30 Thoughtful Gift Ideas For Your Wife’s 50th Birthday

How do you find the perfect gift for a milestone birthday? Your life partner has been with you through thick and thin, and celebrating her 50th birthday means finding the right way to show her how much you appreciate her. That’s why we at Newlywords love putting together thoughtful and unique gift ideas to help you find the best way to celebrate your loved one. Her 50th birthday deserves a little extra care and attention, so give her something to smile about this birthday with one of these uniquely curated 50th birthday gift ideas for your wife!

50th birthday balloons

How Can I Make My Wife Feel Special On Her Birthday?

Let’s be honest, getting older is fun until it isn’t. Turning 50 may cause your wife a bit of anxiety, so making her feel special is key! Depending on your wife’s likes and dislikes, there are many ways to make her feel special on her big day. 

  • Plan a trip to her favorite destination.
  • Put your loving thoughts into words as a love letter.
  • Throw a party with family and friends. 

The best way to make your wife feel special on her 50th birthday? Make it all about her. 

What Makes For The Best Gifts — Key Considerations

50th birthday cake

They say the best gifts come from the heart, and we agree. You know your wife better than anyone else on this planet. Take some time to consider the things she loves. What are her hobbies? What makes her smile or laugh? Is there something she always dreams of doing or wishes she had more time to accomplish?

Finding the best gift for your wife’s 50th birthday starts with everything you know about your lovely partner. While budget may be something worth considering, it shouldn’t be the key factor in choosing a gift. Even the smallest gesture—when it comes from your heart—speaks volumes. 

30 Best 50th Birthday Gifts Ideas For Your Lovely Life Partner

To spare you from some sleepless nights, and to help you get started on your search for the best gift, we’ve curated a list of 30 fun and unique gift ideas for your wife’s 50th birthday. The best gift idea comes down to the one that will make your wife smile and feel loved. Browse this list to get some great ideas and even find that perfect gift! 

A Dozen Reasons Quotes Box that You Love Her

a dozen reasons quotes box

You have way more than a dozen reasons you love your wife, but this special handcrafted gift will make her smile! Choose from 50 different “reasons” you love your wife, etched onto wooden hearts and placed in a customized wooden box. Or, get creative with your own quote box filled with a dozen reasons handwritten on colorful paper. 

Personalized Photo Ledge

Personalized Photo Ledge

You and your wife have plenty of memories to share! This personalized photo ledge, along with some of your favorite photos, is the perfect way to celebrate your wife’s 50th birthday. The solid pine ledge comes laser etched with your initials and a special date, evoking that sweet tradition of carving your initials into a tree. 

Married Life Memory Book

Our personalized memory books are the easiest way to upload, organize, and print a beautiful collection of photos and memories of married life. Need a little help with the book? You can even invite your kids to collaborate and upload their own fun photos and memories of life with mom.

Custom Cuff

custom cuff

For the jewelry lover who has it all, this customized cuff bracelet is the perfect way to celebrate your wife’s 50th birthday. Choose a date, name, quote, or even the coordinates of a favorite location to make this bracelet extra personal. 

Personalized Handwritten Letter Blanket

Write a love letter that will keep her heart cozy! This personalized handwritten letter blanket features a note in your very own handwriting. Write a few thoughts you want to share with your wife on her 50th birthday and she’ll receive a beautiful cotton blanket printed with your loving words. 

Diamond Split Ring

Diamond Split Ring

Diamonds speak louder than words. Isn’t that how the saying goes? Either way, this gorgeous diamond split ring is a great way to show your love on her 50th birthday. White gold and sapphires in the shape of two hearts make this ring extra special for your lovely partner.

Family Heart Necklace

Family Heart Necklace

This family heart necklace is the 50th birthday gift for your wife that keeps on giving. Handmade in the USA, they cut the heart pendant from wood and then cast it in sterling silver. Add up to five smaller heart charms to represent your children, or give your wife an additional charm each year a grandchild is born. 

Leather Carry-All Bag

leather carry all bag

Sometimes practical and fun make the perfect 50th birthday gift! This vegan leather tote from Dagne Dover is the perfect carry-all bag for all of your wife’s daily needs. She may never need another bag once she’s experienced the space-saving style of her new carryall. 

Different Fragrance Gift Sets

Different Fragrance Gift Sets

As your wife steps into a new decade, why not also introduce her to a new fragrance she will love. Your options really are endless, from luxury perfumes like this Elizabeth Arden Red Door gift set to this all-natural home fragrance gift set that also supports a good cause!

Colorful Cosmetics Case

Colorful Cosmetics Case

For the woman who loves gifts that protect the environment, these colorful cosmetics cases make the perfect 50th birthday surprise. Repurposed from old billboards, no two bags are alike. Your wife will love receiving a gift as unique as she is. 

White Diamond Heart

White Diamond Heart

Sometimes even the most classic gift is the perfect way to shower your wife on her 50th birthday. Show your love with this classic white diamond heart necklace or pair it with a matching bracelet for a special jewelry collection.  

Customized Romantic Love Poem Plus Frame

Customized Romantic Love Poem Plus Frame

Feeling extra sentimental on your wife’s 50th birthday? This gorgeous love poem comes in a double-sided frame so you can add a picture of yourself and your spouse. Not a fan of the poem? Find a frame you love and write your own love poem to make it more personal.  

Kindle Paperwhite for E-book Reading

kindle

For the wife who loves to read, the Kindle Paperwhite is an incredible 50th birthday gift! Make the gift a little more special by adding some of her favorite books (or new reads she’s been looking forward to). She’ll be in book lover’s heaven. (We also think this makes a great gift for a retiree!)

Women Kimono Robes

Women Kimono Robes

Sometimes sentimental and pampering go hand in hand. Such is the case with a lovely kimono robe from Kim + Ono. These luxury robes are the perfect way to say happy birthday to your beautiful wife while making her feel especially pampered. 

Smart Bluetooth Speaker

Smart Bluetooth Speaker

A smart Bluetooth speaker like the Amazon Dot is a fun way to celebrate your wife’s 50th birthday with the latest technology. Listen to podcasts while cooking, enjoy white noise to help her sleep at night, this list goes on.

Rose Gold Hair Comb

Rose Gold Hair Comb

Need something extra sentimental to gift your wife? A handcrafted rose gold hair comb is a special reminder that there is still plenty of time left in life to get dressed up and enjoy special occasions.

Dark Gray Fur Shawl

gray shawl

Whether you buy her faux fur (a popular choice) or this genuine rabbit fur gray shawl wrap, your wife is bound to feel spoiled. Nothing says luxury quite like a chic fur wrap for those special winter outings.

Bamboo Beauty Station

Bamboo makeup Station

We love this beauty station for many reasons, but mostly because we know it makes a great 50th birthday gift for any wife. The bamboo beauty station keeps makeup and skincare organized in a convenient, easy-to-use countertop holder. And a fun bonus? The eco-friendly solution also has a slot for a mirror and a phone or tablet.

Customized Coffee Mug

Customized Coffee Mug

For a gift that is funny or sentimental, look no further than these customized coffee mugs. Make her laugh, cry, or cry with laughter every time she uses her favorite 50th birthday mug. 

Home Wall Decor Oil Painting

Home Wall Decor Oil Painting

Turn your favorite photo into a home wall decor oil painting! Create a lasting memory for your wife on her 50th birthday with a reproduction of her favorite photo. The result is a print that looks amazingly like an oil painting. 

Personalized Custom Giclée 50th Art Print

Giclée 50th Art Print

If words are more your style, turn your heartfelt thoughts into a personalized giclee art print for your wife’s 50th birthday. This print features 50 custom reasons you love her, turned into a beautiful digital print that she’ll cherish for years to come.

Decades Necklace for Lovely wife

Decades Necklace for Lovely wife

Five decades can feel like an overwhelming age, but it truly is a milestone worth celebrating. This lovely decades necklace features a circle for every decade of a life lived and is the perfect way to remind your wife how treasured she is. 

Best Wife Ever Tumbler

Best Wife Ever Tumbler

Remind her how much you love her with a fun insulated wine tumbler. Add the custom message “Best Wife Ever” and a bottle of her favorite wine, and she’ll feel extra loved on her 50th birthday. 

3D Moon Light Writing Thank You for a Great Partner

3d moon

For a unique way to share a message of love, this 3D moon lamp is the perfect 50th birthday gift! The surface of the moon-shaped lamp is engraved with a message, providing a constant bedtime reminder of your love.

Customized T-shirt with a Lovely Quotation

Customized T-shirt with a Lovely Quotation

Whether you’re going for sentimental or funny, a quotable T-shirt is a great way to share your thoughts. With a wide range of options on Etsy, you will find the perfect quote for your wife’s 50th birthday.

Wonderful Wife Pillowcase

Wonderful Wife Pillowcase

Remind her of how much she means to you while also giving her some home decor she’ll love. This decorative pillowcase features a sweet saying she will treasure.

A Lovable Book Set for Her interest

Lovable Book Set

After 50 years, your wife will have her favorite books or authors. Give her a boxed book set that offers an entire collection of books to look forward to reading. 

50 Things to Do List on Her 50th Birthday

50 Things to Do List on Her 50th Birthday

Is your wife feeling a little on edge at the thought of turning 50? This book offers a more optimistic approach to this new decade with 50 things to do when you turn 50. Make the gift more personal by creating your own list of 50 things your wife has to look forward to in the coming years. 

Gardening Tools Kit Set

Gardening Tools Kit Set

Every gardener loves some new tools! Celebrate your wife’s 50th year with a gardening tools kit set that she can enjoy for years to come. These sets come in a variety of styles, so you will find the perfect fit for your wife. 

Unforgettable Anniversary Photo Collage Poster

Anniversary Photo Collage Poster

If you’ve shared a fair few anniversaries with your wife, then her 50th birthday is a great time to remind her of all the wonderful years together. These unforgettable photo collage posters allow you to customize wall art with your favorite photos commemorating all those special memories. 

Conclusion

Make your wife’s 50th birthday extra special with a unique and fun gift that speaks directly to her personality, style, and sense of humor. Finding the best gift for your partner can take time, but with a little thought (and help from your friends at Newlywords), you will discover the perfect 50th birthday gift for your wife.

20 Amazing Retirement Gift Ideas For Women

How do you make that female retiree in your life feel like one in a million? We think the perfect gift says it all. Whether you’re celebrating a co-worker, family member, or friend, the art of gift-giving is a lasting way to let someone know how special they truly are. Finding the right gift in the piles of gift ideas on the internet, however, is challenging. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 20 amazing retirement gift ideas for women that are sure to please.

Retirement Party Gift Etiquette

What type of gift are you expected to bring to a retirement party? While party etiquette can change over time, gift-giving has remained pretty standard. It is customary to bring a gift that speaks to the recipient’s interests, hobbies, plans for the future, or memories of the past. 

For example, a travel-related gift is a perfect sentiment for the retiree who plans to travel. If the retiree is a family member, gifts that share fun memories, commemorate her accomplishments, or make her laugh are also great options.

What Should You Consider Before Buying Gifts for a Retired Woman (Teacher, Coworker, Mom, etc.)?

Before diving into our specially curated list of retirement gift ideas for women, it helps to consider a few things first:

  • Budget: How much can you spend on a gift? Even the smallest gift, with the right sentiment, will make the recipient feel special. 
  • Relationship: If you have a humorous relationship with your co-worker, then choose a gift that will make them laugh. Choose a gift that is both fun and thoughtful and speaks to who that person is in your life.
  • Interests: The best retirement gifts are the ones that speak to the recipient’s personality, passions, and sentiments. 

Ready to find that perfect gift for the female retiree in your life? Check out our list of unique ideas to make her feel extra special on her big day.

20 Unique Retirement Gift Ideas for Women 

From funny to sentimental, gift ideas come in all shapes and sizes. This unique list provides a range of ideas for every budget, relationship, and need. You will find the perfect retirement gift for the woman who deserves to be celebrated!

1. Tea Infuser for Tea-Loving Women

Retirement is a great time for relaxing! This painted ceramic tea infuser will make the tea lover in your life excited to enjoy retirement with her favorite cup of tea and a good book. 

2. Retirement Memory Book

One of our favorite retirement gifts is our collaborative memory book! You can easily upload photos, memories, and more and turn them into a printed or digital memory book that is the perfect retirement gift idea. Get the entire office or family involved by inviting them to collaborate and create the ultimate memory book.

3. Aromatherapy Bracelet

Retirement is a great time to slow down and feel pampered. This aromatherapy bracelet encourages the retiree to sit back, relax, and breathe deeply. The bracelet comes with four different essential oils so your recipient can find their perfect relaxing scent. 

4. 100 Things to Do Bucket List

Every retiree could use a bit of inspiration for their post-retirement life. This bucket list poster provides ideas for how she can spend her time now that she’s retired. Or, get creative with a few of your own ideas placed in an actual bucket that she can add to herself.

5. Everyday Tote Bag

Send her into retirement with a dream bag. This everyday vegan leather tote fits everything she could need: a 13” laptop, tablet, books, keys, phone, and more. Any woman would love this bag!

6. A Book Set of Her Interest

Retirement leaves plenty of time for reading. A book set is a great retirement gift idea for women who love to read, learn, and grow! From fiction to natural history, and everything in between, we recommend finding the book set that matches her interests.

7. Mini Wood Heart

Add a touch of sentimentality to your retirement gift with this customizable mini wood heart. Use this gift to remind the recipient how valuable she was to the team.

8. Personalized Thank You Coffee Mug

This is a great retirement gift for women that expresses gratitude from the team, student, or boss. Personalize your coffee mug with the recipient’s name and retirement year and give her the gift of a constant reminder of the impact she had throughout her career. 

9. Paperwhite Reader

We’re big fans of the Kindle Paperwhite reader. It makes the perfect retirement gift for those who love to read. Make it a group gift and add a subscription to Kindle Unlimited. Your recipient will enjoy new books wherever retirement takes her.

10. Happy Retirement Wine Glass  

For a retirement gift that is fun and useful, we recommend this beautiful hand-painted wine glass. While the glass itself is a great gift and comes in a lovely gift box, add the retiree’s favorite bottle of wine to make this gift that much more enjoyable. 

11. Travel Duffle Bag

For many retirees, this new stage of life means lots of travel ahead! Give that special woman a new travel duffle bag so she can enjoy her vacation in style. There’s nothing like a new bag to make you look forward to packing for your next adventure.

12. Thank You Cuff

The beautiful “Thank You” cuff is the perfect retirement gift idea for women who love to accessorize. The stamped stainless steel cuff comes with a sentimental message designed for the teacher, professor, or inspiration in your life.

13. A Gift Card for Buying Something Special 

Sometimes the best retirement gift for any woman is the one that lets her pamper herself! An Amazon gift card gives her plenty of options to find that perfect toy, accessory, or treasure that will make retirement that much more enjoyable. 

14. Philosophy Thank You Gift Set

Speaking of pampering, this Thank You gift set from Philosophy offers all the hand pampering your recipient needs with high-quality hand wash and cream. Every woman deserves a special pampering gift set, but most especially the one who is saying goodbye to a successful career.  

15. Wine Tumbler: Thank you for Being Awesome

How do you say “thank you” to a beloved employee or co-worker? We think this stainless steel wine tumbler does the trick! You can even spice this gift up with a bottle or two of the retiree’s favorite wine, or make it a group gift by including a wine club membership.

16. Gratitude Trinket Dish

For that daily reminder of gratitude, this lovely trinket dish is a great retirement gift idea for women. The heart-shaped porcelain jewelry dish is a sweet, sentimental way to say “thank you” to a coworker, teacher, or employee. 

17. Memorable Working Photo Banner

Add a little something special to your work-retirement party with a custom photo banner. This is a fun way to commemorate years of fun memories (and accomplishments) for all to see. 

18. Gardening Tools Bag Set

For the retiring woman who loves to garden—or hopes to finally have time to garden—this gardening tools bag set is a splendid gift! Encourage her passion to spend more time in the garden with the right tools and accessories to make the hobby more enjoyable. 

19. Customizable Retirement Mug

This sweet and funny customizable retirement mug adds a little humor to any retirement gift. Pair it with a box of fancy tea or a coffee bean subscription, and she’ll be sipping from her mug as she enjoys the calm of retirement.

20. Thank You Gift Basket

Sometimes the best way to say “thank you” for years of commitment and hard work is a specialty gift basket. Pre-made baskets include spa kits, gourmet foods, and wine, or a selection of fun accessories for relaxing. If you feel like getting creative with your coworkers, then the best retirement gift for any woman is the personalized gift basket that includes a selection of all her favorite things. 

Conclusion

The perfect retirement gift for women is the one that combines your knowledge of her passions with her fun-loving personality. These unique gift ideas offer a wide selection of inspiration to help you get started! Want to add some sentiment to your retirement gift? Combine any of the above gifts with one of our collaborative memory books for the perfect combo of sweet, fun, and memorable. 

60th Birthday Gift Ideas: The Best Gifts For Your Loved Ones

Every birthday is special. From the smash cake for your one-year-old to that collaborative memory book you put together for your grandmother’s 85th, each year is an opportunity to celebrate. But every so often, our loved ones reach a milestone birthday that deserves a little extra attention—and a gift that wows! The 60th birthday is one of those milestones, so it’s natural to wonder what gift conveys the right combination of fun, appreciation, and sweet sentimentality. Not sure where to begin? We’ve got you covered with our list of 20+ fabulous 60th birthday gift ideas for your favorite soon-to-be 60-year-old. Check out our top choices to find that perfect gift.

Things To Consider Before Buying A 60th Birthday Gift

“Thirty, flirty, and thriving” is the saying for turning 30, so what marks six decades of this adventure we call life? Sixty, nifty, and fabulous? Or maybe sixty, sassy, and sensible? Whatever sums up your loved one, finding the perfect 60th birthday gift starts with a bit of creative insight. 

Consider their favorite activities and interests, or even that one thing they always put off. Surprise them with reservations and a gift card to that new restaurant they keep talking about. Or collaborate with friends and family to give them a weekend at their favorite spa, resort, or golf course. 

The perfect 60th birthday gift doesn’t have to be expensive or require massive planning. Sometimes, the most memorable gifts are the ones that make us laugh, remind us of the things we love, or mark those special moments. 

We believe that 60 is an opportunity to surprise your loved one with some fun, thoughtful, and slightly cheeky gifts. With that in mind, these 20+ 60th birthday gifts are ones we would gladly give that adventurous, hilarious, and sometimes serious 60-year-old in our lives.

20 Best 60th Birthday Gifts Ideas For Men And Women 

We write from experience when we say that finding the right 60th birthday gift should be fun! These 20 ideas (plus two bonus ideas) will help inspire you with creative, thoughtful, and humorous gifts for both men and women. Let the shopping begin!

Handwritten Note Blanket

This is the absolute perfect 60th birthday gift if words are how you best convey your love for others. The handwritten note blanket from FirandNeedle combines a soft, cozy blanket with your personalized words. It works just like a photo blanket: you send the seller a picture of a handwritten note that they print onto the blanket style of your choice. Blankets come in four different fabrics/textures and three different sizes.

If your family member loves to cozy up with a blanket and an excellent book, imagine their delight when their new blanket includes a special note from you. Simply find an old postcard or letter, or sit down and write a note (this is an excellent activity for kids!). It is the gift that keeps on giving.

6 Rings For 6 Decades Necklace

For the jewelry lover in your life, this necklace is a sweet reminder of the past 60 wonderful years. Necklaces are available from multiple sellers on Etsy, all with their unique spin on the concept. Some come stacked together like a wreath, while others have six clearly defined rings looped across the necklace. If your favorite 60-year-old is more of a gem or bracelet fan, consider six gems for six decades. These are available in necklaces, bracelets, and more! Bonus tip: this necklace also makes a great anniversary gift for those celebrating several decades of marriage.

Birthday Memory Book

We may be slightly biased, but the collaborative memory book is one of our favorite 60th birthday gifts. Here’s why: not only does it combine memories with photos, personal notes, and fun memorabilia, but it is collaborative as well, meaning other family members, friends, and even co-workers can add their memories to the book!

Memory books are easy to put together. Start by creating a personalized online collection page and then share a link with other participants. Everyone uploads their own stories, photos, collages, and memories. You can edit and rearrange the content as much or as little as you want. Once finished, your memory book is available as a PDF download, or you can print a hardcover keepsake. Either way, you’ll be giving a 60th birthday gift that is sure to make your loved one laugh, cry, and cherish every memory. 

Happy 60th B-day Toilet Paper

When a 60th birthday celebration calls for some humor, look no further than this hilarious gag gift. It may not be the best gift for your grandma, but this 60th birthday toilet paper makes a great office gift for your co-worker or that good-humored friend in your life. Not only that, but it is the gift that keeps them laughing as they work through the entire roll printed with this hilarious message. 

Engraved Beer Mug

This is the 60th birthday gift for all beer lovers: their name and birth year engraved on their very own beer mug. The design suits men or women, making it an all-around memorable gift for any beer-loving 60-year-old. Is your recipient more of a whiskey or wine fan? Consider gifting these perfect personalized drinking glasses, tumblers, and decanters for anything from cocktails to tea. 

Scuddles Garden Tools Set 

Turning 60 sometimes means more opportunities for the hobbies and activities we love. This Scuddles Garden Tool Set is a sweet way to encourage a longtime passion or help them dig in with their newfound hobby. The set is available in several styles, making it excellent for both men and women. Each set includes some combination of gardening gloves, trowels, rakes, and more—with a variety of storage options from a heavy-duty case to a foldable bucket or organizer.

Funny 60th Birthday Mug For Her

For the special lady in your life—or that co-worker with a fun sense of humor—we recommend this funny birthday mug. Not everyone is thrilled at the idea of turning 60, so why not give a 60th birthday gift that brings on the laughter? If this isn’t your style, there are plenty of funny birthday mugs for women available to keep you, your loved one, and your friends laughing and having a good time. 

Amazing 3D Photo Crystal

Make your gift memorable with this 3D photo crystal. Here, you get a favorite photo etched into a crystal, making a delightful tabletop 3D gift! Crystals come in many shapes and sizes, from rectangular to a classic arc. This 60th birthday gift puts a spin on the photograph by providing a holographic image of a favorite moment. 

Birthday Box Of Nostalgic Candy

Birthdays are the perfect time for self-indulgence, and nothing combines indulgence with nostalgia quite like this retro candy gift box from Vintage Candy Co. Help feed your loved one’s sweet tooth and give them something to laugh about as they dig through this box of candy straight from their childhood. Vintage Candy Co. does the hard work of collecting all the fun vintage candy from years ago while you get the joy of giving them a trip down memory lane. The box includes over 63 different candy types from the 1960s that are bound to give your birthday “girl” or “boy” a fun surprise.

Personalized Wine & Beer Labels For 60th Birthday 

Whether you’re throwing a 60th birthday party or giving the gift of a good brew or vintage wine, these personalized wine and beer labels are well worth it. Spice up your friend’s favorite 6-pack with some fun (and funny) 60th birthday humor. Or, if you’re the host of the party, add fun labels to party beverages. The wine lover in your life will love seeing this classy personalized wine label. It’s a fun way to get a bottle of wine that can age for a later date. The label serves as a thoughtful reminder of the special occasion (and date) they received the wine. 

New York Times Custom Puzzle

Calling all puzzle fans! This custom puzzle from the New York Times combines a challenge with a touch of nostalgia. Choose your loved one’s date of birth and give them a puzzle featuring the front page of the New York Times from the day they were born! Not only do they learn what happened in the world on that day, but they also get to enjoy a fun-loving gift time and time again.

Surprise Them With 60-Years-Old Socks

Okay, socks may be the classic “mom” gift (remember all those socks you used to get for Christmas?), but now is your chance to give the gift of cozy and funny all in one. These 60th birthday socks offer a variety of messages, from snarky to sweet, to match the humor of your favorite 60-year-old. We love them because they will make your friend or family member smile, and they pair well with a bottle of wine, a book, or spa gift card. 

A New Watch with Their Favorite Color Band Or Style

Customization is the secret to a great 60th birthday gift because it communicates how much thought you put into it. That is why we love this 60th birthday gift idea. A watch is a classic and stylish gift that shows you care, and a custom color or style of band makes it a truly custom gift. One of our favorite options is the Apple Watch Series 6, which lets you choose any style and color of case and band. 

Tickets To A Show Or Concert 

Sometimes, experiences are the most treasured gift of all. If your friend or family member is a theater lover or avid concert-goer, we highly recommend getting them tickets to a local event. If you need some inspiration, check out Ticketmaster and browse their event listings for show or concert ideas. If you know of a great local venue, look up upcoming events and snag some great seats for a 60th birthday gift that is sure to surprise. 

Classy 60th Birthday Whisky Decanter

For the whisky lovers out there, this classy decanter with whisky tumblers is a fun addition to anyone’s collection. Both decanter and glasses come customized with your recipient’s name and birthdate, making this gift extra special. Add in their favorite bottle of whisky or scotch, and you’ve got a 60th birthday gift that truly is “aged to perfection”!

A Jar Full Of Meaningful Notes

This sentimental gift doesn’t require any shopping, just a little time and consideration! You and other friends or family can fill a jar full of encouraging, loving, and cherished notes. This thoughtful 60th birthday gift keeps on giving each time your loved one opens one of their special notes! If you are short on time, consider a pre-filled jar of friendship notes as a sweet gift to a treasured friend. 

Echo Dot Smart Speaker With Clock

Sometimes, the gift that will make day-to-day life easier (and more enjoyable) is the perfect way to say happy birthday. The Echo Dot smart speaker and clock is a low-profile home assistant, speaker, and clock all in one. Say happy 60th to your friend or family member with a gift they can use around the home for music, playing podcasts while they cook, making shopping lists, and so much more. 

Stylish And Rust-Resistant Flask Gift Set

For a gift that is both stylish and classic, you can’t go wrong with this rust-resistant flask gift set. The flask comes with a funnel and two shot glasses (all made from rust-resistant stainless steel), so your friend or family member can enjoy every last drop of that favorite beverage. The engraved 60th birthday message makes the flask a memorable gift for your favorite 60-year-old. 

Funny Mug With Age 60 Witty Sayings

Wit and wisdom go hand in hand, which is why these witty birthday mugs make a great gift for any 60-year-old. Choose from a selection of funny (and sometimes scandalous) sayings or customize the mug. Either way, your recipient gets a good laugh each day with their new birthday mug. 

Massage Gun For Deep Tissue Massage

Give the gift of a deep tissue massage with this massage gun. Instead of a single-use gift certificate for a spa, this massage gun is the perfect addition to your loved one’s home spa. They will enjoy the benefit of a deep tissue massage any time they want, relieving everyday muscle stiffness and soreness. 

Sentimental 60th Birthday Photo Banner [Bonus]

We’re all about going big for the 60th birthday, which is why we couldn’t resist this birthday gift bonus! Add a little nostalgia and fun to any 60th birthday party with this sentimental photo banner. You can include photos of the birthday boy or girl from across the years, or make it a family photo album with pictures of your birthday recipient and loved ones. This also makes a wonderful gift from a distance. Simply mail it to a family member who can hang it as a surprise on your loved one’s birthday.

Travel Leather Homemade Scrapbook [Bonus]

Our final bonus 60th birthday gift idea truly is the gift that keeps on giving. For those who love to travel (or plan to travel more in their 60s!), this beautiful leather scrapbook provides everything they need to capture their fun travel memories. Add in some scrapbooking tools and pens for a perfect DIY gift. If your loved one isn’t much of a scrapbooker, fill the book with photos and memories for a 60th birthday gift they’ll never forget.  

Final Thoughts

Birthdays are all about celebrating loved ones, sharing recollections, and making memories. Finding the right 60th birthday gift for your loved one could be as simple as capturing some favorite times from the past six decades in a gorgeous keepsake memory book. Whether you choose to celebrate with sentimental, thoughtful or hilarious gifts, your loved one will feel extra special on his or her 60th birthday!

15 Best Teacher Retirement Gift Ideas

Teacher Giving Thumbs Up In Front Of Chalk Board

We all carry fond memories of our favorite teachers, whether we were in school yesterday or fifty years ago. Teachers impact our lives in tangible ways—with the practical knowledge we need to thrive—and also in a million little ways; a smile and a thumbs up when we do well, an encouraging word when the subject is challenging. We can often even credit teachers for guiding us toward a career, artistic endeavor, or goal that shapes our future. When it comes time to celebrate the retirement of a significant teacher in your life, finding the perfect gift is challenging. How do you encompass years of gratitude and appreciation in a single gift? We have a special place in our hearts for teachers and we’re here to help! We’ve curated a guide with our absolute favorite teacher retirement gift ideas. Make your teacher’s retirement a little extra memorable with one of these unique gifts. 

Arrange A Surprise Teacher Retirement Party

Teacher Instructing Student In Library

Nothing quite says “we appreciate you” like a surprise retirement party! Many teachers don’t expect a celebration hosted or arranged by their students, let alone a retirement party. Arranging a surprise celebration is the perfect way to remind a teacher of their impact on your life and the lives of the many students they’ve taught over the years.

Last year, a local high school choir teacher retired after over thirty years of teaching. Former students worked with the school and current students to turn his final choir concert into a surprise retirement party. The former students surprised the teacher by joining the choir on stage to sing the closing number. Afterward, with cake and drinks in hand, students shared fond memories of their time in the choir and even shared videos from graduates who lived across the country and couldn’t be at the retirement party. The choir teacher got to see firsthand how many generations of students he impacted.

Tips To Host A Successful Party for Teachers

A surprise teacher retirement party is an extra memorable way to celebrate your teacher. So where do you even begin? Every retirement party is as unique as the person you’re celebrating, but there are a few things to consider in order to make your teacher feel special.

Include As many Current And Former Students As Possible

Invite students to collaborate on a retirement memory book that you give to your teacher at the party. That way those who don’t live locally can still take part. The more memories you can share with your teacher, the better!

Invite The Teacher’s Family And Loved Ones To Take Part

Family members will love the idea of a teacher retirement party and can help create an event that is both personal and unique.

Pick A Theme

Keep the party lighthearted and teacher-centric by picking a theme related to who the teacher is, something they love, or the topic(s) they teach. This also helps others in choosing an appropriate gift to bring to the party.

Have Fun!

If there is anything all teachers have in common is their desire to impact the next generation through knowledge. Have fun reminding your teacher of the true value and reach of their career.

It’s A Time To Treat Themselves Instead Of Others

Retirement, and even the retirement party, is a time to treat yourself after a career of focusing on the wellbeing of others. This is especially true for teachers who have spent years, even decades, helping and guiding students. 

Keep the focus on your teacher at her retirement party by taking time sharing fun, humorous, and thoughtful memories. Share your class’s collaborative memory book with fun reminders of years gone by. And help your teacher treat himself throughout retirement with gifts that allow them to spend time focused on themselves. A gift card to a local spa or a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant is a great way to give the gift of relaxation. You can even work together as a class or group to give your teacher a weekend away to kick off their retirement in style.

Retirement Gifts For Teachers With A Good Sense Of Humor

Not all retirement gifts need to be sentimental! While showing your teacher the value they brought to their students is important, so is picking a gift that is personal. For teachers with a great sense of humor, consider choosing a more humorous gift that gets them laughing, like the New Yorker Book of Teacher Cartoons.

If your teacher is interested in specific hobbies, foods, beverages, or activities, focus on a gift that speaks to who they are! For the adventurous teacher, consider a scratch-off poster of the world or a book of travel ideas. For teachers who like a good joke, create a t-shirt or mug with their favorite quote or something funny they are known for saying.

15 Best Retirement Gift Ideas for Teachers

Finding the right gift for the right occasion can be challenging. We’ve created inspiration for gift ideas for all kinds of special events, including anniversaries, high school and college graduation, birthday parties, and of course, retirement

When it comes to your teacher, there are a million ways to make their retirement feel special. These are just a few of our favorite teacher retirement gift ideas!

Because I Had a Teacher Hardcover Book

For the moments when you need a heartwarming and sentimental gift of thanks, this book is the perfect gift. Because I Had a Teacher is a picture book designed to share all of those special things that our favorite teacher taught us. It will land a special place on your teacher’s bookshelf.

Compass Necklace

This sterling silver compass necklace is a truly heartfelt teacher retirement gift. Not only does the compass symbolize the adventure ahead in retirement, but the many lives your teacher helped to shape and guide. 

Retirement Gift Box

During this season of COVID, sometimes the best and safest way to give a gift is to send something special through the mail. This adorable retirement gift box includes a hand-planted succulent (locally grown in Los Angeles), a scented candle, a personalized gift card, and fun, colorful matches. They ship the contents directly to your teacher in a beautifully printed gift box.

Wine Bottle Stickers 

If you know your teacher loves a great bottle of wine, spice it up with these humorous retirement wine bottle stickers. Give your teacher a laugh as they enjoy their wine labeled, “Sip sip, hooray!” or “Why limit happiness to just one hour? You’re retired!”

Personalized Golf Balls

Keep your teacher retirement gift personal and fun with these personalized gifts from NowThatsPersonal on Etsy! For the golf-loving teacher, give a collection of golf balls with the message “Retirement is in full swing,” or choose from many fun personalized golfing gifts!

Personalized Retirement Beer Glass

Another fun and personal gift is this personalized beer glass from DUSTandTHINGS. Have your personal message hand engraved on the mug, including your teacher’s name, the years she taught, or any special message that will make her smile every time she pours a beer.

Retirement Stepping Stone

This is the perfect gift for every teacher’s garden! This beautiful hand-painted stepping stone includes a painted chestnut tree and is completely customizable. Add a special message to your teacher, including his or her name, or even add your name and date to the back of the stone as a lasting reminder that their career as a teacher changed your life.

Steeplechase Vineyards Spa Collection Gift Basket

Give your teacher the retirement gift of relaxation with this gorgeous wine and spa gift basket. The basket includes two bottles of wine (chardonnay and merlot) and a full collection of lavender vanilla scented spa products for the perfect at-home spa night. This is a great option for the hardworking teacher who loves to relax at home with a tasty glass of wine.

Kindle PaperWhite Reader

For the book lover in every teacher, what better way to celebrate retirement than the gift of reading! The Kindle PaperWhite is an e-reader that can hold many books and magazines and is lightweight and perfect for traveling on all those post-retirement trips. You can even add to your gift with a subscription to Kindle Unlimited for 1-12 months to get your teacher started building their retirement reading library.

Retired Wine Tumbler

This fun wine tumbler is also a friendly reminder to your teacher that you will always appreciate her. The insulated rose gold tumbler, with the message “You can’t retire from being great!” serves as a lifelong reminder to your that her influence as a teacher is never-ending.

Gourmet Biscotti

While an Italian vacation may not be within reach, you can still give the sweet taste of Italy as a retirement gift. Barnett’s Gourmet Biscotti comes in an elegant gift box and includes either 12 or 24 pieces of hand-dipped biscotti cookies. Each biscotti is topped with a unique flavoring, making this a fun gift for your teacher to enjoy during her relaxing, retired afternoons with her favorite cup of coffee.

Personalized Garden Tools

Does your teacher love to garden? These personalized garden tools are an extra special teacher retirement gift and a glorious reminder that retirement means more time to spend in the garden! AllAboutImpressions offers ten different font options giving you the opportunity to give your teacher a truly personalized retirement gift. You can even turn this into a fun class gift by including a wheelbarrow of plants and seeds along with your personalized garden tools.

Personalized Cutting Board

This personalized cutting board is great for the baker or cook in everyone! If you don’t like the example message, no problem! Simply have your solid maple cutting board laser engraved by the seller. Ideas include fun quotes, sayings, or simply your teacher’s name and date of retirement.

Leather Catchall Tray

We can all use a bit more organization in our lives, your teacher included! This gorgeous leather catchall tray is a fun way to commemorate your teacher’s retirement while giving them a fun organizational tool for their home. The seller, PaperAnniversaryLove, even allows you to send a custom logo or graphic (not just lettering) to engrave on your teacher’s leather tray.

Retirement Coloring Book

This relaxing teacher retirement gift is a hint to your teacher that the next season brings with it plenty of time to enjoy life. Each page of the retirement coloring book includes fun and timely reminders to your teacher that he worked hard and now is the perfect time to relax, rest, and maybe even explore the world.

Find the Perfect Teacher Retirement Gift

Need more retirement gift ideas? We’ve got you covered! Visit Newlywords.com for more great retirement gift suggestions or to create the perfect retirement collaborative memory book. 

We believe teachers are a significant gift to society and deserve to be showered with fun, memorable, and unique gifts at retirement. Be sure to check out any of the above gifts and have fun customizing the perfect gift for your favorite teacher.