You’re probably a little envious of your retiring friend – they finally get to leave the 9-5 and head for a life of lie-ins, lunches, and leisure. It’s time for them to celebrate, and you’ll need the perfect gift to say au revoir. Here we’ve found 5 of the very best gifts for your retiring friends, no matter what they decide to do with all their free time.
Custom star map
Celebrate your co-worker’s great career with a custom star map from Twinkle in Time. It’s super easy to great a high quality, thoughtful gift through the company’s website that any friend or family member will adore. Simply enter your friend’s retirement date and the location of your office to show them exactly how the stars were aligned on the day they finally said goodbye to the world of work. You can even send it straight to the office for them to open on their last week of work- the surprise is sure to put a big smile on their face.
Kool8 water bottle
How is your retiring coworker going to remember to stay hydrated without you being around all day putting glasses of water on their desk? We know how – and it isn’t by moving into their home. Kool8 water bottles are great for those who are always forgetting about their drinks – these bottles are built with double-walled insulation to keep hot drinks hot for 12 hours and cold drinks cold for 24 hours. They’re much better for the environment than using endless plastic bottles and come in a range of really cute colours. Kool8 also donates 20% of its profits to help provide clean water to underprivileged areas around the world- so you’re actually sending a gift to thousands as well as your coworker.
TV remote caddy
With all that extra time on their hands, the new retiree is probably going to spend a whole lot more daytime TV than they’d like to admit- so you might as well buy them a TV caddy to make things even easier. A caddy is great for those who are always losing their remote down the sofa and keeps all tech accessories together to make it just that little bit simpler. There’s no more searching for the remote with this gift – they’ve just got to remember where the caddy is!
Retirement wine glass
Your co-worker really will be able to wine all they want once they retire, so why not celebrate that with a funky wine tumbler? Etched with the words ‘I can wine all I want, I’m retired’ this gift works as a great joke present or a fabulous addition to any larger present.
They’ll not only have an excuse to keep their glass filled at all times during their retirement party but will also forever look back and giggle at the thought of leaving work with this glass. SneakersandSteelTools, the Etsy seller of this glass, promises the product is super long-lasting and well made.
Trendy duffel bag
Put your work collection towards something your co-worker really will get their use out of when they retire. Whether it’s used for endless holidays or weekly trips to the gym for pilates, a duffel bag will always come in handy. The Weekender Bag by Away is effortlessly stylish, featuring a fully lined exterior shoe compartment and a padded laptop sleeve, making it easier for your colleague to slip away for a week or two in the Maldives. This bag is crafted in textured cotton canvas for easy cleaning and comes with a detachable shoulder strap for flexibility in carrying. It’s everything you’d ever want from a weekend bag!