By Merilee Kern, ‘The Luxe List’ Executive Editor
This holiday season help the special guy in your life trick out the bar in his man cave, making him the envy of his buddies. Whether his space is used to watch sports, enjoy home audio and video entertainment, play games, enjoy quality libations, or generally bask in secluded R&R, here’s an array of “spirited” gift ideas that’ll help make the man cave a space he’ll crave even more:
Personalized Brewery Growler Set (www.TheStationeryStudio.com) -- $65
Every guy is sure to love their very own personalized brewery growler set. This one comes complete with four printed pint glasses and one 64-ounce growler. Whether your guy is a craft beer drinker or hops connoisseur, this personalized set will take center stage in his man cave collection of brew holders. Printed by hand with a classic brewery design in one of three ink colors and customized for a creative twist with up to 15 characters, this is a thoughtful gift he’ll appreciate all year through.
Cathy’s Concepts Personalized Sports Beer Mug (www.Wayfair.com) -- $35.39
Every man that drinks beer should have a go-to beer mug—one that stays by his side as he watches the big game and generally spends time enjoying food and drink in his domain. This large beer mug from The Stationary studio, which holds a full 25 liquid ounces, can be monogrammed for free. The personalization offers large, etched letters. The mug itself is made of clear glass with a durable, tapered handle. Whether you want to add your loved one’s name or create a name for the man cave, itself, this is a cool custom gift that he can display proundly.
Sonic Foamer (www.SonicFoamer.com) -- $39.99
Speaking of beer, here’s a great product to actually improve the drinking experience—one that actually enhances the flavor and aroma of beer. It is widely accepted in the beer community that the first taste of a properly poured beer is the best. And, defining a great beer pour is the size of the head on the beer–you know, the frothy part. California Creations knows that the perfect pour is important when it comes to beer and that is why they have invented the Sonic Foamer. This innovative device uses finely tuned, ultrasonic sound or vibrations to create small sized bubbles in the beer head. It can do this multiple times throughout one beer to increase and prolong flavor and enjoyment.
Tequila Shooter Set (www.OliveAndCocoa.com) -- $138
Add a little sophistication to the man cave bar with these six thick-textured glass shooters. Whether his drink of choice is tequila or some other spirit, these glasses are a beautiful addition to the décor and the shooting experience itself. Housed in a mission-style, wrought iron stand, the clever caddy also features a tray at the base, which is perfect for lime, salt, or any other garnishes. It is made to fit in all types of spaces, including a shelf or bar in the man cave. Or, it can be prominently displayed on a table. The set already comes packaged in gift wrap with ribbon, saving you extra time on wrapping up this handsome holiday gift.
Football Cocktail Shaker (www.StoneCask.com) -- $29.99
Quarterback your guy’s next get-together by gifting him with the Football Cocktail Shaker from Stone Cask. This unique and decorative 24-ounce shaker is made from gloss-finished, premium stainless steel. It includes a black silicone kick off tee-styled stand for easy use and a winning presentation. The shaker also has a silicone-lined top for an easy-to-remove, leak-proof experience. Bound to draw its fair share of attention in the man cave, this fun cocktail shaker is a little over half the size of a real football. It also comes with a two-year warranty.
Cork Pops Savor Stones (www.CorkPops.com) -- $23
Savor Stones from Cork Pops are wonderful stocking stuffers for the whiskey and cocktail drinker on your shopping list—those who prefer to sip spirits in the man cave or otherwise. They are an innovative way to ensure the perfect drinking temperature of spirits, mixed drinks or any other beverage but without watering the beverage down. These ice alternatives perfectly chill cocktails while preserving their great flavor in every sip by making sure that they do not become watery or diluted. They are an ideal gift for any true whiskey lover or spirits connoisseur. Savor Stones are sold in in a set of 9.
BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer (www.Bactrack.com) -- $149.95
This gift is a practical item that keeps people safe and responsible after hanging out in the man cave and enjoying a few drinks. The BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer is the first alcohol-monitoring device to combine fuel cell sensor technology, Bluetooth connectivity, and app-enabled features. The device allows users to quickly and easily estimate their Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) as well as track, share, and clearly understand the results. Additionally, the free BACtrack mobile comparison app provides first–of-its-kind features, such as ZeroLine, which estimates when your Blood Alcohol Content will return to 0.000. You can also track your BAC over a period of a night or month to be more responsible and ensure you never compromise your safety and, as importantly, the safety of others.
"The Luxe List" Executive Editor Merilee Kern scours the luxury marketplace for exemplary travel experiences, extraordinary events, and notable products and services. Submissions are accepted at www.LuxeListReviews.com. Follow her on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook here: www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.
***Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above were provided at no cost to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***