We know, it’s complicated. Maybe she was the one who pulled the curtain back on the big Santa hoax or spilled the beans to you about your secret adoption (real or imaginary). And maybe you cut the heads off all of her dolls in return. Or vice versa. Anyway, these are all bygones, and at the end of the day you still love your sister, even if you can’t explain why. So pick her out a nice gift that shows you still know her better than anybody. We’ve got some great ideas.
Nothing beats the comfort of lounging around the house, enveloped in something much larger than yourself, unless that something is a giant snake, the crushing anxiety of an ever-uncertain future, or a sense of guilt for that awful thing you said at last year’s family picnic. A giant knit blanket helps to smother any of these undesirable feelings, leaving one with a sense of warmth and security.
It’s official - the sky’s the limit. No more artificial limitations or imaginary stopping points, and no excuses. If your sister needs a little encouragement to go out and kick @$$, this is a subtle reminder she can wear around her neck at all times. And it’s a lot easier than carrying around one of those big posters with someone climbing a mountain in front of a sunset or skydiving through a rainbow. The world is her oyster, and don’t let her forget it.
If you’re following the same sequences every day, sometimes yoga practice can be a little repetitive. But making up your own sequence as you go can involve too much thinking, which messes up your flow. Every once in a while it’s nice to have some randomized guidance. Just roll these wooden yoga dice and let the universe decide which way you should bend yourself. The perfect gift for the yoga enthusiast (or beginner) who’s looking for a way to shake up their practice.
The Echo Look turns Alexa into their very own personal style assistant. The desktop camera connects with a smartphone and takes full body shots (and even short videos), allowing them to see what they look like from all angles. The Echo Look also uses machine learning to provide feedback based on body type and the recommendations of top designers. It’s like kidnapping a top fashion expert and tying them up in their bedroom, but way more ethical.
Anyone who tells you that you can’t look classy drinking straight out of the bottle simply lacks imagination. And they clearly haven’t seen one of these. The best thing about using the Guzzle Buddy is the total lack of pretension. This is the perfect gift for that person who always talks about having ONE glass but never seems to achieve that level of self-control. This is a great way to say, “You don’t have to pretend. We want you to be who you are. We just want you to look better doing it.”
Renaissance thinkers saw humans as a microcosm, a miniature version of the universe. These handcrafted wood and resin rings represent an idealized sanctuary, a miniature model of a beautiful and peaceful place to escape from the not so awesome realities of everyday life. Peace of mind your sister can carry wherever she goes.
Are you being watched as you read this? Is your every move being documented for later use against you in the form of blackmail or worse? Probably. And that paranoid friend who’s always going on and on about being watched? They’re most likely right too. But now there’s something they can do about it. With a hidden camera detector, they can foil the plans of even the most ingenious spies, rapscallions, government agents, and other invaders of privacy. A necessary weapon in the modern digital jungle.
So you’ve decided to get your sister a bomb kit. Scour the internet and you’ll find instructions for making any kind of bomb you want. But instead of making one that blows people up, why don’t you teach her how to make a bath bomb? No costly medical bills or long, drawn out criminal trials. Just a few minutes of relaxation.
As the old saying goes, nobody wants to see how the sausage is made. It’s different with candy bars, because only good things go in them, instead of old leftover horse parts or whatever. Not that you can’t add horse parts to your candy bars - nobody’s going to stop you. The point is you don’t have to. And in case you’re wondering, most people stick to the classics like nuts, mint chips, and stuff like that. This is definitely the ultimate DIY junk food gift.
Flower power is making a comeback ladies! These dried flowers are not only vibrant and classy, they evoke a trendy feel that will be sure to complement any ensemble. Power lunches, baby showers, bachelorette parties, you name it! Feel alive and free with these delicate dangles. Bring a little sunshine to your sister’s day. These handcrafted beauties are hot to trot!
There’s nothing more comforting to a pet owner than feeling the wet, slimy nose of their favorite companion pressed against their bare skin. Over and over again. While they’re watching TV, doing yoga, cooking, trying to take out the garbage, talking on the phone, or waking up in the morning. Pretty much anytime they’re not covered in clothing from the neck down. Since they can’t take their animal’s nose with them everywhere they go, here’s the next best thing.
Who has time for art museums? Bring the masters direct to home and gaze at their unparalleled creations whenever you so desire. Free admission to the best seat in the house! Feature your own works of art right alongside the undisputed greats. Art is definitely not dead.
Bury the hatchet … and a time capsule while you’re at it! This is a serious undertaking that requires teamwork, creativity and well-planned digging. Sisters are perfect for the task at hand. Tuck away memorable keepsakes that will surprise and delight future generations. Enclose secret passwords, keys to unlock that mysterious chest of drawers, or maybe just some touching photos and one-of-a-kind artwork. Dream big, but don’t forget to mark the spot!
Gone are the days of tripping over cords and accidentally sucking up Grandma’s lost earring. This powerful fella is about to change your sister’s life. The rewards of absentee vacuuming are beyond compare. We’re not just talking about spotless floors free of cat hair and breadcrumbs. Roomba transcends cleanliness by giving peace of mind and precious time—two things none of us has enough of. Treat her to the floor butler of dreams!
Give your sister something worthwhile to do all day. Humane, effective and fun, this wildlife wand sure beats ant traps and smoke bombs! Every house has some critters lurking around and this masterful toy is just the right tool for the job. With just a flick of the wrist, those daddy longlegs will be back in the wild in no time flat.
Fast track your sister to the breakfast of champions. This gargantuan coffee cup isn't for lightweights, just real serious caffeine lovers trying to stay awake and inspire a new generation of supersize consumers. Let go of the thermos and snuggle up to some XXL tableware. Make a statement and go big!
So what if your sister thinks she’s perfect? Give her more reasons to brag with this genius utensil and maybe she’ll even give you a little credit this time around! Moist, delectable perfection can dominate your sister’s kitchen, giving her more time to boast about what a good chef she is. This masterful culinary device will bring the bistro home and satisfy even the most discriminating taste buds. Check out our Guide to Sous Vide Cooking to learn more about this underutilized method of cooking.
DNA samples just got really elegant! So what if the Feds might be able to find you, at least you’ll have some killer artwork on your walls. The colorful, personalized and edgy draw of these masterpieces will stun guests and accentuate any décor. Portraits are so overrated. Leave a legacy trail that will be sure to amaze for generations to come.
Got a sister that likes to keep a tidy house? Or a sister that just likes practical presents in general? Hit both nails on the head with this built-in kitchen vacuum. It’s easy to use and powerful enough to get rid of all the frustrating bits of dirt that a dustpan just can’t get to. Plus, it’s so easy to install you won’t have to do it for her. Winner all around!
This is perfect for anyone who’s driven nuts by people leaving empty shells in the middle of a bowl of pistachios. If your sister is one of those people, then make her day with a gift that makes pistachio eating stress free…until she finds one that she can’t get the shell off.
This unusual lamp is the perfect eye-catching addition to any home. Whatever the weather, this beautifully crafted light will brighten up your sister’s day wherever she puts it. It’s soft, warm lighting will help her relax as she puts her feet up after a long day, help her to create a cozy night in for the winter, or help her drift off to a peaceful sleep as it gently twinkles in her bedroom.
Champagne is perfect for celebrating all kinds of occasions, so this champagne cork table is a fantastic gift to celebrate how special she is to you. Or for her to celebrate just how wonderful her sibling is. Either way, this stylish side table will make her the envy of all her boozy friends and is a great conversation piece for house parties.
Got a sister who doesn’t like getting her hands dirty? This is the gift she’s been waiting for. No more having to get the whole roll of paper towels wet when she’s drying her hands, or even worse, getting the whole roll dirty. It’s easy to install and easy to use, and a present she definitely won’t be washing her hands of anytime soon.
Treat your green fingered sister to a bit of comfortable cultivating. If she spends a lot of time tending to her garden she’ll love this practical stool and tool bag. It’ll give her plenty of pockets to keep all the things she needs to make sure her plants are perfect and somewhere to sit as she does it. It's hardwearing yet lightweight and rugged yet versatile, as the stool and tool bag can be detached and used separately.
We know that siblings can have a bit of a rocky relationship, but if you’re hunting for the perfect gift for your sister we reckon you must have at least a little bit of a soft spot for her. This rug may be the answer and will raise a smile when you tell her why you thought it’d make a great gift. It’s also super stylish and a focal point for any room that she puts it in.
If your sister is a lover of home grown foods and healthy eating, here’s a gift that will help her get a bit more organized with her organics. This planter tower is perfect for anyone who has limited space to grow their own vegetables or as an addition to a larger garden. It’s an efficient way to put food waste to work and with any luck, you’ll get some fresh fruit and vegetables for yourself too.
Okay, so socks aren’t typically the most thoughtful thing you could wrap up, but if your sister is the type that likes to sit back and sip a nice big glass of wine, then this whimsical gift might be perfect for her tired feet. All she has to do is slip them on and wait for a glass of her favorite nectar to appear in her hand. We can’t guarantee that wine waiting won’t fall to you though, so proceed with caution when you’re giving these.
There’s nothing better than getting cozy on the couch on a crisp winter’s evening with your favorite blanket and a cup of hot cocoa. Well, we’ve found your new favorite blanket. The only downside? You’ll have to part with it to give it as a gift to your sister.
You’ve probably spent most of your life trying to emphasize to the world, to yourself, and to each other how different you are, but here’s a nice low-key, symbolic way to communicate that you know how much you have in common. Made from a combination of sterling silver and jade gemstones, this is a unique take on the traditional companionship locket. Though your real link is your DNA, shared memories, love, and lifelong grievances, it’s nice to have a visual and tactile reminder of your bond as well.
With a memory jar, you don’t have to be famous or historically memorable to have the mundane moments of your life recorded for posterity. Just fill out the little slips of paper included with the pen that’s also included, and drop those little snippets into the glass jar for future perusal. It’s not only a great way to remember happy moments that occurred months or years previous, it’s also gives you the evidence necessary to settle arguments over who did what to who.
If your sister spends all day on her feet, she’s guaranteed to love this present that will relieve tension and soothe her soles. A trip to the salon is a thing of the past as this portable massager will provide her with some much needed relaxation from the comfort of her own home. She can sit back and unwind as the massager rejuvenates tired muscles after a busy day of running around.
Legal in all 50 states, this herb garden smokes the competition! The aroma of fresh herbs will bring serenity and well-being to your sister’s home and some much needed flavor to her cooking. Rosemary, thyme, dill, sage, oregano, the options are limitless! Green thumbs not required for this low-maintenance nursery. Sprigs of yummy goodness direct from Mother Nature.
This hi-tech gadget might put the local Kingdom Hall out of business, but it sure beats peepholes and scary lion claw knockers. Give your sister the freedom to answer the door when and how often she pleases. Gift her with the security of knowing who’s crossing the welcome mat. No more lost sleep over missing packages. Relax and just survey the footage. Homeownership just got a whole lot easier!
These king-sized treats just might be the perfect gift to match your sister’s insatiable sweet tooth. This level of candy debauchery might be frowned upon by overeaters anonymous, but life is too short for sugar shaming. No need to wrap these monstrous munchies, the wrapper alone is half the fun and can be used later on as one-of-a-kind wall art to commemorate her gastronomical feat.
Vineyard-hopping can be loads of fun, but it’s not exactly the safest activity for a lazy summer afternoon. Give your sister a ticket to the finer things in life, in the comfort of her own home! She’ll be cranking out custom pinot noirs and zesty chardonnays in no time! Every family needs its own resident sommelier and your sister is just the right candidate for the task. Bottoms up! Handcrafted refreshments are where it’s at.
Plastic plants should be restricted to windowless conference rooms and your podiatrist’s office, not your sister’s entryway! Give those African violets a lift and add some contemporary swagger to her interior design. These stylish planters not only inject some well-needed greenery and oxygen to even the tiniest dwellings, they free up extra counter space and defy the laws of gravity.
It’s time to unzip that vinyl mattress cover and go to town with this top-of-the-line germ-blasting general. Indiscernible stains and menacing microbes will be wiped out in a jiffy once your sister gets her paws on this miracle machine. Bedtime doesn’t have to be a scary, life-threatening experience. Reclaim the pillow-top, tame that tempurpedic and join the hygienic sleep surface brigade.
Humans aren’t the only members of the animal kingdom to practice the ancient spiritual and physical art of yoga, and we’ve got the visual propaganda to prove it — in the form of calendars, picture books, statues, coloring books, postcards, and more. And of all the non-human members of the yoga community, cats hold a special place at the front of the movement. Naturally flexible, nimble, self-motivated, and introspective, cats have done much to further the age-old practice of yoga. It’s time we gave them the recognition they deserve.
Now this is the deluxe lather your sister has been waiting for! Sweet, rich and creamy, this chocolate beauty bar is almost too good to be true. She’ll have to resist the temptation of sinking her teeth into this ambrosial cleanser that’s fit for a queen. Her skin will feel like it was bathed in an oozing fountain of buttery cocoa after just one soaking, and a bouquet of velvety ganache will follow her wherever she goes.
Back when old people were kids, shadow puppeteering was accepted as a legitimate skill. That meant holding your hands in front of a light to create rudimentary animal shapes on the wall, because there was no internet. These candleholders are a serious step up. Just try making a mature cedar with your hands. Ok, stop. It’s not going to happen.
A book is more than just a collection of words and ideas. It’s a frozen piece of time — the intersection of one person’s (or sometimes multiple peoples’) thoughts and experiences with the moment in which they were recorded. So sometimes a 50th reprint of To Kill a Mockingbird just doesn’t seem to carry the same weight that it should. Serious book lovers love first editions, because they’re a tangible piece of cultural history.
Whether she’s a fitness freak who lives in Lycra or a take-it-easy kind of gal, this trendy wrist candy is the perfect accessory to support your sister’s fitness goals. Just wearing this sporty activity tracker will sway even the most lethargic ladies toward a more health-conscious existence. It’s time to toss those old sweatbands and get back in the wellness game with this fashion-forward personal device.
Forget about shipping your sister off to Siberia. It’s time to put on your travel agent hat and draft a step-by-step escape that rewards her for being by your side all those years. Send her on a journey she’ll never forget. Pencil yourself into the agenda and make some adulthood memories together. Dust off those hiking boots and get on the road, Sis! Release yourself from the daily grind and connect with the gypsy within.
Cushion those tired, aching feet with some plush pleasure. Deluxe and cozy, these carpeted inserts will spoil your sister’s instep and add a touch of warmth to any favorite footwear. Your sister will feel like she’s re-entering the womb every time she tucks her toes into these yummy crème puffs. Outfit those loafers and ballet flats with year-round luxury and pamper those cracking heels no matter what the occasion!
Feisty and user-friendly, this modern-day bodyguard is the perfect addition to your sister’s handbag or fanny pack. No need for ammunition, just a steady hand, good aim and some good old-fashioned adrenaline. This pocket-size enforcer will give her back her freedom and instill her with the confidence to brave even the diciest evening encounters.
There are lots of monthly and weekly meal subscriptions to choose from, but not so much for the people who like the meals in between meals the best. Look, grass-fed steak with organic heirloom carrots and Arabian saffron roasted potatoes is great, but some people would genuinely prefer a handful of edamame or a blueberry lemon oat bar instead. We’re not here to judge, and you shouldn’t be either. The Graze monthly snack subscription provides healthy alternatives that allow the recipient to indulge in their love of snacking without paying the junk food tax.
Since nobody seems to be interested enough to invent an ever-lasting battery, it looks like we’re all stuck charging our phones every day for the foreseeable future. But before you throw you hands up in disgust and ask how it could possibly get worse, there is some good news. The same lazy, inconsiderate tech “geniuses” who refuse to make forever batteries have at least found the decency to create a little pad that charges smartphones without having to plug them in. And really, it’s the least they could do.
Try as they might, those frozen cocktails they’re always making in the blender never quite come out right. It’s not because they got the recipe wrong (although by the fourth batch, that’s a good bet too) - it’s because the’ve been using the wrong tools. You wouldn’t let them try to cross a lake in their car, would you? So why are you letting them try to make frozen drinks in a blender? Making a proper beach cocktail first and foremost requires using the right contraption: a specialized frozen drink maker. It’s a small investment for the gallons of glorious delight it will produce.
All creatures, great and small, deserve a loving home to thrive in. Introduce this tiniest life form to your sister’s welcoming heart and watch the magic unfold. Pet ownership just got a lot more affordable! Forget toilet training, gourmet treats and expensive heartworm medicine. This truly domesticated companion will blend right in and give Fido a run for his money.
And then there was light! This handy pocketbook spotlight is the solution your sister has been waiting for. Its oval shape is unlike any other object in her purse, so her fumbling fingers will be able to clasp it and reclaim the deep, dark pockets of her precious evening bag within seconds. Glow sticks are for kids, and headlamps never look cute. This brilliant beacon just gave handbag fashion a well-deserved facelift.
The kitchen can be a treacherous place, especially with your sister at the chopping board! She might think she can go toe to toe with the knife-wielding Samurai on “Iron Chef,” but the blade always wins and it can leave lacerations in its wake, not to mention a messy cleanup! These all-purpose, impenetrable mitts will protect your sister’s precious fingertips and give her the confidence to resume her other domestic duties.
Surf’s up, Sista’! Pop some bubbly with this pop-up plaything and feel the worries just melt away… Your sister won’t be able to stop smiling once she slides into this portable jacuzzi. Cleanse her pores, soothe those aching joints and add a splash of fun to her routine. Indulge her senses and take her on an effervescent escape every season of the year.
Reminiscent of the days of communal eating and groovy togetherness, this culinary symbol of the ‘70s is making a comeback! The Swiss got it right when they wrote the rulebook on this shared meal. Color-coded forks and double-dipping penalties will encourage proper etiquette around the bowl. There’s nothing quite like the unifying power of melted cheese to get a dinner party moving in the right direction. Intimate and satisfying, fondue is the wave of the future.
The DJI Osmo Pocket takes handheld personal videos to a whole new level. Sure, smartphones have always included video capabilities. But in case you haven’t noticed, the videos are so terrible as to be basically unusable. The Osmo Pocket’s main feature is its revolutionary stabilizing system, which allows even the clumsiest, shakiest, or drunkest person to create professional-quality videos. The only drawback? Whoever you buy this for is definitely going to think they’re Steven Freaking Spielberg, so get ready.
A great introduction to cooking, this kitchen staple will get the kids involved in meal prep and teach them something about measurements and portion control! If seconds or thirds are commonplace in your sister’s household, scoop up three or four of these space-saving utensils and watch the forks start swirling. Maybe you’ll get invited to the next spaghetti and meatballs night. Mangia mangia!
Transform your sister’s bathroom into Studio 54 with some guided mood lighting. That dreary, antiseptic apparatus needs a facelift because potty time should feel like “party time”! She’ll no longer dread those 3am trips to the porcelain throne since fun returned to the restroom. Forgetting to put the seat down is no longer an option with this handy spotlight on the scene.
Breastfeeding just took on a whole new meaning. Discreet and practical, this strategic drink holder is perfect for tailgating, cocktail parties and all those ladies on the go. Hands-free consumption made easy, your sister can savor that merlot at peak temperature and look like a million bucks in the process. Grapes are in season, so pop a cork and fill ’er up!
Extend the shelf life of those fruits and veggies with some smart, breathable storage. Soggy strawberries, gooey lettuce and shriveled mushrooms will have to take a backseat to this fresh solution. Cost-effective and tidy, this gift will save your sister bushels of time and money. Bring order to the fridge and enjoy the crispy, succulent, sweet goodness of what nature has to offer!
If you can’t afford to splurge on a Tiffany tennis bracelet, spoil her with some modern technology that will rejuvenate her finest gems and jewels. Leave the polishing to the guys at the car wash. This sensible system makes jewelry care effortless and fun, easily lifting years of tarnish and returning finishes to their original luster.
Bookmarks are so passé. Dead are the days of page-turning paper cuts and dim bedside reading lamps. The age of electronic discovery is upon us and resistance is futile. A virtual jackpot of literary greats, this pocket-sized personal library may very well lead to the collapse of the Dewey Decimal System. The reading revolution is underway and now is the time to seize the day.
If Crisco is the only oil occupying the shelves of your sister’s pantry, it’s prime time to introduce a splash of undeniable flavor to the mix. The health benefits of Mediterranean cuisines are indisputable, and this first-class EVOO has the capacity to transform any ordinary dish into an extraordinary, full-bodied feast. Trade in those over-processed oils for this high-grade immunity booster and get a taste of the good life!
This is the real farm-to-table dream your sister has been waiting for! Forget farmers’ markets and Whole Foods outings, this nutrient-packed gift box will keep on delivering wholesome goodness while your sister files her nails and catches up on soaps. Say goodbye to the weekly shopping cart and hello to this super food carton that will nourish her from head to toe.
It can feel kind of strange to hand someone a notebook as a present, and be like, “Here, write in this.” But not when said notebook is an intricate and stunning piece of art like this wood-covered journal. Each one has either a natural image (plants, wildlife) or an uplifting message cut into the front cover. The unique and beautiful designs transform these from simple notebooks into works of art that the recipient adds to over time.
Polaroids may be dead, but the people who like to use them aren’t. Not all of them anyway. There’s something especially gratifying about holding a tangible photograph, especially in a world dominated by virtual commodities where everything is becoming digital. Having an instant printer on hand means they don’t have to wait for a photo printing company to print their photos from the cloud and mail them by horseback or whatever. And we all know that nobody has time to wait for a horse these days. Oh, and we should also mention: these look way better than Polaroids.
The perfect way to chill out on those steamy summer days, this ingenious popsicle novelty will become the most-used appliance in your sister’s home. Compact and foolproof, even the kids can help out with this snack time winner. Reduce waste and let the crafty people in the world control the popsicle stick supply. Nutritious, delicious and a soothing distraction for teething little ones, this frozen dessert king will hit the spot every time.
Support your local artisans by outfitting your sister in handcrafted elegance. Personalized and painstakingly beautiful, handmade pieces express affection, loyalty and soul that can’t be replicated. Celebrate her individuality and undeniable value with a one-of-a-kind creation that has been formed especially for her. A gift that will be prized for generations to come, this special gesture will win her heart.
Don’t get hypnotized by the mesmerizing harmonies of the neighborhood ice cream truck. This homespun creamery delivers mouthwatering desserts that top any store-bought brand. Heat up some hot fudge, pop off the whipped cream cap and enjoy the refreshing summertime favorite any time of the year. There’s no heavy lifting with this countertop dessert genie—just sprinkle on a little patience and get ready for some smooth homemade perfection.
Bingo the clown might be out of a job once these shiny show dogs start flying off the shelves. Balloon animals never cease to entertain, especially ones that last forever! These quirky, colorful pups will add a splash of fun and optimism to tired spaces, making any room “pop” with excitement. Once your sister catches a glimpse of her goofy smile in its reflection, she’ll be hooked for good.
Chocolates used to (and perhaps still do) come from factories run by shady recluses and populated by obese midget slaves. Or at least that’s what the video evidence suggests. But it doesn’t have to be that way anymore. Stick it to big business by giving your sister this home chocolate making kit and help her join the artisan revolution. A whole new way to make chocolate “guilt free”.
Wash away all the sorrows of the day with this bath time beverage buddy. Lay back, soak up the warmth and make a toast to personal hygiene. A marriage of cleanliness and controlled consumption, this cherished gift is only for experienced soakers—wine connoisseurs who know how to respect safe water levels. BYOB just took on a whole new meaning!
Protect your sister’s hooves with some orthopedic relief. This personalized gift of wellness expresses care and compassion and will remind her of your unconditional love and devotion, as well as your awesome gift-giving talent! Every cushioned step she takes will provide extended head-to-toe support for years to come.
If there’s anything that can make wine taste better, it’s a little frustration. If you think life in our rapid-delivery consumer culture is just a bit too easy, then teach your sister a valuable lesson by making her work more than she anticipated for her reward. You’re not only giving the world’s oldest artisan beverage, you’re helping develop life skills.