Best gifts for every brother-in-law

Jeffrey Harper

You can improve your relationship with your brother-in-law by making time for him, remembering his birthday, including him in your activities and working together to plan family events.

How to pick the best gift for a brother-in-law

It can be a challenge to select a terrific gift for your brother-in-law. Because you may not know him as well as your sibling brother, some research may be required to find out what he likes. The best gift will be one that is related to his interests, is practical and is just plain cool. Ask other family members, his significant other or your mother-in-law to discover his tastes and favorite activities.

Here is a list of gifts for every type of brother-in-law, with at least one suitable for your relative.

Best gifts for every brother-in-law

Portable mini projector 

CiBest Mini Video Projector: available at Amazon

Your brother-in-law will enjoy showing videos to the entire family and friends at home or outdoors with the CiBest Mini Video Projector. Project images from 30-200-inches (over 16  feet) at a distance of 2.62-14.8 feet, providing plenty of room for the entire family to gather around and watch. With Support up to 1080P and a 2000:1 contrast ratio, the projector offers multiple-hardware interfaces, including VGA, USB, HDMI and 3.5mm audio.

The coolest sunglasses ever made

Ray-Ban Classic Polarized Aviator Sunglasses: available at Amazon

Aviator sunglasses never go out of style, and your brother-in-law will appreciate wearing a pair of the “coolest” shades ever made. The Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses are fitted with military-grade polarized lenses designed for excellent clarity with reduced glare and eyestrain. The Top Gun-famous eyewear provides 100% UV protection.

An advanced fitness tracker 

Fitbit Charge 5 Advanced Fitness & Health Tracker: available at Amazon

The Fitbit is ideal for the brother-in-law fitness enthusiast. With a built-in GPS and stress- management tools, he can get a daily score showing his body’s response to stress and take measures to reduce his stress levels. The Health Metrics Dashboard tracks heart-rate variability, oxygen saturation (SpO2), skin-temperature variation and more.

Best smart home technology

Echo smart home hub and Alexa: available at Amazon

If your brother-in-law has not already invested in smart-home technology, the Echo smart hub will get him started. The hub delivers a rich premium sound with bright highs, vibrant minds, and deep bass from music generated by Spotify, SiriusXM, Apple Music, Amazon Music and more. He can ask Alexa to play the news, answer questions, predict the weather and control compatible smart home devices such as lights, electric outlets, door locks, alarms, thermostats and more.

A way to control household devices with the Alexa app

Amazon Smart Plug for Alexa: available at Amazon

If your brother-in-law already has an Alexa hub, he will appreciate additional plugs to control more household devices. If he does not have a hub, he can use the Alexa app, available at no charge for a smartphone, to create routines and schedules to control devices.

Solar power to keep electronic devices charged

BLAVOR Solar Charger: available at Amazon

No matter what your brother-in-law’s favorite activity is, camping in the backcountry, lounging on a tropical beach or even riding home on his daily commute, the BLAVOR Solar Charger ensures his electronic devices remain charged. The portable, wireless charger features a battery capacity of 20,000 milliamp hours, an IPX5 waterproof rating, flashlight and compass.

A backpack for outdoor adventures

The North Face Jester Backpack: available at Amazon

The Jester backpack is ideal for the adventurous brother-in-law who loves the outdoors. However, the dedicated laptop pocket also makes it efficient for commuting to work. The backpack, designed with comfort in mind, is endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association for its padded-back panel and lumbar-support panel.

Cold-brew coffee maker

Airtight Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker: available at Amazon

Your brother-in-law will appreciate a cold-brew coffee, especially on a hot summer day. The drink is refreshing, less acidic and smoother in taste than traditional-hot brewing. The coffee maker, made with stainless steel, glass and food-grade BPA-free silicone, features an easy-access handle, airtight seal and the perfect size to fit on a refrigerator shelf.

Music on the go

Bang & Olufsen Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker: available at Amazon

For the brother-in-law who loves music, the Bang & Olufsen speaker offers a portable device he can take anywhere. The IP 67 dustproof and waterproof rating means it is resistant to rain, swimming-pool splashes and even total immersion up to a depth of one meter for 30 minutes. The long-life battery provides up to 18 hours of high-fidelity sound at typical listening volumes.

Best BBQ tool set

Cuisinart Deluxe Grill Set: available at Amazon

For the brother-in-law who loves to spend Sunday afternoon tending to the BBQ, the Cuisinart Deluxe Grill Set includes 20 pieces to help the outdoor chef grill the perfect steak or juicy burger. The stainless-steel set consists of a perforated spatula with a serrated edge for cutting, a silicone-basting brush, five skewers, corn holders, tongs and a digital-temperature fork with a built-in alarm to avoid overcooking that expensive filet mignon.

Personal water filter for emergencies

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter: available at Amazon

For the brother-in-law who loves an outdoor adventure, the LifeStraw water filter is an essential emergency-preparedness accessory. Weighing a mere 2 ounces, the device, with a capacity of 1,000 gallons, filters more than 99.9% of all bacteria, including Salmonella and E. coli and parasites, including Cryptosporidium and Giardia.  It also removes microplastics, dirt, sand and water cloudiness.

Elegant leather shave kit for travel

Large Leather Toiletry Bag: available at Amazon

If you are looking for a toiletry bag that will last a lifetime, this 100% vintage water-buffalo leather kit is very cool. The leather is soft and thicker than other kits and it’s large enough for what your brother-in-law will need to bring when he travels. There are several compartments that have a water-resistant lining and the opening is wide for easy access.   

An adventure guide to inspire

“The Bucket List: 1,000 Adventures Big & Small”: available at Amazon

For a brother-in-law who is adventurous, “The Bucket List” unveils 1,000 enticing journeys spanning every continent. The unique guide will inspire him to seek out once-in-a-lifetime experiences he will treasure forever. Every chapter features geographically-unique ideas and activities suitable for any itinerary. It includes over 300 amazing photos and descriptions of the best monuments, museums, beaches, mountains, islands, inns and restaurants.

Jeffrey Harper is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money.

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