It can be so hard and a major chore to hunt down the perfect gift for a retiring principal.
We have shared 21 of the best retirement gifts for principals and you’re bound to discover a great choice for the educator in your life.
Choose one or more of these thoughtful gifts today.
1. Retirement Gift Pack
- WHATS INCLUDED: 1 "Not My Problem Anymore" 12oz stainless steel Wine Tumbler with lid,1 Green tea orange blossom Candle, 1 Blue quicksand mirror, 2 bath salt ball with blue freesia and purple lavender...
Do you know a female principal on the verge of retiring this year? She’ll love this fancy retirement collection pack and all of the great gifts inside.
This collection contains a stainless-steel wine tumbler, a green tea orange blossom candle, a mirror, a bass salt ball, a custom gift box and a gift card.
Clearly, this collection has something for everyone and the multi-purpose gifts are perfect for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation at the end of a long, storied career.
2. Painted Wine Glass
- “Happy Retirement” wine glass from Designs by Lolita
If you’re sensing a common theme, it’s because I think it’s great for retiring principals to finally kick back, relax, and enjoy the good life. They worked hard in their career and they deserve some R&R, maybe for the first time.
The wineglass is painted with bright and beautiful vibrant colors and says happy retirement in big bold letters on the glass. It also has colorful stars and other fun images, which makes this the best retirement gift of all!
3. Grilling Gift Set
- Includes assorted BBQ sauces, assorted cheese spreads, assorted crackers, assorted sausages, assorted cheeses, nuts, dip mix, assorted seasonings, snack mix, cheese straws, and a grilling accessory.
This is the perfect gift set for a retiring principal. It’s the perfect time of year because Memorial Day weekend is upon us and grilling season is about to begin. Your principal will love grilling up the great tasting meat in this phenomenal gift set.
Each gift basket is made in America. They come with barbecue rubs, a beer can chicken roaster, a hamburger press, water crackers, summer sausage, pasteurized cheese spreads, and other grilling related tasty treats.
4. Wall Clock
- WALL CLOCK: This Maxwell Wall Clock is finished in decadent Windsor Cherry on select hardwoods and veneers to compliment your home decor. Includes a swan neck pediment with rosette accents, turned...
This stunning clock shows that you really care. It’s an amazing gift with a Windsor cherry finish on the select hardwoods. It has a swan neck pediment, rosette accents, and in the center of the clock there is a beautiful decorative keystone.
This gorgeous piece is durable, elegant, and it’s also an antique. It even chimes every quarter hour, half hour, three-quarter hour, or on the hour, depending on how it’s set up.
- Suunto Core: This classic outdoor sports watch is packed with intelligent features like a Storm Alarm, Altimeter, Barometer and compass to keep you informed of conditions while you hike, bike, or camp
It’s time for the retired principal in your life to get outside more and get exercise. The outdoor sports watch from SUUNTO is a great addition to anyone’s exercise regimen.
This watch provides dual times, a date display, and it also has an alarm. It’s a durable, versatile, and the ideal watch for working out at the gym, hiking, swimming, running, or cycling.
The Scandinavian design and super durable materials make this a great tracking watch to track daily activities.
6. Men’s Golf Clubs Set
- The Strata 12 Piece Set Is Designed For Maximum Performance Right Out Of The Box; The Set Includes: Driver, 3 Wood, 5 Hybrid, 6 - 9 Iron, Pw, Putter, Stand Bag And 2 Head Covers
Callaway has completely outdone themselves with their incredible complete golf clubs set. It’s perfect for retiring principals or anyone who plans to spend time on the links once they’ve finally moved on from their profession for good.
The club set is available in blue or red and you can get them for left-handed or right-handed oriented people. In the 12-piece set, there are a wide range of clubs including hybrids, a putter, woods, irons, and a pitching wedge.
7. Women’s Golf Club Set
- The Strata Plus Women’s package set is designed with distance and forgiveness technologies for women who want to easily hit accurate shots that go a long way
I didn’t want to leave anyone out, so I’m also sharing Callaway’s complete golf club set for women. Just like the set for men, the clubs are oriented for left-handed or right-handed individuals and there are four different colors including teal, gold, purple, and pink.
Choose from 11-piece sets, 14-piece sets, and 16-piece sets. Each set has the necessary drivers, woods, irons, putters, and pitching wedges.
The bag is lightweight, multipurpose, and it even has a stand as well.
8. Thank You Keychain
- 🍏A great Principal builds character inspires dreams encourages creativity builds confidence instills a love of learning touches our hearts and changes our lives orever.
I certainly appreciate the beauty and splendor of this thank you keychain because it’s the perfect gift for a retiring principal. It has a very inspirational saying engraved on the keychain and talks about building character, inspiring dreams, building confidence, and encouraging creativity.
The soon-to-be retiring principal in your life will definitely appreciate this attractive hypoallergenic keychain made of stainless steel. It will never change color or tarnish.
9. Retirement Appreciation Gift
- ❤ SIZE: 4.1" x 4.1" x 0.8''High. Note: Small trinkets are not included.
I believe this gift is appropriate for a man or woman who plans on retiring in the near future.
Even though they call it a ceramic jewelry holder or trinket tray, guys can also use it to put their watch, wedding band, or keys in the beautiful dish after they get home from a relaxing day while enjoying their retirement.
The design reminds retirees that they should be proud of their work. It’s stylish and comes in exquisite packaging.
10. Ceramic Coffee Mug
- HIGH QUALITY ceramic mug with a comfortable C-shaped handle that makes the perfect novelty gift for anyone on any occasion. Make a coffee or tea lover smile on their birthday, Christmas, Hanukkah,...
Your retiring principal will definitely appreciate the thought, craftsmanship, and care that went into creating this exquisite coffee mug specifically designed for principals.
On the front, it reminds us that “A truly great principle is hard to find, difficult to part with and impossible to forget.”
Isn’t that the truth? This high-quality mug will remind your principal of all the great work they did helping children become hard-working adults while providing a great future for their students.
11. Laser Engraved Tumbler
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Every retiring principal needs a vacuum insulated and engraved tumbler to mark the occasion. In this particular case, the tumbler has a very interesting and poignant saying that will make the principal feel very happy about their career of choice.
It says, “The influence of a good principle can never be erased!” And below the logo and saying, the gift giver can have the principal’s name laser engraved on the tumbler. It’s a stunning personalized gift.
12. Waterproof Makeup Bag
- Size: 23.5 cm ( 9.25 inch ) * 17 cm ( 6.69 inch) . TIPS: Manual measuring permissible error.
This makeup bag is a great gift for the end of the year but it’s even better for a retiring principal. She’ll love the wonderful saying that exclaims, “Behind a great school is an awesome principal.”
The good thing about this bag is that it is waterproof and it’s the perfect size to fit different makeup brushes, lipsticks, eyeshadow, and more. You can fit other things in this bag including eyeglasses, a mobile phone, or a pencil case.
13. Glass Mug
- BEST SCHOOL PRINCIPAL GIFTS: The unique glass mug is the best present for a colleague, boss, relative, friend or coworker who is a School Principal. With this gift for a work colleague, you will make...
I really like this great class mug a great deal and I think the principal in your life will appreciate it too. It has a beautiful design in gold on the front and it says, “The influence of a great principle can never be erased.”
You can get the mug and 13-ounce or 21-ounce sizes. It’s great for coffee, tea, or your favorite hot beverage. It even has scratch-resistant coating to prevent the words from wiping off.
14. Lavender Soy Candle
- FOR THE BEST PRINCIPAL EVER - Got You a Little Something principal appreciation candle is for the world's best principal who deserves a little wonderful treat! With a sweet little note, this 9-oz...
This beautiful candle could be used as an end of the year gift, but it also makes a wonderful retirement gift as well. On the front of the candle, it says, “To the world’s best principal, thanks for being so awesome.” I don’t know about you, but
I would love getting a candle that told me how awesome I am! It would make me feel wonderful about my chosen profession and life’s work. I’m sure your principal feels the same.
15. Lined Retirement Journal
I think getting a principal on the verge of retirement a thoughtful journal is a great idea. It shows how much you appreciate them and it also gives them a place to put down their thoughts, feelings, and emotions about their life and career.
This journal also helps them process their retirement and their career. Plus, it’ll give the principal something to do once they no longer have to go into school or the office every day.
16. Funny Retirement T-Shirt
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All retirees will absolutely get a big kick out of this T-shirt. It’s absolutely hilarious because it asks a very simple question with an obvious answer. The front of the shirt is a picture of the sun, palm trees, and the ocean. And it says, “Does this shirt make me look retired?”
I’d say it gets the point across!
This shirt is available for men and women in multiple sizes and five different colors.
17. Cushioned Socks
- Custom designs available.
These socks are direct and get right to the point. On the bottom of the right sock, it says “Guess what?” In big and bold letters. On the left sock, it shows the picture of the schoolhouse and it says, “This principle is off duty.”
I’m not sure you can make the message any clearer. These unique and cute socks definitely get the point across and tell us that this principal has finally retired.
18. Lowball Whiskey Glass
- Fun Novelty Retirement Gifts - A humorous gift for someone who is about to cash in on their retirement. An ideal gift for men, dads, grandpas, bosses, or coworkers to help toast to retiring from their...
Is the most important principal in your life finally ready to kick back and relax and enjoy their life? This lowball whiskey glass will definitely get the point across. In big and bold letters on the front of the glass, it states “The legend has retired!”
I don’t think the message could be any clearer. This funny message will leave their friends in stitches as they enjoy a glass of bourbon or whiskey with their newly retired friend.
19. Retirement Gift T-Shirt
- This Retired School Principal shirt with funny quote Recess are great retirement, graduation, end of year gifts for kindergarten, elementary, highschool principal retiring in 2019, 2020.
I really think this timeless T-shirt is a real hoot and I have a feeling your favorite principal will love it as well as soon as he or she reads the message. It says, “Retired principal let the recess begin!”
Yes, your principal deserves to enjoy their life in retirement. Choose this T-shirt in one of 10 colors, multiple sizes, and don’t forget to choose if it’s for a man or a woman.
20. Inspirational Bookmark
- ❤Thank You Gift for Women Men ---“Never underestimate the difference you made and the lives you touched.” was engraved on a bookmark with a tassel accessory. It’s a perfect thank you bookmark...
Retired principals will definitely appreciate this inspirational and touching bookmark. As a gift, it will definitely pull at their heartstrings and make them see that they really mattered.
On the bookmark, it says, “Never underestimate the difference you made and the lives you touched.” I’ve never read words that are truer when it comes to the life and accomplishments of a retiring principal.
21. Sterling Silver Necklace
- READY TO BE GIFTED: For each jewelry present, you get a lovely quote message card, a blank notecard, and a polishing cloth. The necklace is cradled in a box with a hand-tied ribbon bow, then in a...
This sterling silver necklace is the perfect piece of jewelry to give to a retiring female principal. It’s a thank you gift with a beautiful note card. It reminds principals how they motivated students and helped them achieve their dreams.
Your days of looking for the perfect gift for a retiring principal have come to an end. We shared some of our top-rated gifts and best fines with you today.
Some of our favorites included coffee mugs, wine glasses, golf clubs, gift baskets, wall clocks, outdoor sports watches, and a plethora of other fantastic options.
Choose from one or more of these recommendations today. Your favorite retiring principal will certainly adore anything from this curated list!