Buying gifts for your single brothers is tough. Trust me I know…I have three of them (although before you single ladies rush to befriend me, you should know that two of them have girlfriends this year). As a general rule, single brothers don’t sit around dreaming of pottery tea pots and vintage books. If they need something, they go out and buy it. Their “wish list” consists of expensive gadgets which you might not be able to afford.
Your job, as a sister, is to get them the things they don’t realize they need. Visit them at their bachelor pad, or sneak into their room if they still live at home, and poke around a bit. What’s missing?
Plants are a great way to decorate a manspace without it looking too feminine. Also, some plants act as air fresheners. Yes please!
2. Guest Towels
If your brother has his own place, he’ll most certainly have everything he needs, but does he have everything his guests might need?
Guys are often of a practical bent, buying only the most basic cosmetics for themselves. They often won’t splurge on the good-quality nice-smelling stuff, but if you pick some out for them they’ll appreciate it!
Sometimes, as a girl, you have a better sense of what colors and styles look great on him, and what’s missing from his wardrobe.
In my mind, books always work as a gift. Whatever your brother is interested in, get him a book on the subject. It might be a book about business, or a hiking guide. It might be a biography about one of his heroes, or a juicy mystery novel. Or, if he’s the kind of guy that doesn’t have time to read much, get him an audio book! He can read on his way to work.
Food is another thing that everyone appreciates, always. If your brother has a bachelor pad, cook him some meals or baked goods that can be popped in the freezer. He’ll appreciate it, and you’ll have saved some dough (no pun intended).
And finally, while we’re still on the food theme…
7. Kitchen gadgets
Take a peek at what your brother does and doesn’t have in his kitchen. Does he have a crock pot? A rice cooker? A George Foreman? Buy him one at Goodwill and show him how to use it. If he can use it to get food in his system faster, he’ll like it.
Note: I realize, reading back over this, that I may have stereotyped guys as smelly unfashionable folks who don’t enjoy cooking. Sorry! Not my intention! Etc. Brothers are great. And if they want to stereotype me right back and fix my car as a Christmas gift, I won’t complain!
Second note: This marks the first post of my Blogmas series. Get ready for a month of posts every other day!
Third note: In my last post, I talked about adding ads back into my posts. After some helpful feedback from you, I deleted about half of them. Thanks for your input!
Sorry for all the exclamation points!!! I always tend to overuse exclamation points when I’m hungry and tired of writing. I have a Christmas banquet to get to tonight, so I’m trying to hurry and finish this post, haha.
XD This is great! I can specifically “amen” high-quality meals and nice-smelling (but not too feminine!) hand soaps.
Oh goody. I’m looking forward to another series from you!
Looking forward to more posts in this blogmas series.
…” before you single girls rush to befriend me”… Sad but true! As I, with unmarried brothers, can attest to. I suppose some of it has to do with girls not asking guys out in Menno culture, so a more underhanded (and more acceptable) method is used. And in the end, I feel used by the method. Particularly, if and when I get dumped if things dont work out.
Looking forward to reading new posts regularly for a bit 🙂