Whether your sibling is an actual blood relative, a sister from another mister, or just like a sister to you, there is no better time than the holiday season to say thank you for always being there, sis. Reasons we love our sisters: She answers your endless late-night phone calls (even on "school" nights), still covers for you with the 'rents, and is always available to help polish off a craving for boxed mac 'n' cheese.
Show your sister that you appreciate them by trading your sibling rivalry dynamics for surprise and delight vibes with these gift ideas. From a collection of travel-size self-care staples and luxurious candles, to beautiful wineglasses and sparkling coasters, there's something here for the jet-setter to homebody. And in case you're wondering what's in it for you, there is definitely a thing or two worth borrowing. After all, what are sisters for?
Ahead, shop 20 gifts for sisters that will make you their favorite sibling.
This modern incense holder is a stylish way to give her home an aromatic atmosphere.
These cheese knives fuse smooth and sleek beauty with chef-worthy performance. Your sister can finally start a "special occasion" collection, or break them out for a weekend in.
The antique feel of this candle holder will complement many décor schemes, and your sister will appreciate the mood lighting.
A beautiful cookbook filled with pages of accessible recipes will be a welcome addition to your sister's kitchen. Each recipe includes a "swoon tip," or visual presentation insights author Athena Calderone has picked up from chefs, food bloggers, and food stylists she's worked beside throughout her cooking career.
If your sister is a sommelier of sorts, gift her these delicious cans (!) of wine, which Wine Enthusiast once described as "a notable, every day wine." Think drinkable and balanced flavors of strawberry, herbal, and bitter green notes.
With a woody fragrance with notes of vetiver, patchouli, spices, mysterious incense, and tonka bean, this warm and elegant scent is presented in a sleek clear glass vessel. This soothing candle will earn a coveted spot on your sister's coffee table.
These sleek Spanish wine glasses make sipping delicious wine feel extra special. Add a bottle of her favorite pour (or package it with our canned wine suggestion above) if you're feeling generous.
There's no better place for her to set her glass than on 24-karat-gold–and-quartz coasters. (They also come in silver.)
The beauty of this is that it makes a nightly glass (or two) of wine feel a bit classier. Even though experts say you really only need to decant bargain and luxe bottles, and high tannin wines like Syrahs and Chiantis, serving up a glass of adult grape juice from a decanter is coveted for the experience alone—it just feels fancier.
This set of luxurious travel toiletries from Aesop will give her extra incentive to pack her bags and visit you after the holiday season.
A spritz of Byredo's hair perfume will make your sister feel (not to mention, smell) amazing. The fragrance is a bold mix of Sicilian lemon, rose, amber, and suede.
Customize this sleek leather sleeve with your sister's initials to make the gift even more personal.
She'll think of you while enjoying a cup of hot tea on a cold winter's day. Snag one for yourself, and do the same.
Each handmade mug is a little bit different, so this gift is unique. This mug is great for the sister who likes minimalist vibes, with a touch of whimsy.
This luxurious honey mud mask (made with all natural ingredients) will make staying in on a cold winter night a treat.
These marble ring holders are pretty enough for her to display on her dresser or bedside table (and will ensure she never loses her favorite piece of jewelry). Buy a single ring holder, or a set of small or medium holders.
Leah Goren's whimsical artwork and heartfelt messages illustrate the special bond between besties, making it the perfect gift to give your sister.
This coconut-milk bath soak is a hydrating and skin-softening treat after a long day.
A moisturizing hand cream is a staple during the cold winter months. With the subtle rose scent, this luxurious cream from Grown Alchemist makes a great stocking stuffer. [TKTK Replace product: Not avail]
You know that your sister likes to be ahead of the latest trends. Give her a gift you know she'll love in the form of these modern earrings from Madewell.
This story was originally published on December 8, 2016, and has since been updated.