Marriage comes with a spouse, as well as a spouse's family to accept as your own. Your brother-in-law is now just as much your brother as he is your spouse's. Choose a gift that he will be excited to receive. Instead of asking what he wants for his birthday, pick up subtle hints on his interests through conversations you have together and purchase a gift you think he wants.
Find out what sports your brother-in-law follows. Before his birthday, research through family members what his favorite teams are. Go to a sports store to look for items relating to this team. You may find that some department stores will also sell team merchandise, such as clothing and accessories. Other team items include posters, clocks, blankets, hats and plaques.
Purchase athletic equipment as a birthday gift for your brother-in-law. If he plays a sport on a team, upgrade or add to his current equipment. Some options are a baseball mitt, a baseball bat, soccer balls, basketballs, golf balls, and tennis rackets. If he does not currently play a sport, encourage healthy active behaviors through an athletic gift that you or a member of your family will participate in with him.
During conversations with your brother-in-law, find out what type of shows he likes to watch on TV. Find out what his favorite show is, and find out if he owns it on DVD. If he does not currently own it, purchase it for his birthday gift. If he already owns the seasons of his favorite show, use this show as a reference to find another show you think he would like viewing. Pick another show that has an actor from his favorite show, or choose a show that is in the same genre.
Purchase movie tickets for your brother-in-law on his birthday. Buy two or more tickets so he can bring family or friends with him to the movie viewing. Choose a movie that you and family members have anticipated seeing. As stated on the Fandango site, Fandango is the nation's leading moviegoer destination, and sells tickets to more than 16,000 screens. Use this website to purchase tickets to a movie at a local theater.