Retirement is a great time in a man’s life. He now has all of this free time to do anything that he wants after working so hard for many years. You want to help him celebrate the fact that he’s in his golden years and doesn’t have to work anymore, but without making him feel like an old man. Retirement gifts for men are items that he really enjoys, hobbies they already enjoy or want to learn, unique keepsakes, travel gifts, and practical things that he’ll use for years to come. You want the retired man in your life to enjoy and relish in his freedom, to be able to do things he never could before. You’re probably asking yourself: “What does a retiree need?” “What kind of things do retired men like to do?” “What kind of retirement gifts can I give that will be memorable and useful?” Well, retirees like to do a lot of traveling, grilling, home brewing, golfing, and more. They might take up a new hobby, go on a cruise, or start building a home bar. Retirement gifts don’t have to be boring: here are 31 Retirement Gifts for Men That Don’t Suck for the retired man in your life to enjoy.
The Manliest Retirement Gift You’ve Ever Seen
Retiring is no small feat. The man in your life has worked for 60+ years creating a career and a life for himself, as well as providing for his family. Now, he can relax and enjoy quality time with his loved ones. He’s a manly guy who loves drinking beer, traveling, and going to the shooting range. Whether he’s retiring from the military or law enforcement, he’ll love getting this manly beer gift set to celebrate his retirement. He and his son or his wife can enjoy a nice cold beer in the two pint glasses after cracking them open with the cool bullet bottle opener. He’ll love showing off his personalized ammo can as he brings his ammo the range or uses it for storing camping gear. He’ll certainly treasure this entire gift set for years to come!
Whiskey Decanter Set for the Refined Gentleman
A decanter set is not only gorgeous, but also very practical. Decanters are an attractive centerpiece for any bar and they keep liquor fresher than a regular corked or capped bottle. The refined retiree can display his best scotch in the personalized decanter and pour his friends a drink with the 4 matching rocks glasses that are all engraved with his initial and name. Personalized decanter sets like this one are handsome retirement gifts for men that are veterans of military or law enforcement, lawyers, doctors, or first responders. Your retired dad will love getting this decanter set as a retirement gift.
Golf Grilling Tools for the Retiree Who Likes to Golf
It’s a known fact that retired men enjoy both golfing and grilling. Give him a gift set with the best of both of his favorite hobbies with this golf-themed grill set! Encased in a miniature golf bag are 5 classic putters: a grill brush and scraper multi tool, tongs, spatula, basting brush, and turning fork. He’ll love this unique grill set that showcases his love for golf while also being a great grilling set. After he and his friends get back from playing 18 holes, he can whip out this awesome grill set to cook up ribs, steak, or burgers for everyone.This gift set is a retirement gift he’ll never forget! Themed gift sets make the best retirement gifts for men who have everything such as your father, grandfather, or your boss.
Personalized Cutting Board for the Retired Men Who Love Cooking
Now that the retired men in your life has more free time, he can try all the new recipes he’s been saving for years. He may have a cutting board, but this personalized wooden cutting board is unlike any other. This gorgeous board is personalized with his name and initial and each board has a unique grain pattern, making this cutting board a truly special gift. Cutting boards are great retirement gift ideas for men who love cooking, especially personalized boards like this one. A personal retirement gift like this custom cutting board are ideal for fathers, grandfathers, brothers, and other relatives in your life that enjoy cooking. And don’t forget the board oil to make sure his cutting board stays smooth and beautiful!
Cigar Set for the Retired Tobacco Aficionado
If the retired man in your life enjoys smoking cigars, then this is the perfect gift set for him. This handsome personalized set has a custom monogrammed whiskey glass that holds a cigar, a matching marble ashtray, and a Zippo-style lighter. This awesome set has everything the retired cigar lover needs to enjoy a glass of bourbon and his favorite stogies in the lounge. His friends will be jealous of his multipurpose glass that is not only cool, but also very classy. Gift sets like this one that are centered around a favorite pastime always make great retirement gift ideas for men.
The Hobby Box for Retired Men Who Need a New Hobby
Does the retired man in your life not know what to do with all of his newfound free time? How about a new hobby? Help him out with this unique subscription box that gives him a new hobby to try every month! He can try out lock picking, soap making, survival skills, programming, pretty much anything. Hobby boxes are great retirement gift ideas for men who get bored easily or want to try something new. If your retiree finds a new pastime that he really enjoys, you can cancel the subscription at any time and give him a new gift to encourage his new hobby. This way you can help him find out what he likes.
Ultimate Beer Lover Retirement Gift
The retiree in your life has been drinking beer for 40 years, and certainly knows all there is about the drink. He could talk about the different kinds of beer, their history, and even the glasses they’re supposed to be enjoyed in. You know he has a couple of basic beer glasses at home, but hasn’t ever gotten around to getting the special glasses he knows so much about to enjoy his favorite kinds of beer at home. One of the most incredible retirement gift ideas for men, he will love this ultimate beer tasting set. It comes with four of the most popular beer glasses so that he can enjoy his favorite IPAs, craft brews, stouts, and pilsners in their proper glasses. He’ll love teaching his sons all about how to enjoy each beer properly!
Personalized Wine Glass for the Vintage Retirees
Is the retired man in your life a wine lover? Then he’ll really love this extra large personalized wine glass, especially if he has a sense of humor. This wine glass is engraved with the phrase “Vintage Aged to Perfection” engraved along with a name and year of your choosing. After all, your retiree is aged to perfection like a good quality wine! If you choose the year he retired, this wine glass is one of the best retirement gifts for men. This huge wine glass can hold an entire 750 ml bottle of wine, so you might as well pair it with his favorite bottle so that your retiree can enjoy it all right away.
Classy Decanter Set for Retired Men
Part of retirement is enjoying the finer things in life, to stop and smell the roses if you will. However, you know he isn’t exactly a rose smelling man, but you still do want to get him an awesome gift that helps him unwind. Look no further than this manly, hefty, personalized decanter set! With all the free time on his hands, he’ll love throwing on his favorite show or having a friend over to shoot the bull while they sip on his favorite whiskey from the coolest double old-fashioned glasses he’s ever gotten his hands on.
Travel Guides for Guys Who Like to Travel
Is the retired man in your life planning a cross country trip or going to the foreign country he’s always dreamed of? Then a travel guide book is a great gift for him. Travel books contain everything he needs to know about his destination from history, facts, the top restaurants, landmarks, maps, and more. Your retiree is going to have a better experience during his travels with a handy informative book that he can read on the way there. Travel books are great retirement gifts for men who plan to do a great deal of sightseeing with their newfound free time and pension.
Arm Him with the Coolest Custom Retirement Gift
Retirement is the perfect time to enjoy a few good stogies, he’s got all the time in the world to find what brands he likes as well as the time to smoke even the thickest cigar down to a nub. However, one thing that is never fun is opening up your cigar box to find they’ve rotted or dried out. Never have his cigars be anything but perfect when you give him the most awesome humidor he’s never seen with this engraved ammo can! This will surely be the most unique retirement gift he will get!
A Legendary Glass for the Legendary Man
Fact: retired men are legendary. They’ve worked their butts off for decades, climbing ladders in their profession to succeed. Show your retired man how awesome he is for all the incredible work he has done with this legendary whiskey glass. With the phrases “The Man. The Myth. The Legend.” engraved on it along with his name, every retired man needs one of these glasses. Simple but powerful, this glass boasts how incredibly legendary its drinker is. Pair this glass with a bottle of good whiskey and you’ve got a great gift to give the retired man in your life! Retired doctors, lawyers, and teachers would love this legendary whiskey glass to celebrate their incredible professions. This would be a really awesome retirement gift for your dad or grandfather.
Beer Set for the Local Beer Lover
If the retired man in your life loves beer, especially local brews, then this gift set is the perfect retirement gift. Containing a large beer cap map of America, 2 personalized pint glasses, and a matching personalized growler, this beer gift set has everything a beer lover needs. The glasses and growler are personalized with a name and initial of your choosing. Gift sets that have multiple uses such as this one make great retirement gifts for men so that it is sure to be enjoyed. He can take the growler to a brewery to fill up or pop open a couple of bottles of local brews for himself and a buddy with the pint glasses. Then he can put the bottle caps of his favorite local brews that he likes to remember them for the future. He could go on a tour of his favorite bars and collect the bottle caps to display his longtime favorite beers. Your retiree can keep the bottle caps of his favorite brews as he travels across the country and display them on the map for both an interesting keepsake and cool wall decor.
A New Camera
A lot of retired men want to travel or simply start saving more memories now that they have more time to enjoy them. Cameras make great retirement gift ideas for men! And not just any camera, but a good quality digital camera like this Nikon CoolPix A100 that he can use to take plenty of great photos of his travels, family, friends, and good times. This digital camera has 20.1 megapixels, 5x zoom, and HD video. This camera is one of the easiest digital cameras to use out there for men who want to start taking great photos and videos. You could pair a camera with photography lessons, a photo album, or a guide book on how to become a photographer to make this a really nice gift for the retired man in your life.
For the Garage Guy
Still looking for the ideal retirement gifts? Look no further than this custom garage plaque! Retirement is all about enjoying hobbies and getting out to do what you’ve always wanted to do. For many men, that means he will be spending a lot of time out in the garage working on his motorcycle, hot rod, wood-working project, or anything else. Make that space he is going to spend so much time in even better when you make it his official hideout! What man wouldn’t like seeing such a cool sign every time he walks into his new place of work?
Gold Rimmed Beer Mug for the Sophisticated Beer Loving Retiree
This isn’t just any old beer mug for the average man. This personalized beer mug is for the sophisticated retired man in your life who appreciates the finer things and prefers quality beer rather than off the tap. This beautiful mug has a genuine 22k gold plating around the rim along with 2 lines of personalization of your choosing in 4 different fonts. The classy retired man in your life will love this handsome beer mug and it will quickly become his favorite not just because of the personalization or the gold rim, but because it is truly beautiful glassware that will make him feel sophisticated. Whether he has a home bar or not, this mug will make a fine addition to any retired man’s home. You could choose to personalize the mug with his name and a phrase such as “Beer Aficionado,” “Best Dad,” or something witty, the options are endless!
Fishing Rod for Guys Who Like to Fish
Fishing is another popular pastime for retired men, so a really nice quality fishing rod is a great gift idea. This fishing rod is a Shakespeare® Ugly Stik® GX2™ Casting Combo that has the combination of a newly designed Ugly Stik and the low profile Shakespeare reel while maintaining incredible sensitivity and reel power. The retired man in your life will love showing off his fancy new rod to all of his fishing buddies. You can pair this rod with a box of new hooks or a tackle set to make it a great gift for him. Your retiree will want to go fishing all the time with this great new rod and bring home a lot of prize catches.
Smoke Box System
Want to give the retired man in your life something truly unique? This smoke box system is a special set that adds a smoky flavor of your choosing to any liquor. With this cool gift, your retiree can experiment with his liquor and figure out what smoke enhances or changes the flavor. How does it work? Simply place a glass of any kind of liquor or cocktail inside the smoke box, select which wood chips you want to try, place them in the smoking gun, and presto! You have a whole new drink. Your retired man will love this sophisticated gadget to invent new drinks for himself and his friends. This set will be a great retirement gift that will look great in any cigar lounge or home bar.
Whiskey Gift Set for the Legendary Man
Through his years of work and also by simply being awesome, this man has become a legend. So, what better fitting gift for him than one that lets him know just that? His favorite whiskey will never have tasted so good as when it comes out of a whiskey stone gift set that complements his awesomeness! Just make sure you bring a bottle so you and he can sit down and have a toast toward his new favorite whiskey set!
Personalized Wine Decanter Gift for Wine Drinkers
Now that he’s retired, he can begin to enjoy the finer things in life such as wine. With this personalized wine decanter, the retired man in your life can discover entirely new flavors and aromas of his favorite reds. Each glass he pours from the decanter will be an entirely new experience, even from the cheapest of his preferred red wines! Doubling as a beautiful personalized piece of glassware, this decanter is a must-have tool in every wine lover’s arsenal. You can have your retiree’s name and initial engraved on the decanter for a unique personal touch. This is a nice gift that subtly lets the retired man in your life know that he is aging like a fine merlot, something to be celebrated and enjoyed. Decanters for wine or whiskey make great retirement gifts as beautiful and functional glassware that he can enjoy for years to come.
Relaxing Gift for Him
Now that he’s retired, he can finally relax after years of working hard. With this deep kneading back massager, he can truly unwind and relieve his aching back. Relaxation aids are perfect retirement gifts for men whether they are known to be hard workers or just like to stay at home to relax. This back massager is the Thera-P™ Deep Kneading Back Massager With Heat featuring 3 massage zones: upper, full, or lower back. It kneads up, down, and side to side for a full shiatsu massage. The included heat makes the massage even more relaxing and comfortable so that your retiree will feel better than ever. There are many different kinds of massagers out there, so make sure to find out what kind would help him out best. Some retired men have work-related areas that are overworked and sore, such as their neck, back, shoulders, knees, and feet. Men who spent many years as doctors, teachers, massage therapists, construction workers, and retail associates will especially appreciate a quality massager as a retirement gift to relieve their sore spots. Pair a home massager with a gift certificate for a professional massage at a spa to make a really special relaxation gift for the retired man in your life.
Globe Decanter Set – A Unique Travel Gift for Retired Men
Whether he is a well-traveled man or enjoys unique gifts, this globe decanter set is a special gift that the retired man in your life that he will never forget. He will be in awe of the spectacular decanter that has a delicate glass-blown ship inside it. The globe glasses are also incredibly beautiful and unique glassware that will look great in any home bar, lounge, or kitchen! The retired man in your life will love using these gorgeous glasses and enjoying a drink with a friend or his spouse with this set. Unique glassware such as this set are always great retirement gift ideas as they are decorative, useful, and great conversation pieces.
The Coolest Engraved Beer Gift Box for Retired Men
Get him the ultimate gift box for retired men with this custom beer set! He’ll love having his own personalized mug and bottle opener, but if you add in a sixer of his go-to beer that he has enjoyed for countless years, he’ll never stop thanking you! This will be the manliest and coolest way he’s ever enjoyed a beer as well as giving him an awesome keepsake. The box is the perfect place for him to store photos, retirement cards, or even as a spot to keep his beer caps!
Whiskey Box Set
Does the retired man in your life enjoy whiskey on the rocks but can’t stand it when the ice waters down the flavor? Then he’ll love this whiskey stone set. Encased in a handsome personalized box are two monogrammed glasses, a 9 piece set of whiskey stones, and a pair of tongs. The whiskey stones are made of rock that you simply place in the freezer and use the tongs to place as many as you like in the glasses. The natural stones don’t alter the flavor, but still keep his whiskey at the perfect, chilled temperature. Your retiree will love this handsome box set to store his whiskey glasses and brag to all of his friends about how he never has to deal with watered down whiskey again. You can personalize the box with your retiree’s name and the glasses with his initial, making this set a lovely gift. Boxed sets are great retirement gifts for men!
The Sweet Taste of Retirement
Retirement gifts for men shouldn’t be something that just looks classy, they need to be items that he will also love using as well. Nothing captures the qualities of a perfect retirement gift for a whiskey-loving man better than this Glencairn gift set. Perfect for nosing and tasting his whiskey, he can become the aficionado he has always seen himself as. Plus, if his friends are retired too, this is an ideal way to have a tasting party. Now, how could he have more fun than drinking and talking about whiskey with the guys he has been friends with for years?
His Own Custom Poker Set
Poker is a popular game with retired men for a reason. It takes a long time to play, and great skill to win. Your boss or father has been playing poker for years, and now that he’s retiring he will have plenty of time to play his favorite game. He’ll certainly be surprised when you give him his very own custom poker set! He’ll love bringing it along to his friends’ houses to play poker every Thursday. Also included in this set is a really cool cigar-holding whiskey glass that he’ll love showing off.
Journal Gift for the Aspiring Writer
Is the retired man in your life an aspiring writer? Or does he enjoy jotting down his every day thoughts? Then the perfect retirement gift for him is a journal. There are many different kinds of journals, of course, like this one: a 5 year memory book that you only have to write a few lines a day. This journal is more like a personal diary where he can jot down his daily activities and thoughts. For the aspiring writer, you could get him a blank notebook or journal with plenty of space to start that novel he’s been meaning to write for years. Writing can be a new hobby that he can spend hours or a few minutes on each day. Retired men have so many lessons and memories to share with his loved ones or the world, and a journal is a great way to help them do so. You could encourage him to share his life story, or write a biography to document the incredible life he had when he was growing up. What starts out as a gift for him becomes a unique, personal memoir for his family to read for generations. Journals and notebooks are great retirement gifts for men that enjoy writing in their free time.
Meat His Retirement Expectations
Part of retirement that every man looks forward to is flipping burgers, searing steaks, and turning brats on the grill. There is something inside every man that makes him want to be a grill master. Give him the tools he has always needed to start that journey with this set of custom grill tools! Now, whenever he has an urge to make some delicious food or has a need to be the chef at the cookout, he’ll always be prepared!
Declare Him the Master of Grilling
Grilling is a skill that your retiree mastered long ago. He’s famous in his family for it and is always the go-to cook for the annual neighborhood cookout. Now that he’s retired, he’ll have plenty of time to indulge in his favorite hobby and try new recipes. Show your appreciation for him with this awesome grill master sign! Custom made just for him, this cool sign is one of the best retirement gift ideas for men who love to grill. He will proudly hang this sign in his kitchen or patio area for all to see his official grill master status.
The Perfect Whiskey and Cigar Gift Set
What do you think of when you hear “retirement?” A silver fox drinking whiskey and smoking a cigar by the pool? Bingo. Retired men love whiskey and cigars, which makes this gift set the ideal retirement gift for men. Whether he’s a relative or coworker of yours, this sophisticated set is perfect. He will love that it is personalized with the year he retired so that he can remember when he was finally free from his working years to enjoy his favorite hobbies as much as he wants.
Insulated Tumbler for the Retired Man on the Go
Now that he has plenty of time to do whatever he pleases, the retired man in your life always has somewhere to go. He can go hiking, fishing, golfing, driving, or even sailing! The traveling man needs a reliable tumbler to house his water, coffee, or liquor while he’s out and about. This stainless steel insulated tumbler will do just the trick. Double walled and heavily insulated, this tumbler will keep his cool drinks chilled for 24 hours or his hot drinks piping for 6. Travel items such as tumblers that make it easier to bring his favorite things along are the best retirement gifts for men.