Shopping for presents can be tough, especially when the gift is for someone with whom you may not be close -- like your boyfriend’s brother. To make the task easier, try asking your boyfriend a few questions about his brother’s tastes and consider everything you already know about his personality. Arm yourself with information, consider all of your gift options and remember: it is often the thought and effort that count.
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While not all men are into techno-gadgets, many of them do love a new toy. Your boyfriend’s brother is probably no exception. As technology progresses, techie toys and gifts become more unique and affordable, from multi-tasking watches to solar powered keyboards. When purchasing accessories for gadgets he owns, such as a wireless charging station or headphones, ask your boyfriend if the accessories will be compatible. If you are unable to find out, include a gift receipt.
If your boyfriend’s brother has a hobby, such as collecting train sets or playing the guitar, he might enjoy a gift that supports his leisure activity. This includes accessories, books or magazines and hobby-themed goods, such as mugs or t-shirts. For hobbies that take instruction, like golf, you may be able to give a gift certificate for lessons, either just for your boyfriend’s brother or for both of them.
Food and Beverage Gifts
Gourmet foods and specialty beverages might not last a long time -- he could eat them as soon as he receives them -- but these presents often leave a happy memory. Food gift-of-the-month clubs are the gift that keep on giving, but the do-it-yourself enthusiast can create gourmet gifts to rival even the fanciest clubs. Visit your local gourmet food store, purchase a variety of cheese and sausage, fruit or spices, then place them into a gift basket. Consider any diet restrictions or allergies when making your selection.
If all else fails, gift cards are available for all types of stores, both online and brick-and-mortar. By giving a gift card, you are ensuring that your boyfriend’s brother will get exactly what he likes -- you will not have to guess about fit or color. Select a card for a store that is either online or found in the area where he lives, and if possible, select a card that does not deduct any fees for non-use.