Brothers are special in their own fun-loving, wildly hysterical way – and brothers-in-law are no exception. One of the perks of marriage is gaining new family members. This sibling bond by marriage often grows stronger as years go by, leaving you wanting to really surprise your brother-in-law with a great gift. We’ve gathered quite a range of gift ideas, from ones that will spark uncontrollable laughter to those that will touch the heart to fit any brother-in-law relationship.
So you want to get him something kind of nice, but then he’s been particularly annoying lately. Well, we have something that’ll put you right there in the middle! Let him know that he’s not terrible or amazing but OK. We are “Lol” ing. There’s a brother-in-law version, too, if that better suits your relationship.
Solidify your status as the favorite sister-in-law by getting a shirt that says so! There are a variety of colors available, so you can pick your brother-in-law’s favorite color to be sure he’ll really wear it.
Headphones present a problem in the winter. They can be uncomfortable under a hat and sometimes just won’t fit. No worries anymore because you can buy a beanie with headphones built-in.
Give him the gift of having his face on his socks. I guess that’s worded a little weird. But every time he looks down at his tootsies, he will be reminded of what a handsome mug he has.
Cufflinks can be boring, or totally awesome. These are totally awesome. The formal accessories are made from upcycled materials from famous baseball stadiums and have a sterling silver base.
These tactical bracelets look super cool, made from a paracord-like substance, and they are also practical and somewhat disaster preventative. With a built-in compass, it guides the way, a fire starter will provide heat in an emergency, and a knife is also in this. Pretty cool stuff.
Food and Drink
Every time he sits down for coffee, he will be constantly reminded of what a special sibling he has. The phrase is printed boldly on a lovely white ceramic coffee mug.
He can make his own sandwich! And his significant other will thank you. This ultimate breakfast sandwich maker not only melts the cheese and pre-cooked meat perfectly into bread, but it will also make the optimal egg to go on top. Other recipes can be executed in this handy device.
Peanut butter is the perfect hearty man snack. Well, many people love peanut butter. He will be ecstatic to find various adventuristic peanut butter jars.
Nuts are a perfect complement to beer or just a crunchy snack for the big game. This assortment of zingy nuts from around the world will be greatly appreciated by those bros out there who are major foodies.
Everyone will probably want to break into these at the Christmas get-together. Waffle shots coated in chocolate are beyond perfect for spiked eggnog or even just some whipped cream and sprinkles for the kiddos. But don’t blame him if he keeps them all to himself.
Truffles are already amazing all on their own. Rich, melt in your mouth, and perfectly sweet. What happens when you add a little whiskey and honey into the mix? Magic.
These Vermont maple syrups have a special edge for every guy who loves pancakes, waffles, or just the occasional spoonful of sweetness. Aged in barrels, they have a much more complex flavor than your average breakfast topping.
Ancient rocks to chill a fine glass of whiskey? Talk about the “wow factor.” These stones have been handpicked in Canada to keep whiskey at the optimal temp in the coolest way.
Maybe this is a funny way to remember something specific from childhood, or maybe he just likes sweets, and you really think this is hilarious. A tiny box of cookie mix comes with a tiny skillet to cook it in. It’s the cutest, tiniest cookie ever. And for some reason, it just seems like a brother’s gift.
Stout, lager, and Bourbon drench the almonds, peanuts, and cashews within this festively presented gift set. Even if you are a beer lover, these are actually kind of delicious.
Most guys would love a whiskey set like this. Detailed glasses, slate coasters, specialty tongs, and chilling stones come in a super cool rustic box. You could include his favorite whiskey too!
Beer sleeping bags – – because how else will brews stay cold? Well, a cooler would probably help. But these are just incredibly cute and a replica of actual sleeping bags available for humans. Could this possibly be the ideal gift for camping enthusiasts?
Golfers who also happen to love a good beer will want a complete set of these. Artisan glassmakers have come up with perfect sports fanatic cups, and this particular one has a real golf ball wedged into the side.
Does the print on this tumbler remind you of a particular film? This special cup is designed to keep wine at optimal temperature and is also much better than a glass! Especially if he’s the kind of guy to drink wine during a rowdy football game.
OK now we’re feeling like getting a little bit nicer. Brothers are amazing, and can make the best of friends. Nothing says that better than this wood frame that goes with just about any home decor style.
Gone are the days of trying to toss that crumpled-up paper into an average wastebasket. With the addition of a wooden backboard, the casual office game becomes legit.
Help your wanderlust brother-in-law keep track of his travels. This scratch-off United States map poster is the perfect addition to a bare wall in his home – and he’ll have fun scratching off every state he hits during a holiday road trip.
Gadgets and Other Useful Gifts
Probably one of the handiest items on our list, these gloves are practical gadgetry at its best. With flashlights on the end, whatever he’s working on at night will be properly lit. There’s even a strap for a screwdriver.
Encourage his adventurist spirit while surprising him with a timeless gift. Made in Boulder, naturally, the money clip is an ode to the skyline and is made of sterling silver with an 18k gold moon hovering above.
Whether he plays guitar or just loves music, this pick can be a really cool addition to a collection or something kind of practical. We love the fitting phrase.
If you’ve got a brother-in-law that is glued to his phone for work – or for taking adorable photos of the kids – make sure they never run out of juice with this wireless charger from Anker. iPhones and Samsung Galaxies will charge faster than the typically wireless charger, so it’s perfect for both Android and Apple enthusiasts.
Funny Gag Gifts
A calendar that he truly will never forget makes the perfect gift, and we can imagine he will probably put it front and center in his office. Pooping pups in various places around the globe might be one of the most interesting things he sees from month to month.
The toilet timer prevents him from losing track of time while on the porcelain throne. Appropriately designed, with sand exiting the silhouette figure into a toilet bowl, it will add a little fun flair to the bathroom. But hey, it is a timer, so it can be used for other things.
Paper airplanes just got a major upgrade, and if your brother is all grown up, he will want to relive his childhood, but better! A device attaches to a sturdy airplane which you get to fold yourself, and connects via Bluetooth so it can be flown from a smartphone.
Whether your brother-in-law is eight or 30, we have a hard time believing that he wouldn’t love coloring and creating his own personalized superhero cape!