What are great retirement gifts for men? It could be your husband, brother, dad, boss, close friend or male co-worker that’s retiring. He’s worked hard all his life and deserves a memorable gift to commemorate this special occasion.
When thinking about a present celebrating his achievements, buying something that’s personalized, practical or funny could be something he’ll remember and use for a long time to come.
Also, it’s good to have something that has a bit of your personality in it. You don’t want him to forget it came from you!
Keep reading to see awesome gift ideas that range in variety as well as price. They’re suitable for any relationship you have with the man you’re thinking about honoring.
Whiskey Decanter (42 oz.) Set
This handmade crystal glass whiskey decanter is made from 100% safe lead-free crystal glass. It's large capacity (42 oz.) can store a full bottle of liquor. The top glass stopper protects your liquor from evaporating or changing the taste.
The ship inside the decanter is detailed and beautiful. Two 12-oz. whiskey glasses, also, made of crystal with a heavy base are included. You can use this decanter for any kind of alcohol from whiskey, vodka, rum to tequila.
Retirement: The First 365 Days: Advice, Opinions, Observations by George Szlemp
This entertaining book offers a look into the day-to-day retirement experience offering real time advice to motivate, encourage and maintain your happiness in your new life.
Practical insights can be found throughout the book, to help you achieve a fulfilling retirement. Retirement's different for each of us but we can all be happy and retire with purpose.
Golf Ball Marker Hat Clip
This golf ball marker hat clip is easy to attach / remove from his golf hat, cap or sun visor so he can mark his position on the fairway. It's one of the more portable retirement gifts for men.
Made out of solid stainless iron with a brushed chrome finish, it's durable enough to withstand heavy duty usage. A great gift for the beginner golfer or the seasoned professional.
Hanging Leather Toiletry Bag, Perfect for Travel
For the traveler, this fantastic leather toiletry bag measures 12” x 8” and has four pockets: two measure 11.2" x 6.7" and 11.2" x 4.5 respectively and two snap-fastened square pockets measure 5.1" x 4.7" each.
It has a heavy-duty metal hanging hook and can be used lying flat or hanging. It’s made of a high-quality PU leather construction, durable zips and buckles, easy to clean and water resistant. You’ll have plenty of space to store all of your travel essentials while feeling much more organized.
"Eagle Eyes" Sunglasses
What a great gift idea! Developed in conjunction with NASA, these are the highest quality sunglasses available. Available in many styles plus they're insanely reasonable.
Eagle Eyes® polarized TriLenium® Lens Technology provides 99.9% UVA, UVB plus blue-light eye protection. Great for protecting those peepers!
Insulated Drink Holder with Palm Tree Design, 6-Pack
Sit on your porch, a boat or couch and say to the world "Retired, not my problem anymore” with one of the funniest retirement gifts for men.
There’re six coolers in a pack. You/ve worked for decades and deserve a happy retirement. So, kick back and enjoy a cold one!
Blank Lined Notebook
This blank lined notebook is the perfect gag gift! Surprise them with a unique present that’ll put a smile on his face. It’s the perfect present for a boss or coworker who's getting ready to retire.
Heck, probably anyone would love this hilarious notebook including family, friends, dad, your husband or a close friend.
Portable Safe with Anti-Theft Combination Lock
This portable safe is the perfect way to protect your valuables no matter where you are. It utilizes Secura Lock Technology with a 3-digit resettable combination lock. It also provides anti-slash, anti-theft security. The textured surface provides better grip and slip resistance. It protects your electronics and wallet from sand, dust, debris and more. Keep your phone, camera, and documents dry with this waterproof lock bag.
It comes in three sizes: small = 5x2x8 (standard phone, keys, wallet); medium = 8x2.5x12 (iPad, wallet, keys, smaller essentials); or large = 10x3x17 (tablet, phone, wallet, keys, small essentials).
This 15 oz. beer glass is perfect to serve your favorite IPA or beer. With its old-fashioned shape, it fits effortlessly in your hand.
It’s printed in the USA using high-quality materials to make sure you enjoy using and drinking from it. This beautiful unique beer glass is safe to use in the top racks of dishwashers.
This t-shirt is made of 100% cotton and comes in black, navy and brown. It's machine washable (in cold water), lightweight and a classic fit.
There's also double stitched sleeves and bottom hem. What a statement reminding everyone how you feel about retirement!
Engravable Oak Wood Pocket Knife
This elegant, perfectly sized pocket knife has a 3.25" long blade, 3 mm thick. It’s 4.5" long overall with the blade closed. It’s tough and durable.
It’s made by and in the USA by a company specializing in unique gifts. When you purchase it, free engraving is included with one of 20 fonts and 36 icons turning it into a beautiful keepsake.
Wall Mounted Wine Rack & Wine Glasses Holder
This beautiful wine rack is perfect for the wine aficionado. It says that some effort and thought went into considering what would be a great gift they would appreciate.
It can be installed in the kitchen or dining room and comes with a funny message about wine drinking. Each one is unique because they’re all made with different types of trees. Wine bottles and glasses are not included.
6-in-1 Multitool Multifunctional Pen, 4 Pieces
6-in-1 Multi Tool Pen - This multifunctional pen is convenient and practical. It has six functions, such as a ballpoint pen, touch screen stylus, scale, level, Phillips screwdriver and flat head screwdriver. The touch screen stylus pens are compatible with all touch screen smart devices. It also solves the problem of using a phone with wet or dirty hands outdoors.
All the parts are strong and durable, not easy to loosen or break. This unique gift is ideal for DIY and multifunctional gadget lovers. The colors are black, gold, silver and yellow, one of each color with 10 replacement refills.
Time & Day-of-The-Week Wall Clock
Talk to a retiree and they’ll say they lose track of time and days. Probably the most practical of the retirement gifts for men, this clock helps keep structure in your week. With this clock, you'll never lose track of the day of the week again!
The outer ring marks time at three-hour intervals, the 2nd ring tracks progression through the days of the week, the 3rd ring traces day / night transition and the inner circle of the analog clock shows the hour and minutes. It’s an attractive addition to any home décor, and makes a thoughtful and amusing retirement gift. It features quiet ticking and is powered by a single AA battery.
This baseball cap is made with unstructured 100% cotton. It’s one size fits all with an adjustable snap back strap. A beautiful hat that’s comfortable and breathable.
High quality and professionally printed. This unique design looks great and will bring a smile to his face. Hand washing is recommended so the hat doesn’t become deformed.
Business Cards with Stainless Steel Case
This is the perfect gift for a retiree with a sense of humor and something they can really use. It includes 50 business cards with a stainless-steel case.
It’s hypoallergenic, nickel, lead and cadmium free. The word “retired” is laser engraved on this beautiful case. Of note, the cards are not white, but more like light, light green
Magnetic Pick-Up Tool
The perfect tool for the handyman. This magnetic pickup tool with LED light replaces your flashlight and other pickup tools by having powerful magnetic heads on both sides. It reaches a length of 22" when fully unfolded. It also includes a strong magnetic base, making it possible to use it hands-free by putting it on a magnetic surface.
It's practical and has a 360° flexible bendable and slender shaft to get into narrow spaces so he can retrieve fallen items. You can easily retrieve items such as nuts, bolts, and screws from hard-to-reach places. Four free spare batteries are included.
With 20x magnification, these binoculars provide superior light transmission with minimal distortion, better image brightness, contrast and quality. The Bak-4 prism has a perfectly round exit pupil providing bright, clear and razor-sharp viewing.
Its rubber coated for a firm grip, is shock resistant and waterproof. Having a center focus knob guarantees fast and high precision focusing. They’re ideally designed for birding watching, hiking, hunting, climbing, any sports competition or concert.
Tip: These binoculars have low-light night vision and can be used at night, but not in complete darkness.
Mancave Rules Sign
Deck out his game room, den, garage or backyard with this perfectly hilarious rustic mancave rules sign.
It’s perfect for your hardworking dad or for any man in your life who has everything.
Scratch Off World Map Poster + Deluxe United States Map
What a way for the retired man to keep track of his travels. This scratchable world map (17"x 24") lets you document and share your experiences with family and friends! It’s the ideal gift.
Included are a world map, a map of the United States (18" x 13") plus accessories: scratch tool, memory stickers to pin each new adventure and a magnifying strip so you can see the smallest details.
Closing Thoughts on Great Retirement Gifts for Men
After slogging through years of work, retirement’s the time in a man’s life when he finally has the time to do whatever he wants. You get to celebrate with him as he embraces his golden years.
This is a new and exciting phase of life. A thoughtful personalized present will be something he’ll be sure to use for many years.
Now, he’s got the time to do those things he never had time for before. And, you’re helping him enjoy his new found freedom.
You might want to include a beautiful and thoughtful card with your gift. Check out our post on What to Write in a Retirement Card for a Heartfelt message. For more gift ideas, check out our retirement gift ideas page.
If you're looking for some other retirement gift ideas, check out our post, retirement gifts for women.