30 Genius Retirement Gifts Everyone Will Love
Stumped on what to get the almost-retired person in your life? Don’t worry—we found the most genius retirement gifts everyone is sure to love.
For active types: a nostalgia-worthy modern camera
If they’re into the best tech gifts, traveling, and capturing priceless moments, this Kodak Printomatic Digital Instant Print Camera is a great retirement gift. It evokes vintage vibes while channeling very modern technology to digitally capture and instantly print real-time photos.
For active types: a weekender bag they’ll actually use
Retirement gifts are best when they’re actually useful, which is exactly what this Lulu Dharma Linen Weekender is. It’ll take the retiree on your list from weekends away to overnights with the grandkids, and everything in between. If you’re buying for the hardcore traveler, check out this list of the best weekender bags travel pros swear by.
For active types: a sense of security
If retirement is all about having the time and opportunity to branch out and explore the world, the person on your list will love a Yale Assure Touchscreen Deadbolt Lock with Amazon Cloud Cam. It’s the high-tech way for them to get in and out of their home with ease (what’s more freeing than key-free entry?), receive packages directly from Amazon, and even let family members, domestic help, or even airbnb tenants in while you’re away.
For active types: this easy-to-use tablet
The Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet is a not only a cinch to figure out but also large enough for screening movies and television on long-haul flights to just about anywhere. It’s also great for reading on the go. There are smaller, less expensive models as well, but this deluxe version makes a most impressive retirement gift. If they’re living on a fixed income, they’ll appreciate knowing how to read books online for free.
For active types: gone fishin’
If he or she has been dreaming of long, stress-free fishing trips since well before they even saw retirement coming, you can count on a Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Ice Fishing Reel & Rod Combo being a smash hit. The brand also makes great river rods, but there’s something especially serene about toting an ice fishing rod; it practically screams: “I’m retired and loving it.”
For active types: cool pet tech
It’s no secret that having pets is great for health, but if retirement is keeping the person on your list busy, they’ll love receiving a Petzi Treat Cam. This wifi-enabled pet camera and treat dispenser allows you to see your pet from just about anywhere you may be and even dispense treats while you’re out. It’ll encourage any good boy to stay wonderful, cuddly, and out of trouble (the shoe closet). Here are more best gifts for animal lovers.
For active types: a fitness tracker that’s endlessly stylish
Fitness trackers are only useful if you actually wear them, and the Fitbit Versa Smartwatch is one they’ll never want to take off thanks to a sleek, modern design and fun-to-use display. They’ll be able to switch the bands to match their style, track their fitness, connect with favorite apps, and a whole lot more. It’s great for adults of every age, which is why it also made our list of 30 things everyone should own by age 30.
For active types: a reusable water bottle they’ll treasure
Don’t let them go on those coveted long walks without their very own Welly Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Bamboo Water Bottle. It features a wide mouth (great for slipping ice and fruit slices into), a double wall for excellent 12-hour insulation, and is BPA-free.
For homebodies: a do-it-all countertop oven
For the retiree who is also an empty-nester, the Tovala Gen 2 Smart Steam Oven with Multi-Mode Programmable Cooking makes cooking for one or two a breeze. It steams, bakes, broils, toasts, and reheats, plus it has a small footprint so it doesn’t take up too much countertop real estate. If you want to be a real sport, add on a Tavola meal membership plan and your retiree has only to scan a barcode to cook a meal.
For homebodies: a smart light to read by
As we age, we need more light to see clearly, and that’s where the Lumicharge comes in. The modern, streamlined LED desk lamp illuminates nighttime reading with clear, functional light, and swivels and turns easily to adjust to your position. As a major bonus, it’s also got a universal phone battery charger and two extra USB ports to charge all your friend’s various devices, including phones, tablets, laptops and digital cameras—without having to bend down to reach an outlet by the floor under the desk!