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25 Ideas for the Perfect Firefighter Retirement Gifts

When you are looking for firefighter retirement gifts, you probably can think of plenty of things right now. However, giving a gift that can mean so much to a retired firefighter is something that you need to consider doing. These kinds of gifts will be something that can last a lifetime, especially after serving as a firefighter for a long time. 

To help you choose before making your final decision, we have collected the following gift ideas and inspirations to become the best firefighter retirement gifts, ever. 

1. Retired Firefighter License Plate

Retired Firefighter License Plate

This plate is made of a thick-gauge aluminum blank with dye sublimated printing, perfect for any vehicle and suitable to be placed indoors as a room decoration to be cherished for a lifetime.

2. Custom Firefighter Wooden Ax

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As one of the most used tools for firefighters, an ax has a special place in all firefighters’ hearts. Therefore, this customized wooden ax is perfect as a gift for a retired firefighter to remind him about all the stories and memories, good and bad, and to share those heroic stories with his loved ones.

3. Personalized Firefighter Cutting Board

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With a lot of spare time at home, a retired firefighter might find new hobbies, and cooking can be one of them. So, this personalized firefighter cutting board is a nice gift that a retiree will appreciate, as a perfect kitchen tool to prepare a healthy meal to stay fit after retirement.

4. Firefighter Cross Coaster Set

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These coasters feature a firefighter Maltese Cross, making them a nice gift for a retired firefighter. It has a leatherette insert and chrome plated base that will protect any table surface. This coaster comes in a set of 4 and includes a unique and aesthetic holder, and suitable for both cold and hot beverages.

5. The Legend Has Retired Coffee Mug

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This ‘The Legend Has Retired’ is a unique and funny firefighter retirement gift. Made of durable ceramic and comes with a set that includes the mug, lid, and spoon, this will be a perfect companion for a retired fireman to enjoy a cup of tea, milk, coffee, juice, hot chocolate or any drink he likes!

6. Mounted Wine Bottle & Glass Rack

Mounted Wine Bottle & Glass Rack

A life after retirement means that someone will drink more wine and that’s why this Wine bottle and glass rack is just the perfect firefighter retirement gift. Every piece of this rack comes with a funny message that will create a fun touch out of this rack.

7. Craftsman Lawn & Garden Essential Tool Set

Craftsman Lawn & Garden Essential Tool Set

With more free time at home, a retired firefighter may have more time to take care of his garden. So, why don’t you give him this Craftsman Lawn & Garden Essential Tool Set and let him enjoy quality time gardening?

8. Firefighter Shield Cufflinks

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This cufflink with a Maltese Cross will be the perfect firefighter retirement gift, featuring an eye-catching shield of bright red enamel. Don’t you think any man loves to use cufflinks to complete their look, including a retired firefighter? He probably can’t wait to go for a formal dinner with a suit with his spouse, and complete his look with these cufflinks.

9. Retired Firefighter Badge Sweatshirt

Retired Firefighter Badge Sweatshirt

This hooded sweatshirt features a high-quality print that a retired firefighter will love to wear for any occasion. The simple and basic design will fit any attire, and keep us warm in cold weather. You can also buy this sweatshirt in different color, as well. 

10. Firefighter Fireman Decor Posters

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These classic firefighter posters are a perfect decoration to bring a touch of sweet memories to any room inside the retired firefighter’s home. These posters come in a set of 6 that can be placed on any wall as desired. As an option you can choose to buy these posters in a set of 4, too!


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11. Retired Firefighter Mug

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A nice and funny mug to remind a retired firefighter about his schedule after retirement. Seeing what’s written in this mug, his schedule looks exciting, plus a schedule to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, too!

12. Retired Firefighter Necklace

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You can personalize this necklace as a gift for a retired firefighter, and you can have your messages engraved on the back of the pendant. With the pride of being a firefighter, this necklace will certainly be something nice to wear every day.

13. Retired Firefighter Word Art 

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This special custom-made artwork is the perfect firefighter retirement gift that he can mount on the wall. When he looks at this sweet farewell gift, any retired firefighter will be overwhelmed to receive such a sweet and thoughtful retirement gift. To make it more special, include the words that describe him the most.

14. Firefighter Off Duty Socks

Firefighter Off Duty Socks

A cute pair of socks for a retired firefighter to stay warm when the weather isn’t too friendly. The cute pattern plus the ‘Do Not Disturb, This Fireman is Off Duty’ statement is just  too cute to handle!

15. Firefighter Globe Decanter Decor

Firefighter Globe Decanter Decor

This world shaped whisky decanter will make a great gift for a fireman retirement as this elegant item intricate Firefighters Maltese Cross in striking detail. This decanter will hold any liquor including Whisky, Scotch, Bourbon, Cognac, Brandy or other favorite liquors. 

16. Big Fire Truck Blanket

Big Fire Truck Blanket

This firetruck blanket is cute, soft, breathable, and super snugly to keep you warm for all seasons. If you’re looking for a useful and durable firefighter retirement gift, this blanket is the best choice. Not only loved by the retired firefighter, this blanket will be loved by his children and grandchildren, too!

17. Firefighter Keychain

Firefighter Keychain

This thoughtful gift will remind a retired firefighter about how brave he was, and about all the greatest things that he has done during his time serving as a firefighter. This keychain will also make sure his keys are always safe.

18. Lambeau Field Wooden Bench Bottle Opener

18. Lambeau Field Wooden Bench Bottle Opener

With more time for a bottle of wine, this bottle opener will definitely be a useful gift for a retired firefighter. The simple and natural look of this bottle opener will certainly make this a nice companion to enjoy a bottle of wine with loved ones.

19. Retired Firefighter Spare Tire Cover

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Give a retired firefighter this retired firefighter tire cover to complete the look of his jeep or any vehicle he owns. This tire cover fits for many vehicles and is available in various sizes to fit any cars. The Maltese Cross perfectly describes the owner of the car as a proud retired firefighter.

20. Firefighter Retired License Plate Frame

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Another iconic plate to be given to a firefighter who just retired. He will be thrilled to use this for his car plate and proud of being a retired firefighter. 


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21. Retirement Watch

Retirement Watch

This is a watch that you can give to a retiree, to personally congratulate that person about his retirement, which will let him have more time to appreciate all the things that he has, to finally enjoys his time with the family, and to relax after serving for so long.

22. Firefighter Rescue Zippo Lighter

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A firefighter’s life is full of fire, as in real fire. And to remind him about it, why don’t you give him this Firefighter Rescue Zippo Lighter that will remind him about all the things he has done for many people, and rescued those people from fire. 

23. Firefighter Maltese Leather Wallet

Firefighter Maltese Leather Wallet

As a place to keep all your money, IDs and credit cards, a wallet will always be a nice gift for any occasion, including a firefighter retirement gift. This leather wallet has a Maltese Cross in front, as a personalization for its firefighter users who will be happy to use this wallet for many years to come.

24. Firefighter Wooden Money Clip

Firefighter Wooden Money Clip

This unique money clip has a small engraving of a firefighter in his iconic helmet on the wooden front side, which makes it look simple and nice to carry wherever you go. Now your money will be kept securely in this money clip.

25. Retired Firefighter T-Shirt

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Always remember to never underestimate an old man who was a firefighter, because once a firefighter, he will always be a firefighter. For an old man who remains a firefighter at heart, then this is the perfect t-shirt for you.


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How do you thank a firefighter for their service?

First and foremost, say thank you for all you do, for the sacrifices you make to defend us. I will always feel greatly indebted to you for your willingness to serve and protect us. I want to give you my gratitude for your willingness to sign on the line. Thank You for being willing to sign on the line to do this job, not sure I could do that, and you can sincerely give him personalized and thoughtful gifts as a sign of appreciation.

What to buy a retiring firefighter?

Being a true hero, giving a retired firefighter a thoughtful gift is recommended. To name a view, you can give him a personalized Firefighter Wooden Ax, a coffee mug that says The Legend Has Retired, a unique bottle opener, a custom-made art work, or other personalized and thoughtful gifts to cherish for a lifetime.

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