You don't need me to tell you that holiday shopping can be stressful, but it’s especially trying when you’re buying for a brother. In my experience, anyway, men in general can be super difficult to buy gifts for around the holidays, no matter how close you are to them or how well you know them. Trust me, I know, I’ve been there. Figuring out gifts for your brother is hard because a lot of the time, they either don’t know what they want, don’t care what they get, or ask for something super basic like a gift card or cash. Money is fine to give (and great to receive), but as a sister myself, I’d prefer to purchase a present that's a little more creative than a wad of bills slipped in between a festive card.
The real issue when it comes to buying a Christmas present for your brother isn't necessarily that you two aren't super close, or that there's a huge age gap preventing you from knowing what's he's into. Most men in general are just super hard to buy things for, period. Unless he has a specific hobby he's passionate about, or is a gem and actually provides you with a detailed wishlist, the only option is to stick with the basics: gift cards, cash, video games, food.
Look, if all your brother really wants for the holidays is a superhero graphic tee or some money, that's totally fine; that's one less person to worry yourself over. But if you want to show your bro he deserves more than the bare necessities or a trip to GameStop, here are a few out-of-the-box gifts your brother will actually love.