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Your brother may be a nuisance, but he's also probably one of your best friends. Chances are, you’ve spent years together, taking part in shenanigans, teasing each other endlessly, and fighting over which one is your parents’ favorite. But that doesn’t mean you know exactly what to get him for a gift. The best gifts for brothers are generally practical and easy to use. That’s not to say they wouldn’t appreciate some cash, but opting for a more heartfelt and thoughtful option might actually be better.
Not sure where to start? We’ve researched the best gifts to get your brother in 2023 — for both big and little siblings. Whether your brother is into tech or has good style (we’re not saying the two are mutually exclusive), keep on reading to find a selection of noise-canceling earbuds, sleek watches, and cozy sweatpants and other gifts he’s bound to love. Without further ado, here are 68 gifts for brothers that you’ll want to add to cart.
Inflatable Lounger Air Sofa Hammock
This is an admittedly strangely shaped pseudo-sofa that serves a broad spectrum of people, from the frequent car camper in need of more comfortable seating to the slacker bro with the sparsely decorated apartment. Whoever he is, if visits with him often wind up with you sitting on uncomfortable logs or hardwood floors, consider this as much a gift for you as them.
Sit on this waterproof, leakproof inflatable seat like a couch or sink into it like a hammock.
Twinkle Cheese Fondue Pot
To eat alongside those pretzels, give him a high-quality cheese fondue pot. This ceramic pot is microwaveable and oven-safe to get the cheese down to a smooth consistency, while tea light candles keep it warm. If he likes to entertain, this pot comes with stainless steel skewers ideal for sharing.
Car Vacuum Cleaner
We’re crazy about this car vacuum cleaner. As the name says, the Thisworx vacuum just works, sucking up the little messes of dust and crumbs with ease. Its helpful attachments and powerful suction mean it's able to reach into every nook and cranny of a car and pull out whatever’s hiding in there.
K-Classic Coffee Maker
Many people need a morning cup of joe to kick start their day. If that sounds like someone you know, opt for the Keurig K-Classic Coffee Maker. With a 48-ounce reservoir, this machine can brew up to six cups of coffee before needing a refill.
The single-button controls make it easy to use, and the auto-off feature ensures that it won’t accidentally stay on all day. Oh, and this sets you up for future gifts, too, given he’ll need plenty of flavored coffee pods to restock.
35 L Classic Duffel Bag
Just like Carhartt’s durable outerwear, the Legacy Gear Bag can withstand some abuse with its tough water-repellent fabric and an abrasion-resistant base. This stylish and sturdy bag is available in the iconic Carhartt brown color and perfect for him to lug around his gym gear or a weekend trip’s worth of clothing.
Sous Vide Precision Cooker
What do you get for the guy who has cooking down to a science? The Anova Sous Vide. This Wi-Fi-enabled device is an editor favorite for its ease of use, versatility in cooking all types of meats, and its set-it-and-forget-it functionality.
Sport Golf Umbrella
With a 58-inch canopy, this umbrella provides ample protection from the sun, rain, and wind. For extra benefit, its strong fiberglass frame should endure rough winds and pelting from driving rain.
Ultra-Thin Minimalist Waterproof Watch
For the brother with the smooth and sleek aesthetic, this watch will match nicely with almost any outfit he puts together. The face of the watch has a refined and simple look, making the silver hands pop. The thin leather strap is also ideal for the days when he has to look both casual and dressy.
The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
If he’s binged every big-budget Marvel movie ad nauseam and knows every Avenger’s alter ego and backstory by heart, he’ll love learning how the favorite film franchise came together.
This massive two-book set goes in-depth on all the behind-the-scenes stories of the massive movie undertaking, making it great for comic book junkies and MCU fans alike.
Give the gift of many future good hair days with this styling pomade. The concentrated wax formula works its way into the hair to enhance texture and fullness. And it won’t leave his hair looking or feeling greasy but instead shiny and smooth.
12 Days of Socks Advent Calendar Set
If your brother can’t stop watching reruns of The Office or throwing a casual “That’s what she said” into every conversation, get his this. The box features a mix of both ankle- and full-length socks with references to Dunder Mifflin, the “world’s best boss,” and other inside jokes that fans are sure to know. Chances are your bro will happily show up to your holiday dinner rocking one of these 12 pairs.
OneBlade Hybrid Electric Trimmer and Shaver
Some guys are really particular about their beards, whether sizable whiskers or manicured stubble. If his maintenance requires the kind of precision trim he thinks he can only get at a barbershop or some expensive trimming kit, introduce him to the Philips Norelco OneBlade.
It’s a hybrid trimmer and foil shaver. But the small head of the OneBlade allows for precise — even artful — facial hair grooming.
12-Piece Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set
The 12-piece set comes with fry pans, a sauté pan, a saucepan, a Dutch oven, and cookware protectors for storage. The non-stick coating makes for easy cooking and cleaning whether he’s whipping up vegetable stir-fry or some grilled chicken.
Water-Resistant Bluetooth Shower Speaker
Whether he needs rhythm while he rinses, is too absorbed in his latest crime podcasts to take a break for bathing, or just need some accompaniment while he sings in the shower, help him out with this inexpensive speaker.
Connecting to his smartphone, the water-resistant amp will allow him to pause and play, skip tracks, or even answer calls, all with 6 hours of playtime on a single charge.
Beard Care Kit
He may condition the hair on his head, but his beard deserves some love, too. This beard grooming set will help soften his scruff, making it easier to style and keep neat. The kit includes beard conditioner and beard shampoo, but he can purchase other products like beard balm and oil separately.
Double-Stuffed Chocolate Creme Sandwich Cookies
We’ll say it: These are essentially slightly healthier Oreos. The double-stuffed chocolate cream cookies use better-for-you ingredients and are a great choice for those with dietary restrictions as they’re dairy-, egg-, peanut- and gluten-free.
Shoe Cleaner Kit
No more meltdowns over scuffed sneakers. If he hasn’t kicked his shoe-collecting habit, help your brother keep them fresh AF with this kit. The cleaning solution and brush take just a few minutes squeaky (or squeaking, if he plays basketball) clean.
Video to Digital Converter 2.0
This year, give him a project to do. That project? Finding all those old VHS tapes sitting on a shelf collecting dust at your parent’s house and converting them to digital files.
We tried and loved this simple transfer device, which makes for not only a great gift for your brother but great gifts for your parents. You can give them DVDs and USB drives of memories long-thought lost to outdated technology.
Concert-goers may forget the potential impact loud noises and vibration can have on their hearing. These earplugs are a suitable option to protect ears from loud noises without diminishing the sound quality.
They’re super small and low profile so it’ll barely look like anything’s there. Plus, they come with multiple silicone tips to suit different sizes of ears for optimal comfort.
The three different patterns of the roller mimic thumbs, fingers, and palms, so he can choose how intense of a massage he wants. With a little post-workout roll, his muscles will recover quicker, and he’ll be able to prevent painful aches.
AirPods Pro Leather Case with Strap
Every AirPods owner has lost their buds at the bottom of their bag or let them rattle around with their keys, only to find the case scratched and scuffed. Protect his Pods with this handsome leather case that he can clip to a belt loop or the inside of a bag for quick and easy access.
Aside from a wedding, cufflinks are good for important work meetings, dinner dates, and other special occasions. Opt for either black, antique tan, and dark brown, then customize them with their initials for a personal touch.
Temperature Control Smart Mug 2
Sometimes the best gifts come when you pay attention to the little things, like how often your brother complains that his cup of coffee always goes cold. Solve that problem with this rechargeable, self-heating mug. He can set his temperature preferences from his smartphone. And when the mug hits them, the LED light will let him know. Technology, folks.
Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player
For music fans, especially vinyl enthusiasts, there’s nothing quite like the crisp hiss when the phonograph needle first hits a classic LP. Whether it’s that first blast of brass on John Coltrane’s Blue Train or the wind-up of the soon-to-be shredded guitar on Led Zeppelin IV, some music just sounds better on vinyl.
So if your brother is a serious music lover, spare him those compressed audio files from streaming sites. Foster the audiophile in him with this portable Victrola record player, which doubles as a Bluetooth speaker.
Green Seasoning (3-Pack)
A seasoning mix can enhance the flavor of chicken, fish, and vegetables. Top off this gift with a pack of Omaha Steaks so they can have an easy dinner.
Tools Collection Single Beer Mug
Part functional vessel, part ornamental glassware, this stein fits a standard pint. Plus, the socket wrench handle looks cool, but it also comes off for washing. And there are four more handle designs (a screwdriver, a hammer, a regular wrench, and a pipe wrench) if he needs a set.
The Rad Dad Box
Help your brother out (whether he’s new to fatherhood or could use a pick-me-up) by setting him up with this subscription box. Each monthly installment comes with four or five items to help make dad time great, from books and toys to soaps and cleaning supplies, and even some snacks for dad to get a little energy back.
Weird But True! Disney: 300 Wonderful Facts to Celebrate the Magic of Disney
If he’s a Disney buff, get him this book full of facts about the house of Mouse. They’re the kind that will come in handy at his next night playing bar trivia, from how many pencils it took to draw The Hunchback of Notre Dame to how many balloons it would take to lift a real life UP house.
Fire HD 10 Tablet
Amazon’s Fire HD is an affordable tablet that’s designed for entertainment. And with a 10-hour battery life, it’ll allow him to binge shows on his commute and around the house.
Moving Microphone Stand Set
Does your brother have a podcast, a YouTube channel, or a Twitch stream? Don’t worry if you’ve never actually checked it out. Odds are it’s either just him and his friends making each other laugh or 80-plus dry episodes on the Van Buren presidency or something.
But there is a way you can support their creative outlet without having to “rate, review, and subscribe.” Get him this excellent, and affordable, audio accessory setup so that he’ll look and sound just like the pros.
Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader
Introduce your bookish brother to the 21st century with a Kindle Paperwhite. He might insist that physical books are so much better, but when he sees how this slim, waterproof device can hold up to 8 gigabytes worth of tomes, comics, and magazines, he won’t complain.
Everyday Backpack 2.0
There are tons of pockets, including a laptop and water bottle pouch, in this versatile pack to keep him organized. If he takes it on a longer trip than to, say, the gym or office, there’s even a luggage strap on the back that he can slide over his carry-on handle for easy transport.
Hip-Hop (And Other Things) by Shea Serrano
Was your brother the one who introduced you to new tunes? When he heard you jamming to the latest hits, was he handing you A Tribe Called Quest bootlegs and Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde?
If he’s an old-school hip-hop nerd, odds are he already knows Shea Serrano from his fantastic Twitter feed or 2015 best-seller The Rap Year Book. Serrano’s latest collection of essays, filled with his usual musings on his favorite music genre mixed with scattershot pop culture references and personal reminiscences, is a must-have for any rap enthusiast.
Running Cushion No-Show Socks
Show him the difference an athletic sock can make with these Under Armour no-show socks. They have funk-fighting tech that prevents bacteria from growing, while mesh allows sweat to wick away from your skin. Bonus: The seamless toe boosts comfort.
Any beer-drinking bro will light up when he opens this Hydro Flask growler. It’ll be just what he needs to keep his craft brews as cold and carbonated as they were when they were first poured. Plus, when he’s looking to hydrate during that next-day hangover, a full 64 ounces of water will certainly help.
Bespoke Post Gift Card
Sometimes when you really don’t know what to get, a gift card to a subscription box is the way to go. Let Bespoke Post do the curating. Box themes range from cocktails and coffee to tech and outdoor essentials, so there’s something for a range of tastes and interests.
Charcoal Powder Face and Body Wash Bundle
Let’s face it: Some guys are not great about what grooming products they use. You grew up with him, so you’ve probably seen him settle for some cheap bar soap or worse just because it’s there.
Help introduce some better grooming products into his wash-up repertoire, starting with this great charcoal powder-infused body and face wash set. This jet black serum uses powerful natural ingredients to help cleanse and refresh skin and may make them banish the cheap bar soap for good.
DNA Activation Kit + Traits
Let’s be real: This is a bit of a self-serving gift. If you’re buying this for a biological brother, you’re really buying yourself a peek into the family tree, too. That’s because this kit traces the various elements of your DNA (via a saliva sample) back to their origin, illuminating elements of your family history.
And if your bro isn’t already an amateur genealogist, maybe he’ll catch the genealogy bug from this Ancestry kit.
Active Fitness Tracker Jillian Michaels Edition
This wearable fitness tracker has sensors to track heart rate, blood oxygen, and even stress levels. For more data, the band logs the stats like steps, miles, and calories, same as most fitness-tracking devices. The best part? Users will receive a 90-day membership to Jillian Michaels’s fitness app, so it’s like two presents in one.
If you’re in a time crunch, or he’s just truly impossible to shop for, default to a gift card. The transparent possibilities of what he could buy with this mean he won’t be disappointed. They’re available in designated gifting amounts from $25 up to $200 and in custom amounts as well.
Pop-Up 2-Person Camping Tent
If your memories of childhood family camping trips involve a lot of “brother/dad cursing at collapsing tent poles,” then you know that the outdoors may be great, but setting up a complicated tent can be anything but.
That’s why we love this pop-up tent from Coleman, which he can set up or packed down in seconds thanks to its poles that come already installed in their sleeves. Give the gift of a far less disgruntled outdoor getaway.
Goody Box Kitten Toys and Treats
Cat owners can spend more than a fair amount of their time and money trying to figure out what appeals to their feline’s refined and mysterious tastes. And if shopping for a fellow human is daunting enough, forget trying to discern what his cat wants.
So don’t try and figure it out. Instead, get him a Goody Box. This collection of trending treats and toys is hand-selected by an expert to fit that special kitty’s taste.
Instax Mini 40 Instant Camera
If your brother is always snapping photos, then this instant camera is a trendy but retro gift. The Instax Mini prints off tiny photos, so he can share them with friends and family right after taking them.
The vintage look is a nice touch, keeping it from looking too playful. And there’s even a selfie mirror on the front.
Winston Gift Set
Is he a fan of a traditional razor? He’ll love the close, smooth shave that Harry’s razors give him. The three German-engineered blades and lubricating strip make for a smooth glide, mitigating nicks or cuts. This gift set comes with extra blades, a travel case, and Harry’s shaving gel.
Customized Lounge Short for Men
Time for him to ditch his ratty basketball shorts for actual sleepwear. With this gift from Nice Laundry, he can graduate to lounge shorts with fun embroidered icons that’ll match his kooky personality.
No need to sacrifice style for comfort, either: The mesh fabric is breathable and has a soft lining.
High Key Sunglasses
Stylish sunglasses are more often than not a safe bet. Quay, the cult-favorite brand from Down Under, makes some killer pairs, and at an affordable price. No shade to designer sunglasses, but we’re obsessed with these High Key aviators.
This editor-favorite pair of shorts is a great gift for anyone who loves working out but is in need of an apparel upgrade.
The Intervals are made from a moisture-wicking polyester-spandex blend and have an understated design with a black yoga-pant-inspired waistband. They feel comfortable and lightweight, and they don’t bunch up or pinch.
If your brother is the kind who lives on freezer meals, it’s time to help him with food prep (and stop with the Hungry Man meals every night for dinner). HelloFresh sends pre-portioned ingredients, making cooking almost as easy as popping one in the microwave.
Leather Chelsea Boot
When the weather outside gets frightful, get a gift that’s insightful. This waterproof boot is perfect for keeping feet dry this winter without sacrificing style. The rustic brown leather gives it a lovingly worn look, and the chiseled tip won’t squish his toes or cause blisters.
Stealth 700 Gen 2 MAX Wireless Headset
This wireless headset can enhance gaming with its powerful speakers and built-in microphone for multiplayer comms. (It also flips up and slots nicely out of the way for solo play.) Extra comfort comes from its cooling gel-infused memory-foam ear cushions.
Made from microfiber fleece, these sweatpants balance warmth with a soft interior for comfort. When it’s time to clean, a cycle in the washing machine and hanging them out to dry will do. They’re available in sizes S-4X.
The Knives Set
If your brother loves whipping up his signature gems in the kitchen or just enjoys hosting a great party once in a while, this handsome, best-selling knife set from AAPI-owned brand Material will make him smile.
The three knives are made with Japanese stainless steel and attach magnetically to a wooden knife block (which you can buy together or separately). The knife set gives off very cool bachelor pad vibes and comes in three colors — Cool Neutral (pictured), Bone Grey, and Almost Black — while the stand comes in a White Ash or Walnut. Act fast, though: These have already sold out multiple times.
Soft Pretzel Gift Box
The key to a brother’s heart is simple: a pretzel. This gift box comes with gourmet soft pretzel bites, wheelhouse soft pretzels, and pretzel sticks, and pretzel slider buns. The best part? These come with different toppings, like three-cheese pretzel salt and onion mustard.
HERO9 Waterproof Action Camera
Make sure he doesn’t miss a moment while he’s on his outdoor adventures — GoPro’s range-topping Hero9 Black is the best action camera you can buy. It has a sleek-yet-rugged design, an intuitive touchscreen interface, and an amazing array of photo- and video-capturing capabilities.
Odin Down Vest
When the colder weather approaches, it can be difficult to find warm attire that’s actually flattering. Stuffed with responsibly sourced down, this vest layers nicely over other longer shirts for added warmth.
It comes with a removable drawcord hood and two hand pockets that can accommodate small essentials (think cards, keys, a wallet, etc.) Plus, it’s water-repellent.
A weighted blanket feels like a warm embrace. Made from soft cotton, this one is breathable yet weighted enough with its glass-bead fill to provide extra stimulation for a relaxing effect. They are available in 10, 15, 20, and 20 pounds and in a variety of colors from black and dark gray to ivory and mint.
Delightfully Useless Trivia
Think card-based Trivial Pursuit. This game comes with 200 cards filled with random questions and facts based on pop culture, history, and other subjects. For an extra element of fun, each card falls under a misleading category so they’ll really never know what they’re going to get.
Made from stiff-tech webbing, the belt is designed not to fold in belt loops and utilizes a snap buckle for easy on and off. That webbing has a touch of stretch to it, too, for a little more forgiveness than a traditional notched belt.
A quality night’s sleep is restorative. But hot sleepers might need a little help. This comforter, made from ultra-soft eucalyptus fabric, absorbs moisture more quickly than traditional cotton and breathes better to boot.
Lightning 1-Second Instant Read Meat Thermometer
This thermometer, as the name says, provides a reading in under one second. There’s even a non-slip grip, reducing the chances of him accidentally dropping it and making a mess.
Car Jump Starter With Air Compressor
This is that gift you get them in the hopes that they have it but never need it. Aside from the jump starter, they’ll have access to an air compressor, a light, and a portable power bank just in case their phone dies while on the road.
7.8-In. LED Neon Sign
Boost the vibe in his place with this LED neon sign. It can shine for up to 100,000 hours (more than 11 years) without needing a replacement. You’ll be the world’s coolest sibling with this trendy sign to spruce up his home.
Donut Calming Pet Bed
If your brother has a furry friend, then they’ll appreciate this gift, probably more than he will. Made from faux fur, this bed is super soft and cozy. Plus, there’s an anti-slip PVC dot at the bottom to keep it in place.
Multipurpose Non-Tangle Rope
An outdoorsman knows to always have some rope on hand. But even if he’s not that outdoorsy, he could absolutely use this compact container of paracord, whether to tie things down to the top of the car, secure items during rough weather, or even as a makeshift laundry line.
There are myriad tasks this rope can tackle, and the built-in rope cutter on the lid ensures he'll always have exactly the length he needs.
Sunrise Digital Electric Tabletop Clock
Similar to how most people have a fitness enthusiast in their household, many have at least one family member who’s an early riser. With more than 20 lighting options, this clock can match one’s aesthetic or to mimic the rise and setting of the sun to gently wake up or help wind down for bed. There’s a USB port on the side to charge a phone within an arm’s reach and programmable alarms.
Smart Wi-Fi Led Strip Lights
Whether your bro is a bit decoratively challenged and could use a splash of color at his place, or conversely, is meticulous about his home entertainment setup and wants to have full control over his ambiance, the one thing he could absolutely use is a reliable set of smart strip lights.
Set them up around the back of the TV, behind the furniture, or wherever else he'd want to set a mood, and then he can control their brightness and color from a simple smartphone app, or via voice through Google or Alexa.
Star Wars Collection II Soap
So, he’s a Star Wars fanatic. With so much merch out there, he shouldn’t be hard to shop for. But there’s a catch: His significant other may hate you forever if you add one more Lego set, toy spaceship, or replica lightsaber to the collection currently clogging up their shared home.
Simple solution? Add the power of the force to his shower routine with this four-bar Dr. Squatch soap set depicting heroes and villains from a galaxy far, far away. With four different scents and levels of grit themed to characters from the most recent trilogy, it’s a hit that doesn’t consume any significant space or mess with the decor.
Sichuan Chili Crisp
For the brother who is all about adding spice to everything he eats, he’ll need this extra-large jar of Fly By Jing’s famous Sichuan chili crisp. It adds a dash of heat to any dish, like dumplings or noodles, but it also has a nice crunchy texture that’s hard to resist.
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