Man Cave Must Haves for Every Budget

Just in case you’re wondering,

Man caves are to men what shoe closets and warm baths are to women…

Here’s a list of things for the ideal mancave to give him that “place of peace”

  1. Theme/Decor
  2. Comfortable seating
  3. Stress relievers
  4. Seclusion

He wants to feel like he’s in an oasis all his own. He wants to be able to have peace and quiet and if he decides to blast his games, music, or movies, he doesn’t want to have to worry about being told/asked to turn it down. Ultimately, he wants to relax his way.


Whether a literary lover, athletic enthusiast, or an artsy soul, the comfort and privacy of the mancave will add a tremendous amount of peace of mind if it fits his personality!scent

Let it look like, smell like, feel like his space.

 Scented Candles – Man Cave – Set of 3: Straight Razor, Leather, and Mahogany – 3 x 4-Ounce Soy Candles – Each Votive Candle is Handmade in the USA with only the Best Fragrance Oils

Create a theme that fits his personality: Photo Creditchicago




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Seating ideas:


For an economical budget (<$200)  

Stretch Pique Sectional with Side Chaise Cover offers the ability to stretch out and relax on a soft, comfortable sofa, any way he wants.

6ft bagFor the younger guy, try this extra comfortable Sofa Sack – Bean Bags 6-Feet Bean Bag, Giant, Cinnabar


For the growing budget (<$500)

Case Andrea Milano 3-Piece Microfiber Faux Leather Sectional Sofa with Ottoman, Hazelnut offers a firm cushion (useful for bad backs), ottoman and space to lounge.


Or this Jaxx 7 ft Giant Bean Bag Sofa, Black Denim

For the hefty budget (<$2000)cream

Moe’s Home Collection Plunge Reversible Sectional Sofa, Cappuccino is like laying on a cloud. Plunge into this oversized, reversible sofa and drift away.

Stress Relievers

  • Bar

For under $50, try a home-made brewing kit like this vodka kit: kit

The SPIRIT INFUSION KIT – Infuse Your Booze with 70 + Homemade Small-Batch Flavored Vodka Recipes. Become an Infused Alcohol Cocktail Mixologist with “How To Infuse Vodka” Recipe and Instruction Book

whiskeyOr this Whiskey kit:  Bootleg Botanicals Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail Infusion Kitgin

Or Gin kit:  The Homemade Gin Kit for under $30

Don’t forget the ice! Either cubes or sphere molds. Keep the drinks cold without watering them down. Set of 9 Grey Beverage Chilling Stones [Chill Rocks] Whiskey Stones for Whiskey and other Beverages – in Gift Box with Velvet Carrying Pouch – Made of 100% Pure Soapstone – by Quiseen

Chillz Ice Ball Maker Mold – Black Flexible Silicone Ice Tray – Molds 4 X 4.5cm Round Ice Ball Spheres

  • Cigars

Let him kick back and relax with a stiff drink and a cigar.  Scorch Tocigarrch Travel 10 Cigar Humidor Humidifier

Try Cigars International for the next order. Stock up on great deals! (Recommend Tabak Especial infused cigars)

  • Pool tablepool table

For just under $500, you can purchase a billiards table to set center-stage in the mancave.

Triumph Sports Phoenix 7′ Billiard Table with Table Tennis Conversion Top

  • Video games (and surround sound)

game chair

X Rocker 5143601 II Video Gaming Chair , Wireless , Black

For less than $200, this chair lets you FEEL the intensity of the game. (Even works for movies and music) The X Rocker has wireless audio transmission, and includes 2 forward facing speakers and one powerful sub-woofer. The side control panel has volume, bass control, input/output jacks, and band switch. There is a headphone jack for personal use. The Ergonomic design has full back support, and the foldable construction allows for ease of storage and portability.

  • Music (and surround sound), Movies, other Artistic Releases

Stage the area with a record player, stock up on some vinyl and don’t forget the surround sound.  Don’t forget the soundbar and dock for his ipod/Android music player when he want to be new-age. The more boom, the better!

Check into large flat-screen tv’s or even try a projector for the flexibility of having as large or as small of a screen as he wants!

High pixels and lumens are the way to go! Pay for the quality of a great picture! For tips on how to choose a home projector for your home theater, try Tips. We highly recommend this ViewSonic PJD5155 3300 Lumens SVGA HDMI Projector, right at $300 great picture for the cost. Great value.projector

If he is more hands-on, stage an easel, add paint/sketch materials, or a poetry pad; position his musical instruments and let him express himself as artistically as he sees fit.

  • Gym equipment or Tools


If he’s one for multi-tasking, this Wirk Ride Exercise Bike Workstation and Standing Desk allows him to cycle and use his laptop/tablet or other device on the mounted desk. All for under $150.

Maybe a rack of weights, a bench and a long mirror might do the trick.  Better yet, a drillpress, carpenter’s table saw, socket wrenches or whatever else gets his gears turning. Fill up the space with things that make him feel fulfilled.

Either way, let it fit him.


Give a man privacy, give a man peace. Let him have his “me-time”, “guy-time”, or just “time” period.

No matter the person, everyone enjoys being in their element. Consider a few of these ideas to start building a mancave or tweak the one you own.

For all the positivity he adds to your life, allow him serenity

Peace of Mind for All


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