40 Best Christmas Gifts for Your Sister
Whether she's a bookworm, fashionista, gamer or all those rolled into one, these Christmas gifts for sisters is sure to put a smile on her face.
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No matter how well you know your sister—or think you know her—it can be difficult to pick out the perfect present. After all, there’s something special about the bond you have with a sister, something that makes her worthy of that just-right gift. While you can’t go wrong with any of the best Christmas gifts for her, chances are you’re putting a little extra time and effort into what you get your sibling. She isn’t just another coworker or another friend—she’s your sister.
Whether she’s into cooking, baking or cocktail-making, we’ve rounded up some of the best Christmas gifts for sisters below. There’s something for every type of sis on our list, from the health nut to the coffee-obsessed to the homebody. Even better, there’s something for every budget, too—because you don’t have to spend a ton just to show her how much you love her. It’s the thought that counts. Some of our favorites we’ve found for this year? A DIY sushi kit, a portable wine picnic table, and a 45-second omelet maker (yes, really).
If nothing strikes your fancy—or if you want to take care of the whole fam with one “add to cart”—check out some of the best family gift ideas. There’s sure to be a present there that your sister will love.
For the Pet Parent: Custom Pet Portrait
If your sister loves her pup more than anything, a custom pet portrait is the perfect holiday gift. This personalized Etsy find is created based on a photograph of her pet. You can choose to have it framed, unframed or delivered as a digital download to print yourself.
For the Entertainer: Jack of All Trays
Whether she’s in search of the perfect display for her coffee table or a board for an over-the-top charcuterie spread, Jack of All Trays has her covered. Choose from an array of interchangeable acrylic inserts, including classic prints, such as leopard and plaid, and seasonal options. Waterproof and food-safe, she can use the stylish tray, which one editor absolutely loves, year-round for her entertaining needs.
For the Apartment Dweller: Mini Always Pan Set
We are big fans of the Always Pan 2.0 thanks to its versatility, sleek design and ease of use. And now there’s an adorable mini version, perfect for the person committed to cooking, despite her lack of storage space. This miniature set comes with the petite nonstick 8.5-inch pan along with a beechwood spatula.
For the Girl Who Brunches: Minute Mimosa Sugar Cubes
If you and your sister regularly make brunch (or brunch reservations) together, these minute mimosa sugar cubes are a fun gift. All you have to do is drop one of the cubes into a glass of sparkling wine! Just like that, you’ll have a delicious brunch cocktail to sip on.
For the Well-Hydrated Woman: Stanley Tumbler
The Stanley tumbler is easily the cup of the year. If your sister has yet to hop on the bandwagon, help her experience the hype by gifting her one for Christmas. The large 40-ounce tumbler is made of vacuum-insulated stainless steel to keep her drinks ice-cold for hours. It comes in a rainbow of aesthetically pleasing hues, including rose quartz, chambray and eucalyptus.
For the Bookworm: Blind Date with a Book
Anyone who reads a lot will appreciate a blind date with a book. This subscription service delivers fresh new titles to her door each month. Members choose from one of four book categories, and it’s easy to gift a 3-, 6- or 12-month membership to your favorite reader.
For the Fry Cook: Touchscreen Air Fryer
Take her air-frying obsession to the next level with this touchscreen air fryer from Drew Barrymore’s Beautiful kitchen line. With a 6-quart capacity, it has enough room to cook for the whole family, and it features an illuminated touchscreen for easy roasting, frying and reheating. But the best part? It comes in Instagram-worthy colors, like cornflower blue, sage green and lavender.
For the Flavor Seeker: Olive Oil Subscription
Of all the great subscription boxes out there, Kosterina stands out as one of the best for foodies. With this olive oil delivery service (which we reviewed!), your sister will receive her choice of extra virgin olive oil every month. She can opt for a single bottle of organic olive oil made from olives grown in Greece, or go with the flavored trio, which includes garlic, spicy red pepper, and Greek herb and lemon.
For the Gardener: Birth Month Flower Grow Kit
You’ve heard about birthstones, but what about birth flowers? With this birth month flower grow kit, your sister can raise a beautiful bloom that not only looks pretty but also has a special meaning behind it. Maybe she’s a February violet that symbolizes love or an August poppy that represents peace. This kit includes all the growing essentials, like a glass bottle, soil-less growing medium and seeds.
For the Smoothie Maker: Portable Blender
Imagine a blender and a travel cup combined into one. This portable personal blender is just that. Ideal for the sister who’s always rushing off to another meeting or yoga class, the single-serve blender will whip up one of her favorite smoothies in seconds with the press of a button. It runs on a rechargeable battery that lasts for hours on a single charge, and it can even be used as a juicer. If you have a brother who lives at the gym, this would be a great gift for him too!
For the Adventurous Eater: Exotic Truffle Collection
Truffles are always a great gift. But rather than settle for another box of Godiva chocolates, surprise her with this exotic truffle collection from famed chocolatier Vosges Haut-Chocolat. Inside, she’ll find 16 gluten-free truffles in unexpected yet decadent flavors, including ginger and wasabi, Hungarian paprika, candied violet flower and banana pudding. There’s even one filled with horseradish and lemon zest (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!).
For the Self-Care Aficionado: Foot Massager
The only thing that can make relaxing on the couch after a long day at work better is a spa-worthy massage. She can get one at home with this foot massager. Not only does it have three levels of kneading and Shiatsu massage pressure to soothe aches and pains but it also has a heating function should she want a little extra pampering.
For the Baker: Flour Shop Rainbow Explosion Cake Kit
She doesn’t have to be a professional baker to whip up the Instagram-famous rainbow explosion cake. Worthy of a spot on our list of great gifts for bakers, this DIY kit includes everything she needs to create a colorful culinary creation. There’s the cake mix itself, along with coloring gels, magical frosting mix, rainbow sprinkles and polka dots.
For the Spa Lover: Cotton Sari Robe
Your sister will feel like royalty when she wraps up in this beautiful cotton robe after a bath. The patchwork design is handmade in India and crafted from repurposed saris, resulting in a beautiful, vibrant design that’s one of a kind. This is the perfect present to add to a Christmas care package this season.
For the Vino Drinker: Wine Soaps
For your wine-loving sister, there’s no better present than this set of handmade wine soaps. Each of the four soaps blends notes from popular types of wine: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Cabernet. The vegan formula is packed with nourishing ingredients to leave her skin feeling soft and smooth. She’ll appreciate any of these wine gifts as well.
For the Romantic: Bouqs Flower Subscription
A beautiful bouquet of blooms is the perfect “just because” gift, especially if you go with a flower delivery service like Bouqs. Sign your sis up for a monthly subscription, and she’ll be treated to a stunning bunch of fresh flowers on a regular basis. Choose from whimsical wildflowers, elegant roses and other seasonal blossoms that are grown and harvested from eco-friendly farms.
For the Takeout Queen: DIY Sushi Kit
If her Friday night plans always include takeout from the local sushi joint, there’s a good chance she’ll appreciate any gift related to her wasabi-fueled addiction. This sushi-making kit is an easy way to introduce her to the art of the Japanese specialty. In it, there are enough ingredients to make six rolls, along with a bamboo mat for the prep work.
For the Sourdough Baker: Gourmet Oil Dipping Spice Kit
If your sister loves nothing more than freshly baked bread with oil to dip, this fun spice kit is sure to be a hit. It includes a set of 15 spices that can be mixed and matched for the ultimate olive oil dip, and there are suggested recipes and bread pairings under the lid too.
For the Fancy Sister: Estelle Colored Wine Glass Set
If your sister loves luxury, a set of Estelle colored wine glasses is a welcome addition to her kitchen cabinet. These delicate hand-blown glasses come in a variety of beautiful colors to match any decor and are made by artisans in Poland.
For the Aromatherapist: Shower Steamers
Step aside, bath bombs. These shower steamers provide the same soothing effect for those of us who sud while standing. Made with all-natural essential oils that are perfect for sensitive skin, the dissolvable cubes come in a variety of relaxing and invigorating scents, like lemongrass, mint, lavender and eucalyptus.
For the Poet: Phenomenal Woman Glasses
There’s no doubt that your sister is a phenomenal woman, and you can celebrate her with this set of pretty wine glasses. They feature the complete text from Maya Angelou’s poem “Phenomenal Woman,” including the title in beautiful gold script letters.
For the Green Thumb: Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden
These Mason jar herb gardens make it easy to grow fresh herbs. If your sister likes cooking with fresh ingredients, she’ll love fresh sprouts of basil, rosemary and mint from the easy hydroponic system. And as an added bonus, the colorful jars make a pretty addition to her kitchen counter.
For the Picnicker: Portable Wine Picnic Table
Picnic blankets are great, but picnic tables are more outside the box. Made with fair-trade wood, this portable wine picnic table from Mark & Graham features grooves for wine glasses and a bottle, along with collapsible legs that are easy to set up anywhere. You can even get the food-safe top monogrammed with her initials.
For the Sentimental One: Custom Photo Book
You have hundreds (if not thousands) of photos together, and although Instagram is fine and dandy, there’s something special about compiling your pictures in a pretty book. This hardcover photo album is completely customizable. You choose the size, fabric, layouts and fonts. This could also be a romantic gift for your boyfriend!
For the Stressed-Out Sister: Weighted Blanket
A weighted blanket is a must-have for anyone with a stressful lifestyle. This weighted blanket comes in a variety of pretty colors as well as several sizes and weights, and it feels like a giant hug when you lay underneath it. It soothes away the day’s stress. Pair it with a weighted stuffed animal for the ultimate night in.
For the Pizza Lover: Ooni Koda Pizza Oven
If pizza is your sister’s favorite food, there’s no better gift for her than the Ooni Koda pizza oven. This gas-powered pizza oven makes restaurant-quality pies in a matter of minutes. We’ve tested the Ooni and can confirm that the deliciously crispy crust is unbeatable.
For the Maximalist: Whimsical Oil Bottle
Swap her plain plastic jug of olive oil for this handcrafted oil bottle. Inspired by “simple and spontaneous beauty,” it’s made with hand-blown glass in muted tones. Although it has a delicate, dainty silhouette, it’s sturdy enough to withstand regular use. Bonus points if you fill it with the best olive oil before giving it to her.
For the Cocktail Enthusiast: Cocktail Spice Set
Fancier mixed drinks are just a few shakes and stirs away with this cocktail spice set. It comes with 12 fragrant herbs, botanicals and spices that she can use to flavor her beverages. Think: juniper, lemongrass, rose petals and thyme, to name a few. All she’ll need is a glass, some gin and a few cubes of ice. Cheers!
For the Jetsetter: Travel Blanket and Pillow
If your sister globe-trots a lot, a travel blanket and pillow will make her trips infinitely more comfortable. The 2-in-1 design includes a 65-by-40-inch plush blanket that can be folded, zipped up and used as a pillow. Plus, the carrying bag attaches right to a suitcase for hands-free transportation—the perfect accessory for busy travelers.
For the Morning Person: 45-Second Omelet Maker
A gourmet homemade omelet in less than a minute? It sounds too good to be true, but thanks to this speedy omelet maker, it’s totally possible. All she has to do is give the homemade clay dish a quick spray with non-stick oil, add a few eggs and mix-ins, then heat it up in the microwave for 45 seconds.
For the Blanket Hog: The Big Blanket
If her family always complains that she hogs the blanket during movie night, your sister (and her crew) will benefit from the Big Blanket. True to its name, this blanket is extra large, measuring a whopping 10-by-10 feet. That’s enough to cover everyone—and then some! Or, buy these Christmas pajamas for the whole family to keep them warm!
For the Accessorizer: Sis Necklace
Meet the grown-up version of a friendship bracelet. This “sis” necklace from Made By Mary—which is a female-founded and -operated jewelry brand—comes in sterling silver, gold or rose gold. The handmade engraved disc has an adjustable chain so your sister can use it for layering if desired. Order a second one for yourself to match!
For the Gamer Sister: Nintendo Switch Case
There are lots of cute gifts for gamers out there, and we particularly love this Nintendo Switch protection case. It comes in a variety of designs, featuring characters from Mario, Animal Crossing and Pokemon, and it fits both regular and Lite versions of the Nintendo Switch.
For the Caffeine Addict: Coffee Sampler Pack
Save her the time and money that comes with sitting in the Starbucks drive-thru with Bean Box’s coffee sampler pack. The U.S. Coffee Road Trip box contains 12 delicious artisan blends from small-batch coffee roasters all over the country. You can opt for whole-bean or ground coffee, depending on your preference. We did a full review of Bean Box, one of our favorite coffee subscription boxes, and loved it.
For the Sister Who Thinks She’s Joanna Gaines: Farmhouse Favorites Cookbook
This gorgeous cookbook is full of 250 delicious recipes—everything from hearty breakfasts to cozy dinners to blue-ribbon desserts. Every recipe in Taste of Home Farmhouse Favorites features the best in down-home ingredients, unfussy techniques and comforting flavor. Your sister will be tempted by every recipe inside this cookbook, including cinnamon swirl bread, chicken potpie casserole and chewy chocolate gingersnaps.
For the Sister Who’s Always Cold: Temperature-Control Coffee Mug
Your sister works hard, so show your appreciation for her with hot coffee every single day. The Ember smart mug can be set to your ideal temperature and keeps tea or coffee warm and toasty for hours. One Taste of Home editor reviewed the Ember mug and loved it. This would also make a thoughtful gift for other coffee lovers in your life!
For the Sister with a 12-Step Skincare Routine: Mini Fridge
This adorable mini fridge might not be big enough to hold her lunch, but it’s the perfect size to store skincare and beauty products! It’s just over 10 inches tall and comes in a variety of colors. The cool interior keeps cosmetics fresher for longer, so it’s ideal for the beauty lover in your life. It’s also one of the hottest TikTok products.
For the Wannabe Neighbor: I Wish You Lived Next Door Mug
Wouldn’t it be nice if your sister was your neighbor? If you don’t see your sister nearly as often as you’d like, this sweet mug is a fitting gift. Choose from a variety of mug sizes and shapes, all printed with an adorable minimalist design. Check out these gifts for your actual neighbor too.
For the Farmers’ Market Faithful: Half Baked Harvest Cookbook
As much as she loves poring over the fresh fruits and veggies at the local farmers’ market, she loves cooking with them even more. Gift her some inspiration with a Half Baked Harvest Every Day cookbook. Your sister will delight in choosing from dozens of seasonal farm-to-table recipes.
For the On-the-Go Sipper: Monogrammed Stemless Wine Cup
With this Corkcicle wine tumbler, your sister can take her favorite vino on the go. Available in turquoise, rose, white or a festive sweater print, the stemless cup is made with triple-insulated stainless steel, so it’ll keep her coffee or tea hot all day. For an extra personal touch, get it monogrammed in the font and color of her choice.
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Additional research contributed by Camryn Rabideau, Taste of Home Contributing Writer