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Funny Retirement Gifts

Madhura Pandit Oct 14, 2018
If a close friend or family member is retiring, why not get away from the clichéd gift ideas and opt for something funny? Right from gag gifts to personalized ones, here are many ideas for you.
Retirement is an important phase of life where the concerned person experiences mixed emotions. He is uncertain as to how will it feel to not to come to work the next day and day after and forever.
There may be a bit of happiness on the newly gained freedom with lots and lots of time to pursue your hobby or have an ongoing vacation. At the same time, one may feel melancholic with a sudden transit in one's life.
In case you are invited to the retirement party of a senior colleague or a teacher, you must be looking for an appropriate present. Why not get funny gifts to make people laugh to lighten up the mood and also cheer the one retiring?

Retirement Gift Ideas

Although giving a gag gift to the boss may not seem a very good idea, you can still look out for something hilarious to cheer him up.

Gag Gifts

Gag gifts are considered as the best and funniest gifts for any occasion. You can come up with funny T-shirts, caps, clocks, cups, neckties, etc., with funny quotes and sayings like 'Retiree: Looking for work', 'Cheers to retired life', etc.
Another idea is to look for gag golf gifts, beer mugs with funny words, pill boxes with candies (check out for sugar-free versions) with written prescriptions.


If you wish to go for a customized or personalized gift, you can go for frames or cards that have hilarious quotes printed on them.
Try glass or crystallized frames and have quotes like 'I'm retired - goodbye tension, hello pension' or 'Retirement: World's longest coffee break.' or 'Retired! And I am enjoying it! engraved on them. You can also come up with your own quotes to cheer up the person. Photo frames with a group photo with funny lines, etc., can also be considered.

Gift Baskets

Now if you do not find anything worthwhile, you can opt for gift baskets as they are useful, serve the purpose, and are also funny. However, before choosing one, you really got to know the person's tastes and habits.
A basket with cooking articles like gourmet sauces, salad dressings, and spices with a note 'Retired: lots of time for cooking' posted along with it is a great idea.
Gift baskets based on themes like sports, hobbies, movies (with a funny note) can also be considered. You can also make your own funny gift basket by adding small gag gifts and attaching funny notes with each article.
Lastly, remember that the actual price of the gift really counts to nothing, it is just the gesture that is priceless and remembered for a lifetime. So think about it. Good luck!