The 24 Best Gifts for Every Kind of Brother

Updated 10/28/18
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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 , who—let’s face it—has had years of  everyone in your family.

Our recommendations include that were specifically curated for the brothers, with options for the mixologist, the , 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 24 gifts for brothers that go beyond shaving kits and wallets.

L'Atelier du Vin Wine Tool Set and Rack $215

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.

Google Home Mini $50

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.

W&P Design The Bartender's Knife $35

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!

L'Atelier du Vin Oeno Wine Opener $115

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.

Microsoft Surface Pro $800

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.

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Urban Outfitters EP-33 Bluetooth Turntable With Speakers $169

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).

Red Wing Shoes All Natural Boot Oil $18

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.

Palermo Tripolina Chair $675

Dad has always had a favorite chair, and now your brother can too.

Filson Original Lined Goatskin Gloves $150

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.

Nachtmann Highland Tumbler in Smoke $20

Your brother has always mixed a mean cocktail, so add subtle color and clean lines to his collection of barware.

Marvis Flavor Collection Gift Set $36

He’s always been the type of guy to prioritize good hygiene. Let him try something new with this set of luxury toothpaste flavors.

MMX Vancouver Marshmallow Crossbow $80

Sometimes the best gifts aren’t entirely practical. He’ll love adding “learn a new skill” to the 2019 resolutions list.

The Coffee Registry Brass & Walnut Pour Over Coffee Stand $190

Help him save a bit of money by brewing his favorite blends at home.

Leica Sofort Camera in Mint $279

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.

Beats by Dre Studio3 Wireless Over‑Ear Headphones $350

A pair of quality headphones is hands down the perfect gift for any music lover.

Jack + Mulligan Redford Waxed Canvas Flask $38

A canvas case for his favorite flask will remind him of his youth.

Fitbit Iconic $300

For the fitness junkie, the new Fitbit Iconic is just the thing his workouts are missing.

Areaware Shapes Drink Rocks $35

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.

Eric Werner & Mya Henry Hartwood Cookbook $27

Any enthusiastic cook will enjoy the flavors of the Yucatan in the Hartwood cookbook.

Field Notes 15-Month Work Station Calendar $13

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.

Cedar & Moss Switches & Cord Plugs $15

Enhance his current décor with these bespoke light switches and cord plugs. He’ll appreciate a bit of sisterly advice.

Boll & Branch Flannel Sheet Set $245

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.

AbbeyCatBrewing Beer Flight Sampler With glasses $43

Enjoy a bit of sibling bonding by hosting a beer tasting during the holidays. Let your brother pick the brews.

Govino Shatter-Proof Whiskey Glasses, Set of 4 $18

Give him these well-designed, shatterproof whiskey glasses if he imbibes from time to time.

Up next: the  to buy for every special person in your life.

This story was originally published December 11, 2016, and has since been updated.

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