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8 Useful Items For Your First Bachelor Pad in 2021 – Updated


It’s not always swanky furniture and mood lights, you need some of the nitty-gritty boring must-haves for your bachelor pad as well. You don’t want to come across as somebody who has been a bachelor for so long that you have have given up on neatness! Some of the items here are the kind of things you might not have thought of buying when moving into your new bachelor pad, a new home, or soon to be an awesome male living space; I certainly could have done with a few when I moved out!

These items will keep your home cleaner and more organised. They are also perfect gift ideas for a guy you know who has recently moved into a new place; his eyes may not light up when he opens his present, but, he’s sure to appreciate these items. Have a look and see if there is anything you may find useful.

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#1 Multi-Purpose Mat Tray

Shoe mat

Put your shoes on it, put a cat litter box on it, use it for  a tray whilst painting your bachelor pad, put plants on it. This awesome multipurpose tray comes with the prestigious Amazon’s choice sticker and has over 1000 reviews with a 5-star rating. A great item for organising your living space.

#2 Coasters

Four slate coasters

You can’t go wrong with some solid slate coasters, they are inexpensive, look classy, are a natural material and color to suit any guy’s living space, and as a bonus, you can wash them with ease. A must have gift for a man’s kitchen, dining room or living room.

#3 Potpourri


A potpourri is a really fancy name for mixture of dried, naturally fragrant plant material; they are used to provide a gentle natural scent. The ideal gift for a guy’s bachelor pad, a touch of class. Usually placed in a decorative bowl in the bathroom or maybe near the entrance of your bachelor pad or on a shelf. 

#4 Yankee Candle

Blue Yankee Candle

Continuing with the smell theme…We love candles here at Furnish Him, they set the mood, they erase the smell of pizza, and they look nice. This reasonably priced official Yankee candle will be perfect for any male living place, it’s small, not at all inconvenient and they last for a really really long time. It also doubles up as some mood lighting.

#5 Rugs

Distressed Blue Rug

These distressed oriental blue rug – styled in an old vintage way are in fashion, be sure to combine it with some nice old wooden furniture to maximize the vintage element. These kind of carpets are perfect to add a bit of color and comfort to the wooden flooring which is so popular in apartments these days. Or if you wanted you could grab a smaller ‘accent’ carpet like the faux bear skin rug below – the perfect accompaniment for an old leather chair for example. For some more distressed rug inspiration, check out our magic carpet ride rug guide.

Faux animal rug


#6 Shade Loving Plants

Snake plant

You need some plants for your new bachelor pad, and you can’t be doing with any prissy, high-maintenance plants. Take the above Sansevieria trifasciata, for example, it makes a great addition to any living space. I haven’t watered mine for over a week in a shady corner of my living room and it still looks the same. See my 10 HARD TO KILL PLANTS for inspiration. Oh and by the way; this plant does not purify your air! That is a myth that we busted here.

#7 65 Piece Tool Kit with Carrier Case

65 Piece Tool Kit

You don’t want to be in a position where a cabinet, or door handle or whatever is rattling around and you have no screw driver. That is not a position any bachelor should be in – you need some carefully shaped pieces of metal my dude. This tool box also comes with the prestigious Amazon’s Choice sticker, so you know the item is popular. Items like screw drivers, Stanley knife, pliers are invaluable when some tuning up your new home when necessary, or doing battle with Ikea furniture. It beats your dad’s old rusty tools he will be keen to offload onto you! (Thanks dad…).

#8 Gorilla Super Glue

Gorilla Glue

Gorilla glue is excellent for little repair jobs – I used it recently after throwing a knife into my washing up bowl, stabbing it! You can’t go wrong with superglue, it is a perfect little gift or item to have for a new home. Errm, I can’t believe I’m writing this but don’t put it in your hair…

By James

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