As it turns out, having a storage shed in your backyard does not only guarantee extra space to safeguard your knickknacks; it can also significantly increase your property value. For this reason, there’s an escalating demand for homes with a garden shed that can easily be converted to either a man-cave or a she-shed.
Everyone wishes to have space they can call their own. Converting self-storage sheds into livable rooms helps homeowners, particularly those who live in major cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane etc maximise the use of their available land.
If you have a friend or a relative who has recently discovered the joys of owning a garden shed, here are some of the best gift ideas you can present them to enhance their shed experience:
Garden Shed Gift Idea
Security alarm and other similar devices
Nowadays, security is a must. While most shed owners install a door lock on their storage structure, why not gift them a decent security and alarm system. Especially if they take great pride in the tools and equipment they store in their shed.
This isn’t to say that the security in one’s garden shed must be state-of-the-art. A simple door and window alarm can do the trick. If you are feeling a bit generous, you might also want to gift a wireless motion-sensor alarm for good measure.
If your friend or family member is one to potter about in their shed either working on DIY projects, or improving their gardening skills, then the gift of a speaker, lighting or even a clock would be welcomed!
Rather than add to their electrical costs, source solar powered options so they can harness the power of the sun to enhance their garden shed. You can go for function or decorative flair, either way someone who spends time inside their self-storage shed will be glad to have ambient lighting or a bit of music in the background.
There are plenty of solar-powered lights and electrical brands in the market. However, if you are working on a tight budget, you can also try building your own.
Bug zappers and insect repellent
This might be a little self-explanatory if you live in Australia. Every year, thousands of people are impacted by pesky insects like mosquitoes. Spending some quality time in a self-storage shed you are bound to face your fair share of insects and bugs.
There are a few ways you can ease this problem for your shed loving friend: Whilst giving them an electronic insect killer to zap those insects might seem the most obvious you can get a little creative. Think insect repelling plants such as lemongrass or lavender. You can also find great citronella candles and incense as well. Even a little DIY Repellent pack with sprays and ointments might be appreciated.
Tool storage / garage cabinet / garage shelves
It might be cliché, but it’s common to associate shed ownership with hand tools like hammers, wrenches, and saws; or power tools such as drills, grinders and circular saws. In this case, specialised storage might be the perfect gift to help organise common tools.
To maximise space consider a gift of hanging tool storage or even stand alone tool shelving which can be erected along the wall. For a cycling enthusiast why not gift them a bike hook, and a tool cabinet or a tool chest should delight those who want to separate their nails and drill bits according to size.
There’s no getting away from this – there aren’t many of us who don’t love watching our favourite sports on the big screen. Even those who are not big sports fans still opt to install large flat screen TVs to watch movies or any program they fancy.
If you have the budget for it, then a small flat-screen TV would probably be the best gift you can offer for both male and female shed owners who find themselves whiling away the hours in their garden storage shed.
Pool table, poker table, foosball, or dartboard
A friendly game of billiards or darts between friends never hurt anyone. It is a great way to spend quality time with friends or family, plus a fine way to relax even when you’re by yourself.
If billiards or darts isn’t their thing, then maybe they can appreciate a poker or foosball table. Or they might like shooting some hoops with a basketball ring.
Writing/ reading/ meditation/ art and crafts supplies
For the most part, she-sheds are the complete anti-thesis of man caves. Whilst man caves are seemingly full of action and activity, a she-shed usually exudes comfort and tranquility. For this reason, gifts like pastel paints and easels won’t look out of place in a she-shed. For those who are a fan of the written word, a nice pen set, or a good book can do the trick. Still, others would appreciate some scented candles or a yoga mat.
The trick is to know what the person’s purpose for creating a she-shed is and to choose the appropriate gift for that purpose.
Comfy and stylish throw pillows
Since cosiness is the name of the game, there’s a chance that the person who owns the shed has already chosen a nice, comfy couch for their she-shed or man-cave. Why not add a touch of personality with some stylish throw pillows. Maybe add a pop of colour, a funny quote or saying, a sports team logo… there are many options. It adds a nice personal touch.
BONUS Garden Shed Gift Idea: Wine rack
Relaxation time will never be complete without a glass of your favourite wine. A wine rack is a perfect gift for shed owners who don’t want to travel all the way to the main house (or vice-versa) for a sip of their favourite alcoholic beverage. If they are not fond of wines, then maybe a box of their favourite tea will be better appreciated.
Envious of your neighbour’s man-cave or she-shed? You can easily build your own with EasyShed. We offer storage sheds in all shapes and sizes to suit your needs. They even come with a variety of finishes to satisfy the most discerning eyes. With our easy 5-step assembly, you’ll have your very own sanctuary in record time and with no hidden installation costs. Contact EasyShed today and start building your personal fort.