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Shopping for anyone on your list is hard around the holidays, but your brother can take it to another level—chances are, your earliest memories involve some petty he-said, she-said arguments with Dad, so rectifying that with the grown man he is today is the ultimate challenge. Then there’s the added pressure of competing against Mom, who—let’s face it—has had years of experience gifting the men in your family.
Our recommendations include gift picks that were specifically curated for the brothers, with options for the mixologist, the music buff, the chef, and more. And as our present to you, we chose items that won’t be an eyesore if you have to pop over to his place every now and —in fact, you’ll probably even want to snag some for yourself. Click through for gift ideas for brothers that go beyond shaving kits and wallets.
This set is sure to please even the most discerning sipper (ahem, your brother) with its corkscrew, cork opener, foil cutter, bubble cork, and cork stopper in a wood easel.
When it comes to smart home devices, Google's aptly named device is a steal at just $50, and he can ask Google to look up all his burning questions.
Crafted from hardwood, brass, and steel, this knife comes equipped with a multipurpose blade to allow him to peel, slice, and pick his cocktail ingredients. Party at your brother’s house tonight!
Upgrade his bar cart with this luxurious corkscrew, designed to make the process of uncorking wine bottles incredibly fast and foolproof. And your brother, like you, loves his wine.
For the techie, you can’t go wrong with a sleek device. This laptop doubles as a tablet, making it easy for him to go from working to streaming his favorite TV shows.
This turntable was designed inside and out for the discriminating audiophile and is easy to use by any music enthusiast (or overall fan of loud noises).
He’s always been polished, so make sure he looks the part. As the old adage—or just brotherly advice—goes, rub a little dirt on it.
Give him these well-designed, shatterproof whiskey glasses if he imbibes from time to time.
Dad has always had a favorite chair, and now your brother can too.
Made with grade-A goatskin sourced from the USA, these gloves are lined with wool for comfort and insulation in cold conditions. He’ll be thankful when February rolls around.
Your brother has always mixed a mean cocktail, so add subtle color and clean lines to his collection of barware.
He’s always been the type of guy to prioritize good hygiene. Let him try something new with this set of luxury toothpaste flavors.
Sometimes the best gifts aren’t entirely practical. He’ll love adding “learn a new skill” to the 2017 resolutions list.
Help him save a bit of money by brewing his favorite blends at home, just like Mom used to do for the both of you.
The latest from photography expert Leica lets him snap and print photos in an instant—perfect for the guy who doesn’t like to wait.
A pair of quality headphones is hands down the perfect gift for any music lover.
A canvas case for his favorite flask will remind him of his youth.
For the fitness junkie, the new Fitbit Iconic is just the thing his workouts are missing.
Looks like “on the rocks” is a taste preference in more ways than one. You know he likes to impress his guests with special touches like these.
This handcrafted artisan shoehorn is a tool that’s as beautiful as it is useful. It’ll remind him that you acknowledge he’s a big boy now.
This no-fuss, chipboard-backed, tear-off 15-month calendar is a subtle reminder of all the important milestones in his life… like your birthday, your anniversary, and more.
Enhance his current décor with these bespoke light switches and cord plugs. He’ll appreciate a bit of sisterly advice.
Nothing says you care like making sure he gets a good night’s rest in these organic sheets. It’ll make up for all the nights you kept him awake during childhood.
Enjoy a bit of sibling bonding by hosting a beer flight during the holidays. Let your brother pick the brews.
This story was originally published December 11, 2016, and has since been updated.