stove

Campfire-Camp-StoveThe long work days are over and retirees are free to enjoy the great outdoors on a camping trip. They’ll want to be prepared with the proper gear, so consider gifting your valued employee a Solo Stove Campfire Camp Stove. Small and light yet powerful enough to cook a delicious meal, this camp stove is an excellent choice for retirement gifts.

3. Stanley Picnic Gift Set

Stanley-Picnic-Gift-SetStanley bottles are still very popular, so take it a step further and gift a complete Stanley Picnic Set for your next retirement gifts. The set includes a 1.5-qt Classic Vacuum Insulated Bottle and a Micro-mink Sherpa Blanket. The two items are packaged inside the Urban Peak® Waterproof 48-Can Hinge Cooler bag. Whether it’s spending days in the park with their family or relaxing on the beach, your recipients will love this gift. 

4. JBL Clip 4 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker


Whether they’re at home, by the beach, or on the golf course, your valued employees will love this JBL Clip 4 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker. It can easily attach to bags or belts, so it never gets left behind, no matter where your retirees' next adventure takes them. Consider this retirement gift for the music lovers in your life.

5. MiiR® Wine Bottle & Tumbler Gift Set

MiiR-Wine-Bottle-Tumbler-Gift-SetAfter a long, successful career, your employees have earned the right to enjoy some fine wine. Surprise the wine connoisseurs who are getting ready to retire with a MiiR® Wine Bottle & Tumbler Gift Set. Made of stainless steel, this bottle and tumbler are durable enough for any occasion and maintain a classy look. You can even add printed graphics or laser engravings to showcase your company and ensure your employees will look back on their work experience fondly.

6. Cuisinart® 36 Piece Backyard BBQ Tool Set

Cuisinart- BBQ-Tool-SetBBQing becomes more popular as the weather warms up, especially for retirees who have more time to experiment with new recipes. For their next outdoor celebration, your former employees will love the Cuisinart® 36-piece Backyard BBQ Tool Set. The set includes everything needed to make their next backyard BBQ a success. 

7. Carhartt Foundry Series 14" Tool Bag

Carhartt-Foundry-Tool-BagYour employee might be retiring from work, but we bet there’s a long list of DIY projects waiting for them at home. Having the right tools and equipment for DIY projects is essential, but having somewhere to store all the tools is just as important. This Carhartt Foundry Series 14" Tool Bag is an excellent gift for carrying all the gear needed to complete that post-retirement project. 

8. Ember Mug 2

Ember-Mug2-10-ozThere might be no more trips to the office, but everyone will love using the Ember smart mug for a relaxing cup of coffee at home. This gift keeps drinks at the right temperature for up to an hour and a half: just enough time to enjoy your hot or cold beverage. Surprise your valued employees with thoughtful and practical retirement gifts.

9. Cuisinart Griddler Deluxe

Cuisinart-Griddler-DeluxeThe best gifts are high-quality items that you know your recipients will use often. This Cuisinart Griddler Deluxe is great for those who like to cook and entertain company in their homes. It includes dishwasher-safe accessories to make cooking and cleaning easier than ever.

10. Beats Fit Pro True Wireless Earbuds

Beats-FitPro-True-Wireless-EarbudsNewly retired music aficionados will love receiving the gift of music on the go with the Beats Fit Pro True Wireless Earbuds. These noise-canceling earbuds by Beats provide up to six hours of listening time on a single charge. In addition, the portable charging case provides another 18 hours of power for the earbuds, allowing your former employees to listen to music for an entire day non-stop!

11. Trailblazer Kit

Trailblazer-KitThe light, regular, and deluxe Trailblazer Kits offer three levels of a tasty experience. With classic snacks and accessories, each kit looks great and will appeal to all different tastes. Consider adding a customized card to your retirement gifts to thank your employee for their hard work and dedication. 

12. Kneado Handheld Massage Gun

Kneado-Handheld-Massage-GunThe Kneado Handheld Massage Gun is a lightweight and simple option for de-stressing after years of working in the office. This retirement gift comes with four interchangeable massage head attachments and four intensity speeds to provide different options depending on the recipient’s preferences. Customize the gift with a laser-etched imprint of your company’s logo and name.

13. Samsonite Virtuosa Backpack

Samsonite-Virtuosa-BackpackYour newly-retired employees might be putting their days of business travel in the rear-view mirror, but they likely have a long list of adventures they want to embark on. This Samsonite backpack is the perfect companion. It’s sleek, stylish, and packs a surprisingly large capacity, making it well-suited for any kind of trip. 

Employee Gifts for Every Occasion

Retirement is a huge event to celebrate: the culmination of decades of hard work. Putting in the time to find the perfect retirement gifts for employees is important in ensuring your business gives its valued employees the send-off they deserve. 

If you need guidance selecting retirement gifts for employees, contact a dedicated GoDelta Brand Consultant. We’ll work with you to understand your corporate gift-giving needs and shape a strategy that ensures you select gifts your employees will love. 

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