‘Tis officially the season for gift-giving, and when it comes to siblings, we don’t have to tell you that finding the best Christmas gift can be challenging. From big brothers to little brothers, stepbrothers, and even brothers not related by birth, every day’s a good day to get a gift for your bro, but the holiday season makes it more pressing than ever.
It can feel particularly difficult to find just the right item when shopping for your brother, especially if you don’t exactly have the same taste. But fear not because we’re here to guide you through. Because finding the best Christmas gift for your brother isn’t always a walk in the park, we’ve rounded up some unique gift ideas with the focus on making sure he’s got some of the most incredible, most interesting stuff on the market. If you’re searching for stocking stuffers or Christmas gifts for men other than your brother, this list also has plenty of options for every type of guy, no matter the relation.
From indestructible coolers to beloved comics, comfy clothes and much more, your brother will be thanking you all year for gifting him one of these fantastic products. Before heading out into the crowded mall or local shopping center or aimlessly filling your cart on Amazon, you may want to take a gander at our best Christmas gifts for your brother below. They’re all easy to purchase online and ready to be delivered to your door without hassle. And who knows, you might even see something to add to your own wish list.
1. Fire TV Stick 4K Max
Amazon’s brand new Fire TV Stick is its most powerful yet, offering faster app start-up and more straightforward navigation than its predecessors. With an official release date of October 7, 2021, this newest release provides high-quality streaming, access to all of your favorite apps, and Alexa voice control. Unlike Fire TV Sticks before it, this version gives you the ability to do more with your smart home features, allowing you to access Live View Picture-in-Picture so you can view cameras in and around your home without leaving your television program. You can also access features such as the weather or dim your lighting with a simple ask from Alexa.
2. Marshall Kilburn II Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Free of wires and cords, this portable Marshall Bluetooth speaker will allow you to take your music with you everywhere you go. A single charge offers over 20 hours of playtime while the multi-directional speakers provide deep, crisp sounds for maximum listening enjoyment. This device is fully water-resistant and comes with a faux leather handle for easy carrying.
3. Amazon Fire TV 43″ Omni Series 4K With Hands-Free Alexa
If you really want to splurge on your brother’s gift this year, this Amazon Fire TV Omni series is worth every penny. It offers crisp, clear, vibrant viewing with 4K Ultra HD and can connect to all of your devices using the three HDMI inputs. The HDMI eARC allows you to enhance your TV’s overall sound while hands-free Alexa enables you to command every aspect of the TV via voice without a remote. Arriving in October 2021, this item is currently available for preorder. Snag one now, and you’re guaranteed to be the best sister in the world — at least for a few months.
4. BUG Convertible Garment Bag
Is your bro an avid traveler? Well, this convertible garment bag may be just the thing he needs for his weekend destinations. It features a large compartment for suits and other clothing and a few smaller pockets to hold neckties, cuff links, and more. There’s even a shoe section to keep his footwear safe and secure.
5. Allbirds Wool Runners
Allbirds Wool Runners are a breathable wool sneaker option made from renewable materials, machine washable and built to minimize any foul odor. We all know that last part just changed the game for your brother’s ruthlessly smelly feet. The sneak comes in a wide variety of cool colors and feels like a cloud while wearing it. They’re essentially ready for whatever your brother decides to put them through, from runs to hikes to errands of any sort.
6. Sonos Beam Sound Bar
Soundbars have been all the rage for a while now, and if your brother hasn’t upgraded his home audio system yet, this beloved option from Sonos is a great way to take his sound to another level. With high-definition sound, this bar will fill up the room with high-quality noise for whatever games he plays or shows he’s watching. And should he want to kick over to some tunes, the soundbar comes with a built-in Amazon Alexa for playing music, setting alarms and more all hands-free, providing much more than just audio for a TV.
7. Lululemon ABC Jogger
Made with the brand’s specialized ABC technology, which officially stands for “anti-ball crushing,” these joggers from Lululemon will be your brother’s new go-to pants for everything. Whether traveling, running weekend errands, or even hanging out with friends, the ABC Joggers are lightweight, stretchy and sweat-wicking, making them super comfortable pants. Made by active people, for active people, they’re great for guys on the go — with plenty of room for the family jewels.
8. Grow and Make DIY Artisan Hot Sauce Making Kit
If your brother loves hot sauce more than the food he uses it on, this kit from Grow and Make will be sure to satisfy his craving. This DIY kit will allow him the chance to add as much flavor as he wants, combining various spice packs, along with the included peppers and vinegar, to create something that’s one of a kind and unique to his own tastes and sensibilities.
9. Harry’s Shave Travel Kit
Even if your brother has a beard, it’s more than likely he’ll have to do upkeep on portions of it, which is why this travel set from Harry’s is a must-have. Complete with everything he’ll need to maintain that scruff or take it down to a clean face, including a set of the brand’s German steel blades, a bright orange, tropical green or indigo blue handle, and the best shaving gel you’ll ever use. Harry’s was our pick for the best shave club, so know that you’re getting him the best to help him look his best. It even comes with a Dopp kit!
10. Away’s Bigger Carry-On
With travel likely to tick up this holiday season thanks to vaccinations, there’s no better carry-on option to gift your brother than the Bigger Carry-On from Away. This bag can fit in most airplane overhead compartments with ease and also stacks nicely in the trunk of your brother’s car for when he needs to pack a bit more clothing on his next weekend trip nearby. He can also use this bag for storage in his closet by packing unseasonable clothing inside whenever he needs more space.
11. Sony WH1000XM4 Noise Canceling Headphones
Our pick for the best headphones on the market, the Sony WH1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones, are a great gift for the brother that’s always traveling or is just a devoted audiophile. With incredible, dynamic noise-canceling capabilities, they’ll block out every single sound so he can focus on that latest podcast episode or Netflix series. However, he decides to use them, know that he’ll have the best of the best.
12. YETI Tundra 35 Cooler
If you didn’t know already, YETI coolers are not only impossibly tough (they’re designed to be grizzly bear-resistant), but they work incredibly well at keeping your stuff cold. How? It’s due in large part to their fatwall design, which stuffs two inches of insulation between the outside and your goods for unparalleled coolness no matter the outside weather. Basically, your stuff, even in direct sunlight, will stay cold for hours and hours. This specific model, the Tundra 35, is portable enough for one person to carry while having enough room inside to hold a whole case of beer. Plus, at $249, it’s one of the most affordable YETI coolers. Your brother just found his new favorite tailgating, camping and party cooler.
13. Watchmen Graphic Novel
“Watchmen” is one of those comic books that is always relevant, no matter the decade — and it’s also an excellent gift for your brother. This year SPY named Watchmen one of the 25 books every man should read before he dies. And with a popular HBO series serving as a spiritual successor to the original, there’s no better time to go ahead and get caught up with this classic graphic novel (seriously, “TIME Magazine” named this book one of the 100 greatest novels of all time). Collected here as one complete graphic novel, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ tale is an adult and realistic take on what it’s like to be a superhero, to have superpowers, and what that would mean for a world that’s incredibly like our own. It’s a timeless classic that’s waiting to be read for the first time or rediscovered all these years later.
14. Hydro Flask Water Bottle
We know you want one yourself, but consider gifting your brother a Hydro Flask water bottle to ensure his drinks stay cold as ice for hours on end. This bottle will keep your brother’s water freezing even on unbearably hot days, which is perfect for any outdoor exercises he might be doing to lose that beer belly. It’s BPA-free, dishwasher safe and made from stainless steel to ensure a positive drinking experience. The best part of all? There’s a color choice out the wazoo.
15. Echo Dot
Ah, the all-new Echo Dot with its spherical new look. It’s safe to say we love the brand new look from our favorite tiny at-home speaker. Right now, you can get this baby for just $30. It comes with Alexa because, duh, and it also has a sound system that has tremendously improved from Echo Dots in generations prior. It is an effortless must-buy.
16. MZ Wallace Dark Blue Camo Bleecker Backpack
Every man needs a good backpack. But more than that, every man needs a backpack that’s capable of keeping up with all the hustle and bustle that comes with daily life. That’s why this rough and tumble bag from MZ Wallace is an elegant solution and a stellar gift for your brother. With more than enough room for both a laptop and a change of clothes for the gym, there’s also space for the things he’ll need in his day-to-day (i.e., a laptop sleeve and document holder). On top of all that carrying room, the camo pattern ensures he’ll stick out instead of blending in with everyone else.
17. L.L.Bean Wicked Good Moccasins
The Wicked Good Moccasins from L.L.Bean are one thing and one thing only — wicked good. What’s great about these is that a comfy set of house slippers will always be in vogue. They’ve got a little bit more traction at the bottom of the soles, meaning your brother can slip them on if he’s running out to do a quick errand without worrying they’ll fall apart mid-stride. They’re so popular that during the holiday season, L.L.Bean sells a whopping pair per 7 seconds. We love them so much that we even named them the best slippers in our 2020 SPY Man Awards. Staying comfy no matter where he goes? Now that’s a great gift.
18. Proscenic T21 Smart Air Fryer XL
Change the way he cooks forever. And we mean it when we say it. There’s no doubt at this point you’ve had a friend or two raving about the recipes they’ve created using their air fryer, and for good reason; air fryers can cook most recipes in half the time with a hell of a lot less oil, making the meal healthier in the process. This one works in conjunction with Amazon Alexa to make things even more efficient. So, if he has the space on his kitchen counter, snag this for him. You won’t regret it.
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19. Kindle Oasis
Oh, so we’ve got ourselves a reader on our hands. Gotcha. Well, there’s no better gift for a bookworm than the Kindle Oasis. This baby can store thousands upon thousands of great reads your brother will geek over. Not only that, but it’s entirely waterproof, so he can read by the ocean or pool when the weather allows it. Additionally, there is a warm light setting to combat that nasty blue light we collectively decided we don’t like this year.
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20. Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera
Help your brother up his Instagram game with a fun camera that’ll change his feed entirely. Suppose your brother’s a photo nerd or likes some occasional picture-taking. In that case, the newly updated Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera is a fun, dated way to snap some shots of anything. From friends to family to your brother’s dog, the possibilities of what to shoot are endless. The camera itself comes in a range of fun colors and has a flash for lower light scenarios which are great at parties (when we can have them, that is).
21. Everlane Heavyweight Overshirt
When shopping for the best gifts for your brother, fashion picks can be tricky unless you know his style well. However, you can’t go wrong with this casual to not-so-casual heavyweight overshirt from Everlane. Crafted for cold weather, this awesome long-sleeve shirt will keep him warm and toasty while looking dapper at the same time. It will easily become his new throw-on. It comes in a slew of fantastic colors, so whatever color your brother loves will suit him well.
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22. Fossil Leather Bifold Wallet
An affordable, 100 percent leather wallet for under $50? Yes, please. Not only is Fossil is a trusted brand, but it also happens to be available on Amazon, so you can grab this stylish, functional wallet last minute if you forgot to get a gift for your brother ahead of time.
23. SAXX Snooze Pants
SAXX’s Snooze Pants are singlehandedly the most comfortable pants your brother will ever throw on his body. We simply could not take them off. So, if you’re ever looking for a gift he will cherish daily from constant wear, these pants should be a go-to. The pants, when on, are so cozy, they almost feel as if you’re wearing nothing. Soft to the touch and made from moisture-wicking material, he’ll want to wear these all day, every day during Netflix binges and nightly snacking sessions.
24. Baxter Of California Clay Pomade
Baxter of California has made a name for itself as the go-to brand for stylish guys with cool hair. And if your brother is either unaware of its existence or too cheap to pick up the brand’s stuff for himself, gift him this clay pomade for some stellar stying. This stuff comes in a two-ounce jar and has a strong yet malleable hold that will style your brother’s hair without leaving it looking sticky or greasy. And you know damn well he needs this to tame that mess.
25. Moleskine Classic Notebook
Don’t even say it because we don’t want to hear it. A notebook is not a lame gift. Richard Branson keeps a notebook close at all times, and well, he’s done pretty darn well for himself. If your brother is the type to come up with business ideas daily, or if he’s the dreamer or doodler constantly jotting down things on his phone, get him a quality notebook like this one from Moleskine. The pages have a great weight, and we guarantee he’ll love writing down things in a physical book for once. Bonus points: it’ll get him off of his phone.
26. Crosley UO Exclusive Wood Cruiser Bluetooth Record Player
Do you have an aspiring record collect for a brother? If so, gift him this Urban Outfitters exclusive cruiser from Crosley. Not only does it have that cool vintage look he’s looking for, but it’s an affordable entry point into the world of vinyl. What’s more, this little suitcase comes with built-in speakers, so he doesn’t need to go through the pain of building out an entire sound system just to start listening to his collection. While you’re shopping at Urban Outfitters, note that the site has several outstanding records for purchase, including favorites from The Weeknd, Fleetwood Mac, Lana Del Rey, and Mac Miller.
27. VNYL Subscription
If your brother is an avid vinyl collector, gift him a VNYL subscription along with his new record player. What is VNYL, you ask? Only the most fantastic new way to receive records in 2021. VNYL hand-selects various vinyl records to send in packs of three right to your door by taking a deep dive into what your brother’s listening to on Spotify and what he’s already got on Discogs. It’s a fun alternative to shopping for records online or in-store for the sheer fact that your brother will never not be surprised.
28. Q Timex Reissue Navy Dial with Navy/Orange Ring Bracelet Watch
Is your brother a watch guy? No? Well, he is now. That’s the power of the Timex x Todd Snyder collection. This beautifully crafted and entry-level automatic watch is both somehow affordable and good-looking. This particular watch comes in all blue (with a little bit of orange) and will match well with just about any outfit. It’s a low-maintenance watch that can transition seamlessly from work to play and has an effortlessly cool woven stainless steel strap. Plus, it even shows the date! We recently named this watch one of our favorites in the SPY 2020 Man Awards because of all this, so if you find yourself coveting your brother’s new timepiece, you can always pick one up for yourself.
29. Activ5 Handheld Isometric Strength Training Device
If your brother is a fitness fanatic but can’t always find time to get in a good session at the gym, drop this little device in his stocking this Christmas. The Activ5 is an isometric training device that can deliver solid workouts in as little as five minutes. In other words, in between flights when traveling for work or in the morning before the kiddos wake up, your brother can get in the workout he needs to stay in shape.
30. Swiftwick Pursuit Four Merino Wool Socks
Listen, socks might not seem like the most exciting gift you could give someone, but that’s not the case with a set of fantastic merino wool like these from Swiftwick. Made for running and cycling, these Swiftwick socks use merino wool, a natural fiber that actively moves moisture away from your feet, making your feet warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot out. They’ll soon become your bro’s favorite.
31. Blue Bottle Coffee Hario Cold Brew Kit
Have a sibling who can’t get enough coffee? A cold brew coffee kit, like this easy-to-use version from Blue Bottle Coffee, will have your brother all squared away when it comes to getting his fix. Simply put grounds into the included filter, add water, let it sit, and then pour out great-tasting cold coffee. It’s that easy.
32. Anker Wireless Phone Charger
Since many of us are still working from home, having a great desk phone charger is mighty helpful during the day. Anker’s Wireless Phone Charger is convenient to have on your workspace since its angled view makes it easy to see important notifications pop up while you’re working. Oh, and it makes charging your device a breeze.
33. Mandalorian “The Child” Cufflinks
Is your brother stylish, a huge fan of Baby Yoda, or both? He needs these cufflinks of “The Child” to let the world know he’s just as obsessed with Baby Yoda as the rest of us are.
34. Sengled WiFi-Enabled Smart Plug
For the tech-obsessed brother in your life, having a set of WiFi-enabled smart plugs is super handy for, well, a lot of things. From holiday lights to a coffee maker, TVs, or anything you can think of, being able to control your electrical source with the touch of a button is not only easy but time-saving too!
35. Osprey Daylite Waist Pack
Whether it’s a ::shudders:: fanny pack or as a chest rig, having a handy waist pack like this option from Osprey is excellent for navigating through a city or for hiking on a trail. Straightforward yet spacious, there’s room for all your essentials (and then some!), and with seven different colors, there’s an option that will work for your brother’s tastes.
36. Men’s Heavyweight Thermal Pants
Winter is just around the corner, so your brother will surely make use of a pair of warm, comfortable pants. These are great for layering in cold weather or even wearing for lounging and light exercise. They’re made from heavyweight thermal fabric with a plush interior, four-way stretch, moisture-wicking construction and boast odor-resistant properties.
37. Carhartt Men’s Knit Cuffed Beanie
You can’t hate on Carhartt. It’s just a known fact at this point. We recently named this beanie the best of the year in our 2020 Man Awards because of just how long this has been an iconic staple to winterwear. Smartly priced, it’s sure to keep your brother warm during the coldest parts of winter and comes in a variety of trendy colors to match his personality.
38. HexClad Hybrid Nonstick 12-Inch Frying Pan
The hybrid part of this HexClad Hybrid Nonstick 12-inch Frying Pan comes from the fact the pan itself is both stainless steel and non-stick. That means it’s a superior frying pan that’s capable of providing a restaurant-quality cooking experience. It’s sort of like a combination of a cast-iron skillet with your standard frying pan, making it the kitchen gadget to have for your favorite home-cooking brother.
39. Jaxon Lane Shake and Wake Enzyme Powder Face Wash
Fellas, it’s imperative you take care of your skin. Fortunately, Jaxon Lane’s Shake and Wake Enzyme Powder Face Wash makes washing your face easy and fun. The water-activated facial exfoliant turns into the soapy lather you’re used to having. Made from natural ingredients, it’ll be highly effective on your skin, no matter what.
40. NOMAD Rugged Apple Watch Strap
If your brother has an Apple Watch, he might be in the market for an alternative watch strap that better suits his lifestyle. NOMAD’s Rugged Apple Watch Strap is great for avid hikers, rock climbers, or even those who want to just beef up their existing strap to something a little rugged and secure.
41. Under Armour Sports Face Mask
Under Armour’s Sports Face Mask is the best workout mask for the sibling who can’t stop working out. Made from the same high-performance materials, you’d find in any of UA’s products, it will safely secure your face from others. Capable of providing a safe and secure fit, even during the most intense physical activities, it’s a must-have for any fitness fanatic. Don’t be surprised that we named this the best face mask of the year in our 2020 SPY Man Awards either because it absolutely is.
42. End. X Chinatown Market Globe Basketball
We love this End. x Chinatown Market Globe basketball, which comes courtesy of End. The stylish ball will look great as a piece of home decor, but of course, it will also look great during your brother’s next pick-up game. If you’re looking for an affordable gift for your brother, this is a great option that’s sure to make him happy.
43. Yeti Hondo Base Camp Chair
If your brother likes to camp or just sit comfortably in any outdoor situation, this is by far the best folding chair to get for him. The Carry Tote makes it easy to transport to any destination, and the actual chair is nearly indestructible. The fabric is breathable and holds up to 500 pounds of weight without losing its shape.
44. Boy Smells Candle
Every home needs candles, but some men may be hesitant because of the generally feminine scents. That’s where Boy Smells comes in. They make great candles featuring smells like leather, suede, tobacco, kush and other man-approved scents, making it the perfect gift for brothers. They’re the perfect gift for brothers, especially if you don’t approve of how their home or room usually smells.
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