The best gift for dad isn’t another t-shirt or mug, even if it says that he’s the best dad in the galaxy. Give him the gift that he will truly love and be thankful for – a man cave. Even if it’s a man corner!
There are a few things that you can do to create a relaxing space that also reminds him how much you appreciate all that he does. This might sound like a good idea for Father’s Day, but that’s not for another six months and you need a holiday gift right now!
Think About the Space
Take the time to think about the space where you want the dad cave to be. While it doesn’t need to be a huge space, it does need to have some elbow room. This would mean you need some seating for dad and a few buddies, maybe even a spot where he can work on his hobbies. You might also want to pick a place that’s not in the center of the house or near the kitchen or places where the rest of the family is running around and making a ton of noise.
Get Creative with a Theme
Does dad like things rustic, mid-century modern, or retro? Think about the types of music that he likes to listen to and the movies that you know he’s watched over and over again. Then create a rough sketch of how you want to lay things out and include pictures of some of the items that you think would be a good fit for the space.
Make a List of Essentials
You’ll want seating that works as hard as he does and that won’t show signs of wear or spilled drinks. Think about a spot for a couch or comfy chair, and a table or two for a game of cards or working on a project. Where to put the TV? RealCozy has designed a line of TV stands that are perfect for a man cave. These stands require no assembly, just open the box and place the tv stand where you want it. It’s not much of a gift if dad has to put it together himself! Dads that love handcrafted items will be thrilled with a RealCozy stand that is made to order with real wood solids, veneers, and furniture-grade substrates. Each piece has its own distinctive color, grain pattern, and perfect imperfections. It’s almost as unique as dad!
Add Personal Touches
Make the space extra special with personal touches. That might include family photos, especially if a few are of beloved pets. You can even add sports memorabilia like vintage sports jerseys that are framed or make a gallery wall with different items from trips, special occasions, and events. Really, you know dad best and can select the things that will make him happy with the space no matter how big or small it is.
Final Things to Consider
Don’t feel pressured to finish the whole space by Christmas. It’s okay to leave a few spots empty for new photos and souvenirs from trips. Dad will be excited to fill in the rest with the things that he loves in a space that reminds him of those he cares about most.
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