Retirement is not only an occasion to acknowledge many years of hard work, dedication and loyalty. It’s a celebration of someone’s opportunity to do things they’ve always wanted to do, learn new skills and to enjoy some well-deserved rest.
We’ve got some great suggestions for retirement gifts for men; gifts that are symbolic of good wishes for a new phase of life.
Find amazing presents for retiring family, friends, colleagues, and bosses with us.
L’Atelier du Vin Cabinet d’Oeno Curiosities Wine Gift Set
If he’s a wine lover, he’ll be bowled over by a present of the L’Atelier du Vin Cabinet d’Oeno Curiosities set. The French hand-made walnut box contains various tools that oenophiles can put to good use. There are foil cutters, corkscrews, sealers, stoppers and all sorts of other goodies. The box also has space where he can keep the corks from special bottles. It’s a gift that’s sure to impress.
Dinner With Friends Or Colleagues
Treat him to dinner with family, friends, or colleagues when he retires. Go for something truly special, such as private dining for 10 at Michel Roux’s fabulous restaurant, Roux at Parliament Square. He’ll love the chance to enjoy head chef Steve Groves delectable dishes in the company of loved ones or esteemed co-workers. It’s a wonderful setting to shower him with other retirement gifts.
A Luxury Fountain Pen
Retirement is the beginning of a new chapter, so why not give him a gift that symbolises this?
A luxury fountain pen would make a fantastic retirement gift. We adore Montblanc’s Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Doué Classique fountain pen in burgundy. The champagne-coloured 18k gold-coated nib is crafted by hand, and it features the drawing of the rose from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Little Prince. It’s a beautiful example of the renowned brand’s craftsmanship that will make his jaw drop.
Decadent Afternoon Tea
Let your retirement gift give him a chance to indulge in a decadent Peter Pan-themed afternoon tea at Aqua Shard. He and a guest can enjoy contemporary versions of classic teatime treats while enjoying a view of the London skyline that is second to none. It’s a thoughtful present for the man who’s a bit of a foodie as well as a fan of that grand British tradition.
A Fine Whisky
If you’re looking for retirement gifts for men who appreciate whisky, choose something that he will savour on special occasions and remember your thoughtfulness whenever he does it. He cannot but be impressed with a bottle 30-year-old Highland Park. It’s the second-oldest whisky in the range produced by the award-winning distillery in Kirkwall, Orkney. He’ll be seduced by its spicy, chocolate orange, fudge notes.
A Fly-Fishing Lesson
Retirement’s a time when many people take up new hobbies. If he has mentioned an interest in fly-fishing, surprise him with a tutored lesson with Halstead and Bolton Fly Fishing School. He’ll no doubt relish the chance to spend a day learning about freshwater fly-fishing with fisherman Bob Sherwood in the beautiful Weald of Kent. The experience will give him a solid foundation on which to build.
A Top-Quality Timepiece
Good quality clocks and watches are wonderful retirement gifts for men, as they demonstrate gratitude for the time they devoted to their work. Why not spoil him with a top-quality timepiece? We think Tiffany & Co.’s Swiss-made Atlas watch in stainless steel and with a black azure dial is one to consider.
5-Star Spa Experience
Could he do with an opportunity for some renewing R&R? Give him a renewing spa day as a retirement gift. He’ll thoroughly enjoy the chance to de-stress at the Langham Hotel’s Chuan Body + Soul. Therapists will pamper him with a selection of ginger-based treatments and massages. The spa is based on the five elements of traditional Chinese medicine, so he sure to leave feeling recharged in mind and body.
London Chess Set
Does he play chess? Give him a retirement gift that he’ll be only too happy to have as a centrepiece in his home. Skyline’s premium metal London edition set features various city landmarks as the pieces. He’ll see Big Ben, Canary Wharf, the London Eye, the Shard, and St Mary Axe among them on the hand-printed Italian Carrara marble or wooden board. If he has never played the game, a chess set this gorgeous will give him a reason to learn.
PGA Pro Golf Lesson And Play
Has he been bragging about taking up golf when he retires? Let your gift for his retirement be a chance to learn the ropes from a PGA pro at the world-famous St Andrews Indoor Golf Centre and the Balgove Course. He’ll pinch himself to make sure he’s not dreaming about such a fantastic opportunity to enjoy such exclusive private tutoring!
Personalised Golf Scorecard Holder
If he’s already an experienced golfer, give him a gift that adds a touch of luxury to his game. He’ll be happy to receive a personalised Italian leather golf scorecard holder. The luxuriously soft leather is hand-stitched, and the edges have been bevelled, burnished, and sealed with beeswax. Your gift to him on his retirement will make him the envy of his golf partners.
Mindful Painting Class
A painting class is a fantastic retirement gift for men, especially if they are more creative than they are sporty. When done mindfully, painting becomes a relaxing meditation and a means of therapeutic self-expression. At MasterPeace’s mindful painting class, he’ll learn artistic skills and techniques that will enable him to approach the other areas of his life with mindfulness.
A Welsh Gourmet Getaway
Is he a foodie? Astonish him with a retirement gift of gourmet getaway for him and a partner in Wales. He can head to Tyddeyn Llan, a husband and wife-run restaurant and rooms in a gorgeous Georgian house in a rural setting. The getaway is all about the fantastic dishes prepared using seasonal ingredients by respected chef Bryan Webb. The recipient is sure to love every minute of the experience.
Choose any of these retirement gifts for men or let them inspire you to find something that will suit him to a T. Either way, it will help make his retirement party an occasion to remember.
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- L’Atelier du Vin Cabinet d’Oeno Curiosities Wine Gift Set
- Dinner With Friends Or Colleagues
- A Luxury Fountain Pen
- Decadent Afternoon Tea
- A Fine Whisky
- A Fly-Fishing Lesson
- A Top-Quality Timepiece
- 5-Star Spa Experience
- London Chess Set
- PGA Pro Golf Lesson And Play
- Personalised Golf Scorecard Holder
- Mindful Painting Class
- A Welsh Gourmet Getaway