Best Retirement Gift Ideas

The long working days are over; it's time to sit back and relax! Yes, we are talking about retirement. If you want the best retirement gift ideas, remember that the best gifts are the ones you give from your heart.

Whether you're shopping for teachers, co-workers, friends or family, you can find the best retirement gift with jewelry. We have great ideas when it comes to celebrating such a big milestone.

Retirement Gifts for Women

After a long career and taking care of other people, now the retired woman is free to spend some time on herself! Retirement is a great opportunity to give her the gift of jewelry. From personalized retirement gifts to charm bracelets and even diamonds, there are many options when it comes to jewelry.

Personalized Retirement Gift

Celebrate retirement with a personalized present for her. Maybe she has grandkids and will now spend more time with them. Consider a personalized necklace with the names or birthstones of her grandkids.

Also, consider a mother’s ring or family-related jewelry. These beautiful rings, pendants and bracelets can be personalized with colorful birthstones or engraving.

Celebrate with Diamonds

When it comes to the perfect retirement surprise, you can’t go wrong with diamonds. Maybe everyone in the office could contribute to buy the perfect diamond gift.

From a simple diamond solitaire pendant to diamond crosses, there is a wide range of diamond necklace options. Consider a simple diamond ring or cluster diamond ring instead. From hoops to studs, diamond earrings also make for a lasting, thoughtful gift.

Charm Bracelet

How fun would it be to give her a charm bracelet for her retirement? Now is the perfect time to start a charm bracelet any retired woman in your life. Many charm bracelets come loaded with charms already, or, you can start her off with a simple bracelet and add charms later. From cakes to keys, Zales has a huge selection of bracelet charms.

Pet Jewelry

Retirement means she can spend more time with her pets (a.k.a. “pet kids”). Mom pet jewelry is personal and adorable and would be a creative way to celebrate retirement. From cat families to dog paws, Zales carries a wide selection of pet-themed jewelry.

For the cat lover, consider a cat pendant, cat ring or cat-shaped earrings. There are so many cute pet-themed jewelry options at Zales.


Retirement Gifts for Men

After many years in the office, it's a big deal when someone finally retires. But men don’t have to be hard to buy for. The best retirement presents for men are something they might not buy for themselves. From cuff links to dog tags, consider jewelry as the perfect gift for the man you want to celebrate.


Just because he is retiring, doesn’t mean he doesn’t still need to look sharp. Celebrate retirement with a nice set of cufflinks. This is a gift that is great for personalizing. Many styles at Zales have room for personalizing with initials.


Sports-Themed Styles

Retirement is a great time for him to catch up on all things sport-related. From basketball season to baseball season to football season, you’ll find plenty of great sports team jewelry that allows him to show support for his favorite college or pro team. Choose from cufflinks and money clips to pendants and more, he can show off his team spirit in style.


Dog Tag Pendants

If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate retirement, check out dog tag pendants. Dog tag style necklaces are casual and very versatile. Many dog tag necklaces from Zales are available for engraving.


Men's Watches

Retirement means he might not be living by a punch clock anymore. But you can celebrate the gift of more time after retirement with a stylish men’s watch. With brands like Citizen, Bulova, Wittnauer and more, there is a style to fit his personality and lifestyle.

Maybe he is going to travel more and enjoy hiking and diving. Explore diving and outdoor watches for an extra special watch idea. Many top brand watches also have smart watch options too.


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Shop all Retirement Presents

Sometimes, the best gift is one that the person picks out for themselves. The Zales e-Gift card is the perfect gift anytime. Just select the gift amount and you can deliver the surprise to anyone, anywhere. Of course, you can always stop by a Zales store near you to explore all of the jewelry options.