Sunday 13 March 2022

Cheapest DIY Retirement Gifts for Women

Cheapest DIY Retirement Gifts for Women

Tons of funny DIY retirement gifts for women 101! I hope you love these ideas, from unique retirement gifts for women, to last minute retirement gifts and gift ideas for her, to traditional retirement gifts, to quick and easy retirement gift ideas your recipient will absolutely love! These also make great DIY retirement gift basket ideas for her, that she will love and treasure always.

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1. Best letterbox message cookie ever, ever! (so affordable!) πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

2. 'Job done' chocolate arrangement (so cute and so affordable!) πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

3. Personalised Happy Retirement sash (how cool are these?) πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

What can I make for a retirement gift?

From a special plate reveal surprise, to a sugar cookie flower bouquet, from a funny framed photoshopped picture, to a retirement survival kit, there are so many cool and funny retirement gifts diys to try that don't cost much that you recipient will love and treasure always!

Unique and funny DIY retirement gifts for women

1. A special plate reveal surprise

Decorate a plain ceramic plate with a special message for your recipient, then let it dry. Then arrange cupcakes - or even a victoria sponge layer cake - all over the plate, so the design is completely covered up entirely with food.

2. A funny photoshopped picture to frame

You could turn everyone in to Avengers by photoshopped her colleagues faces on to superhero bodies - or if she is an animal lover, you could turn all her colleagues in to dogs, cats, or any kind of animal! Picmonkey is amazing to use for this and is much easier than Photoshop to use!

3. Make her a little jar of big thanks

Why not fill a jar with thanks, memories and special messages, plus cute little extras like sweets and fortune cookies for your recipient.

4. A punny chocolate bar message board

Create a punny chocolate bar message board to make your recipient laugh! 

5. 'Official retirement papers' chocolate loo roll gift πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

This is such a punny gift idea - with an added twist! Gifting a toilet roll is practical, but not quite as fun as a realistic chocolate made one. This realistic chocolate loo roll is perfect to fool your recipient!

6. A retirement survival kit

This is a funny retirement gift idea you can have tons of fun with! You could include items such as bee friendly wildflower seeds, a kitkat to represent the ultimate break, a game with a dice where they can throw a number to choose an activity for that day, wax melts, (chocolate) knitting needles, so many fun ideas!

7. Make a sugar cookie flower bouquet

A bouquet of sugar cookie flowers! Bake the sticks in to the cookies in the oven, then ice them to look like flowers and arrange them in a beautiful bouquet formation, tied with a ribbon!

8. An arrangement of candy money πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

The perfect funny and delicious retirement gift idea!

9. Most stylish person in the office award and certificate

This is a lovely retirement gift to give, something they can keep and treasure always and a lovely sentiment to make them smile! You could even throw a whole awards assembly especially for her!

10. Personalised socks with the faces of her colleagues on πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

A practical but super special gift, so she will never forget the faces of her colleagues! This gift will be sure to make her smile, the perfect way to commemorate her time in the workplace.

11. 'When you gotta go, you gotta go' signed toilet seat framed gift

A funny joke retirement gift idea, why not frame a photo of all of her work colleagues within a toilet seat with closable lid that you can make out of card!

12. Painted lego models of everyone in your office or workspace

Make a lego version of your team she can keep with her always! This would make such a special ornament and the perfect way to commemorate her time in the workplace, to remember her colleagues by.

13. Write her a funny poem or a rap

This is a super special and hilarious retirement gift idea that doesn't cost anything, but is something for your recipient to treasure always! You could even frame the finished result for her to keep always.

14. Put on a performance with your work colleagues

Especially for your recipient! It could be a play or a musical performance; this is such a fun no cost retirement gift idea that everyone can have so much fun putting together!

A hilarious retirement gift idea for her is to record you all singing a series of hits - or her favourite songs - then upload the recordings on to this amazing mixtape styled USB device πŸ‘ˆπŸ» Your recipient will only have to plug it in to her laptop to listen to the songs you recorded for her! An unforgettable, totally unique and hilarious retirement gift that will make her chuckle, that she is sure to treasure always!

15. 'License to chill' punny gift idea 

Give your recipient a 'license to chill' gift, containing relaxing items such as chamomile tea leaves, a facial mist, a pillow spray and a silk or satin sleep mask!

16. Use a specially engraved watering can to present a retirement gift hamper

It's such a cute practical touch!

17. Make her a set of shower steamers πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These are so affordable to buy and look so beautiful, and you can even DIY them from ingredients such as essential oils, baking soda and constarch. There are so many varieties and scents to choose from and they make your shower smell amazing, the shower equivalent of bath bombs for the busy woman on the go!

18. Make her a photo album or scrapbook of memories from her time at work

A really beautiful and thoughtful cheap retirement gift idea she will adore!

19. Make her a weighted blanket

This is a wonderful DIY retirement gift idea that will help your recipient to sleep well! This is such a special gift to give, especially for someone who struggles to get to sleep, as a weighted blanket is shown to soothe and aid sleepless nights. It's like giving the gift of a good night's sleep.

20. Create some open when letters for her

The cutest most thoughtful gift idea! You could create a 'open when you're having a lie in', or 'open when you're feeling lonely', or even 'open when you need a laugh'!

21. A hamper of homebaked goods

22. Create a paper mache version of your workspace

This is a bit of a wildcard entry as it is not perhaps as practical as other gifts on this list, but is definitely extremely unique, creative and special! You can get super creative making an exact miniature replica of the workplace, using cardboard, paint and even miniature furniture - be sure to snap a picture before gifting it to your recipient! There is no colleague gift that can top this, for sure!

Cheapest Retirement Gifts for Women

1. A retirement sash

2. A retirement badge 

3. A funny heat transforming mug

4. Realistic chocolate stationery

5. A special box of wax melts

6. A mystery jewellery candle

7. A bonsai tree

8. The softest pair of pyjamas

9. An engraved plant pot

10. A cake in a jar

11. A hand embroidered apron personalised to her

If you liked these ideas definitely check out these DIY five senses gift ideas, best creative boss gift ideas, best knitting gift ideas for knitters and best gifts for the woman who has everything!

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