Retirement Gift Ideas for Mom


If you have a mom who is transitioning from the working world into the retirement world, get her a gift that encourages her to enjoy this new season in her life. Some mothers may not know what to do with their lives after working for so many years. By giving your mom the right gift, you can give her a clue as to how she should enjoy her new life of retirement.

Give Her a Vacation

  • Because your mom has spent so many years working, give her a much-needed vacation. You can purchase vacation packages through a local travel agent or through online websites such as Look for vacation spots that have timeshares. By renting a timeshare for your mom's vacation, she will have the luxury of staying in a full-sized house instead of being limited to a hotel suite. Websites such as and allow you to browse through timeshare rentals for your vacation.

Rest & Relaxation

  • Buy your mom a chair massager so that she can rest and relax while spending time in her favorite chair. You can also buy her a journal and a new writing instrument so that she can journal her thoughts while relaxing in her chair. If she doesn't have a music player, throw in a CD or MP3 player with relaxing musical selections. Listening to music while journaling can prove to be therapeutic.

New Hobby Tools

  • Get your mom some tools to practice a new hobby. If you have noticed through the years that she is gifted with her hands, get her a sewing machine and sewing kit so that she can practice those skills. Buy fabric and patterns, or get her a gift card from your local fabric shop that will allow her to choose her own fabric and patterns. Give her paintbrushes, paint, easels and other arts and craft materials to encourage her creativity. If your mom loves being on the water, purchase her a fishing pole and fishing gear so that she can tap into her fishing skills.

A Year at the Spa

  • Contact your local spa to see if it offers yearly membership accounts. If it doesn't offer yearly accounts, buy your mom a gift card that will allow her to have a spa day 12 to 26 times per year. This will allow her to have a spa day once a month or once every two weeks. Check with the spa to ensure the gift card will not expire before your mom is able to use all of her visits.

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