When it comes to retirement, women are more comfortable than men. After all, most of us grew up during the 1950's and we've all spent a great deal of time, whether as single adults or married ones, earning our money and saving our resources. So it's no surprise that we're more comfortable with the idea of saving for retirement. And when giving gifts for retirement, women tend to go for items that remind them of how much they're cared for, or how lucky they were to have been able to enjoy their childhood, growing up in a time of generous prosperity, with jobs, entertainment options, and so on. Women love gifts!
Some women really need a hearty retirement gift to perk them up. Others may need something romantic, like flowers, books, chocolates, a spa treatment, manicure and pedicure, personal trainer, or a massage. Women's retirement gifts for women in this stage of their lives tend to be very focused on love and affection. They want someone to remember them by, and they probably don't want to be caught unawares by surprise gifts from a man. Retirement is a changing concept.
Other women may wish to utilize their retirement years to explore a lifelong interest, explore new interests, find a creative outlet, or start a non-profit organization devoted to a favorite cause. In these cases, it's best to select a gift basket. Gift baskets can be themed, gourmet, luxury, sports, spa-based, or everything in between. An incredible gift basket for a retiring mom can include a wide range of products such as an aromatherapy gift basket with specialty candles, a spa healing bath gift basket featuring relaxation music, eye mask, lavender aromatherapy eye drops, and a host of other great items to help her feel pampered. A great gift for the wife of an entrepreneur could be a gourmet gift basket with coffees, teas, jellies, and pastries to inspire her entrepreneurial spirit.
There are also unique gifts designed especially for retired teachers, coaches, accountants, and even for home health aides, nurses, and home health aides. Retirement gifts for these professionals can include personalized desk clocks, personalized leather journals, engraved plaques, engraved photo frames, or a variety of wood office furniture. Life fitness gifts are always welcome for these special folks. They need to keep their bodies healthy and active to remain productive and independent. Life fitness gifts for retirees can include treadmills, exercise balls, and resistance bands.
For a coworker, consider giving a retirement gift that celebrates the person's career. This might mean a gift certificate to a gym, restaurant, or sports club. The perfect gift for a work-from-home mom might include a package of herbal laundry detergent, a travel-sized loom, and a knitting set. Another great gift for a dedicated business partner is a small black kitchen cart that they can use at home to cut vegetables, peel oranges, and prepare meals. A great idea for a coworker or business partner who loves cooking is to make a gift basket filled with items they will use in their cooking or baking.
For a great gift idea for a woman who loves to travel, consider purchasing personalized retirement gifts. These include travel planners, personalized travel bags, personalized travel accessories, personalized compact mirror, personalized travel toiletry set, personalized stainless steel potpourri stand, and more. This gift can be used throughout her retirement years by saving it in a secure place such as a safety deposit box. Another idea for a woman who loves traveling is to select a luxurious travel cot, personalized mattress, blanket, comforter, pillow, and more for their travel needs.
Retirement gifts for women also need to include something for men in their lives, such as retirement gifts for men. If your man is into craft beer collecting, you might want to purchase him a handcrafted beer caddy to display with his poker set. Other great ideas for a craft beer enthusiast are personalized stainless steel brewing tools, a beer tank, and a recipe book. Another unique gift idea for a beer drinker is to make them a personalized beer caddy complete with corrugated cardboard, a bottle opener, and beer mugs with his name printed on them.