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40 Gifts for Every Type of Sister

Sisters run the gamut.

assorted gifts for sisters

Sisters, just like wives and girlfriends, run the gamut. Your kid sister probably isn’t going to like the same thing as your sister with a newborn or your sister who’s a cat lady. Add in the fact that, unlike shopping for your wife or girlfriend, you may have more than one sister to buy for (who will almost definitely be comparing gifts), and you’ve suddenly got a lot on your plate. To help, we rounded up a bunch of stuff we’ve written about before along with a handful of new things that would make great gifts (all of which can conveniently be bought on Amazon), so that you can find that perfect something for whatever sister you are shopping for.

For the teen sister

Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 VF - Summer Blue

A Polaroid camera, in this bright shade of blue, topped our roundup of best gifts for teens.

For the tween sister

FXBUY 100 PCS Mixed Stickers

So she can customize her laptop, skateboard, or Hydro Flask.

For the kid sister

Color Changing Magic Heat Reactive Slime

Slime is always a hit with the persnickety under-10 set.

For the sister who’s also a new mom

BEABA Babycook 4 in 1 Steam Cooker & Blender

This sleek-looking machine can steam, cook, and blend homemade purées for your new niece or nephew.

For the sister who’s also a cat mom

Likedog Shark Pet House Washable Cave Bed

Who says playing Baby Shark is just for human children?

For the sister who’s also a dog mom

Embark Dog DNA Test

It would be particularly thoughtful if her beloved pup is a mutt.

For the sister who swore off alcohol

Seedlip Distilled Non-Alcoholic Spirits, Garden 108

All this herbaceous, nonalcoholic spirit needs is a splash of club (or mixer of her choosing.)

For the sister who’s constantly overscheduled

How to Do Nothing

This book — which made both President Obama’s and New York Magazine literary critic Molly Young’s best of 2019 list — is a field guide to the sweet art of doing nothing.

For the globetrotting sister

Zoppen Multi-purpose Rfid Blocking Travel Passport Wallet

A hybrid passport-holder and wallet that comes in a slew of colors.

For the sister who throws dinner parties

My Drap Cotton Cocktail Napkin Roll

Tonne Goodman, Vogue’s former fashion director, initially found these tear-off cocktail napkins in Paris and says are “the simplest solution to the tedious task of serving hors d’oeuvres.”

For the crafty sister

MT Washi Masking Tapes

Rainbow washi tape for all her crafting and decorating needs.

For the handy sister

Leatherman Free K4X

According to writer Dan Dubno, this multitool won’t wreck her manicure.

For the sister who’s trying to be an influencer

LuMee Two Cell Phone Case

A Kim K–approved selfie case.

For the sister who is always dropping her iPhone

PopSockets Pink Donut

PopSockets are capitalism’s gift to those with small hands and slippery fingers and have saved many a phone from a cracked screen. Plus — they’re cute.

For the sister who always goes overboard with seasoning

Jacobsen Salt Co. Infused Black Garlic Salt

Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski told us that this salt is “freaking delicious.”

For the sister who tends to go overboard with Nutella

Soom Tahini

Strategist editor Jessica Silvester calls this no-stir tahini her favorite snack of choice. “It’s like eating a nutty melted ice cream,” she says, noting that its consistency is particularly silky and that it can be eaten straight out of the jar.

For the Peloton sister

Bkr Glass Water Bottle with Smooth Silicone Sleeve

A water bottle to keep her company during her rides.

For the sister who taught you about skin care

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

This luxe oil will help her wake up with a glowing complexion.

For the sister you taught about skin care

Cocokind Chlorophyll Mask

This Insta-famous mask is a favorite of Strategist writer Rio Viera-Newton. “Put simply,” she says, “this mask seems to make my skin really, really happy.”

For the sister who just moved into a new apartment

For the sister with hectic mornings

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

So her coffee stays hot from breakfast all the way through school drop-offs.

For the sister with hectic evenings

Claus Porto Soap Gift Box Deco Collection

To add a special touch to her nighttime bath after putting the kids to bed.

For the sister with a summer home

Codenames

A crowd-pleasing board game that will keep her house guests entertained all summer long.

For the sister who always says thank you

Quatre Mots Français Note Cards by Louise Fili (Set of 4)

She’ll appreciate that these nice-looking Louise Fili–designed note cards are blank, so she can personalize her sentiments.

For the sister who wants to look like a Glossier model

Olio E Osso Balm No. 2 French Melon

An easy tinted balm for the gal with a five-minute makeup routine.

For the sister who brings her lunch to work

W&P Ceramic Porter Bowl Lunch Container

This sleek ceramic bowl will make her leftovers look way better than whatever she’s currently packing them in.

For the sister who loves comfy shoes and Italy

Calzuro Autoclavable Clog with Upper Ventilation

A favorite of nurses, cheesemakers, and Italian surgeons that may finally dethrone Danskos.

For the sister who loves comfy shoes and Japan

Subu Indoor Outdoor Slippers

Writer and actress Lauren Adams found these “puffer jackets for your feet” at Akomeya (a Goop-approved store in the Chao neighborhood of Tokyo), and has barely taken them off since.

For the sister who is trying to be more sustainable

Baggu Standard Baggu

This Baggu bag only looks like it’s a plastic one from the bodega.

For the the sister who is (really) trying to be sustainable

Stasher 100 Percent Silicone Reusable Food Bag

If she’s already got a reusable tote, then maybe she’s ready for these Ziploc replacements that Marais USA founder Haley Boyd told us about.

For the sister who’s a scumbro at heart

Maggie’s Tie Dye Classic Cotton Crew Socks

Tie-dye socks feel appropriately camper-core when peeking out from a pair of Crocs.

For the sister who’s a princess at heart

For the sister who always laments her drab cubicle

Pure Enrichment PureSpa USB Personal Aroma Diffuser

She can add a few drops of her favorite essential oil, pop it into a USB port, and voilà!

For the sister who wants to attempt a stew

Dansk Kobenstyle White Casserole

Perfect for stews, soups, and cassoulets of all kinds.

For the sister who wants to be in the Test Kitchen

Hedley & Bennett Unisex Pho Apron

We’ve spotted this unisex apron on a Bon Appétit chef more than once.

For the sister who always smells good

Incienso de Santa Fe 7 Scent Sampler Wood Incense

Seventy fragrant bricks of natural wood — including pinon, cedar, juniper, hickory, alder, mesquite, and fir balsam — plus a holder to burn them on.

For the sister who lives at the beach

IceMule Classic Coolers Blaze Orange, Medium

A cooler she can sling on her back and take to the shore — or to the park or tailgate.

For the sister who has outdoor space

Gunner Swell Outdoor Crackle 3 Piece Bistro Set

Dubbed the best overall “bistro-style outdoor set” by three interior designers, this rust-resistant, space-saving table-and-chair set has a relatively small footprint and comes in a sweet pink shade.

For the sister without a backyard

Balcony Deck Side Table

If your sister is looking to zhuzh up what little outdoor space she has, this easy-to-store tabletop mounts easily on balconies (and fire escapes) and can be folded back down when not in use.

For the sister who wants to cut down on screentime

Casio TQ140 Travel Alarm Clock

She won’t have to look at her phone as much with this cute little alarm clock on her desk or nightstand.