Retirement is just the beginning of an exciting new journey. She’s probably over the moon with excitement, immensely proud of the work that she’s done, and perhaps just a little bit anxious about what lies ahead. Celebrate her amazing accomplishment and help her usher in this new season of life with the perfect retirement gift.

Your Favorite Bibliophile

Retirement gift ideas for Her

She absolutely loves to read, but chances are she hasn’t been able to dedicate as much time to her beloved books as she’d like to over the years. Help the well-read retiree in your life turn the page to start this fun new chapter with a unique retirement gift like this personalized bookmark from the Etsy shop Charm Philosophy.

your favorite bibliophile

And speaking of books: she’ll absolutely love a personalized retirement memory book. Simply gather heartfelt and encouraging letters from her family, friends, and coworkers. Allow From a Birdie to transform the letters into a beautifully bound book, created just for her and sure to be cherished forever.

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DIY Memory Jar

Retirement gift ideas for Her

It goes without saying that we are quite fond of nostalgia. We believe that the best retirement gifts are the ones that not only look with excitement to the future, but harken back to the steps taken to get to this moment. Combine an opportunity for her to reminisce with something handmade, and you’ve got yourself a thoughtful and unique retirement gift to give the deserving retiree on her last day as a part of the team.

diy memory jar

We suggest making a personalized Memory Jar and stuffing it to the brim with fond memories and anecdotes about the honoree and her time at your place of business. Remember when she landed a big contract with that notoriously non-committal client? Or that time she organized an impromptu office party that went down in history as one of the best office events ever? Drop her a note that she can return to whenever she feels like taking a quick stroll back down memory lane and let her know how much she’ll be missed.

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Time to Take Off the Watch

Retirement gift ideas for Her

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! But now that she’s retiring, she doesn’t need to worry about how many hours are left until quitting time anymore. Lucky her!

time to take Off the watch

To further illustrate just how free she is about to become, give her a great retirement gift that is truly, dare we say, timeless. This “Whatever Clock” from Uncommon Goods certainly fits the bill. And how fun would it be to package the From A Birdie retirement memory book you’ve created for her together with her cheeky new clock? Make sure to add a cute note about all of the great “times” you’ve shared.

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DIY Work-Life Memorabilia Display

Retirement gift ideas for Her

As thrilled as she is to move into this next phase of her life, chances are she will miss a lot about her job. After all, she’s dedicated her life to it. The excitement, the emotional reward of a well completed project, the people she felt so honored to work alongside. She’ll miss it all.

diy work-life memorabilia display

Spend some time collecting little mementos of their time on the job. Can you get your hands on a copy of their first ID card? What about a copy of their first business card with the company? Group a few of these items together and display them in a gorgeous shadow box for the retiree. She’s certainly come a long way, and this retirement gift idea will be a pleasant reminder of her incredible accomplishment.

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Fly Her to the Moon — Or Just to You!

Retirement gift ideas for Her

There are good retirement gifts, and then there are great retirement gifts. Take your newly retired loved one to new heights and book them a ticket to… you! Your mom has worked hard to get to this new season of retirement, and if she had it her way, her new job would be to dote on her favorite grandchildren full-time. Celebrate her with the next best thing and fly her out to spend some quality time with her favorite people, absent of all of those pesky work-worries, even if just for a week or two.

fly her to the moon or just to you
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Go Explore

Retirement gift ideas for Her

It’s a great big world out there! And sure, she’s gotten to see some of it. But now that she’s retired, help her to get out and explore the great wide open. Gift her an America the Beautiful Pass, and get ready to “like” all of those Facebook photos of her posing in front of the Grand Canyon and gigantic Red Wood Trees with a huge smile on her face.

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Learn Something New Every Day

Retirement gift ideas for Her

With the crazy hours she’s been pulling for years and years, it’s not hard to see why she hasn’t gotten around to picking up a new hobby lately. When would she ever find the time?

learn something new every day

Think — what’s the one thing she’s talked about wanting to learn how to do, but time has always been a hindrance? Does she watch “Dancing with the Stars” and say, “I’d really LOVE to do that”? Gift her with a few lessons at her local dance studio! Would she consider herself closer to being a Duncan Hines than a Julia Childs? Schedule a series of cooking classes for her to take with a friend.

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Cheers

Retirement gift ideas for Her

She’s been working for 30+ years. Let’s face it: she needs a drink. Encourage her to take a load off, invite some friends over, and imbibe every once in a while. Help her discover her new favorite wines to enjoy with a Wine of the Month Club subscription. She’ll be sure to love it, and we bet her girlfriends will to!

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The Present of Presence

Retirement gift ideas for Her

Gather your closest friends and family together to host a special evening, honoring the devoted retiree. Along with a personalized retirement gift from From a Birdie, gift her with an evening of shared love and laughter with the ones that she cherishes most in the world. Make her favorite food, play her favorite music, and take the time to congratulate her on her incredible accomplishment, all while wishing her the very best during this next stage of life.

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Retirement is a thrilling experience and one that is, in most cases, much anticipated. We hope that these gift suggestions will help you to honor the amazing retiree in your life, and assist you in congratulating them on a job well done.