The essentials that make a great man cave aren't cheap, but they can be potential gifts that your man will go crazy for.
Every King needs a castle.
However, when you get married and have children that castle can quickly become overrun.
And even though you love them dearly, sometimes you just need a bolt hole to escape to where you can relax and enjoy some alone time.
Which makes the idea of creating their own man cave such an attractive proposition to men.
As it gives them a private space of their own where they are free to indulge in their hobbies and interests, without being interrupted by the missus!
So, if you have a man in your life that has a man cave or is craving one, buying them a gift to furnish it with will be extremely welcome.
And I'm going to show you some examples of common man cave essentials that should cover most guys interests and needs.
Whether they're into beer, bar games, poker, sports, video gaming, or movies.
And I've gone for some real top products here to make the gifts extra special.
Because no man wants to compromise with their man cave.
1. A Luxurious Recliner Chair
The most important item in any man cave is a super comfortable and luxurious chair to relax in.
As this allows them to relax fully when reading or watching movies and sports.
And most guys choose a La-Z-Boy style recliner chair for this purpose.
As not only are these chairs so comfortable to sit in, you can also change the sitting angle to relieve pressure on your body.
And one that would take pride of place in any man's den is the Lito Zero Gravity Recliner, as this looks and feels the part with it's leather upholstery.
However, it's the electric reclining options that make it so good.
As there are 3 preset options to put you in the perfect position for watching TV, reading, or taking a nap.
And you can also choose to recline all the way back to a zero gravity position, which will give you a weightless feeling that can't be beaten for relaxation.
So, this is a man cave chair that they'll look forward to getting into each evening after a long day at work.
2. A Beer Kegerator
Setting up your own home bar is a dream for many guys.
And while it's great to have a fridge stocked full of your favourite beers, you just can't beat the taste of a cold beer poured straight from the tap.
So why not give your man the option of a freshly poured cold pint in his own man cave by getting him a kegerator.
As with one of these he can hook up a keg of his favourite beer and enjoy brewery fresh beer in the comfort of his own den.
So if this sounds like a good idea check out a company called EdgeStar, as they do a great range of kegerators.
And if you really want to spoil him you could get him the one above, as it has two taps meaning he can hook up two different beers for a bit of variety.
3. A Beer Fridge
If a kegerator is impractical or a little overkill for his man cave, you could get him a dedicated beer fridge instead.
As this will allow him to keep his bar well stocked and his beers cold, without having to break the spell and come back into the kitchen every time he wants another beer.
So if you want to treat him to a really good one check out the Avallon Beer Fridge.
As this fridge is capacious (can hold around 140 cans and bottles), efficient, reliable, and quiet when running.
And it looks the part too, with a glass front so you can see the beers, internal LED lighting, and a stainless steel finish.
4. A Set Of Bar Stools
The final touch for a home bar is something to sit on to enjoy your drink.
And many men love to have a set of bar stools in their man cave to do this.
As this gives them and their buddies the feeling of sitting at an actual bar, and creates the right atmosphere so you can kick back and have a few beers together.
So if they've built the bar but have nowhere to sit yet, getting them a set of bar stools like the ones above by Flash Furniture can be a nice idea.
5. A Home Cinema Projector
If their man cave is big enough to cater for it, then a home cinema projector system can be an awesome addition.
Because who wouldn't want a cinema experience in the comfort of their own home, right?
And these projectors really do take watching movies and sports to a whole new level.
Because they light up your wall with a huge screen full of sharp images and vibrant colours to make you feel like you're part of the action.
And the example I've given you to look at here is the Optoma UHD60 4K Home Projector.
As this one delivers amazing picture quality that is up to 4 x what you'd get from a 1080p TV, as well as a screen size of up to 300".
So it's perfect for a man who loves watching movies.
6. A Big Screen TV
Some guys prefer to watch sports on a large screen TV rather than a projector.
As it gives them that feeling of being in a bar while they're cheering their favourite team on.
And if their man cave gets plenty of natural light, then a TV is a much more practical option than a projector too.
So if this is the case for your guy, consider getting them a great TV instead, such as a Sony Bravia 4K TV.
As these TVs offer superb picture quality that will put them straight into the heart of the action.
And for an extra special viewing experience make it a big one too such as the example above, which is 85" and will look great on the wall of any man cave.
7. A Surround Sound System
Once you've got your projector or large screen TV installed, the next thing you'll want to sort out is a sound system.
Because for a truly incredible experience of watching movies or sports in your man cave, you'll need a top quality surround sound system to really keep you absorbed in the action.
And one that will fill any man cave with top sound quality is the Bose Acoustimass Home Theater System.
As this is a set of various speakers that you place around your den, either on the floor or mounted on the walls, that will fill it with atmospheric sound.
And make watching movies or listening to music in your recliner chair an absolute joy.
8. A Gaming Chair
If your man is into his gaming then a recliner chair just isn't going to cut it.
So he'll be overjoyed if you get him a racing style gaming chair for his man cave instead.
As these chairs offer great comfort and support to allow you get fully absorbed while playing.
And you can also adjust them to fit your body like a glove, so it's easy to sit in a healthier posture to take pressure off your body.
So if you want to a good gaming chair that would fit perfectly in a man cave, check out the AKRacing Masters Series Max gaming chair.
As not only does this one have all the adjustable features you need, it's also designed to fit bigger guys too, with a top height of 6' 7" and weight capacity of up to 400 lbs.
9. A Classic Arcade Machine
While many gamers will be happy to play away on their Xbox's and PS4's, men of a certain age may also harbour some nostalgia for their early gaming experiences.
I for one can remember spending many hours (and quarters!) in arcades as a kid playing the latest games.
So getting someone like me a classic arcade machine for their man cave is a wonderful gift idea.
As there's nothing like playing games this way, standing at the machine and going to town on the buttons and joysticks.
And for a good range of retro arcade machines at affordable prices, check out the Arcade1Up range at Walmart.
As these are great looking machines featuring classic arcade games such as NBA Jam, Streetfighter II, Mortal Kombat, Final Fight, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and even PacMan!
So they'll look the part in any gamers man cave, as well as giving them and their buddies something cool to play on.
10. A Pinball Machine
Another great retro gaming option for a man cave is a pinball machine.
Now these tend to be more expensive than arcade machines, but they are amazing things to own.
As not only are they fun and challenging to play, they are also a really special centerpiece of any man cave or games room.
And as they store the high scores in their system, it gives your buddies something to try and beat every time they visit you.
So they can make an amazing gift for someone, if you can afford to really treat them.
And you can get them in many themes surrounding movies, music and popular culture, such as the Star Wars pinball machine above.
For the full range you can check out Stern Pinball.
11. A Top Class Poker Table
Getting the guys over for a poker night is a great way of spending time in your man cave.
And one thing that can greatly enhance the whole experience by using a top class poker table.
As this will set the tone for an epic contest as you pit your wits (and your courage) against each other.
So a professional poker table like the one above from IDS can be a perfect addition to a man cave.
As this one looks fantastic, has felt that is optimised for fast dealing of cards, seats 10 people, and has cup holders where they can place their beer and drinks.
The perfect place to lose all your money!
12. A Pool Table & Dart Board
The ultimate compliment to any home bar or man cave is a pool table.
As there's no better way to spend time with your mates and have a some cold beers than over a few games of pool.
And the table above from Barrington is a great choice.
Because as well as being a really good pool table, it also comes with a dart board, which is another fantastic bar game to play at home.
So they'll be all set the next time their buddies come over once these are both installed in their man cave.
13. A Vinyl Record Player
As convenient and accessible as streaming music is, there's nothing like the sound vinyl.
As your favourite album just sounds so much better when played on a record player.
Because it highlights all the minor imperfections that make it so special.
So if your man is a big music lover and has a vinyl collection, getting them a vinyl turntable for their man cave is a great idea.
As they can hook it up to their sound system to enjoy their music in a much more satisfying way.
And a great choice for this is the Audio-Technica AT-LP120 vinyl turntable.
As not only will this allow them to play all their vinyl records, they can also transfer them onto their computers via a USB port for future listening.
14. A Jukebox
Another gift that can play music in the man cave and also be a real talking point is a retro style jukebox.
As the look and design of these are so pleasing to the eye, with their flashing LED lights and wood finish.
However, getting a bonafide jukebox that plays vinyl records or CDs is really expensive, as these are collector items that are usually custom made.
So a more affordable option is to get a jukebox that looks the part but streams music via Bluetooth instead.
And a great choice for this is the Crosley Digital Bluetooth Jukebox.
As this allows you to stream music through the jukebox, play radio stations, or link up a CD player via an AUX cable.
And there are 4 LED lighting patterns to suit your mood too.
15. Sports Memorabilia
If your man is a sports fan, his man cave will not be complete without a few things paying homage to his sporting heroes.
This can be in the shape of framed signed jerseys or prints, match programmes, posters, signs, baseball bats, or footballs (check out the video above for ideas of what you can get).
So another gift idea is to get him some of this sporting memorabilia for his man cave.
Now there are plenty of places online you can get this stuff, but you need to be careful when it comes to authenticity.
So do your research and due diligence to avoid getting scammed and buying a dud.
But when you get it right it can make a really great gift for him that will take pride of place on his man cave wall.
16. Vintage Movie Posters
If he's more of a movie buff than a sports fan, then why not get him some vintage movies posters to decorate his man cave with instead.
As you can find these for pretty much any iconic movie from the last 70 years online.
And while you could push the boat out and get an original poster or print.
Sometimes it's just as effective (and much more affordable!) to buy a copy vintage movie poster on Amazon and get it framed yourself.
17. An LED Neon Bar Sign
An LED neon sign is another great decoration idea for a man cave.
As this gives the feel of an old school bar environment that can be really satisfying and appealing for a guy.
And there are plenty of varieties of these signs you can go for, such as their favourite brand of beer (like the one above), sports team, movie-themed signs, or simple items like guitars or frothy beer glasses.
You can even order them a personalised sign if they want to put their name to it.
So this is a gift that can help give their cave a more manly atmosphere.
18. A Set Of Whiskey Glasses & Decanter
Being able to sit down and enjoy a nice glass of whiskey is a real pleasure that has been enjoyed by men for centuries.
So if your man love a wee nip, treat him to a whiskey decanter set like the one above by Oakmann.
As it'll taste better when poured from a classy decanter and enjoyed in these traditional style whiskey glasses.
And as you get 4 glasses in the set, it's ideal for when his buddies come over too.
19. A Man-Sized Bean Bag
Now a bean bag chair may not seem like a very manly thing to have in your man cave.
But the ones from LoveSacs are the exception.
As these are man-sized bean bags that are luxuriously comfortable to relax in, being filled with a Durofoam that envelops and supports your body.
So they're great for chilling in, having a nap, watching TV, gaming, or reading a book.
And they make a great alternative to your chair when you want to stretch out a bit more.
So if you want to treat your man to the ultimate comfort when lounging around their man cave, a LoveSacs man-sized bean bag chair is a great choice.
Having their own man cave is a dream for many men.
So if they've got the space to do it, or have already made a start, why not treat them to a gift that will make it a place worthy of the name.
Because all the gift ideas I've given you here will be ideal for a man cave, depending on your guys own tastes and interests.
And they'll love you for being so thoughtful and giving them something that will bring them so much pleasure in the future.