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35 Christmas Gift Ideas for Sister That She’ll Actually Want

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The struggle is real when it comes to finding Christmas gift ideas for a sister. It should be stylish and practical as the goal is to find the perfect gift that won’t end up in the return pile. Whether you have older sisters or younger sisters, I have combed through the internet to help you find the perfect present that will make you sister of the year!

1. Barefoot Dreams Cozy Socks (Nordstrom)

One can never have too many fuzzy sucks, especially when you’re gifting them in the chilly winter season. The socks offer warmth and softness, so they are sure to become her new favorite socks for lounging around. Reviewers have said, “It’s like a blanket for your feet!”

2. Makeup Train Case (Amazon)

If your sister loves makeup and travels a lot, getting her this train case would be a good idea. This deluxe case has plenty of storage and will hold all her makeup essentials. Plus, the sturdy case will protect her most expensive skincare products.

It features 3 trays that pull out, a place for makeup brushes to stand upright, a foldable mirror, and it can be locked!

3. Weighted Blanket (Target)

Does your sister struggle sleeping? Get this weighted blanket for Christmas. It can be life-changing for your sister if she has a hard time getting a good night’s rest.

It’s different from other blankets because it’s made out of a stylish and cozy sherpa material. And best yet, she can remove the cover and wash it.

4. Barefoot Dreams Cardigan (Nordstrom)

Though Barefoot Dreams can be expensive, reviewers conclude that it’s worth it. Still, most women can’t justify buying something like this themselves. Spoil your sister by gifting her with this lounge chic cardigan.

Not only will it keep her cozy while she’s lounging around the house, but it’s nice enough to wear out for running errands too.

5. Hoop Earrings (Amazon)

Every woman needs some simple yet chic earrings in her jewelry collection. Whether your sister is a die-hard jewelry lover or not; If she doesn’t have this staple yet, then be the first to gift her a pair.

These hoops are the #1 best seller with over 40k reviews. They come in both gold and silver, so you can pick the right finish for her skin tone and taste. She can wear them for special occasions or if she wants to elevate her everyday style.

6. Espresso Machine (Amazon)

If your sister is a coffee lover, chances are she already has plenty of coffee mugs. So fuel her love of coffee by spoiling her with a fancy espresso machine that she probably wouldn’t buy herself!

This sleek design will look so elegant on her kitchen counter. Not only is it good to look at, but it has great features too. You can froth milk to create beautiful latte art, control the temperature of espresso for the ideal taste, and make coffee in about 45 seconds.

7. Marble Bowl (Amazon)

This classic and elegant centerpiece is an ideal gift if she loves minimalist or timeless decor. She can use it to liven up her dining table, coffee table, or kitchen shelf. Or if she likes to entertain, it can hold fresh fruit or snacks.

A stylish bowl like this is versatile, beautiful, and matches any style!

8. Ceramic Pizza Grilling Stone (Amazon)

Is your sister a serious foodie or does she like to entertain? Then this pizza grilling stone is a good Christmas gift idea. The stone is the perfect balance between stylish and practical.

The grilling stone will be an easy way for her to make restaurant-style pizza from home. It has tiny holes to remove excess moisture from pizza dough and to stop it from sticking to the stone.

9. Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer

Help your sister end her bad hair days with this bestseller hair dryer. She can style dry hair and volumize in just one step. The hair dryer also has an improved and faster motor life, as well as 3 heat speed settings for styling flexibility.

It has over 300,000 rave reviews on Amazon. One reviewer said she can “go from wet to dry AND styled in under 10 minutes.” And for the price tag? This is an affordable and useful gift. Works for curly girls too!

10. Alo Warrior Mat (Alo)

If your sister has been using an old yoga mat for a while, then this is a great new choice! The “warrior” yoga mat is roomy, perfectly cushioned for joint support, anti-odor, dry-wicking, and slip-free.

It is long-lasting and stays supple far longer than other mats. It comes in different colors like dove grey, powder pink, hot pink, highlighter yellow, and more, so you are guaranteed to find a yoga mat in her favorite color. One reviewer stated it’s “the best mat I’ve ever had!”

11. Personalized 14K Solid Gold Bar Necklace (Etsy)

Gift your sister a sentimental and stylish gift this holiday season. Not only will this dainty gold bar necklace be the perfect addition to her jewelry collection, but the best part about this necklace is that you can personalize it with her name or initials.

This simple bar style is not too overwhelming or showy, perfect for every type of personal style.

12. Wood Marble Wine Cooler (Crate and Barrel)

Is your sister the wine connoisseur of the family? Spoil her with this irresistibly chic wine cooler. The base is made from mango wood, which acts as the perfect insulator to keep her wine or rosé cool for hours.

It also features white marble with subtle grey veining that contrasts beautifully with the warm wood. If she likes to entertain, this will look so chic sitting on the dining room table or kitchen island.

13. Summer Fridays Skincare Regimen Set (Summer Fridays)

If your sister has spent any time on Instagram, chances are she’s heard of the cult-favorite brand, Summer Fridays. With this skincare set, she can try out the bestsellers, including a full-size product of the product that started it all: the Jet Lag mask. As a bonus, it comes with a reusable bag too.

14. Elegant Custom Mug (Etsy)

Custom mugs are a thoughtful gift to get for your sister. Case in point: this elegant custom mug from Opulence Drinkware. Get her initial and name personalized on the mug. Trust me, it’s going to be her new favorite mug to use every day.

15. Initial Square Zip Travel Case (Nordstrom)

This is the best gift for the sister who finds any excuse to buy jewelry. Get the square travel case with her initial for a personal touch to let her know how cherished she is.

16. Ralph Lauren Short Pajamas (Nordstrom)

These luxurious pajamas are suited for the best sister on the planet. They’re very soft on the skin and feature white piping that mimics the chic design of men’s pajamas. She will look great wearing them with her Birkenstocks.

17. Gymshark 500ml Straw Flask – Walnut Mauve (Gymshark)

If your sister got a new gym membership, what better way to spoil her than with a Gymshark straw flask? It is double-insulated, so it will keep her water chilled during workouts. Plus, the modern design and GymShark logo will make her look like a gym expert.

18. Fizz the Season Festive Self-Care Set (Nordstrom)

Tis the season to help your sister prioritize her self-care. This set has everything she needs to feel revitalized from head to toe. It has a hydrating foot mask, chilled eye patches, and a sheet mask to help her have a spa day at home.

19. Pure 4-Pack Skinny Scrunchies Ornament Set (Nordstrom)

For the sister who has amazing hair, spoil her with a four-pack of skinny scrunchies from Slip. The scrunchies are made from the same luxurious silk material as the slip pillowcases. This means your sister’s hair will not get any damage or breakage.

The scrunchies come packaged in a beautiful festive ornament, so she can hang it on her tree.

20. Initial Necklace (Etsy)

A customized necklace, designed specifically for your sister. It is handmade and available in materials like rose gold, yellow gold, white gold, sterling silver, and more. She is sure to love seeing her initials on it.

21. Laura Mercier Cosmic Stars Caviar Stick Eyeshadow Trio (Sephora)

Eyeshadows are a woman’s best friend. And if your sister is a makeup fanatic, this is the perfect Christmas gift to get her. It has a trio of bestselling eyeshadow sticks to help her create beautiful eye looks. The eye sticks are also formulated with skin-friendly ingredients like hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin and offer a high color payoff.

22. Summer Beach Large Tote Bag (Amazon)

Is your sister talking about visiting Tulum next year? Make sure she is vacation-ready with this straw tote bag. It has a classic and chic design. Plus, it has ample space to store her beach essentials.

23. New Balance 327 Sneakers (Anthropologie)

Whether your sister walks to work or loves to work out, I’m sure she will appreciate a new pair of every day sneakers. These 70s-inspired sneakers have a lug sole for maximum traction and grip.

24. NCLA Beauty Holiday Macaron Lip Care Holiday Gift Set (Anthropologie)

Allow her to indulge her love for macarons with this sweet gift set. It has a lip balm, lip scrub, and a silicon lip scrubber to exfoliate, nourish, and brighten the lips.

25. The Essential Cocktail Deck (Anthropologie)

If she loves happy hour, why not help her play the role of bartender at home? This cocktail deck has fifty cards to help her learn iconic and new cocktail recipes.

26. Regine Frame (Anthropologie)

​This elegant frame is a definite win if your sister is an interior design enthusiast. The ornate, leaf scroll frame will help her display her photos beautifully. 

27. Philosophy A Sweet Celebration 5-Piece Shower Gel Gift Set (Anthropologie)

This is a sweet holiday treat for her beauty routine. The set features shampoo, bubble bath, and shower gel. All bottles have festive scents like candy cane, snow angel, hollyberries, and more!

28. Gezzeny Vintage Glass Coffee Mugs 14 Oz Set of 2 (Amazon)

An easy way to make any coffee-lover happy this Christmas is with new coffee mugs. The embossed designs of these mugs will make her coffee look like it was made at an expensive cafe.

29. Off-the-shoulder Dress (H&M)

This Christmas, spoil your fashionista sister with a statement leopard print dress. She’ll love wearing it for the upcoming events!

30. Lina Wine Bottle Holder (Anthropologie)

For the sister with an impressive collection of wine bottles, help her display them in this modern bottle holder. It features an elegant, tropical hardwood and iron base.

31. Chanel: Collections and Creations (Amazon)

Does your sister love fashion decor, but might not want to splurge on designer coffee table books? This is the perfect gift for her. It will upgrade her coffee table from ordinary to chic.

32. The Diorshow Eye Makeup Essentials 2-Piece Set (Nordstrom)

If she has always dreamed of owning high-end makeup, spoil her with this Dior mascara set. It includes a 3D lash primer and the iconic Diorshow mascara to help her achieve beautiful lashes.

33. DIY Dessert of the Month Subscription (Uncommon Goods)

Is your sister a foodie? Does she love watching baking tutorials on Pinterest? This is a gift that will truly impress her. Every month she will receive a dessert kit to help her make mouth-watering baked goodies.

34. Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Bag (Nordstrom)

Help your sister store her beloved makeup in style with the Charlotte Tilbury bag. It boasts cute lipstick imprints that will look so amazing on her makeup vanity.

35. Slingback Heeled Pumps (Amazon)

Any fashion-loving sister would appreciate these Chanel dupes. They will elevate any outfit she wears.

Shopping for Your Sister

These Christmas gift ideas for a sister will make finding a gift a breeze. The gifts are stylish and practical, so you are guaranteed to find something she will love.

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Hi! My name is Temwa and I have an obsession with all things lifestyle. Whether it's home decor, classy fashion, beauty products, or gift ideas -- you will find me writing about those topics. When I'm not sitting at my laptop, you will find me making press-on nails over the weekend!