36 Unexpected And Cool Gifts to Make Your Brother Smile

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: December 7, 2023

    Shopping for your family can be hard, especially for your brother, who already seems to have everything. So we found awesome gift ideas for every kind of brother, whether he’s into fashion, grilling, traveling, or working out. 

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    What are the coolest gifts for your brother?

    Whether you are looking for a Christmas gift, something for his birthday, or he’s celebrating something else our gift guide has tons of presents to show him how much you care.

    Finding the right gift for your big brother or little brother can be challenging. No matter how much he may have beaten you up when you were kids, you still want to find a cool gift for him. We created a gift guide of our favorite fresh and unique gifts your brother will love so you can cross him off your list in no time!

  1. Mini Projector
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    This mini projector equipped with a 2000:1 contrast ratio, supported 1080p resolution, brings you 35% brighter images than similar projectors in the market. It provides you with a premium home cinema experience with a bigger screen and clearer image. The built-in speakers offer excellent loud sound quality while enjoying stunning pictures and sounds wherever you want. This best seller is one of the best gifts for brothers.

  3. Classic Nintendo
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    If your best brother prefers retro games to a new Nintendo Switch, then we’ve got an excellent gift idea! The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition has the original look and feel, only smaller, sleeker, and pre-loaded with 30 games. The pre-installed games include Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, PAC-MAN, Dr. Mario, Mega Man, Final Fantasy, and dozens more. It’s the perfect gift for that classic-gamer brother of yours!

  5. Shiatsu Neck Massage Pillow
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    This is easily one of the best gift ideas imaginable. Powerful 3D rotating massage nodes deep-kneading shiatsu massage to relax overused and tight muscles; Gentle heating function soothes aching muscles and can be turned on & off with ease. Massage Pillow ergonomic design fits perfectly behind neck and body contours to the shoulder, lower- & upper back, abdomen, calf, and thigh areas.

  7. Electric Smoker
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    The Little Chief has been smoking fish, jerky, sausage, cheeses & everything else man can think of to smoke since 1968. The Little Chief is as famous as ever because it produces excellent results. The top-loading electric smoker has a rack to hold grills, a recipe/instruction booklet, and a 1.75-pound bag of Chips n’ Chunks hickory-flavored wood fuel.

  9. Charging Station
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    This charging station can easily double up at your home or office as a professional organizer dock that tucks away all the dangling cables out of view. Whether you’re looking for a birthday gift, Christmas gift, or Father’s Day gift, this charging station is a home run! It can be the perfect gift for home offices, conference rooms, corporate offices, and even for tours & travels!

  11. Weekender Duffle Bag
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    Is he always traveling around for work or play? This roomy duffle bag, is suitable for 2-3 days weekend or business trips and can be used as a carry-on flight bag. The S-ZONE duffle bag is a stylish way to carry all his clothes and travel. 

  13. Star Wars Decanter Set
  14. A stylish decanter set all packaged up in an iconic display box? –– we’ll toast the cantina to that! The set is made from fine European glass and includes a decanter, whiskey rocks, and glasses.  Creative design is exceptionally cool for fans.

  15. Ultimate Travel Rucksack
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    He will want to use this awesome backpack as soon as he gets it. – Zipper closure, it’s easy to get what you need in the bag. Padded shoulder straps will make your shoulder comfortable. Large capacity will allow most of your necessaries to be stored. It includes a special interlayer designed for your laptop.

  17. Wallet Phone Case
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    Designed to make your daily life more convenient – adopted and adored by growing numbers of devotees. The wallet phone case for the iPhone features a sleek and stylish card pocket. Marked by a slant line and stitched to the back, it provides an opening sized to conveniently fit 2 to 3 bank, ID, or credit cards in one sleek package and eliminates the need for bulky pockets.

  19. Hot Sauce Making Kit
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    The set makes seven bottles of lip-smacking gourmet hot sauce right from home. It contains 3 Glass Woozy Bottles, 4 Squeeze Bottles, a 2-inch funnel, an Apple Cider Vinegar bottle, a zipped pouch of Spice Blend, two pairs of gloves, and five pH strips. Also, three woozy reducers, three blackcaps, four squeeze bottle tops with red caps, Ancho Pasillas, Chipotle and Habanero Pepper bags – instruction card, an open/close pouch of Ghost Pepper & 7 label stickers.

  21. Toiletry Travel Bag


    This men’s toiletry bag radiates luxury. Designed & patented by Vitelli’s Italian designers, the hanging toiletry kit stands out in a crowd of boring nylon bags. The Vitelli Dopp Kit is made of high-grade PU leather, which is easy to clean and water-resistant. The bag interior combines PU leather with canvas lining. Stainless steel zips and buckles secure your belongings.

  23. Leather Catchall
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    Charger? Check. Phone? Check. Wallet? Check. Whatever essentials he has, he can keep them all in one handy minimalist place. He can store all his valuables in this leather valet, a convenient catch-all. A simple solution to keep his daily essentials organized at hand’s reach.

  25. Beer Brewing Kit
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    This all-in-one gift set includes everything you need to start brewing today, including a Brew Kettle and our Block Party Amber Ale recipe kit. Designed by brewmasters to provide the best out-of-the-box, first-time homebrew experience on the market.

  27. Personalized Coasters
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    Designed by Griffco Supply in Northeast Ohio, this set of 6 Personalized Leatherette coasters is the perfect touch of elegance for your home or the home of a loved one. Each coaster measures approximately 4×4 inches. The high-quality workmanship of each leatherette piece is sure to impress every recipient with its elegant individuality. 

  29. Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
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    The most popular Echo is now even better. With a new speaker and design, Echo Dot is a voice-controlled smart Bluetooth speaker with Alexa, perfect for any room. Just ask for music, news, information, and more. You can also call almost anyone and control compatible smart home devices with your voice. It’s a fun and practical gift for your tech-loving brother.

  31. Gamer T-Shirt
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    This t-shirt is the perfect gift for a gamer. It’s incredibly comfortable and sends a clear message. The tag is printed on the fabric inside the collar, so you can’t feel it. It’s also slightly tapered to be a little less boxy than the old style of mass-market t-shirt.

  33. T-Rex Wine Rack
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    Conventional wine racks are extinct. This (arbor) mist creature is perfect for a coffee table, kitchen counter, or anywhere you need a prehistoric wine guardian. A great decorative centerpiece and always a conversation starter. 

  35. TRX Workout System
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    Gifting is easy when you’re giving the gift of fitness! TRX GO is a lightweight Suspension Trainer, super easy to pack & travel with yet tough enough to provide you with fun, fast, and effective workouts in as little as 20 minutes per day.  Bodyweight Suspension Training has been proven to increase muscular activation, reduce injury risk, and accelerate results. It makes a great gift for that athlete in your life looking to up their game. 

  37. Gin And Tonic Infusion Bags
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    Enjoy the look on their faces the moment they open up their package and realize what you just got them. The quickest and easiest way to enjoy botanicals wherever you go is to make the classic Gin & Tonic with plenty of aromas and the flavor of spices. Make the perfect cocktail with a different blend of botanicals, herbs, and spices as quickly as you can make a cup of tea. The best gift for brothers who love their cocktails.

  39. Zip Up Bomber
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     A slim, athletic fit that’s tapered from chest to waist. A modern fitted bomber jacket with zip hand pockets in the perfect blend of cotton and polyester for lightweight warmth and comfort. Full-zip raglan sleeve bomber jacket with bonded zip hand pockets, contrast taping, and rib hem and cuffs.

  41. Men’s Uggs Chukka Boot 
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    This tall iteration of the best-selling neumel is fully lined with natural wool and outfitted with a lightweight, cushioning Eva sole in soft suede. This understated style perfectly balances utility and versatility, making it a key player in your wardrobe. Take off to the streets or a night out with the guys. This versatile chukka delivers style in spades, featuring plush wool, a cushioning foam insole, and velvety suede.

  43. Weekend Watch
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    A new watch may be in order if he’s a stylish chap. The Weekender collection is all about versatility. With this watch, he can swap out the straps in an instant. Easily switch it up with interchangeable slip-thru and quick-release straps. From leather to fabric and with a wide selection of colors to choose from, you’ve got options.

  45. Gaming Headset
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    Perfectly contoured across your entire head, the headset’s weight is evenly distributed to eliminate all pressure points. Play all day with athletics-inspired performance fabric AirWeave ear cushions that keep your ears cool and dry. Constructed to be so light that you will forget you’re wearing them. Widely recognized as the best mic in gaming, the retractable Arctis ClearCast microphone delivers studio-quality voice clarity and exceptional background noise cancellation.

  47. Wireless Earbuds
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    If your brother likes gadgets, this is the gadget to get! Put these wireless earbuds in your ears, indulge yourself in the world of incredible music with exceptional accuracy& clarity. Also, Bluetooth earbuds with CVC 8th noise cancellation technology always make your voice sound evident on the call no matter how noisy the environment is. Or you can always splurge with some Airpods.

  49. Cigar and Whiskey Glass
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    The two-vice device. A cigar lover’s dream. Part rocks glass, part cigar rest, the cigar glass lets you hold your drink and cigar in the same hand at the same time without all the awkward finger fumbling. Perfect for parties on the patio, your man cave, and anywhere you fancy smoke and a nice glass of something smooth.

  51. Poker Chips Set
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    If he likes to play cards on a boys’ night, this standard poker chip set is ideal for Texas Hold ’em, Blackjack, gambling, and so on. Including the 300 chips, this poker set also has two dice, two standard-size decks of cards, one dealer button, a big blind button, a small blind button, and one aluminum case. The heavy-duty carrying case made of lightweight aluminum is a convenient option for storage or transport, and the black sponge in the upper part of the case will keep each piece in this set safe and organized.

  53. Skull Beer Mugs
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    This 4 Skull Halloween Mugs set is Perfect for old-fashioned, iced tea, lemonade, or any refreshing drink. Beer or Even Coffee is attractive and sturdy with charm galore. Go back to the days of listening to the wireless and drinking moonshine. Set of four glasses, each shaped like a Skull but with an easy-to-hold handle. Lead-free.

  55. Shaving Kit
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    Shaving is a ritual, not a chore, and it’s time to grow up and keep your facial hair in check. Toss the cheap cartridge razors & aerosol foams and upgrade to Gentleman Jon shaving products to see what it feels like to shave like a man. Trust that the entire classic shaving experience is encapsulated in this set from the moment they receive it. The case slides open, and each item is on display inside.

  57. Manly Candle
  58. Bachelor Pad is a one-of-a-kind candle featuring a full-bodied aroma with bergamot, oakmoss, and geranium notes. What is bergamot? Citrus bergamia, the bergamot orange, is a fragrant citrus fruit the size of an orange, with a yellow or green color similar to a lime, depending on ripeness.

  59. Skeleton Bottle Opener
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    If you’re looking for a funny gift or gag gift for that beer-loving brother-in-law, this bone bottle opener is the ticket! With a clenched claw ready to flip the top on your chilly brew, this Design Toscano exclusive cast iron skeleton hand bottle opener doubles as eerie decor until you’re ready to party hard enough to wake the dead! It’s created using the time-honored sand cast method and then hand-painted in vintage hues for added spooky dimension.

  61. A Stylish Button Down
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    This casual, weekend-ready lightweight double-pocket shirt features a special wash for a soft feel and maximum comfort. Closer-fitting in the chest, slightly tapered through the waist for a tailored look. Thus, Slim Fit is comparable to slim-fit shirts from J.Crew and Banana Republic.

  63. On The Rocks Whiskey Stones
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    When it comes to chilling your cocktail, it’s always good to avoid icing. This set of cool whiskey stones offers an alternative to ice “rocks” that can dilute the perfect whiskey or glass of beer. Freeze these stones and place them in your spirits or favorite beverage to chill the drink without an unwanted slap shot of water. These non-porous stones will not absorb undesirable tastes or flavors and may be used repeatedly.

  65. BBQ Grilling Set


    This holiday season, get him what he wants. This high-quality set comes with everything needed for a successful cookout. Quickly season steaks with the basting brush, flip hot dogs or burgers with the spatula or tongs, eat corn with the corn holders, or grill kabobs with the skewers. It makes the perfect gift for that chef on the go!

  67. Bob’s Burgers Coloring Book
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    Does your bookworm of a best friend need a little DIY action? Now fans can get the ultimate Bob’s Burgers experience at home with this coloring book. The book includes 26 fun stickers too. This is something die-hard Bob’s Burgers fans will get a kick out of. If your brother is an artist or at least enjoys coloring, then he’ll love this fun gift! 

  69. Monogram Luggage Tags
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    These stylish tags will help your suitcase stand out from the crowd. Easily differentiates your bag from others and makes it easy to spot on the luggage carousel. With your choice of more than 20 colors, it’s easy to find something that suits his style. Multiple fonts and letter colors allow you to create your monogram just the way you want it. Makes for an excellent stocking stuffer personalized gift for those who love to travel!

  71. Personalized Wooden State Key Holder
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    Grab your keys in a New York minute. Your tools? Let Texas hold ’em. These state-shaped magnetic holders feature four hidden, super strong neodymium magnets that grab any magnet-friendly items you want to keep handy. Each cherry wood state silhouette is easy to hang in a foyer or mudroom with either adhesive strips or screws. Great practical wall art and a personalized thoughtful gift!

  73. Guitar Pint Glasses
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    Like a hand-held hall of fame, this set of guitar glasses has something for everyone in the band. Each pint glass sports an iconic guitar from a different genre of music, in classic colors that resonate with that instrument or era. It makes a great gift for your favorite music lover or air guitar aficionado.