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63 Gifts for Your Sister, a.k.a. Your Ride or Die

May she remember that when you "borrow" this gift.

gifts for sisters
Design by Susanna Hayward

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.

A Tiny Christmas Tree
SoHo Ho Ho!
Farmgirl Flowers farmgirlflowers.com

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.

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A Vegan Candle
yasaf, lit yasaflit.com

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. 

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A Planner
To-Do Planner - Junk Drawer
ban.do bando.com

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.

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A Pair of Roller Skates
Quad Skate in Pink
Impala impalarollerskates.com

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.

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A Dog DNA Kit
3.0 Breed Identification Dog DNA Test Kit
Wisdom Panel petco.com

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.

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A Mug
Female Form 12 oz Mug
Urban Outfitters urbanoutfitters.com

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.

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A Set of Four Ornaments
Vintage-Inspired Food Ornaments
Cody Foster food52.com

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.

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A Cozy Robe
CozyChic Unisex Robe
Barefoot Dreams nordstrom.com

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.

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A Harry Potter Advent Calendar
Harry Potter Hogwarts Crest 15 Days of Socks Advent Calendar
Harry Potter target.com

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!

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Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
Clarkson Potter amazon.com

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. 

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A Calligraphy Set
Art Studio Calligraphy Set
Spicebox https://tjmaxx.tjx.com/

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.

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Brenda Bloom
The Bouqs Co. bouqs.com

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

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A Pair of Cashmere Socks
Classic Cashmere Socks
Garnett Hill garnethill.com

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.

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A Wine Holder
Mango Wood Cross Hatch Wine Rack
Urban Outfitters urbanoutfitters.com

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. 

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A Tiger King Puzzle
Cuddly Joe Exotic 1000 Piece Puzzle
Mighty Mojo amazon.com

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.

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A Haircare Kit
Merry Multi-Masking Kit ft. Don’t Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Honey Bear Hair Mask
Briogeo sephora.com

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.

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A Locket Necklace
Gold Moonstone Square Locket Rope Necklace
Missoma missoma.com

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.

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An Apple Watch Band
Bandana-Print Band for Apple Watch®
Tory Burch toryburch.com

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.

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A Carry-All Pouch
Leather Essentials Pouch
Mark Cross markcross.com

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.

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A Heated Slipper
Smoko Heated Snoopy Slipper
Smoko urbanoutfitters.com

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.

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A Turtleneck Sweater
Women Merino Wool Turtleneck Sweater
Uniqlo uniqlo.com

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.

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A Cold Brew Maker
Airtight Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker and Tea Infuser with Spout - 1.0L / 34oz Ovalware RJ3 Brewing Glass Carafe with Removable Stainless Steel Filter
Ovalware amazon.com

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.

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A Coffee Table Book
Proenza Schouler 2020 New York
Proenza Schouler proenzaschouler.com

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.

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A Snowboard
Family Tree Hometown Hero Camber Splitboard
Burton burton.com

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!)

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A Phone Holder Microphone
Karaoke Microphone
Urban Outfitters urbanoutfitters.com

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. 

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A Fuzzy Scarf
Connie Scarf
Tanya Taylor tanyataylor.com

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.

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Colorful Bracelets
Color Therapy The Big Set
Roxanne Assoulin roxanneassoulin.com

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.  

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A Pair of Vase Bookends
Face Bookend Vase by Justina Blakeney
Jungalow jungalow.com

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.

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A Gold Ring
Charlotte Bold Ring
Mejuri mejuri.com

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. 

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A Clay Mask
Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
Innisfree amazon.com

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.

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A Card Game
CultureTags Card Game
Culture Brands target.com

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.

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A Pretty Cooking Pan
Always Pan
Our Place fromourplace.com

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.

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A Pair of Brown Boots
Stuart Weitzman stuartweitzman.com

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.

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A Coffee Table Book
Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series
Goodee goodeeworld.com

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. 

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The Perfect Weekender
Le Pliage Club Tote
Longchamp nordstrom.com

This Longchamp bag is a great alternative to your traditional duffle bag and a better space-saving toting piece because it can be folded down into a compact rectangle. I've personally used this bag as a weekender and as a carry-on for souvenirs from abroad.

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A Motivating Sweatshirt
Phenomenally Soft Crewneck Sweatshirt
Phenomenal Woman phenomenalwoman.us

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.

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A Trio of Candles
Kush Candle Variety Pack
Boy Smells boysmells.com

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.

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Ankle Weights for Women
10lbs Adjustable Ankle Weights for Women
Henkelion amazon.com
$22.94 (15% off)

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. 

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A Cleaning Set
The Routine Clean
Blueland blueland.com

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.

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A Birthstone Necklace
Birthstone Pendant Necklace
Swarovski swarovski.com

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.

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A Casual Jumpsuit
Featherweight Romp Around Jumpsuit
Beyond Yoga

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.

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A Wellness Set
Superfood Latte Sampler
Golde golde.co

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.

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A Luxury Handbag
Mini Antigona Bag in Grained Leather
Givenchy givenchy.com

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.

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A Matte Finish Lipstick
Lip Souffle Matte Cream Lipstick
Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez sephora.com

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. 

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A Compostable Dinner Plate Set
Bamboo Dinner Plate Set in Fragments
Bando bando.com

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.

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A Pair of Sandals
Elouise Slip-On Sandal
Kate Spade New York katespade.com

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.

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A Fortune Cookie Necklace
Mini Fortune Cookie Pendant
Fortune and Frame fortuneandframe.com

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.

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A Beginner's Knitting Set
Dragonfly Blanket Knitting Kit
We Are Knitters weareknitters.com

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.

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A Pattern Vase
Hand-Painted Black and Beige Ceramic Bottle
HomeRoots lowes.com

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.

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A Bulldog Patch
Anniversary Patch in Collaboration with Fort Lonesome
Brandon Maxwell brandonmaxwellonline.com

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.

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A Beanie
Cozy Up Color Block Pom Beanie
Collection XIIX freepeople.com

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.

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A Wireless Charger
Portable Charger in Dusty Rose
Courant Revolve

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? 

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Custom Dog Portrait
Customized Pet Pop Art Portrait
MarionDeLauzun Etsy

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!

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Gold Face Mask
Nano Gold Repair Collagen Face Mask

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.

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A Puffy Coat
Puffer Jacket
TNA Aritzia

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.

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A Pack of Pens
A 20-Pack of Colorful Pens
$13.45 (39% off)

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.) 

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