Christmas and Hanukkah are just a few weeks away, and if your sister hasn't spent the last few months dropping hints about what gift to get her this holiday season, you might be scrambling right about...now. Unlike shopping for your bestie or a coworker, the pressure is on with your sis—after all, she's been there for you since day one (even when you didn't want her to be during those argument-filled, clothes-stealing teen years).
But before you break out into present-induced panic, take a deep breath...and read on. The perfect holiday gift for your biological ride-or-die exists, even if she insists she doesn't want anything more than to spend time with you (aww, but not super helpful, sis!). From silk pillowcases to books about her favorite binge-watch, these 45 best gifts for your sister are thoughtful and creative enough to impress your forever BFF at any festive occasion.
1. Big Night In Kit
This box full of hygge essentials—from cozy socks to a mindfulness puzzle—is exactly what your sis (and, tbh, everyone) needs to feel those warm and fuzzies even after the holiday season has come and gone.
2. Terrarium Candle
If your sis isn't totally ready to be a plant mom just yet, at least she can play pretend with these exquisitely detailed cactus and poppy candles. Plus, no offense to the real thing, but these babies smell ah-mazing.
3. Personalized Mug
Customize your pick of 14 illustrations that will make for the spitting image of your sister. So you guys will never swap mugs by mistake again.
4. Elago 3-in-1 Charging Hub
If she considers her Apple Watch, AirPods, and iPhone as her other siblings, then she'll definitely appreciate this 3-in-1 charging station that not only keeps them fully charged, but way more organized than whatever she's got going on her bedside table rn.
5. Sister Necklace
Symbolic without being sappy, this minimalist necklace (featuring customizable length and metal options starting at $29) will not only show your sis how much you love her, but also remind her of you every time she wears it (a.k.a. all the time).
6. Orolay Women's Thickened Down Jacket
With more than 4,600 reviews on Amazon, this winter coat is a guaranteed winner this holiday (and cold-weather) season. Not only is it windproof and waterproof while still being lightweight, but it comes in nine super-cute colors, too.
7. Custom Handwriting Bracelet
Does your sis have the nicest handwriting? Or maybe she's known for a funny catchphrase ("How rude!"). Either way, this custom-handwriting bracelet is a sweet way to show how much you love all her little idiosyncrasies (most of the time).
8. Spanx 'The Perfect Black Pant'
If your sis practically lives in the Spanx faux leather leggings, then it's time for her to meet the Perfect Black Pant. It has all the same über-flattering features, but designed for the workplace. File this gift under "win-win."
9. Homesick Candle
Remind her that "there's no place like home" with this scented candle. You can pick one that smells like your home state, a city you lived in together, or even somewhere you visited on a sister vacation.
10. Weighted Blanket
For all those times you aren't there to give her a hug, this weighted blanket will do just the trick. Iif she's recently mentioned wanting to cozy up with some hot cocoa and Netflix, this is the perfect gift to complete the winter trifecta. Plus, more than 3,400 five-star reviews on Amazon can't be wrong.
11. Constellation Earrings
Adulting is hard, so help your sister keep her head in the clouds and reach for the stars (sorry, had to) with these dainty constellation earrings.
12. Cozy Body Slippers
A solid pair of slippers will always get used and never go out of style...around her house, anyway. Your sister will never have to worry about cold or tired feet again—and that's the gift that really keeps on giving.
13. Nevertheless She Persisted Puzzle
Candy Land might've come and gone, but puzzles are forever—especially when they come together to form a feminist masterpiece like this one. Featuring inspirational icons from Amelia Earhart to Ruth Bader Ginsberg, this puzzle will upgrade your sister's apartment to the go-to game-night space.
14. Dogtastic 2020 Planner
Help your sister achieve all her New Year resolutions—with a little help from the cutest crew around. Even when she opens this planner up on a busy (and already exhausting) Monday morning, she won't be able to help but smile. I mean, just look at all those furry friends!
15. 'What I Love About You, Sis' Personalized Book
Your sister knows you love her, but a little personalized reminder filled with all your best memories and sweetest moments never hurts. Cue the happy tears at this adorably thoughtful gift.
16. Oversized Sexy Sweater
Maybe your sister loves the comfort of an oversized sweater but also wants to show a little skin. Enter: the oversized sexy sweater. Somehow, it strikes the perfect balance between keeping her warm and being hot, hot, hot—all for under $35.
17. BrüMate Hopsulator Slim
Coming in a glittering assortment of colors (including this limited edition "Mermaid" style!), this insulated cup will keep your sis's favorite hard seltzer cold as she relaxes on the beach, at the park, or anywhere she goes on vacay. Expect it to become her new summer-travel staple.
18. BrüMate Winesulator
If she's more into wine than White Claw, this "winesulator" will deliver the same level of cooling power to your sis's fave rosé.
19. Softies Women's Ultra Soft Marshmallow Hooded Lounger
Your sis will be ~star struck~ by how soft this Oprah-approved lounging dress/pajamas/perfect Lazy Sunday outfit is. Seriously, the marshmallow-feeling fabric is the secret to theses PJs that made it onto Oprah's Favorite Things List. And really, whenever has Oprah steered you wrong? Never? That's what I thought.
20. Cozy Earth Stretch-Knit Bamboo Pajama Set
Okay, if she's not a nightgown type of gal, gift your sister this soft and comfy PJs set instead. Just be warned: Once you feel 'em for yourself, you'll probs want to steal them from her closet. Save yourself any sisterly scuffles, and just buy yourself a pair, too.
21. Backslash Fit Smart Yoga Mat
Prevent fumbling in future yoga classes with this mat that's super easy to unroll—and that rolls itself up (it's basically like a giant slap bracelet). It also comes with a complementary Alexa skill that will walk you through a ton of different yoga sequences. So smart!
22. Haus Laboratories by Lady Gaga Limited-Edition Glam Attack Liquid Shimmer Powder Holiday Set
Got a little (or big) sis that also happens to be a Little Monster? If so, then she'll go Gaga over this limited-edition set of liquid shimmer eyeshadows from Haus Laboratories, Lady Gaga's new makeup company. Plus, it's another product on Oprah's Favorite Things list, so you know it's legit.
23. Eau de Juice 100% Chilled Perfume
She already smells great, duh, but this perfume that's basically the fragrance equivalent of a cashmere blanket will add a little extra oomph to your sister's everyday. And while she's awesome as is (I mean, she's related to you, after all), who couldn't benefit from a confidence boost as they're getting ready in the morning?
24. Oversized Sweater Dress
Um, how stinkin' cute would your sis look in this oversized sweater dress? Plus, it comes in five different colors and three animal print patterns, so it's totally cool if you snag one for yourself, too. I mean, at $34 a pop and available on Amazon Prime, you kinda can't resist.
25. Taco Tuesday Socks
Make sure your sis is always fully equipped for her favorite day of the week with these cute and comfy Taco Tuesday socks. Or, if tacos aren't her thing (hard to believe, but okay), opt for some other food-related footies instead.
26. Keto for Carb Lovers Cookbook
If she's trying to get into shape on the keto diet, but still dreams about pizza, pancakes, and mozz sticks (I can relate), then this book is basically a gift from the low-carb gods. And you, of course.
27. Luna Dainty Spear Necklace
Small enough to go with just about everything, but sparkly enough to make a statement, this necklace is the perfect (and perfectly priced) accessory to add to your sister's jewelry collection.
28. The Art of Brush Lettering Workbook
Finding—and maintaining—a new hobby as an adult can be tough. Make it easier for your sister with this meditative guide to brush-pen lettering and other fun calligraphy effects.
29. Rough Draft Large Spiral Notebook
When it comes to gift giving, a pretty notebook is always a good idea. (Bonus points if it's motivational like this one.) Whether she uses it at work to keep track of her to-do list or stashes it by her bed for journaling, this bright and cheery book promises to cheer your sister on as she puts pen to paper.
30. Dagne Dover Landon Neoprene Carryall Duffel Bag
Whether she needs a new gym bag or an upgrade to that ratty tote she carries everywhere, this sleek duffel from Dagne Dover is 👌🏼. It's made of 100-percent neoprene and comes with Dagne Dover's signature organizational features, including side pockets and a place to attach keys, so she'll never find herself frantically fishing around for them.
31. Pure Silk Pillowcase
No matter how naturally beautiful your sister is (inside and out, of course), she could always use a silk pillowcase. Known for being kind to skin and hair, it seriously puts the "beauty" in beauty sleep.
32. Gryphon Home Comfort Washed Sheets
It might not seem like it, but new, high-quality bedding is kind of the best gift you can get anyone. This is especially true if your sis just graduated college and moved into her own place (those dorm sheets have got to go). These babies are specifically washed for softness, so they have the casual, lived-in crinkle of her favorite T-shirt.
33. Decorative Wall Planters
What’s a home without a succulent collection? Gift your sister the perfect place to show off two. These wall planters add a touch of earthy chic to any decor.
34. Generation Friends by Saul Austerlitz
If the iconic '90s TV show is always at the top of your sister's Netflix account, then she'll love this BTS look into the comedic genius that is Friends. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Sister book club!
35. Color Me Swoon: The Beefcake Activity Book
Remember when you and your sis used to go crazy over a new coloring book? She'll have the same reaction when you give her this one featuring snacks like Ryan Gosling and Channing Tatum. Mmm.
36. Abstract Flower Vases
Help your sis make her new place feel like a true home with these Drew Barrymore–approved abstract flower vases. She's sure to get tons of compliments on them.
37. Echo Dot Speaker With Alexa
Let your sis set the right vibes—and get a little personal assistance whenever she has a question—with this smart device featuring Amazon's Alexa. It's small but mighty, just like her.
38. West Elm Faux Fur Throw
Is there a cozier gift? Doubtful.
39. Ninja Fit 16 oz. Blender
Every food lover needs a solid blender—extra points if it doesn’t take up lots of space in the kitchen. Enter this version from Ninja, ready to whip up single-serving smoothies and soups in no time.
40. Rothy's The Chelsea Boot
Did you know Rothy's—the sustainable, washable, plastic-bottles-turned-shoes brand—makes a boot? Yep, the Chelsea style launched this fall, and it's a real winner. The ankle-rise, sneaker-esque boot looks so chic with cuffed jeans, tights and dresses, and pretty much every outfit your sis is known to rock. Gift 'em before they sell out—and remind her that you're the cooler sister (because you are).
41. Women's Health Magazine
Make sure your sister is up on the latest health trends, fitness tips, and so much more with a subscription to Women's Health. After all, you love reading it (right?!), so she will, too.
42. Calpak 5-Piece Packing Set
Got a sis who loves to pack for family vacays at the last minute? Help her stay organized—and chic—with these packing cubes in various sizes and trendy colors.
43. Artifact Uprising Solidwool Calendar
Choose your 12 favorite pics of you two together (or of her and her dog, or of her travels), and turn them into a custom calendar that will remind her how thoughtful you are—all year long.
44. T3 Convertible Curling Iron
If your sis hasn't upgraded her hot tools in years, she will die over this high-end ceramic pick that makes the perfect curls from T3. (True story: This is the same curling iron a Women's Health beauty editor bought her sister.) The barrel is also interchangeable, so she can buy others to have even more styling options.
45. OluKai Pehuea Heu
Slipper? Sneaker? How 'bout both! These shearling-lined slip-ons will instantly become your sister's go-to shoe of choice this winter. They're warm, they're comfy, and heck, they're even waterproof. Plus, they match with everything. Total win.