The 50 Best Gifts for Every Kind of Brother

Updated 10/31/19
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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 arguments with the parents so rectifying that with the adult they are today is the ultimate challenge. However, so long as you pick out something based on your brother's interests, passions, and hobbies, he'll have a big smile on their face this holiday season when it comes time to unwrap the gifts.

Our recommendations include gift picks that were specifically curated for the brothers in your life, 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 then. In fact, you’ll probably even want to snag some for yourself. Browse 50 gifts for brothers that go beyond shaving kits and wallets.

Ray-Ban Clubmaster Classic Sunglasses
Ray-Ban Clubmaster Classic $153
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Ray-Ban sunglasses are classics for a reason. If your brother appreciates a nice pair of sunnies, offer up this minimalist pair.

Google Home Mini
Google Home Mini $49
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When it comes to smart home devices, Google's aptly named device is a steal at just $50, and your brother can ask Google to look up all of his burning questions.

Uncommon Goods Love Your Beard Pack
Uncommon Goods Love Your Beard Pack $38
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If your brother takes facial hair seriously, encourage him with this quirky (yet useful) beard kit. It comes with beard oil and beard balm designed to keep any beard looking dapper.

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Yeti Rambler Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid $70
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Give your brother a stylish excuse to be eco-friendly. He can take this reusable tumbler to keep his water cold at the gym, his coffee hot at the office, and everywhere in between.

W&P Design The Bartender's Knife
W&P Design The Bartender's Knife $35
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Crafted from hardwood, brass, and steel, this knife comes equipped with a multipurpose blade to allow anyone to peel, slice, and pick cocktail ingredients. Party at your brother’s house tonight!

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Oculus All-in-One VR Gaming Headset 128 GB $497
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For the gamer in your life, a high-tech virtual reality headset plus controllers can do no wrong. Gift this to a brother who'd rather be playing video games and exploring imagined worlds.

face patch beanie in caramel brown acne studios
Acne Studios Face Patch Beanie in Caramel Brown $150
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Top off your brother's winter wardrobe with a simple caramel-colored beanie. This one features a funky design on the front resembling a square face, a signature of the Sweden-based company.

Uncommon Goods Ticket Stub Diary
Uncommon Goods Ticket Stub Diary $14
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This ticket stub diary is perfect for a brother who loves to take in a concert, ball game, or show. Give him a place to keep all of his special memories. If you're feeling really generous, include a concert ticket with this gift.

manduka pro yoga mat
Manduka Pro Yoga Mat $120
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If your brother practices yoga, make sure he has the tools and accessories he needs to get the most out of the wellness activity. This mat promises to be the last yoga mat you'll ever own, so consider it more of an investment piece.

Clinique Water-Gel Starter Kit
Clinique Water-Gel Starter Kit $15
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Whether your brother already takes his skincare routine seriously or needs a friendly push in the right direction, this starter kit from Clinique makes for a thoughtful gift. Healthy skin is always in style.

stone island sweatshirt
Stone Island Brushed Cotton Fleece Sweatshirt $260
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If he lives in sweatshirts and sweatpants, help him up his street style game with a refined take on a comfortable look. This Stone Island sweatshirt from Need Supply Co. is easy to wear but reads totally put together.

Uncommon Goods Himalayan Salt BBQ Plank
Uncommon Goods Himalayan Salt BBQ Plank $30
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If your brother can sure to be found close to the grill anytime your family has a cookout, he'll love this Himalayan Salt BBQ plank. It looks as good as it will make food taste.

shinola runwell watch
Shinola The Runwell 41mm $550
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While a watch isn't exactly the most innovative gift idea, if your brother loves classic pieces that are as stylish as they are functional, this watch will be a welcome present. This Detroit-based company makes a wide range of timeless (no pun intended) products that will last for years to come.

RBT Table Wine Opener
RBT Table Wine Opener $150 $113
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Upgrade their 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 wine.

Leatherology Double Zip Toiletry Bag
Leatherology Double Zip Toiletry Bag $165
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Designed to keep toiletries safe and organized during travel, this full-grain German leather Dopp kit makes for a sophisticated and thoughtful gift for the brother who's always on the go.

presto nike running sneaker
Nike Presto React Sneaker $120
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For your active, athletic brother, a pair of sleek new running shoes. He'll love that he can wear these for a workout or on the streets.

Crosley Fawn Cruiser Bluetooth Record Player
Crosley Fawn Cruiser Bluetooth Record Player $69
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Go for a retro gift and give your brother this hipster Bluetooth record player. Not only can it play vinyl LPs, but it can also stream music wirelessly from any device. To go the extra mile with this gift, include a copy of his favorite record.

microwavable storage bowls
Food52 Microwavable Nested Storage Bowls $60-70
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For the brother who is always whipping up a new recipe, these microwavable (and dishwasher safe!) storage bowls will make his meal prep seamless. They nest easily together and can be used in the fridge or freezer to keep food cold. Plus they're pretty enough to use as serving bowls on the table.

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47 Brand New York Yankees Cap $25
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If he's a fan of America's favorite pastime, look no further than a baseball hat, preferably featuring his favorite team. We love the vintage feel of this one - it would pair just as well with the ballpark as it would around town.

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DemerBox Waterproof Portable Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers $299
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For the techie, you can’t go wrong with a sleek device. This waterproof outdoor speaker is perfect for taking to the beach, an outdoor party or even just keeping around the house.

REI Co-op Ruckpack
REI Co-op Ruckpack $100
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Your brother will love taking this fully functional backpack on all of his adventures. It's made of durable material and comes outfitted with a stowable rain cover, compression straps, and plenty of pockets, zippers, and compartments to keep camping or hiking essentials organized.

Fuego Box Small-Batch Quarterly Hot Sauce Subscription
Fuego Box Small-Batch Quarterly Hot Sauce Subscription $120
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Subscription boxes are the gift that keeps on giving. This one includes a quarterly delivery of small-batch hot sauces sourced from around the world. He'll never be without hot sauce again.

Ox and Bull Trading Co. Knot Cuff Links
Ox and Bull Trading Co. Knot Cuff Links $50
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If your brother enjoys getting dressed up for special events or just for a day at the office, these cuff links will be well appreciated. They feature a chic knot design but aren't too flashy, so they'll always be in style.

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Holm Oak Pro Knives
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Holm Oak Pro Knives, 7-Piece Set $499
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A sharp set of new knives is just the thing for a cooking novice or pro. Plus, this one happens to be sleek enough to leave on display.

Red Wing Shoes All Natural Boot Oil
Red Wing Shoes All Natural Boot Oil $18
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Your brother has 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.

Palermo Tripolina Chair
Palermo Tripolina Chair $675
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Give your brother the gift of a new favorite chair for his bachelor pad. It's stylish and perfect for relaxing in front of the TV or with a good book.

Filson Original Lined Goatskin Gloves
Filson Original Lined Goatskin Gloves $150
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Made with grade-A goatskin sourced from the USA, these gloves are lined with wool for comfort and insulation in cold conditions. Your brother will be thankful when February rolls around.

jack rudy tonic syrup
Jack Rudy Tonic Syrup $40 for two
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Everyone has a go-to cocktail. If his is a gin and tonic, this set of two tonic syrups will take his favorite drink up a notch. Plus they look polished on a bar.

garyn faux leather duffle bag
Sole Society Garyn Faux Leather Duffle Bag $90
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For the jet-setter, a leather duffle bag to accompany your brother on his countless adventures. It's also the perfect excuse to plan a family vacation.

Nachtmann Highland Tumbler in Smoke
Nachtmann Highland Tumbler in Smoke $20
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Your brother has always mixed a mean cocktail, so add subtle color and clean lines to their collection of barware with this smoky tumbler.

Marvis Flavor Collection Gift Set
Marvis Flavor Collection Gift Set $36
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They've always been the type to prioritize good hygiene. Let your brother try something new with this set of luxury toothpaste flavors.

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Séfr Belt in Black $115
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A simple belt is always appreciated (and probably much-needed). It's also a friendly reminder to your brother to accessorize every once in a while.

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Polaroid OneStep+ i-Type Camera $140
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For a true dose of nostalgia, give a Polaroid camera. This updated version connects to the Polaroid Originals app and includes double exposure and light painting features. Just don't forget to gift the film too!

Beats by Dre Studio3 Wireless Over‑Ear Headphones
Beats by Dre Studio3 Wireless Over‑Ear Headphones $350
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A pair of quality headphones is hands down the perfect gift for any music lover.

Jack + Mulligan Redford Waxed Canvas Flask
Jack + Mulligan Redford Waxed Canvas Flask $38
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A canvas case for their favorite flask will remind your brother of his youth.

Fitbit Iconic
Fitbit Iconic $250
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For the fitness junkie, the Fitbit Iconic is just the thing your brother's workouts are missing.

Areaware Shapes Drink Rocks
Areaware Shapes Drink Rocks $35
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Looks like “on the rocks” is a taste preference in more ways than one. You know your brother likes to impress guests with special touches like these.

Hartwood Cookbook by Eric Werner & Mya Henry
Eric Werner & Mya Henry Hartwood Cookbook $27
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Any enthusiastic cook will enjoy the flavors of the Yucatan in the Hartwood cookbook.

Field Notes 15-Month Work Station Calendar
Field Notes 15-Month Work Station Calendar $15 $10
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This no-fuss, chipboard-backed, tear-off 15-month calendar is a subtle reminder of all the important milestones in your brother's life… like your birthday, your anniversary, and more.

Cedar & Moss Switches & Cord Plugs
Cedar & Moss Switches & Cord Plugs $15
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Enhance your brother's current décor with these bespoke light switches and cord plugs. They’ll appreciate a bit of advice on the design front.

Boll & Branch Flannel Sheet Set
Boll & Branch Flannel Sheet Set $212
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Nothing says you care like making sure your brother gets a good night’s rest in these organic sheets. It’ll make up for all the nights you kept them awake during childhood.

AbbeyCatBrewing Beer Flight Sampler With glasses
AbbeyCatBrewing Beer Flight Sampler With Glasses $45
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Enjoy a bit of sibling bonding by hosting a beer tasting during the holidays. Let your brother pick the brews.

sweater
H&M Cotton Raglan-Sleeved Sweater $20
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A smart sweater is almost always well-received. Who couldn't use another warm and comfy top to keep them warm in the winter?

Vitruvi Porcelain Essential Oil Diffuser
Vitruvi Porcelain Essential Oil Diffuser $119
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If your brother craves relaxation and downtime, offer up this Vitruvi essential oil diffuser. It will create just the right mood for any room, and it's sleek enough to style anywhere.

Nordstrom's Men's Shop 3-Pack Tie Bar Set
Nordstrom's Men's Shop 3-Pack Tie Bar Set $35
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For the dapper brother who's not afraid to accessorize, a set of classic tie bars. They complete any formal look.

Leatherology Medium Snap Journal with Pen Loop
Leatherology Medium Snap Journal with Pen Loop $60
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Support your brother's passion for writing with this high-quality leather journal.

Parachute Classic Bathrobe
Parachute Classic Bathrobe $99
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Remind your brother to indulge in a bit of self-care by gifting this classic bathrobe from Parachute. It's perfect for wrapping up in after a long shower or soak in the tub.

Patagonia Arched Fitz Roy Bear Uprisal Crew Sweatshirt
Patagonia Arched Fitz Roy Bear Uprisal Crew Sweatshirt $65
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For the outdoorsy brother, a Patagonia sweatshirt that can be worn on an outdoor adventure or a casual day.

Govino Shatter-Proof Whiskey Glasses, Set of 4
Govino Shatter-Proof Whiskey Glasses, Set of 4 $18
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Give the gift of these well-designed, shatterproof whiskey glasses if your brother imbibes from time to time.

H&M Patterned Socks
H&M 5-Pack Socks $13
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Yes, socks are an extremely played gift; however, that doesn't mean they don't serve a purpose and can't bring a smile to your brother's face without breaking the bank.

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