Birthday Gift Ideas for a Brother

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Birthday Gift Ideas for a Brother
Siblings have relationships unlike any other kind. (sister and brother image by Marzanna Syncerz from

Buying a gift for your brother's birthday does not have to be a hassle. Depending on his age and your relationship, there are many gift options available. If you are unsure about your brother's taste, likes or dislikes, you may want to consult with another family member so that you pick out a gift that he will truly enjoy.


Clothing is always a good option for a birthday gift for your brother, as it is something everyone needs. If your brother is a teenager, he may like T-shirts from concerts, sneakers or skateboarding hoodies, whereas a professional adult brother would rather have a nice jacket or a necktie. Observe the clothing that your brother wears most often and try to replicate his style when shopping for his birthday gift.

Activity Gifts

There are many exciting activity gifts that can be purchased for your brother's birthday. If he is a fan of driving fast and old enough to drive you could get him a day driving a race car at a racetrack. If he is interested in adventure sports you could buy him a skydiving lesson and jump, bungee jumping or flying lessons. If your brother enjoys music you could get him tickets to see his favourite band.


If your brother enjoys a hobby you may want to purchase him a gift that goes along with it. Playing video games is a common hobby that your brother may enjoy, so consider buying him a new game, chair or game system. Outdoor hobbies such as fishing, bicycling, camping and hiking provide ideas for gifts such as fishing poles, tackle, helmets, hiking boots, climbing equipment and sleeping bags. If your brother is a fan of sports he may enjoy a new football, soccer ball, set of golf clubs or a baseball glove.

Age Appropriate

Brothers range across all ages, so purchasing a gift that is age appropriate is very important. Books are always a good gift, but the type of book will vary depending on your brother's age. An adult may enjoy a biography of his favourite musician or politician, while a child would enjoy the work of Dr. Seuss or Shell Silverstein. If your brother is having a landmark birthday, such as age 21, you may want to purchase him a nice bottle of liquor. Other landmark birthday gifts will vary considerably depending on your brother's age.

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