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Retirement Gifts for Mom

Is Mom going to retire soon? Whether she is bittersweet about leaving a career or super excited for retirement life, there are plenty of fun gifts to help her embrace her next chapter.

From retirement-themed loungewear to unique hobbies, Mom is sure to love one of these gifts! Keep on reading to learn more about these 25 handpicked retirement gifts for Mom!

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Best Retirement Gifts for Mom

One of the best ways to keep busy during retirement is to take on a new hobby. These gifts, all roughly $40 to $150, will help Mom do just that!

1. Crochet Kit

Crocheting is a super fun, stimulating hobby for Mom to enjoy. This beginner’s kit she will need to create incredible projects, from hooks to yarn.

2. Breakfast Basket

Help Mom spruce up the most important meal of the day with this berry breakfast gift basket. With mixes, jams, syrups, and more, Mom will love this amazing basket.

3. Gardening Set

Whether Mom has a super green thumb or is a gardening novice, she will love this garden tool set. With tons of tools in a gorgeous purple pattern, this set will help Mom grow a garden that others will envy.

4. Retirement Cutting Board

This retirement-themed cutting board is a cute, useful item that will look great in Mom’s kitchen. Whether she uses it every day or hangs it on the wall as a decoration, this cutting board will show Mom how much you truly love her.

5. Retirement Bracelet

This gorgeous necklace will add a cute touch to any outfit. Whether she’s playing tennis, going on a walk, or lounging on the couch, Mom will think of you when she wears this thoughtful gift.

6. Wine Rack

This mountable wine rack is the perfect gift for any wine-loving Mom. Not only does it show off her newly-retired status, but it will also be a great addition to any movie night or game night!


7. Board Game Set

This 15-in-1 tabletop game set is a great gift for the game-obsessed. Retirement is a fantastic time to learn some new games and this set is the perfect tool. It includes Chinese Checkers, Parcheesi, Backgammon, and much more!

8. Soap Making Kit

Has Mom ever dreamed about creating her own luxury shea butter soap? This DIY soap kit can easily turn that dream into a reality! With tons of fragrances, dried flowers, dyes, and tools, this easy-to-use gift will put a smile on Mom’s face.

Luxury Retirement Gifts for Mom

New retirees deserved to relax and be spoiled. This list contains fun, luxurious retirement gift ideas for Mom that are over $150.

9. Comfy Chair

This soft and sturdy chair will let Mom relax comfortably while she reads, watches a movie, or takes a well-deserved nap. It comes with an ottoman footrest and a small pocket on the side. 

10. Kitchenaid Stand Mixer

With a stand mixer, trying out new recipes has never been easier. With ten different speeds and tons of different colors, Mom will absolutely adore this helpful kitchen tool. 

11. Spa Gift Basket

Help Mom relax and refresh with this luxury spa basket. Items include sparkling cider, soap, shower steamers, a bath bomb, bath salts, and more!

12. Paint Set

With this all-in-one paint set, Mom will have everything she needs to create some beautiful masterpieces. Tons of different colors, brushes, and even an easel with an organizational drawer are included.

13. Massage Chair

After all of her tireless work, Mom deserves some luxury relaxation. This full-body massage chair will help soothe her muscles with its six massage modes and zero gravity design.

14. Wine Making Kit

Has Mom ever wondered what it takes to perfect your own wine from fruit? With this kit, she can find out! This easy-to-use wine kit comes with over 30 pieces of equipment and ingredients and a detailed recipe book. 

15. Singer Sewing Machine

From shirts to pillowcases, there is no shortage of what Mom can create with a brand-new sewing machine. With LED lighting and a built-in needle threader, this machine is great for anyone, from sewing beginners to sewing experts. 

16. Vera Bradley Travel Bag

There is no better time to travel the world than retirement. This chic, lightweight weekender bag makes traveling easy. It is weather-friendly with tons of compartments and an adjustable strap.

Affordable Retirement Gifts for Mom

Finding a great gift for Mom can be a real challenge. If you’re searching for a retirement gift but don’t want to break the bank, look no further. These gifts are cute, fun, and all under $40!

17. Retirement Activity Book

Mom will never run out of ways to keep busy with this book of empowering activities. Filled with exciting, and practical advice, Mom will be amused by this fun book.

18. Fuzzy Socks

Help Mom embrace her next chapter by getting her these funny and useful fuzzy socks. Great for lounging around, these fleece, non-slip socks make a great gift.

19. Retirement Bookmark

Retirement is a bookworm’s dream. This keepsake bookmark is engraved with a sweet message that is sure to put a smile on Mom’s face.

20. Funny Mug

A funny mug is a great gift that any coffee-lover will appreciate. This eco-friendly, ceramic mug will elevate Mom’s morning to the next level. 

21. Beach Towels

With these extra-large beach towels, Mom will never have to worry about sand in her house again. Not only are they sand-free, but they are also 100% cotton, lightweight, and quick-drying.

22. Planter Set

This rustic, retirement-themed planter would make a beautiful addition to Mom’s home. It comes with a wooden box and three beautiful mason jars.

23. Corduroy Tote Bag

This stylish handbag is great for shopping, traveling, going to the gym, and more. It comes in tons of amazing colors and features an adjustable, crossbody strap.

24. Book-Lover Gift Box

Spoil your book-obsessed Mom with this incredible gift basket. Retirement allows for lots of time to read. Mom will love reading with her new bookmark, page holder, book-themed socks, tumbler, tote bag, and keychain!

25. Candle Making Kit

Candle Making is a unique and fun hobby for any new retiree to enjoy. This kit is safe and easy to use with clear instructions and tons of supplies.

For the Moms starting their new chapter of life!

From crocheting to reading, any one of these thoughtful gifts will help Mom have a fun and peaceful retirement. 

You may also want to gift Mom an experience! Take her to the movies, the park, or on a small getaway! Giving Mom an experience based on her interests is a great way to show her how much you care. 

We hope this list of gifts helped you find a great retirement present for Mom. Best of luck finding the perfect gift!