Sister Definition Print
$5 and up from Etsy
This isn’t what the kids mean when they say “define the relationship,” but the phrase is equally apropos for describing this print. Styled like a dictionary entry, this minimalist piece of wall decor offers a loving definition of the word sister. A note for buyers: It's sold unframed and is available in 4x6, 5x7, and 8.5x11 sizes.
Custom Face Magnet
$32 and up from Etsy
Indiana artist Brittney Andrews takes customer-submitted photos and uses them as the basis for her fun portraits, which she then cuts and builds into 1.5-inch magnets. Order one of you and your sisters to represent your relationship in 3D, or gift them a custom magnet of another face, be that a shared celebrity crush, beloved childhood pet, or the subject of an inside joke between you.
Jane Austen Tarot Deck
$19 from Amazon
Designed for both “divination and gameplay,” this Jane Austen-inspired deck can be used to play a traditional card game or for mystical readings. Online reviewers debate whether this is a true tarot deck, an oracle deck, or neither — but there’s a consensus that the design is gorgeous. If your sister has a taste for Georgian-era literature, fortune-telling, or vintage-style illustrations, we predict that this present will be a hit.
Big Sister, Middle Sister, Little Sister Set
$42 from Kal and Co
Outfit your favorite sister trio in these rose-colored tees, which spell out each girl’s birth order spot in bold, graphic letters. Sizes range from newborn to 12Y to accommodate broods with varying age gaps.
Moroccan Rose Hand Sanitizer
$8 from Organic Bath Co.
This many months into a pandemic, practicing good hand hygiene has become a humdrum task. Enter this spray-on sanitizer. It's 63% alcohol-based, but it's also loaded with glycerin, a plant-based humectant that helps skin hold on to moisture. Add in the scent of organically grown Moroccan roses, and each spritz feels less like a chore and more like a tiny luxury.
'You Make Everything Beautiful' Art Print
$24 and up from Rifle Paper Co.
This 8x10 print promises to “wake up your walls” with its lively colors, but it’s the heartfelt message — “You Make Everything Beautiful” — that might make your sister misty-eyed. Custom framing is also available, but note that it can add two to three weeks to the lead time.
High-Vibe Home Kit
$49 from Moon & Jai
If your sister is into energy work, she’ll appreciate Moon & Jai’s High-Vibe Home Kit, which provides everything she’ll need to clear her space of negative energy and replace it with healing vibrations. The kit comes with crystals, stones, incense, Palo Santo, and more, plus a detailed guide that will tell her just how to execute the ritual.
Sister Nutritional Facts Mug
$18 and up from Zazzle
Your sister’s likely to lap up the compliments printed on this Nutritional Facts mug, which describes female siblings as 1,000% Unconditional Love and 300% Caring. (Lest her head get too big, there’s a line that accounts for 85% Wrong Answers, too.) The mug is available in 11- and 15-ounce sizes, various colors, and a lidded commuter version.
Weird Crushes Hollywood Hunks Game
$15 from Amazon
If you and your sister are both attracted to men, this card game promises much hilarity as you try to sniff out each other’s secret (read: embarrassing) celebrity crushes. The makers admit their game can prompt heated debates and warn that they “accept no responsibility for any falling outs,” so do beware of any sibling squabbles that could ensue.
Unisex Sisterhood Tee
$33 from The Bee & The Fox
The front of this unisex tee says “Women for Women,” while the word “Sisterhood” is printed in gold cursive letters across the back. It’s just as much an expression of solidarity as it is of familial ties, so go ahead and gift it to siblings and non-siblings alike. Of note depending on whether your recipient’s go-to look is snug or oversized: The fit is described as true to men’s sizing.
Opalhouse Rattan Leaning Ladder
$90 from Target
If your sister’s a home decor buff or organization enthusiast, she can probably think of dozens of uses for this leaning ladder. Its stated purpose is to hold bath towels, but it’s an equally stylish addition to a laundry room (for anything that needs to air dry), bedroom (for the person who likes to have tomorrow’s outfit planned and on display), or even a living room (magazine rack, anyone?).
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"In the Company of Women" Book
$20 from Amazon
"I want to rip out every page of this glorious book and hang them on my wall so that I can be surrounded by these incredible women all day long," raves author Emma Straub in her blurb for "In the Company of Women." We can’t promise your sister will love it that much, but if she’s creative and entrepreneurial, she’s likely to find the book — written by Grace Bonney, founder of the beloved interior design site Design*Sponge — a satisfying read. It may well serve as inspiration or affirmation that she should pursue her passion, too.
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Slip Sleep Mist
$32 from Sephora
Allow us to guess: Your sister’s the type who’s so busy doing things for others that she has a hard time winding down and taking care of herself. Help her set the stage for relaxation and restful slumber with this chamomile-and-lavender-scented sleep mist. All she has to do is spray the soothing fragrance into the air, take a deep breath, and close her eyes.
Soul Sister Scentiment Candle
$35 from Uncommon Goods
The aim of these soy-wax 'scentiment' candles is to help people communicate their feelings by transforming them into fragrances. To this end, each amber jar bears a label that spells out what your gift recipient means to you. Give this Soul Sister candle to the person who’s your “spiritual best friend” and a pal “who feels like sunshine.”
Sis Not Cis Top
$14 and up from LookHuman
Beyond denoting a sibling, the term sis has cultural meanings as well, particularly within the Black and LGBTQ+ communities. This tee, which has the words “Sis Not Cis” printed across the front in ’80s-style bubble lettering, was designed to express trans pride and allyship. It’s available in styles ranging from tanks to hoodies, as well as different colors.
Personalized Family Recipe Board
$100 from Uncommon Goods
On the hunt for a sentimental gift that'll give your sister all the feels? This cherry wood cutting board is it. It can be customized with a family recipe — submit a scan of a handwritten one for engraving or provide text that will be etched onto the board in a script font. To really go above and beyond, you could also provide the ingredients and have time carved out for making the recipe together.
Wine Wars: A Trivia Game for Wine Geeks and Wannabes
$18 from Amazon
For wine lovers, the only thing better than bonding over a bottle of vino is to play a round of Wine Wars while you're at it. Online reviewers disagree about whether the questions are easy or difficult, but a sentiment expressed on several occasions was that the game is both fun and instructive — so no matter what, you get to label your wine night an educational experience.
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Mae Mixed Floral Bouquet
$42 from Anthropologie
Flowers are usually a fail-safe gift choice, but a bouquet that will last more than a few days takes things up a notch. Don’t love the idea of “fake” florals? Rest assured that these aren't plastic blossoms. These stems — an artful mix of spring green platys, minigreen buxifolia, aspen gold grabia, erica pink repens, and banksia baxteri, for connoisseurs — are naturally grown and dried. They’re then dyed to enhance their natural pigments and ensure the colors won’t fade, and preserved with plant-based products so that their beauty endures.
Sister ‘Woven Together’ Charm Bangle
$29 from Alex and Ani
Siblings are linked in ways that are inextricable. Jewelry brand Alex and Ani expresses this kinship visually with this charm bangle, which extends past the point where a circle would end and thereby creates a section of overlap. Smaller charms adorn the single-stranded part of the bangle, while a large charm hangs in the double-stranded area. That large charm says “Sister” on the front and “Woven together by unbreakable bonds” on the back.
Echo Antimicrobial Sonic Makeup Brush
$29 from Walmart
If your sister loves her sonic toothbrush, she could well feel the same way about the Echo. Created by Spa Sciences, this sonic makeup brush makes a slew of bold promises: that it leads to a faster and more even makeup application (and that makeup won't later settle into fine lines and wrinkles); that its technology uses less makeup than manual applications; and that its massage-like vibrations have anti-aging benefits. Independent lab findings support some of the claims, as do the anecdotal but glowing customer reviews.