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Retirement Gift Guide

Retirement Gift Guide

Celebrate the successful career of a co-worker, friend or family member with the right retirement gift. No matter if it’s a gift that matches their hobbies or interests, or is a traditional token of appreciation for many years of service, choosing the right gift for a retiree showcases your respect and admiration for their dedication and commitment.

Kohl’s is sure to be your destination for all kinds of gifts for all kinds of occasions. Shop our wide variety of gift options and you’re sure to make that special someone’s day.

Retirement Gift Etiquette

If you’ve been invited to a retirement party, it’s customary to bring a gift. In many cases, co-workers will consider chipping in for a group gift. Other times may call for you to offer something as an individual, based on the relationship with the retiree.

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to the cost of a retirement gift. A gift of $10-25 is proper for a co-worker you’re an acquaintance with. However, you may consider a gift of $50-100 (or more) for a close friend who’s calling it a career.

Retirement Gift Ideas for All Kinds of Retirees

Gifts for Retirees Ready to Tee it Up

One popular way for retirees to spend their free time is to play golf. A Protocol Automatic Golf Ball Return is a great way for someone to work on perfecting their short game at home. The convenient size of the ball return allows it to be set up in an office, a rec room, a garage or basement with ease. It’s battery operated, so it’s completely cordless and portable.

Other golf gifts for retirees include an 18-pack of PGA Tour Foam Practice Golf Balls or a Protocol Golf Rangefinder.

Retirement Gifts for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Spending time in nature is another way many people enjoy retirement, whether it be camping, hiking, fishing or any other exterior activity.

A great gift option for a retiree who will spend most of their time outdoors includes a Smart Gear 3-pc. Pop-Up LED Lantern Set. These compact, portable lights are great for setting up around a campsite as the sun sets. The set includes one large and two small collapsible LED lanterns, providing effective use anywhere.

Consider these other retirement gift options for outdoor enthusiasts: a Smart Gear Solar Power Bank, a Smart Gear Fishing Gear Set or a Samsonico Campfire Roasting Forks Set.

Retirement Gifts that Raise a Glass to the Golden Years

Celebrating a long career is a great reason to prepare a toast, and beverage and drink retirement gifts are ideal to honor the retiree of the hour! 

For the retiree who’s looking at learning mixology skills in their newly found free time, a 6-Piece Home Bar Set is a great gift option. It comes with everything they need to create cocktails at home, including a strainer, a pair of tongs, and a stand that holds all the included tools.

For wine lovers, a Food Network Electric Wine Opener makes a great gift. The opener features easy-to-use, one-button operation. It also comes with a convenient recharging stand and a foil cutter.

And for retirees who don’t partake in adult beverages, you can always give a practical and thoughtful coffee mug as a retirement gift.

Retirement Gifts for Amateur Chefs

If the guest of honor is a fan of making meals at home, they’re sure to keep up that hobby in retirement. There are plenty of useful kitchen tools, gadgets and more that make great gifts, all which will help with food preparation and serving.

A BLACK+DECKER 2-Speed Immersion Blender with Beaker is a handy tool for any at-home cook. The blender helps make drinks, sauces and purees with ease. The two-speed operation allows maximum control. The included measuring/mixing cup with easy-pour spout holds 16 ounces.

Another useful item to have in the kitchen is a Ninja Air Fryer. It ensures even circulation of hot air around food for quick, crispy finishes. A wide temperature range allows for gentle moisture removal or quick cooking, depending on what the recipe needs. Therefore, this air fryer is a great gift for anyone who likes to make delicious meals in no time.

Traditional Retirement Gift Ideas

Sometimes, the classic gift options are the best. One of the most iconic retirement gifts you can give is a gold-tone watch. For men, a Citizen Eco-Drive Men’s Corso Diamond Accent Watch is a great option. The Eco-Drive feature uses light to power the watch, meaning no battery replacement is necessary.

A great women’s gold-tone watch to give as a retirement gift is a Seiko Essential Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch. The stunning look of this watch makes it stand out, and is a great way to celebrate someone’s long career.

Other traditional retirement gifts to consider include photo frames or albums with pictures of memories from the retiree’s time at the company. For even more of a personal touch, add an engraved message of thanks to the frame or album.

The right gift can perfectly honor someone at the end of their career. The selection of retirement gifts available at Kohl’s has something for everyone. Be sure to shop Kohl’s for all your gifting needs, no matter the occasion or time of year.