Buying a gift for a recently retired friend or colleague need not be a headache with some of these great ideas. Whatever your budget, there’s a perfect present for every new retiree. With life expectancy increasing, many people enjoy a long retirement and certainly don’t want to let the grass grow. It can be a time for new adventures, challenging hobbies or a chance to catch up on home and garden jobs they now have time for. Here are some ideal gifts for the recently retired:

Having more free time means many choose to travel and see the world. Travel planning diaries are a useful and attractive idea if you know they are planning a trip of a lifetime. There are maps, useful information and plenty of space for logging their travels and adventures. A top-quality travel bag is also a great idea for those keen to hit-the-road.

If the person is into exercise and health, then why not treat them to the latest model Fitbit. The clever device can track fitness, diet information and heart rate. Strapping it on just like a watch should be simple even for those less-technically minded of us!

Avid readers will have lots of time to catch up on all those best-selling novels, so instead of buying a pile of books, treat them to a Kindle. Great for keeping everything compact and organised and they can read it on the go.

Are they keen to improve their swing? If so, a new set of golf clubs will go down very well indeed. Top-quality sets with sole-width technology and weighted irons for improved accuracy will make those days out on the green even more enjoyable.

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For keen gardening enthusiasts, avoid the usual tools which they probably already own and treat them to a Shepherd Hut. These wonderful structures can be custom-built and used for a variety of purposes, not least greater enjoyment of your outside space. Whether they desire a quiet space for projects and hobbies or a better gardening base, a wide range of Shepherd Huts can be found at http://www.cotswoldshepherdshuts.co.uk/

With all that extra time to spend with family and friends, a compendium of board games can be a fun gift. Social get-togethers can include classic games like charades, cards, quiz games, ping pong and many more. Games that people of all ages can play together are best, whether it’s their children or grandchildren, the whole family can enjoy the fun.

If they plan to take it easy, then some luxurious loungewear might be appropriate. Plush cashmere, cotton velour dressing gowns, organic cotton pjs and super comfy slippers will make morning coffee and newspaper times even more special now they’ve left the 9-5 grind.