No matter what the sibling dynamics—we hate to infer anything—shopping for the best gifts for brothers (and spiritual brothers, let’s not discount our closest friends) should ideally turn up options that are more imaginative than a portable phone charger or bottle opener. Still, brothers can be difficult to shop for. They’re elusive, they insist they don’t want anything, or they have everything, or they intentionally own nothing—it’s always something. You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t agree on some level. Which is why we would like to cleanse you of your brother-gift-giving anxiety. To remind you that buying gifts should be fun, even when you’ve selected something simple or practical. To give you permission to go for something you think is a wonderful choice for him, and if he doesn’t get it? Well, that’s what Christmas is for. Our favorite gifts for brothers on this list range from an ultra-luxe power generator to the perfect pack of ribbed dress socks. We hope something catches your eye, and delights him in the process. Gather yourself, and gift on with confidence. And remember: Your brother loves you no matter what.
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