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 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 $39, and your brother can ask Google to look up all of his burning questions.
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.
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.
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 plus controllers can do no wrong. 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 caramel-colored beanie. This one features a funky design on the front resembling a square face, a signature of the Sweden-based company.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 he looks 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 for his bachelor pad. 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.
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.
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.
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 in a while.
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!
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 his 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 smart 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.