I have such a fun post up today. Have you ever struggled to figure out what gift to get for the man in your life? I know I have. So when I saw these Man Crates Gifts For Men, I knew it was a great idea! Gift baskets have been around for ages, but how about these cool crates? You can choose from several different packages, from jerky to zombie preparedness!
There’s even sports and personalized gifts. Oh, and the fun part? They arrive in a crate that has to be opened with a crowbar! Much more fun than a plastic wrapped bag, yes? And you can re-use it. I also love that they send crates to men serving overseas, who I know would appreciate the humorous pick-me-up. As a blogger I get a lot of these PR type announcements, but Man Crates really caught my eye. Especially with my husband’s birthday coming up in a few weeks. Which inspired me to dream big, real big, and come up with a total Man Retreat I think he would love. We’ve been talking for months about eventually building a workshop for him that would double as a storm shelter. So I took the liberty of dreaming that we won the lottery and I got to surprise him with what I think would be his dream “Man Cave”. Let’s take a look!
Of course, I wanted everything to be sourced as locally as possible, and everything on my list is made in the USA. Starting with the cabin, which would be a kit from WoodTex
. I love all the chicken coops and horse barns I see on their Instagram
feed, so it would be great to get our own crew out here to build a log-cabin style shed!
I found this awesome liquor bottle chandelier
on Etsy, and love that it’s repurposed and has a cool industrial vibe. The John Wayne poster
is a nod to the poster he had in his bedroom growing up, which I know he’s dying to hang up somewhere. And if you’ve been on the hunt for a rug made in America, Capel Rugs has a great selection, including this jute
number. I’m drawn to this cushy leather recliner from La-Z-Boy
, which I recently found out is entirely manufactured in America. Now I know in real life he would probably want camo fabric, but I have standards! I think the idea of a unique end table like this metal drawer cabinet
My dad found a great vintage wood stove that’s perfect for winter heating, but here
is a great source for American made stoves. And while I’m on a vintage kick, this old cabinet radio
would be awesome. And since no room would be complete without something handmade, I’m digging this Emerson Console from Ana White
. Oh, and in case you were wondering, there ARE still electronics made in the states! These amazing mirror HDTVs
are making me drool.
I’m interested to see what my husband thinks about my Man Cave Inspiration. I have a feeling his would be much more low-brow 😉 I am just excited there are still so many categories of products made here in the US.