The most important woman in your life is entering a new chapter in her life – retirement. It is the point in her life where she can relax and unwind from a life of hard work and sacrifice.
Make her feel special and celebrate this milestone by giving her a present for everything she has done throughout the years. Here are the top 10 best retirement gift ideas for our mothers.
Women are drawn to jewelry because somehow, women resonate to the classiness and sophistication of this tiny piece of accessory. She is as timeless as jewelry. To personalize this retirement gift, choose a piece of jewelry with her birthstone as a pendant. Expect it dangling around her neck all the time.
9. Spa Weekend
Retirement is about relaxation and retreat. A spa weekend away is a grand way to kickoff her retirement. It will be a haven of relaxation for her. It is a retirement gift that will really make a mother realize that her working years are over and that it is now time to care for her body. After all, she deserves it.
8. Luxurious Beauty Set
It is a universal fact that our mothers work double duty for their family. They are too busy caring for their family that they often tend to forget to care for their skin. Now that they are retired and have all the free time in the world, they would not have an excuse to not take a 30 minute beauty ritual every morning and each night. It is never too late to apply moisturizers and toners. This would be the perfect retirement gift for your mother.
7. Zumba Class
Retirement means there’s a lot of idle time in their hand, but they can still maintain an active lifestyle. Physical activities can help them maintain good health. Zumba class allows them to keep up a physically fit and healthy body. If your mother is not into Zumba, you can always enroll her to a Pilates or Yoga class.
6. Designer Handbag
Every woman needs to have a designer handbag. For women, a bag is one of the most essential things they need in their daily lives. But a designer handbag acknowledges that a woman has indeed done well in life. Owning a designer handbag serves as a symbol for her success.
5. Gift Certificate (Shopping)
Find out the brands that your mother loves and purchase a gift certificate from each store to give as a present for her. It is about time that she do shopping all for her which is why it makes for another good retirement present for our mothers. An alternative to this is to go on a shopping spree with your mother. It will also serve as a bonding experience for you and your mom.
4. Long Letter
Our mothers love to be surprised. They love the drama in everything- from heartfelt words, long messages, and et cetera. A long handwritten personal letter would be treasured more than anything. Expect waterworks as soon as she opens your personalized present. To make it ever more dramatic, read the words to her.
3. Family Dinner at a Nice Restaurant
Family time is one of the most important and treasured moments for our mothers. To have all the members of the family sit down to a nice dinner in a good restaurant over delicious food would bring her to tears. It would make for a heartfelt retirement gift. This is a great way to celebrate the start of a new chapter in her life.
2. Designer Perfumes
Designer scent and perfumes speak volumes of womanhood. Find out what scent she mostly leans on to when buying a perfume. Is it floral, woody, musky, or talc? From there, choose which designer and what line best resembles the scent she loves.
The ultimate retirement gift is an all expense paid vacation, whether on a beautiful tropical island or a cold European city. Let her travel to faraway places and see historical places. Let her explore whole new sceneries and experience breath-taking moments. The vacation will fill her spirit with renewed energies that will last her a lifetime.
Your mother will surely appreciate all these retirement gift ideas. But at the end of the day, you know your mother best. Find out what she truly wants. Give her the gift that her heart truly desires. This is the time to show how much you are grateful for everything she has done for you. A simple gift can make her feel appreciated. Above all, let her feel taken care of this time, and that would be the greatest gift of all.