Best Christmas Gifts For Sister

Are you looking for Christmas gifts for your sister? She is special to you and you want something that is just a little different and unique to give her this year. There are options that are specific as to whether she is your older sister or younger sister and there are sweet sentiments that mean so much to women who happen to be from your family but are also your friend. A nice option is to choose a gift that is a print on demand cups and pendants like the first four items in the list below. These are not sold in stores so it will be something that she will feel was made just for her. You might prefer something a little more traditional so I have a few suggestions in that train of thought, also.

See also my list of gift ideas for brothers

Shown here is a coffee mug with the text ‘Who Needs a Therapist, if you have  SISTER!’. 


 its_a_sister_thing_mugIts A Sister Thing Mug

She can drink her coffee or tea each day in this special mug that you gave her. Sisters may disagree with each other sometimes but they are there to pick you up when you are down and defend you when you need. It is a sister thing that unless you have one you just would not understand.

 peace_sign_big_sister_necklaceBig Sister Necklace With Peace Sign

If she happens to be your big sister, a necklace that is fun and a little retro is a neat idea for a gift for Christmas. The pendant measures about 1 1/4 inches in diameter and hangs on an 18 inch chain. It is a print on demand product so it is not a necklace that you will see in shops at the mall making it a very unique gift for your Big Sis.

 happy_owl_little_sister_necklaceLittle Sister Necklace

Perhaps she is your little sister and you want to give her a special necklace. Owls are so popular right now that this necklace with a happy owl might appeal to you. The pendant is about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and it also hangs on an 18 inch chain. Perfect for little girls and big girls, too.

Malden Clear Expressions SISTERS glass keepsake – 4×6

A nice sentimental gift for your sister would be a picture frame. This frame will hold a 4 by 6 inch photo. Now wouldn’t it be even more special if you took a photo from your childhood that has both of you in it and placed it in the frame? The frame is made of glass so the style will work in any decor.

Manual Woodworkers & Weavers Sisters are Different Flowers Pillow, 11 by 8-Inch

I just love the sentiment on this throw pillow that your sister can place any where in her home. She is uniquely herself and yet grew in the same “garden” as you did. The pillow measures 12 inches wide by 8 1/2 inches tall.

If you don’t understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child. ~Linda Sunshine

What to give your female sibling

Have you been asking yourself what the best sisters gifts might be for this Christmas? Chances are that if you have a sister you just might be. There are some factors that are in play such as what particular things your sister likes. Is she into to fashion and jewelry or is she an outdoorsy or geeky kind of gal? Maybe she is too small to have a lot of interests.

Of course the biggest thing to consider is how much of your budget will you be able to spend on her. Sister gifts do not have to be expensive in order to please her, although if money is no object then it will be an easier decision to make for you. In most cases, we are close to our sister so we want to give her something nice and that she will appreciate. We can get all sentimental when choosing a gift or we can go whimsical or even sarcastic if it is something that she will get a good chuckle over. So, let me make a few suggestions to get you started on that holiday shopping for her.

10107729_f520A tablet, for instance the Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire HD is a quality tablet for the price and easy to use as well. She’ll enjoy reading all her favorite (Kindle) ebooks on there as well as browse the web, keep up with friends and family (Facebook, email) etc. 

Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there. ~Amy Li

A Sweet Necklace For Her

Sterling Silver “My Sister My Friend” Open Circle Pendant Necklace, 18″

I like the simplicity of this necklace made with a sister in mind. Made from sterling silver and hanging on an 18 inch chain it is something she can wear often. It is not too flashy when wearing something casual and nice enough that it can be worn if she is dressed in a nicer outfit. The sentiment is sweet and loving without being over the top sentimental. I think any sister would be glad to receive it and wear it.

More sister-themed jewelry

“For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather: To cheer one on the tedious way. To fetch one if one goes astray. To lift one if one totters down. To strengthen whilst one stands.”

Books devoted to sisters

Just Sisters: You Mess with Her, You Mess with Me – Hardback book Gift idea for Sisters

Sisters are wonderful, and sisters are terrible. Depending on the day, the mood, the weather, or the time of day, a sister can be a companion, an adversary, an enemy, or a soulmate. But no matter what, a sister is always a best friend, and the combination of animal photos and quotes in this delightful gift book celebrate the unique duality of sisterhood.

Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul: Inspirational Stories About Sisters and Their Changing Relationships (Chicken Soup for the Soul)

This new Chicken Soup book offers a heartwarming and uplifting collection of stories that celebrate the lifelong bond of sisterhood.

Whether they share this special connection with someone through genetics or the heart, only a sister can understand the complex, deep and dynamic relationship they share with loved ones as they journey together through the stages of life.

Sisters: A Force To Be Reckoned With – Gift idea for Sister: share the joy of sisterhood

Sisterhood is a strong, lifelong bond woven from a wide range of emotions that include pride, jealousy, happiness, sometimes anger, but always love. “Sisters” explores this profound sibling relationship with far-sighted and humorous thoughts coupled with outstanding wildlife photographs. It’s the perfect impulse gift from one sister to another requiring no special occasion or holiday.

A Tote Would Be A Nice Gift For Your Sister

what happens with the sisters stays with sisters tote bag by jewelry_dreams at

The tote shown about is funny one that you could give her if the two of you seem to get into mischief on a regular basis. There are all kinds of funny ones to choose from along with some that are a little more serious. 

She can use a tote bag for many things. It would be handy to take to the grocery store to use instead of a paper or plastic bag. If she is a busy Mom that finds herself shuffling children to practices and sporting events, she can use it to pack snacks, a change of clothes for the children and any other things she needs to take with her. Trips to the beach or park will be times that she can stuff whatever she needs in the bag and she will always think of the time you gave it to her.

Well look no further – whether you want a piece of jewelry for her, a candle, a figurine or a ‘year of wishes’ there is bound to be something here that will suit her and suit your budget. Scroll down to enjoy some online shopping for gifts, presents and stocking stuffers for sisters.

A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. ~Marion C. Garretty

A Figurine For Your Sister

The thing that I like about the Willow Tree figurines is that they are not meant to resemble anyone in particular but rather to convey an emotion. Whether you are a sister giving one to your sister or a brother who is close to his sister there is an appropriate one for you to give. Artist Susan Lordi carves each one by hand making them unique and interesting for someone to have displayed on a table, mantle or desk. 

Willow Tree: Brother and Sister or

Willow Tree: Two Sisters – Hand carved by artist Susan Lordi this 8 1/2 inch tall figurine is a lovely gift for your sister for Christmas. Sisters do walk together in their journey in life and this piece can remind your sister that you value her both as family and as a special friend.

Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life. ~Charles M. Schulz

A year of wishes for my sister

A Year Of Wishes Ginger Jar Music Box: Daughter Gift by Ardleigh Elliott

What could be nicer than giving your sister a whole year of wishes in a musical jar? This is a jeweled porcelain heart-shaped gift tag embellished with simulated gems and attached with a real ribbon; the tag bears a special dedication to your sister in silvery script: “A Year of Wishes for My Sister”. The tune it plays is “You’ve Got a Friend”. This is a limited edition item and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Measures 7″ H, 17.8 cm H

“Chance made us sisters, hearts made us friends.”


Mugs Make Fun And Useful Gifts

Of course a small girl who happens to be a sister will not have much use for a coffee mug like the one shown here. But mugs are always a nice and useful gift to give. A little message on the mug that is sweet and nice or humorous is always an option. She can drink her coffee, tea or any warm beverage in it and remember the year that you gave it to her. 

I loved the message on this mug, showing that the sister who receives it is someone close and who listens and gives great advice. That is the best relationship a person can have. Who else in the world is going to understand the family better than the gal who grew up with you and knows all of the history?

A fun but meaningful Christmas gift for your sister especially when she is your best confidant when it comes to family troubles. She has your back and listens to what you have to say. A mug that reminds her how much you treasure her taking the time to listen.

“Who needs a therapist when you have a sister!”

 Who does not have pictures to frame?

Giving her a frame to use for a photograph is a nice idea. Giving her one that is themed to sisters makes it more personal. You can give it to her empty and let her decide which photo she wants to place in it. What I think is even a better idea is to find an old photo of the two of you together and place it in the frame for her. That shows that you really put some thought into the gift and went the extra mile to make it something personal between the two of you. 

Soy Candle ‘Dear Sistersister-candle‘ – Soy candles as a Sister gift idea

Soy candles last longer and burn cleaner and they come from renewable sources – great gifts for the eco conscious.

A fabulous gift idea for a fabulous sister in your life. No need to spend a fortune, this is an inexpensive gift that she is sure to love. A great reminder to her of how much she means to you. It comes with poured 100% soy wax and after you are done burning you can place a votive inside. The candlelight from within lights the elegant design which sends her your love and best wishes.

What kind of sister is she?

As I was looking for some ideas to give you on purchasing sister gifts, I couldn’t help but notice how many types of sisters that there can be and that just might be important in what you choose for her. 

A sister can be:

  • the baby, the little or the big sister
  • younger, in the middle or older
  • she can be a sister-in-law
  • she could be a step or half sister
  • the only sister
  • a sorority sister
  • your soul sister
  • a woman from a religious order

And then there are other adjectives that we might use to describe her as the mean one or the nice one. She may be the silly one or the serious one in the family. She could be bossy or she might be tame. She can be so many things but the most important thing is that she is your sister in one of these capacities and you want to give her a gift.

I asked readers on a previous version of this page:

How many sisters do you have

  • 43% I have one sister 
  • 27% I have two sisters 
  • 14% I have three sisters 
  • 8% I have four sisters 
  • 4% I have five sisters 
  • 1% I have six sisters 
  • 0% I have seven sisters 
  • 0% I have eight sisters 
  • 0% I have nine sisters 
  • 0% I have ten sisters 
  • 2% I have even more sisters than that

637 people have voted in this poll.

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