40 great gift ideas for every type of brother

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Ah, brothers. On the one hand, your brother may be the easiest person on your list to shop for—just give him some premier hot sauce and call it a day, right? But on the other hand, there are so many incredible gifts you can buy for your brother that he’d love to receive, from our favorite coffee subscription service to a real set of bed sheets (bye-bye, $15 Target sheets from 2010). 

Here are 40 of the best gifts for brothers you can order online. 

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1. For the brother who can’t cook: A subscription to Freshly

If your brother isn’t the best chef you know, we have great news: You can send him pre-made meals that are actually good. We tested the best pre-made meal kits and fell in love with Freshly, a service that ships ready-to-heat meals that are tasty, well-portioned, and filling. If your brother frequently loads up on frozen dinners, gift him with an upgrade he’ll be able to continue using throughout the year. 

Get Freshly starting at $11.49 / week 

2. For the brother who loves socks: Happy Socks

Forget boring white socks—give your brother a colorful and fun pair he can wear while lounging or working. Happy Socks carries socks with dozens of fun themes, including Disney, The Beatles, and even tacos. You can pick up a single pair for just $14, or you can opt for a gift box featuring several pairs he can wear over and over again. 

Get Happy Socks starting at $14

3. For the brother obsessed with hoodies: A jacket from Tommy John

Help your brother upgrade his favorite hoodie by getting him the Spacer Hoodie from Tommy John. This one comes highly recommended by our Senior Director of Business Development, Jason Blanck. He notes that it’s perfect for lounging, but still looks professional enough to wear during business calls. Plus, it’s incredibly cozy, so warn your brother he may need to protect it from his significant other. 

Get the Go Anywhere Spacer Full Zip Hoodie from Tommy John for $89.50

4. For the coffee lover: The best coffee subscription, Angels’ Cup

Yes, you can gift coffee, especially if you opt for a gift subscription to a coffee service, like Angels’ Cup. This is our top choice for the best coffee subscription to gift, as it sends customized blends for your giftee to try themselves, then order based on their own preferences. If your brother lives for his morning coffee, you can’t go wrong with this one. 

Get a subscription to Angels’ Cup starting at $10.99

5. For the brother who wants to learn new skills: MasterClass subscription

MasterClass is a great gift to get the brother who has everything, especially if he’s got a skill he’s looking to improve. The educational service offers a number of classes taught by celebrities discussing their trades, including writing, acting, cooking, and even gaming. Our own editor-in-chief loved his experience with the service, noting that he particularly loved learning comedy from Steve Martin. 

Get a MasterClass subscription for $15 a month

6. For the brother curious about his roots: AncestryDNA

The cool thing about AncestryDNA is that even if you’ve taken a test, your sibling will get different results. Give your brother the gift of his ancestry and enjoy breaking down each aspect of his results together. Your brother can even build a family tree while he waits for his results, which is a second gift in and of itself. 

Get AncestryDNA for $99

7. For the brother who thinks he’s handy: Our favorite toolbox

Whether your brother is 24 or 40, there’s no replacement for a high-quality toolbox with every tool he’ll need for home repairs, furniture building, and picture hanging. Our favorite starter toolkit is the Stanley 24-piece kit, which comes with all the basics he’ll need—a hammer, a screwdriver, a tape measure, etc. 

Get the Stanley 94-248 65-Piece Homeowner’s Tool Kit from Home Depot for $50.99 

8. For the brother who needs new glasses: Frames from GlassesUSA

Who can turn down fresh new frames? GlassesUSA is one of our favorite places to buy glasses online, and they have a whole suite of affordable frames and sunglasses you can hunt through to find the perfect pair for your brother. Just make sure you have his prescription handy before you order. 

Get new frames from GlassesUSA starting at $88

9. For the brother who loves grilling: Meat from Crowd Cow

Is your brother the grillmaster? If so, give him the only thing he really wants—high-quality meat. We’re big fans of the meat delivery service Crowd Cow, which allows subscribers to choose from a range of delicious cuts of meats, including Wagyu beef, thick-cut bacon, and Norwegian Atlantic salmon. 

Shop meat from Crowd Cow

10. For the brother who’s very tall: The Big Blanket

As a Big Blanket enthusiast, I can say your brother will absolutely love adding this massive blanket to his collection. Measuring a whopping 10-feet-by-10-feet, the Big Blanket is perfect for those who love living under a blanket during the cold months—especially if they’re tall. The blanket was developed by a former NBA player who could never fit properly under his own blankets, so if your brother constantly complains about cold toes, this could be the perfect solution.  

Get the Big Blanket for $149

11. For the brother who needs new sheets: Bedsheets from Home Depot

Newsflash: It’s time to give up those sheets from college, bro. If your brother is reluctant to give up his old sheets (or, let’s be real, too lazy to replace them), help him out with this affordable pair from Home Depot’s Stylewell collection. We thought these sheets were soft, comfy, and easy to wash. They’re made from jersey-knit cotton, so they’re buttery soft and perfect for those chilly winter nights. 

Get the Stylewell Jersey Knit Cotton Blend Set at Home Depot from $25.82

12. For the gamer: The Nintendo Switch

Unless you managed to pre-order the PS5 or Xbox Series X, you may not be able to pick one up for your brother this year. But there is still one console you can grab for your game-loving brother: The Nintendo Switch. Our readers are obsessed with the Switch (and, naturally, Animal Crossing). And if you’re still having trouble finding a Switch to buy, pick up a Switch Lite, which is basically a Nintendo Switch squished into a Nintendo Gameboy. 

Get the Nintendo Switch from Amazon for $299.99

13. For the brother who already has a Switch: A fan-favorite game

Does he already have a Nintendo Switch? No worries—pick up one of the highest-rated video games of the year: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This game may have come out in 2017, but with a record number of people purchasing a Switch this year, it’s seen a resurgence in players, making it one of the most popular games you can buy for the console. 

Get The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild from Amazon for $59.99

14. For the brother with natural hair: Bumble and Bumble Grooming Cream

If your brother is in desperate need of better hair styling products, check out Bumble and Bumble Grooming Cream, which was named one of the best natural hair products for black men by Ask Men. Amazon reviewers are equally excited about this product, saying it’s great for thick and coarse hair. One reviewer even says it “will make your hair feel like velvet.” 

Get Bumble and Bumble Grooming Cream from Amazon for $25.50

15. For the brother who needs a good comforter: Our favorite comforter

My brother used the comforter from his childhood bedroom for years after he moved out. He only upgraded when he moved in with his girlfriend, who, thankfully, bought them a new one. If your brother is anything like mine, save his partner the hassle and get him a new comforter he can use to replace his old one. The Linenspa Down Comforter is the best one you can buy right now—and it’s less than $30. 

Get the Linenspa All-Season White Down Alternative Quilted Comforter from Amazon for $29.99 

16. For the brother who loves ties: A tie from Tie Bar

Ties make for great presents, whether you’re gifting for your brother or your father. Tie Bar is one of the best places you can shop for ties online without breaking the bank. You can shop a range of colors, styles, and textures ideal for brothers of all types. You can even shop its extensive bow tie collection, which are just as colorful (and affordable) as its tie collection.  

Shop ties from Tie Bar starting at $18

17. For the brother who can’t stop quoting Rick and Morty: Rick and Morty pint glasses

Is your brother obsessed with Rick and Morty? You’re not alone. The cartoon has a legion of dedicated fans who love watching and quoting the hilarious show, and if your brother happens to be one of them, it doesn’t get better than this set of pint glasses from Amazon. If you haven’t watched the show, the characters won’t look familiar, but trust me—they’ll speak to your brother (or any other Rick and Morty fan in your life). 

Get Rick and Morty pint glasses from Amazon for $27.99

18. For the music fan: This coffee table book on hip-hop

This picture-heavy coffee table book on hip-hop is the perfect gift for any music lover on your list, especially if they’re big fans of the hip-hop genre. It features biographies of some of the most influential musicians in the genre, including Run-DMC and Public Enemy, as well as gorgeous photos from some of the most prominent hip-hop photographers, like Jamel Shabazz and Sophie Bramly. 

Get Contact High: A Visual History of Hip Hop from Amazon for $28.26

19. For the brother who needs to relax: Gravity Blanket

We love a good weighted blanket, and if your brother could use a little more relaxation in his life, he’ll love our favorite model, the Gravity Blanket. This blanket is incredibly comfortable, enjoyable to use, and easy to clean. Our reviewer noted that this model is well worth the hype—and if you’re looking for a more affordable version, you can pick up the Z by Gravity blanket at Target, which you can grab for $85.

Get the Gravity Blanket for $189

20. For the brother who loves to talk about poop: The Squatty Potty

There really is a perfect gift for everyone on your list. If your brother thinks of his bathroom as a sanctuary, get him something that will make him feel even comfier in his favorite spot—the Squatty Potty. We love the Squatty Potty, and wholeheartedly agree that it’s the No.1 way to go No.2. Our reviewer found that it changed the way she and her boyfriend did their business, so if you’re ready to change your brother’s life, consider gifting him the Squatty Potty. 

Get the Squatty Potty from Amazon for $24.99

21. For the chef: Poultry shears

Forget knives—poultry shears are where it’s at. If your brother loves prepping whole chickens and cornish hens, he needs a reliable pair of poultry shears to get the job done. These make an especially great gift for the brother who loves to host Thanksgiving dinner, as they’ll help him prep that big ‘ol bird for his feast.  

Get the OXO Good Grips Spring-Loaded Poultry Shears from Amazon for $24.95

22. For the brother who’s begging for AirPods: AirPods Pro

If your brother won’t stop asking for a pair of AirPods, you can’t do better than the AirPods Pro, which are the best wireless earbuds you can buy. They have excellent noise-cancellation, they’re water-resistant, and they’re significantly less bulky than other noise-cancelling headphones you can buy. 

Get the AirPods Pro from Amazon for $219

23. For the stylish brother: Gentleman’s Box

Not quite sure what to get your brother? Try a subscription service with a little bit of everything, like Gentleman’s Box. You can pick a box within your price range, which goes from under $100 all the way to over $300. Boxes can be fashion themed or lifestyle themed, offering a range of accessories, like watches and ties, and lifestyle products, like barware and outdoor gear. 

Gift Gentleman’s Box starting at $89

24. For the Marvel fan: Disney+

Your brother probably has an impressive collection of Marvel Funko Pop figures, but unless he’s subscribed to Disney+, he won’t be able to enjoy the newest movies and TV shows from the popular brand. Starting in late 2020, Disney+ will be the only place to stream new shows from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, like WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Get a Disney+ subscription for $69.99 a year  

25. For the brother who can only handle one-pot meals: Instant Pot

If your brother specializes in one-pot classics like spaghetti, mac and cheese, and chicken noodle soup, he may love an Instant Pot. Our favorite pressure cooker is ideal for people who want easy, tasty, and quick meals. The Instant Pot also makes a great gift for the aspiring chef, if your brother is just starting to flex his cooking muscles. 

Get the Instant Pot Ultra from Amazon for $149.95

26. For the brother who doesn’t know how to use his Instant Pot: An Instant Pot cookbook

Does your brother already have an Instant Pot? Help him out by getting him a cookbook replete with highly-rated recipes he can start using today. The Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook has more than 5,000 ratings on Amazon and a solid 5-star rating, so you can rest easy knowing he won’t be letting his Instant Pot collect dust in the corner. 

Get the Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook from Amazon for $15.98

27. For the brother who loves running: Allbirds

We are in love with Allbirds sneakers, and we’ll recommend them for just about everyone in your life. If your brother is an avid runner, he’ll love the Allbirds wool runners as much as we did. These shoes are incredibly comfortable, and they look just as good with workout gear as they do with everyday clothing. 

Get the Men’s Wool Runners from Allbirds for $95

28. For the brother with a casual wardrobe: Carhartt tees

There’s no clothing gift quite as great as a plain t-shirt. Instead of reaching for that six-pack of Hanes, try upgrading your brother to a well-loved brand, like Carhartt. These shirts have more than 30,000 positive ratings on Amazon, and they come in 26 different colors, perfect for any wardrobe. 

Get short-sleeved Carhartt tees from Amazon starting at $13

29. For the Star Wars fan: Engraved planet coasters

Etsy is a treasure trove for Star Wars fans. These engraved planet coasters are handmade, accurate to the films, and incredibly gorgeous. Each comes engraved with fictional planet names and landscapes, all of which are stunning. The only thing your brother will need to decide is whether he wants to use them as coasters or home decor. 

Get the Star Wars Planet Coaster Set from Etsy for $22.50

30. For the brother who loves his beard more than you: Velvet Noir

There’s no coming between a man and his beard. But you can come to your brother with a range of highly-rated grooming products that will help him keep his beard happy and healthy. Velvet Noir sells a range of beard and skincare products, including beard oils, beard balms, and beard shampoos. 

Shop beard-care products from Velvet Noir

31. For the brother obsessed with true crime: Hunt a Killer

If your brother was a big fan of true crime shows like True Detective and Mindhunter, let him try his hand at crime-solving with a subscription to Hunt a Killer. This subscription-based game asks the user to help solve a murder. Each month, your brother will get a new episode that features clues to help him figure out the case. 

Get a monthly subscription from Hunt A Killer for $30

32. For the brother-in-law: A novelty coffee mug

Yes—you need to get your brother-in-law a gift. Whether you’ve known each other for 10 months or 10 years, he deserves a little love, too. This novelty coffee mug from Etsy is the perfect gift—it’s sentimental enough to let him know you care, but lighthearted enough to let him know he’s part of the family. 

Get the Brother-in-Law Mug from Etsy for $14.99

33. For the brother who loves to read: The best Kindle

Is your brother a bookworm? Help him expand his digital book collection by getting him a Kindle, which he can use to read all kinds of books, from cookbooks to comics. It’s the perfect gift for brothers who love to travel or read by the pool, as it’s easy to carry, waterproof, and lightweight. 

Get the Kindle Paperwhite for $149.99

34. For the brother obsessed with pop culture: Cameo

Cameo is an incredible video service that allows you to send videos directly to loved ones. Your video can star any celebrity featured on the site, ranging from TV actors like Mandy Moore (whose videos start at $300) to athletes like Randy Couture (whose videos start at $50).

Get a video from Cameo

35. For the brother with a sense of humor: A hilarious portrait

Custom portraits are all the rage. You can opt for a high-end service like Paint Your Life, which will run you upwards of $300-400, or you can venture over to Etsy, where you can find this incredible custom war general portrait for just $38. The artist, ZKPortraitsWorkshop, will add your brother’s face to an old-timey general’s portrait, which is truly one of the best custom pieces of art I’ve ever seen on Etsy.

Get a Custom War General portrait from Etsy starting at $38

36. For the brother who lives sustainably: Cariuma shoes

Cariuma is a Brazil-based brand that creates sustainable sneakers for both men and women. They’re among our favorite sneakers you can buy—and we’re not alone. The company has a massive following for its eco-friendly, comfy sneakers, which come in 12 different shades. If your brother needs a new pair of shoes, Cariuma is the way to go. 

Get the IBI Black Knit Sneakers from Cariuma for $98

37. For the brother who keeps breaking his sunglasses: New shades

Hot take: Your brother shouldn’t be purchasing his sunglasses from CVS. If you know for a fact that your brother has never spent more than $10 on sunglasses, it’s time for him to upgrade. EyeBuyDirect sells a line of high-quality, affordable sunglasses that compete with the more expensive models out there. Plus, they ship quickly and come with their own cleaning cloth, which is basically like two gifts in one. 

Get sunglasses at EyeBuyDirect starting at $18

38. For the carnivore: A bouquet made of beef jerky

There’s no flowery description needed here—it’s literally a bouquet made of beef jerky. Either you saw this picture and immediately thought of your brother, or you scrolled right past it thinking it was some kind of horrific new plant. 

Get the Beef Jerky Flower Bouquet for $79

39. For the active lifestyle brother: The Fitbit Charge 4

Help your brother track his steps with the new Fitbit Charge 4, which is our pick for the best fitness tracker you can buy. It’s sleek, easy to use, and comes with a number of great tracking features our tester loved, including sleep tracking and built-in GPS. 

Get the Fitbit Charge 4 from Amazon for $148

40. For the brother who lifts: Theragun

The Theragun exploded in popularity this summer—and for good reason. We tested this muscle massager and found that it was incredibly effective, and most importantly, made some pretty great videos for our Instagram. If your brother lives at the gym and constantly complains about his muscles, he’ll be praising your name after receiving this as a gift. 

Get the Theragun for $349

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