The 17 Best Gifts For Brothers That’ll End Any Sibling Rivalry
Pass the olive branch
by BARRY SAMAHA /
June 28, 2020
Whether he’s younger, older, or from another mother, there is no untethering the bond between you and your brother. He is, after all, your blood—or as close to it as it gets. Indeed, he may act extra at times, but when you’re caught between a rock and a hard place, you can always rely on him to have your back. And this—contrary to the sibling rivalry trope—needs to be celebrated with a gift.
Show your brother that you value his camaraderie, that no matter how much distance may be between you both or how many squabbles you’ve had over the years, his sis will always be there with sound advice and boundless love. From a Motown-inspired skateboard to sneakers with panache, any one of these items will get the message across—sans heartfelt speech. Because gross.
For collectors, sneakers are anything but utilitarian. To wit, they are now sold at premiere auction houses and, for some designs, have long waiting lists. You probably get the same feeling about the latest designer heels and just need to have them before they sell out. Apply that same precision when shopping for kicks for your bro. And if you need help sourcing the best, we’ve got you covered with the choices ahead.
The 17 Best Gifts For Brothers That’ll End Any Sibling Rivalry Sneakers
Dior x Air Jordan 1 OG
When its comes to OG sneakers that collectors covet, nothing can out Air Jordans. And Dior certainly wants to be on the winning the winning team. The French fashion label has partnered with the sneaker brand on an item that is sure to fly off the shelves. So much so that to purchase one of the limited pairs, which comes in a high-top and low-top version, customers have to register their name on a digital microsite. A hot commodity, indeed.
Black & Yellow Salomon Edition XT-6 Trekking Sneaker
Wiz Khalifa fans are all too familiar with this color combo and how it recalls the emblems of fast cars (the Dodge Challenger) and sports teams (the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates). And if your bro is an admirer of either, he’ll jump for these sleek sneakers.
A watch is not just for telling time; it is status symbol, a point of pride for men who value the finer things and want to show that off. Indeed, the choice of watch speaks volumes about its wearer. And if your brother is someone who values exceptional style, he’ll more than adore the selection below.
There is no amount of years or maturing that will get men to forgo games of any sort. Boys and their toys, right? Of course, time will have refined their tastes, so make sure to avoid Toys “R” Us. Opt, instead, for something elevated, but still has that sense of play—characteristics that apply to the items below.
Hoodies have superseded their street style origins; they are now luxury staples, seen on runways from New York to Milan. The best designers have transformed these comfortable wares into covetable items that can be worn to myriad situations, from the office (depending on your profession) to the club to a weekend brunch.
If your brother has bottles lying around willy-nilly, you should let him know that there are minibars made for all his liquor bottles and glassware. Better yet, gift him this sleek cupboard designed by Nathan Young.