Father's Day Idea: Man Cans

Looking for a creative gift for Father's Day? How about a gift that gives back, too? Let me introduce you to Man Cans. I was sent one and you're going to want one too. 

What Is It?

Man Cans are candles for men--in scents that men love. Man Cans was started two years ago by a 13 year old boy, who had an idea to create this product after seeing his sister sell candles. Um, when I was 13 I was all about boy bands and not becoming an entrepreneur! Not only do the candles smell fabulously, they support a great cause too! These would be perfect in an office or even a Man Cave (my step-dad has one. Happy birthday to him today, by the way!). 

The scent of coffee already fills the air.

I was sent the Man Cans candle in Coffee. The scent of coffee resonates with me because it reminds me of my late Grandfather's house in Maryland. Plus, I happen to enjoy a cup or two of coffee myself. I could smell the candle before I even opened the package! If you like the scent of coffee, you'll love this.

one candle, one meal

The candles come in a soup can. The soup from each can feeds someone in need. Over 30,000 meals have been donated so far. I just love that. They do fundraising too with the candles.

What Scents Can I Get?
  • Coffee
  • Sawdust
  • Gun powder
  • Cigar
  • Fresh cut grass
  • Dirt
  • Memphis Style BBQ
  • NY Style Pizza
  • Campfire
  • Grandpa's pipe
  • New mitt
  • Bacon

the scent will wake you up!

How Well Does It Work? Cost?

Like I mentioned earlier, I could smell the candle before I lit it, so I wasn't surprised at the scent. It's very realistic and the candle are made from natural wax. The candles are $9.50

Where Can I Get One?

Man Cans are available online and in certain stores--check the list here. The candles come in minimal, recycled packaging, which I liked, but it did seem like mine had melted a smidge (assuming it's from mailing). The company was great to work with and they do accept returns if you're not satisfied. Go check 'em out!!!


  1. Never heard of this. Very interesting and great concept.

  2. If only if my dad like candles.. lol
    Hope all is well!

  3. I'll bet the fresh cut grass one smells amazing!

  4. This is a really funny idea.

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  5. Miss Elle! I love your advice! xoxo

  6. I hope they delivery internationally cause I definitely want a couple!

  7. Awesome candle and such a great cause! My brother would love the gun powder scent.


  8. That is cool, I may have to get some. I think I like the pipe smoke and gun powder, haha.

  9. I actually love this idea! I'd be a little scared to purchase a scented candle called "gunpowder" but some of those scents are actually pretty manly and I am uber curious. Such a great cause as well! Nice find!

  10. Very cool gift idea! Thanks for sharing

  11. This is a really cool product. I should get some from my bro to use in his man cave. Lol.

  12. Sounds awesome -- I think I'll buy one for my dad & boyfriend..and the coffee one for myself! haha

  13. These are really cool and I love that a 13 year old boy made them.

  14. Wow, I love this! What a fun idea!

  15. Mr. A loves candles more than I do. It is kind of creepy - in a cute way.

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  16. Oh, the man can sounds intriguing!! Thanks for the great gift idea, Elle! :)

  17. Oh, the man can sounds intriguing!! Thanks for the great gift idea, Elle! :)

  18. Such a great idea from a 13 year old! Love that it comes in a soup can and has scents like dirt and Memphis style bbq, lol. I think the hubs would love the bacon scent.

  19. Brilliant!!! I love this idea. I really want to smell them all :) xoxo

  20. I would get the Cigar one ahaha
    Looks super great
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  21. That is a great idea. It's original and simple like Demeter perfumes from back in the day. Those type of gifts go a long way...

  22. They have a few "man scents" at Yankee Candle and I like those scents! What does that say about me?

  23. what an amazing company/idea! I think I just might get my dad one for Father's Day!

  24. These are so fun! I would love smelling the Fresh cut grass and coffe ones! Great idea!

  25. I heard about this!

    Cool, if Starbucks is closed.. you can still have the smell of coffee!


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  26. Great idea!

    Bad Joan

  27. how funny! I wonder what the gun powder, dirt, & pizza one smell like! idk about the pizza candle, haha! I am with you Elle, when I was 13 all I thought about was 98 degrees, Backstreet Boys, N'SYNC, & Hanson! LOL~! however, we did kool aid & ginger snaps to all of 2 cars in the neighborhood! 1 being a limo so I guess I was somewhat of an entrepreneur, lol!


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