Have you ever given any though as to what would make the best retirement gifts for men? Yes, that may sound like a bit of a loaded question, but it’s also one that is worth asking. The fact is that most people don’t give much thought to what they will give to a male colleague, husband, friend, or even father on that day when he finally says goodbye to the working world and embarks on his new career as a retiree.

There’s almost a default setting for these kinds of commemorations, where everyone gets the retiree the same type of memento that they have given to every other male retiree they’ve ever known. You can pretty much recite them from memory: a commemorative watch, a plaque, or some clever trinket designed to remind him of just how much he’ll miss everyone he’s leaving behind as he soldiers on into his golden years. While those are all perfectly fine ideas, there are so many others to consider as well. That’s why we’ve formulated this list that can help you find that good retirement gift idea for dad, or any other man you know who is about to leave the workforce forever.