Both my brothers are between 18 â€“ 25 years old. While shopping for my parents and grandparents seems like an impossible challenge,Â shopping for my brothers is actually fun â€“ it just takes a bit of creativity!
Even just 5 years ago, I would have suggested a CD or DVD (and 10 years ago a gift card from Blockbuster), but those days are in the past.
Here are a few thoughts:
- A gift card: you can choose this one only if you have brainstormed ideas for 30 minutes and canâ€™t think of anything. Then, if youâ€™re completely stuck, Iâ€™d suggest either a gift card at Amazon.ca or The Bay â€“ and let him choose his own gift.
- A pocketknife: everyone needs a pocketknife. Itâ€™s useful for everything: food packages, camping trips, loose string on a coat. I once watched a guy use his knife to loosen the screws on a chair and free a little girl who got herself stuck â€“ receive a gift, be a hero.
- A t-shirt or a hat for their favourite sports team: Amazon.ca has it all now. Blue Jays? Whitecaps? Canucks? BC Lions? Or do they go for the â€œbeautiful gameâ€ â€“ Manchester United or the Real Madrid?
- A grill or skillet: You can make all his friends jealous and encourage him to cook his girlfriend dinner at the same time. The Bay has some great options, no matter your price range.
- Ask him to create a Wishlist: Your best option is to ask him to jump onto â€œAll I Wish Isâ€ and create his own list for you. This will remove the awkwardness of giving him something he already has.