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25 Retirement Gifts for Your Best Coworker Friends

Giving up work for a more leisurely way of life doesn’t have to be viewed with trepidation – it can be a time of fun, frolics, and brilliant adventures, too! This collection of retirement gifts add humor to the mix and are perfect for co-workers and colleagues who need to take retirement with a side of humor, whatever their plans for the next 20 or so years.

Retirement Gifts for Coworkers

You're Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children

You're Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children

In true Dr. Seuss style, this ‘book for obsolete children’ is a must-have for anyone who views (or needs to view) old age with a healthy sprinkling of humor.

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Retired Out of Business Cards

Retired Out of Business Cards

Let them spread the message that they’ve pulled down the shutters for good with this fun pack of 50 business cards, which are printed in gold lettering on white card.

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The Unemployed Philosophers Guild Retiremints

The Unemployed Philosophers Guild Retiremints

Send them into retire-mint with fresh breath with this tin of super strong mints. Packaged in a fun and colorful reusable tin, it’s small enough to slip into the pocket, too.

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How to Make a Tea Wreath

How to Make a Tea Wreath

If leisurely cups of tea are set to become part and parcel of someone’s retirement, help them keep track of all their blends with this pretty DIY tea wreath.

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Custom The Office Caricature Retirement Gift

Custom The Office Caricature Retirement Gift

Send in one clear head shot of the retiree and this clever artist will turn it into a caricature, along with personalized name and text, and delivered as a digital file.

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Diy Yard Bananagrams

Diy Yard Bananagrams

Go big or go home with this giant game of bananagrams, using 12” x 12” letter tiles which are ideal for playing outdoors. Follow the tutorial to see how it’s done.

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How Not to Become a Crotchety Old Man

How Not to Become a Crotchety Old Man

Growing older doesn’t come with a manual – oh wait, yes it does! This hilarious book is packed with the dos and don’ts of maturing gracefully, without all the social faux pas.

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Senior's Texting Code Mug

Senior's Texting Code Mug

OMG, take a look at this mug which has a list of senior’s text speak printed on both sides to make translation easy, and confuse the heck out of teens and tweens.

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I'm Done Retirement Fork

I'm Done Retirement Fork

Choose to personalize this vintage silver plated ‘I’m done’ fork with a name, date, or number of years and you will have a fun gift that they can keep forever.

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How to Make a Backyard Putting Green

How to Make a Backyard Putting Green

Sometimes there aren’t enough hours in a day to fit in a round of golf, so let them have their fix whenever they want with a homemade backyard putting green.

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Retirement Coasters with Gold Trim

Retirement Coasters with Gold Trim

This set of 4 ceramic coasters will make the happy retiree even happier every time she lifts her cup of tea or coffee, as they come beautifully illustrated, with retirement-related captions.

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Retirement Wine Labels

Retirement Wine Labels

Immortalize the moment he or she retires with their very own wine label, which comes personalized with their name, your name, and a full color photograph of the lucky retiree.

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Diy Golf Themed Candy/Money Jar

Diy Golf Themed Candy/Money Jar

This fun DIY makes a great gift idea for golf lovers, and can be used as either a candy or a money jar. You can personalize it to make it totally unique, too.

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Thingamagift Out of Business Cards

Thingamagift Out of Business Cards

For the corporate businessman who can’t quite get the hang of not networking, this set of 15 (not in) business cards come in a stainless steel case, ready to be handed out.

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Adios Bitchachos Mug

Adios Bitchachos Mug

The perfect retirement gift for a co-worker with a sense of humor (or who doesn’t like the company), this mug makes muchos fun out of saying goodbye.

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Diy Tic Tac Toe

Diy Tic Tac Toe

Retirement is the perfect time to spend lazy days with the grandkids, so why not make this game of tic tac toe using rocks and wood for playing in the great outdoors?

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Official Retirement Papers Toilet Paper Roll

Official Retirement Papers Toilet Paper Roll

The only papers he’ll need from now on, this toilet tissue comes printed with ‘Official Retirement Papers’ in red and black to make him smile while he takes his time in the bathroom.

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Retired, Under New Management T-Shirt

Retired, Under New Management T-Shirt

If he’s swapping one boss for another, this t-shirt is definitely the retirement gift for him as it lets everyone know exactly who’s in charge! Available in 5 color options.

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Work Release Retirement Gag Gift T-Shirt

Work Release Retirement Gag Gift T-Shirt

Available in gray or white, this t-shirt is a wonderful way of announcing to the world that they are retired, and it comes in several style and size options.

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Retirement Schedule Mug

Retirement Schedule Mug

Once work has finished forever their time is their own, which is why this weekly planner mug is so ideal, as it shows their retirement schedule from Monday to Sunday.

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Diy Typographic Character Coasters

Diy Typographic Character Coasters

Take inspiration from this blog post which shows coasters made from cork in the shape of various typographic characters, such as an ampersand, and they are hashtag awesome!

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The Queen Has Retired Stainless Steel WineTumbler

The Queen Has Retired Stainless Steel WineTumbler

Available in pink or blue, this stainless steel tumbler will make drinking even more fun, as it comes with a spill-proof lid, stainless steel straw, and an announcement about her retirement.

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Custom Caricature

Custom Caricature

If they can’t get out of there fast enough, this caricature will make the perfect retirement gift. Working from a clear head shot, this print comes delivered in a digital format.

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Diy Paracord Fishing Lure

Diy Paracord Fishing Lure

Retirement = fishing for many people, and this tutorial shows you how to make fishing lures out of Paracord, fishing line, a hook, and a lighter to separate the threads.

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The Legend Has Retired Whiskey Tumbler

The Legend Has Retired Whiskey Tumbler

There comes a time when even superheroes have to hang up their capes, and if you know an absolute legend who’s about to retire, this etched whiskey tumbler makes the perfect gift.

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OFishally Retired T-Shirt

OFishally Retired T-Shirt

Is he looking forward to spending his time fishing once his working days are done? This tee is perfect with its fishy play on words and fun illustration. Available in 5 colors.

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No Longer My Problem Pillow

No Longer My Problem Pillow

Whatever profession they’re leaving behind, there is a pillow to fit! Made from polyester woven canvas, the cover is printed in charcoal gray and is machine washable on a cold setting.

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I'm Retired! Middle Finger Pint Glass

I'm Retired! Middle Finger Pint Glass

Not one for the shy and retiring (just retiring) type, this 16oz pint glass has been etched with the words ‘I’m retired’ underneath a man flipping the bird. Cheers!

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If You Can Read This... Socks

If You Can Read This... Socks

Retirement is a time for putting your feet up and taking life easy, and these socks make the perfect gift. Simply sit back, relax, and let everyone know that you are done.

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(Also read: 70 Good Gifts for Coworkers)

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