What to buy your brother for Christmas 2019 - from affordable turntables to wireless headphones

8 November 2019, 10:06

What to get your brother for Christmas 2019
What to get your brother for Christmas 2019. Picture: Getty/Jameson/House of Marley

All the best tech, gadgets, excursions and gift sets your brother will love this Christmas

It's finally November, which means it's now officially time to get excited about Christmas (as well as listen to non-stop festive bangers on Heart Extra, obviously) - and it's never too early to make a dent in your shopping list.

Seeking out gifts for family members if often equal parts exciting and stressful - so, to help you ease the latter, we've rounded up our best picks of gifts your brother will love.

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STIR IT UP Turntable - House of Marley - £179.99

Stir It Up Turntable - House of Marley
Stir It Up Turntable - House of Marley. Picture: House of Marley

We may live in an age of Spotify and streaming, but retro turntables are firmly back in the picture - and they're a must-have for any music lover.

The downside of a good quality record-player, though, is that they're often pretty pricey - but this one from House of Marley is the best of both worlds.

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Its exceptionally high sound quality really is a rarity for its affordable price point - and, what's more, it's considerably more aesthetically-pleasing than many on the market.

The turntable takes barely any time at all to set up, and just requires a Bluetooth speaker for sound.

What's more, it's currently reduced from £199 to £179 *and* comes free with a Bob Marley vinyl - so snap it up quick!

Click here to buy.

Jam Live Loud Truly Wireless Earphones - £49.99

Live Loud Truly Wireless Earbuds
Live Loud Truly Wireless Earbuds. Picture: JAM

These very small yet very powerful earphones are an ideal gift for gym-lovers, as their tiny size and lack of wires means they're perfect for exercise (and they also won't fall out during hectic regimes). They have three hours of uninterrupted battery-life, and their carrying case holds an added nine - meaning you can get 12 hours between charges.

Click here to buy.

Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition - £27

Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition
Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition. Picture: Jameson

Can't decide whether to buy you brother whiskey or beer for Christmas? Well, luckily you can now combine the two this Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition - a Christmas miracle!

Click here to buy.

DDJ-200 - £139

DDJ-200. Picture: DDJ

If your brother the kind of annoying guy who hogs the Spotify playlist at every party and won't let anyone else get a look in, then this smart DJ controller could well be the perfect gift.

It was designed with beginners in mind, and is an easy (and affordable - some mixers can cost thousands!) way to learn to mix.

Click here to buy.

Simply neutral 3-pair gift - London Sock Co- £36

Simply Neutral 3-Pair Gift
Simply Neutral 3-Pair Gift. Picture: Men's Sock Co.

No male family-member Christmas list is complete without socks, but why not go one step further and give your brother the gift of luxury footwear this year?

Click here to buy.

60 Minute Golf Lesson with a PGA professional - Virgin Experience Days - £65

60 minute Golf Lesson with a PGA Professional
60 minute Golf Lesson with a PGA Professional. Picture: Virgin Experiences

Whether he's a golf enthusiast or complete beginner, this experience day will have your bro teeing like a pro in no time.

Click here to buy.

Ted Baker Travel Tonic gift - £50

The Travel Tonic Gift Set
The Travel Tonic Gift Set. Picture: Ted Baker

An ideal gift for men on the go, as this fragrance's innovative metal flask is refillable.

Click here to buy.

Shaving Gel Gift Set - Gilette - £20.99


If you're at a loss to what your brother likes, it really is pretty difficult to go wrong with a shaving gift set - and this one from Gilette does the job perfectly.

Click here to buy.

Apple Air Pods - £159

Apple Air Pods
Apple Air Pods. Picture: Apple

There aren't many people who'd say no to a pair of Air Pods - so, if you're feeling particularly generous, why not splash out on these?

Click here to buy.

Samsung Galaxy Smart Watch - £35.00

Samsung Galaxy FIT E Smart Watch - White
Samsung Galaxy FIT E Smart Watch - White. Picture: Samsung

Smart Watches are slowly turning into a must-have for pretty much everyone - and this offering from Samsung is both lightweight and affordable.

Click here to buy.

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Subscription to health and fitness app Centr - £15.49 (for one month)

Centr is Chris Hemsworth's health and fitness app
Centr is Chris Hemsworth's health and fitness app. Picture: Centr

Gifting prepaid subscriptions is becoming more and more popular - and Centr - the health and fitness app from Chris Hemsworth - is sure to give your brother motivation to achieve his fitness goals.

Available from: the App Store for iPhone and Apple Watch or online at centr.com

Ancestry DNA Kit - £79.99

Ancestry DNA Kit
Ancestry DNA Kit. Picture: Ancestry

You'll likely have heard someone you know talking about DNA Kits. in just a few simple steps, the user can understand their genetic origins and find relatives they never knew existed - so an ideal gift for a family Christmas together.

Amazon gift card (various prices)

Amazon gift card
Amazon gift card. Picture: Amazon

Try as you might, some brothers are just unavoidable impossible to find the right present for. An Amazon gift card, in this case, is an ideal gift.

Click here to buy.


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