Your dad has spent a lifetime working hard to provide for his family. His retirement is the perfect time to show him your appreciation for all that he has done for you over the years. Regardless of if you are looking for something sentimental, practical, or funny, a meaningful gift is an ideal way to tell dad thanks for his hard work as you send him off into his retirement. Here are 15 of the best retirement gifts for dad:
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Personalized Retirement Gifts for Dad
1. Collage.com Photo Blanket
A photo blanket from Collage.com is an ideal gift to celebrate a retirement and remind your dad about all of the special memories he has created over the years. You can add as few or as many pictures as you would like, choosing to focus on your dad’s career or your family life. You are the ultimate creator of this blanket. These personalized blankets are available in three sizes and four materials. Choose from the classic woven image with tasseled edges, a warm sherpa design, light fleece, or a heavier fleece blanket.
2. Collage.com Photo Book
Make your own photo book with Collage.com, allowing you to preserve the memories of your father’s career and life in a beautifully bound presentation. You can customize your book with a hardcover, softcover, or layflat option. You can also specify if you would like a glossy or matte cover after you choose from four distinct sizes. Each book contains premium glossy archival paper, guaranteed to preserve all of your photo memories. It is easy to create your custom photo book with Collage.com’s simple layout process.
3. Collage.com Photo Puzzle
Now that your dad has loads of time to play with, why not give him the gift of a custom jigsaw puzzle? This fun and whimsical gift will provide your father with hours of entertainment as he pieces together a host of photo memories. Collage.com photo puzzles are available in five sizes, up to 1,014 pieces, providing the perfect challenge for your dad. Photos come to life with the premium glossy photo paper, ensuring that your image is bold and vibrant. The firm and durable backing means that the pieces will not tear or lose their shape.
Unique Retirement Gifts for Dad
4. Golf Ball Markers
The retired life is made for endless days of golfing. This lifestyle makes this golf ball marker set the perfect gift for your newly retired father. The beautiful 1-inch stainless steel discs are sure to impress your dad. The discs are laser engraved with the words “the road to happiness is a cart path” and “Retired. Gone Golfing.” You can choose one of each or choose to buy the pair for a discounted price. Each set arrives gift wrapped in a charming box and bow.
5. Posma PG020 Portable Golf Putter Putting Gift Set Kit with Putter
Your golf enthusiast dad will appreciate all of his extra time to play out on the links with this new putting set. Your dad will have everything that he needs for putting practice with this set that includes a putter, two balls, and a putting cup. All of the elements fold up nicely and are easily stored in the included case. This versatile set is perfect for both indoor or outdoor use, allowing your dad to get in his practice regardless of the weather. Posma Sport delivers quality golf gifts and this putting set is no exception.
6. The Man Can
Now that your dad has more time on his hands, he can indulge himself with this masculine spa gift basket. The can features a variety of best-selling men’s skincare products. All of the all-natural products are made in the USA. Included in the can are items such as Licorice Fisherman’s Scrub Soap, Spicy Shave Gel, Bay Rum Oil Aftershave, Heavy-Duty Hand Butter, a body mitt, and more. All of the products arrive packed into a creative paint can carrying case. You can personalize the gift with the included gift card, offering your message of congratulations to your dad.
Funny Retirement Gifts for Dad
7. Retired 2019 Not My Problem T-Shirt
One of the best parts of retirement is finally being rid of those pesky work issues. Shout this freedom to the world with this hilarious t-shirt. Your dad will surely get a laugh out of celebrating his retirement with a bit of humor. This 100% cotton pre-shrunk shirt is available in dozens of colors and nine sizes, allowing you to customize the shirt to meet your dad’s personal preferences. Choose from the basic black, white, or gray shades or go bold with colors such as orange, lime green, and bright yellow. Regardless of how you customize your selection, the shirt will arrive with the “Retired 2019 Not My Problem” proclamation in large print across the front.
8. Out of Business Cards
The perfect complement to the t-shirt is the “Out of Business” cards. You can choose to order 15 cards in a stainless steel carrying case or 25 cards without the case. This retirement gag gift is both funny and practical. Your dad will love handing out these cards as a joke as he soaks up the fun of not having to work any longer.
9. Funny Retirement Mug
This mug conveys what every new retiree is thinking – Goodbye Tension, Hello Pension. The 11-ounce ceramic mug is both dishwasher and microwave safe. The functional white mug features the funny saying on both sides. Your new retiree dad will savor drinking his morning coffee while getting a chuckle out of this funny sentiment knowing that he has a day of freedom ahead of him.
Sentimental Retirement Gifts for Dad
10. Plane Tickets
Suddenly, your dad has all of this extra time on his hands. Why not reward him with a plane ticket to one of his favorite destinations? You can either join him or send him with another loved one. Get creative in picking a destination. Perhaps it is a bucket list item that he has never had time to do? Or a trip to catch his favorite sports team live in action? Giving the gift of an experience will give your dad memories that will last a lifetime.
11. Men’s Engravable Brushed Silver-Tone Pocket Watch with Chain
This timeless gift will never go out of style. You can choose to personalize the pocket watch with four available lines of text and up to 12 characters per line. Use the text to offer up your congratulations to your dad or to share a special sentiment about what his hard work has meant to you. The white dial measures 1-3/4 inches in diameter and is accentuated with a brush-finished silver-toned finish. It is easy to keep the watch with you at all times with the removable 14.0-inch chain. This handsome gift will become one of your father’s most treasured belongings.
12. Young’s Metal Bucket List Bucket
This creative gift will encourage your dad to scratch off all of the items on his retirement bucket list. The 7-inch metal bucket comes with a chalkboard display so that he can personalize the present. This gift also comes with 30 cards with achievement dates so that your father can keep track of hitting all of the items on his bucket list. This gift is both functional and stylish, blending in seamlessly to a variety of home decors. Sometimes all he needs is a little push to achieve all of his bucket list goals!
Retirement Gifts for Your Father-in-Law
13. Premium Whiskey Decanter and Glass Set
This five-piece set includes a 700ml glass decanter with a stunning top and a set of four whiskey glasses. The set arrives in a beautiful black gift box. The unique weighted glasses feature a diamond-shaped structure complete with finger divots. This design delivers an ergonomic grip that feels great in your hand. The thick glass makes it both shatterproof and chip-resistant. The expertly designed craftsmanship of this whiskey decanter and glass set is evident at first glance.
14. Capri Black Glasstop Cigar Humidor Gift Set
As the most important accessory for any cigar aficionado, a high-quality humidor is a must-have item. This comprehensive set by CigarAccessories.com has all that you need in a humidor. Included in this set are the actual 25-50 cigar humidor, 8 ounces of Elixir activator solution, three cigar dark burl ashtrays, two finger cigar tubes in stainless steel, a Vertigo Vader Series torch lighter, and one stainless steel guillotine cutter. Your father-in-law will delight in being able to expertly store his treasured cigars.
15. The Golfer’s Crate
Offered by Man Crates, this set is the quintessential gift for the golfer in your life. Your father-in-law will love receiving this themed gift crate, stocked full of a host of golfing essentials. The set arrives in a unique wooden crate with a laser-etched crowbar. In the box, your father-in-law will find a genuine Gopher Head Cover, a golf towel, one bag of golf tees, one sleeve of TaylorMade Distance+ golf balls, and a DivPro 6-in-1 Golf Tool. For an extra boost of fun, each golf crate also includes the classic Caddyshack movie DVD and one bag of Chinook Seedery sunflower seeds.
The Bottom Line
There are many amazing retirement gifts for dad. However, the most important thing is that it comes from the heart. With this list of meaningful gift ideas, you are sure to find the ideal gift to celebrate this special accomplishment in your dad’s life.