30 Retirement Gift Ideas For Women

Retirement is a time to be celebrated, and getting your friend or loved one a gift is the perfect way to show how proud you are of them.

From the sentimental types to the ones ready to take on new interests, this list will help you find the perfect gift!

Retirement Presents For A Woman

white colored coffee mug

You Can’t Make Me: Novelty Retirement Coffee Mug

This adorable ceramic coffee mug is printed on both sides, and can be purchased with a solid color print or mixed color print. It reads ‘I don’t want to – I don’t have to – You can’t make me – I’m retired’.

It’s dishwasher and microwave safe and makes a fun retirement gift for coffee or tea drinkers. Pair this coffee mug with their favorite coffee or tea, and you’ve got a wonderful gift idea!

metal keychain

For the Coworker Who Will Be Missed: MIXJOY Retirement Keychain Gift for Coworker

This keychain will be an every day reminder that they are missed. Inscribed with ‘No one can ever fill your shoes’, it can be used with her keys or as an embellishment on her handbag. It arrives with a small adorable gift pouch ready for giving.

wish jar

Send Them Off With Best Wishes: Top Shelf Retirement Wish Jar

This retirement wish jar is something they will cherish forever. It includes a jar, pen, and 100 tickets for writing down your wish for them in retirement. It’s an incredibly thoughtful gift idea and is a perfect gift from a group of coworkers.

Depending on the size of the group, each person can write multiple wishes. You can even write about your favorite memory with them at work. It comes in a matching gift box ready for giving.

book 101 fun things to do in retirement

Humorous Retirement Book: 101 Fun Things to Do in Retirement

This book offers a fun read along with silly ideas on how to fill their days once retired. From silly things to make to crazy ideas of ways to fill their day, at the very least, they’ll get a laugh out of it! It makes a unique gift that’s perfect for anyone.

cloudliving experiences for her

To Spoil Her Senseless: Indulgent Experiences From Virgin Experiences

It’s always fun to get a taste of the high life, and Virgin experiences will take her away from her troubles and let her live like royalty for a few hours.

Not only can she enjoy spa days, chocolate tours and five-star dining experiences, but many of them are offered in unique settings as well. She can enjoy wines and cheeses during a cruise of the New York City coastline; she can sip on cocktails as she takes an aerial tour of San Francisco; she can be waited on by black-jacket servers during a Napa Valley train ride. The possibilities are endless with Virgin!

canvas tote bag

Wear Retirement Proudly: CafePress Retirement Natural Canvas Tote Bag

She’ll love sporting this bag around! Made of natural canvas, the small tote measures 15″ x 15″ with a 26.5″ handle, and the medium tote measures 15″ x 18″ with a 22″ handle. She can use it as a shopping tote, for books, or at the beach.

However she chooses to fill her carefree days, it’s certain to come in handy.

watch Michael kors for womens

Exquisite Farewell: Michael Kors Women’s Parker Gold-Tone Watch

She’ll love this Michael Kors watch! Available in 6 different styles, you can choose between gold tone, brown/sable, rose gold logo, stainless steel, and more. Each one includes a date window and has quartz movement with an analog display.

The band has a fold over clasp and includes a double push button for safety. Each one is water resistant up to 330 feet. If she forgets to take it off before showering or swimming, it will be just fine! It makes a beautiful gift she’s sure to treasure!

wine tumbler

Fun Wine Tumbler: I Can Wine All I Want I’m Retired Tumbler

This 12 ounce stainless steel wine tumbler is a perfect gift idea! It reads “I can wine all I want – I’m retired”. Each one double wall vacuum insulated to keep drinks warm or cold for hours. It includes a stainless steel straw and a cleaning brush.

It’s designed to prevent condensation on the outside of the tumbler, and the sealed lid helps prevent spills. Pair it with her favorite bottle of wine, and you’ve got the perfect retirement present!

cosmetic bag

Say Goodbye to the Queen: Retirement Travel/Cosmetic Bag by Blue Leaves

This adorable 100% cotton bag is perfect for cosmetics or travel. Each side is printed and sealed to ensure the image will stay sharp. It measures 9″ x 7″ and comes in natural beige with a black zipper.

If she’s always fancied herself as the ‘queen’ of the office, she’ll absolutely love this bag!

retirement plaque

Perfect for a Favorite Coworker: Retirement Plaque

This natural wood plaque measures 7″ x 9″. The engraving showcases ‘The Best is Yet to Come”. It’s a great gift for any coworker! The back has routed slots making it easy to hang on the wall. It’s a great gift idea from a larger group of people!

glass vase

Say it With a Beautiful Vase of Flowers: Marquis By Waterford Lacey Vase

Retirement is the perfect time to spoil her with this 9″ tall genuine crystal vase. The ‘Marquis’ by Waterford Lacey will look absolutely stunning anywhere in her home.

Crafted by hand, it arrives in a Marquis gift box ready for gifting.

Present it with a beautiful bouquet of her favorite flowers, and you’re certain to give a gift she’ll never forget!


Perfect Gift from a Group: For Your Retirement 365 Ways to Say Goodbye to Work Life

Available in a green or blue tin, she’ll find 365 different messages to encourage her to enjoy the first year of retirement. Messages include ‘Lots of Time to Wonder About the Meaning of Life’ and more that vary from inspiration to humorous.

She can choose to read one a day or as many as she wants at one time. It’s perfect for a group to give a coworker.

music box

Lovely Music Box: Retirement Burlwood Finish Jeweled Lid Jewelry Music Box

A beautiful music box is always a treasured gift! This jewelry/music box has an amber earth tone finish and a photo frame in the lid surrounded by jewels. It measures 8″ x 6″ x 2.5″ and plays ‘What a Wonderful World’.

She can choose to leave the artwork or replace it with a 4″ x 6″ photo. You may even consider placing a picture of her work family inside to make it a little more personal. The inside is lined with black velvet to hold her favorite pieces.

wine glass

It’s Time for Wine: Lolita Happy Retirement Artisan Painted Wine Glass Gift

This gorgeous wine glass features “Happy Retirement” and is designed with blown glass and hand painted. From Designs by Lolita, it holds 15 ounces and has a cocktail recipe under the bottom of the glass.

Whether she chooses to use it or display it, it’s a beautiful piece that she’s sure to love! It arrives in a decorative gift box ready for gifting.

day cloks

Who Cares What Time it is: DayClocks Classic Day Clock – Day of The Week Clock

he will no longer have to worry about the time! This fun decorative clock is available in 3 different finishes to perfectly match her decor including mahogany, oak, and pine. Measuring 9.5″ in diameter, it has a glass cover and features the days of the week instead of numbers for the time.

It’s simple to figure out and works using batteries.

coloring book

Great DIY Gift Basket Addition: Retirement Coloring Book

Gift baskets are always a blast to receive, and this fun retirement coloring book will make the perfect addition! It has 64 pages with 30 original artist designs to color. Add in a new box of colored pencils, a few of her favorite snacks, and you’ve got a great gift to encourage her to relax and enjoy her retirement.


Sweet Farewell: SOLINFOR Amazonite Beads Farewell Bracelet

This Amazonite Beads bracelet is a lovely retirement gift. Amazonite symbolizes courage, hope, and success. The added ladybug is for adding in good luck. It measures 7″ and is made to stretch and adjust to most wrist sizes.

It arrives gift wrapped with a card. It’s a perfect gift idea for a coworker who has been more of a friend.

paperback book

For the One Ready for Adventure: 50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do

If your friend or loved one is looking forward to traveling once retired, this paperback book is a perfect gift! It features tons of must-see places in every state including parks, museums, swamp tours, dinosaur trails, and so much more! It also includes facts about each state and has a section on provinces in Canada.

Your fellow coworkers can choose to personalize it by adding in notes of places they have visited!

angel figurine

Retirement Figurine: Enesco Foundations Retirement Angel

From Enesco, this stone resin figurine is titled ‘Retirement Angel’. It stands 9″ tall and is accented with tiny crystals. The message reads “Bless your retirement, your accomplishments and the journeys on which you have yet to venture”.

It makes a wonderful gift idea for a close friend or co-worker. It can be displayed anywhere she wants and is sure to bring warm memories of her years spent with her work family.

sterling silver necklace

Let Your Heart Be Your Compass: EFYTAL Sterling Silver Compass Necklace

This beautiful sterling silver compass necklace is the perfect way to show her you wish adventures and fulfillment in her retirement. The 18″ chain has a delicate appearance but is strong. If something should happen to it, the manufacturer will replace it up to 5 years.

It closes with a lobster clasp and arrives gift wrapped with a card. She can wear it every day or on special occasions! It’s a perfect gift for anyone!

wooden cube

Unique Gift Idea: Happy Retirement Plant Pot to The Best Thyme of Your Life Wooden Cube Sentiment Gift

If she’s talked about devoting more time to gardening and plants, this fun tongue in cheek gift is perfect! The 3.5″ wooden box makes the perfect planter for the included Thyme seeds. It also includes instructions.

She’ll enjoy watching it grow and eventually using it in her own dishes.

plush polyester blanket

Relax in Comfort: Pavilion Gift Company Soft Happy Retirement Warm Royal Plush Throw Blanket

If you foresee many of her retirement days filled wrapped up in a good book, this 50″ x 60″ blanket is a perfect idea. Made from quality plush polyester with silk accents, within an embroidered heart it reads “Happy Retirement; It’s Time to Embrace All the Best Things in Life.

Relax, Rejuvenate, and Enjoy”. It arrives in a windowed box wrapped in ribbon. Everyone loves a new comfy blanket, and this one will be extra special!


Adorable Gift Book: Retirement Is a Full-time Job: And You’re the Boss!

This adorable hardcover book is filled with cute animals and fun quotes. It’s a great gift for her to place on her coffee table and read whenever she needs a smile. Full of rich colorful photographs of the cutest animals ever, anyone would love it!


Send Her Off to Her Next Adventure: MEMGIFT Inspirational Gifts for Women Hidden Message Cuff Bracelet

This beautiful cuff bracelet is ideal for inspiring her to follow her dreams. Designed from stainless steel, it will never fade or tarnish. It has smooth edges with a thickness of 2 mm. It easily bends to fit most size wrists.

It’s engraved with ‘Adventure Awaits’, and many more inspirational sayings are also available. It arrives in a gift box ready for giving.

cotton t-shirt

Fun Tee: I’m Retired You’re Not Have Fun at Work Tomorrow Ladies T-Shirt

The fun tee is 100% cotton except for the ash and sports grey colors which are a cotton/poly mix. Available in sizes small – 3x, you can choose between 8 colors including white, red, and light blue. She’ll love the fun saying “I’m Retired – You’re Not – Have Fun at Work Tomorrow”.

wood picture frame

Beautiful Memories: Retirement Picture Frame

This 4″ x 6″ natural wood picture frame is engraved with “Finally Retire-The Best Has Yet to Come”. Adding in a group picture of her coworkers will make it even more special! It can be displayed on a shelf with the attached easel or hung on the wall.

It’s a wonderful gift idea that is sure to be treasured for years.

retirement party set

Make Her the Star: Officially Retired Retirement Party Set

This set is perfect for sending her off right! Designed with white and gold satin, the sash reads “I am retired!” and is made to fit most sizes. The glitter gold ‘Retired’ crown is made of alloy metal and accented with tiny crystals and rhinestones.

It can also be used as a cake topper. She’ll have a blast being the ‘queen’ for the day/night.

sculpted figurine angel

Free to Roam: Willow Tree Angel of Freedom

This ‘Angel of Freedom’ sculpted figurine by Willow Tree is hand painted and stands 5″ tall. It is accented with wire wings. The enclosed card reads “Allowing dreams to soar”. She’ll think of you every time this adorable angel catches her eye.

It will blend perfectly with any home decor.

golf clubs set

Time for a New Hobby: Precise M3 Ladies Complete Golf Clubs Set

She’ll be ready to hit the greens with this amazing golf club set! It has everything she needs to begin or improve her game. Everything fits perfectly inside the included dual-strap golf bag including a driver, fairway, hybrid, putter, headcovers, and more.

This classic set comes in shades of blue and white and is available for petite sizes under 5’3″ or regular sizes 5’3″ – 5’9″. She’ll think of the poor souls left at work every time she uses it!

garden tool set

For Gardening Beginners: UKOKE Garden Tool Set

If she’s looking forward to taking up gardening, you can get her off to a great start with this 12-piece aluminum garden tool kit. It comes with a canvas apron with a storage pocket, pruning shears made of quality steel, a trowel, weeder, rake, spade, and more.

She’ll hardly be able to wait to get started!

canopy hammock

Perfect for Backyard Relaxation: Perfect for Backyard Relaxation: Best Choice Products Converting Outdoor Swing Canopy Hammock

She’ll love lounging outdoors in her garden or backyard in this canopy swing. The canopy is adjustable to allow full or partial shade. The material is weather-resistant and comfortably sits 3 people. The back can be adjusted to lay flat making it perfect for reading or afternoon naps.

The swing is made of tempered steel frame and has a powder finish. It measures 73″ x 44″ x 68″ and holds up to 750 lbs. You can choose between tan, brown, or burgundy.

How To Pick A Present For Her

Choosing the perfect retirement gift for a woman should be fun and exciting! When you narrow down the person’s interests, it’s much easier to find something they will love. Below are a few gift ideas for different interests.

Sentimental Gift Ideas

For those special coworkers that come along every great once in a while, sometimes a meaningful, sentimental gift is the best way to go.

The music box, the keychain that reads “No one can fill your shoes”, and the memory jar are all great ideas. The Enesco Retirement Angel and the Amazonite Farewell beaded bracelet are sure to be loved as well.

Novelty Gift Ideas

The retirement books included in this list are all fun ideas. She’s sure to adore the wine tumbler or wine glass and the coffee mug! The t-shirt is fun and so is the retirement coloring book if you’re thinking of making a retirement gift basket!

Group Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for something from several coworkers, there are plenty of things to choose from on this list. The picture frame and plaque are great ideas as well as the tin filled with 365 ways to say goodbye to work life.

New Hobby Gift Ideas

If you know of a hobby she’s interested in taking up, it can make gift giving much easier! A new set of golf clubs is sure to be appreciated. If she’s interested in taking up gardening, the beginner’s gardening set has everything she’ll need to get started!

Extravagant Gift Ideas

For a close coworker or perhaps a spouse wanting to celebrate her retirement, the Michael Kors watch is sure to be a hit! The ‘Marquis’ crystal vase by Waterford Lacey is exquisite and certain to be a treasured gift.

Unique Retirement Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for something she’s certain to not have, there are a few things to choose from in this category as well!

The retirement plush blanket will be a wonderful reminder of the years with her coworkers. The days clock is a fun item to display, and anyone will appreciate the outside canopy swing! If you’re planning a retirement party, the sash & crown set will be a huge hit!

If you’re still stuck and can’t decide which gift she’d like best, I also published another post about retirement gifts here.


Choosing a gift for someone special should be a fun experience! Hopefully, this list helped you find the perfect present to celebrate her huge accomplishment!

If you’ve ever given or received a unique or thoughtful retirement gift, be sure to comment below. Also, don’t forget to share this list with your family and friends so they can find the perfect gift as well.

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