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The general drama of finding gifts for men is compounded when you set out to find the perfect present for your brother-in-law. Say you’ve got a cool one who owns nice clothes, drives a nice car, and has traveled to nice places. Then your goal is to match his taste with a luxury gift. Or maybe he’s just a regular nice-guy brother-in-law who loves a low-key hangout and a cheap but thoughtful gift from Amazon will more than suffice. And in the worst scenario, maybe he’s a hard one who locks horns with you at family functions; then you’ve got to go above and beyond to find an unheard-of and exceptional gift.
The trick is to pick something that says “glad to have you in the family” without it coming off as hokey or feigned. Not to worry, we’ve got the best gifts for brother-in-laws that'll hit that sweet spot—from useful gadgets to stylish upgrades to just a good bottle of whiskey—and make that "he's my favorite brother-in-law" sentiment finally mutual. Check out our killer picks ahead.
SelectTech 840 Kettlebell
For the brother-in-law who’s (still) addicted to breaking a sweat at home. This is it.
Huzley Cut Crystal Rocks Glasses
Elevate his bar cart with the help of these sleek glasses. Crafted in Slovenia, the crystal is cut in perfect clarity.
Socks and Underwear Subscription
He might be married, but has he shaken off the habit of bad undergarments? A few pairs of fresh, cool socks or underwear delivered to him every month are your gift to both him and your sibling.
Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle
Let's face it, he probably needs new sheets. Be the hero and get him these soft sheets from Brooklinen. They're durable, comfortable, and can be washed a million times. They also come in a handful of different colors and patterns.
If he enjoys concocting new meals, he will love the versatility of this Dutch oven. He can whip up soups, heat chicken, cook exciting recipes, and so much more. Plus, this handy pot has easy-to-grip loop handles, a shiny enamel finish, and it's suitable to use on all cooktops including induction and grills.
Wooden Family Board Games
Is he eager to set up the best family game night? Then get him a wooden baseball game with his favorite MLB team's logo, or a horse racing game for the thrill, or some classic penny soccer/hockey—dealer's choice.
Nymphées Merveilles Refillable Candle
If he's a man with taste, he'll be impressed by this present. It's going to burn for hours on end and even better, it's refillable.
Bespoke Post is known for its boxes curated with cool, stylish, nifty stuff he might actually use, like an Adirondack blanket, a 3D printed puzzle, and more. Letting your brother-in-law choose his own box is even more thoughtful.
PlayStation Classic Console
Here’s the best throwback to his middle school recreation time in 1994, with 20 retro games and two wired controllers. What a time 1994 was to be alive.
Golf Decanter Set
Put some fun into his weekend on the course. A decanter with a golf ball engrained inside and a pair of golf-ball-shaped glasses will have him sipping a fine whiskey all the way to the 18th hole.
'Relative Insanity' Card Game
A game packed with punchlines like “You Can Pick Your Nose, But You Can't Pick Your Family!” seems almost too relatable, no?
ADC Six-Panel Embroidery Cap
A baseball cap is an easy way to get him something useful and fashionable, and this one from cult-favorite brand AMI Paris is the ultimate accessory.
Terrex Free Hiker 2.0 Low Hiking Shoes
So he's the outdoorsy type? These brand new hiking shoes from Adidas are going to get him to the top of the mountain and then some.
Stay Active Sweatpants
So he can do as the name says. And then lounge on the couch for about five hours.
Hopper Flip 18 Portable Soft Cooler
Give him a limited-edition Yeti cooler tote that'll guarantee that his last sip of beer, cocktail, or soda tastes just as crisp as his first.
Bleu de Chanel Parfum Spray
Fragrances can be a personal gift, but if it's Chanel, you know it's good.
Homme Engravable Cufflinks
Cufflinks are a timeless present. These customizable ones are taking that up a notch.
Whether he's hitting the gym, taking his dog for a Sunday morning stroll, or mid-marathon training, these noise-cancelling earbuds are keeping him in the zone and fully tuned into his tunes.
The RS01 Sneaker
These sneakers are versatile, chic, and totally classic. But don't just take our word for it. Talk to Pedro Pascal.
Brushed Llama Sweater
It's a cool sweater for a cool guy. And—dare I say—he's going to be madhappy when he receives it.
737 Power Bank
For him to charge multiple devices at once. Name a more practical gift. We'll wait.
Puzzle Leather Bi-Fold Wallet
A Loewe wallet is one of the most sophisticated gifts you can get the man. Trust us.
Elyx Single Estate Handcrafted Vodka
If he's a vodka guy, the luxurious Absolute Elyx was basically made for him.
Paradym Star Driver
He likes to think he's a big shot on the golf course, and so when he gets this driver, his ego is going to go through the roof. And you're about to be the hero that helped him (almost) make par.
SLX Chronograph Bracelet Watch
Ah yes, a beautiful Swiss-made watch. This should do the trick.
New Yorkers can rejoice in being able to give the gift of our favorite market. Now everyone can enjoy the icon that is Citarella.
When in doubt, a gift card from Uber goes above and beyond. You're giving him food and transportation, filling two of his most essential needs.
Notes Chelsea Notebook
He's a bit of a pensive fella. Smythson's leather notebook is a classy way for him to put pen to paper.
Why wouldn't he want to learn skills from Steph Curry, Metallica, Bill Nye, Samuel L. Jackson, Timbaland, Gordon Ramsay, and all kinds of other celebrated people so he can become one himself?
3 Month Subscription
The key to a man's heart is through his stomach, and Goldbelly's subscription that sources artisan food from across the country will really win it.
1856 Premium Aged Whiskey
Uncle Nearest, honoring the legacy of master distiller Nearest Green, bucked its Tennessee tradition and released an eight-years-aged, 100-proof whiskey that makes for easy sipping.
Original Loft Pillow
All the sleep tech and melatonin gummies in the world can't outdo the OG adjustable, Esquire-endorsed pillow.
Custom History Books
The NYT makes quite a few custom history books—from Star Wars-themed to baseball-related to space-aged—for his choosing. Or, simply go for the safe custom birthday book route if that's the gifting occasion you find yourself in.
Plus Smart Meat Thermometer
It's what your next brotherly bonding time over the grill out back needs most.
uKeg Go Carbonated Growler
Because the last thing a beer snob needs is a hot sip. This portable beer keg, which actually looks good, will preserve all the crispy bubbles.
The Bestseller Flavor Set
He won’t say no to cooking 40 meals of chicken, salmon, and any veggie when they're flavored with Korean Bulgogi, Thai Larb, or Japanese Yuzu Misoyaki, courtesy of these chef-approved seasoning kits.
WiFi Digital Picture Frame
You can be the gift yourself, digitally, displayed in his living room. You're family, after all.
AF161 Max XL Air Fryer
For the brother-in-law who can’t cook, can cook, or is wracked with guilt every time he eats battered comfort food—those nuggets! This Ninja beast fries with 75 percent less fat, packs seven cooking functions in one, and produces the crispest bites at that.
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