The 2015 Moveable Mess Gift Guide: 20 Ideas For Him

In preparation for the holidays, I wanted to put together a few gift idea lists. Hopefully this will be both inspirational for you and motivational for me. I hate when I drop the ball and have to shop at the mall the week before Christmas...

This week, a Gift Guide for all the men in your life! Including 20 gift ideas for:

  • your boyfriend who is getting ready to move abroad and travel farther and longer than he ever has
  • your Dad whose life is changing even faster than yours
  • your brothers who are making their homes in new places with new independence
  • your foodie friend
  • your cousins who are an eclectic bunch of remarkably good-looking people
  • your uncle who uses both real cloth hankies and his iPad  

For His Travels:

1. A sustainably made portable bluetooth speaker that comes in a whole bunch of different color options / Otis and Eleanor Bongo Portable Bluetooth Speaker

2. An uber-convenient 4-in-1 outlet adapter for his upcoming travels / Flight 001 4-in-1 Adapter

3. A sassy leather luggage tag / Owen&Fred Leather Luggage Tag

4. An ethically handcrafted leather passport holder / Issara Cognac Leather Passport Holder

For His Body:

1. A manly scent: a blend of three woods, ginger, peppercorn, and rose / MCMC DUDE No. 1 Cologne

2. A Stylish belt, made in the USA, based on a 1950s design with a leather flap that covers the buckle to prevent a car's paint job (or the back of a guitar) from being scratched / BillyKirk No. 117 Mechanic's Belt, Tan

3. A slim cotton necktie with contrast tail & lining in an adorable pattern / Jacqueline Rousseau Navy & White Polka Dot Necktie

4. A pop culture ugly christmas sweater / Little Prince Co. Hotline Bling Knitted Sweater or, for a screenprinted (& not sold-out) version, Amazon Hotline Bling Sweatshirt


For His Home:

1. A solid brass bottle opener that is so well designed he can keep it out on his coffee table like an art object / Fort Standard Solid Brass Bottle Openers

2. A set of 4 double old-fashioned tumblers that shows the parts and variations of a major variety of whiskey (Bourbon, Irish, Scotch, and Single Malt Scotch) / Pop Chart Lab Whiskey Taxonomy Tumblers

3. An easy-to-use kit to grow a mini Bonsai forest indoors - the seeds sprout in a few weeks, but the trees take patience and care to reach full size (photo shows 3 year old trees) / MoMA Store Best Seller Bonsai Forest Growing Kit

4. A unique place to hang his towel, robe, jewelry, coat, or keys made of  resin cast from an original sculpture mounted on wood / The Creature Den Great White Shark Towel Holder & Robe Hook 

For His Belly:

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1. A cheesemaking kit! This one is deluxe and includes a thermometer, cheese molds, ingredients, and instructions to make mozzarella, ricotta, goat cheeses, paneer or queso blanco / Urban Cheesecraft Deluxe DIY Cheesemaking Kit

2. Some premium Ice Cream sandwiches (the best I've ever had!) from L.A. delivered to his door (or one of the other awesome foods delivered from around the nation at Goldbely!) / Goldbely Coolhaus Choose Your Own Ice Cream Sammies Pack

3. A cookie cutter of HIS FACE or, you know, your faces, or your cool! / Copy Pastry Couple Custom Cookie Cutter

4. A cooking class at Sur La Table - they have essentials like knife skills or pastamaking as well as date night dinners / Sur La Table Cooking Classes

For His Free Time:

1. A 3D Printing Pen because...c'mon! / 3Doodler 3D 2.0 Printing Pen

2. A remote controlled quadcopter with HD Camera for aerial shots / Discovery RC Quadcopter with HD Camera

3. A model kit to build a wind-powered walking sculpture based on the art of Theo Jansen / Amazon Strandbeest Mini Model Kit

4. A mini glass & wood tabletop fireplace (for s'mores!) / 1Man1Garage Indoor/Outdoor Tabletop Fireplace

Disclosure: Any links to Amazon are affiliate links, which means if you end up buying from Amazon I could earn some pocket money at zero cost to you! 

Gift Ideas for Her Coming Next Week!