A Retirement Gift Idea for Wine Lovers

Imagine this; a co-worker or friend is a wine lover, and they’re about to retire. What do you give them? Here’s an idea that’s sure to have everyone saying, “Nailed it!” – an ice bucket filled with a curated collection of personalized wine gifts. Keep reading as we highlight some of the must-haves to include.

A retirement gift for wine lovers
Retirement gift idea - an ice bucket filled with useful wine accessories and wine or Champagne

Instead of an ordinary gift basket, choose an ice bucket to hold the wine related gifts . This four quart wine bucket is found on Amazon.

Fill an ice bucket with funny or useful wine

Line the ice bucket with a personalized towel. Later this folded towel can be used when the wine or Champagne is poured to catch any drips from the bottle. You might want a towel with a custom message like this one: “There’s always time for a glass of wine – Michael is retired.”

Hand towel with personalization for a retirement gift
Personalized retirement wine labels

Next, select a bottle of wine or a bottle of Champagne. Choose a retirement wine label from our pre-made designs to personalize with a funny or congratulatory message and customize with your desired message. Order just one custom label if that’s all you need for $3.75 plus shipping. Add the personalized wine label to the bottle and place inside the ice bucket.

Retirement wine labels -customize online with your text. Buy just one.

Want wine labels with a playful or funny message? Here are just a few from which you can choose. Change the message on the label to fit your retiree and place on their favorite bottle of wine.

Personalized retirement wine labels

These retirement labels are self-adhesive and waterproof. They are 3.5 inches wide by 4 inches high. Either place them over the existing label or remove the old label and apply the new.

Wine glasses with funny retirement sayings

Include a couple of wine glasses inscribed with a funny retirement saying like – “I Can Wine All I Want I’m Retired.”

Personalized wine glasses with a funny retirement saying
Wine accessories like a corkscrew, wine stopper, or drink coasters make great retirement gifts

Don’t forget to add a wine bottle corkscrew like this that says, “It’s ALWAYS wine o’clock.” 

Funny saying on a wine corkscrew

A wine stopper is another useful gift for wine lovers. This one is engraved with “Happy Retirement.”

Happy retirement wine stopper

To complete the retirement gift bucket include custom party coasters with the saying of your choice. These coasters look like cork but in actuality are printed heavy coated paper and are recyclable. Great for one time use at retirement parties. They come in quantities as low as ten priced at $9.90 USD.

Retirement wine coasters with custom sayings.
Funny sayings for retirement wine labels

Here are a few ideas for retirement wine label sayings to jump-start your creativity:

  • RETIRED – I don’t keep things bottled up
  • Drinking wine is my day job; I’m retired
  • I have the perfect retirement plan; my plan is to find wine
  • This wine tastes like retirement
  • I can wine all I want, I’m retired
  • It’s always wine o’clock when you’re retired
  • I work wine to five, I’m retired
  • Retirement – Where every hour is happy hour
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