The Buro guide to: buying your brother a Christmas present
He may have pulled your hair and hidden your Barbie dolls, but blood is blood and you'll want to give him something that ensures you get something great in return for your birthday (see how we're thinking here?).
1. Givenchy Gentlemen Only EDT, from $85 (for 50mL), myer.com.au
Scent is one of the (many) areas in which young men need guidance. It's never too early to begin this education process and this elegant blend of pink pepper, nutmeg and vetiver is youthful and lively.
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2. PlayStation Plus 12-month Membership, $69.95, au.playstation.com
This is one of those phrases that will probably mean little to you - like "amazing new death metal band" - but this will make his eyes light up like it was, um, Christmas. This works kinda like Netflix except you get 1GB of cloud storage, discounts on new games, two games a month, the ability to face off against multi-players online and the facility to share titles with friends (even if they don't own the software). Okay, you glazed over like a Krispy Kreme way back. But trust us, he will love it.
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3. Shinola Men's Cassius Clay Sweatshirt, US$180, shinola.com
A way more stylish alternative to that Tap Out T-shirt he just can't seem to live without, this classic sporty item from a heritage brand will get better with age and never go out of style. Team with chino for instant preppy style while still paying homage to the punchy arts.
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4. Rap Tees: A Collection Of Hip-Hop T-Shirts 1980-1999, $24.92, amazon.com
This book is a sneak peek into the collection of DJ Ross One and is testament to a clothing genre that is almost as well defined as the music it hails. There are 500 items lavishly catalogued here and it's a must for anyone who knows their Sugarhill Gang from their Run DMC.
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5. MVMT Watch, $US$95, mvmtwatches.com
Yes, we all know that you can tell the time from your phone, which is precisely why stylish men of all ages can stand out from the pack with an uber cool timepiece. You don't need to spend thousands, this minimalist marvel is a smidge over $100, includes free delivery and is a slick entrée to the world of wrist candy.
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6. Night Lightning Cable, US$39.99, fab.com
If he's into his tech - and few dudes aren't - chances are his space is a mess of cables. This stylish alternative features a weighted sailor's knot that keeps it in place and looks good to boot.
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