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25 Best Christmas Gifts for Brothers

Let's face it—your brother is impossible to shop for. Lucky for him, we've rounded up the most coveted gifts for brothers this year.

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Shopping for your brother (or brother-in-law) is a little tough. With his ever-changing interests and hobbies, it’s easy to rely on a boring gift card year after year.

Luckily, we’ve done the heavy lifting for you and found holiday gift ideas as original as he is. Whether it’s a foodie find or gear for cheering on his favorite team, these Christmas gifts for brother are guaranteed to crack a smile. Plus, many of them double as gifts for dad or grandpa, too!

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Smithey Cast Iron Skilletvia merchant

For the Home Cook: Cast-Iron Skillet

Serious home chefs require a cast-iron skillet. Gift your brother the best of the best with this beautiful Smithey skillet. Made in the U.S., this durable piece will help your bro sear steaks, perfect his morning omelet and craft delicious weeknight dinners. It’s suitable for use on almost any cooktop (including over an open flame) and, for a personal touch, can be engraved with his name. This is an heirloom gift for parents, as well.

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Battlechip Golf Game Setvia merchant

For the Golfer: BattleChip Game

Fore! Your brother will have a little too much fun playing this “BattleChip” game. He’ll love the opportunity to practice his short game while also indulging in a little friendly competition. This set includes two target greens, balls, hitting mats, a scorecard and a carrying case. Plus, you can add his monogram.

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Himilayan Salt Bbq Plankvia merchant

For the Griller: Himalayan Salt BBQ Plank

Gifts for grillers, coming right up! If your brother spends most of his time with his Weber, he’ll love this Himalayan salt BBQ plank. Not only is it a striking piece of serveware, but the mineral-rich salt departs a delicious flavor on everything from fish to veggies.

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We Tried Ooni Pizza Ovenvia merchant

For the Pie Lover: Pizza Oven

We can’t say enough good things about the Ooni Koda 16. This gas-powered pizza oven serves up fresh, delicious pies in mere minutes. No tip or delivery fee required! For more, read our full Ooni pizza oven review.

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Homesick Stadium Candlevia merchant

For the Baseball Fanatic: Stadium Candle

Does your brother daydream about summer days spent at the ballpark? If so, he’ll love a stadium-scented candle from Homesick. Choose from several popular parks, including Yankee Stadium, Wrigley Field and Fenway Park.

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Platterful Charcuterie Kitvia merchant

For the Host with the Most: Charcuterie Kit

If your brother loves entertaining (and serving the perfect snack), this charcuterie kit is the ultimate gift. Not only does it come with his very own live edge wood serving board, but he’ll also enjoy meats, cheeses, spreads, crackers and other accoutrements. Plus, each Platterful bundle includes tips and tricks for arranging his board like an expert. (We bet your sister would like this one, too.)

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Hamilton Beach Air Fryervia merchant

For the Daredevil Brother: Deep Fryer

Let your brother take over hosting Thanksgiving next year when he learns how to deep fry a turkey with his new deep fryer. This compact appliance can easily fit on the kitchen counter or pantry shelf and is easy to wipe clean.

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Personalized Gaming Console Standvia merchant

For the Gamer Brother: Gaming Station

If your brother spends a little too much time on Twitch, he’ll love this personalized gaming station. Each organizer holds over-ear headphones and two gaming controllers so everything he needs to game stays in one place. This gift for men comes in four wood finishes and four plexiglass colors.

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Diy Hotsauce Kitvia merchant

For the Spicy Food Lover: Hot Sauce Making Kit

For the brother who can handle some heat in the kitchen, this DIY hot sauce kit is a fun and unique gift. Featuring endless varieties of heat and flavor, your bro will be able to customize every meal from his favorite tacos to his morning scrambled eggs.

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Personalized Leather Watch Travel Boxvia merchant

For the Jetsetter: Travel Watch Holder

Whether he travels for business or pleasure, help your brother keep his favorite accessory safe with this travel watch holder. Choose between sizes that hold two, four or eight watches—all made of genuine leather.

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Ski Bottle Openervia merchant

For the Winter Sports Lover: Ski Bottle Opener

Who wouldn’t get a kick out of this bottle opener…up-cycled from an actual ski! It’s the ideal addition to your bro’s man cave, and it will help him relive a powdery day on the slopes every time he uses it.

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Mr Coffee Coffe Pour Over Coffee Makervia merchant

For the Barista: Pour Over Coffee Maker

Prepare to become your brother’s favorite sibling when he unwraps the ultimate coffee gift. The Mr. Coffee pour over machine is a splurge, but well worth it once he tastes the perfect pour over cup or cold brew. Now you just need to be invited over so you can enjoy this awesome gift!

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Solo Stove Fire Pitvia merchant

For the Outdoor Enthusiast: Smokeless Fire Pit

This isn’t your typical fire pit. Solo Stove’s bonfire 2.0 is smokeless (smell ya later, smoke!) and easy to transport. We imagine he’ll enjoy it in his backyard, but your brother can also bring it to the beach, a tailgate, on a camping trip or anywhere else he’d like.

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Hamilton Beach Breackfast Sandwich Makervia merchant

For the On-the-Go Brother: Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Help your brother start every morning sunny side up with his own breakfast sandwich maker. He’ll be able to enjoy leisurely weekend brunches with friends or quick meals on the go.

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Beer Advent Calendarvia merchant

For the Craft Beer Fan: 12 Beers of Christmas

Counting down the days until Christmas has never been more fun. (Or delicious.) Beer-loving bros will appreciate this beer Advent calendar. It features 12 craft brews, from IPAs to stouts. He’ll also gain access to the brand’s nightly virtual tastings. Discover more boozy Advent calendars.

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We Tried Instant Potvia merchant

For the Brother Who Struggles to Cook: Instant Pot

If you’re feeling generous this year, treat your brother to shockingly fast dinners with the Instant Pot. This little wonder can turn any amateur cook into a five-star chef and it’s even easy to clean. Don’t forget to pass along our best Instant Pot recipes, too!

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Custom Cribbage Boardvia merchant

For the Midwesterner: Custom Cribbage Board

If cribbage is his favorite bar game, don’t sleep on this custom board. It’s engraved with a lake map of his choosing (don’t worry, there are over 7,500 to choose from!) and comes with both bronze and aluminum pegs.

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Cuisinart Tailgate Grillvia merchant

For the Sports Fan: Tailgate Grill

If your brother spends all year looking forward to the first game of the season, he’ll love the chance to show off his portable grill perfect for tailgating (or homegating). Easily stored in the pantry or garage, this mini grill can go from the stadium parking lot to a family barbecue at the park.

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Cozy Earth Bamboo Joggersvia merchant

For the Cozy Brother: Bamboo Joggers

If your brother hates running errands, make the task a little more enjoyable with these so-soft-they’re-almost-pajamas jogger pants. Made of cozy bamboo fibers, this wardrobe staple comes in five colors, tall and regular lengths and sizes ranging from S to XXXL.

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Nutribullet Personal Blendervia merchant

For the Healthy Brother: Individual Blender

Support your brother’s New Year’s resolutions with a new blender ideal for healthy smoothie recipes. This individual blender features individual cups for a quick cleanup and makes it easy to start adding some healthy nutrients to his everyday routine.

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Personalized College Football Bookvia merchant

For the Brother Who Wishes He was Still in College: Football History Book

Take bro back to his glory days with this personalized college football book. He’ll enjoy learning the history of his favorite team (there are 13 to choose from).

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Arres Meat Pulling Clawsvia merchant

For the BBQer: Meat Shredding Claws

Help your brother save tons of time in the kitchen with meat shredding claws. No more pulling apart slow-cooked meat with tiny forks or getting his hands dirty. These bad boys do all the hard work for him.

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We Tried Yeti Ramblervia merchant

For the Camping Brother: Yeti Rambler

Whether your brother is walking the kids to school on a chilly morning or coaching them from the sidelines, he deserves a warm drink. He won’t believe how hot this vacuum-sealed YETI mug keeps his coffee. Or use it for hot meals like oatmeal or chili on the go.

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Spiced Old Fashioned Cocktail Kitvia merchant

For the Budding Bartender: Spiced Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit

If your brother enjoys a smart beverage after a long day at work, treat him to an old fashioned cocktail kit. This sleek-looking set includes everything he needs—minus the booze—to create a premium drink, including simple syrup, bitters, dried orange slices, a jigger and cocktail straws. It will turn any beginning bartender into an expert mixologist.

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Mini Doughnut Makervia merchant

For the Junk Food Fan: Doughnut Maker

Doughnuts just make everything better, don’t they? Add some sweetness to your brother’s day with this compact and easy-to-use doughnut maker. Include some freshly ground coffee and apple cider doughnut mix for a thoughtful gift he’ll use right away.

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Carrie Madormo, RN
Now a freelance health and food writer, Carrie worked as a nurse for over a decade. When she isn't hunched over her laptop with a baby in hand, you will find her cooking her grandmother’s recipes, lacing up her running shoes or sipping coffee in the bathroom to hide from her three young children.
Katie Bandurski
As Senior Shopping Editor, Katie connects Taste of Home readers with the best gifts, deals and home products on the market. An avid foodie and a holiday enthusiast, Katie is an expert at cultivating meaningful moments. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and watching Christmas movies.