Man Crates Manifesto
We say 'no' to ugly neckties, cologne samplers and executive trinkets. We don't save wrapping paper, we don't do ribbons.
We ship bragworthy gifts for guys. Gifts that you can't wait to arrive because you know the recipient will love opening them.
Gifts that people gather round at the office, people following the sounds of wood being torn from wood by the included, laser-engraved crowbar.
We are Man Crates, and we deliver awesome gifts for men.
We're lucky to get to be a part of special occasions. People that share our humor and love of beef jerky send Man Crates to servicemen overseas, as anniversary presents, to say they're sorry, or just because they've had a premonition about the Zombie apocalypse.
Every crate is an opportunity for us to deliver a laugh and a lasting gift that'll bring people closer together.
We design, pack, box, ship (and occasionally deliver) every order ourselves from our warehouse in Redwood City, CA. We're committed to making every crate as awesome as we can.
We're actively hiring, and you should totally join us.
We stand behind our crates so strongly that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, aka the High Five Guarantee. If there’s a problem and you don’t get the high five, chest bump, or coveted father-figure hug these awesome gifts deserve, give us a call at 1-866-902-7260 and we’ll do our best to make it right.
We guarantee your Man Crate will arrive in great condition. If there are ever any problems with the crate or its contents we'll make it right.
We underwent an elaborate and slightly creepy blood brothers ritual with FedEx to ensure accurate and reliable delivery estimates. We do same day shipping for crates ordered before 12 pm PST, and offer four shipping methods to ensure your crate arrives when you need it.
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Would you recommend Man Crates to a friend?
We surveyed thousands of customers to see how we were doing, and so far so good. An overwhelming majority gave us 5 / 5 rating for both satisfaction buying from us, and for gift recipient satisfaction.
A few customers gave us valuable feedback on things that we could do better that we took to heart. We're always listening and working tirelessly to create and deliver the most awesome men's gifts in the world.
We're committed to making all our customers as happy as these people were. If you've ever got suggestions on how we can do better we'd love to hear them: firstname.lastname@example.org
09/23/2014 Kent Deener Personalized Barware 5
Great Gift For Our Son
We were looking for a unique birthday gift for our son who is 34 years old. We found Man Crates online and decided to order the personalized barware crate. Well, he just got it and loves it! He had fun trying to open the crate and was impressed with the contents. I'd highly recommend Man Crates for that special gift for someone.
09/1/2014 Austin Personalized Barware 5
I stumbled across this website around christmas time. Unfortunately, being like most people, it was a little to close to christmas to get this gift in time. My brother's Birthday came around and I knew exactly what he was going to get. I got him the Personalized Bar Ware ManCrate and he absolutely loved it. Being a Man and a current student at the University of Oklahoma studying Petroleum Engineering, this was the perfect gift for him. Also, the wonderful Men (and Women) at ManCrates were nice enough to "gift wrap" the crate for me with copious amounts of Duct Tape. There will be future ManCrates to be had for my dad and my brother. Too easy and equally as awesome. 5 Stars.
08/6/2014 Jared Personalized Barware 5
WOW. Awesome job Mancrates. I purchased these for my groomsmen and they rock. I can't wait to toast with these at the bachelor party. I was extremely impressed with the engraving job on both the glasses and the coasters. Customer Service was great too. I had some questions regarding different characters you could use for the engraving process and they were great help and were fast with their response. You will definitely see more orders from me in the future.
06/16/2014 Leslie LeDoux Exotic Meats Jerkygram 5
Great gift for the guy who has everything!
I mailed this directly to my dad for Father's Day so I was not actually able to see it or taste what was inside... but I called him on Father's Day morning and he was actually chewing on the elk jerky as he answered the phone so I must have done good! My dad is hard to shop for and never uses anything I buy him so the fact that he even opened the package tells me he must have impressed/curious with the packaging. Thanks Man Crates for a great gift idea! This was my second purchase from you and it won't be the last!
06/7/2014 Jake Exotic Meats Jerkygram 5
My mom and dad are serving an LDS mission in Russia and couldn't be here for my birthday, so they ordered this online from there and it arrived on my birthday. I was skeptical because I've had my fair share of jerky, but all this jerky was amazing. I'm probably going to order a second exotic jerkygram just for myself. The buffalo jerky especially was some of the best I've ever had, and my family hunts and makes fresh jerky.
08/7/2014 Unknown Premium Jerky Ammo Can 5
Thank you Man Crate for making awesome products! Sent the Ammo Can to a friend who was laid up on bed rest and this TOTALLY cheered him up! He couldn't get over it and was so excited to get it in the mail! He said the beef jerky was the best he ever had. I will definitely be ordering from Man Crates again very soon! Thank you for the best customer service and high quality products! =)
07/2/2014 Carrie Premium Jerky Ammo Can 5
Best gift ever
This was a great Father's Day gift. My Dad loved it. There was a glitch with Fed-ex delivering it. His address is rural and not on most maps, I knew they would figure it out eventually since it happens all the time. I received a call from Man Crates right away to notify me of the problem, but there was nothing they could have done. The package arrived just one day late. Again, something we have come to expect. What I did not expect was the phone call and concern from Man Crates. Thank you. Will be ordering more very soon.
06/20/2014 Jen Premium Jerky Ammo Can 5
I bought this for my husband and my dad for Father's Day! They both thought that they were great!! The duct tape wrapping was very well done and they got a kick out of it! The ammo case was really strong, the food assortment was perfect! I bet we will try a different Man Crate soon! My son, 8, thought it was 'epic' to get something so manly for Daddy.
09/23/2014 Peter The Bacon Crate 5
I ordered this for my son-in-law for his birthday and had it delivered to his wife's (my daughter) office. I spent the extra coin for the duct tape wrapping and from the deliver guy to everyone in her office was beyond blown away! And then this crazy cool present made it home for the unveiling!
To say the least - IMPRESSED! And for a Bacon aficionado - OVERWHELMED with saliva dripping joy!
AWESOME GIFT for the Baconater in your life!
08/25/2014 Melissa The Bacon Crate 5
Who doesn't love bacon?
One of my co-workers had to have his appendix removed and I was the one tasked with sending him a get well gift from the company. The idea of sending him flowers or a fruit arrangement made me cringe. I knew there had to be a manly way to tell someone to get well soon. Luckily, I found Man Crates. Then I quickly realized..I don't really know much about this particular co worker! I was quickly comforted once I saw the bacon crate. Who doesn't love bacon?? The ordering process was simple. The day it was delivered everyone in the company received a photo of our co worker with his man crate and a subject line that read "Bacon Love". So I'd say it was a hit. I also had a few other co workers come up to me asking about the Man Crate and how I found it. So, thank you for making me look like the get well gift rock star!
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.
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!
08/28/2014 Christine Retro Gamer Crate 5
Got this for my fiance's 34th birthday. He loves it! Set it up immediately after opening it. PERFECT present for a gamer! System and games worked great! Wish we could have picked the games we got - but it was actually kind of fun playing old school games we hadn't heard of... now on the hunt for more NES games!
I would recommend ANY of the Man Crates for ANY man in your life!
07/29/2014 Dawn S Retro Gamer Crate 5
Great gift for the big nerd/gamer that I love!!
I got this crate for my boyfriend, that happens to be a BIG gamer. He has every system that you can imagine, so I just knew he would love getting this for his birthday today! And boy was I right! When it came in all wrapped I duck tape lol, I thought that was hilarious. Then after him getting through that and getting into the actual crate and then seeing what was inside! His eyes just lit up and got BIG! I have lots of MEN in my family that will be getting crates for birthdays, Christmas, and any other occasions I can think of. Thank you for making it such a great birthday for the man that I love and appreciate so much!
07/25/2014 Megan Retro Gamer Crate 5
"...coolest gift ever"
I bought this for my husband for our 4th anniversary. Once he had it all opened and laid out he said "this is probably the coolest gift ever!" The kid in him came to life in an instant! He was playing DinoKing with our 2 year old within minutes of opening the crate. I am not sure I will be able to top this gift! Thanks Man Crates!!!!
09/18/2014 Pam Hot and Spicy Crate 5
5 Star All the Way!
Sent this as a surprise gift to him at work and it was a HUGE hit!! The mini crowbar was talked about for hours. All of the men in his department now want crates of their own!
Had the pleasure of dealing with James during the ordering process and his customer service was superb.
The crate arrived on the day I selected with no issues and the whole ordering process was user friendly.
Several of my friends have already started picking out crates to order for the men in their lives. This is one company that I can highly recommend with confidence!
06/16/2014 Jessica Hot and Spicy Crate 5
Better Than Expected
This turned out to be the perfect gift for Father's Day! My dad loved the diabolical wrapping and the uniqueness of the wooden crate. The sauce has a true flavor to it, and is not just *hot*. We have yet to try the jerky, but are looking forward to it. My dad refuses to open the large bottle of sauce because of the coffin box. (We are hearse and cemetery enthusiasts). I see many more orders from mancrates in my future. Have already had several family members start looking for gifts! Awesome products!
06/4/2014 Leslie L. Hot and Spicy Crate 5
Wish it was for me!
I bought this Hot & Spicy Man Crate for my husband as a Fathers Day gift, so it's hidden in my closet and he won't open it until next weekend. I'm a little jealous that he is getting a cool crate that he gets to pry open with a crowbar and all I got for Mothers Day was some lame flowers. I will definitely be helping myself to what's inside once he gets it open, so I guess that's fair. Shipping was fast and the presentation of the gift is just awesome - I can't wait to give it to him!
07/25/2014 D Grill Master Crate 5
Mancrates = Amazing
I got the Grill Master crate for my dad because his birthday is in the summer & he loves to use the grill. He loved it! From opening the crate, to seeing all the goodies inside, it was definitely the perfect gift. I also bought a different crate w/ custom 49er stuff & sent it to my fiance's job for Valentine's day which was a great surprise. Obviously girls always get flowers & chocolates but this was perfect for a manly Valentine's day gift. Everyone in the office was jealous ;]
06/23/2014 Tessa Grill Master Crate 5
Seriously amazing stuff
We got this crate for my father for Father's Day and took it with us to a restaurant for lunch, so he could open his gift before we went to the butcher's. Everyone in the restaurant was watching him open it. It was hilarious. I even saw people saying things like, "what is that? what is THAT?" The men at the other tables looked at the steel knuckle meat tenderizer with such envy. He loved it.
I love you, Man Crates!
10/12/2014 Carol Baby Grill Master Crate 5
Dad Loved it!
My dad doesnt usually care for gifts and is very picky about what we get him. But he LOVED the man crate I got him for his birthday! Usually he'll just look at a gift and say thanks and move on but with this one he slowly dissected the whole thing and looked at everything with an impressed grin! On top of all of this my dads a contractor so he LOVED the idea of having to crack open the box. #BestDaughterAward
08/15/2014 Sarah Calla Zombie Survival Crate 5
Zombie Man Crate
We had a power outage; we went outside and the package was on the porch. Coincidence, but, it made it even better. I purchased the upgrade of the duct tape. My husband first had to get the box open. He started laughing when he saw the crowbar for the crate. Than, he got a little nervous. He thought something might jump out at him. He opened the crate. There was a Zombie Survival Guide, machete, flashlight, SPAM, Gorilla Tape.... His only complaint... the flashlight had no batteries. He is a huge Walking Dead fan. He loves Zombie movies. It was perfect.
07/23/2014 Amber Droge Zombie Survival Crate 5
I didn't really know what to expect when I ordered this crate for my husband. Let me say, it exceeded my expectations! The shipping was so fast and when the package arrived (duct taped mind you!) we were both excited to see what was inside.
When you first tear in to the packaging (YES! pay extra for the duct taped box! It's well worth the entertainment!), you open to find a little crowbar and wooden crate in which you have to spend the next 5-10 minutes embarrassed and laughing to try and get this d$@% box opened!
Once open, the products are true to their word. I can't say enough great things about this gift! We will be using Man Crates for many years to come! Thank you to all!
07/1/2014 April Zombie Survival Crate 5
Takes the Aweseome
I have known about Man Crates for a while and was dying to actually buy one of these things for someone. Finally, on my brother's birthday I was able to send him one of the best gifts I've ever given him - and with a little unanticipated pay back.
He loved the crate. At first he didn't know what it was or how to open the crate as who ever packed it apparently (according to him) used an entire roll of duct tape to cover and seal the crate. I thought this was ingenious as he frequently does the same thing to me. Once he was able to cut away some of the tape he then had to pry it open with the crow bar. The gifts inside also pleased him very much. He especially loves the knife.
So, thank you Man Crates for taking the extra time and material that wasn't included in the packaging description to enact justified revenge on my brother.
Press Coverage for Man Crates
Fox & Friends (June 2014)
Jon sits down with the Fox & Friends crew to talk awesome Father's Day Gifts (skip to 3:40)
Wall Street Journal (November 2013)
Sam delivers the Man Crates scoop to the Wall Street Journal's Lunch Break before the 2013 Christmas season.
Sports Illustrated: Extra Mustard (June 2014)
Sports Illustrated talks up the Retro Gamer Man Crate as the perfect gift for the Gamer Dad here.
Huffington Post (June 2014)
The Huffington Post thinks our Zombie Annihilation Crate is one of the goofiest gifts for a weird dad here. That's a funny way of saying "extremely practical."
Crave (June 2014)
Crave hosted a Dads and Grads Guy'd and was wise enough to giveaway some Man Crates here.
Outside (June 2014)
Outside listeed the Outdoor Survival Man Crate as a survivor tool essential in their Tech Talk spotlight here.
Refinery 29 (March 2014)
Refinery 29 pits our Zombie Survival Crate against a "zombie expert" here. When the apocalypse comes, we'll take weapons over an expert every time.
Brash (March 2014)
Brash tests if our Basic Shave and Clean Shave Crates are the real deal here. Spoiler alert: they are.
Hollywood Life (February 2014)
The Hollywood Life isn't a standard read for our team, except when they rave about the Basic Shave Crate here.
International Business Times (February 2014)
"[E]verything from Man Crates is PURE MAN." A very accurate statement from the International Business Times reviewing the Zombie Survival Kit here.
AskMen Father's Day Gift Guide 2012
Our friends across the pond feature us in their 2012 Father's Day Gift Guide here.
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