There are all kinds of dads, aren’t there? The sports fan, the music lover, the outdoorsy DIYer… but no matter what type of dad you’ve got in your life, there’s one thing for certain – he deserves a quiet spot of his own to relax and enjoy his pastimes.
Enter the man cave. Whether it’s a shed for tinkering or a den for thinking, we’ve put together these man cave ideas to help you get the ball rolling.
No matter if you’re on the hunt for Father’s Day gift ideas for your own dear old dad, or “helping” your kids pick something for theirs, dads of all kinds will be so grateful for the refreshed space just for them.
Comfort and style fit for a king
When it comes to Fathers Day ideas, you can’t go wrong with something that will help him relax at the end of the day. Now more than ever, it’s hard to find to find a quiet corner of the house to get a few minutes to yourself.
So whether the dad in your life has a dedicated dad-den, or just his “special seat” in the lounge, amping up the comfort is a great gift for dad. From kicking back watching the game on the Humphrey three seater sofa, or indulging in a quiet moment with a book in the brown Walter chair, downtime never looked so good!
For somewhere to put his feet up, try the Saddle Armchair (with included ottoman). Its rustic styling will tick all the right boxes, yet is comfortable enough for a sneaky minute of shut-eye too.
If yours is a dad who like a little tipple of an evening, consider adding a bar cart to your list of Fathers Day ideas. The Benson butlers trolley is a sleek and stylish piece, perfect for a quiet dram, while our Rustic trolley will suit laidback dads.
Dad’s personal escape
While “Dad’s private study” has an old-world ring to it, if he’s been working from home for five months (and counting) he’ll be grateful for a thoughtful Father's Day gift that makes the home office more personal.
In 2020, the modern man cave is equal parts office and retreat, so functional yet stylish office furniture is a must-have. The Dynasty desk is practical but elegant, and moves neatly from professional to play.
Well-read dad? You can’t go past the Rendezvous library. Filled with his favourite books and a few thoughtful mementos (think a framed family portrait – the perfect present to dad from daughter or son), these commanding shelves will be the cornerstone of his modern man cave.
Hanging out at the sports bar
If Dad can’t head out to the sports bar right now… bring the sports bar to him. (Just in time for finals season!) When it comes to recreating a sports bar at home, there are three essentials: comfortable seating, a great view of the TV, and somewhere to keep the beer cold.
A sleek black leather modular lounge is a classic choice for Dad’s own sports bar, affording space for the whole family to cheer on (or for Dad to stretch out on by himself).
Meanwhile, up at the bar you needn’t resign yourself to uncomfortable and spindly barstools – the Zadar stool is sturdy enough for a rugby player!
The perfect entertainment unit for the home bar doesn’t steal attention from the main show, so we recommend the Xandra TV unit for a low-line piece that doesn’t compromise storage space.
As for decor, framed guernseys and other memorabilia from his favourite team are sure to be a winner.
Final finishes on a rustic man cave
If the dad in your life already has a well-established rustic man cave, you might like to steer your thoughts to a cherry-on-top final touch. A unique art piece might not be something he would think to buy himself – which is the point exactly. Elevating the space changes it from shabby to intentionally rustic.
Our top picks for rustic man cave ideas are a carved skull wall hanging or a textural 3D rail art piece. For the poker-loving dad, a King of Hearts paper collage wall hanging sets a sophisticated mood.
Or perhaps you’re looking for useful gifts for Dad’s man cave. In that case, you can’t go past a striking wall clock.
No matter how you plan to spoil Dad, we hope your family has a special and loving Father’s Day.