The brother of the bride typically plays a large role during the marriage of his sister. Whether he has been assigned as one of the groomsmen, will be taking part in the stag party or has been chosen as the man who will give the bride away, it is important to recognise his participation and show appreciation. Even though it is not necessary to give a gift to any member of the wedding party, it is the perfect way to express your appreciation.
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Consider a lighthearted, novelty gift using the acronym B.O.B, "brother of the bride." You can find this acronym on countless items including T-shirts, coffee mugs, signs, neck ties, key chains and pins.
A picture frame inscribed with "Brother of the bride" or the date of your wedding will make a nice addition to his home decor and will always remind him of this day. For something a bit more personal, consider writing a poem or a letter to him expressing how much he means to you. You can have it framed or present it to him in a sealed envelope, to be read at a later time.
During your reception, after the best man and maid/matron of honour speeches, give a speech to your brother. Taking time out of your reception and fitting in a non-traditional speech is sure to pull at his heart strings, while proving just how much he means to you.
Just for Him
Give your brother something that is just for him. This can include a gift card to his favourite store or a voucher to go on an outing such as golfing or white water rafting. A bottle of his favourite liquor is also a nice gift which he can save for celebrating his own special occasion in the future.
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