Biological associations aside, there are so many different types of “sisters,” all of whom can play equally pivotal roles in our lives. As such, we think sisters deserve high priority regarding gift-giving. There are crowd-pleasers that always resonate, as well as more personalized gifts that pay homage to your special relationship—across pretty much every category out there. So, whether you’re shopping for your sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, soul sister, or sister from another mister (you get the picture), keep reading.
Mango People Multi Stick
There’s truly no shortage of reasons why we adore multitasking makeup products, and this is one of our favorites. Mango butter gives it a creamy base that glides onto skin seamlessly, no matter whether you’re applying it on lips, cheeks, lids, or all of the above. To that point, there are eight gorgeous shades to choose from, and the formula is Byrdie clean, too.
Price at time of publish: $24
What Our Testers Say
"The Multi Stick has a potent color payoff, and you can layer it on for a pigmented look or sheer it out for a subtle pop of color—a little goes a long way. The formula is also moisturizing, and the creamy consistency leaves behind a nice shine that doesn’t require lip gloss on top. I loved that the Multi Stick stayed smooth and soft on my lips after one application and dried to a weightless satin finish. Gulabi is a stunning pink color that blended seamlessly into my skin and made me look more radiant and awake.” —Maliya Naz, Product Tester
T3 Smooth ID Smart Straightening & Styling Iron
The name really does say it all—this is one intelligent hot tool. It boasts custom heat personalization; an algorithm accounts for your hair’s texture, length, and whether or not it’s colored, and adjusts the heat accordingly for a better end result and less damage. It minimizes frizz and boosts shine, and the slightly curved plates make this iron just as good for straightening as it is for creating bends and waves.
Price at time of publish: $249
What Our Editors Say
“Moving through my hair was a breeze. The ceramic plates felt smooth against my hair (no snags) and allowed for one-pass styling (which, for me, is a feat). The results are pretty incredible: smooth, shiny, but not limp. I am always hoping for volume (fine hair and all), and this tool makes it happen—even while straightening my curls.” —Hallie Gould, Byrdie Senior Editorial Director
FOREO Luna 3 for Normal Skin
If your sister is a skincare junkie, consider treating her to this tool. It relies on T-sonic vibrations to more effectively remove dirt, oil, and dead skin cells than your hands alone, and it doubles as a face massager, too. Not to mention that, unlike other cleansing brushes, it’s made with soft, silicone bristles that won’t irritate your skin and are more hygienic than traditional bristles.
Price at time of publish: $219
What Our Testers Say
“With the Luna 3, it was love at first cleanse. After using it for the first time, my skin immediately felt noticeably smoother and softer—clean, without feeling too clean. Over the course of the week, I never once noticed any irritation or that my skin felt stripped, even when I upped the intensity. Plus, using it is equal parts fun and relaxing.” —Jenna Igneri, Product Tester
SKIMS Cotton Jersey T-shirt
A basic t-shirt is not necessarily the most gift-worthy item, but this upgraded version certainly is. A just-right amount of stretch ensures that it’s perfectly fitted (though never too tight), while the jersey material is nice and soft. Basically, it’s everything you’d want a t-shirt to be and more. Just FYI, it does sell out fast, so if you spot it in your sister’s size, snag it.
Price at time of publish: $48
When purchasing clothing, jewelry, or accessories, make sure they’re in-line with her style.
What Our Testers Say
“These pieces have effectively ended my search for loungewear that is stretchy enough to live in all day, yet supportive enough to eliminate that lazily dressed look you often get when wearing sweats. The latter has allowed me to wear the Cotton Jersey T-Shirt, which I got in the shade Bone, beyond lounging grounds. I've paired it with everything from cargo pants to cream-colored denim and heels for a monochromatic look.” —Jamila Stewart, Product Tester
Artifact Uprising Hardcover Photo Book
Use pictures from your childhood, present day, or a mix of both. Either way, a custom photo book filled with all of your favorite sister-sister memories is one of the most meaningful gifts you can give. Not to mention that this one is extremely high-quality and truly coffee table-worthy.
Price at time of publish: $72
Naadam The Essential Ribbed Cashmere Beanie
We have yet to meet someone who wouldn’t be happy to be gifted a cashmere piece, particularly this adorable beanie. Made from 100% Mongolian cashmere, the ribbed texture gives it visual interest, and it comes in an impressive array of 10 colors. The price point is great, too.
Price at time of publish: $85
Astrid & Miyu Mood Ring
Pay homage to the mood rings of your childhood with this grown-up version. It’s eco-friendly (made from recycled sterling silver), and it does in fact cycle through six different hues. It looks great either worn alone or stacked with other pieces.
Price at time of publish: $129
TKEES Nudes Flip Flops
Alessandra Ambrosio, Cindy Crawford, and Kate Mara are only some of the many stars who have been spotted wearing these sandals. They’re made from a soft Brazilian leather, have a cushioned insole to ensure they’re extra comfortable, and come in 13 wearable, neutral hues. Cross your fingers that you and your sister wear the same size so that you can borrow them at some point!
Price at time of publish: $55
The Sister Project Cozy AF Candle
We love that this candle is created by two sisters—how appropriate. Made of soy and coconut wax, each once is hand-poured into a stunning, holographic vessel (so pretty you won’t even need to wrap it) with a wooden wick. This particular scent features a combo of fir, moss, cyprus, and palo santo. But if that’s not your (or your sister’s) cup of tea, there are two other scents to choose from.
Price at time of publish: $40
Mason Pearson Popular Mix Brush
If you’re looking for a beauty gift that your sister will have basically forever, this is it. It’s truly the highest-quality hairbrush we’ve ever come across. (Ours has been going strong for 10 plus years and counting.) The performance is unparalleled, effectively detangling without pulling. This size is great for longer hair, though there are also smaller versions that are good for shorter lengths.
Price at time of publish: $240
Norianca Lisa Handbag
This brand earns points for using entirely PETA-approved vegan leather along with sustainable, traceable materials. The bags they make are all totally one-of-a-kind, featuring uniquely geometric shapes and styles. There’s a whole host to choose from, but we’re partial to this one for its mock-croc texture, oval shape, and dual-length straps.
Price at time of publish: $300
Consider something personalized. Initials or monograms are always fun, as is something that’s a nod to her zodiac sign.
Oak Essentials Conditioning Lip Balm
If the aesthetic of this lippie looks familiar, it’s probably because it was created by Jenni Kayne; the vibe of the entire line is very similar to the namesake fashion and home pieces. The chunky balm is filled with natural butters and oils to deeply moisturize your lips, and the formula is Byrdie clean, too. Although it’s pricey for a lip product, this is a gift, after all, so we think it’s worth the indulgence.
Price at time of publish: $28
Golde Superwhisk + Shroom Kit
There are few things more enjoyable than curling up on the couch with your sister and having a good heart-to-heart over a warm drink. Gift her this next-level hot cocoa for your next chat sesh. It’s a cocoa powder infused with immunity-boosting mushrooms, and it comes with an electric whisk so you can froth it to perfection. Up the gifting ante by pairing it with a cute mug.
Price at time of publish: $47
Stella Falone Reversible Cutting Board
Regardless of whether she’s using this as a charcuterie platter, piece of kitchen decor, or an actual cutting board, you can’t go wrong. The stunner is made from responsibly sourced West African ebony, featuring a marbled pattern on one side and a solid black on the other. A carved edge makes it easy to grip, and there’s a juice groove on one side, too.
Price at time of publish: $199
Hume Supernatural Dry Body Oil Spray
Actress Lupita Nyongo recently sang the praises of this body moisturizer, lauding it for being an easy-to-use spray. Indeed, the spray format makes application easier (and less messy) than it can be with many other body oils. Still, it certainly doesn’t skip on moisture, thanks to a trio of prickly pear, apricot kernel, and olive oils.
Price at time of publish: $22
Arch NYC Plush Edit Slipper
How cute are these slipper slides? They’re so cute that you’ll want to wear them out of the house, which you can do, thanks to their heavy rubber sole. The faux fur material is warm and snuggly, and the kelly green hue is a perfect choice if your sister embraces color and eschews neutrals.
Price at time of publish: $110
Bubs & Sass Initial Hand Stamped Necklace
You could just get your sister’s initial put on this necklace, but we especially like this offering because you can add more than one letter to it and easily put both of your initials on there. And it’s very possible to do exactly that, given the very budget-friendly price
Price at time of publish: $24
Barefoot Dreams The Cozychic Light Travel Shawl
It may be the blanket from this brand that gets all of the hype (and rightfully so), but don’t sleep on this wrap. It’s equally soft and cozy and delightful, and, unlike the blanket, you can wear it out of the house without fear of being judged. And, yes, it has pockets.
Price at time of publish: $120
Joanna Buchanan Zodiac Ornaments
We love giving ornaments as gifts, because they're something the recipient can pull out year after year and think about you every time. Each of these, inspired by the 12 astrological signs, is totally unique, but all are equally pretty and gift-worthy.
Price at time of publish: $78
Typology Paris Hand & Nail Serum1 % Plant-Based Keratin + 2% Hyaluronic Acid
Typology Paris is all about transparent, minimalistic, vegan skincare formulas streamlined to just the essentials. The packaging is similarly minimal (and super-sophisticated and special-looking, in our opinion). For your mani-loving sister, this serum is a top pick, filled with keratin to help strengthen nails and hyaluronic acid to hydrate dry cuticles and skin.
Price at time of publish: $17
If purchasing skincare or beauty products, think about the types and categories of products that she uses regularly.
GOBI Cashmere Travel Essentials Kit
If your sister is a frequent flier, she’s sure to appreciate this special gift. It comes complete with everything you need to get comfortable on a plane: an eye mask, blanket, and socks, all made from 100%, two-ply cashmere.
Price at time of publish: $299
Wolf 1834 Sophia Jewelry Box
Practical and pretty, this three-tiered, drawer-style box has plenty of dedicated spaces to store and organize all of her favorite jewelry pieces. The tarnish-resistant lining keeps them in tip-top shape, and, per the pretty part, the leather exterior and simple design make this a lovely addition to any vanity or dresser top.
Price at time of publish: $229
Oma The Label The Kosi Bracelet
This chunky bracelet looks just as good worn on its own as a singular statement piece as it does mixed and matched with other bracelets. The lock-shaped links are unique but can also be symbolic of your unbreakable bond as sisters. Also nice: It comes in gold or silver.
Price at time of publish: $129
J/Slides Gracie White Leather Sneaker
In case you missed the memo, sneakers of all kinds, especially high-tops, are having a major moment. These pair a classic, high-top silhouette with a platform lug sole that makes them feel super-current. We’re partial to the white and white, but they also come in black as well as gray and beige suede versions.
Price at time of publish: $188
Silver & Riley Going Places Leather Belt Bag
Nothing against fanny packs (we love ‘em), but don’t call this a fanny pack. It’s so much more high-end than that, made of Italian calfskin leather that looks way more expensive than it actually is. Wear it as a chic belt bag, or detach the belt part, and it turns into a clutch. Either way, it’s a statement-making present.
Price at time of publish: $345
The Sip E-Gift Card
When in doubt, a bottle of champagne makes for a great—and very celebratory—gift. But this subscription, from a BIPOC-owned company, lets you gift your sis a whole year’s worth of champagne. How it works: She’ll get a box delivered to her every other month, filled with two to three different types of champagne and sparkling wines. It’s that easy.
Price at time of publish: $330
Little Words Project Soul Sisters Bracelet
You don’t have to shell out the big bucks in order to get her a meaningful piece of jewelry, and this bracelet is proof positive of exactly that. This is cute and affordable and great for either your biological or any type of sister, truly.
Price at time of publish: $25
TOCESS Big Hair Claw Clip
If you’re in search of a good sister stocking stuffer or just want a smaller, more affordable gift, consider this pack of claw clips. The rubber material gives them a no-slip grip—both in your hands and your hair—while the extra-large size holds even super-long or super-thick tresses.
Price at time of publish: $9
MINKINH Professional Pedicure Tools Set
For less than the price of one salon pedi, you can pick up this kit, full of pretty much everything you need to DIY the process. There are a whopping 26 tools included, everything from toe separators to a foot rasp, all housed in a convenient carrying case. It’s no surprise that this is an Amazon top-seller. Al that’s missing is polish.
Price at time of publish: $10
Avilana Exfoliating Silicone Body Scrubber
Traditional loofahs and poufs inevitably turn into veritable breeding grounds for bacteria. (File under Gross but true.) That’s why we appreciate this alternative, made from way more hygienic silicone that can easily be washed clean. Not only does it help you work up a good lather, it also exfoliates and can act as a dry brush, helping to boost circulation.
Price at time of publish: $8
ROZ Santa Lucia Styling Oil
Stylist Mara Roszak has worked with major celebs including Olivia Wilde, Mila Kunis, and Jessica Biel, just to name a few. She launched her own line last year, which includes this (clean) styling oil that locks out humidity, tamps down frizz, and adds shine with just a few drops.
Price at time of publish: $45
Any voracious reader will appreciate a subscription to this service, which gives you access to over 178 billion (yes, with a ‘b’) piece of content, ranging from eBooks to audiobooks to magazine articles. Plus, it works on both iOS and Android devices, as well as on web browsers.
Price at time of publish: 6 months for $60/12 months for $120
Sant Ambroeus Classic Cookie Tin
The most sophisticated cookies we’ve ever seen, these are all made by hand at the brand’s NYC bakery, using European-style butter (we think that may be the secret that makes them so delish). You get over 50 cookies in the box, in a wide array of classic flavors.
Price at time of publish: $52
Sure, this may look like your standard alarm clock, but it’s anything but. Not only is the design super chic and aesthetically-pleasing, it also touts a litany of cool features: white noise, sound baths, meditations, and a two-phase alarm clock that makes waking up that much more enjoyable. It even doubles as a Bluetooth speaker, too.
Price at time of publish: $149
Kosterina Original EVOO & Balsamic Vinegar Duo
Salad dressing, who? This pairing of a delicious, vibrant Greek olive oil and aged balsamic from Italy is all you need, perfect for any and all drizzling needs.
Price at time of publish: $44
Jamie Young Co. Terrene Vase
Earth tones swirled together under a matte glass finish make this vase more akin to a work of art—even if you don’t put any flowers in it. Also noteworthy: Each one is totally unique.
Price at time of publish: $173
Stitch Fix Gift Card
Buying clothes for someone is always a little risky, even if it is your sister. Enter this alternative. She can have a stylist select a box of items, choose her own, or a little bit of both.
Price at time of publish: from $20
Havenly Virtual Interior Design
No matter whether she recently moved into a new place or just wants to refresh a room, this online interior design service makes it easy to do so. With this package, you get a personal designer that you can connect with one-on-one, multiple design revisions, a custom floor plan and 3D design renderings, and even a custom shopping list and personal ordering team.
Price at time of publish: $159
Archipelago Black Forest 3-Wick Boxed Candle
Taylor Swift is reportedly a fan of this candle. (Can’t you just picture her burning it as she recorded “Midnights?) Ebony wood, fir, orange, and black currant give it a distinctly winter-y scent, and the gorgeous black box means there’s no wrapping required.
Price at time of publish: $88
Rise Gardens Personal Garden and Starter Kit
Green thumb or not, anyone can grow the goods with this indoor, smart garden—an app guides you through the process and it’s even Alexa voice command enabled. Set it up on a countertop and you can grow up to 12 pants at once, including leafy greens, herbs, and more.
Price at time of publish: $349
LUXSB Luxury Scent Box
Rather than picking out a fragrance, let her choose one that she likes. There are over 500+ fragrances to choose from, and they’ll receive a monthly supply each month.
Price at time of publish: $45 for 3 months
Cozy Earth Waffle Bath Wrap
Part bath towel, part robe, this combines the best of both worlds. The waffle weave is nice and absorbent, while flexible elastic and velcro keeps it in place when it’s wrapped around you. There are even extra-large pockets, always a plus.
Price at time of publish: $90
Honestly Jamie The Progress Over Perfection Planner
A planner, a journal, an organizer…this has it all. The six-month, undated planner features spaces for a gratitude list, daily affirmations, top tasks for the day, a running to-do list, a yearly bucket list, and more. Basically, there’s a place and space to write down anything you’d ever need to.
Price at time of publish: $45
Res Ipsa Kiim Loafers
Looking for something unique for the shoe aficionado? Each pair of these loafers is totally one-of-a-kind, handmade from vintage, hand-woven Moroccan rugs. Choose from a wide range of different styles and patterns.
Price at time of publish: $245
Urban Decay Naked X Robin Eisenberg Eyeshadow Palette
We have yet to come across an Urban Decay Naked palette iteration that we don’t love, and this latest one is no exception. Fun fact: It’s the first time the brand has done a collab on the palette, with LA-based artist Robin Eisenberg who created the exterior artwork. Inside you’ll find a dozen colors, ranging from matte neutrals to vibrant glitters.
Price at time of publish: $54
RPZL Bow Headband
In case you haven’t heard, bows are back in a big way—and the bigger the better. The headband style of this one means there’s no tying required; the fact that it’s slip-on and made of a silk-like fabric makes it extra comfortable.
Price at time of publish: $40
The Lure Life Relief Stick
Full-spectrum CBD oil and arnica are combined together in this mult-tasking pain relief stick. Use it for period cramps, any achy back, tight shoulders, you name it. Plus, the non-greasy formula makes it feel more like a moisturizer than anything else.
Price at time of publish: $75
Risa The Cookware Set
Eva Longoria partnered with Heyday to create this cookware brand, which features essential cookware pieces, all of which are non-toxic and multi-use. This duo comes with a pan and pot, both of which have an ingenious, built-in lid rest.
Price at time of publish: $199
SB2 by Sutra Interchangeable Blowout Brush
This hot tool makes it easy to achieve a bouncy, ‘90s supermodel blowout. Part blow-dryer, part styler, it comes with either a two- or three-inch brush head attachment that dries, smooths, and volumizes hair in one easy step.
Price at time of publish: $80
Superstitchous Nazar Eye Blanket
The Mediterranean evil eye is said to bring blessings, power, and strength. So yeah, we’ll definitely take it printed all over a throw blanket; bonus points for how soft and cozy this one is.
Price at time of publish: $170
Why Trust Byrdie
Byrdie contributor Melanie Rud has nearly 15 years of journalism experience covering the beauty and lifestyle space for some of the biggest magazines and websites out there. She’s written countless gift guides across a wide array of topics and categories, and while she doesn’t have a biological sister, she has many other kinds of sisters whom she frequently shops for.