Nothing fights hunger quite like these covert cookie commandos. Family feuds will be skillfully settled with merciless munching abilities once your sister drops these cookies on the scene. Have the kids don their best ninja gear and turn snack time into a themed ritual. Just remember to train those secret soldiers to execute the most sophisticated cleanup tactics once the battle is complete.
In the age of AI and computer automation, we need to resist the machines any way we can. This is a great way to start — with a hand-cranked portable washing machine. The manual washing machine is a perfect statement of self-sufficiency and independence, and it’s a wonderful way to recruit someone you know into the resistance. It also allows the user to get the laundry done while on the road, while camping far away from electricity, or even during a hypothetical apocalypse. All in all, it’s a necessary tool in today’s world. The revolution starts here.
Symbolic furniture is all the rage. Champagne lovers will feel tipsy when they see this decorative and functional living room table that pays homage to their favorite beverage. Then maybe you can buy them that dining room table shaped like a cow. Or that butt-shaped toilet seat cover. So many choices in this category.
Asking a neighbor for corn starch, tin foil and molasses is embarrassing and potentially dangerous if they decide to alert the local bomb squad. Make your sister an even savvier shopper with this essential memory master. She’ll be breezing down the aisles in record time and resisting temptation traps at checkout. Fellow shoppers will freeze in amazement from her strategic skills and cart-wielding powers. Bag this one and call it a day!
That tub of Rocky Road ice cream might be a soothing escape, but it may be wreaking havoc on your sister’s gut health. Introduce her to homemade snacking made easy with this probiotic meal machine. A haven for good sources of bacteria, this countertop cooker will be pumping out personalized dishes of creamy, healthy perfection for the whole family to enjoy!
Happy couple decides to go on vacation, finds quaint lodging belonging to complete stranger for a price that seems too good to be true. In the movies, they get hacked to pieces. So here’s one way you can be happy that real life never ends up like the movies. In real life, they just have a great time and never stay in a hotel again.
Subtract some grease from your sister’s diet with this healthy alternative to fast food. Give her permission to indulge in the fried cuisine she adores without all the guilt! Detoxify from all the trans fatty acids lurking in those artery-coating crinkle-cut potatoes and oil-slicked drumsticks and unlock the deliciousness of air frying. It won’t be long before zucchini bites and okra fries take first prize in the fried munchies category.
Love thy self is the latest commandment in today’s digital breakfast age. Start the day off right with a slice of self righteousness. The first (and most important) meal of the day just got a facelift! Lightly toasted or well-done, these buttered-up renditions will add that personal touch that’s been missing from the blank bread canvas all these years. Edible art is catching on.
Give the source of life some buzzworthy bubbles. This home-brewing beverage master will add just the right fizz to your sister’s refreshments and replace those cases of Tab crowding her kitchen countertop. Customized carbonation reduces the environmental impact of soda pop cans and bottles and gives water the respect it rightly deserves!
Stressed out sister? Her own personal on-call masseuse would help but is possibly a bit out of your price range. This is probably the next best thing. It’s portable, lightweight and provides a massage that’s guaranteed to hit the right spots as it’s completely customizable.
Your sister’s manicured hands have no business playing around in the dirt. Send her to the mall and tame that jungle taking over her yard with a day of back-breaking labor. Engage with some wildlife and reclaim her outdoor space so she can be free to graze the fields. This is a call to all those nature lovers strapped for funds. The best gifts don’t need a shiny red bow—they just have to come from the heart!
A particularly good gift if you live far away and aren’t going to be seeing them in person to hand over that homemade cake you would otherwise have lovingly prepared (read, bought from the store at the last minute). If you’re feeling generous, how about giving them a monthly cupcake subscription?
Welcome home to the Shire, Sis! Serenity will take over the minute guests cross the threshold of this delightful abode. Block out the wail of sirens and wash away the sorrows of the day with light melodies and gentle tones. Gift your sister with the pure sounds of bliss she so deserves. So long, doorbells and knockers! Kumbaya is here to stay.
What other diversion affords the opportunity to let out both bloodcurdling screams and unrestrained giggling while indulging in sweet candy treats? Embrace the carefree silliness of youth and give them a little license to check out for a few hours. Responsibility can wait. Slap on that wristband and hop on the ride of a lifetime.
If you haven’t heard, the digital publishing revolution has been in full swing for years now. Anyone can order their own custom created books, pamphlets, and other propaganda material with the click of a button. Online printing experts Shutterfly have gotten in the game with a custom printed photo book. No more slipping Polaroids into clear plastic sleeves. That was cool in the 60s, but we’ve come a long way since then. Now you can commission the kind of glossy, professionally bound photo book that used to be reserved for the fancy-pantsed big shot photographers.
Even if you’ve grown out of family meal times, it can still be a great way to catch up with your favorite sister, however old you get. A gift card to her favorite restaurant will give you the opportunity to get together and enjoy an evening out in each other’s company. Best bit of all? No squabbling over washing the dishes and no getting grounded for not doing it. Hurrah!
Legal in all 50 states, this herb garden smokes the competition! The aroma of fresh herbs will bring serenity and well-being to their home and some much needed flavor to their 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.
For the coffee and donut addicts of the world, it’s hard to believe that anything could improve this heavenly pairing. But that will make it all the more mind-blowing when they realize you have indeed given them something that will take the experience to another level. This truly ingenious piece of kitchen/office-ware provides the perfect platform on which the two elements meet to create the true breakfast of champions. Because if you’re going to do it, you might as well do it right.
You might be past the days of painting each other’s nails or, depending on how you felt about it, having her chase you around the house with a make-up brush and various lotions and potions. But she still likes to pamper herself and you can still help out. Just send her to a spa and let someone else deal with it.
Big ideas can change the world, but so do small acts. Not all of us can create the next Google or reinvent the energy industry, but we can all be better at being human. This international, online-integrated card game provides the ideas and the motivation to spread goodwill everywhere you go, one act at a time.
The last thing anyone wants to do after a long day is wrack their brains trying to figure out what to drown their sorrows with. That’s really the last straw. With this beautiful, handcrafted set of drunk dice, the possibilities are endless—and so are the regrets. But hey, a party isn’t complete until things get a little dicey..
The future of food is all about making weird shapes with your dinner. Or at least that’s what the modernist chefs will have you believe. And some of the things you can make with this molecular gastronomy kit are enough to make you feel like you’re eating with the Jetsons. Spheres, foams, and chocolate spaghetti are a few of the strange treasures that await inside this bizarre culinary kit.
Now this is the kind of inanimate relationship your sister has been waiting for. Alexa will tell her everything she wants to hear and isn’t afraid of commitment. Computer-assisted companionship delivers trustworthy, perfectly timed support without the risk of heartbreak or intimacy. Responsive, courteous, intelligent and so eager to please, this robotic roommate has redefined family and ejected loneliness from the range of human emotions. Come home to smart living.
Some might consider it the ultimate display of human privilege to begin claiming faraway stars just because we have a few extra dollars in our pockets. But once you realize that the universe is far bigger than you think it is, you’ll cool off a little. There’s more than enough to go around for everybody. Several billion times over. So go ahead and give someone a little piece of the cosmic pie. Nothing to get all riled up about.
Ironing is hard work, not to mention time-consuming and risky, particularly for today’s distracted consumers. Eliminate those stubborn creases and unsightly stains with a mean steam machine that’s making garment care effortless, hygienic and seamless! Your sister’s threads will be exuding a quiet elegance as if she just stepped off the Christian Dior catwalk and the smells of mothballs from years past will be gone in a poof.
Pixel perfect is the name of the game with this incredible mastermind. The days of monochromatic palettes are over. Boost your sister’s color-matching acumen with this one-of-a-kind design tool and she’ll never mistake a lemon chiffon for a mellow yellow again! Effortlessly unlock the mysteries of color and leave the guessing to the guys at the local paint store.
Once your sister gets the “hang” of this handy device, there’s no limit to what she might tackle on the DIY scene. Demystify the toolbox and liberate the handywoman lurking just below the surface. Home projects should be fun, not painful (ouch!), and advanced geometry shouldn’t be a prerequisite for symmetrical home décor! Your sister’s favorite works of art and beloved photographs will be out of the box and flush on the wall in no time flat.
Digging up cherished remnants from the past is not only therapeutic, it can also introduce our littlest loved ones to the wholesome fun that dominated playtime before smartphones conquered the sensory world. Take your sister on a sentimental road trip and recreate the innocence of youth with some of her beloved trinkets and afternoon play pals. Who knows? Maybe that rabbit’s foot still has a touch of luck in it!
This is the perfect gift to gently remind your sister to catch up on her beauty sleep. Say goodnight to those dark circles and pillowcase creases on the cheeks. Drift off into deep space and some well-deserved slumber with the comforting glow of this bedside friend. Enter the REM zone and enjoy the health benefits of some extended Z’s.
It’s a jungle out there! Give your sister the all-access shopping pass to brave the treacherous e-commerce landscape. That UPS van will be camping out at your sister’s stoop once she gets her paws on the world’s most gargantuan purchasing hub. Plug in to this platinum-level consumption paradise and score the deals that dreams were made of!
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.
Sunflowers are some of nature’s most obnoxiously beautiful creations, and they make a real statement when planted in your yard. Bright yellow and absurdly tall, they grab the attention of every passerby. Almost like standing on the porch and yelling at people, but in a really endearing and pleasant way.
Dig your sister out of debt and launch her on the road to financial freedom with some stock market starter money. Wall Street is open for business and now’s the time to get in on the ground level. These gift cards may yield some serious returns if your sister plays her cards right. Before long, she’ll be trading options and derivatives on the NYSE like a bullish FOREX broker.
Splurging on sweat lodges and weekend retreats might seem like a worthwhile investment in self-exploration, but sometimes it’s best to stick to something simple, and familiar! It’s time to get back to the root of things and remind your sister of where she really came from. Piecing together the various intersections and revered spots of her humble beginnings will spark a renewed sense of belonging and purpose. A challenging distraction from the age of transitory digital entertainment, this jigsaw puzzle has lasting power.
Look, we know that not everybody needs to have a giant five pound gummy bear, but not everybody technically needs pants, either. Having a giant gummy bear is like having a pair of pants: once you have one, it is hard to imagine life without it. The point is that need has nothing to do with it.
No green thumb required for this jackpot of a gift … just a little lust for that green paper that seems to make the world go ’round, whether we like it or not! This origami-inspired arrangement just might be the answer to all your sister’s problems—for today at least—and maybe it will yield some even bigger returns around the bend. No matter the denomination, this practical present is a cash-lover’s dream come true!
Breathe new life into those tarnished trinkets buried deep in your sister’s jewelry box. Even the local pawn shop won’t be able to resist the glimmer unearthed after just one blast of this sterile steam bath. Powerful, efficient and hygienic, this piping hot sensation delivers a VIP treatment beyond compare. Give your sister a little license to dazzle and watch her light up the room!
The refrigerator provides an ideal canvas for artistic, decorative, and sentimental displays of all kinds. Yet most people just have an old grocery list or a bunch of alphabet magnets strewn across its surface haphazardly. Wouldn’t it be nicer if they could look at the front of the refrigerator and see the smiling faces of their most beloved family members gazing back at them? Make it happen with a fridge collage magnet.
Is your sister’s home harboring some lethal gases? The tryptophan may not be to blame if Uncle Bob starts to nod off after that satiating Thanksgiving dinner. Air pollution can be much closer than you think, so why gamble with the respiratory health of near and dear loved ones? Take a stand against household smog and promote green living with this sensible investment.
Mamma mia! Homemade pizzas never tasted so good! Fire up that stovetop and get treated to a wholesome, lip-smacking meal that the whole family can savor. Toss up some dough and put the take-out menus to bed, this one-dish maestro means business. Margherita, mozzarella, mushrooms and meatballs. Pepperoni, pecorino, peppers and parmigiano. Move over Naples, pizza just claimed its new home!
Treat your sister to a well-deserved break from the domestic confines of motherhood and award her with a ticket to freedom for just one evening. The kids could benefit from a little less mothering and a lot more FUN! Don’t neglect to fold the laundry, pick up all the toys and empty the dishwasher while you’re at it. Leave her home more spotless than you found it and be sure to get those little ones into bed on time so she doesn’t wake up to crankyville the next day!
People weren’t joking when they said this coffee is the sh#t. The undeniably rich, full-bodied flavor produced by these rare beans has redefined the food chain and flipped the coffee industry on its head. Perhaps one of the most imaginative adaptations of the farm-to-table movement, this coffee product is redefining waste management.
Put your sister’s map-reading skills to the test with this customizable trip tracker. This is the global positioning system that will both inspire new adventures and commemorate journeys past. She’ll be able to run her fingertips over all the terrain she’s covered and begin to chart her exploratory steps for future expeditions. Power down the navigational assistant and let your sister’s craving for adventure take flight.
If your sister finds grocery shopping to be a chore that takes up too much time, Amazon has solved the problem. The Amazon Magic Wand is Alexa for the kitchen and makes a trip to the supermarket a thing of the past. Scan in your barcodes or simply tell it what’s missing from your pantry and the Magic Wand will have it delivered to your door quicker than you can say, ‘Who drank the last of the milk?’.
Don’t let your sister be a slave to the stove! Unshackle her from food prep duty for at least one night with this helpful, nourishing dinner in a box. Well-balanced and simple, this hearty gift delivers immediate gratification and pure pleasure. “Soup”erbly delicious and comforting, why make meals more complicated than they need to be? Slurp away and enjoy!
For many people, donuts are the only reason to get up in the morning. Despite this, we’ve been told over and over how unhealthy they are, being fried balls of dough and all. Well, this donut pan will remove the final psychological barrier to full enjoyment, because it takes out the frying. Take that, food police. Oh, and it’s a lot cheaper too.
Add a touch of taste to your sister’s dated interior with some inspirational, one-of-a-kind pieces that will provoke greater creativity in her everyday doings. She might not be schooled enough to discern the Picassos from the Pollocks, but it sure is a step up from “painting by numbers.” Give a timeless present that not only supports the starving artists of the world, but also raises the aesthetic standard on the domestic stage.
Air travel can be pretty uncomfortable, especially if you're crammed in an economy seat like most working folks. When the stress is mounting, the kid starts crying, and the pilot announces that they'll be arriving behind schedule, at least there is booze. These cocktail kits will help them find their happy place when they feel like popping that emergency exit and bailing out.
This floor-to-ceiling game piece is a winning addition to any family room. Return your sister to the golden age of the game show era and watch endless fun unfold. Gather the whole family around for a full-body workout. Your sister’s synapses will be all fired up as she shows off her wordsmith smarts. Get off the couch and join the life-size board game revolution!
This plush vest might look like the latest in Star Wars costume design, but don’t let its stately appearance fool you! With this regal pain reliever wrapped around her shoulders, your sister will feel like she’s been elevated to a higher state of being that doesn’t involve tight muscles, stiff joints and embarrassing posture. Neck tension doesn’t have to be a crippling experience with this portable masseuse on the job. Pain relief just got really stylish.
Floaties are optional for this therapeutic bath. Stimulate your sister to the core with an out-of-this-world flotation experience. Safe, peaceful and restorative, this water treatment capsule will help to wash away her tension and debilitating pain as the healing waters rejuvenate her from within. Give your sister the gift of good health. Water is life.
Now this is a handheld shower massager your sister can really wrap her hands around. A cleaning tool that will exceed her wildest expectations, this hardworking brush will tackle those hard-to-reach spots with perfect execution and unrivaled efficiency. No job is too ambitious for this zealous wand. A dirt-loving devil with a thirst for grime, domestic duties will be done in no time!
This stress-relieving personal masseuse is a budget-friendly way to tell your sister to take a chill pill. Give her the permission to lock herself away and just give relaxation a chance. Foolproof and addictive, this handheld wand will release layers of tension and maybe even give that flat mop of hers some much-needed volume. Whole body wellness starts at home.
Grilling doesn’t have to be a seasonal pastime anymore. This creative addition to your barbeque repertoire will bring the oven to the patio and some deliciously baked goods to the chef’s outdoor menu. The irresistible flavor of brick-oven fare will redefine your backyard and inject some home-cooked aroma into the too often smoky, greasy smells of the charcoal circuit. Who knew cooking out could be so refined?
An “egg”cellent addition to your sister’s entertaining arsenal, this multi-purpose machine will be sure to meet the daily protein requirement, and then some! Give Denny’s a little competition with the finest scrambled eggs, Western omelette and dropped egg on toast to hit the breakfast-anytime scene. Bring the hatchery home and experience the wealth of dishes that will grace the table of any meal and please guests at every occasion.
It’s no coincidence David Copperfield happens to have a precious metal in his surname. This spellbinding gadget takes all the torture and toxins out of laborious polishing work and frees up more time so your sister can host some high-end tea parties and gaze at her reflection in fingerprint-free finishes. Better than a live-in butler, this hat trick will pass the white glove test every time.
Unless you want your front door to trigger thoughts of Super 8, it’s time to upgrade to smart home living. An economical solution with safety and aesthetics in mind, this full-exposure gatekeeper is a no-brainer replacement for outdated peepholes. Keep tabs on trespassers and trick-or-treaters and censor entry to only those you recognize and trust. Home security made simple!
If those homegrown massages are causing pains to linger a bit longer than expected, chances are your masseuse-in-training needs a tad more study time. This irreplaceable guide takes readers on an anatomical journey that charts every inch of the human body with artistic genius and incredible detail. Plunge into the mysteries of our incredible physique and gain insights on pain relief and the miraculous healing powers that originate from within.
Avoid the blistering pain and embarrassment of yet another sunburn with this pocket-sized viewer. The latest beach bag essential to hit the sunbathing scene, this advanced lifesaver will give your sister the peace of mind she needs every time she soaks up some Vitamin D. Accurate and waterproof, this is a no-brainer for today’s sun worshippers.
For some people, food is so much more satisfying when they make it themselves. But that doesn’t mean that they wouldn’t like a little help every once in a while. This electric tomato press, developed in Turin, Italy by kitchen supply manufacturer Tre Spade, makes it easy to make tomato puree. It even separates the puree from the seeds, pulp, and skins. This means they can make authentic pasta sauce out of fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes, but without having to worry about overworking their soft, dainty little hands.
When you were a kid, your mom probably told you not to sit so close to the TV — at least, if you were born way back before parents gave up on that sort of thing. Well, here is the Oculus Go, designed to be the ultimate in sticking it to your parents. It’s also the perfect gift for someone who loves big screen movies but hates sitting next to other people. Pretty much the most immersive personal entertainment system available, designed for people who want to be in the movie, not just watch it.
Spherical food is classy. And now you can turn just about any food into little caviar-like pearls by blending it with water and adding a gelification agent to the mix. Then place it inside this pepper grinder-looking thing and in a few minutes you’ll be shooting out little balls of food. And when you place little balls of food on other non-ball shaped food, everything looks a thousand times fancier, and fancy looking food always tastes better.
They may be the world record holder for moo goo gai pan take-out orders, but that doesn’t mean they can’t apply that same ambition to a more progressive enterprise on the culinary scene. These boxed meals feature fresh, nutritious ingredients that will inspire healthier eating and put a lid on that MSG consumption. Award their starved taste buds and support responsible land stewardship while you’re at it!
If you’re looking for a subtly stylish gift, we’re sure that this necklace will be universally loved. It’s a beautiful piece of jewelry that people will certainly gravitate towards. It’d also be a good time to remind them that in comparison to the cosmos, they’re positively youthful, something they’ll love you to the moon and back for.
Quirky and nostalgic, this giant ticker will anchor any living space and double as a timepiece and a burglar deterrent. Your sister will never feel lonely again with this elevated kitty that keeps watch (and time) at all hours of the night. With a passion for fun and punctuality, this revered clock will delight young and old alike and add whimsical flair to every moment of her day.
Not for the faint of heart, this ghoulish piece will deliver time like no other clock out on the market. Frightfully delightful, the spooky details screaming from every inch of this collector’s item will mark every hour with a chill and add a splash of gore to that special corner of your sister’s home. Don’t let another day tick by without a little freakish fun!
People say they love camping, but are we 100% sure they don’t just love to eat s’mores? Why not buy them this S’mores Machine so they can enjoy the good parts of roughing it without needing to sleep in a leaky tent afterwards.
A year’s supply of mouthwash and party mix is precisely what your sister has been waiting for! This bulk-buyer’s VIP pass will stock every square foot of her home with all the essentials and what-if amenities she could ever need. She’ll never run out of toilet paper again with this all-access ticket to the ultimate in consumerism. Jumbo pack of Q-tips? Check. Tub of pretzels? Check. 5-year razor supply? Check. Now this is shopping!
Who has time for trial and error? Folks today demand fast-acting, proven solutions to their everyday conundrums. A modern stand-in for the tried and trusted Farmer’s Almanac, this back pocket companion is more reliable than your great-grandmother and more concise than an open-ended Google search. Believe it or not, some of the “smartest” solutions have been around for ages.
Along with abundance comes the responsibility not to bore the crap out of people by making the same silly casserole every night. The problem is that nobody wants to think that much about food. They just want to eat. Place the burden of creativity - and blame - on these ingenious foodie dice, and watch the possibilities multiply.
It’s amazing to think that giving someone a kit to take a sample of their own DNA, that will then be sent off and analyzed, resulting in a detailed personalized genetic analysis, would have seemed like total science fiction just a few decades ago. But here we are, and the kit makes a thought provoking gift. They could be related to Genghis Khan, Cleopatra, Chuck Norris, and Batman… Probably not that last one. But you can’t prove it. Now you can either both spend your lives wondering, or you can finally understand where that fixation with roundhouse kicks came from. The choice is yours.
The honest truth is that plain jane water just doesn’t cut it anymore—especially in times when unique sensory experiences are in high demand. Add a little “punch” to your sister’s boring hydration routine and subtract the saccharin and sketchy color enhancements. Protect whatever’s left of your sister’s teeth enamel and give staining fruit juices and soda pop the boot! The next trick will be to convince her brain that you’re the best darn thing since sliced bread.