As someone who spent years teasing my brother for being skinny and awkward, I’m a little confused as to when he became more stylish than me. This true hipster could be a character straight out of “Portlandia,” and he somehow manages to make my wardrobe seem bland and passé. So what do you give the brother who thinks everything in stores was “so two months ago”?
Well, there’s actually an easy solution to that…. you guessed it, DIY. Since you’re making his gifts by hand, he really can’t complain about them being too mainstream, can he? Click the title of each gift to go to the source for more information and a how-to!
This DIY tablet case is perfect for when your brother is flicking through blogs on his iPad at a local coffee shop. Iron on his favorite pattern (maybe plaid?) so he can keep his iPad stylish and protected in his thrift shop messenger bag.
These DIY sneakers are SO easy to make – all you need are some plain canvas sneakers and fabric markers and paint! You can customize them however you want. I would personally either go with a simple geometric design or solid color blocks, or write lyrics from his favorite (indie) band. You can also spice it up by pairing it with whatever color laces you want!
It seems like every self-proclaimed hipster is also a self-proclaimed coffee aficionado. To make it even easier to fulfill his coffee addiction, you can make your own french press coffee maker by combining two ultimate hipster favorites: coffee AND mason jars. Win.
You already made your father this awesome DIY bow tie. But your brother needs to look snazzy too, and these suspenders are the hipster pick! You can choose any color so he can mix and match them with his multi-colored skinny jeans.
Looking for more inspiration? Tell him to add his own gifts to his wishlist on CheckedTwice.