Old School Crate

Pro-tip: Display a Rubik's cube on your desk and people assume you can solve it. One man's frustrating waste of time is another man's brilliant career move.
  • Pro-tip: Display a Rubik's cube on your desk and people assume you can solve it. One man's frustrating waste of time is another man's brilliant career move.
  • It's like you had the foresight to leave yourself a time capsule from your childhood.
  • Over 100 years of sugary history packed into one crate. It's a virtual time machine for you and your dentist.
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Never Outgrow Fun

Growing up is optional. Maybe nobody told you that you had a choice, or maybe you just woke up one day and realized that it had happened to you.  The good news is that it's reversible.

More About 'Fun'

You've had fun before, why not have fun again?

If it's been a while, don't sweat it- this kit has everything you need to relearn the basics: a classic metal Slinky, the original stultifying Rubik's Cube, a Yomega Yo-Yo, and a Pez Dispenser (with reloads).  Could it be the greatest assortment of retro gear ever assembled into a wooden crate? It is Decidedly So.

Let's Take it Back

This crate is like an archaelogical dig through Willy Wonka's factory.  We travelled back in history and catalogued layer after layer of candy to create a timeline of candy stretching back past the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

So pry this crate open and forget about that mortgage payment. There's a Rubik's Cube to solve and some serious life choices to shake out.

Nostalgia Tokens

  • Slinky
  • Rubick's Cube
  • Yomega Yo-Yo
  • Pez Dispenser

100 Years of Candy

  • Good & Plenty (Introduced 1883)
  • Cracker Jacks (1893)
  • Pez Candy (1927)
  • Red Vines (1952)
  • Now and Later (1962)
  • Lemonheads (1962)
  • Sugar Babies (1963)
  • Pop Rocks (1970)
  • Big League Chew (1980)
  • Nerds (1983)
  • Cry Babies (1990)

Delivered

In a sealed wooden crate with a laser-etched crowbar. No bow, no ribbons, no fluff, and absolutely no instrustions.

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    1. 10/10/2014 Celena Swaby Old School Crate 4

      Great gift for anyone

      I ordered this for a co-worker going for a minimal surgery. He loved it...BUT apparently there was a mix up wiht the card and he had NO IDEA who gave it to him! Instead of a 'Get Well' card from our firm, he got a "Dont go through with it!" card which was a little confusing to his live in GF! Other than that, a great idea.

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      Man Crates Edit:

      Celena, so sorry to hear there was a mix-up with your gift note! Give us a call at 866-902-7260 and we'll make it right, promise.

    2. 10/9/2014 Chris Edwards Old School Crate 5

      Not Just for Men

      I purchased this for my girlfriend. Why? Because it's a f***ing crate you have to open with a crowbar AFTER getting through the massive amounts of duct tape. Better yet, I had it sent to her office. Apparently, it took 3 people to open it no thanks to the online "help" for opening the crate (it's hilarious, look it up if you didn't do it).

      She was super excited, loved every bit of it! It was perfect for work where you want to have as many snacks and desktop distractions as possible.

      I would highly recommend it. Especially with the duct tape.

    3. 09/27/2014 Jaclyn Old School Crate 5

      Best Gift and Excellent Customer Service!

      Wish I knew about Man Crates sooner! Sent this to my nephew in college for his Birthday and he absolutely loved it! It is truly one of a kind and unique gift to send to a man! Customer service was top notch I Forgot to put his apt number, sent them a message, and it was fixed within minutes. Gift arrived as promised. Defiantly my go to website for sending gifts.

    4. 09/3/2014 Elizabeth Old School Crate 5

      Made his day!

      The old school crate was sent as a gift to my quirky boyfriend who loves candy. He had no idea what lie ahead when he received his package that day. I received a picture of the crate and crowbar with a text saying "How cool is this!?". Followed by a picture of the goodies and the note card with a text thanking me for such a cool gift. Total WIN!

    5. 08/27/2014 Betty Stephens Old School Crate 5

      CLEVERLY COOL !!!

      CRATE & PRY BAR PACKAGING ARE JUST TOO UNIQUE & PERFECT CONVERSATION SUBJECT. THE "100 YEARS OF CANDY" ALONG WITH THE COLLECTABLE "GEAR"PROVIDED THE BIRTHDAY NOSTALGIA TO ONE DUDE WHO SHAREDHIS 56TH WITH HIS PALS - WHO AGREED THAT THE WHOLE THING WAS EITHER "TOO COOL" OR "SICK". THANKS FOR A NEW PLACE TO SHOP FOR THE UNUSAL WITHOUT BEING R-RATED.

    6. 08/26/2014 jen Old School Crate 5

      OLD SKOOL

      After a random conversation about the Rubik's Cube the timing of this gift was absolutely perfect! Sent to my Dad for his birthday.. Can't wait to go over and devour all the candy.

    7. 08/7/2014 Chelsea Old School Crate 5

      AMAZING!

      Great gift! Totally worth it and will definitely buy from Man Crates again!

    8. 07/17/2014 Karen Old School Crate 5

      Perfect

      It's a fun gift. Had exactly what was advertised. My husband liked it.

    9. 01/18/2014 Unknown Old School Crate 5

      Exactly what I was looking for...

      I was going to be away for his birthday. I searched for days for something really special and meaningful to send my amazing guy and as soon as I saw your website and this crate, my search was over. Delivery was quick and arrived on a Saturday, the day of his birthday. His reaction alone was priceless. He was so entertained and thoroughly enjoyed every item. Thank you, I will definitely recommend you to all my friends and co-workers and be purchasing more crates in the future.

    10. 12/27/2013 Paulie Old School Crate 5

      PERFECT!

      This was absolutely the best give ever for our DADS, they loved it, and the total package, the awesomeness of watching them pry open the crate, and finding whats inside was fun, exciting, and just plan man-worthy! This is the second time ive ordered from "man-crate", the first was gift for the bosses.......... I AM VERY PLEASED! A+++ ! I WILL ORDER AGAIN AND AGAIN!

    11. 12/18/2013 Sadie Old School Crate 5

      Top Notch Customer Service

      I just placed an order online. I absolutely love that I came across your website when I Googled "gift baskets for men". These crates are genius! I called in after I placed the order to see about upgrading my shipment to overnight since I had missed the cut off. The nice gentleman gave me the upgraded shipping without any additional charge. I cannot wait for my friend to receive his gift. I know he will love it!

    12. 09/23/2013 Julie Old School Crate 5

      Husband's co-workers loved it!

      My husband loved th Man crate but he didn't get to open it. His co workers got so excited that they stole the tire iron and busted open te crate! Thanks for creating a fun, manly gift!!!!

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