10 Retirement Gift Ideas For Women

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Do you have a special female friend or colleague who’s about to retire? It will be both an exciting and nervous time for her as she embarks on the next stage of her life. A time not only of endings but also of new beginnings and opportunities. And it’s an occasion that you’ll want to mark with a thoughtful gift that conveys your thoughts and well-wishes as she looks forward to a well-deserved relaxing and fulfilling retirement. But finding that perfect retirement gift for her can be tough. Below are some great retirement gift ideas for women. Hopefully one of them will be the perfect gift for her.

Retirement gift ideas for women

1. Funny apron

Add a bright splash of colour to her kitchen with this funny apron which reads, “I don’t want to… I don’t have to… You can’t make me… I’m retired”.

The apron has a large double pocket at the front, perfect for storing her phone, utensils or a recipe book, and is machine washable.

2. The Single Woman’s Guide To Retirement book

A lot more women are reaching retirement as a single person nowadays, either through choosing to remain single all their lives or due to circumstances. And there’s not a lot of information about how to make the most of it out there for the female single retiree.

This book is an inspirational exception and covers everything from how to manage your finances to staying healthy.

3. YOUR Bottle! Vacuum insulated water bottle

Functional gifts are always a great idea and the YOUR Bottle is no exception. It’s a great retirement gift idea for any women who is active and enjoys the outdoors. It keeps drinks piping hot or ice cold and can be used anywhere, whether out hiking, at the gym or on the beach.

It looks fantastically stylish and is available in a wide range of colours. Even if she’s not the active type, she can keep her Prosecco cold in it while in the garden!

4. Retirement Charm Bracelet

Wish her a happy retirement with this delightful charm bracelet. It’s adjustable so that it fits just about all wrist sizes and charms can be easily added and removed.

As well as the example shown there are lots of other themes are available too.

5. Classic Oak Day Clock

Time doesn’t matter so much when you’re retired and that’s reflected in this beautiful day clock. Like the name suggests, a day clock keeps track of the days rather than the hours making this a perfect gift for the retiree who’s looking forward to a lazy, relaxed schedule.

The clock is made from solid oak with a beautiful golden finish and has an accurate quartz movement.

6. VicTsing Essential Oil Diffuser

Aromatherapy and essential oils can help to add peace and relaxation to the retirement lifestyle, improving mood and health.

This gorgeous VicTsing essential oil diffuser has a beautiful wood grain effect and there’s a wide range of time and colour settings.

7. Engraved Wooden Retirement Plaque

Wooden home decor is definitely on trend and really helps to provide a house with that welcoming, rustic feel. In addition, quotes have become a popular wall decoration.

Combine the best of both worlds with this shabby chic style wooden plaque that’s engraved with the message, “Retired, goodbye tension, hello pension!”

8. Plant Theatre Essential Garden Tool Bag

This garden tool gift bag is sure to be welcomed by any gardener. It features a variety of useful garden tools, including a fork, trowel and cultivator and comes in a waterproof canvas tote bag.

A delightful gift for any retiree looking forward to spending more time in their garden.

9. Funny Retirement Plan Mug

This bright and cheerful mug is sure to raise a smile.

It features a strategic retirement plan of 1. rest, 2. relax, 3. repeat with a plan B of “take a nap”. The mug is hand painted in vibrant colours and is dishwasher safe.

10. 101 Fun Things To Do In Retirement Book

Books always make good gift ideas for retirees because they’re sure to have more time to relax and read.

This book is an amusing take on retirement, packed with ideas to keep you busy.


Finding the ideal gift for someone due to retire is not an easy job. Hopefully these 10 great retirement gift ideas for women will make your task easier and one of them will be just the gift you’re looking for.