Post # 1
I have my brother as a GM & I’m struggling for gift ideas!
Budget is approx $100 but can be swayed should the gift be amazing…
He is not materialistic at ALL
Doesn’t wear watches
Not interested in alcohol (beer + wine)
I liked the idea of a wallet, FI doesn’t – says it’s too ‘birthday-ie’
A Go Pro was an idea but he flat out told me he doesn’t want it
Would prefer ‘something’ over an experience so he can have over time
He will be a newlywed
And will be inbetween HM’s – heading to Hawaii the next day
And already giving him a sentimental gift which would be a pic of both of us…
And ideas?? Please??
Post # 3
@Nic01: They are going to have a lot of wedding and honeymoon pictures. What about getting them a photobook? (Or rather, I will create you a photobook or a giftcertificate for the company) for their honeymoon(s?) and wedding images. If they would rather hang the pictures maybe some really nice frame sets. Also he doesn’t wear watches in everyday life but a really nice waterproof/indestrutable watch is great to have in a place like hawaii where the day can be split between a hike on a volcano and the beach. You could also do a cordless charger if he is really in to his smartphone or something they could use on the plane ride like two (because one for his wife would be nice if you can) sets of nice headphones
Post # 4
@Nic01: A pair of Ray Bans or Aviators he can take on his honeymoon?
Post # 5
@julies1949: he’s only just been gifted (by the wife to be) a pair of prada sunnies which he loves!
Post # 6
@Nic01: Have you asked his FI if she has any ideas? I know you said a gift, not an experience, but you could arrange a dinner for them in Hawaii, an upgrade for them on the plane, a limo to and from the airport in Hawaii?
Post # 7
@excitedtobeMRSF: HM pics / photobook – this is asweet idea but i wanted to give him ‘something’ on the day.. they are getting a professional wedding book
Picture frames are lovely, but it’s of a ‘homely’ gift & not so much for HIM
He doesn’t wear watches AT ALL. I’ve always wondered whether he can even tell the time!!
Keep the ideas coming…..!
Post # 8
@julies1949: Ok – i have to come clean – truth be told FSIL & I aren’t on the best of terms so would prefer not to have to go to her. BUT will swallow my pride for the sake of my brother.
Have txted him & asked which travel agency he’s booked the HM through to see whether any of it is a possibility. I’m expecting that he has no idea & that she has organised every last detail.
I also know that he needs carry on luggage but i’d only be able to buy 1 piece of carry on & that would be a bit weird….
Post # 9
Cuff links- either customized or his fave sports team? They are more of a luxury/ special gift item that he will have for years.
Post # 10
@Nic01: 1 piece of carry on would be a perfect gift. It doesn’t necessarily even have to match his other luggage. If he has started a luggage set, you could get him the carry on to match.
Does he need a new Dopp kit? One with a hook is great because he can hang it up.
Tumi makes this one for just a little over $100
Post # 11
@Nic01: Does he have any hobbies that you are aware of? If he enjoys cooking, you can always get him something useful but cool, like a set of good quality chopping knives (gave a set of 3 Japanese cooking knives to my fiance for his birthday and he loves them – says he feels like a ninja every time he uses them)!
I don’t think you can go wrong with a gift voucher as well – as long as it’s a thoughtful one from a shop you know he would want to get himself something from, not just some ‘all-rounder’ voucher to the entire mall.
Is he a camper? Does he play a sport/have a favourite team? I’m sure you’ll think of something…
Post # 12
You could buy him a share or shares of stock in something that he is interested in or cares about.
If he is a golfer? You can get him a share in Callaway.
Does he ride a bike? Harley
Does he have a favorite candy? Tootsie Roll
Post # 13
@Nic01: we are getting out groomsmen LLBean duffle bags and filling them with personal things. Like my brother likes the rangers so we are putting in a rangers shirt
Post # 14
I gave my brother a stainless steel swiss army knife with his initials engraved on it. He loved it. I think it was around $70 or so. I ordered from Oregon Knife Shop after googling different options. Good luck!
Post # 15
What about an iPad? Does he already have one?
Post # 16
i think pps came up with some nice ideas already…
here are some more…
Some technical gadget? like boxes for the ipod/iphone, a cover or a keyboard for an ipad, good quality headphones, something for a camera (tripod, case…), kindle etc.
does he have a favorite author? maybe some signed book…
does he like music? maybe some vinyl…