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9 Awesome Birthday Gift Ideas for Your Brother

Sheetal Mandora
Buying a gift for your brother doesn't have to be a challenging task. If you are unsure about where to begin, let this post serve as a guide.

Stalk your brother.

No, this isn't a gift for him. In order to zero in on the gift, look through his old posts and tweets on social networks, and check the browser history to see if he has a wish list on any of the websites. Birthdays last for a day (duh!). But that one day can mean a lot to so many people. 
And the most important thing is to make the day extra special. So, when we're talking about celebrating your brother's birthday, the gift too has to be exceptional. Now, this doesn't mean that you should go purchase something way above your budget. What we mean is that the gift coming from you, his sibling, is very essential.
Hence, we ask you to put on your thinking hats, and go through our suggestions of 9 awesome birthday gift ideas for your brother.

1. Laptop Decal or Skin

We all know that men have an extremely weird connection with their electronic gadgets.
Keeping this in mind, we suggest you get him either a laptop decal or a laptop skin. There are many online sites that have hundreds of designs and colors of decals and skins available for different laptops. All you have to do is browse through the designs to make a selection, choose the laptop size (only for the skin), and finalize the purchase.

2. 'Blast from the Past' Photo Frame

Find an old, yet ridiculously-adorable picture of you two. This is because you're going to take him down memory lane.
Get a photo frame to insert the picture in, and a card to write a personalized message to him. This gift may seem like a cliche, but it surely is a wonderful idea. Relive this day from the past with him, and take many more pictures on his birthday as well.
Buy him either a rope, fabric, pillowtop, or netting hammock, and install it in the backyard or his apartment.
3. Hammock in the Backyard
You can get a hammock that fits more than two people as well. Search either home improvement stores or online for a good deal. And do make sure that it is mold and mildew resistant.
Leather briefcases are durable, attractive, and require minimal maintenance―ideal gift for men.
4. Leather Laptop Briefcase
If your brother goes to school or has started a new job, this laptop briefcase is just the thing for him. Make sure that the briefcase has enough room for items that he requires for the day. Plus, to make this gift a little more personal, engrave his initials on it.
For a younger brother, someone who still enjoys playing with toys, we recommend an entire set of toy robots.
5. Toy Robots
But not just any robots, the vintage tin robots that require winding. Of course, in this day and age, anything that doesn't have a remote control is considered a waste of time. But these robots aren't just a gift―it is a collector's item as well. Years later, when he's all grown up, he will thank you for this wonderful gift.
For fitness enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies, any gift that has something to do with sports or being outdoors is ideal.
6. Bicycle + Accessories
Even though we're suggesting you buy him a bicycle with all the essential accessories, the thought doesn't end here. If not a bicycle, then perhaps rollerblades, scuba gear, a surfboard, or any other sport item he may be into. Basically, we want you to acknowledge his 'addiction' through your gift.
For the die-hard grammarian brother, there can be nothing more apt than these coffee mugs. And the best part is, you don't have to search for these mugs anywhere because you can make them yourself.
7. Correct Grammar Coffee Mugs
All you require for this wonderful homemade gift for your brother, are a permanent marker and the ceramic mugs. Preheat the oven at 350°F, write on the mugs with the marker, and place the mugs inside the oven for 30 minutes. Bring the mugs out, and let them cool down. And that's it; the gift is ready.
Does he love to travel? If yes, then this personalized passport cover is an important gift to give.
8. Personalized Passport Cover
You can find many websites that sell passport covers which you can personalize. All you have to do is choose from the wide range of selection, pick a design, color, and pattern, and place the order. Just be sure that the cover doesn't have any flowers, hearts, or any pink girly designs on it.
9. Music Wall Mural
Help him decorate his room for his birthday.
A wall mural can be done anywhere―at his apartment or dorm room. You can either purchase a design online, or print one out at a local copy center. Grab some adhesive, and ask a friend to help you out with the task. All there's left to do is wait for his reaction.
Apart from the ideas mentioned above, there are more options to choose from―an iTunes gift card, an iPhone case, a watch, camping gear, a book series, an engraved guitar pick, tickets to a concert or a Broadway show, a cologne, a video game console, or take him out for a nice family dinner.

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As you can see, the choices are endless; even if you feel that he has everything. Pick a gift (or two) that you think he will like, and enjoy the day with him to the fullest.