Annoying, endearing, and always there for us. Brothers, despite the ups and downs that come with them, are the men we can’t live without. Getting on our nerves may be their superpower but, at the end of the day, we wouldn’t trade them off for a million pounds.
When it comes to buying gifts for your brothers, there’s always the sense of friendly competition to one-up the present they got you for your last birthday. Whether it’s out of competitive spirit or sheer love, here is a list of gifts you can buy for your brother that will surely brighten up his day!
Is your brother a gamer?
Video games are enjoyed by people of all ages — young and old alike. If your brother loves to game, then getting him a new console is a great way to level up his gaming experience. Whether you’re giving it to him as a birthday or Christmas gift, he will surely be thrilled by all the new things he can try out. What’s more, you can easily join in on the fun if he ever needs a player 2.
Functional gift for him
When your brother seemingly has everything he wants, it can be quite the challenge to settle on what present to get him when there’s a special occasion. Choosing something functional such as a smart speaker can help your brother with mundane, everyday tasks. Whether it’s setting up reminders, turning on the lights in a room, or playing music, this device can help make it more convenient to do all sorts of things around the house. Now, your brother will have someone to boss around that isn’t you.
For the brother with a beard
For all the men who struggle to find good shaving products, this is a must-have. If your brother is the type who cares a lot about his appearance, maintaining his facial hair is something he needs to do relatively frequently. This kit will not only give him the essentials he needs for a nice, clean shave but also includes products that will help soothe his skin after shaving. You know what they say, look good, feel good.
Take his style up a notch!
If you’re looking for a unique gift that you can give your brother, you can try getting him some new apparel that will give his outfits a little extra flare. It is a great addition to a plain outfit since it can help elevate the overall look and make the person look more stylish. Looks like your brother will have to credit you once he makes that next OOTD post.
When he loves to BBQ
Hosting backyard cookouts would be much easier if one had all the utensils they needed for grilling the meat. Luckily for your barbecue-loving brother, you can give him this extensive barbecue tool set so that he can grill anything with ease. Whether he wants to make kebabs or cook up some juicy burger patties, having these tools will help him make all sorts of delicious food that the whole family can enjoy at your next summer cookout.
6. The Man Mug
Ideal birthday gift
Looking for a gift for your brother on his 30th birthday? If he already has a family and/or a well-paying job, congratulate him with the manliest mug on the face of this earth. This oversized mug has a saw-shaped handle, a pencil holder, a ruler, and a spirit level all built-in to build up your brother’s manly ego. Make him proud of the man he made himself to be by giving him this unique and funny gift.
7. Fitness Dice
Fun way to exercise
Working out can get monotonous really quick if you keep sticking to the same routine. If your brother is physically active or looking for a fun way to exercise, why not mix it up with a set of fitness dice? They’re a perfect gift for your brother’s 21st birthday and can help him stay fit and healthy throughout his young adult life.
Keep your brother safe
No matter how much you got mad at your brother for pulling pranks all those years ago, you still care for him dearly. All you’d want is for him to stay safe. If he loves to go camping or hiking and you’re out of gift ideas, this might be worth your consideration. These kits usually come with a braided rope, pocket multi-tool, wire saw, and even a fire starter — ensuring that he’s well prepared when things don’t go quite as planned on his trips.
Giving snow globes as a gift during Christmas is kind of getting a bit old. Why not give it a twist by giving your brother a Mars dust globe for Christmas? Yep, you’ve read that right — a dust globe with a miniature of the red planet inside! If your brother loves space, is an Elon Musk fan, or even both; this could be the perfect Christmas gift. Ask him to give it a little shake and watch as the two astronauts inside become engulfed in a Martian dust storm.
10. Wireless Earbuds
Give for Christmas or his birthday
Let’s face it, any day won’t be complete without listening to music, podcasts, or audiobooks. Life just seems so much duller without them. The only problem is that conventional earbuds have wires that can tangle and get in the way of comfort. If your brother is physically active and always on the go, gifting wireless earbuds on Christmas or on his birthday could add a little more colour to his daily routine. Most of them don’t even cost that much more than wired earbuds and they still sound great!
When it comes to personalised gifts for your brother, it’s not easy to run out of ideas. From mugs, pens, and keychains, there are a lot of options to choose from. Try something unique by giving your brother a set of personalized cufflinks for his next formal night out. Cufflinks help fasten shirt cuffs closed and differ from buttons in that they aren’t sewn into the cuffs. Instead, they’re considered ornamental and vary greatly in design and materials — a classy gift that is both aesthetic and functional.
Does he have a baby on the way?
Looking for a gift to give your brother who has a baby on the way? Why not consider children’s books but with a twist — ones that talk about your brother’s interests. Whether it’s about hobbies like gaming or popular movies like Star Wars, books like these are a great way to help your nephew learn while developing interests at the same time. Your brother will definitely love these as his child might just grow up to be his mini-me. Though don’t be surprised if things go out of hand — now there are two of them!
Last-minute gift for your brother
If you’re out of time, money, or ideas, and can’t Macgyver your way out of a giftless situation, birthday cards are still a safe choice for a last-minute gift. Nowadays, there are a lot of options to choose from. Whether you want to let him know how much you love him or how bitter you are that he still hasn’t given you anything for your birthday, you can now do so effortlessly. It’s the thought that counts after all!
Give the gift of education
With the pandemic forcing all of us to stay at home, it’s kind of getting hard to stay productive. Keep your brother from slacking off and help him learn new skills by providing him with a selection of business courses online. Some websites offer a timed subscription while others have courses individually for sale. Who knows? If your brother becomes successful after all of these, he’d thank you a tonne for pointing him in the right direction!
15. Photo Puzzle
Unusual and personalised gift
Need something that your brother can remember you by? Do you want him to feel the frustrations he gives you? Look no further than these photo puzzles. You can turn your favourite photos with your “favourite” sibling into a jigsaw puzzle made up of as much as 2000 pieces! Part of us wants to tell you to go for the 2000 piece set just to show how much love you have for your brother. Just tell him not to wreck it after he’s done or he’ll be starting over.
Give a delicious gift
For those extra special celebrations, you would want to get your brother something a little more extravagant. Food is a universal gift that most people will be happy to receive. He is sure to feel just how luxurious this package is once he gets a taste of the decadent cheeses and aromatic wine. This is a good gift idea for your brother if he has (or at least claims to have) quite a refined palate.
17. Exercise Bike
Get your brother in shape!
If your brother has ever told you that he wants to get in shape, what better way to get him started on his fitness journey than by getting him some new workout equipment. He’ll be able to get all the cardio he needs without even having to leave the comfort of his own home. The bike even comes with a number of different programs to help him with his training. Now, he won’t have any excuses as to why he isn’t getting enough exercise.
Give the gift of self-reflection
You can’t always know exactly what someone else is thinking or going through. For most people, having some time for self-reflection is a good thing. Giving your brother a book that reminds him to take care of himself is a nice way to show your love even without saying anything. This could also help him unlearn negative habits as well as learn new ones that will help make small yet meaningful changes in his life.
Relaxing gift for your brother
Some people would much rather experience things than receive material gifts. If your brother is one of those people, then one of the best birthday gifts you can give him is an all-expense paid trip to the spa. Getting those professional treatments and massages is sure to melt away all of his stress that’s been building up. Anyone would be happy to spend the day doing nothing except rest, relax, and get pampered to their heart’s content.
No gift is sure to be as sweet as this one. If your brother is a chocolate fiend, then receiving a monthly delivery of these luxury chocolate bars is exactly what his sweet tooth needs. With this subscription box, he has the option to change the flavors he receives every month so he won’t have to worry about getting the same thing over and over again. What’s more, you won’t have to think about a new present for him for a while.