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, they'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 their 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 sunglasses are classics for a reason. If your brother appreciates a nice pair of sunnies, offer up this minimalist pair.
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 their burning questions.
If your brother takes facial hair seriously, encourage them with this quirky (yet useful) beard kit. It comes with beard oil and beard balm designed to keep any beard looking dapper.
Give your brother a stylish excuse to be eco-friendly. They can take this reusable water bottle with them to the gym, to the office, and everywhere in between.
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!
For the gamer in your life, a high-tech virtual reality headset. Gift this to a brother who'd rather be playing video games and exploring imagined worlds.
Top off your brother's winter wardrobe with a simple black beanie. This one features a funky design on the front resembling a square face.
This ticket stub diary is perfect for a brother who loves to take in a concert, ball game, or show. Give them a place to keep all of their special memories.
If your brother practices yoga, make sure they have the tools and accessories they need to get the most out of the wellness activity.
Whether your brother already takes their skincare routine seriously or needs a friendly push in the right direction, this starter kit from Clinique makes for a thoughtful gift.
For the brother who you turn to for fashion advice (or who perhaps could use a few your styling tips), a warm and cozy scarf. They'll think of you every time they wear it.
If your brother can sure to be found close to the grill anytime your family has a cookout, they'll love this Himalayan Salt BBQ plank. It looks as good as it will make food taste.
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.
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.
Designed to keep toiletries safe and organized during travel, this full-grain German leather Dopp kit makes for a sophisticated and thoughtful gift.
For your active, athletic brother, a pair of sleek new running shoes. They'll love that they can wear these for a workout or on the streets.
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.
If your brother loves making coffee at home, they'll enjoy this gift set including a three-piece brewer capable of making multiple different types of coffee and Brew, a book that will quickly become your brother's coffee guide.
Not for everyone, this bucket hat is reserved for the trendsetting brother who's not afraid to take a fashion risk.
For the techie, you can’t go wrong with a sleek device. This laptop doubles as a tablet, making it easy to go from working to streaming TV shows.
Your brother will love taking this fully functional backpack on all of their 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.
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.
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.
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.
Your brother has always been polished, so make sure they look the part. As the old adage—or just brotherly advice—goes, rub a little dirt on it.
Give your brother the gift of a new favorite chair. It's stylish and perfect for relaxing in front of the TV or with a good book.
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.
This variety pack of bitters is perfect for the budding mixologist in your life.
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 trip together.
Your brother has always mixed a mean cocktail, so add subtle color and clean lines to their collection of barware with this smoky tumbler.
They've always been the type to prioritize good hygiene. Let your brother try something new with this set of luxury toothpaste flavors.
A simple belt is always appreciated (and probably much-needed). It's also a friendly reminder to your brother to accessorize every once and a while.
The latest from photography expert Leica lets your brother snap and print photos in an instant—perfect for anyone 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 their favorite flask will remind your brother of their youth.
For the fitness junkie, the Fitbit Iconic is just the thing your brother's workouts are missing.
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.
Any enthusiastic cook will enjoy the flavors of the Yucatan in the Hartwood cookbook.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy a bit of sibling bonding by hosting a beer tasting during the holidays. Let your brother pick the brews.
A cozy sweater is almost always well-received. Who couldn't use another warm and comfy top to keep them warm in the winter?
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.
For the dapper brother who's not afraid to accessorize, a set of classic tie bars. They complete any formal look.
Support your brother's passion for writing with this high-quality leather journal.
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.
For the outdoorsy brother, a Patagonia sweatshirt that can be worn on an outdoor adventure or a casual day.
Give the gift of these well-designed, shatterproof whiskey glasses if your brother imbibes from time to time.
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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This story was originally published December 11, 2016, and has since been updated.