If you think about it, there are probably only a small handful of people in this world who could steal (ahem, "borrow") your clothes, get you grounded, and spill all your secrets while still loving you more than anyone in this world. For those of you who have sisters, they probably top that list. Every sisterly relationship is different, but they're all grounded in unconditional love that goes beyond best friend levels. For many, they're more like your partner in crime.
Whether it's for their birthday, wedding anniversary, housewarming, Mother's Day, or you just want to get ahead of your holiday shopping, your sister (or sister-like BFF, or Lorelai-esque mom) is someone who deserves to be celebrated. Still, sometimes the people you love the most are the *hardest* to buy gifts for. Well, I'm here to tell you that age-old saying really matters—it's the thought that counts!
Think about what your sister loves to do. Is she a foodie? Get her a new, fun kitchen appliance like this Magic Bullet blender. Does she love reading? A Kindle is definitely a must-have. There are tons of unique, fun, and special gift ideas on this list for all those sisters who are just super picky, hard to shop for, and seem to have it all (they have you, don't they?).
See below for the 60 best gift ideas for your sister in 2022.
1. Best For Music Lovers: Wireless Earbuds
Your sis will flip over these wireless headphones that are perfect for Peloton rides, treadmill runs, or just long walks with a podcast because they never—I repeat, never—fall out. With unmatched sound quality and plenty of cute colors to choose from, this gift is worth the price tag, trust.
2. Best In Beauty: Anastasia Brow Kit
Brows are having a *serious* moment right now with the clean girl aesthetic trend. Your sis who refuses to go anywhere without her brows done will love this set from the iconic beauty brand, Anastasia Beverly Hills. She'll score a brow definer triangular pencil, mini dipbrow gel, and mini clear brow gel (and hey, she'll have to thank you by doing your brows, too).
3. Best In Tech: Ember Mug
This super-popular smart coffee mug will keep her beverage warm even if she likes to sip on the same cup all day. The heat lasts a full 24 hours when it sits on the charging stand, or 90 minutes if she prefers to pick up her cup and walk around. Not to mention how adorable the rose gold is!
4. Best For Book Lovers: Kindle Paperwhite
Sis will curl up with this Kindle the minute she unwraps it. The light is easy on the eyes (she won't feel like she's reading off a computer screen, swear) and the entire device is waterproof, just in case she wants to take it with her in the bath.
5. Best For Self-Care: Massage Gun
This massager was one of my family's favorite hobbies for the past several years—it was so fun taking turns using it on ourselves or one another during movie night. Trust that the sister who seems to have it all will love this one (and, so will her partner/kids).
6. Best In Apparel: Lululemon Leggings
There's a reason people (several Women's Health editors included) are so obsessed with Lululemon's Align leggings. Yup, they're buttery soft leggings heaven. She may not be wanting to spring for these on her own, but you'll totally be spoiling her by splurging for them on her behalf.
7. Best For Vintage Collectors: Typewriter
Does your sister secretly write poetry? Was or is she an English major? Does she just have a knack for vintage items? Is she a fan of The Perks Of Being A Wallflower? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you won't go wrong with this super cute mint green typewriter. Plus, it's portable, so she can keep jotting down her ideas no matter where she is.
8. Best For Fitness: FitBit Versa 2
Trust your fave Women's Health editors to know our way around a good fitness tracker—this is one of our faves. With it, she'll be able to track everything from her steps to her sleep, active minutes, and so much more (all while listening to Spotify straight from her wrist).
9. Best For Foodies: Magic Bullet Blender
Every food lover needs a solid blender—extra points if it doesn’t take up lots of space in the kitchen. Enter this version from Magic Bullet, ready to whip up single-serving smoothies and sauces in no time. It comes with 11 pieces including lids, so she can go straight from the kitchen to the gym or work with her protein shake in-hand.
10. Best For Moms: 'She Persisted' Puzzle
Candy Land might've come and gone, but puzzles are forever—especially when they come together to form a feminist masterpiece like this one. Featuring inspirational icons from Rosa Parks to Ruth Bader Ginsberg, this puzzle will upgrade your mom-like sister's place to the go-to game-night space.
11. Best Cozy Gift: Hooded Lounger
Your sis will be ~star struck~ by how soft this Oprah-approved lounging dress/pajamas/perfect Lazy Sunday outfit is. Seriously, the marshmallow-feeling fabric is the secret to these PJs that made it onto Oprah's Favorite Things List. And really, when has Oprah steered you wrong? Never? That's what I thought.
12. Best Tech Gift: Three-in-One Charging Hub
If she considers her Apple Watch, AirPods, and iPhone her other siblings, then she'll definitely appreciate this 3-in-1 charging station that not only keeps them fully charged, but way more organized than whatever she's got going on her bedside table.
13. Best Hygge Gift: Care Package
This box full of hygge essentials—from tea and a candle to a minimalist house plant—is exactly what your sis (and, tbh, everyone) needs to feel those warm and fuzzy after a long day.
14. Best For Loungers: The Comfy
Yep, your sister definitely saw this one on Shark Tank, but it lives up to the hype. Consider it a more practical version of the Snuggie that's still just as cozy.
15. Best Stylish Gift: Teddy Coat
Tired of your sister coming over and asking to “borrow” your comfiest digs? Gifting this warm, fuzzy, and cute oversized teddy coat is a stylish solution. Besides—you can always nab this from her closet next month.
16. Best For Beach Lovers: Custom Towel
For all the family beach vacas to come, just think of how cute you'll look in matching custom towels on the beach together? Just think of all the love it'll get on the 'gram.
17. Best Jewelry Gift: Earring Bundle
If your sis could use an earring upgrade, this fun set will do just the trick. She'll have the perfectly styled ear with everything from heart-shaped studs to fun hoops and tassles.
18. Best Designer Gift: Longchamp Tote
If your sister is always on the go, there's no way she won't enjoy getting an 'everyday bag.' Whether she needs to carry her laptop, her lunch, or a few diapers, this hefty tote is the perfect bag to hold it all.
19. Best For Sleepy Sisters: Sunrise Clock
If your sis struggles with hitting snooze first thing in the morning, consider gifting her this alarm clock that simulates the sun's natural rise. The clock slowly brightens the closer it gets to your alarm time, gradually waking you up with "natural" lighting.
20. Best Sneaker Gift: Allbirds Sneakers
What sister couldn't use a pair of new white sneaks to go with...uh...everything? These sneakers from Allbirds are made for everyday wear. They're cushioned, and as a bonus, made with renewable materials. Yay for sustainability!
21. Best Matching Gift: Sister Bracelets
Jewelry is a gift you really can't go wrong with, especially when she can personalize it with important dates or the names of all the little people in her life—aka your nieces and nephews.
22. Best Book: 'Own Your Morning' by Liz Plosser
Whether your sister is an early riser or prefers to snooze until 10 a.m., she'll score some great tips to help her seize her day and make the most of her a.m. routine in this book from Women's Health's editor-in-chief Liz Plosser.
23. Best Body Care Gift: Sol de Janeiro Travel Kit
So you finally discovered why your sis spent so much time in the bathroom growing up. She's a loyal follower of her self-care routine. Help her keep that in check with Sol de Janeiro's cult favorites in a travel-ready kit (pssst—the sweet cocoa-scented products are a personal favorite of mine and my own sister's!).
24. Best Long Distance Gift: Sister Pillow
Got a long distance sister relationship on your hand? Dare her to unpackage this one in the mail and not shed a tear.
25. Best Bath Gift: Bath Balm Set
These five delicious smelling bath balms come with packaging (and collectible fridge magnets!) that pay tribute to Rosa Parks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart and Maya Angelou. Even better: The brand is committed to hiring women in recovery, people with disabilities, and those in need of a second chance.
26. Best For Wine Lovers: Sister Wine Glass
If your sister is also your wine buddy, send her one of these along with a bottle of her favorite vino. Schedule a wine night (even if it has to be virtual), and you've got yourself one very happy sibling.
27. Best Fitness Gift: Workout Bundle
If your sister is always crushing it in the gym, she'll appreciate that this set includes a set of resistance bands, sliders, and a bag to store it all too. She's definitely have you to thank for her major leg gains.
28. Best For Morning People: 'Morning Person' Sweatshirt
If she's been the early riser of the family since you were all in diapers, you know she'll love to wear this sweatshirt while she's sipping her coffee (while the rest of you are still sleeping). Bonus: It's made of organic and recycled fabric.
29. Best For Night Owls: Night Owl Sweatshirt
So maybe your sister isn't a morning person. A "Night Owl" sweatshirt might be a better fit if you're always catching her awake at ungodly hours of the night. She'll thank you for finding a cozy top that really speaks to her.
30. Best Decor Gift: Himalayan Salt Lamp
If your sister is all about creating balance and good vibes in her home, she's guaranteed to love this salt rock lamp. And if she's a regular at her local yoga studio, she's probably been eyeing the one she sees during her classes anyway.
31. Best Art Gift: A Sisterly Print
Help sis dress up her space and celebrate the two of you at the same time. This illustration is easily downloaded and printed at home so you can skip the trip to the printers. To make it extra special, spring for a frame that'll match her current decor.
32. Best Oprah-Loved Gift: 'The Life You Want' Planner
Your built-in BFF can schedule out her year while scoring tips and advice straight from Oprah herself with this planner. Each week features a reflections page so she can track her achievements and think about what she'll accomplish next week.
33. Best Obama-Loved Gift: Sade Hoops
These hoops from BYCHARI (the same brand that designed Michelle Obama's iconic "VOTE" necklace!) come in different sizes so you can wear them solo or stack multiple pairs. You'll want to snag a pair of these for yourself, too.
34. Best Hair Gift: Oil And Neem Comb Set
Hair oil and scalp massages might have been something you recently saw your fave sisters using on Bridgerton, but they've been Ayurvedic treatments for centuries. Trust that there's no brand out there doing it like sister-owned brand, Shaz & Kiks.
You'll love using the traditional moringa oil and neem comb set on each other (parasols and suitors not included).
35. Best For Gym Lovers: Adidas Duffle Bag
Whether she needs a new gym bag or an upgrade to that ratty weekender bag she carries on her trips home to see the fam, this sleek duffel from Adidas is 👌🏼. It's made with a comfy padded shoulder strap and features side pockets to keep all her things (gifts for you?) organized.
36. Best For Coffee Lovers: Nespresso Coffee Maker
If your sister doesn't have a coffee maker yet, well, what are you waiting for? This chic coffee maker by Nespresso is super slim and doesn't take up much room. It's a personal favorite I love keeping in my tiny NYC apartment, and I don't even drink caffeine. I just love the delish decaf lattes this whips up with the touch of a button, and it's *super* fun to show off when I have friends over.
37. Best Luxe Gift: Si By Giorgio Armani Perfume
She already smells great, duh, but this perfume will add a little extra oomph to your sister's everyday. Uber luxe designer brand Armani curated this scent with nectar, mandarin, vanilla, and rose notes.
38. Best For Travelers: Six-Piece Packing Set
Got a sis who loves to pack for family vacays at the last minute? Help her stay organized—and chic—with these packing cubes in various sizes and trendy colors.
39. Best Fun Gift: Beaded Stretch Bracelet
The bond between two sisters is one-of-a-kind. This bracelet will be her constant reminder that you are here for her through thick or thin. A real ride or die.
40. Best Cooking Gift: Pasta Maker
Whether she's whipping up homemade carbonara or dumplings, she'll have to share the carb-filled wealth with you. For under $40, it's a totally affordable gift for the chef sister in your life.
41. Best For Manicure Lovers: Glamnetic Nails
Lets be honest, manicures can be expensive. So why not save your sister the cost with these stylish Glamnetic press on sets. It comes with everything she'll need to get that salon finish at home.
42. Best For Lady Gaga Lovers: Haus Labs Set
Got a little (or big) sis that also happens to be a Little Monster? If so, then she'll go Gaga over this limited-edition set of liquid shimmer eyeshadows from Haus Laboratories, Lady Gaga's makeup company. Plus, it's another product on Oprah's Favorite Things list, so you know it's legit.
43. Best Earrings: The Jean Earring
Adulting is hard, but getting ready in a pinch is a bit easier with this emerald-colored pair of earrings. It's enough to spice up any outfit and capture your sister's boldness.
44. Best For Yoga Lovers: Extra Thick Yoga Mat
Home workout, upgraded. This exercise mat will support your sister's sweat sessions, whether she's a yoga, Pilates, or no-equipment workout kind of girl. Its half-inch thickness means stretches won't hurt her knees anymore—or your wallet.
45. Best For Home Chefs: The Always Pan
Braising, frying, sautéing, and steaming never looked so good. This multi-purpose pan is the hottest (pun intended) thing in cookware RN, so this will be an IOU situation. Whether your sis is a gourmand or only makes scrambled eggs, she’ll embrace her inner food blogger with this lavender beauty. (It also comes with an automatic dinner invite; you’ll bring the wine.)
46. Best Fiction Novel: 'Homegoing' by Yaa Gyasi
This award-winning best-seller tells the story of Ghanian half sisters who grew up unaware of the other. One marries rich and lives a life of luxury, while the other is imprisoned and sold into slavery. The parallel storyline spanning generations is a captivating one that you and your sister can read and discuss together, creating a unique bookclub of two.
47. Best For Plant Moms: Plantopedia Houseplant Guide
Whether being a plant mom is her full personality or she's just trying really hard not to kill every rose that enters her home, she'll find a lot to love about this plant encyclopedia. Plus, it's actually a really pretty book she'll love putting on display on her coffee table.
48. Best For Clean Sisters: Robot Vacuum
When it comes to gift giving, something that will save her time is the ultimate gift for your busy sister. It's even controlled by an app, so she can turn it on while she's out running errands and come home to floors she could eat off of.
49. Best Slippers: UGG Fluffy Slippers
What's not to love about these delightfully colorful and fluffy slippers? Don't worry, if she's not into pink they come in a ton of different colors. They're a #1 bestseller on Amazon for good reason.
50. Best For Spa Lovers: Essential Kit For Dry Skin
Instead of shelling out cash to take your sister to a spa, treat her to one of these essential kits for dry skin. This way she can do all the pampering she wants from the comfort of her.
51. Best For Fashion Lovers: Spanx Leather Leggings
If your sis practically lives in the Spanx Perfect Black Pant, then it's time for her to meet the Faux Leather Leggings. They have all the same über-flattering features, but with an edgy twist. File this gift under "win-win."
52. Best For Seltzer Fans: BrüMate Insulated Cup
Coming in a glittering assortment of colors (including this limited edition "Mermaid" style!), this insulated cup will keep your sis's favorite hard seltzer cold as she relaxes on the beach, at the park, or anywhere she goes on vacay. Expect it to become her new summer-travel staple.
53. Best For The Older Sis: Older Sister Sweater
Um, how stinkin' cute would your older sis look in this sweater? Plus, it comes in nine different colors.
54. Best For Beauty Sleep: Pure Silk Pillowcase
No matter how naturally beautiful your sister is (inside and out, of course), she could always use a silk pillowcase. Known for being kind to skin and hair, it seriously puts the "beauty" in beauty sleep.
55. Best Comedic Novel: 'Wow, No Thank You'
If your sister devours books, then you can't go wrong by tying this bundle of laughs in a bow. Samantha Irby's latest collection of hilarious essays in which she describes life at 40 in the midwest with her wife, and navigating her rising fame is impossible to put down.
56. Best For Fitness Lovers: Women's Health+ Membership
Make sure your sister is up on the latest health trends, fitness tips, and so much more with a Women's Health+ membership. For just $2 a month, you can gift her the digital only version. Or spend $20 for the year, and your sis will get both unlimited digital access and a 1-year print subscription. After all, you love reading it (right?!), so she will, too.
57. Best For Music Fans: Harry Styles Fan Book
Remember when you and and your sis used to go crazy over boy bands (Backstreet Boys or New Direction, depending on your age/vibe)? Either way, your Harry Styles-loving sis will totally fangirl over this activity book filled with fun facts and even quizzes about her fave star.
58. Best Candle Gift: Sister Candle
Is there a funnier gift that she'll actually use? Doubtful.
59. Best Custom Gift: Canvas Monogrammed Tote
Custom monogrammed tote? How 'bout one for each of you! This chic canvas bag will instantly become your sister's go-to bag of choice. It's big yet lightweight, and matches with everything. Total win.
60. Best Fragrance Gift: Reed Diffuser
If candles aren't your sister's thing but she likes to find ways to keep her home (or room) smelling super fresh, consider buying a reed diffuser instead. These bottles come in various earthy fragrances that can help create the perfect balance in her space.
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