W&D Gift Guide: For Your (Ambitious) Brother


There are a lot of things to love about being the older sister. For one, you’ve got the upper hand when it comes to being in charge when your parents left the house. You could also convince your younger siblings you were intensely cool when everyone your age could clearly see otherwise. Also, I didn’t have to fight anyone for the car or the remote or the last waffle in the freezer. My little brother was a champ throughout all the trials and tribulations brought on by having two older, hormonal sisters. We’d like to think we had some part in raising one of the kindest people we both know.


While my little brother is no longer little, he’s still the optimistic, energetic, headstrong kid I remember. What he has gained with age is merging kindness into his managerial style, giving him the unique ability to motivate people to not only do their job, but do it with pleasure. It’s a trait I envy along with his innate ability to look at the bright side when I’m struggling to get out of bed in the morning.


Now in his early twenties, my brother is looking towards what’s next. I personally remember my early twenties as a strange in-between phase; you’re a grown up but don’t quite feel like it yet. It can be uncomfortable at times, but as someone who finally feels as if she’s “all grown up”, I look back fondly at those years as the time when I had a world of seemingly endless possibilities on how I wanted to shape my life. For him, it means going back to school to get his MBA. He’s the first of his siblings to get a master’s degree and he’s doing it while working a full-time job. I can’t imagine how hard it’s been, especially considering he’s putting in night shifts here and there. So when HP reached out to see if we wanted to partner with them on their campaign #ReinventGiving, my brother was the first (and only) person on my list. 


I’m a firm believer that every new project should begin with a clean notebook and a fresh pen. I like to think of the HP Spectre x 360 as that crisp, fresh notebook that will do more for my brother as he completes his school work. In this same spirit of giving, we are proud to be partnering with HP in an on-going sweepstakes this holiday season. To enter, head on over to Instagram, and comment #ReinventGivingSweepstakes on today’s post. See below for complete entry details. Get into the holiday spirit with HP’s #ReinventGiving video and the gift guide below. 

We’ve pulled together a gift guide with my incredibly ambitious brother in mind, and inspired by what he will need for this next chapter in his life.


W&D Gifts for Brothers

HP Spectre x 360: It’s lightweight, has a great battery life, and is easy to use. Perfect for grad students getting ready to turn the next page in their careers.

Business Cards from Moo: For networking and such.

Reusable Tall Boy Can: Good for the environment. Great for parties.

North Cap for Askov Finlayson: In Cub’s colors, of course.

Wooden Coffee Scoops from The Citizenry: For late night studying.

Pizza Oven: Just because you’re back in college doesn’t mean you need to eat like a college student.

Rumpl Puffy Blanket: For drafty winters and long studying sessions.

Tile Wallet Card: Because stuff gets lost.

Penfield Fleece: The only throw-it-on-and-go piece he’ll need.

Bedside Organizer: To keep magazines, notebooks, and papers near by when an idea strikes late at night.

A Grown-up Computer Bag: One that will go with you from school into the office after graduation.

A sweater that reminds him of the one his mom use to knit: for nostalgia sake.

Bourbon Decanter: For celebrating achievements and benchmarks big and small.

Traveling Coffee Kit: Because you never know when you’ll need a cup of Joe.

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