No Cringe Gifts Here: 15 Affordable Gifts for Brothers That Make You the Cool Sibling!

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You’ll be the sibling of the year with these gift ideas. 🏆

Skip the cringe gifts. Our gifts for brothers are thoughtful and affordable! You’ll be the cool sibling gifting any of these ideas.

Be sure to check out our Christmas Shopping Challenge – it has a gift guide for everyone on your list this year! 🎁🤩

Here are our Gifts for Brothers Gift Guide:

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1. He’ll love jamming out with a new Echo Pop – it’s on sale for under $20!

echo pop in blue displayed on the table

Amazon Echo Pop $17.99 (regularly $39.99)

The gift of music is priceless and your bro will love being able to listen to it on command with the echo pop. It’s an affordable alternative compared to the regular Amazon Alexa. Plus, it’s on sale for under $20 making it such an affordable gift idea too!

2. Nikes are right on trend! Get your brother a pair for under $90.

close up of white and green nike dunk retro shoes

Nike Dunk High Retro Premium Shoes – $87.97 (regularly $125)

Some new kicks are likely on the top of your brother’s wish list, and if they are, they’re likely Nikes. Right now you can score a pair of these Nikes for under $90! We love this pair in particular, because of the high-top design, the retro colors, and the trendy name brand, of course! Just don’t sleep on this Nike deal because sizes are going fast!

Shopping around?  Head over to our Nikes deals page to see what other hot offers you can score right now before they’re gone!

3. This subscription box is filled with snacks from Tokyo, and we know he’ll love it. 

Hand holding Japanese soda from Tokyo treat subscription box on wood table

Tokyo Treat Monthly Surprise Box $37.50
Use your unique $5 OFF code for email/text sign-up
Shipping adds $12.50
Final cost only $45 shipped for your first box!

*Order by 12/15 for Christmas delivery. 

Your brother will love trying some new and totally unique foods and drinks from Japan that he can’t get anywhere else! When you buy him a subscription, he’ll receive a Tokyo Treat box with 15-20 full-size food and drink items from Japan. Each box is just $37.50 plus shipping which breaks down to just $1.88-$2.50 per treat! The boxes include a surprise assortment of items including rare flavors of Coca-Cola & Fanta sodas, Ramen, soba, udon, Kit Kats, sour and sweet candies, cakes, cookies, chips, and more! It’s a unique and really fun gift idea.

Head over to our full product review of the Tokyo Treat Surprise Box to read more about why your brother needs these in his life!

*Note you can save more by choosing a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription instead of the monthly option. Also, note that this is a monthly subscription, but you can cancel after your first month if you aren’t satisfied. 

4. Help your brother reach his fitness goals with a smart jump rope.

Momax Smart Jump Rope and box

Momax Smart Jump Rope $17.49 (regularly $21.99) 

Your brother is going to love this smart jump rope if he is into fitness. It will make his workouts easier and more fun indoors or outdoors! Plus, it keeps track of the number of jumps, time, and amount of calories he burns and has a built-in countdown to cheer him on. It’s an affordable gift he’ll likely use every day and now you can say you helped him reach his goals. 😉

5. Grab the latest edition of Madden for your bro if he’s a gamer.

Madden NFL 24 Game Boxes PS5, PS4 and Xbox

Madden NFL Game for PS4, PS5 or Xbox$34.97 (regularly $69.99)

There have been some mega improvements with the Madden game since last year so if your brother is a gamer, he likely has this on the top of his list! You’ll be the sibling of the year if you gift him this game. Lucky for you, Walmart currently has physical Xbox, PS5, and PS4 games at the lowest price of the year!

6. An electric whisk will make pre-workout drinks a seamless experience. 

Black electric milk frother with box laying on white countertop

Handheld Milk Frother$5.89 (regularly $19.99)

We fully realize that a milk froth is such an odd gift recommendation for your brother, but if he’s into drinking pre-workouts, this couldn’t be more perfect for him! It’s an inexpensive gift idea, but something he will be so glad to have every day. Not only is it good for frothing milk in coffee but it’s the perfect solution for breaking up all of those clumps in his pre-workout drinks too! If you really wanna go all out for him, find out what his favorite pre-workout or protein drink mix is and gift it with this!

7. Gift him a nostalgic noodle maker that he’ll love cooking easy meals with.

ramen noodles in mini cooker

Your bro can easily cook ramen noodles, pasta, mac and cheese, steamed rice, stir fry, omelets, hard-boiled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, cookies, cakes, and so much more with this mini cooker! It takes just 1-3 minutes for it to heat up, then add your food and start cooking! Basically, it’s the gift your brother didn’t know he needed and it’s perfect for any guy whether he eats from a dorm room or a man cave. 😉

8. We know you’re not gonna give them a massage, but this massage gun will, and any bro will love it.

massage gun in case on table with attachments

Massage Gun $49.99 (regularly $75.99)
Clip the 10% OFF digital coupon
Final cost $44.99 shipped!

A massage gun will be perfect for any guy whether he works out in the gym daily, has a strenuous job, or is simply always complaining about sore muscles. This handy and powerful tool comes with 10 different head attachments for every problem area and can be stored in a sleek case for portability.

9. Your brother will love making memories with this scratch-off surprise book.

Stock photo of the adventure challenge solo edition book

The Adventure Challenge Solo Edition $29.99 (regularly $49.99) 
Use code HIP2SAVE30 for an additional 30% OFF at checkout
Final cost $21!

*Shipping is $6.41 or FREE when you spend $100 or more.

Our team loves the adventure, and challenge books and they are such a fun way to have quality connections and so many fun times! Their solo edition book is perfect for any single guy (or gal) who needs to get off the couch, turn the TV off, or doesn’t need to fret about friends who are too busy anymore. Each book includes 50 scratch-offs that you’ll be excited to hear all about when he’s done!

10. Feed his soul and claim this FREE one-year membership to GrubHub.

man with takeout sitting on couch next to a Grubhub bag

Grubhub One-Year Membership – FREE

*Note that to gift this membership, you’ll need access to your sister’s Prime login credentials.

Now we know that we just encouraged your brother to get off of the couch, however, feeding him is just as important! Lucky for you, you can score this totally FREE gift idea which is a $120 value! GrubHub’s food delivery service allows him to order any meal he loves from the convenience of the couch. He’ll especially appreciate this gift if he’s a busy guy and he’s never had the luxury of a service like this before. 🙌🏼

Head to our full GrubHub promo code post to find out all about this freebie offer!

11. Prime is likely his favorite drink right now, and this six-pack is on sale. 

Different flavors of prime drink mix packets on blue background

Prime Hydration Sticks 6-Pack$7.98 (regularly $8.98)

Or grab this 16-Pack on Amazon!

It’s no secret that guys love Prime. So scoop up a pack of these drink mixes to get him through the holiday break and festivities he’s sure to endure. It’s a smaller and much more affordable gift idea, but it’s the thought that counts.

Hip Tip: Is your brother a Liquid IV fan? Check out our full product review and current deals to stock him up on his favorite flavors!

12. Give him a poster of his favorite sports player to hang in his room or man cave.

hand holding a framed art piece of justin jefferson number 18 football player

Fine Sport Art Sports Poster$18+ shipped

I recently purchased a couple of posters from Fine Sport Art on Etsy after my brother told me it would be a great gift idea for my teen boys. Considering my brother said he’d put one of these in his man cave, I know this would be a touchdown with your brother too if he’s a sports fan. The Fine Sport Art Etsy shop has a plethora of popular football players available from Tom Brady, Ray Lewis, Justin Jefferson, and more. Plus, they offer many other superstars from basketball players like Lebron James to race car drivers. Depending on what you want to spend, you can get prints for just $18 shipped or splurge on a canvas or framed poster to really impress him.

13. Gift this under $30 mini fridge where he can stash all his snacks.

frigidaire mini fridge with snacks inside

Frigidaire Mini Personal Fridge – $29.68 (regularly $49.99) 

Your brother will want to stock up this mini fridge with all of his favorite snacks and drinks whether he’s a teen or a grown man who loves to chill out and his man cave. The red color is currently the least expensive option, but you can also scoop it up in green, pink, or white depending on his preference.

14. This diagnostic car code scanner is great for any guy who is into cars.

hand holding a diagnostic car code scanner

ANCEL Universal Car Scanner$22.49 (regularly $26.99) 

This handy gadget is the perfect gift for brothers! It can quickly solve problems by reading the code errors and determining their cause and can also clear faulty codes on the dash after the issue is fixed. Not only will it save him a ton of money to have a diagnostic test done at a mechanic or auto store, but it’s also great if he is getting into working on cars as a hobby.

15. Take some time to chill with your brother because it’s free and he likely loves the quality time just as much as you.

Three adults and woman standing outside in sunshine with sunglasses laughing

An experience gift – Potentially FREE!

Some of the very best gifts are experiences money can’t buy and just hanging out with your brother is meaningful, free, and fun whether you have one or three! We’re huge fans of experiences over gifts so if you’re still searching for the perfect gift for brothers then consider something he can do. Consider going on a hiking, fishing, or ski trip, or find a free concert you can both attend together.

You could also buy his experience and consider other fun ideas like an ATV excursion, Tough Mudder 5K, a gift card to his favorite brewery, and much more! Search your local area on Groupon for fun things to save on!

We have gift guides for mom and dad so you can get the whole family done today.

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Sara’s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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