30 Great Gifts for Your Sister (That She Would Never Dream of Returning)

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yellow and pink roller skates
Urban Outfitters

Sisters can be your best friends, your friendliest rivals, your biggest cheerleaders, and your confidantes—but finding the right gifts for sisters can be nearly impossible. Whether it's because your sisters (or sisters-in-law) mean so much to you or because gift ideas for women who already have everything are often challenging, you likely put an exorbitant amount of time into finding and fretting over the right present for your sister.

Fret no more: We've tracked down the best sister-approved gifts, whether it's her birthday, Christmas, just because, or another occasion. No matter your budget or your sister's personality, there's sure to be a gift to help show your sister how much she means to you.

Sculptos Wave Pillar Candle

Wave Pillar candles in blue, terra cotta, and cream
Sculptos/Etsy

For the sister who loves a little bold decor, these hand-poured beeswax and soy wax candles will make a statement wherever she chooses to place them.

Feel the Earth Breathe Hammock for Two

Pale blue hammock with leaf and tree pattern and a carry bag
ParksProject.us

Set your sister up for a little R&R (with a purpose!) with a Parks Project hammock. Made of 100% recycled polyester, the hammock has room for two and can handle up to 400 pounds. A portion of every purchase goes toward preserving our National Parks.

Swedish Lightweight Watering Can

Gray watering can with angled, diamond-like faceting
Food52

For your horticulturally inclined sister, this pretty faceted watering can will be a great upgrade for her watering duties. (And it's stylish enough to leave out as decor.)

Mini Sky Umbrella

Navy blue umbrella with a blue sky and clouds on the inside
Store.moma.org

Ensure she always has blue skies (even when the weather is inclement) with this charming and ultra-light umbrella that's made out of recycled post-consumer plastic bottles.

Zuri Dresses

Bold turquoise dress with orange pattern. A-line with three-quarter sleeves
Shopzuri.com

If your sister craves a little boldness in her wardrobe, these colorful (and super-comfy) dresses may be just the perfect gift. (Bonus: They have pockets!)

The bright textile patterns are designed by African artists, and each dress is ethically created in India or Africa, from farming the linen and cotton to the last button sewn on.

Catbird Friendship Bracelet

Catbird multi-string friendship bracelet with tiny rose gold pearls
Catbird NYC

If your sister is also your BFF, gift her this more sophisticated take on the old-school friendship bracelet, adorned with 14K rose gold beads. Catbird's jewelry is made in Brooklyn, using recycled gold and diamonds.

Art of Tea At Home Matcha Kit

Matcha cup, mixer, measure in a kit
Art of Tea

Help her make the ultimate matcha with Art of Tea's upgraded kit—including their signature whisk and handblown glass bowl for crafting.

Grievance Journal

Black grievance journal
Boredwalk

If zen's not exactly her cup of tea, this journal may be right up her alley, with plenty of pages for her to air what's bugging her, and prompts to encourage her to figure out exactly what's bothering her.

Rothy's Grape Stripe Wristlet

Purple bag with darker purple stripe and wrist handle
Rothy's

This cheerful carry-everywhere bag will be your sister's favorite go-to, whether she carries it as a clutch with her essentials or pops it into a larger tote when she needs to carry more. And Rothy's bags are manufactured of recycled plastic from plastic reclaimed from waterways and single-use plastic bottles, so this gift is spill- and dirtproof (and helps the planet, too).

Hunt a Killer Subscription

Papers, brochures, and other items for a murder mystery subscription box
Hunt a Killer

If you're looking for a gift for your sister who can't get enough of true crime podcasts, let her play detective with Hunt a Killer's stellar sets—you can opt for a bite-sized mystery with a short setup that can be solved in a single night, or spring for a season-long mystery that takes several monthly boxes for her to solve.

The After Pardy Wrap

Camel wool wrap with pompoms at the ends
Sh*tThatIKnit

This ultrasoft wrap of alpaca and merino wool is pull-resistant and makes a sweet and simple addition to everything from your sister's favorite cocktail dress to her coziest lounge-around ensemble.

Kombucha Bears 4-Piece Carrier

Four-pack of kombucha-flavored gummy bears in jars in a cardboard carton
Sugarfina

Give your sister a new way to indulge her kombucha passion with a four-pack of purely-for-adults kombucha gummies, in flavors like lemon-ginger, watermelon, mango, and pomegranate.

Pottery with a Purpose Flower Vase Kit

pottery flower vase kit
Pottery with a Purpose

Complete with a dried-flower bouquet, air-dry clay, and all the tools needed to make a handmade flower vase, the value of this DIY pottery kit is twofold: It's the gift of an experience and a soon-to-be-treasured home decor item. Plus, the woman-owned, sustainable brand gives a portion of its profits to mental wellness initiatives, so it's all in all a gift you can feel really good about.

C7skates Premium Quad Roller Skate

yellow roller skates
Urban Outfitters

Roller skates are officially back and they make for a great gift. For the sister who is always down for an adventure, this retro gift will give her a reason to take on a new and fun hobby.

Dusen Dusen Window Pillow

dusen dusen pillow
Dusen Dusen

For the design-minded sister who's always looking to update her home, this playful and fun pillow is a great addition to her tasteful decor. From the woman-owned brand Dusen Dusen, the embroidered pillow cover is 100% cotton, washable, and is sure to be a statement piece in any room.

Sparkly Flower Pow Pow Earrings

dangly gold flower earrings
Notte Jewelry

Forget chocolates, this trendy ear candy is a much sweeter treat for an accessory-loving sister. These Notte Jewelry earrings are handmade, meaning your sister will get a truly one-of-a-kind piece that's made (and gifted) with love.

Peaches and Cream Scrunchie and Bandana Set

matching dog and owner bandana set
The Foggy Dog

This one is for the sister whose Instagram feed is filled with photos of her pup—or who's always texting you photos of her dog. With this matching scrunchie and bandana set (that comes in 19 different patterns) she can twin with her beloved furry friend and unlock a new level of pet-owner cuteness.

Kiramoon Moon Globes

kiramoon freezable facial rollers
Kiramoon

For the beauty-loving sister, these freezable facial massagers check off multiple good-gift qualifications: cool gadget, useful, and nice to look at. When these Moon Globes get cold, they can be used to reduce puffiness and inflammation, calm redness, and make your sister's at-home facials way more fun.

Brown Girl Jane Rest Wellness Drops

brown girl jane cbd drops
Brown Girl Jane

Not everyone is a CBD fan, but for those who are, this is a highly valuable gift. By the Black-owned brand Brown Girl Jane (which is also owned by two sisters!), these 1500mg CBD drops were formulated to help with nighttime anxiety and restlessness, so you'll be gifting your sister better sleep.

Estelle Colored Stemless Wine Glasses

estelle colored stemless wine glasses
Estelle Colored Glass

If your sister is always hosting book clubs and movie nights with friends (aka wine nights), these candy-colored glasses are a great choice. They'll be put to use often and they're sure to earn her plenty of compliments.

Mean Girls: The Party Game

mean girls party game
Amazon

Does your sister love game nights and cult-classic movies? This Mean Girls party game—which is essentially an orchestrated, friendly roast—is sure to inspire some laughs among friends while paying tribute to this widely quoted, early 2000s film.

Mark and Graham Small Travel Jewelry Case

travel jewelry case
Mark and Graham

Traveling with jewelry can get messy, and shoving all your precious pieces into a cosmetic bag is not the way to go. If your sister travels frequently and has a big collection of accessories, she's sure to appreciate this practical and cute gift. Plus, you can customize it with her initials for an extra personalized touch.

Let the Sun Shine In 1,000-Piece Puzzle

Best gifts for sisters - Let the Sun Shine In 1,000-Piece Puzzle
amazon.com

As far as gifts for sisters go, this is a pretty good one: This large-scale puzzle is full of light and color, perfect for brightening up her fall or winter. She'll spend hours working on it, making it a great distraction, and when she's finished, you can count on getting a text with a photo of the final product.

Drybar Double Shot Blow-Dryer Brush

Best gifts for sisters - Drybar Double Shot Blow-Dryer Brush
nordstrom.com

The best gift for your sister is probably the one that makes her life easier, and few things can improve her morning routine like this blow-drying brush can. If drying her hair takes too much of her time, help her out with this multi-tasker, which serves as a round brush and a hair dryer in one so she can dry, smooth, and straighten with one motion.

Nintendo Switch Lite

Best gifts for sisters - Nintendo Switch Lite
amazon.com

Whether she never really got into video games or she used to count her Gameboy Advance among her most precious possessions, there's a very good chance she'll love playing a Nintendo Switch. The beloved Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a great starter game to get her hooked, but after that, she might start playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and other games—giving you endless ideas for future gifting occasions.

Dagne Dover Dakota Backpack

Best gifts for sisters - Dagne Dover Dakota Backpack
dagnedover.com

One can never have enough backpacks. Whether she needs a new work bag, something for her weekend adventures, or a fresh gym bag, this sturdy (and sporty) backpack can handle it. She'll love the on-trend look and washable make, and you'll love knowing you gave her something she'll truly use every day.

Little Daily Thanks Gratitude Journal

gratitude journal
Papier

Gratitude isn't just for the holiday season. In fact, research shows that regularly practicing gratitude can reduce stress and improve physical and mental health. Whether your sister is already someone who loves to journal or is looking for ways to be more mindful in her everyday life, this little book truly is the gift that keeps on giving.

OXO BREW Compact Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Best gifts for sisters - OXO BREW Compact Cold Brew Coffee Maker
amazon.com

Save her the expense of a daily coffeeshop run—and give her the gift of better coffee—with this easy-to-use, compact coffee maker, which makes great cold brew without taking up half the kitchen. If she's already a big cold-brew fan, she'll call this the best sister gift you've ever given her; if not, she'll be a cold-brew convert soon enough.

Weezie Makeup Towels

Best gifts for sisters - Weezie Makeup Towels
weezietowels.com

Help her wash the day away—without ruining her pretty towels—with these makeup towels. They're dark to hide makeup stains, made with organic cotton, and hypoallergenic, so they'll be the first thing she reaches for during her nighttime routine, and she's sure to think of you every time.

Inc.redible Party Recharge Hydrating Hyaluronic Eye Mask

glitter eye masks
Nails.Inc

Bring the spa to your sister with cool-to-the-touch gel eye masks with hyaluronic acid. The sparkly design will make her feel glam on even the most drab of mornings.

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