25 Gifts for Your Girlfriend's Brother to Win Him Over

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Collage of four gift ideas for your girlfriend's brother including coffee club subscription, card game, cooler, and candle
Photos, From Clockwise: Atlas Coffee Club, Uncommon Goods, Homesick, Urban Outfitters
Mia Maguire
by Mia Maguire
Updated Oct 19, 2023
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Regardless of the stage of your relationship or the cause for celebration, finding the right gifts for your partner's family members isn't as easy as finding a gift for your girlfriend. If you're looking for the best gifts for your girlfriend's brother, you may be a little stumped on where to start your search. Fortunately, with a little help from your S.O. and our gift ideas below, you'll be in good shape.

If you're familiar with any of your girlfriend's brother's interests, hobbies, favorite bands, TV shows or sports teams, that's already a great place to start, but we're here to offer a bit more guidance so you don't have to pester her for her suggestions—though, if you do use her for help, maybe consider making a girlfriend care package or giving her a girlfriend appreciation gift. Below, you'll find a selection of thoughtful, yet not overly sentimental (read: non-awkward) gifts your girlfriend's brother is sure to dig (even if you view this shopping spree more as a hunt for a gift for your future BIL).

1. Vinyl Record Player

Vintage vinyl record player gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: Amazon

If your girlfriend's brother is a vinyl junkie, aspiring (or established) musician or just someone who loves music, look no further than a good old-fashioned record player. Not only do vinyl record players offer a unique and more textural listening experience, but they also double as pieces of handsome home decor. This affordable, yet high quality-record player is a great choice for anyone who geeks out on music.

2. Grilling Spice Set

Ultimate Grilling Spice Set gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: Amazon

If your S.O.'s brother is a grill master (or is trying to be), you can't go wrong with this top-rated grilling spice set. The set includes a huge range of spices for grilling anything from steaks to fish and the giftable packaging makes for a great presentation that requires no other embellishment. From chili garlic to chipotle lime seasonings, this thoughtful spice set has a flavor for every palate and every grillable cuisine.

3. Escape Room Game

Solve The Case Escape Room gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: Uncommon Goods

If they're into escape rooms—or even just games in general—this creative card game will surely be a hit. This escape room-inspired game allows players to put their detective caps on and look for clues to help crack the code and solve the mystery, so it's also a great choice if your GF's brother is into murder mysteries. At just $20, it's a suitable budget-friendly choice that feels extra thoughtful and anything but cheap.

4. Portable Car Fridge

Portable car fridge gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: Amazon

Whether they commute every day for work, love to camp, are always on a road trip, are on dad duty for their kids' soccer practice or just like to tailgate, this premium portable car fridge and freezer is a winner on all fronts. This freezer can be controlled manually or by the corresponding app, so it's super user-friendly. Plus, he'll have deliciously cold beverages anywhere—and who wouldn't love that?

5. Helpful Multi-Tool

Stanley 12-in-1 multi tool gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: Home Depot

Whether they're always using their tools or complaining that they never have a screwdriver when they need one, you can't go wrong with multi-functional and supreme-quality multi-tool from Stanley. The 12-in-one pocket sidekick features a slew of handy functions, including four different screwdrivers, a wire cutter, bottle opener and more. You may as well grab one for yourself too.

6. Sports Game Tickets

Crowd of sports fans cheering during a match in stadium
Photo: Jacob Lund / Shutterstock

If your sweetheart's favorite sibling is a sports aficionado, the best gift option is tickets to see their favorite team live. Whether they're into football, baseball or basketball (and depending on the season, of course), they're definitely going to love being able to support their team of choice IRL. Plus, thanks to online ticket marketplaces, this is a great option for a very last-minute gift situation or a gift that'll need to be delivered instantly online.

7. Flannel-Lined Waxed Jacket

Flannel-Lined Waxed Hudson Jacket
Photo: Huckberry

If your girlfriend's brother has a sartorially savvy eye, but lives a more rugged lifestyle (always on a camping trip, fishes every weekend, etc.), they're going to love this cult-fave jacket. It's fashionable without being overly divisive in terms of style and feels premium, but not fussy—like, they can actually wear this while hiking, traveling and working outdoors. It's a good transitional piece that's lightweight enough for layering during the colder months, too. This is quite a splurge, so we'd say this is a great option for someone you have a very close relationship with (or if you just have high gift budgets in general).

8. Funky Beer Cooler

Igloo X Budweiser Playmate Cooler gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: Urban Outfitters

This vintage-inspired cooler is a fun choice for a girlfriend's brother who loves to drink American beer, but its nostalgic appeal will make anyone smile. Made by Igloo, this cooler is second-to-none in functionality and is portable, lightweight and perfect for outdoor adventures and any occasion where cold drinks are welcome. The classic retro vibe. And the price is approachable for many budgets.

9. TikTok Challenge Card Game

TikTok challenge card game gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: Uncommon Goods

If your love's brother is glued to his phone at all times—specifically to TikTok—this interactive card game that "proves quality time and screen time don't have to be mutually exclusive," is a no-brainer. The interactive game comes with 100 cards featuring over 200 ideas for post content on TikTok, making it a good choice especially for those striving to be the platform's next viral influencer. And when he makes it big on the platform, he'll have you to thank.

10. Atlas Coffee Club Subscription

Coffee club subscription gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: Atlas Coffee Club

Whether they're a java snob or just a stalwart coffee drinker, Atlas Coffee Club's giftable subscription service has something for every type of sipper. You can choose between three different subscription services, starting at three months, and between whole bean, grounds or pods. Each delivery includes a roast of single-origin premium coffee sourced from locations across the globe, a postcard from the origin place of the coffee and cards with tasting notes and pairing suggestions.

11. Premium Cocktail Maker

Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: Amazon

Think of Bartesian's deluxe cocktail maker as the Keurig of adult beverages. If your partner's brother is of age and enjoys craft cocktails—or any cocktails—they'll absolutely love this convenient and sleek drink-making machine. Whether he's into dirty martinis, margaritas or is just looking to explore artisanal spirits without investing in an entire home bar, Bartesian will surely be a hit. This is also a great combined gift for him and his partner, if he has one that he lives with.

12. Himalayan Salt Block

Himalayan Salt Block For Grilling, Cooking, Cutting and Serving gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: Amazon

Elevate their grilling, cooking or kitchen decor lineup with this deluxe Himalayan salt block. It intensifies flavor when used while cooking fish, meat and vegetables, and elevates just about any dish. It's always a good idea to ask your S.O. if he already has something—especially if he is, in fact, a seasoned grill master or chef.

13. Waxed Leather Gloves

Brown wax coated glove gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: Huckberry

Regardless of the occasion (be it a holiday or birthday), premium gloves like this pair are always appreciated. Made of quality waxed-coated leather, these handsome gloves are designed to handle extreme weather, but are still breathable. This is a great choice for the brother-in-law-to-be who loves the outdoors and working with their hands.

14. Comfy Cashmere Socks

Brown cashmere sock gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: Quince

Socks may feel like a very easy gift choice for a brother who's difficult to shop for or claims that he doesn't want anything, but cashmere socks are a major upgrade. Plus, Quince's unisex cashmere socks are relatively affordable without compromising quality and design. Grab a pair or two and call it a day—you really can't go wrong with cashmere.

15. Trending Tumbler

Dark gray Stanley tumbler gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: Stanley

While they may or may not be aware of this viral emotional support water cup yet, it's a winning gift idea. If your sweetheart's brother is in need of a reminder to stay hydrated, is a gym rat or just likes to be on-trend, Stanley's infamous tumbler is a foolproof choice. And, this perpetually sold-out beverage holder isn't just a gimmick either—it really does live up to the hype.

16. Plush Throw Blanket

UGG plush throw blanket gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: Nordstrom

Who doesn't love to snuggle up with a cozy blanket? Regardless of the climate or season, UGG's top-rated plush throw blanket is a universal crowd pleaser thanks to its unparalleled comfort and durable design. Prepare yourself for an influx of, "thank you, thank you, thank yous!"

17. Quality Travel Pillow

Luxury neck pillow gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: Ostrichpillow

Whether he's a frequent flier or just a professional napper, he'll dig this travel pillow. It allows the wearer to nap comfortably virtually anywhere—a total game changer. From the airplane, to the subway, to even his desk, this neck-supporting pillow delivers supreme comfort anytime and anywhere.

18. Iconic Cooking Pan

Gray ceramic cooking pan gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: Our Place

You can't really go wrong with anything from Our Place's aesthetically forward cookware collection. The brand's Always Pan is iconic for a reason—it's non-stick and super durable, so it's perfect for a GF's brother who's just moved into his own place. Plus, it comes in fun colors that'll add a bit of charm to any kitchen.

19. Temp-Controlled Self-Heating Mug

Temperature-Controlled, Self-Heating Coffee Mug gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: Amazon

Whether they're intro coffee, espresso, tea or hot chocolate, no one likes to drink a warm beverage that's gone lukewarm. This self-warming mug is perfect for slow warm beverage drinkers who always find themselves having to reheat their drinks in the microwave to revive it back to warmth (which can often create a very unpleasant leather-like film). Whether you know your GF's brother well or not at all, this is a safe gift for just about anyone.

20. Chill Robe

Gray cozy robe gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: Amazon

Another gift idea that'll delight just about anyone who enjoys being warm and comfortable: this insanely soft Barefoot Dreams robe. The robe features two front pockets and a cozy double-shawl collar for added warmth. Don't be surprised if he refuses to stop wearing this robe 24/7 throughout the entire holiday season.

21. Cool Folded Beanie

Black Carhartt beanie gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: Amazon

If you're stumped on what to get your girlfriend's brother—and are looking for something on a budget—you can't go wrong with a classic beanie from Carhartt. This beanie comes in a wide variety of colorways, so opt for their favorite color (if you don't know it, your GF probably does) and you'll be good to go. The rib knit make is great for transitional weather and it looks stylish without being over-the-top.

22. Baseball Park Candle

Fenway Park homesick candle gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: Homesick

Is he a serious baseball fan? Whether it's prime time for the sport or the offseason, this candle will transport him to the stands. Homesick has crafted scents for many popular stadiums around the country, so you're sure to find his favorite.

23. Helpful Alarm Clock

Hatch sunrise alarm clock gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: Nordstrom

If your honey's brother is an avid reader, works nights or is just known for oversleeping through his phone alarms, equip him with this sunrise alarm clock. It doubles as a handy reading light—sans potentially stimulating blue light that can interrupt sleep. This multifunctional smart clock allows him to personalize the settings to his liking via the corresponding app, so it's easy to use.

24. Personal Garden

Personal indoor garden gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: AeroGarden

If he's a city dweller or just wishes he had the space for a personal garden, consider gifting your GF's brother with a personal countertop garden from AeroGarden. This compact device allows users to grow six plants up to five times faster than a traditional outdoor garden, thanks to its LED grow light bulbs and automatic feeding reminders. It's a great gift for anyone who likes fresh herbs, cooking or just needs a little extra greenery in their life, but doesn't have the outdoor space, time or green thumb to foster a full-sized one.

25. The New York Times Custom Birthday Book

New York Times Custom Birthday Book gift for girlfriend's brother
Photo: Uncommon Goods

If they're an avid Times reader or just interested in novelty gifts that offer unique insights into their life based on their birthday, this custom book is the perfect choice. Coffee table books related to your girlfriend's brother's hobbies or interests of any kind make for a solid gift regardless, but this custom book feels a bit more thoughtful. It compiles news coverage from his birthday over the years, so he can get familiar with other big things that happened on the day (besides his birthday, of course).

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