When someone reaches retirement, and gets to finally live life entirely on their own terms, that’s a milestone worthy of celebration! Everyone has different retirement goals and dreams, but for many, travel is one of the main things to look forward to. They’re finally able to check those far-flung or close-by locations off the list. Read on for our suggestions of the best retirement travel
Finally, It’s That Golden Time
Retirement means complete freedom. It’s that golden time for retirees to go wherever they want and make their own schedule – no work responsibilities on their mind. They can do whatever they want, be whoever they want to be and live life to the fullest.
Whether they’re going to see the US by RV, jet-set to tropical islands or explore Europe, these gifts will be appreciated by all adventurers at heart. The perfect gift can help them in their quest to check off those travel bucket lists and be a source of inspiration.
8 Retirement Gifts For Someone Who Loves To Travel
Cameras preserve one’s memories through their own eyes. For travel photography, mirrorless cameras are the way to go. They’re more durable, lightweight and have smaller lenses than traditional DSLR cameras, making them perfect for carrying around. An example is the Canon EOS M50 Mark II and EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens, which is small, wide angle and has excellent low-light capability.
Some people love old-school items so they can enjoy retirement with minimal distractions. A scratch-off world map lets them continue the fun when returning from each trip as they show off their adventures to friends and family. With this scratch-off map, each location reveals a new color, adding an instant dose of joy and sense of accomplishment.
3. Airlines Gift Card
Whether your retiree likes to find the best deals or is loyal to a specific airline to rack up points, an airline gift card is a great option for the perfect travel retirement gift. You can ask if they’re loyal to an airline, or just give them a card from a reputable airline so they can have a flight partially – or fully – paid for, on you! They’ll appreciate it either way.
4. Toiletry Bag
When it comes to travelling, there are a few items that are essential, like a toiletry bag. The perfect one can be easily packed and organized – no one likes to get to the hotel room late, only to be forced to dig around for their toothbrush! L.L. Bean has extremely durable, easy-to-pack, and hangable toiletry bags that your retiree will come to swear by! They even offer monogramming for personalization.
5. Travel Journal
It’s a proven fact that writing things down by hand helps us remember them the most. And what do people want to remember more than their best life experiences? This can go well with photos, in case they forget some of those off-the-beaten-path places discovered, and aid in personal growth, adding joy and depth to travels. This journal from National Geographic comes with a subscription to the magazine, travel planning and inspiration pages, a map and stickers.
6. Tech Organizer
A tech organizer is another must-have for any traveler. A great one will keep cords and gadgets easy to find and difficult to tangle. Especially if your retiree is a bit nervous when it comes to tech, this small gift can be life-changing. Check out this 10×8 one from Dot&Dot, which holds many items and has a flexible, protective, waterproof cover that sits flat in a bag.
7. Noise-Canceling Headphones
While travel is worth the hassle, you can help your retiree be as comfortable as possible with noise-cancelling headphones, like these wireless ones from Bose. They’re the best on the market and include a built-in microphone and Alexa voice control, so travelers can talk or ask directions to their B&B. They include up to 20 hours of battery life so they’re perfect for long-haul flights or cross-country trips. Travelers will be able to get peace, relaxation and clear sound so they can hear easily sans background noise, which is perfect for anyone with less-than-perfect hearing.
8. Travel Book
Get your retiree a travel book with ideas and planning tips for their next adventures, and they’ll be able to have easier travels and something to read along the way. A book like 65 Things To Do When You Retire: Travel combines inspirational tips and practical advice from travel writers. There are all kinds of activities and travel ideas that may not have been thought of, like archaeological digs, house-sitting, volunteering and more. The best part? 100% of royalties from sales go to organizations with the goal of preventing and curing cancer.
When it comes to retirement for travel lovers, the gift ideas can be endless – and overwhelming. We hope this list can give you some great ideas for that perfect thing for wishing your retiring friend, coworker or family member well on their upcoming adventures!