The 60 Best Gifts for Brothers of 2022

Earn favorite sibling status with these cool gifts for brothers (and brothers-in-law, too).

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Shopping for brothers, whether it be your biological brother, stepbrother, brother-in-law, or any brother figure in your life, can be challenging. After all, you likely have years of giving him gifts under your belt—so how do you make sure your presents remain exciting and special year after year? 

“Try to focus on his hobbies, likes, and interests and go from there,” suggests Lindsay Roberts Schey, gift expert and founder of TheGiftInsider.com, an online gifting resource. But if he’s particularly hard to shop for, you can try what Schey calls “elevating his essentials.” 

“Think of the things he uses every day and go with a more design-friendly or updated version than what he currently has,” she says. “Does he have scattered receipts and change in an old box on his bedside table? Gift him a personalized valet tray.” 

You’ll find many examples of these upgraded essentials on our list, including charging docks and tie cases—some of which can even be personalized for a special touch. 

Here are our favorite gift ideas for brothers.

Eddie Bauer Men's Quest Fleece 1/4-Zip Pullover

men's pullover fleece

Eddie Bauer

This polyester fleece pullover from Eddie Bauer is a great transitional piece that offers lightweight warmth for many months of the year. Choose from any number of colors or patterns based on his style.  

Price at time of publish: $60

Brooklyn Brew Shop Everyday IPA Beer Making Kit

Beer Making Kit

Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

Brooklyn Brew Shop’s DIY beer kit is equipped with all the tools and ingredients he needs to brew homemade beer right from his kitchen. And once he has the kit, he can continue purchasing the ingredients to make batch after batch. Brooklyn Brew Shop has many different beers to choose from, but you can’t go wrong with the classic IPA mix. 

Price at time of publish: $48

Loop Quiet Noise Reduction Earplugs

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Loop Quiet Noise Reduction Earplugs

Loop Earplugs

Whether he lives on a busy street, has noisy neighbors, or is just a bit sleep deprived, these earplugs will give him the peace and quiet he lacks. Unlike cheap foam earplugs, the Loop Quiet Earplugs stay put all night, in part because they come with silicone tips in multiple sizes to fit any ear size. The brand claims these sleek earplugs reduce noise by 27 decibels—enough to block disruptive sounds without causing him to sleep through his alarm. 

Price at time of publish: $20

Get him the gift of self care with the Bro Mask, which is an extra-large hydrogel face mask designed to fit men and hydrate thicker, coarser skin. Plus, the mask comes in two pieces, so he can just use half if he has a beard. 

Price at time of publish: $28 for 4-pack

YETI Hopper M30 Soft Cooler

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YETI Hopper M30 Soft Cooler

Amazon

Toting a heavy, hard-sided cooler is not always practical for a day trip to the beach or a picnic in the park. Fortunately, Yeti’s soft-sided cooler tote provides impressive ice retention in a much more portable form—and it was a favorite in our Lab tests. The extra-wide mouth stays open while you load and unload it, and the magnetic latch seals it shut with a gentle push—no need for a zipper! 

Price at time of publish: $350

Hast Modern 8-Inch Chef Knife

Hast Chef Knife

Amazon

A high-quality chef’s knife is the gift that will keep on giving for years to come—invest in the right one, and you’ll save him from going through endless mediocre knives in search of one that can actually do the job. This particular chef’s knife has a sleek, one-piece design that’s crevice-free, making it easier to clean (which is important, given that you should never clean knives in the dishwasher). 

Price at time of publish: $99

Monopoly: Bob Ross Edition

bob ross monopoly

Amazon

Is there a more joyful Monopoly board in existence? If he’s one for nostalgia, this Bob Ross Monopoly board allows him to trade favorite works of art from The Joy of Painting series, and features collectable tokens including a squirrel, pine tree, easel, and more. 

Price at time of publish: $40

Getaway Gift Card

getaway gift card

Getaway

Some people like to receive things, while others prefer experiences. If he falls in the latter camp, a Getaway gift card is the perfect fit. The company offers disconnected stays in secluded, tiny cabins, all of which are located less than a two-hour drive from major cities. With a Getaway gift card, he can choose his own adventure. 

Price at time of publish: From $50

Lake Men's Flannel Piped Pajama Pants

Lake Men's Flannel Piped Pajama Pants

Lake

These 100 percent cotton flannel pajama pants are the ultimate upgrade from the old, threadbare pajamas he’s been wearing for years. They have a classic tartan pattern that’s festive yet versatile enough for year-round wear. 

Price at time of publish: $94

Nintendo Switch Lite

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Nintendo Switch Lite

Walmart

As far as gaming consoles go, the Nintendo Switch Lite is one of the more reasonably priced options, and its handheld design means he can take it wherever he goes. The portable device comes in several bold colors, including blue, coral, and yellow.

Price at time of publish: $199

From the brand that brought you portable fire pits, Solo Stove’s Mesa tabletop fire pit is designed with city dwellers in mind. The Mesa will bring the warmth and glow of a traditional campfire to even the most confined outdoor spaces (or backpacking trips). He can ditch making s’mores in the microwave because nothing beats roasting marshmallows over a fire.

Price at time of publish: $110

Nettie Double Pack Pickleball Paddle Set

Nettie Double Pack Pickleball Paddle Set

Saks Fifth Avenue

Did you know pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America? Whether he’s a pickleball pro or a novice, the Nettie Set comes with everything he needs for a one-on-one game, including two pickleball paddles (choose from four colorful designs), two balls, and two headbands. 

Price at time of publish: $150

The New York Times Front Page Puzzle

New York Times front page puzzle

New York Times

This custom jigsaw puzzle lets you choose from more than 58,000 front pages published by The New York Times since 1851—whether it be the date of a major historical event, the date he was born, or the date his team won The World Series. (Keep in mind that historic events usually appeared in the paper the day AFTER the date of the event.) The puzzle is available in both 500- and 1,000-piece sets. 

Price at time of publish: From $60

Wisdom Panel Pet DNA Collection Kit

Wisdom Panel Essential Breed Identification DNA Test for Dogs

Chewy

Has he ever wondered how much wildcat his kitty is? Or which breeds make up his rescue dog? Treat him to a DNA collection kit from Wisdom Panel—the world’s leading pet DNA service—and he’ll find the answers to these questions and more.

For cat owners, the Wisdom Panel Complete kit will screen for different breeds, traits, and health insights. For dog owners, you can choose between three different kits, from the basic Breed Discovery kit to the Premium kit, which includes extensive health testing complete with a vet consultation. 

Price at time of publish: From $80

Marlowe No. 203 Best Sellers Kit

Marlowe No. 203 Best Sellers Kit

Marlowe

Sometimes brothers need a gentle nudge when it comes to skincare. Fortunately, this kit from Marlowe comes with everything he needs: a facial cleanser, a facial moisturizer, and a body scrub soap bar. Plus, all of the brand’s affordable face and body essentials are paraben- and phthalate-free, never tested on animals, and made in the U.S. 

Price at time of publish: $30

Bissell AeroSlim Hand Vacuum

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BISSELL AeroSlim Lithium Ion Cordless Handheld Vacuum, 29869

Bissell

Help him keep his car tidy and crumb-free with this powerful portable vacuum. It's cordless and provides up to 12 minutes of cleaning power before it needs to be recharged, making it perfect for on-the-go cleanups. It also comes with a 2-in-1 crevice tool and dusting brush so he can easily reach those tricky spots, like between the seats or in the center console.

Price at time of publish: $42

S'well Stainless Steel Ice Bucket with Tongs

Stainless Steel Ice Bucket with Tongs

S'well

He can keep ice cool or chill his favorite bottle of Champagne with the help of this triple-layered, vacuum-insulated stainless steel ice bucket. The teakwood design mimics natural materials for a rustic, earthy look, and the bucket comes with tongs for serving. 

Price at time of publish: $50

Umamicart Hot Hot Holidays Chili Sauce Gift Set

Umami Cart Hot Hot Holidays Chili Sauce Gift Set

Umami Cart

Calling all heat fanatics: This set of chili condiments was expertly curated by fellow hot sauce lovers. It includes classic chili crisps, Umami-filled Vietnamese chili sauce, Kimchi mayo, and more, so he can add a kick to any and every meal. 

Price at time of publish: $60

ChappyWrap Buffalo Check Green Blanket

Buffalo Check Green Blanket

ChappyWrap

The ChappyWrap blanket is just what he needs to warm up his space as the cold weather comes around. Constructed with a blend of natural and synthetic fibers, ChappyWrap blankets are completely machine-washable and dryable, making care almost as easy as snuggling up by the fireplace. We also love the reversible plaid pattern in a winter-ready color palette. 

Price at time of publish: $135

Mark & Graham Acacia Valet Organizer Tray

Mark and Graham Acacia Valet Organizer Tray

Mark and Graham

Schey recommends this personalized valet organizer to help him keep track of scattered receipts, keys, sunglasses, and more. Crafted from stunning acacia wood, this catchall is the epitome of an “elevated essential” that’s personal yet practical. Just note that there’s an additional fee for the monogram.

Price at time of publish: $49

Parks Project Minimalist National Park Playing Cards

Parks Project Minimalist National Parks Playing Cards

Parks Project

What could be more fitting for his next camping or hiking trip than these national park-themed playing cards? And even more importantly, every Parks Project purchase helps to fund vital projects for parklands across the country. 

Price at time of publish: $14

The Daily Edited AirPods 3 Black Saffiano Leather Case

The Daily Edited AirPods 3 Black Saffiano Leather Case

The Daily Edited

Another elevated essential recommended by Schey, this leather AirPods case comes with a detachable gold key ring, making it easier for him to always have his headphones on hand for use at the gym, office, and beyond. But what makes it special is the option to monogram it with his initials for a personal touch. 

Price at time of publish: $59

Hydragun HeatPod Sauna Blanket

Hydragun HeatPod Sauna Blanket

Hydragun

The high-tech blanket allows him to experience the full benefits of a sauna (think: boosting recovery and lowering stress) from the comfort of his bed. It’s constructed from sweat-resistant vegan leather with dense carbon fibers throughout for full-body infrared heat therapy. Whether he’s winding down before bed or recovering post-workout, this sauna blanket is sure to be his new favorite relaxation companion. 

Price at time of publish: From $499

Crosley Cruiser Plus Record Player

Crosley Plus Turntable

Walmart

For the brother who has everything, Schey suggests this turntable because it’s something he’s not likely to buy on his own. The Crosley Cruiser is a classic turntable with a suitcase-style shell, but it also includes Bluetooth functionality, so he can take his pick between those vinyl records he’s been collecting or his favorite Spotify playlist.

Price at time of publish: $90

Wax Buffalo Whiskey Candle

Whiskey Candle

Wax Buffalo

Wax Buffalo’s cocktail collection features plenty of unique, liquor-inspired candles, like this warm and complex whiskey-scented option. It’ll make his home smell like a distillery while it’s burning, and once the wax runs out, he’ll have a glass whiskey tumbler to use for years to come. 

Price at time of publish: $32

GrillGrate Universal Grill and BBQ Gift Set

GrillGrate Universal Grill and BBQ Gift Set

GrillGrate

GrillGrate’s modular grill plates will make him feel like a grill master no matter his skill level. The interlocking panels cover the grill and allow him to sear while controlling flare-ups and removing unwanted fat—or, he can flip it over to the flat side and use it as a griddle. This set comes with three interlocking panels and a part fork, part spatula grilling tool—everything he needs for his next barbeque or tailgate. 

Price at time of publish: $109

Flint and Tinder 10-Year Pullover

Flint and TInder 10-Year Pullover

Huckberry

The brother who prioritizes comfort over everything else will always appreciate an ultra-cozy piece to add to his loungewear collection. Flint and Tinder’s American-made pullover is constructed from the highest quality materials, with reinforced seams to create a heavy-duty sweatshirt that will give him years of use. It’s designed to grow softer and more comfortable with each wash, and comes with a 10-year guarantee—meaning the manufacturer will mend it free of charge should it ever rip, tear, or come apart within 10 years of purchase. 

Price at time of publish: $118

Devereux Golf Crossbody Caddy

Devereux Crossbody Caddy

Devereux

If he’s an avid golfer, this hands-free storage solution is great for keeping his gear and personal belongings organized through all 18 holes. The Devereux Crossbody Caddy can be strapped to a golf bag or worn across the chest for any type of adventure. 

Price at time of publish: $38

Igloo Self Cleaning Countertop Ice Maker

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Igloo Self Cleaning Countertop Ice Maker

Amazon

This freestanding ice maker can be stored on the countertop or taken on the go. He can use it for everything from mixing up creative cocktails to filling up the cooler for a road trip. It makes a great addition to a home bar, too. 

Price at time of publish: From $160

MijMojDesign Personalized Gents Hex Jewelry Stand

MijMojDesign Personalized Gents Hex Jewelry Stand

MijMojDesign

This contemporary jewelry stand is the stylish storage solution he needs for holding and displaying his watches, rings, and cufflinks. Plus, you can personalize it with his initials or a special message of your choosing. 

Price at time of publish: From $50

Fjällräven Canvas Belt

fjällräven canvas belt

Fjällräven 

This adjustable canvas belt has a military-style metal buckle that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Plus, it’s one-size-fits-all, so you’re not stuck guessing his size.

Price at time of publish: $30

Bombas Men's Running Ankle Sock 4-Pack Gift Bag

Bombas Men's Running Ankle Sock 4-Pack Gift Bag

Bombas

Designed with runners in mind, these socks have many smart design features like moisture-wicking technology, a seamless toe with no annoying bump, a protective cushion at the heel to prevent blistering, and more. This particular set includes a bag for keeping his smelly gym socks organized and away from his other belongings. 

Price at time of publish: $72

SoundBot Water Resistant Bluetooth Shower Speaker

SoundBot Shower Speaker

Amazon

Whether he wants to dive into an audiobook, catch up on a podcast, or sing along to his favorite tunes, this water-resistant Bluetooth speaker will come in handy. It can be attached directly to the shower wall using the reinforced suction cup, but he can also bring it to the pool, on the boat, in the car, and more. 

Price at time of publish: $30

Courant Mag:2 Essentials

Courant Mag:2

Courant

Streamline his charging process with this sleek vertical stand designed for Apple products. Simply snap your iPhone (with MagSafe) in place up top and set your AirPods on the wireless charging base to charge both devices at once. Plus, the upright design of the stand eliminates the need to pick up the phone to enable Face ID or take a FaceTime call. Choose between linen and leather, as well as eight different neutral color options. 

Price at time of publish: From $100

Leatherology Tie Case

Leatherology Tie Case

Amazon

Schey suggests, “a nice embossed leather gift like this leather tie case from Leatherology,” for the brother who has everything. It holds up to four neckties and comes with a small pocket for collar stays, cufflinks, and tie clips, making it the ideal travel companion for the brother with a professional style.

Price at time of publish: From $165

Huckberry x Coors Banquet Canvas Snapback

Huckberry x Coors Banquet Canvas Snapback

Huckberry

If he has an old-school sense of style (and loves beer), be sure to get him this canvas hat, created in a collaboration between Huckberry and Coors Banquet. It has an adjustable closure and a built-in support panel to keep its shape, but ultimately, it just looks cool—and we bet that he’ll agree.

Price at time of publish: $30

Banana Phone Bluetooth Handset and Speaker

banana phone bluetooth handset

Banana Phone

If you and your brother prefer to exchange novelty gifts, the Banana Phone is a guaranteed laugh. What looks like a plastic banana toy is actually a Bluetooth-enabled mobile headset and speaker—so yes, he can actually call you directly from the banana.

Price at time of publish: $50

Chemex Classic Pour-Over Coffeemaker

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Amazon

If he’s expressed interest in upgrading his coffee routine, a classic Chemex coffee maker is perhaps the most timeless and recognizable way to make pour-over coffee. It’s made from non-porous Borosilicate glass, which is dishwasher-safe and thermal shock-resistant, so you can be sure he’ll get years of use from it. 

Price at time of publish: $50

PhoneSoap 3 UV Phone Sanitizer and Charger

PhoneSoap 3 UV Phone Sanitizer & Charger

BestBuy

Most people know that phones are dirty—but did you know that there’s a good chance your cell phone has more germs than a toilet seat? The PhoneSoap 3 can sanitize phones, keys, wallets, headphones—really anything that can fit inside. Plus, it charges your phone simultaneously. 

Price at time of publish: $60

We’ve all experienced it—you start your morning by prepping a piping hot cup of coffee, only to end up drinking lukewarm coffee after running around the house getting ready for the day. This 32-ounce leak-proof tumbler will keep his hot beverages hot and his cold beverages cold for hours. But do keep in mind that while the lid is top-rack dishwasher-safe, the cup itself is not. 

Price at time of publish: $40

Ooni Koda 12 Gas-Powered Outdoor Pizza Oven

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Ooni Koda 12 Gas-Powered Outdoor Pizza Oven

Amazon

If he loves entertaining outdoors, this pizza oven will take center stage at any gathering. Making homemade pizza is a great way to keep guests entertained throughout the night, and Ooni’s pizza ovens are designed to go with you wherever you go, whether you’re hosting in a small backyard or at a campsite. Plus, it doesn't stop at pizza—he can use it to roast meats and vegetables, too. 

Price at time of publish: $320

Bean Box Gourmet Coffee Sampler

Bean Box Gourmet Coffee Sampler

Amazon

When you give him this coffee sampler, the coffee experts at Bean Box will curate a unique collection of artisan coffees based on his tastes and preferences. You can choose to purchase him a single sampler box or sign him up for a subscription ranging from three months to a year. 

Price at time of publish: $29

Carhartt Men's Knit Cuffed Beanie

Men's Knit Cuffed Beanie

Amazon

If his cold-weather wardrobe could use an upgrade, there’s no safer choice than a classic Carhartt beanie made with soft and warm acrylic yarn. Though it was originally designed as workwear, this beanie can be sported at campsites, football stadiums, or anywhere he needs a little extra warmth. And with 25+ colors to choose from, there’s bound to be one that perfectly matches his style.

Price at time of publish: $20

Adventurist Classic Backpack

Adventurist Classic Backpack

Adventurist Backpack Co

The timeless design of this backpack is sure to give him many years of use, whether he uses it for travel, camping, or just for carrying everyday essentials. It’s made of durable, water-resistant polyester with synthetic leather straps and comes in seven different colors. Now for the best part: For every backpack purchased, 25 meals are provided to families in need across the U.S.

Price at time of publish: $65

Whiskey Peaks Half Dome Decanter

Whiskey Peaks Half Dome Decanter

Huckberry

This is more than just your average decanter. With an internal sculpture inspired by the Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, this hand-blown glass decanter will help him preserve and display his finest whiskey. 

Price at time of publish: $65

Pull Start Fire Matchfree Pull String Firestarter

matchfree pull string firestarter

Pull Start Fire

Here’s the perfect stocking stuffer for the brother who loves camping (or just a good bonfire). The Pull Start Fire gets your bonfire blazing with just the pull of a string—no matches, lighters, or kindling necessary. It’s rainproof, windproof, and can even light wet wood. 

Price at time of publish: $20 for 3-pack

GoSports Solid Wood Premium Cornhole Set

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GoSports Solid Wood Premium Cornhole Set

Amazon

This premium cornhole set will provide hours of entertainment at the next tailgate or cookout he attends. Available with either regulation boards or the slightly smaller “tailgate” size boards, the set comes with everything he needs to set up a tournament: two cornhole boards, eight all-weather bean bags, and a premium carrying case. 

Price at time of publish: $128

Huckberry Weekenders

Weekender sunglasses

Huckberry

These universally-flattering, polarized Wayfarer-style sunglasses are sure to be a hit no matter his style. And since these glasses are so affordable, you don’t need to worry if he’s prone to misplacing or mistreating his sunglasses

Price at time of publish: From $35

Uncommon Goods Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

Uncommon Goods Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

Uncommon Goods

“Experience gifts are a great way to go for someone who has it all,” says Schey—and this DIY hot sauce kit is both an experience gift and a physical gift in one. It comes with all the ingredients, equipment, and instructions he needs to make his own hot sauce, as well as labels for him to have fun with creative sauce names.

Price at time of publish: $42

Cozy Earth Ultra-Soft Bamboo Jogger Sweatpants

Cozy Earth Men's Ultra-Soft Bamboo Jogger Pant

Cozy Earth

Cozy Earth’s bamboo joggers are so buttery soft, he’ll never want to change out of them. Fortunately, the stylish and flattering jogger silhouette makes them fit to wear just about anywhere—whether he’s working from home or running errands. 

Price at time of publish: $145

ThermoPro TP18 Meat Thermometer

ThermoPro Ultra-Fast Digital Thermocouple Meat Thermometer

Amazon

A meat thermometer is a game-changer for the home cook or grill master. It allows him to tell the difference between medium-rare and well-done, which is important not just for flavor, but also for safety, too. 

Price at time of publish: $33

Create Gift Love Personalized Leather Debossed Key Ring

CreateGiftLove Personalized Leather Debossed Key Ring

CreateGiftLove

Personalize this leather keyring with any message you’d like, and choose from a variety of shapes, colors, and fonts for a one-of-a-kind creation. You can even purchase multiple and label them with whichever lock the key corresponds to.

Price at time of publish: From $20

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. Sip & Squeak Bundle

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. Sip & Squeak Bundle

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co.

Support his caffeine habit and animal rescues across the country when you buy from Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. The company donates 20 percent of its profits to rescue organizations and supplies consumers with organic, eco-friendly coffee. The Sips & Squeaks bundle comes with whole bean coffee and a mug for him, as well as a plush coffee mug dog toy for his best friend. 

Price at time of publish: $41

Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit

Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit

Ulta

If his facial hair is looking a little scraggly, give him this set of grooming products and tools for a softer, cleaner beard. Jack Black’s signature grooming kit includes everything he needs to cleanse, condition, and soften facial hair, as well as the skin underneath.

Price at time of publish: $35

Sugar Tree Gallery Personalized Cutting Board

SugarTreeGallery Personalized Cutting Board

SugarTreeGallery

This heirloom-quality piece is one he’ll want to hold onto for years to come. Made from premium mahogany, hickory, white oak, or maple wood, this cutting board can be personalized with his name for an extra-special touch. 

Price at time of publish: From $37

Spikeball Game Set

Spikeball Game Set

Amazon

You can’t go wrong with an outdoor game for the brother who is always ready for some friendly competition. This four-person game involves two teams with two people each who alternate hitting a ball back to the net. It sounds simple, but once he tries it, no beach day or backyard hang will be complete without it. 

Price at time of publish: $65

Lou Malnati's Deep Dish Pizzas

Lou Malnati's Chicago-style Deep Dish Pizzas

Amazon

You don’t have to fly him to the Windy City to treat him to some authentic, Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. Lou Malnati’s pizza is still made using the family’s five-decade-old recipe—it’s even been called the best deep-dish pizza in Chicago—and you can have it delivered straight to his doorstep. 

Price at time of publish: $130

Bespoke Post Membership

bespoke-post-membership-bespokepost

Bespoke

If you really don’t know what to get him, a Bespoke Post membership allows him to sample a little bit of everything—and it takes the pressure of finding the perfect gift off of you. As a member, he’ll receive a monthly box filled with an assortment of products from small businesses, including tools, clothes, kitchen goods, outdoor gear, and more. 

Price at time of publish: $49 per month

Sam and Jack Custom Pet Portrait iPhone Case

custom pet portrait iphone case

Sam and Jack

This one-of-a-kind custom pet portrait phone case lets him take his furry friend with him wherever he goes. What’s more, every purchase benefits The Grey Muzzle Organization, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of senior dogs in shelters across the country.

Price at time of publish: $30

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Amazon

If he’s always stopping at the drive-through before work or school, this handy appliance can teach him that making your own breakfast sandwich doesn’t have to be difficult. He can customize his creation to resemble a meal from his favorite breakfast spot, and it takes just five minutes.

Price at time of publish: $30

Questions You Might Ask

How much should I spend on a gift for my brother?

Many people choose to spend more on gifts for immediate family members than they would for, say, extended family, coworkers, friends, etc. However, the exact amount you choose to spend on your brother depends on your budget and perhaps even an agreement you and your family have to come to over how much to spend on gifts. In general, most people will spend a minimum of $20 on a gift for their sibling and go up from there. Before you begin shopping, decide on a budget and stick to it. And if you’ve agreed on a spending limit between you and your sibling(s), don’t go over it—that will only make them feel bad. 

If you are on a tight budget, you can still make your brother feel loved and special without overspending. “Put extra thought into it and that's what he'll remember,” says Schey. “Gift him a few small things themed around something he loves and package it in a nice box or gift bag.”

What should I get if my brother already has everything?

Shopping for siblings is already a challenge, but when it comes to the brother who already has everything, finding a gift that’s new and exciting can seem impossible. However, Schey does offer a few pointers on how to shop for even the most hard-to-please brothers: “Tech gadgets or tech accessories or smart home gifts are a great option for brothers, and there's always the latest and greatest out each year, so there's always something new that he probably doesn't have yet.” 

She also suggests choosing a personalized gift that is made just for him. “While he might already have something in a similar realm, the personalized element and thought you put into the gift will make it feel extra special,” Schey says.

Take Our Word for It

This article was written by Melanie Fincher, associate commerce editor for Real Simple with three years of experience writing product reviews and lifestyle content. Melanie curated these gift ideas based on hours of research and personal experience, as she too struggles to shop for her brother. For expert advice, she spoke with Lindsay Roberts Schey, gift expert and founder of TheGiftInsider.com, an online gifting resource. 

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