How to Make Retirement Gag Gifts


Say goodbye to a retiring coworker with gag gifts. Although you can purchase gag gifts, make your own to add a personal touch.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer Printer T-shirt T-shirt transfer sheets Iron Plain, ceramic piggy bank Ceramic paint Thin paint brush Permanent marker Plain wood plaque with predrilled mounting hole Wood paint Paint brush 1/4-inch wide ribbon


  • Using your computer, type a message such as, "I'm Retired, This Is As Dressed Up As I Get." Set your font size to at least 26.

  • In the properties dialog box for your printer, select "mirror image" so the image will show up correctly on the shirt. Print the message onto one of the T-shirt transfer sheets.

  • Place the transfer sheet, print side down, in the center of the the front of the T-shirt. Using a hot, dry iron, iron on the transfer according the the directions on the transfer package.

Piggy Bank

  • Purchase a plain ceramic piggy bank that your coworker might like, such as one shaped like a football for a sports fan.

  • Paint or write a funny message across the bank such as, "The New 401K." Allow to dry.

  • Make the bank more attractive by decorating the remaining surface.

Wood Plaque

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