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35 Gifts for Your Sister Because No Matter What, She's Still Your BFF

May she remember that when you "borrow" these.

Morgan McMullen

As the saying goes, "Life made us sisters, but love made us friends." Even when she takes your new Staud dress without asking and roasts you in the family group chat, you still love her to pieces. Ahead, 25 cute holiday gifts she'd never buy herself.

Texting Gloves
IL Caldo Amazon
$7.99 (69% off)

Spare her the tough decision of frozen fingers or not being able to use her phone with a pair of texting gloves that have over 500 glowing reviews on Amazon. Also, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you—these are really only $8.

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Lurex Turtleneck
Samsøe Samsøe Intermix

For the sister who loves fashion (or for the sister who could use a gentle nudge in the right direction), this wardrobe-elevating turtleneck from Danish brand Samsøe & Samsøe is the winning combination of versatile, flattering, and shimmery. 

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Boob Bathmat
Cold Picnic Need Supply

This no-slip bath mat from Cold Picnic will bring a provocative—but empowering—splash of décor to your sister’s bathroom. (On Christmas morning, your dad might be like, why tho, but your artsy sister will dig it!)

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Faux-Gold and Pearl Hoop Earrings
Shashi Shopbop

They say the best gifts are the ones you’d want for yourself. So, if you’re reading this, Sarah, want to let me borrow these hoops if I promise not to steal them forever?

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Year Pendant Necklace
Jonesy Wood Nordstrom

Available from 1969 to 2000, this gold-plated year pendant necklace is personalized and sentimental without feeling cheesy. It’ll bring an edgy flare to your sister’s jewelry layering game too.

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Sipski Shower Wine Glass Holder
Urban Outfitters

For the sister who enjoys the finer things in life, like spa time and wine from Trader Joe’s, gift her a faux-marble wine glass holder. Besides being hilarious, the holder will come in handy on those nights when having a glass of wine in the shower just feels…right. 

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Destination Art
Phaidon Need Supply

If your sis is a globetrotting culturati, this insider’s guide to public art installations all over the world will be un grand succès. A confection of a coffee table fixture, the Destination Art Book presents photos and information for over 500 modern and contemporary art installations, so it’ll be a great resource for planning your next road trip together.

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Andy Lizard-Effect Leather Tote
Staud Moda Operandi

Spacious enough to hold a small iPad and the book she can’t put down, this SS20 lizard-effect lewk from Staud will take your sister from brunch to date night...and everywhere in between. The bag features a removable shoulder strap, interior suede lining, and a drawstring pouch. 

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KODAK Luma 150 Pocket Projector
KODAK amazon.com

Give the sis who’s gone cordless a pocket-sized projector so she can enjoy Netflix and groufit nights projected onto her apartment’s wall. Offering 40”-80” displays, this pocket-sized projector connects to a PC, Mac, cable box, gaming console, or HDMI player.

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Psychoanalysis Candle
Bella Freud Matches Fashion

Your sister is the ultimate person to trust with all of the tea, so get her a candle that accurately depicts all of the exes you’ve talked about together. Beyond being a fun fixture for her mantelpiece, the scent is very pleasing with top notes of neroli and lilac flower on a base of cedar wood.

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"Bestie Worstie" Pillow
Jonathan Adler Shopbop

...Because she once ratted you out to your parents for eating your family’s ice-cream for breakfast. Yet, she’s still the only person in the world who knows you better than you know yourself.

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Large Ceramic Jug
Raawii Matches Fashion

Handcrafted in Portugal and dipped in glaze, this Scandinavian-chic ceramic jug will bring your sister’s minimalist daydreams from Pinterest straight to her dining room table. Available in five fabulous colors, the jug can be used to serve drinks, hold flowers, or provide major eye candy.

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Crystal Drop Earrings
Roxanne Assoulin Moda Operandi

Aptly named ‘Over the Top,’ this pair of clip-on crystal drop earrings seen all over the SS20 runways was made for the gal who isn’t afraid of the spotlight. If that’s your sister, these musky, pale yellow earrings will keep her trendy and sparkly going into spring.

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Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
Beats by Dre Apple

Whether she’s the mindful, zen type who enjoys meditative silence or the gal who always has the best playlists, the new Beats Solo Pro wireless headphones will make her want to rave in her own individual way. Among the coolest features? If you already have a pair of Solo Pro headphones, Beats headphones 5, or AirPods, you’ll be able to wirelessly share audio together by connecting your devices when they’re near each other.

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"Offline" Cozy Slippers
Soludos Shopbop

If she checks her work email at all hours of the day, these embroidered slippers (reading "offline" in fancy cursive) will be the chicest way to passively remind her to disconnect. If the hint somehow goes out the window, at least these will warm her frozen toes when she gets home from work and logs back online.

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Laveau Nylon Cat-Eye Sunglasses
Krewe Neiman Marcus

Because you’re her sister and know her sunglass face type better than she does, treat her to a pair of fabulous sunnies.

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Slick Wool Blend Wrap Coat
Cole Haan Signature Nordstrom

A long-lasting wrap coat under $300 doesn’t exis--. This merino wool blend coat features a timeless, flattering belted shape well suited for women on-the-go who do it all: work, hot dates, hungover grocery shopping, etc.

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Patent-Leather Ankle Boots
Prada Moda Operandi

Is there anything hotter than a pair of red patent leather Prada ankle boots? Worthy only of gracing the best sister ever (yours), she’ll treasure these funky, squared-toe beauties forever.

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Nude Lip Trio
Yves Saint Laurent Nordstrom

Gift the sister who taught you everything you know about makeup a game-changing and timeless nude lip set. Contents in this gorgeous leather makeup bag include three full-size lipsticks that can be worn alone or layered together for a variety of looks.

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Pipi Crocodile Leather Belt

Surprise her with a gorgeous leather belt that’ll subtly elevate all of her denim looks. It’s an under-$100 way to win Christmas.

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Leather Perfume
Malin + Goetz

Imagine the feeling of strolling through upstate New York on a crisp, sunny October day—Malin + Goetz' newest perfume, Leather, is the refinement of this in a beautifully packaged form. It'll evoke memories of exploring together and be a fast favorite. 

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Makeup Essentials with Travel Mascara

Chanel's travel-sized beauty set includes two glowing and shimmery blushes, six different eyeshadows, four different lip colors, two brushes, two sponges, and a mascara. It’s all the makeup she’ll ever need when she sets her OOO status.

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Air Force 1 '07 Sneakers
Nike Nordstrom

Nike’s Air Force 1 sneakers can be worn with just about anything and look cool. Just do it—you already know what size shoe your sister wears by heart.  

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Patchwork Oblong Scarf

As somebody who’s spent way too long searching for scarves that are soft, chic, and well-made this season, I'm telling you this AllSaints number is something to covet. Blending zebra and monochrome dogtooth for a look that feels like something Sienna Miller might wear, this scarf is a non-boring neutral that your sister will be able to enjoy with any cold-weather ensemble.

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Animal-Print Crossbody Bag
GANNI shopbop.com

If she’s a wild child at heart, gift an animal-print mini bag that’ll hold her wallet, keys, phone and lip gloss when she hits the town. 

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Customized Pet Pop Art Portrait
MarionDeLauzun etsy.com

If she’s the type to love all dogs and tolerate a select number of people, gift her a customized pop art portrait of her beloved pooch. Proofs from this popular Etsy vendor are available in 3-5 days after purchase, so you still have enough time before Christmas if you order soon!

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Slay 14K Yellow Gold Ring
Zoe Chicco saksfifthavenue.com

Gift her a dainty little reminder of how fabulous she is with this 14k ring from Zoë Chicco. It’s equal parts playful and subtle—a rare equilibrium to find when it comes to jewelry with empowering messaging.

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Courant Carry:1 Portable Charger in Dusty Rose
Courant revolve.com

Gift the sis who’s constantly on-the-go a wireless portable charger to ensure she never runs out of iPhone juice again. The game-changing tech accessory is capable of fully charging 2 phones at the same time too, so you’ll be able to *share* it (sans fighting!) next time you spend a full day out and about together. Also, did I mention it's made from Italian pebble-grain leather? 

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Tinted Age Repair Lip Treatment
Grown Alchemist amazon.com

Editor’s note: I rarely go a day without wearing this tinted lipstick ~with benefits~ because I love it that much. Made with organic ingredients, this tinted lip is designed to bring out each user’s natural color, while also aiding in hydration and stimulating lip volume.

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Nano Gold Repair Collagen Face Mask
KNESKO knesko.com

For the sis who doesn’t nearly treat herself to as much self-care as she deserves, gift a gold face mask so she can enjoy at-home spa day. This collagen mask from female-founded skincare brand KNESKO helps to reduce redness, hydrate, lift, and firm.

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