Man Cratesby Mel Apr 14, 2021 | 0 Votes | 90 Bought | 0 Reviews - rate Man Crates is a company based out of California retailing gift boxes specifically targeted towards men and their hobbies. Making gifts for guys cool again, they pack stuff like grilling tools, games, hot sauce ingredients, hunting knives, beer kits, and meat jerky into real wooden crates, and ship them with a crowbar! Buy Now Similar Brands Bought
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Man Crates is a company based out of California retailing gift boxes specifically targeted towards men and their hobbies. Making gifts for guys cool again, they pack stuff like grilling tools, games, hot sauce ingredients, hunting knives, beer kits, and meat jerky into real wooden crates, and ship them with a crowbar!
What to Buy
So guys, pop quiz!
Off the top of your head, name more than 5 types of gifts you’ve received in the past 10 years. Socks? Check. Pop culture t-shirt (bonus points if it’s ‘Star Wars’ or Marvel themed)? Check and check. Cologne that 20 other guys in your office are wearing? Check. A boring tie? Hell, check, yeah. No-brainer gift card? Of course. Anything else? No?
With such a dearth of imagination when it comes to giving gifts to men, one could maybe even wonder (yes, even fellow men themselves) whether they are worth deliberating more than one minute over what gift to buy. A silly question, obviously, but has anyone really thought about not buying men gifts you think they'll like but something that they'll actually enjoy or—shocker—use in their daily lives?
So, it’s refreshing to see the variety of interesting, unique, practical, and—dare we say--manly products offered up by Man Crates.com. The name pretty much says it all in a nutshell: small wooden crates crammed with stuff men typically like–most having a traditionally masculine appeal. Contents include items themed around the usual male hobbies or interests such as gaming, gadgets, crafts, beer and liquor, sports, the outdoors, and of course, food…and lots of it.
That said, expect loads of snacks, drinks, and specifically, jerky. Bacon jerky, exotic meats jerky, jerky from around the world, booze-infused, hot & spicy, jerky masquerading as a tie…if they can dry it, Man Crates has it. Other popular gifts include hot sauce starter sets, mini microbrewing labs, Oktoberfest steins, whiskey samplers, knife making kits, personalized sports bar ware, complete grill master crates, and other gifts to satisfy “real man” hobbies.
Then there are Man Crates’ specialty boxes that somewhat(?) tongue-in-cheekily indulge those who are transcending ‘real man’ pursuits to venture into ‘real warrior’ territory and who would absolutely go bonkers for crates such as Zombie Annihilation (everything you need to survive World War Z including a machete, an 11-inch axe, Max Brooks’ “Zombie Survival Guide,” duct tape, and most importantly, a can of Spam); the Awards Show Survival Flask (a nifty steel flask hidden inside a secret stash book which honestly kinda looks out of place at an awards show, but not among your school books during a boring physics lecture—we won’t judge); and the Smash and Grab Gift Card (we know…it’s just a code to redeem a plain old normal gift card of your choice, but here, you get to flex some muscle and ooze manly sweat as you smash an actual concrete brick into rubble to get to it. Gift cards = adrenaline rush? Only at Man Crates!)
Regardless of your particular quirks and proclivities, or even if your recipient is a woman and not a man (you do you, girl!), prices for a gift crate range from $50 to $250+ depending on size and contents. Simply shop according to the main menu on the top of every page (All, Bestsellers, Personalized, Food, Drink, Cook & Grill, Sports & Gear, Projects, and Sale), add the crate to your shopping cart, include a free gift note, select a shipping date, input payment/recipient address details, and check out. You can even add a “Diabolical Duct Tape Cocoon” to your order, and the box will be wrapped tightly in layers of grey duct tape to make the gift unboxing an even more macho affair.
A gift wrapped in duct tape, you say? That’s not even the half of it, because Man Crates aren’t wussy packages wrapped in dainty paper and tied with a frilly satin bow. But since Man Crates can’t actually be wrapped in layers of testosterone and Kevlar, they do the next best thing by packing your man things in a wooden crate which you then open with a crowbar (provided with the shipment). The sound of wood snapping and splinters penetrating fingers as your recipient pries open the crate definitely make for a more fun unboxing experience, don’t you think?
Inside, the items are tightly packed in specially-designed cardboard slots and packing paper to avoid any rattling around and subsequent damage. Man Crates accepts all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) as well as credit card branded debit cards, PayPal, Google Pay, and Apple Pay. They also accept interest-free 3-month installment payments with Affirm. Shipping within the US is by FedEx Ground (est. $15-$28), FedEx Express (est. $25-$40), GSO (California only, est. $9-$15), CDL (East Coast only, est. $9-$15), and USPS (APO/FPO/DPO, military discount available, est. $15-$30). Shipping to Canada is also available via FedEx Express International Economy and Priority.
Meanwhile, you can save more on your Man Crates gifts by checking out a handful of promo codes that are active at any given time on their Facebook page or by signing up to their email newsletter. The site also offers limited time coupons on site through http://www.mancrates.com/coupons . Simply input the promo code at checkout to redeem.
Is It Time to Buy?
If you’ve decided that the special men (or women, it’s a free country) in your life are worth more than a gift of a never-to-be-worn tie, then give Man Crates a spin. With close to 100 meaty, sporty, boozy, cheeky, and just plain manly gift crates to consider, you’re sure to find one that they’ll enjoy to the fullest—whether it’s bottling a homemade brewski or sharpening an axe for the zombie apocalypse.