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10 Retirement Gift Ideas for Men

When a man retires at a ripe old age, he gets to look back on decades of hard work and look forward to more decades of relaxation. By getting a new retiree a special gift, you can celebrate his successful career and wish him luck on future endeavors. These retirement gift ideas for men have been chosen based on user reviews and are the best for this special occasion. Therefore, choosing one of them will let you help your family member, friend or coworker enjoy retirement in style as he pursues his favorite hobbies.

Fitbit Charge 2

Whether the retiree you know has always been a fitness enthusiast or is dedicating more time to exercise now that work responsibilities are over, a Fitbit will help him keep on track with his goals. This fitness wristband monitors heart rate and it connects with a smartphone to track and display the data in real time; thus helping the retiree improve the efficiency of workouts and get a better night’s sleep. It also tracks steps, sends text and phone call alerts, and even offers guided breathing sessions.

Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband

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Garmin GPS Navigator System

Many retirees use their newfound free time to explore the world, so you should get retirement gift ideas for men that will make travel easier. Whether the retiree you know is flying across the globe or biking across town, a portable GPS navigator will help him stay on route. The recipient is sure to love this Garmin device that offers spoken directions and comes with a lifetime of maps to ensure that it always stays updated. It’s also preloaded with guides to restaurants, airports and shopping destinations.

Garmin Nuvi 57LM GPS Navigator System

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Sony DSCW800/B Digital Camera

Many smartphones can take candid photos, but it’s still good to capture nice shots with a digital camera. This 20-megapixel camera from renown brand Sony comes with a large LCD screen for easy viewing and sorting through photos. The retiree you’re celebrating can document all the best moments of his retirement, be it touring a far-off country or taking memorable snapshots with the grandkids since this digital camera can take great photos and video.

Sony DSCW800/B 20.1 MP Digital Camera

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Wegiel Chess Board Game

Our next addition to the retirement gift ideas for men list is this hand-carved wooden chess set that makes an impressive display piece in any home. Also, it doubles as a fun game for playing with family members or friends. Any retiree would love this intricately carved chess set, which is handcrafted in Poland from fine woods. The playing board doubles as a felt-lined storage case for the chess pieces, and it can be easily transported as well. When on display, the board measures 21 inches by 21 inches, and the pieces range from 2 to 4 inches tall.

Ambassador European Chess Board Game

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Beurer Foot Massager

Every new retiree deserves to relax and take a load off. This electric foot massager delivers a rejuvenating massage from the comfort of one’s home. This device offers a deep-tissue foot massage with its 18 rotating heads and two possible speeds. An optional heat function delivers a Shiatsu-like massage to relieve tension and improve circulation. So, with a simple touch-button operation and comfortable mesh fabric, this unit is one of the best retirement gift ideas for men who deserve a hard-earned break.

Beurer Foot Massager

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NIKE Men’s Polo Golf Shirt

Many retirees love a good game of golf. One of these golf polos from Nike would make a great gift to show your appreciation for the retiree in your life. Available in dozens of colors, each shirt comes with Dri-Fit technology, which wicks away sweat and moisture to keep golfers dry and comfortable. The 100% polyester is easy to keep clean and wrinkle free, also it is double knit for softness and loose enough for a relaxing day teeing off at the retiree’s favorite golf course. For more golf products or other gift ideas inspiration check out our retirement gift ideas list.

NIKE Men's Polo Golf Shirt

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Scratch the World® Map Print

As a retiree now has the time to travel anywhere he wants, world maps are popular retirement gifts for men. A Scratch the World map makes it easier than ever for a retiree to keep track of all the places across the globe he has been to. This attractive map displays all the countries of the world and states in the United States and it can be displayed at home, the map measuring 33 by 23 inches. When he will scratch off the surface foil with a coin, underneath he will find a colorful map of the country or state.

World Map

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ShoppeWatch Pocket Watch

A pocket watch is a traditional, classy example of retirement gifts for men from their bosses and coworkers, for example. For showing special recognition to an employee for many years of service, this wind-up pocket watch is an attractive memento with a silver casing and gold components inside that does the job. While the back of the watch is blank, making it perfect for engraving with a special message to commemorate a well-deserved retirement. The chain that comes with the watch measures 14 inches.

ShoppeWatch Skeleton Pocket Watch

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Mr. Bar-B-Q Barbecue Set

A grilling set makes one of the best retirement gift ideas for men who love to serve up meat during special occasions. This 18-piece set comes with everything needed to cook up a storm and keep the grill in good repair. The gift recipient can flip burgers with the spatula, baste fish with the brush, serve kabobs on the skewers; or perfectly roast corn with the corn holders. Moreover, a scraper and bottle opener complete the set, which comes in a sturdy and convenient carrying case. The tools are of durable stainless steel with attractive wooden handles.

Mr. Bar-B-Q 94001X 18-Pieces Stainless-Steel

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101 Fun Things to do in Retirement” Book

If your newly retired friend or family member is having trouble filling his newfound free time, give him this book to read. “101 Fun Things to do in Retirement: An Irreverent, Outrageous & Funny Guide to Life After Work” offers plenty of ideas for retirees to get out of their comfort zone. Also, to try some of the world’s wackiest hobbies and create plenty of fun memories for the golden years.

101 Fun Things to do in Retirement


Any of these thoughtful gifts would help make retirement enjoyable whether a new retiree is traveling the world or spending more time with the grandkids. What do you think your friend, family member or coworker would enjoy most during retirement? We would love to hear your feedback about these retirement gift ideas for men and any others you recommend!

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