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Should Retirement Gifts be Funny or Thoughtful? You decide.

Retirement is a milestone worth celebrating. When it’s time to help your co-worker, friend, parent, or family member say farewell to the 9-5 for good, you can go a couple of ways. A thoughtful retirement gift that pays tribute to all the long hours they put in is always appreciated. On the other hand, a tasteful retirement gag gift may help keep any tears at bay, for a while anyway, and add to the festive mood of the retirement party.

Funny Retirement Gift Ideas

Does This Shirt Make Me Look Retired?

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A fun, and funny, retirement gift idea for your co-worker, this super soft and comfy t-shirt lets everyone know they are no longer a card-punching member of the workforce. It has a roomy fit and is a great layering piece under a flannel or a hoodie.

Retired Life Tote Bag

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Living a life of leisure requires stuff. So, when you’re shopping for a retirement gift for women, give her something to put all her things in. Like this cute tote bag that, like it says, is for absolutely nothing urgent, mind numbing, or stressful. Only fun things from here on out. Perfect for knitting, going to farmers’ markets, yard sale shopping—whatever they’ll be doing with all their spare time. A cute retirement gift for teachers.

Thoughtful Retirement Gifts

Travel Journal

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Now that time is no longer getting in the way of his opportunity to travel, a great retirement gift for dad is a travel journal. This interactive gift just may be the ultimate travel companion, combining a travel planner, checklist, diary, map, and journal all into one handy-dandy and thoughtful retirement gift for him or her, or a retirement gift for a couple who is about to hit the open road.

Book of the Month Club

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Whatever is the newly retired to do with all this time on their hands? Might as well put a book in it. The Book of the Month club lets them catch up on all the good reads they haven’t had time for. You can choose a three-, six- or twelve-month subscription and they get to pick one new book each month. A generous retirement gift for nurses and thoughtful retirement gift for police officers who are probably looking forward to putting their feet up for once.

Personalized Retirement Gifts

Retirement can be an emotional time. When you want to offer your encouragement and remind them they deserve to enjoy this time in their life, give them a sentimental retirement gift they will cherish, KindNotes.  KindNotes is a keepsake glass jar filled with 31 uplifting notes in decorative envelopes they can open all at once, once a day, or anytime they need a boost.

Shop our full selection of Completed Sets, our most popular designs with best-selling messages already chosen for you, including these retirement messages:

“Retirement only means it’s time for a new adventure!”

“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” -C.S. Lewis.

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