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15 of the Best Retirement Gifts for the Golden Years

Do you know someone who is about to retire, but you’re stumped on how to find the best retirement gift?

Retirement may come during the later years of one’s life, but it’s still about celebrating new beginnings. Whether it's finally tackling the memoir, spending quality time with loved ones, traveling the world or hitting the greens, retirement is the golden years for many. We’re here to help you find a gift for your coworker, grandparents, or friend that’ll help your favorite retiree start this new chapter in life.

Arm yourself with this list of 15 gift boxes and you’ll be able to cross "find the best retirement gift" off your list in no time!

1. SaloonBox DIY Cocktail Kit

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Price: Starts at $37.50/month

What You’ll Get: There are few better ways to celebrate retirement than with great drinks. SaloonBox delivers everything you need to create a seasonal cocktail recipe. Each kit comes with enough ingredients (plus the alcohol!) to make 4 servings. Now they can learn to be a master mixologist during all of their free time!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. 1-6 business days after ordering

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2. My Garden Box

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Price: Starts at $21.50/month

What You’ll Get: Just because their working days are over doesn’t mean they have to sit around and be idle! This gardening subscription box ships out 1 living plant or enough plants for a small DIY garden! Each box also includes soil, plant and care instructions, plus handpicked planters. You can't go wrong with this retirement gift!

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. during the middle of the month

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3. Salty Bath

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Price: Starts at $34.95/month

What You’ll Get: We’re sure that the first thing anyone wants to do once they’re retired is to just plain relax. Salty Bath is the perfect self-care subscription box delivering items for a spa-approved bath time. Boxes come with 5 to 9 (depending on the box you choose) full-sized bath products that are all-natural, organic, and made with essential oils.

Shipping: Ships around the 25th of every month to select countries

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4. Finders Seekers Mysteries

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Price: Starts at $30.00/month

What You’ll Get: Help them keep their mind sharp with this mystery-themed subscription! Each month, they’ll receive puzzles, codes, and cryptic messages all curated around a new country and culture. This is one of the best retirement gifts that will entertain them for hours!

Shipping: Ships on the 22nd of every month within the U.S.

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5. Scribbler

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Price: Starts at $29.99/month

What You’ll Get: Now that your loved one is retired, maybe it's time to write the world's next best memoir! Scribbler is a subscription box for writers that delivers writing themes, books, writerly gifts, and the opportunity to speak with a publishing professional! This is the perfect gift to help your loved ones hone their writing skills, revisit old memories, and have a way to tell the people closest to them about their life adventures.

Shipping: Ships on the 21st of every month to select countries

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6. Mix Box by Homemade Bakers

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Price: Starts at $26.95/month

What You’ll Get: We can’t think of a better way to spend retirement than making delicious treats. Mix Box by Homemade Bakers includes easy, step by step instructions (in combination with pre-measured ingredients) which makes for a perfect dessert every time! They can bake from scratch and then watch\ for loved ones to drop by for a flurry of unexpected visits!

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. during the first week of every month

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7. Explore Local Box

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Price: Starts at $39.99/month

What You’ll Get: Help the retiree in your life delve into the uniqueness of the cities of the States with the Explore Local Box. Showcasing one U.S. city every month, this subscription box delivers artisanal local treats and well-crafted products highlighting the featured locale. It's the perfect go-between for those who love to travel but can’t always hit the road.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the first business day of the month

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8. Gusto di Roma

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Price: Starts at $59.99/month

What You’ll Get: If your retiree friend is also an entertainer, let them feed their guests authentic charcuterie made in Italy. They can feast on 5-6 pieces of Italian appetizers such as balsamic vinegar, rosemary crackers, grilled artichokes, salami, olives, honey nougat, hard cheese, and more.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. on the 4th of every month

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9. GolfGiftsPro.com

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Price: Starts at $34.95/month

What You’ll Get: A sure bet for an excellent retirement gift is the GolfGiftsPro, a monthly subscription box delivering high-quality golf products. Depending on the level you select, the golfer gift boxes come with premium leather gloves, training aids, golf balls and tees. It's everything the retiree in your life would love in one box!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 19th of every month

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10. Coffee and a Classic

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Price: Starts at $25.00/month

What You’ll Get: One of the best retirement gifts is the gift of time. Now that the retiree in your life has ample amounts of it, they can tackle reading the literary greats! Coffee and a Classic chooses 1 classic book (from your genre of choice) and 2 bookish items to start. Upgrade to the larger box and receive a warm beverage, a mug, and a snack too. Coffee and books = the perfect retirement gift!

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. on the 3rd Thursday of every month

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11. Vacation Crate

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Price: Starts at $38.00/month

What You’ll Get: Perfect for those retirees who love to travel. With a message we can get behind, Vacation Crate is one of the best retirement gifts because it makes sure you’re always thinking about your next dream destination. They include 8-10 items inspired by the destination such as art, food, drinks, bath products, body products, and artisan goods.

Shipping: Ships worldwide on the 15th of every month

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12. CoachCrate

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Price: Starts at $45.00/month

What You’ll Get: Send the retiree in your life the subtle gift of personal growth with the CoachCrate. From insightful readings to 1-3 online coaching sessions, plus 3-6 items that focus on productivity, relaxation and personal change, each month’s curated box highlights a specific theme intended to help them grow and learn. Just because they're retired doesn't mean they want to stop learning!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 23rd-25th of every month

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13. The Wordy Traveler

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Price: Starts at $49.99/3 months

What You’ll Get: Retirement is a great time to use some of that hard-earned money and loads of spare time…and travel. The Wordy Traveler delivers 1-3 books, art prints, organic teas, and more every month. These are the perfect items to throw in a suitcase for a big trip or just to help scratch that travel itch. Plus, a portion of the proceeds are donated to help women and children in need.

Shipping: Ships worldwide every quarter from the U.S.

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14. ArtSnacks

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Price: Starts at $24.00/month

What You’ll Get: Whether art was their profession, a favorite hobby, or a forgotten dream, they’re going to love this art box. ArtSnacks delivers 4-5 full sized and high-quality art supplies and materials, plus an insert detailing each product with recommended techniques to try them out. Every item is handpicked to support creativity and to create a fun, artistic learning experience!

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the last business day of each month

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