Christmas gift guide 2020: what to buy your brother this year
18 December 2020, 10:00 | Updated: 18 December 2020, 10:02
All the best gifts your brother will love this Christmas: including tech, clothes, alcohol and socks that you can buy online.
Christmas 2020 is just around the corner, and - while the festive period will look very different for us all this year - that doesn't mean you can't still treat your nearest and dearest.
With the country in lockdown for much of the run-up to the big day, many of us will be doing the bulk of our Christmas shopping on the internet.
And if you're wondering what to buy your brother this year, we've picked out the best gifts you can buy online for 2020.
Sustainable loungewear from Pangaia
The sustainable clothing market has skyrocketed this year, and there's now no better time to buy a gift for any ethically-conscious man in your life.
As loungewear is having a huge moment right now (for obvious reasons...), we recommend Pangaia - a hugely popular brand that you'll likely have seen all over your Instagram feed.
Their hoodies are made from recycled cotton, and all are made using environmentally-friendly dye.
Price: £116 for a lightweight hoodie
Sustainable socks from Critically Endangered Socks
You can also treat your brother to a sustainable version of the ever-popular Christmas present of socks!
Critically Endangered Socks support endangered animals, and the socks themselves are made from beautifully soft blend of bamboo and cotton.
Price: £12 for one pair
The Mola N3 Dash Cam
With the number of cars increasing, dash cams are becoming a new favourite gadget for drivers.
The Mola N3 DDPAI N3 is a brand new ultra HD dashcam, offering protection when driving with its built-in GPS that can monitor the speed and location of the vehicle. The box comes with all you need to set it up, with the option to hardwire the camera into your vehicle for 24-hour protection even when parked up.
It's the perfect gift for your car-loving brother to give them that added peace of mind.
Oral B Genius X electric toothbrush
This incredible brush not only gives you a great clean, but also comes complete with Artificial Intelligence - that tracks both where you're brushing and where you need to brush more.
The Oral B app will then give you personal feedback to help you improve your brushing habits. Think of it like a toothbrushing personal trainer - it's just perfect for any tech-loving brother.
Nest Audio from Google
The Nest Audio is a brand-new speaker that not only has incredible sound, but also a stereo capability that allows you to connect it with other Nest Speakers to create a home speaker system and surround sound.
Google Assistant is also integrated into the handy device.
Google Nest Hub Max
If you're looking for a bigger present for the family to all chip in for, this smart device has a multitude of features for your tech loving brother.
With a large HD display and excellent quality speakers, they can watch Netflix, follow recipe instructions and even see who is at the front door (with a Nest Hello). They'll be able to set reminders, see traffic before they set off on their commute or ask Google to 'Play Heart Xmas' if they're still in the festive mood.
Soho Black turntable
This incredible (and very affordable!) turntable from HMV has built in Built-in high quality twin stereo speakers perfect for playing your favourite vinyls.
It comes in a stylish briefcase design, and is lightweight, easy to use, and available in a range of colours.
Stylish AVITA LIBER V R3 Notebook
If you're looking at the higher end of your budget to really surprise your brother this year, or even a joint present option, then treat him to this brand new Avita Liber V R3/R5 14” Windows Notebook.
If he's spending more time at home either working or gaming, then he'll definitely get fantastic use out this laptop.
With it's HD webcam, lightweight design and wide-screen display, it's the perfect accompaniment to working from home and spending the day jumping between video calls. Whilst the AMD Ryzen™ 3 3200U (R3) and AMD Ryzen™ 5 3500U (R5) processors, and the Radeon Vega 3 (R3) and Vega 8 (R5) graphics chips provide it with optimimum speed and graphics for the gamer in the family.
If you're looking for more of a stocking filler for your gaming brother then it doesn't get much more nostalgic than this incredible Playstation mug from HMV - which will have any brother happily reliving his Crash Bandicoot and Spyro days over his morning coffee.
Personalised bag from Treasure Gifts
Personalised bags are a hugely popular Christmas present, and these from Treasure Gifts are both stylish and affordable.
We love their classic black leather-look gym and toiletries bags, which you can order adorned with his initials.
Price: £16 for a toiletries bag / £50 for a gym bag
12 Days of Christmas Beer Box from Greene King
For a beer-loving brother, it really doesn't get much better than this incredible gift from Greene King.
Each gift box comes complete with one of each of Greene King's most popular beers, including Old Crafty Hen, Abbot Ale and Ice Breaker.
If your brother loves decorating his room with plants but struggles to keep them alive longer than a few weeks, you can bet that he'll love a gift from Pointless Plants.
They have a range called 'Pretty Hard to Kill Plants', which feature a number of low maintenance offerings that require very little effort to keep in good condition.
Price: from £6.99
Digits Touchscreen Gloves from Moshi.com
As the winter months settle in, these handy gloves will allow the wearer to keep warm and easily be able to use their smartphone.
Barry's Cactus Club Mini Plant Subscription Box
Plant subscription services are having a real moment right now - and this one from Barry's Cactus Club will deliver a succulent to your home each month.
What's more, the potted plants are very difficult to kill, so they are perfect for anyone.
Price: £15 a month
Lynx Spray & Socks Collection Gift Set
Christmas presents don't get much more classic than Lynx gift sets and socks - so why not marry the two together with this handy little set?
The country is in lockdown, many of us will be rediscovering our favourite board games for some nostalgic fun family time.
Some family favourites - like Cluedo and Monopoly - have had a modern makeover, with the former coming with an entirely new 'Liars Edition', and the latter a 'Sore Losers' version.
If you want to keep things simple, you could always give the age-old gift of alcohol - and this bottle of Roku gin is conveniently sold online at a number of supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrison's, Asda and Waitrose.
Highland Park Whiskey
If you fancy splashing out on your brother, you can bet he'll absolutely love a bottle of this bottle of Highland Park Whiskey.
Sockshop 25 days of socks
If you fancy treating your brother to an early Christmas present, he'll love this advent calendar from Sockshop - which comes with a whopping 25 pairs.
Simba weighted blanket
Weighted blankets are quickly becoming a must-buy for anyone wanting to improve their sleep, and we love this one from Simba.
Described as like a 'full body hug', the blanket can help the users get a better and deeper night's rest.
Cycling must-haves by Rapha
Rapha's Commuter Jacket is the definitive jacket for any cyclist, made from a lightweight fabric with a hydrophobic membrane.
In a range of colours, this breathable jacket is the perfect gift to keep your brother comfortable and safe on his bike.
If he needs a bag for travelling to and from work on his bike, the Rapha Roll Top Bag is a must-have.
The bag is designed with comfort and safety in mind, and has been flooded with rave reviews.
Rapha's Commuter Jacket Price: £100
Rapha Roll Top Bag Price: £100
Signature Brew X The Darkness’ Christmas beer
Everyone knows that The Darkness created one of the best Christmas songs of all time, and the band has now collaborated with Signature Brew to create a festive bitter that's a perfect gift for any brother.
It takes its name - Bells End - from the song Christmastime (Don’t Let The Bells End), and is available to buy online now.
Price: £3.25 per can
Pocket Memories is a brand-new app that uses AI technology to create a personalised photo book service, allowing the user to creative designs in a matter of minutes - a perfect sentimental gift this Christmas.
Price: from £3.99
Eaten Alive will tantalise your brother's tastebuds and promote good gut health.
Each 150ml bottle is priced from just £3.99, and their seven different flavours are guaranteed to liven up the festive season.
Choose between Lime & Jalapeno, Kimchi Hot Sauce, Smoked Sriracha, and only for the brave... Scotch Bonnet.
They are all brimming with good bacteria, additive free, completely raw and vegan.
Pizza Punks Party in a Box
Pizza Punks' Christmas party box for two includes everything your brother needs to create their perfect punked up pizzas at home.
The kit includes two 48-hour proofed San Franciscan sourdough, San Marzano Tomato, Basil & Garlic Sauce, mozzarella and a choice of four toppings (from a cool selection of 25, including seasonal must haves).
The party-starter kit also features killer in-house cocktails and a riotous punked-up Christmas playlist that can be downloaded straight from the pizza box (and instructions for making the pizza).
Nokia 8.3 5G
Indulge your brother's James Bond fantasies by giving him a phone used by 007 himself.
The Nokia 8.3 5G features in the upcoming instalment of the super spy franchise, No Time To Die, and has a Quad-lens camera to capture 4K video, plus features such as Action Cam Mode to capture moving shots and ZEISS Cinema Capture to take professional looking photos and videos.
He'll be able to admire his incredible pics and videos on the handset's massive 6.81” display. RRP £499.