The man cave coffin


Jul 6, 2018
man cave coffin

Infographic shows the top 10 items men would take with them.

I think all of us at some stage have asked ourselves the age old ‘desert island discs’ question – what things would we take with us if marooned on a desert island; what music, books or personal items you couldn’t bare to live without?

But would these be the same items you would also want to take with you to your grave?

We’ve all heard about the ‘Man Cave’ but what if there was a ‘Man Cave Coffin’ too? Somewhere you could so say ‘retire to’ at the end of a hard life, surrounded by all those things you hold dear to you.

So we asked:

Imagine this, you’ve just died but want to kit out your oversized coffin into the “man cave” you’ve always wanted. But what would you take, bearing in mind it is just you and your cave forever?

We found:

  • Nearly 40% more over 65s wanted to take beer with them than their younger counterparts (81% aged 65+ compared to 43% aged 18-24).
  • A good night's sleep was more important to 14% more the over 65s, with 78% of them requesting a mattress vs. 64% of those aged 18-24.
  • Technology and TV / DVD were more or less important to every age group, with no real differences across any of the age bands.
  • Over a third (38%) of those aged 65+ would take a pool table - compared to just over 1 in five (21%) of those aged 18-24.
  • 50% of the 18-24s would take a coffee maker - compared to nearly two-thirds (72%) of the over 65s.
  • 79% of 18-24s would be concerned with their appearance in the afterlife and take grooming products compared to 50% of the over 65s (though those aged 45-54 are the least concerned about appearance, with just 35% taking grooming products).
  • 71% of 18-24s would take an arcade game with them - compared to just 25% of the older generation.
  • Wine, whisky and a pet were other common requests from the over 65s, compared to “pizza” and "nothing" for those aged 18-24.

Full set of results

Item in the cave

18-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65 and over

Difference between over 65 and under 24

Beer

43

47

73

72

72

81

-38

Favourite music

71

83

81

83

79

84

-13

Mattress

64

83

81

75

82

78

-14

Books

64

64

67

68

76

69

-5

Fridge

86

81

61

61

66

75

11

Family pictures

50

67

78

85

84

78

-28

Football scarf / kit...

29

56

52

34

50

28

1

TV / DVD

86

83

78

87

84

88

-2

Tablet

86

72

75

69

79

84

2

Pool table

21

67

46

51

44

38

-17

Coffee maker

50

44

57

59

66

72

-22

Shower / bath

79

78

59

55

57

63

16

Grooming products

79

58

51

35

43

50

29

Arcade games

71

72

62

62

44

25

46

Cuddly Toy

36

36

42

30

28

28

8

Data: Over50choices / USURV Commissioned Survey March 2018 Study of 300 male respondents aged 18+

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