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The Ultimate Man Cave

Updated on December 2, 2014

You Must Think Like A Man To Get Him The Perfect Gift

A Woman's home is her castle except in the man cave. More and more couples are finding it increasingly important to give a man his space to just be himself. It may be the garage or even a large shed out back, but the cave is his world and on Valentine's Day he is surely to appreciate you showing your love and support by getting him something he will truly love for the cave.

Men have their secret world where they have to bond and compete with their bros. This is the purpose of the man cave. Keep them out of trouble and where you can see them in the man cave. A good man cave will keep him home as he feels in charge again. He is king of the cave.

The photo was taken in my Husband's Man Cave

Photo Credit : Rockinpicks

MAN CAVE Neon LED Sign 19 x 10

A Man Cave must feel like his area. This may mean you have to give up some of the decorating control and that mounted fish head could take center stage. When my husband first said he wanted one he took over our den. Gone were the pretty curtains and out came the concert posters and his collection of Beer Mugs. I was able to make suggestions, but for it to really feel like it was his he had to make the final decisions.

Neon LED Sign 19 x 10 - Man Cave
Neon LED Sign 19 x 10 - Man Cave

Don't just say it light it up with a Neon Sign. Every time someone walks into his man cave they see the big glowing sign stating they were walking into sacred territory.

 

Great Examples Of Over The Top Man Caves - Every Man's Dream

Here are dozens of examples of Man Caves that anyone would be proud of.

Choose A Theme For The Cave - Write Out A Plan

If left up to my Husband I would have had Baseball Hats decorating the wall. I needed a plan and still needed to make him think he was in charge.

Compromising was key. The first thing we did was write down a list of things that would make him feel as if the room was all his. He listed his love of Rock N Roll, he likes fantasy movies such as Star Wars, Harry Potter and Lord Of The Rings. My husband likes to think of himself as a Gourmet Beer Expert.

Since the room we choose for his Man Cave would be exposed to the rest of the house and not a room where I could just close the door and not look he had to be reasonable. Our friend has a Man Cave in his Garage and his wife never has to look in there. My husband had to compromise a bit while our friend did not.

I could put up with his Beer Stein collection as part of the decorations so we checked that off the list. I could put up with his large collection of Rock N Roll memoribilia. I actually like that so that became a second theme in the room. The third was his comic books and fantasy movie art collection and here is where we bumped heads.

I was not going to put up with his life size movie cut out poster of a Wookiee. I didn't even like it in the closet. After some give and take the point was brought up that my dog didn't like the life size Wookie and there was a very good chance he would pee on it. The final outcome was agreeable for both of us. The décor would reflect Rock N Roll and Gourmet Beer with just a few Star Trek items thrown in. Gone was Harry Potter's Cloak of Invisibility and the life size half Ape.

Another Masculine object my husband and I disagreed on was the deer head that he inherited from my Grandfather.

Growing up my grandparents had a deer head on their wall. Every time I visited someone had to lift me up to pet the deer. As a child I remember asking multiple times where the rest of the deer was and spend a lot of time hunting around in the room behind the wall where the deer head was hung. Nobody would honestly tell me the deer was decapitated.

My huband took great sentimental delight when the roadkill was given to him. My Sister-in-Law would not let it in her home or my brother would have been first in line. When my husband became it's new owner he wanted to hang it in my old home, but our children were young and I told him I didn't want it to upset them. I did tell him that when they got older he could hang it up. I just never thought the issue would come up again, but it did and now my children were too old to traumatize.

My oldest did object violently. It wasn't due to moral reasons. She didn't want her boyfriend to see it and someday they would have to hang it in their house.

My husband and I agreed that the real dear would stay out in the garage, but we would substitute it for something we could both live with.

7 in 1 Table Games

This is the exact set we have and we all love it. It takes up less room than individual games. We have a separate Fuse Ball table and it doesn't get used as much as this one. With this set you can dedicate a small part of the room to gaming and concentrate on creating other areas in the room for different things.

Leg Lamp Nightlight
Leg Lamp Nightlight

Leg lamp night light

9" tall

Decorative box included

 

Poker Night With The Boys - Game Boards That Clean Up Easily

Every Man Cave worth anything includes a poker table in one form or another. These are excellent boards that can be put away and cleaned up to make room for movie watching.

Small Bars

Beer Pong, Rules and Regulations

Beer Pong is sweeping the nation especially among College Students and makes a great party game. It's a twist on the old ping pong table game or the carnival game where you bounce a ping pong ball into a cup of water to win a prize. Variations of the game are popping up everywhere.

Here are the rules we use when we play. Warning, men get more and more competitive as the game goes on. This game can get you smashed if played for long periods of time. Pacing yourself is the key to winning.

The Official Rules of Beer Pong

There are two teams, Each team sets up their cups with 1/3 beer or other drink of choice. I recommend using a Beer Pong holder so they don't knock over.

Each team stands on the opposite end of the pong table and bounces the ball down the table. You can set your rules as you wish with one or two bounces to get into the cups. The rules vary with the game. You set the rules at the beginning of the game.

If a member or your team gets the ball into the opposite's team's cup one of the team members must drink. Then it is the turn of the other team. The longer you play the funnier it gets.

Each time you get a ball in a cup that cup is taken out of circulation. The winning team is the team to clear all the cups of the opposite team first. Then you fill up again.

Beer Pong Accessories

Leave a group of men alone with a Beer pong table and they will stay entertained for hours. Something about the competition and beer just make the game irresistable.

The Neon Man Cave

At first I thought this Man Cave was way too over done, but they pan back at the end and it's really cool.

Electronic Dart Boards

Enjoy your beers and don't worry about keeping score with this electronic dart board. It will do it for you.

The Man Cave Speaks For Itself

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    • TalkingFreebies profile image

      Reshel 

      4 years ago from Sierra Nevada ~ Reno

      I love the home bar system of the glass and chrome, look is such a simplicity look!

      Great work on your lens!

    • opatoday profile image

      opatoday 

      5 years ago

      I love this Stuff

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      Ikey4088 

      5 years ago

      We downsized and I lost my man cave - I miss it. One day I will have my cave back and this lens has given me some great style ideas. Thanks

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      jimporsche86 

      5 years ago

      I need a man cave, right now mine is the computer room or the garage at my parents house.

    • jeffersuan profile image

      jeffersuan 

      5 years ago

      I love it! Every man need a good man cave.

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      Mary Norton 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      What a great idea. This is the perfect gift for your man.

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      Dusty2 LM 

      5 years ago

      Very nice and well done lens. I'm, as well, writing from my Man Cave with all of its comforts. I used to "Bounce" at bars and if there were extra signs and neons I usually wound up getting them. There for awhile I had so many that I sold or gave away a lot of them to friends and buddies to help decorate their Man Caves. In a way i wish i would've hung onto them as they are worth some money now. Oh well! Thank You for visiting my Traditional Irish Stew Similar To Grandmas lens and giving it a "thumbs up" as I appreciate it. Hope you give the stew try to will enjoy it. Bon Appetit! (^_-)

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      MusicMadness LM 

      5 years ago

      Great idea for a lens. I have my own man cave as well. I'm actually typing this response from deep in the bowels of my cave ;)

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      Bartukas 

      5 years ago

      Great man cave :D loved it

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      renewedfaith2day 

      5 years ago

      These keep us at home (and so do y'all). We just need somewhere to go to unwind and to have one of these at home is our little piece of the American Dream. It is "our place." I appreciate that you have embraced and contributed to this.

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      ChristyZ 

      5 years ago

      Great lens, I love the man cave clock! :)

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 

      5 years ago

      Great ideas. I really like the 6 in 1 game set.

    • ManipledMutineer profile image

      ManipledMutineer 

      5 years ago

      Bars and poker sets - I like...!

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      Carol Brooks 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Great stuff!

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      crstnblue 

      5 years ago

      Lots of great ideas!

      Made me smile! : )))

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      CornellMarCom LM 

      5 years ago

      THis is great!!!!!

    • JeromyS7 profile image

      JeromyS7 

      5 years ago

      Cool lens! Now if only I had a man cave! Well, I do have the shop, but not sure the wife will treat me to any of this!

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      victoria91 lm 

      5 years ago

      Great lens. I actually purchased the shot glass roulette for my SO's birthday.

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      Susan Holland 

      5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Oh man! (NPI) These are great ideas. My husband has a shop called "The Boar's Nest," and several of these gifts would be perfect!! :-)

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      Elaine Chen 

      5 years ago

      you know; my son laugh non-stop when he saw "Big Mouth Toys Hook Line And Stinker Toilet Fishing Game" :-) I personally like the small bar and wish to have one in near future

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      LouisaDembul 

      5 years ago

      You sure have to think like a man to know what to buy for his man cave!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      All cave dwellers will love your picks for them for sure.....I guess we don't have to understand it all but just help them feel they have their own private territory. Love your dear head story....I used to try looking on the other side of the wall too, fun!

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