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Our Top Retirement Gift Ideas

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Posted By: Jamie Kutchman

Retiring is a huge accomplishment, and it deserves to be celebrated in a big way! What better way to celebrate and honor their achievement than with the perfect retirement gift? We’re sharing our top retirement gift ideas for every type of retiree whether they’re ready to travel the world, indulge in some self-care, or dive into a new hobby in all of their new-found free time! And don't forget, our thoughtfully curated retirement gift boxes that are ready to ship and easy to shop.

Whether you are attending a retirement party or joining your team for a retirement lunch, bringing a gift along for the new retiree is a kind gesture. With our curated gift boxes, we’ve made the gift shopping easy for you. A special gift set from our ready-to-ship gift collection is the ideal way to show your friend, family member, or colleague that you are happy for them and excited for the next chapter in their life.

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No matter what their hobbies are or what activities you know they’ll enjoy with their extra time during retirement, we have a gift that will suit them! From
golf gifts to cooking and kitchen themed gifts to gifts for book lovers and plenty more in between, we have gift boxes themed to just about any pastime the recipient loves. Did we mention that all of our gifts come with a handwritten gift note with a message of your choice, making it the perfect way to say what you want to say to celebrate this big milestone. 

Retirement gifts for him, for her, for mom, for dad, even for coworkers and your boss…we have retirement-themed gift boxes that fit everyone. So, keep reading as we unbox our top gifts perfect for retirement, and prepare to discover an array of gift sets your retiree will love just as much as clocking out FOREVER!

Retirement Gift Idea: 'Cheers to You'

Cheers to your retiree's new chapter with our signature 'Cheers to You' gift box! Inside this sleek and sophisticated wooden keepsake gift box, your recipient will discover an array of luxe cocktail-inspired goodies to enjoy after they are ‘off the clock.’ This is the perfect retirement gift for the cocktail lover.

This congratulatory gift box is filled with fun items including a cocktail-scented congratulations-themed candle complete with a pack of fancy black matches in an aesthetically pleasing bottle. The cocktail goodies packed inside include a luxe Teaspressa brand cocktail kit, and a set of two S’Well brand teakwood tumblers. To finish it off, we included moscow mule-flavored gummy bears for a sweet treat.

Retirement Gift Idea: 'Pop the Bubbly'

There is no better feeling than raising a glass to retirement and a job well done, and our signature 'Pop the Bubbly' gift box was designed with celebration in mind! With festive goodies that will let the new retiree cheer for their time away from the job, you can’t go wrong with this champagne accessories gift set.

Packed inside this luxurious gift box is a set of chic Corkcicle brand glass champagne flutes and a Teaspressa brand champagne cocktail kit with flavored cocktail cubes. To set the perfect ambiance for a congratulatory glass of bubbly, we included a high-end soy candle in oakmoss and leather scent complete with a set of fancy matches - your retiree will love to toast to all that lies ahead in retirement! For a sweet treat, we added the Sugarfina brand champagne bubbles flavored gummy candies to enjoy alongside a champagne toast.


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Retirement Gift Idea: 'Digital Detox'

Being off the clock means your retiree has more time for the things that fulfill them the most whether that's taking up a new hobby, indulging in self-care, or connecting with loved ones IRL. Filled with intentionally selected contents our signature ‘Digital Detox’ gift box encourages a break from all of the digital screens in our lives.

To encourage the break from the digital space, we filled this relaxing retirement-themed gift set with a 5-Minute journal for self-reflection and a lavender and eucalyptus-scented bath soak. To help set the mood for this digital detox, we’ve added a luxury candle in a gender-neutral oud wood scent. They’ll enjoy some ‘me time’ with small-batch Honella tea and an essential oil roll-on. For a sense of calm, we also added a silicone water bottle and a terracotta bonsai grow kit.

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Retirement Gift Idea: 'Congrats'

The name says it all! Send them off into retirement bliss with our versatile ‘Congrats’ curated gift box. Inside, your retiree will find a mix of exquisite gourmet bites and beautiful home goods that they’ll enjoy almost as much as not going to work on Monday!

This simple yet impactful gift box includes a luxury ceramic candle in a gardenia scent, gourmet organic cardamon crisp cookies, and Sugarfina brand champagne bubbles gummy candies.


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Retirement Gift Idea
: 'Picnic Perfect'

It’s officially time to stop, sit, and relax with a delicious platter of eats and a cool beverage! Our signature ‘Picnic Perfect’ gift set is packed inside an easy-to-transport picnic basket that’s part of the gift itself and perfect for an afternoon out of the office - for good!

Gift the perfect picnic experience complete with the cutest set of melamine plates with a faux bamboo border, a picnic recipe book for delicious eats, a citronella candle to keep the bugs away, and a classic red and white checked picnic blanket. For treats that are ready to be consumed, we included a set of two ginger lemon sodas, raspberry jam, and a set of two gourmet shortbread cookies.


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Retirement Gift Idea: ‘Another Round’

Get ready for a hole-in-one! Our signature ‘Another Round’ gender-neutral golf-themed gift box is the ultimate curated gift for the golfer who is ready to retire. We all know that once they settle into retirement life they’ll be enjoying plenty of rounds out on the golf course. 

This golf-themed gift includes fun items the golf enthusiast will love including a plaid golf towel, a gold ‘passport’ log to keep track of their retirement course tour, a fun golf club bottle opener, a Corkcicle brand golf ball print beverage holder, a set of 3 Titleist ProV1 golf balls, and the perfect book for retirement titled ‘50 Places to Golf Before You Die.’


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Who’s ready to celebrate retirement with the perfect gift box? We hope you enjoyed this selection of our top retirement gift picks! It’s easy to find a
retirement gift that matches the retiree’s hobby or favorite pastime that you know they’ll be enjoying now that work hours are over!

Happy retirement gifting!

3 Ways To Do Gifting With Marigold & Grey

When it comes to corporate gifting, gifts for your business, or gifts for your company's employees, clients or events, there are three unique ways to gift with Marigold & Grey.

#1: Custom Gift Design Service

If you're interested in elevated branded gifts for your company for employee appreciation, holiday or any corporate event in between, please get in touch with us to ask about our custom corporate gift design services. We'd love to work with you or your team to create something that reflects your company's brand with limitless options for customization to include branding the packaging, gift contents, printed collateral, and more. 

#2: Add-Your-Own-Logo Program (i.e. Semi-Custom Gifts)

In addition to custom gift design, we also offer a thoughtful semi-custom gift design program with low order minimums and your company's logo and brand on each gift you send. Our Add-Your-Own-Logo Program is perfect for businesses that want to send company branded gifts either all at once for an event or particular marketing campaign OR throughout the year, on demand as you need them, for special occasions like employee appreciation, birthdays, client thank you gifts, and more.

#3: Ready-to-Ship Collection in our Online Shop

For curated gift sets and themed gift baskets that are easy to send for any occasion in life or work, don't forget to shop our curated collection of ready-to-ship gift boxes with quick turnarounds and no order minimums. These ship out within 1-3 business days; rush next-day shipping is also available at checkout.

Images: Lisa Ryan Photography
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