23 Brother of the Bride Gifts He'll Treasure

Change your title from "bride" to "best gift giver."
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Rylee Johnston
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Rylee Johnston
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  • Rylee is a contributing writer who has written gift guides for weddings, anniversaries and milestone moments. .
  • Before contributing to The Knot Worldwide, Rylee was a shopping writer at BuzzFeed.
  • Rylee has a degree in journalism and resides in New York City.
Updated Apr 30, 2023
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After saying "I do," it's easy to get caught up in married bliss. But before you get too comfortable, there are some postwedding to-dos to complete, like writing thank-you notes. Family (especially siblings) deserve extra love. That's why we've made this list of brother of the bride gifts, as your special sibling deserves a thank-you more meaningful than some words on cardstock. Whether he walked you down the aisle, was your man of honor or helped you choose party favors for guests, surprising him with a thoughtful thank-you gift will make him feel appreciated while also strengthening your bond.

Family can be tough to shop for—especially brothers—but it's always a safe bet to tailor the gift to his interests and hobbies. If he's the outdoorsy type, then consider a quality hiking bag. If he enjoys a night at home, he'll probably love a plush robe. Either way, there are no budget rules or requirements you need to follow. As long as you put thought and love into it, he's sure to appreciate whatever you surprise him with. To give you some extra help, we've got a range of heartfelt thank-you gifts from the bride to her brother for every budget and interest that'll really wow him.

1. Personalized Leather Toiletry Bag

Travel kit

Whether he helped you take a trip down the aisle or is constantly traveling to new destinations, help him stay organized with a sleek leather toiletry bag. It has a distressed vintage look, thanks to the full-grain leather material and can be customized with his initials to make it unique—just like your brother. He can throw it in a backpack, suitcase, duffle bag—you name it!

2. Message From a Celebrity

Cameo video screenshot

If he's always checking out new movies or is a fan of binging TV shows, share your thanks with a message from his favorite celebrity. Whether it's a singer, actor, broadway star or even an influencer, just pick who you want to deliver the message, personalize it with the details you want included in your thank-you and wait until it's filmed. You'll be able to ditch the paper card and watch as your sibling fanboys over his favorite star.

3. Pro-Taught Master Class

Gordon Ramsey

For the brother always picking up new skills, surprise him with this unique brother of the bride gift: a class taught by celebrities and master craftsmen. Whether it's a cooking class taught by chef Gordan Ramsey or a seminar on how to write a novel, there's something for all interests. Once he's done, he can show off his new skills to you. Plus, with a yearlong membership, he can take as many classes as he wants.

4. Funny Whiskey Glasses

whiskey glass

Tickle his funny bone with a gag gift that's silly, yet functional. This under-$20 pick is not only made with a chip-resistant glass material, but features a funny saying that'll remind him who the superior sibling is. Plus, it'll have him thinking of you and your special day each time he pours himself a drink.

5. Hot Sauce-Making Kit

Hot sauce making kit

Add some spice to his life with a hot sauce kit. Included is everything he'll need to create his own concoction of spicy sauce—such as peppers, a recipe booklet, bottles to store each creation in and more. Food is the way to most men's hearts, after all.

6. Fun Plant


Any brother who is a proud plant dad won't be able to resist adding another piece of greenery to his collection. No matter what his gardening level is, this ZZ Plant is beginner-friendly and will add some earthiness to his space. Not only that, but your relationship will only continue to flourish after you plant this in his arms.

7. Coffee and Chocolate Sampler

Coffee and chocolate gift box

If he enjoys coffee and candy, we've found the perfect combo for him with this sampler. His sweet tooth can enjoy a mix of chocolates, while the variety of coffees will keep him caffeinated throughout the day. Choose from four or eight flavors of each to get him through the week.

8. Stylish Weighted Blanket

Blue blanket

For the brothers who enjoy a midday nap or those you can always find curled up in bed, this stylish weighted blanket will become his favorite accessory. It's made from a soft material with an added weight that'll feel as though he's being hugged every time he curls up with it. When it's not in use, it'll act as a stylish piece of decor he can leave on his bed or use as a throw blanket.

9. Heated Neck Pillow

Neck pillow

He may not have completely planned the wedding, but as one of your biggest supporters, he deserves some TLC after the craziness leading up to the big day. Not only does this act as a cushy neck pillow, but it features heating capabilities to relax his muscles. It's even compact enough to take on the go, so he can enjoy a spa-like treatment wherever.

10. Engraved Cuff Links

Cuff links

Add some pizzazz to your brother's suits with some special cuff links designed just for him. This silver design is made from quality stainless steel and will last him years, while also being versatile enough to wear with any shade or pattern. You can even have each one engraved with his initials to make them even more treasure-worthy. These will make a great gift for any other groomsmen in your wedding party, too.

11. Pet Photo Socks

Pet socks

If your brother is always showing you photos of his pet, then celebrate his love for his furry friend with a pair of cozy socks. This pair features an all-over print featuring his beloved dog or cat. Then, he can wear his fur baby everywhere from the office to post-work happy hour.

12. Video Photo Book

Video photo book

Rather than give a photo inside of a frame, go the extra step with a video photo book filled with your favorite moments together. Inside, there'll be an up-to-20-minute video of pictures you can watch together and reminisce. No matter if it's from your childhood or your wedding day, the two of you can relive some of your most memorable moments together.

13. Adventure-Ready Backpack

Beis black backpack

It doesn't matter if he's off traveling the world or hiking up his next mountain, a durable backpack is a must-have to get him from one destination to the next. This Beis expandable backpack is not only stylish, but provides enough room to pack the essentials and more. From a large pocket to a sleeve made for his laptop, he won't need to check any additional baggage with this on his back.

14. Yummy Snack Basket

Snack basket

Food is always a great gift option. no matter who you're surprising. Inside this food-filled gift basket, your brother can enjoy a mix of cheeses, chocolate cookie bars, sausage and more. It doesn't matter if he leans sweet or savory, this basket of snacks will satisfy every craving.

15. Best Brother Mug

Best brother mug

Say "cheers" to a successful wedding with a mug that only speaks the truth. You can make it even more special with photos of the two of you (just make sure to pack some tissues to hand over once he unwraps it). It's great for not just the coffee-loving brother in your life, but even fans of tea and hot chocolate, so he can enjoy his favorite beverage while reflecting on some great times with his sis.

16. Cocktail Shaker Set

Cocktail shaker set

Stir up some happy tears with a gift fit for the aspiring mixologist in your life. Whether he enjoys crafting a cocktail for himself each day or loves hosting get-togethers with friends, this comes with the essential tools to shake, stir and serve cocktails in style. It's pretty enough to display on his bar cart, too.

17. Chef-Level Apron

Chef apron and pot holders

Your brother can't serve up his next restaurant-worthy dish without an apron that'll protect his clothes and store his tools. It comes with front pockets for storing everything from tongs to his phone without staining his favorite t-shirt. And it's equipped with pot holders to safely carry hot dishes.

18. Personalized Stationery

Personalized stationary

For the brother who takes pride in his work, a set of customized stationery will make him feel like a total boss. Not only can you personalize these with his name, but you can also choose the color of the border. From there, he can send out memos or thank-you notes in style.

19. Plush Spa Robe

Brooklinen robe

Share your appreciation for his support throughout the wedding planning process and on the big day with a soft robe he can get cozy in. The spa-like material will swaddle him in total comfort, causing his throw blanket to give some serious side eye. Even better: It comes in a variety of shades to match to his favorite color or style.

20. Sleek Tie Case

Tie case

While it may not be your wedding anymore, your brother is bound to have more dressy events in his future. Keep his ties safe and in their best shape with a durable tie case he can take with him on his travels. The leather exterior is also super sophisticated looking.

21. Engraved Cutting Board

Cutting board

Every home cook needs a quality cutting board. What's notable about this design is not just that it's made from walnut, but that it's able to be engraved with his name to make it even more special. The added handle on the end will also make it easy for him to move it from one spot to another.

22. Quality Water Bottle

Yeti water bottle

A trusty water bottle is essential—whether your brother is working from home or hiking up his next trail. Keep your brother hydrated with this great wedding gift for the brother of the bride. This sturdy stainless-steel model will keep his drinks cold or hot as he takes on his latest adventure. It's even available to customize to make it uniquely his.

23. "Star Wars"-Themed Candle

Star Wars Homesick candle

Surprise your sibling with a candle inspired by one of his favorite films. The scent will fill his space with otherworldly smells that'll have him thinking about what a great gift giver you are. Plus, its simple design makes it easy to blend into basically any decor, making it a conversation piece for all guests who catch a glimpse of it.

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