Christmas gifts for your brother should be something fun and different. It is nice to give him something that has a sentiment about his being your brother and you can find unique coffee mugs that have a brother message on them. Choosing a print on demand style of mug makes even more special because they are not items that are found in brick and mortar stores. Let your brother know that he is very special to you in a different way this year.
He may not be your brother by birth at all, he may have married into your family but he is special just the same. If he happens to be a sports fan you can get him items that have to do with his favorite team. A gift basket with NFL, Baseball, Soccer, Basketball or any other sport that he enjoys is also a thoughtful gift for a brother. If he has a hobby like fishing, golf, hunting or something like that a gift that has something to do with the hobby is also a wonderful idea for him.
See also my list of gift ideas for sisters.
Mugs Make Nice Gifts For Men
A mug for him to enjoy his favorite warm beverage is a nice idea. He may drink coffee, tea or even hot chocolate and it would be nice for him to have a mug that he can use that will also remind him of you when he uses it. There are several options when it comes to a brother style mug. I am showing one that is kind of fun for the big brother but you can also find them that says something about being the little brother and some that proclaim that he is the middle brother.
Shown here: Big Bro mug by tshirtfun at Zazzle
Tell him that he is the world’s best brother and do it in many languages. The mug is microwave and dishwasher safe and is printed on demand when you order it. You can also select a travel mug size with the same graphic.
If he is your younger brother, a coffee mug that has a unique style of font might be cool. This mug is an 11 oz mug that will hold plenty of coffee or tea for him to enjoy during the day. Since this is a print on demand mug, you will not find this in the department stores.
If you have children then he has been promoted from just being your brother to being the Uncle. A nice sentiment for him to smile over when he drinks his morning cup of coffee or tea. Dishwasher and microwave safe for his convenience.
May he is your brother by marriage but still a pretty great guy and you want to let him know that. A coffee mug can remind him every day that as a BIL (brother-in-law) he is pretty darn cool in your eyes.
Whether you want to buy him something electronic like the Kindle Fire tablet, a key-chain for a stocking stuffer and something in between, you are bound to find something suitable here for every budget and every taste . Scroll down to browse for mugs and cuff-links, special plaques and Wiis and much more.
When your gift is for a child
Maybe the brother is not yet grown but still a child. I am amazed at the choices for this type of gifts that show whether the child is the big or little brother of the family. There are even types of clothing that declare that he is about to be the big brother which are adorable. I thought this little scrub set was quite unique and something that a young boy can wear as pajamas or to play in. He can pretend to be a doctor or medical professional as he wears it. Shown here: Scoots Toddler Scrubs “Big Brother”, Blue
Dallas Cowboys NFL Gift Basket
Most brothers love to watch football so giving him a Christmas gift basket that features his favorite NFL team is a nice idea. He will have some treats to enjoy and then items that he can use later that has the team logo on it. A deck of playing cards, a tumbler or mug and other items. I’m showing the Dallas Cowboys but you can choose any of the NFL teams for your brother’s Christmas gift.
Basketball Gifts from the NBA
Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the United States. With men that is. Giving a sports fan a gift related to that sport is always a safe gift idea. You can find a fun collection of gift ideas for NBA fans right here.
Best selling gifts – Kindle Fire
Everyone wants one of these! The Kindle Fire gets consistently great reviews.
PC Magazine says, “The first easy-to-use, affordable small-screen tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire is revolutionary… I can’t emphasize this “ease of use” thing enough. More than anything else, that’s what’s been holding non-iPad tablets back. Amazon cracked it. End of story.”
CNET says. “The Kindle Fire is a 7-inch tablet that links seamlessly with Amazon’s impressive collection of digital music, video, magazine, and book services in one easy-to-use package. It boasts a great Web browser, and its curated Android app store includes most of the big must-have apps (such as Netflix, Pandora, and Hulu). The Fire has an ultra-affordable price tag, and the screen quality is exceptional for the price.”
Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero. ~Marc Brown
What to give a brother for Christmas
Are you a little stuck on some fun ideas for giving a gift to your brother for this coming Christmas? You can find some fun items that will not necessarily break your budget and still let your brother know that you care enough to give him a gift. Our male siblings are really special to us and sometimes we do not let them know that as often as we should. He has probably been one of the most important people in your life. Oh sure, he probably teased you a lot and picked on you at every opportunity but he also was probably the first to defend and protect you when someone else started to give you a hard time. Isn’t that usually the case? He can irritate you as much as he wants but no one else can pick on his siblings. And in most cases it does not matter whether he is older than you or younger than you, he instinctively wants to be your protector. So, let’s see if we can find a few ideas that could be his Christmas gift this year.
A friend is a brother who was once a bother. ~Author Unknown
T-Shirts For Brothers
When men are off the clock and just relaxing or working around the house, they usually feel the most comfortable in a t-shirt. We can find so many different styles with just as many different images or sayings on them for men. How about giving your brother one that has something about being a brother?
The ringer shirts are becoming quite popular again. You know the ones that have a colored band around the neck and sleeves that look a little old school. I like the brother shirt shown in the image here. It is perfect for a brother who is really into science or chemistry because the word brother is spelled out in colorful blocks using the elements of the periodic table. With something like this one, it does not matter where he falls in birth order in the family, either.
There are quite a few options for a t-shirt for a brother and you can get pretty specific on the type of brother he is. The big, little or middle brother. There are choices for brothers who have served in the military and brothers who have survived cancer.
Being pretty on the inside means you don’t hit your brother and you eat all your peas – that’s what my grandma taught me. ~Lord Chesterfield
Does he love to grill or cook?
Not all men cook but many do and several love to show just how good they are using the barbecue grill. An apron that he can use while cooking outdoors or even in the kitchen if he cooks there a fun and thoughtful gift. He may only cook for family or he may be the guy at the tailgating parties that always provides the grilled burgers and dogs for his fellow fans before the game. I am showing one choice that shows a lightening bolt for a big brother but there are options for little brothers and with different images like pirates and other themes.
Shown here: So Relative! Super Big Brother (Lightning Bolt) Adult Chef White Cooking Apron
The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out his nose. ~Garrison Keillor
Guy Gag Gifts
Your brother may have a particular hobby or interest that you could also draw from for Christmas gift ideas. He may fish, play golf or be a fan of a particular sports team. It is pretty easy to find gifts that are specifically for guys who enjoy those types of things. He might be a man who loves all things techy or perhaps he still loves to play video games. Giving him something that he enjoys in his leisure is always a great idea. For additional ideas you might want to check out the suggestions on this page: Gifts For Men
Wall plaque – Surprise gift for brothers
“I Smile Because You’re My Brother, I laugh because you can’t do anything about it.”
All About Signs Online makes and sells these great decorator signs. This sign would be great for a Christmas present. The sign measures 3 inches by 7 inches and is made on real wood. The background is lightly painted or has a clear enamel finish so the grain in the wood can show through. Each is unique because of the grain in the wood but the lettering is always the same. Our customers love this sign.