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September 7, 2022

Best gifts for brothers

By Angela Garretson

If you’re concerned about finding the perfect present for your brother, worry no more! With so many great gadgets, fun games, accessories, and grooming options available, the stereotype of men being hard to shop for is a thing of the past.


Whether your brother is a tech enthusiast, a student, an athlete in training, or an outdoorsman with a love for the simple life, there are great products to complement any man’s lifestyle.

Best gifts for brother from sister

For tech lovers

DJI Mini 2 Fly Ultralight Foldable Drone Bundle


With its included carrying case, remote control, extra batteries, and charger, this kit is the perfect starter set for drone photography. Using an app, your brother can take to the skies and grab some amazing footage.


Sold by Amazon



Apple AirPods Pro


Apple’s premium AirPods Pro come with interchangeable tips and feature spatial audio and noise-canceling for immersive sound. From voice calls to music and gaming, your brother won’t miss a beat with these premium earbuds.


Sold by Amazon and Staples


Bluetooth LED Mouse


This wireless mouse features a gently pulsating LED strip. It looks great and makes it easy to locate if your brother likes gaming or working with the lights out.


Sold by Amazon


For his room

Stainless Steel Casino Bottle Opener


This bottle opener mimics the look of a playing card and can slide right into a credit card slot in his wallet. He’ll hardly go thirsty with this ace up his sleeve.


Sold by Amazon



Pac-Man and Ghosts Lamp


Even nongamers can appreciate the classics. This colorful Pac-Man lamp features three ghosts in hot pursuit of the titular pellet eater. It can be powered via USB or with three AAA batteries. 


Sold by Amazon


Candle Theory Candles for Men


These classy candle sets have wooden wicks so they crackle like a campfire. Each set comes with three different rustic scents to keep your brother’s room or man cave fresh.


Sold by Amazon


For bros on the go

Volador Freeride Longboard 


Whether your brother is looking to add some excitement to his daily commute or just wants to cruise in style, this longboard will keep him moving. It’s made out of maple and is available in six hip designs. 


Sold by Amazon


Adidas Men's Adilette Shower Slide


If your brother is like most guys, these slides from Adidas will appeal to his desire to keep things comfortable. With a whopping 23 different color combinations to choose from, it won’t be hard to find a pair to match his preferences.


Sold by Amazon and Kohl’s


Fjallraven Kanken Laptop Backpack


Laptop backpacks don’t have to make you look like you’re going to the airport. This trendy canvas bag is available in 12 colors and looks as great at the office as it does on a nature hike.


Sold by Amazon


Modoker Canvas Backpack with USB Charging Port


This backpack is loaded with pockets and storage options and even features an external USB port to keep his phone charged without having to search for a power bank. Tough canvas construction and leather buckles make this bag rugged enough for any purpose.


Sold by Amazon



Cards Against Humanity 


If your brother likes to push the envelope, this game will be right up his alley. With its outrageous scenarios and decidedly inappropriate themes, Cards Against Humanity remains incredibly popular among players 18 and older.


Sold by Amazon




Strategy lovers need to look no further than Catan, a board game that demands critical resource management and clever trading to achieve victory. With expansion packs available, there is no shortage of ways to breathe new life into this popular game.


Sold by Amazon




If your brother aims to conquer the world, he can start right at the kitchen table with this classic strategy game. Full of opportunities for engaging in competition, political bargaining, and, of course, backstabbing, Risk keeps players glued to their seats.


Sold by Amazon


Grooming gifts

Jack Black Beard Oil


Your brother will appreciate you wanting him to look his best when he receives this botanical beard oil. Specially formulated from natural ingredients, this balm will keep his beard and face healthy and moisturized. 


Sold by Amazon and Kohl’s


Philips Norelco Men's Beard Trimmer and Grooming Kit


With 23 pieces and a fully washable trimmer, this grooming kit will keep your brother looking neat. Its stainless steel grip and five hours of battery life make this beard trimmer a standout among the competition.


Sold by Amazon


Beard Brush, Comb, and Scissors Set


This beard brush and comb kit is small enough to fit in a pocket so your brother can stay tidy while enjoying some time out. This set includes a pair of small scissors for making fine adjustments.


Sold by Amazon


Other top gift ideas for brother from sister

Best gifts for brother-in-law

For leisure 

GoSports Cornhole Bean Bag Toss Game Set


The tailgate-size cornhole boards made with sturdy lightweight aluminum frames are perfect entertainment in the parking lot before the game or in the backyard. The set includes eight all-weather beanbags and a premium carrying case. 


Sold by Dick's Sporting Goods and Amazon


AbcoTech Indoor Golf Putting Green


Your brother-in-law golfer will enjoy fine-tuning his putting in the office or home with this mat. It features lifelike turf and extended length to simulate golf course greens. A smart ball return allows the golfer to spend more time practicing.


Sold by Amazon 


Jillmo Whiskey Decanter Set


The handmade lead-free crystal glass decanter is the ideal gift for the brother-in-law who enjoys his whiskey. The detailed glass ship inside is a conversation piece, and the two 12-ounce old-fashioned crystal glasses with a heavy base ensure an enjoyable drinking experience.


Sold by Amazon 


For travel and adventure 

GoPro Hero 10


The GoPro is the perfect gift for the brother-in-law who wants to record any of his favorite activities involving motion. The Hero 10 video camera provides superb 23-megapixel photos and 5.3K video resolution at 60 frames per second for fine detail, stunning contrast, and remarkably smooth motion.


Sold by Amazon 


Vetelli Classic Leather Toiletry Bag


The stylish leather toiletry bag is designed to store men's larger items such as deodorant, shampoo, and electric razor while keeping smaller items in a separate lower compartment. The waterproof lining protects against leaks, making it ideal for travel.


Sold by Amazon 


Samsonite Winfield 2 Hardside Luggage with Spinner Wheels


The hard case carry-on luggage protects laptops, electronic devices, and your brother-in-law's other valuables during travel. The bag features multidirectional spinner wheels for effortless mobility while hustling through busy airports. It provides maximum storage while meeting airline dimension restrictions.


Sold by Amazon 


Iron Flask Sports Water Bottle


The double-wall insulated classic powder-coated water bottle keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours or hot for 12 hours. The 100% BPA-free steel bottle is ideal for the sports-minded brother-in-law.


Sold by Amazon 


Under Armour Hustle 5.0 Backpack


Your brother-in-law will love this backpack for a weekend hike or carrying items to the office. It features a water-resistant finish, abrasion-resistant bottom panel, padded shoulder straps, and a soft-lined sleeve that holds up to a 15-inch laptop.


Sold by Amazon and Dick's Sporting Goods


Nikon Aculon A30 10X25 Binoculars


Your brother-in-law will appreciate these lightweight binoculars whether he is watching a sporting event live, hunting, or bird-watching. Multicoated glass lenses display bright, clear images with a 10 times magnification and a field of view of 262 feet at 1,000 yards.


Sold by Amazon and Dick's Sporting Goods


Tech essentials 

Anker PowerCore 10000mAh Portable Charger


Your brother-in-law will never run low on cell phone battery power again with this ultracompact, high-speed charging battery pack. The lightweight device can provide up to almost four full charges depending on the cell phone model.


Sold by Amazon 



Anker PowerWave Charger


The wireless charger provides your brother-in-law with a convenient method for charging his phone or earbuds simply by setting the devices on the pad. No fumbling with cables is required, and the PowerWave is compatible with most devices, It will even charge directly through protective cases.


Sold by Amazon 


For his coffee addiction

Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine


The fully automatic espresso machine with a milk frother and intuitive touch display is the perfect gift for the coffee-loving brother-in-law who enjoys a smooth, robust espresso or cappuccino but doesn't have time to manually prepare the brew.


Sold by Amazon 


YETI Rambler 14-Ounce Mug


This stainless steel and double-wall vacuum insulation mug will keep your brother-in-law's coffee hot all morning long. The shatterproof lid uses magnets for easy opening, and the “No Sweat” design eliminates condensation, keeping the cup dry.


Sold by Amazon and Dick's Sporting Goods


Stylish accessories   

Viboos Custom Engraved Signet Ring


Custom engrave this signet ring for your brother-in-law with the family crest, his initials, a monogram, or his favorite symbols. The ring, available in silver, black, or gold, is made with 316L stainless steel, which will not irritate sensitive or allergy-prone skin.


Sold by Amazon 


Ray-Ban RB3025 Classic Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses


Your brother-in-law can do his best Top Gun imitation with these stylish aviator glasses. Available with various frame sizes in gold or silver and several lens colors, they provide 100% UV light protection.


Sold by Amazon and Dick's Sporting Goods


Harrms Leather Gloves for Men


These handmade gloves crafted from premium lambskin leather are the perfect gift for a brother-in-law who needs to keep his hands warm on cold winter days. The gloves feature a finger touchscreen function that allows precise control of any touchscreen device.


Sold by Amazon 


Minnetonka Men's Slippers


Your brother-in-law will appreciate the two layers of genuine suede in these fleece-lined moccasins on chilly days. The lightweight and flexible footwear stretch to the foot's contour ensuring the sheepskin slippers keep a snug fit and become more comfortable with wear.


Sold by Amazon


The Ridge Minimalist Slim Wallet


Give your brother-in-law the gift that will make him feel secure carrying his credit cards. The aluminum RFID-blocking wallet made with military-grade materials features an outside notch to push out cards easily and a carbon fiber strap for holding cash.


Sold by Amazon 


Other top gift ideas for brother-in-law

Big brother gifts

For being active

KEEN Targhee III Waterproof Hiking Boots


Whether your brother loves to hike, fish, or hunt, having the right pair of boots ensures he can reach remote locations safely and quickly. These boots have a mid-height cut, so they provide support for the ankle without restricting movement too much, which is ideal for hiking in tough terrain.


Sold by Amazon 


Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof Hiking Boots/Shoes


When your brother prefers hiking in less strenuous areas, having a boot that provides the comfort of a shoe with a little bit of support like a boot may be the better gift. This model has multiple colors available, so it also will give your brother plenty of stylistic choices.


Sold by Amazon, Backcountry, and Kohl’s


Allpa Travel Pack


Whether your brother wants to pack for a weekend getaway or an all-day hike, this pack will hold a lot of items without looking over-stuffed. It’s a comfortable pack to carry, offering dual backpack straps and a hand strap. It even contains mesh pockets on the interior that will keep him far more organized than usual.


Sold by Backcountry


Vont Mountable Bicycle Headlight


Riding a bike or hiking near dawn or dusk can be a lot safer when you have a mountable flashlight you can use. This model connects to the handlebars of almost any kind of bike, or your brother can carry it while hiking. It is waterproof and offers a long battery life.


Sold by Amazon


JOOLA Indoor Ping Pong Table


Perhaps your brother is highly competitive, which sparked some knock-down, drag-out games when you were kids. If you want to relive those memories, a gift of a ping pong table is a great choice. Best of all, this table is sturdy and well-built, meaning that it will stand up to rough treatment, just in case the game gets out of hand.


Sold by Wayfair and Amazon


Callaway Golf 300 Pro Laser Rangefinder


If your brother likes to act as if he's a professional-level golfer, he will appreciate this rangefinder. Now, just because he knows the distance to the pin within 1 yard of accuracy when using this rangefinder, it doesn’t mean he can hit the ball where he’s aiming. But at least he’ll look like he knows what he’s doing. 


Sold by Amazon


Gogogo Sport Vpro Laser Rangefinder for Golf and Hunting


When your brother needs a versatile rangefinder, this model has multiple features that make it ideal for use on the golf course or from the hunting blind. It has a 6-times magnification setting. It’s a little cheaper than the average laser rangefinder, so you can save some money.


Sold by Amazon 


For relaxation

Theragun Prime Muscle Treatment Massage Gun


Whether your brother works hard or plays hard, having the ability to create a massage on demand will be a welcome gift. This massage gun has multiple tip shapes and multiple speeds, ensuring the perfect massage for relaxing and relieving aches and pains.


Sold by Theragun and Amazon


Eufy G30 RoboVac


For the brother who would prefer to relax than do housework, a robot vacuum is ideal. Your brother can lay on the couch and program the vacuum with his smartphone. At less than 3 inches in height, this robot vacuum can go under furniture to places where your brother almost certainly has never tried to clean.


Sold by Home Depot and Amazon


Apple AirPods Wireless Earbuds


For the brother who wants to relax with music, and who wants to look cool at the same time, these earbuds are an impressive gift. Because they have no wires, they are easy to use and they won’t be in the way when your brother is trying to nap or work out.


Sold by Amazon


Bang & Olufsen Beosound Explore Wireless Outdoor Speaker


Relaxing outdoors will be a lot more enjoyable for your brother with this high-quality Bluetooth speaker. Select among several colors in the case in this dustproof and waterproof speaker. Having an outdoor speaker and controlling the music played near the backyard pool — even if it’s a kiddie pool — will make your brother feel like the boss for those summer family gatherings.


Sold by Amazon


For cooking and grilling

Anova Culinary Nano Sous Vide Precision Cooker


When your brother wants to act like a professional chef at home in the kitchen, but he needs quite a bit of help, this precision cooking tool can do the trick. Cooking with sous vide methods delivers a perfect level of doneness while simplifying the overall cooking process.


Sold by Amazon, Kohl’s, and Home Depot


BakerStone Grill Top Pizza Oven Kit


Sure, anyone can grill a couple of burgers and pretend to be a grilling expert. But when you give your brother this pizza oven that goes onto the grill, your brother will have a significant leg up. Just pop the pizza into the oven, and it will bake within a few minutes over the grill’s open flame or briquettes. 


Sold by Home Depot and Amazon


Cuisinart Nonstick Grill Wok


If your brother avoids grilling vegetables and other nontraditional foods because he can’t keep the items from falling through the grill grate, this grill wok will help. It goes over the top of the grill grate and holds smaller foods in place. Plus, it’s easy to clean, thanks to the nonstick surface.


Sold by Amazon and Wayfair


Hario V60 Pour Over Coffee Maker


Pour-over coffee is a way to create a personalized cup of coffee, giving the pourer the ability to control the taste, strength, and texture of the brew. If your brother is someone who’s always searching for that perfect cup of coffee, this ceramic pour-over coffee maker will help him feel like an expert in no time.


Sold by Amazon


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Contributing authors: Derek Walborn, Jeff Harper, and Kyle Schurman 

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