Even when your sister takes your new Staud dress without asking, even when she roasts you in the family group chat, you still love her to pieces. Let's face it, you've had more showdowns than the Kardashian sisters, but you've always made up and she's forever your ride or die/plus one for any parties where you feel awkward going alone. Plus, she's the only one who truly understands how scary your parents were while you two were growing up. She's there for you 24/7 and truly, you can't imagine life without her. To honor that sibling bond, make the gifts you give this season feel special. Whether you're looking for something personalized, budget-friendly, trendy, or just plain cozy for your sister to unwrap and squeal with joy over, we've got you covered. Check out the 53 holiday, birthday, or "just because" gift ideas ahead.
For those spending Christmas apart this year, send your love and thoughts with this little spruce tree. The package comes with everything she'll need, from lights to the "snow," to set up a little holiday cheer in her studio apartment.
This phthalate and cruelty-free candle is made of a vegan blend of natural soy and coconut wax with a eco-friendly wooden wick. Once lit, the candle gives off notes of blood orange, plum honey, and spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. When you've used up the candle, the vessel can be repurposed.
You like to organize all your to-do lists on your iPhone while she prefers to write them down. You know then that she'll love this planner. It has 184 double-sided planner pages and 40 double-sided list pages for all her scheduling needs.
It's impossible not to fall in love with these colorful roller skates. It'll make a great gift for sisters of all ages and help her get her "steps" in for the day.
Surprise your sister with this DNA kit, so she can unpack the mystery, once and for all, of her favorite furry pal's breed. You'll also be the best auntie ever.
This female form mug is crafted from speckled ceramic and is great for those who don't want that cookie cutter kitchenware look. To make this gift feel a little more special, include her favorite blend of coffee or tea to sweeten the deal.
You both love to snack, so this fun ornament set is sure to be a hit. Every time she looks at one of these trinkets, she'll think back to all those memories you two share.
Make her feel like she's at a spa every day with this microfiber robe that won't ever shrink or pull. It's machine washable, too, which will make her already busy life so much easier.
You can always catch her watching Harry Potter reruns for the hundredth time. It makes complete sense then to gift her this Harry Potter advent sock calendar. She can rock the socks while watching half-blood prince again!
Who else recalls watching Ina Garten on the weekends cooking up a storm with their sibling? (Nope, just me?) Either way, if she is a fan of Ina Garten, she'll want Ina's newest cookbook, which features recipes such as outrageous garlic bread and pomegranate gimlets.
You were always slightly envious of her perfect penmanship growing up, so you know she will love this introduction to calligraphy set. For under $20, she can write you the prettiest notes and letters.
Gift her flowers that have a charitable mission. The Bouqs Co. collaborated with Bloom & Plume founder Maurice Harris to design this bouquet blend of purple alstroemeria and limonium with burgundy scabiosa for United with Flowers Collection. One hundred percent of the net profits will go towards Campaign Zero, supporting its mission to combat police brutality through data-informed policy solutions.
Whether you're looking for a stocking stuffer or something extra on the side of her main gift, you'll be glad you chose these cashmere socks. They come in multiple colors, so you could even buy her two pairs if your budget allows.
This mango wood wine holder will add some warm tones to her kitchen countertops. When gifting, throw in a bottle of her favorite wine too.
For the sister who binged Tiger King in one sitting, gift her this Joe Exotic puzzle piece. It's hilarious, and the 1,000 pieces will keep her busy for at least the whole weekend.
Treat her scalp to this hydration and restore kit from Briogeo. It works on all hair types and texture to address concerns such as dryness, split ends, and breakage. The masks are travel-size friendly too if you're going away for the holidays.
A pretty locket that actually opens and can contain a mini photograph of her favorite sibling a.k.a. you, maybe? The front has a cool rainbow moonstone while the chain itself is a rope design.
Your sis swears by her Apple Watch, so give her this band that's made of leather and has a graphic paisley pattern. That, coupled with the dark navy blue, will draw attention to her wrist in an elegant fashion.
Instead of stuffing her face mask back into her tote bag or jacket pocket, she can keep the mask clean and sanitary in this essentials pouch. The pouch can be attached to everything from her tote bag to keychain. In addition, with every purchase, Mark Cross will donate 10 percent of the sales to the Know Your Rights Camp COVID-19 Relief Fund.
This Snoopy-inspired slipper is so cute and heats up to ensure her feet will be warm 24/7. Get yourself a pair so you guys can match. Once your mom sees you both, she might want a pair too.
Your mom always told you guys to wear more layers growing up and while you guys might have rolled your eyes, she always turned out to be right. Follow mom's advice and gift yourself/your sister this layer-able turtleneck sweater for winter.
She easily spends more than $30 on coffee per week, which isn't great for her wallet. Good thing you can get her a cold brew machine (that's also a tea infuser!) that cost less than her trips to the coffee shop.
For the sister who loves all things fashion and lives in the Big Apple, gift her this beautiful coffee table book that comes in four different colors. The book features imagery from Proenza Schouler's spring 2021 collection and a love letter to New York. If she likes what she sees in book, she can pre-order the garments too.
Gift your snowboard-avid sibling a fresh board for her trips to the mountain. Though pricey, it's worth it to see the look on her face when she unwraps the present. (If you're really on a budget though, consider splitting the cost with other family members!)
She's always singing and dancing around. Support her hobby with this microphone that features a built-in phone holder, so she can belt out her favorite tunes. The wireless mic can even record her performance.
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 alpaca scarf is something to covet. This scarf is a vibrantly colorful option that your sister will be able to enjoy with any cold-weather ensemble.
If she needs more optimism and clarity in her life, gift her the yellow set. If she needs more harmony and simplicity, gift her the neutral bracelets. Warm colors may be energizing while cooler colors are more calming. Each bracelet set is meant to harness those colors' energies and pass them on to the wearer.
These vase bookends double as art pieces, which means they're great for your sis if she lives in a tiny city apartment where shelf space is a premium. They're unique, colorful, and add a pop of artsiness to any home.
Inspired by the classic Parisian Charlotte cake, the "Charlotte" collection will satisfy her hunger for new accessories. This ring, in particular, is our favorite because of the simple ridge design. It can be worn alone or stacked with other gold baubles.
For the sister with sensitive skin, gift her this gentle, but powerful, pore-cleaning clay mask from cult K-beauty brand Innisfree. It doesn't burn or dry out your skin, instead leaving your skin feeling smooth, fresh, and clean.
She loves collecting board games (and hosting game nights for the fam) so this card game is right up her alley. Described as "a game for people who love hashtags + the culture," it's sure to draw a lot of laughs and maybe even some fun banter from everyone at the table.
Whether she's an amateur cook or pro chef, she'll definitely appreciate and love this lavender colored does-it-all pan. It can braise, sear, steam, strain, sauté, fry, boil, serve, etc.
Your sister is the most stylish person you know and you're always raiding her closet for goodies. As a thank you for all the tops you "borrowed" and never returned, gift her a pair of timeless Stuart Weitzman boots that will make all her outfits ten times more chic. She'll instantly forgive you.
A beautiful book that showcases the work of artist Jacob Lawrence who created "a series of 60 small tempera paintings on the Great Migration, the decades-long mass movement of black Americans from the rural South to the urban North that began in 1915–16." This will be a coffee table book she'll actually read and hold close to her heart.
Remind your sis that there's nothing wrong with being ambitious and a go-getter. She can slip into this sweatshirt whenever she's feeling a little stressed or down at work to remind herself to always keep her head held high.
For the sister who likes to light up (candles that is...), she'll LOL at Boy Smells kush candle trio. They're landlord and next door neighbor-approved too.
Upgrade her at-home workouts with a pair of ankle weights. This particular pair has over 3,000 reviews on Amazon, comes in several fun colors, and receives 4.5 stars. The adjustable weights are made of breathable"mercerized cotton" and designed for using on both ankles and wrists.
Growing up, her room was the tidy one while yours was a mess. To honor her Monica Geller-esque tidying habit, give her this eco-friendly cleaning set. She'll have everything she needs to keep her place spotless.
She loves sentimental gifts, which means she'll appreciate this birthstone necklace. The minimalist piece can be worn every day or layered with her other jewels when she wants to make a statement.
She loves working out and only wears athelsiure, so this one-piece from Beyond Yoga will keep her fitness-loving self content and comfortable. She can wear it as is or layer it with a denim jacket and white sneakers.
Whenever you talk to your sis, she's always recommending a new health trend or trying to get you on board with her wellness initiatives. Surprise her, then, with this travel-friendly pack of three superfood lattes. You just might end up getting a set for yourself too.
You want to splurge a little on your sis this year, so give her one of Givenchy's iconic Antigona bags. This accessory will last for seasons to come and make her feel like the fanciest person in the room.
Any beauty junky will love to test drive Selena Gomez's makeup products from her beauty line. Start with this weightless air-whipped lipstick that has a matte finish and comes in multiple wearable hues. The beauty product makes for a great stocking stuffer too.
This set of four bamboo dinner plates are made from bamboo fiber and cornstarch, finished off with a bright pattern to liven up any dining table during meal times. Another plus? They're 100 percent biodegradable.
The holidays is one of the rare times you should over indulge your sister in her obsessions, namely her love for shoes. Give her this cute, easy-to-wear slip-on sandal and depending on where she lives, she can either rock it the next day or save it for her tropical vacation.
Raise your hand if you love cracking open fortune cookies and reading them out loud. Now you can get this fortune cookie-inspired necklace and wear it around your neck 24/7. With this on, your sis will have all her wishes come true.
For anyone who wants to take up knitting, We Are Knitters makes the easiest-to-follow-along sets. Start her off with a blanket before advancing to something a little more complicated like a sweater.
I'm loving the Jason Wu x Loews collab in the home decor arena, especially this pattern vase. It's tall enough to stick pampas grass or your favorite faux twigs in and can be displayed just about anywhere in your home.
A pup patch that will add some whimsy and fun to her canvas tote bag or denim jacket. This design was done in collaboration with Fort Lonesome, an Austin, Texas-based company.
If she lives somewhere cold, she'll definitely need a beanie for winter. Give her this chunky knit fabrication with an exaggerated pom-pom. And, you'll still have room in the budget to get her something else if needed.
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 two phones, so you’ll be able to share it (sans fighting!) next time you spend a full day out and about together. Did I mention it's made from Italian pebble-grain leather?
If she’s the type to love all dogs yet 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 3-5 days after purchase, so you still have enough time before Christmas if you order soon!
For the sis who doesn’t nearly treat herself to as much self-care as she deserves, gift her a gold face mask so she can enjoy an at-home spa day. This collagen mask from female-founded skincare brand KNESKO helps to reduce redness, hydrate, lift, and firm.
Aritzia’s Super Puff winter coat has become an iconic cold-weather staple sported by Ariana Grande, Kendall Jenner, and fashion editors all over New York City. Available in a wide range of colors and finishes (think: matte, high gloss, iridescent, and neon), it’s a gift that’ll keep her warm and stylish for many winters to come.
This set of colorful pens is well-suited for organized list-making types and lifelong doodlers alike. As someone who identifies as the latter, I'm obsessed with these Staedtler Triplus beauties for drawing fine lines. (I had a month-long phase where I wondered if my life calling was to become a part-time calligrapher.)