The 15 Best Retirement Gifts for Men

Finally, after years of long hours, tense shoulders, and hopefully some successes as well, he's retiring from the working world. Before him lie years of relaxation and rest. Nothing on the calendar except perhaps to play a few holes on Sunday, visit the kids next month, or get the bike fixed up for next summer. Not a care in the world, except maybe deciding which book to read next or what concert in the park to buy tickets for. It's the good life. To help him enjoy what's ahead to the fullest while paying tribute to his career accomplishments, here are the 15 best retirement gifts to get him.

Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit

What's retirement for but picking up some new hobbies? Like home-growing shiitake mushrooms to feast upon later?

Case Golfer's Tool Pocket Knife

This Case knife, which cuts, repairs, marks, and smooths, will get him through many a weekend on the green.


Amped & Co. Bar Neon Lamp

Retirement will give him plenty of time to stock up the home bar. And to make it look cool, too, with its own neon light.

Polo Ralph Lauren Slim-Fit Tapered Jersey Sweatpants

For all the days of couch-sitting ahead, get him some ultra-nice, very comfortable, and actually stylish sweatpants.

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Aberlour A'bunadh Single Malt

This is a very good scotch from Aberlour, with strong sherry cask influence. Because retirement deserves many toasts.

Ember Smart Mug

He's got the luxury of morning downtime now, so get him a temperature-controlled mug that'll keep his coffee steaming hot for an hour.


Kindle Paperwhite

Finally, he'll be able to get to all those novels he's been meaning to read for years. Kindle's Paperwhite holds up to 32GB of material, and it's lightweight and waterproof.

Cole Haan GrandPro Tennis Sneaker

These sneakers, inspired by the tennis courts he'll now have time to play on, will suit him for all the casual errand-running and bar-visiting he'll be doing.

Coyuchi Cloud Loom Robe

An ultra-plush, organic cotton robe is a splurge purchase he'd never make himself. So purchase it for him.

Seiko 5 Diver Watch

Since his life now will be oriented around recreational activities, Seiko's diver watch is a great gift. Really, you can never go wrong with a watch gift.


DaVinci IQ Vaporizer

Speaking of recreational activities. Should he be interested in spending his retirement stoned (or just a little high), get him one of the best vapes on the market: the DaVinci IQ.

Vue Smart Reader Glasses

With smart tech and built-in speakers, these Vue glasses combine the capabilities of a fitness tracker and headphones into one frame. Plus, they'll help him see. 

Filson Duffle Bag

Filson's rugged duffle is built for years of travel and adventure. A retiree ought to have plenty of free time (and flight rewards) for both.

Master & Dynamic MW60 Wireless Headphones


Top-notch, wireless headphones are a gift he can enjoy every day. Master & Dynamic makes some of the best.

Samsung Frame 65" QLED 4K UHD Smart TV

He has a lot of movie-watching in front of him. Get him a 4K TV so those movies look really good. And when he's not watching, this Frame model will display a piece of artwork he selected. Because he has time to appreciate art now, too.

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