35 Unique Gifts for Brothers—No Matter Their Interests

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Buying gifts for brothers (and brothers-in-law) can be an exercise in determination, especially when you’re attempting to snag an item that’s not only useful but also unique and affordable. Whether your bro is a sports fan, tech lover, cooking aficionado, style star, pop-culture geek, the outdoorsy type or a combo of them all, these budget-friendly gift ideas are guaranteed to please.

In this guide
1. For the tech-savvy brother
$ 89.98

Anker Soundcore Life Note Bluetooth Earbuds

With fast-charge capabilities and a wireless range of 300 feet, these cool, compact Bluetooth 5.0 noise-reduction headphones combine fashion with function.

$ 45

Apple AirTag Leather Key Ring

For the brother who can never recall where he stashes his keys, backpack or man purse, this AirTag key ring will give him at-the-ready help when emergencies arise.

$ 22

MagicMount Fresh Scent Magnetic FreeFlow Vent Mount

What brother wouldn’t benefit from a phone mount/air freshener combo for his car? With an adjustable arm, devices can be shifted into multiple positions, while a replaceable cartridge keeps his vehicle smelling fresh for 30 days.

$ 54.99

Enhance Infiltrate KL1 LED Gaming Keyboard

Featuring membrane switches that keep the keys super quiet (making them ideal for wee-hours playing sessions) and an ultra-modern design, this keyboard is a must for any gaming aficionado.

$ 199.98

Eufy Security Video Doorbell

With impressive fields of view and voice functionality that enables conversations from anywhere in the world, this doorbell is the perfect gift for the brother with home security concerns.

2. For the athletic brother
$ 39.98

Letsfit Smart Watch & Fitness Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor

He can track his calories burned, steps taken, quality of sleep and more on this 1.3-inch screen. Even better: He’ll get up to 10 days of battery life per charge!

$ 25.97

Six Star Elite Series Whey Protein Plus

A next-level version of protein, whey works to deliver the building blocks an athlete needs to grow muscles and boost strength.

$ 24.99

Gaiam Hot/Cold Foot Roller

Two words: sweet relief. This roller relieves the pain of heel spurs, plantar fasciitis (a.k.a. jogger’s heel) and a host of everyday aches while its textured surface offers a kneading effect.

$ 89.99

Spikeball Standard 3-Ball Set

A volleyball-meets-four-square hybrid, this portable game can be played in a host of settings and comes with a playing net, balls, rule book and storage bag.

$ 94.44

Hi5 Nova Vibration Personal Deep Tissue Percussion Ultra Quiet Massage Gun

When muscle aches abound, this massage gun offers three levels of vibration, delivers deep muscle relaxation and stimulates blood circulation via an ergonomically-friendly design.

3. For the pop culture–loving brother
$ 15.99

Funko POP! Deadpool Vinyl Figure

Indulge his love for all things Deadpool with this collectable—and just plain fun—three-inch figure.

$ 43.99

The Office Sunday Afternoon Puzzle, 1000 Pieces

If he loves The Office, he needs this kitschy puzzle. You may even want to buy him an appropriately sized frame for when he pieces it together.

$ 11.97

Star Wars “The Vader Guy” T-Shirt

Celebrate his nerdy side with this beauty of a shirt. Made from 100 per cent cotton and featuring a crew-neck finish, it’s likely to be one of his favourite gifts.

$ 26.28

Marvel Codenames

If he’s a Marvel fan of any sort, he’ll be all about this game. Combining the word game of Codenames with a Marvel Universe spin, it’s perfect for any superhero lover.

$ 18.95

Stranger Things Heat Changing Mug

There are mugs—and then there are cool mugs. This Stranger Things edition is one he’ll want to use on repeat.

4. For the stylish brother
$ 16.82

Leather AirPods-Compatible Case

Compatible with AirPods 1 and 2, this case makes charging simple, is easily added to a keychain, backpack or belt, and protects your Pods during inevitable bumps and drops.

$ 165.97

Blackbook Horizon 2 Leather Backpack

Give his bag game an upgrade. Combining quality with versatility, this leather bag features adjustable, padded shoulder straps, fits most 14-inch laptops and brims with style.

$ 79.97

Timex Easy Reader Expansion Band Watch & Leather Strap Box Set

A perennial favourite, this Timex two-tone stainless steel expansion band combines with a brown leather strap to ensure he’ll have the perfect look for any event.

$ 19.97

V. Fraas Men’s Paisley Scarf

An easy way to dial up his style, this twill scarf can be worn looped or draped over his favourite jacket, blazer or coat.

$ 109.97

American Tourister Airweave Spinner Luggage

With spherical spinner wheels, expansion capabilities and carry-on dimensions, this suitcase—which includes a removable laundry bag with anti-microbial, odour-prevention technology—is a 10.

5. For the brother who cooks
$ 33.42

From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen

Turns out Snoop can cook! Let your brother in on the secret and watch him smile as he leafs through the pages.

$ 39.98

Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Slow Cooker

This four-quart slow cooker will make his house feel like a home. The fact that it’s spill-resistant, cooks food evenly and consistently and features a clip-locked lid is icing on the cake.

$ 88.97

T-fal Easy Fry Air Fryer

If he hasn’t climbed aboard the air fryer train, it’s time. This option will help him cook food to its perfect crispness, and its Easy Fry setting means he’ll use less oil in the process.

$ 19

Expert Grill Wireless Digital BBQ Grilling Thermometer

With eight meat settings and five cooking levels, this easy-to-read backlit LCD display (with built-in timer!) and food-grade stainless steel probe is a BBQ lover’s dream.

$ 47.97

Black + Decker 4-in-1 Grill/Waffle/Griddle

When he needs a quick-and-easy meal, this versatile grill is a standout. Interchangeable plates make a variety of meals possible. The fact that it’s easy to clean and stow makes it a must!

6. For the well-groomed brother
$ 12.98

Bulldog Skincare for Men Sensitive Skin Shave Kit

Give your brother the gift of good skin with this set that includes shave gel and moisturizer—both containing gentle ingredients like baobab oil, oat and willow herb—plus a razor with five tempered steel blades.

$ 44.96

Philips One by Sonicare

Help him prioritize his oral health with this sleek toothbrush. Not only does it come with a travel case, but it’s also incredibly lightweight and one charge powers a month of brushing!

$ 39.97

The Barber Shop Pro Series by Conair Metal Foil Shaver

Setting the bar for shavers high, this one by Conair features hypoallergenic foils and a powerful rotary motor that provides an ultra-close shave for the face, neck and hairline.

$ 19.97

Wild Willies The Arsenal Ultimate Grooming Kit

An all-in-one grooming gift, this stainless steel kit offers every tool your brother needs to keep his nails, toes and skin in top form.

$ 22.97

Jayjun AHA Barrier Mask

If he’s skin-care savvy, he’ll love this face-focused treat that will exfoliate, moisturize and protect his skin barrier with hydrating ceramides and fruit-extracted AHAs.

7. For the outdoorsy brother
$ 4.67

Blistex Regular Lip Balm Value Pack Sunscreen/Lip Protectant

Let’s be honest: He’s probably not thinking about sun damage while hiking or hitting the slopes. This SPF-infused balm will help him protect his lips while also minimizing dryness. (Plus, it makes a great stocking stuffer!)

$ 32.99

Camping Outdoor Inflatable Sofa

One of those “where have you been all my life?” gifts, this inflatable couch is durable, comfortable, compact and ready to lounge on in seconds.

$ 99.97

Ozark Trail 36 Can Welded, Leak-Proof, Air-Tight Cooler with Microban

For the brother who lives for his time outside, this waterproof, puncture-resistant, well-insulated cooler is sure to please. (Did we mention it keeps ice solid for days?)

$ 55

Ozark Trail Men’s Russell Insulated Rain Boot

Every outdoor enthusiast needs a pair of reliable, waterproof wellies. These slip-resistant versions go above and beyond by keeping feet warm in temperatures up to -40°C.

$ 9.97

Canadiana Men’s Buffalo Plaid Socks, 4 Pack

Fact: He can never have too many socks. This buffalo plaid design—with ribbed cuffs and a poly/wool/rubber/spandex blend—is guaranteed to be one of his faves.

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Liz Bruckner is a seasoned writer and editor who has been writing about all things lifestyle for more than 15 years. She’s contributed to Today’s Parent, Canadian Living, House & Home, The Toronto Star, The National Post and more. She lives in Central Ontario with her husband and three rambunctious boys and may or may not be known for her deep love for baked goods.

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