Check out this comprehensive list of the Best Mancave Gifts out there! Interior spaces tend to be the domain of a man’s better half – but not so with the sacred man cave. It’s an elusive beast: what exactly designates a space a man cave? Is it the stale smell of beer and sweat? Is it the vintage gaming systems? Or is it something higher and more fundamental than that? We leave these deep questions of philosophy to the men who inhabit these time-honored caves. For the rest of us, we can do our part in helping fill out the man cave with awesome man cave gifts – even if it’s true nature still eludes us.
These must-have mancave gifts are every man’s dream
A lot of mancaving (That’s right, mancaving, just remember you saw it here first) tends to revolve around drinking. I’m not making a value judgement, it’s just the truth! Here’s some really sweet gifts for a man who tends to do some drinking in his cave.
This is another one of those functional works of art that is hard to pass up on. So, it’s basically a glass container to hold your guy friend’s favorite choice of liquor, and it has a spigot at the bottom all held up by a wooden stand. Here’s the kicker: inside is a glass sailing ship! What would you do with a drunken sailor? Throw him overboard!
It is common knowledge that a globe bar is a necessity for any respectable man cave, study, or in-home library. And don’t let the man you know tell you differently – deep down he knows he wants it. This glove features an “Old World” map and opens up to hold a couple bottles and glasses. Not only is it an awesome conversation piece, but it serves a great function too. That guy friend you know will certainly impress all the Europeans he knows when they come over for post dinner party drinks.
Being the coolest shot glass ever conceived, your friend or loved one’s man cave probably needs a whole rack of these. They’re hand made in the USA and feature a legit .308 round (for those who aren’t hip to firearms, that’s a big ass bullet) imbedded into the shot. That makes them a lucky shot, right?
This is a really niche item but can make the difference between a so-so mancave and one that has something new crawling out from every corner. The toothpicks have been soaked in high quality scotch and then dried – so you get some really subtle flavors going on. Look, not all of us can be super high class – but if you’re shopping for a man who is, this is definitely the right pick.
This is a more of a do-it-yourself kind of deal but here it is: buy your man a big ol’ bottle of Jack Daniels, and a soap dispenser top that you can go ahead and find on Amazon. Drink the Jack, fill the bottle with soap, and cap with the dispenser top. Boom – now nobody has an excuse not wash their damn hands when they leave the bathroom.
Whether the man you know is a true bartender or he’s just trying to make everything convenient for his alcoholic buddies, this wall mounted liquor dispenser will do the trick. It holds six bottles, so he’ll definitely be able to cover all his basis from absinthe to vodka.
This thing is just great. The whole thing about a man cave is that it’s supposed to be a cave, right? It’s supposed to be rustic, smell like cedarwood, and have an air of tradition. So keep the modern liquor dispenser in the kitchen. What the mancave needs is this dispenser that has been carved out of a log. Seriously it’s super cool and if the man you know intends to be doing some drinking in the cave, you can’t go wrong with this one.
This beer cap map is so cool and definitely should be on the wall of the man cave – it’s a map of the US with holes in it where he can put in the caps of craft beers that his buddies are destined to bring over. They can even have a beer-off night where they decide which craft beer is worthy of the state’s coveted beer cap spot. It’s a pretty cool way to keep track of which craft beers are worth their salt and which ones should never have been made in the first place.
This is another one of those things that’s just critical for the man cave. And if a guy is going to have a man cave, he should be able to mount a bar cabinet on the wall, right? This is made of super high-quality wood and you can tell the craftsmanship is high straight away. When he opens the cabinet, the door serves as a table where he can mix drinks for you and others. Can’t fail with this one – think about getting him some shot glasses to fill it up with.
You know that empty keg that has been sitting in the man cave for the last year? Finally there’s something to do with it other than just letting it look pretty in the corner – this kit lets you turn the keg into a straight up bar stool, and it’s pretty awesome—the stool even has rails around the base for a foot rest. It’s always great to take something useless and turn it into an awesome and one of a kind man cave piece of furniture.
Like the “lucky shot” shot glass, this skull shot glass is pretty much a must have for any liquor cabinet. You can get them both and solve the problem of one person in the group being left with the “uncool” traditional shot glass. The bottom line is everyone should have an equal opportunity to drink out of cool drinking vessels, so add this one to you buddy’s man cave to make sure everything stays fair.
These stones are perfect for a guy who likes to drink their whiskey on the rocks, literally. Whether or inside or outside the man cave, everyone should have a couple packs of these whisky stones around, which are hand made in the USA. They solve the age-old problem of cooling down your whiskey a bit without totally ruining the flavor through dilution. And they just look classy as hell.
Alright, now that’s out of the way – I have a confession to make. When it comes to man cave gear, there is mancave gifts for drinking and then there is…everything else. So let’s take a look at that other half of the equation.
This deck of cards is absolutely awesome for either the card gaming enthusiast or magician. First of all, they don’t have that tacky look of a fresh deck of cards. And not all of us want to get a used pack of cards from Las Vegas with the hole punched in them – so this vintage set is a great compromise. Beware though…the deck contains a secret method for reading all of the cards from the back side, so this might not be the best set for poker night – unless you want someone to pull out their six-shooter.
One of the major flaws of a classic foosball table is its single use nature – if you’re not playing foosball at the moment, it’s pretty much a useless piece of furniture that takes up space in the room. This foosball table completely solves that problem because it’s a really fine-looking wooden coffee table as well! The foosball field is covered in a glass top – which means mancave occupants also won’t need to worry about chasing after the ball every time it launches off the field.
This is not your grandma’s coffee table and is probably the sickest gift here. Seriously, this thing is an absolute must for a man cave. Not only is it a sleek coffee table, but it has a refrigerator inside, AND you can play music from it. This is the best thing since sliced bread for sure, and you’re not going to want to leave this off the list if you’re helping a guy fill out his man cave, it’s just took good to pass up.
If there’s going to be smoking of one kind or another in the man cave, you’re going to want to get your friend or loved one this awesome walnut ashtray and whiskey glass coaster. It’s perfect for resting your glass, or maybe grinder, on – and making sure nasty ashes don’t get all over the place. Because there is no reason a man cave needs to smell musty too, keep it clean with this classy ash tray.
The man cave is supposed to be a relaxing place. What’s more relaxing than sitting on the throne? Sitting on the throne and playing golf. Now, when his guests take too long in the bathroom, he won’t have to worry about them being slouched over the toilet releasing their bowels from the wrong end, they’re probably just in there playing golf.
If you’re talking about the true essentials of a man cave, there are a couple things that must be on the list: a sofa, some beer, a TV… but also, don’t forget the classic Pac-Man arcade game and also a fridge for the beer! This can really be a cool focal point for the whole room and a dude is sure to love it—especially if he’s from the ‘80s!
Men tend to be pretty competitive. And there’s nothing better in a man cave than a couple games where dudes can let out their competitive energy without getting violent or making it about how much they can drink. If you want the dudes in the mancave to have a healthy outlet for that competition, this classic basketball arcade style game is perfect – and it’s got two baskets, of course!
It’s totally understandable if the mancave is primarily going to be a place to watch basketball – it’s pretty much a staple of American culture at this point. This ceiling lamp is modeled off of a basketball and net, which is perfect for the avid NBA fan.
This classic foosball table has an awesome feature, the LED lights that illuminate the field of play. This is critical – so that the people who want the lights off for the game don’t conflict with the people who need the lights on to play foosball. If you don’t want fights about whether the lights should be on or off, this foosball table is a great way to solve the problem.
This putting map is huge, so it can really help create a separate space in the man cave. Sure, there’s always going to be an area with a coffee table for watching the game, but on the other side of the room it’s good to have more active things to do – and having this putting mat really sets the tone for an area to be relaxed and fun.
People should know what they’re walking into when they walk into a man cave. This rustic sign looks like it’s written with deer horns, but don’t worry, no deer were hurt in the making of this sign. But look, when you get to the bottom of the basement stairs and are about to cross the line into the man cave, it’s only decent to have a sign letting people know.
These LED lights are really cool, they hook up to your TV and can be attached to the back, all controlled by a convenient remote. You can change the colors too! Not only does this help him avoid knocking over his TV in the dark man cave when he’s had one to many, but it can also reduce eye strain if they’re going to be spending the night watching football.
This is a really cool portrait that the guy you know can work on with his loose change (cause really, when are we going to put the penny to death once and for all? Most useless coin ever, besides the nickel of course) It also comes with a ton of facts about one of the greatest presidents in history, so it’s perfect for the history minded guy too.
The thing about man caves that is really cool is that it’s a bit like walking into an antique shop or the local secondhand store – you never really know what you’re going to find. And when it comes to dudes, you really don’t have to worry too much about getting the wrong mancave gift. If you pick a few choices off this list, you’ll definitely be welcomed into the inner sanctum.
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