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Old School Crate

  • It's like you had the foresight to leave yourself a time capsule from your childhood.
  • 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.
  • 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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Old School Crate

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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 Magic 8 Ball, 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.



  • Slinky
  • Rubick's Cube
  • Magic 8 Ball
    Has all the answers
  • 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)
In a sealed wooden crate with a laser-etched crowbar, without bows, ribbons or fluff.
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  1. Perfect

    Posted by Karen on 07/17/2014 ( Old School Crate 5 stars)

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

  2. Exactly what I was looking for...

    Posted by Unknown on 01/18/2014 ( Old School Crate 5 stars)

    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.


    Posted by Paulie on 12/27/2013 ( Old School Crate 5 stars)

    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!

  4. Top Notch Customer Service

    Posted by Sadie on 12/18/2013 ( Old School Crate 5 stars)

    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!

  5. Husband's co-workers loved it!

    Posted by Julie on 09/23/2013 ( Old School Crate 5 stars)

    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!!!!


    Posted by Pro girl on 07/5/2013 ( Old School Crate 4 stars)

    Hint: BUY IT

Rubik's Cube Pro-Tips

#1 It's not a toy, it's a career move

Most people who see a Rubik’s cube on your desk will assume you can solve it.

Most people can’t solve Rubik’s cubes, so they’ll assume you’re smarter than them. Bottom line- put a Rubik’s cube on your desk and ask for a promotion.

Put a Rubik’s cube on your desk and ask for a promotion

#2 We have other talents

We can’t solve Rubik’s cubes. We wanted to provide Rubik’s cube advice as part of our top notch customer service, but we can’t. Please don’t call us about cubes.

Please don’t call us about cubes.

#3 There's always a solution

There’s more than one way to solve a Rubik’s cube. The Gerber Combo Axe worked pretty well for us.

There's more than one solution to a Rubik's cube