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40 Gifts for Every Type of Sister (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

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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

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

For the tween sister

For the kid sister

For the sister who’s also a new mom

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

For the sister who’s also a dog mom

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

For the sister who swore off alcohol

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

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

For the sister who throws dinner parties

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

For the sister who is always dropping her iPhone

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

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

For the sister who tends to go overboard with Nutella

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

For the sister who taught you about skin care

For the sister you taught about skin care


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

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

For the sister with hectic evenings

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

For the sister with a summer home


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