From big brothers to little brothers, step brothers and even brothers not related by birth, every day’s a good day to get a gift for your bro. Sure, it can be hard to find the right gift—especially when your tastes are so different, but there’s no need to panic. We’ve rounded up 11 gift ideas with the focus on making sure your brother has some of the coolest and most interesting stuff around.
From indestructible coolers, to beloved comics, comfy clothes and much more, your brother won’t stop thanking you for getting him one of these amazing gifts. Take a gander at our picks below. And who knows, you might see something to add to your own wish list this year.
1. YETI Tundra 35 Cooler
If you didn’t know already, Yeti coolers are not only impossibly tough (they’re designed to be bear-resistant) but they work incredibly well at keeping your stuff cold. This is 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. Your brother just found his new favorite tailgating, camping, and party cooler.
2. Watchmen Graphic Novel
Watchmen is just one of those comic books that is always relevant, no matter the decade. 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. 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.
3. TIDAL Gift Subscription
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Unsure what to get your music-loving brother who seems to have everything? Go against the grain this year (trust us, he has enough Beatles LPs) and buy him a subscription to Tidal. Not only does Tidal boast a HIFI option for all those audiophiles out there, but for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the service is 95% off. That’s right, for only $1.99/month for the next four months, your beloved bro will have access to Kanye’s opera, as well as Jay Z’s entire discography, and much more. Artists from Chance the Rapper to Kanye routinely release projects exclusive to Tidal. So if he’s indeed a music fanatic, he’ll love getting instant access to all of Tidal’s exclusive and high-quality content.
4. Vizio SB2920-C6 Sound Bar
Soundbars are all the rage now and if your brother hasn’t upgraded his home audio system yet, this beloved option from Vizio is a great option to take his sound to another level. With premium audio from DTS Sound Studio, this bar will fill up the room with a high-quality sound for whatever games he may be playing or show he’s watching. And should he want to kick over to some tunes, the built-in Bluetooth makes it easy to pair his phone, providing much more than just audio for a TV.
5. 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 pant for everything. Whether it’s traveling, running weekend errands, or even hanging out with friends, the ABC Joggers are lightweight, stretchy and sweat-wicking, which makes 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.
6. Uncommon Goods Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit
If your brother loves hot sauce more than he loves most of the food he uses it on, this kit from Uncommon Goods 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 vinegars to create something that’s one of a kind and unique to his own tastes and sensibilities.
7. Harry’s Holiday Winston Gift Shave Set
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 gift set from Harry’s is 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 seasonal-appropriate handle, and the best shaving gel you’ll ever use. Harry’s was our pick for best shave club, so know that you’re getting him the best, in order to help him look his best.
8. Sony WH1000XM3 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 an intense audiophile. With incredible, dynamic noise-canceling capabilities, they’ll block out every single sound so he can just 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.
9. 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 great carrying room, the bag is topped off with a camo pattern that ensures he’ll stick out instead of blending in with everyone else.
10. Minnetonka Moccasin Tilden Moc
A comfy set of house slippers is always going to be in vogue, but what’s great about these Tilden moccasins from Minnetonka Moccasin is that 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. Staying comfy no matter where he goes? Now that’s a great gift.
11. Outdoor Voices MegaFleece Snap Up Pullover
Fleeces are some of the best transition layers one can have, as their versatility is roughly unmatched. Fully warm on their own, your bro can just as easily layer a hoodie underneath or a coat on top without losing out on any of its great functionality. This particular version from Outdoor Voices has a snap closure that harkens to similar outdoor fleeces (i.e., Patagonia), while remaining extremely warm thanks to its soft blend of recycled wool and polyester. The ribbed cuffs and hem help to keep heat trapped in and the kangaroo pockets you know and love from your hoodies are present here to keep your hands warm. Oh, and because it’s from Outdoor Voices, it’s the best fitting and most comfortable fleece your brother can own, so be prepared to quite literally see him living in it this winter.
12. Thursday Boot Company President Lace-up
Nothing is as timeless or as classic as a pair of lace-up dress boots—and few places do them better than Thursday Boot Company. The President is a clean design that pairs just as well with a suit as it would with jeans, which gives the boot some great versatility, capable of transitioning from the boardroom to the bar with ease. They’ll last for a long time, but should your brother ever need to get them re-soled, their Goodyear welt construction makes that an easy endeavor, which means he can continue to wear them over and over again without worry.