She makes you laugh. She drives you crazy. You don’t even know what life would be like without her. She’s your sister, or maybe she’s your daughter or niece about to become a sister. Here are just a few big sister gift ideas that will suit all ages!
For a Blast From the Past: Four-Piece Personalized Glass Coasters Set
Take her on a trip down memory lane with these vintage-style glass coasters. Each one resembles a Polaroid, and they can be customized with the photos of your choosing. Pick some funny, sisterly pictures from your childhood or celebrate your nieces and nephews with something more current.
You could even use photos of a beloved pet!
For a Spa Day at Home: Honey and Almond Home Spa Gift Basket
As a big sister, she’s probably handled her fair share of responsibility. Why don’t you give her something that will let her relax for awhile? This gift basket offers everything from bubble baths to body lotions with the soothing fragrances of honey and almond, and it all comes beautifully presented in a woven brown basket wrapped with a bow.
She’ll look and feel like a million bucks after using it.
When She Likes to Horse Around: Other Sisters and You Unicorn Mug
Give her a gift that’s as rare and precious as she is when you buy this unicorn-themed coffee mug. It features a plain brown horse that says “Other Sisters” followed by a sparkly, multicolored unicorn throwing its head back under the word “You.
” You only have one sister like her, after all, so this is the way to show it!
For the Little Big Sister: I’m The Big Sister T-Shirt Teddy Bear Plush
This gift will be perfect for a little girl becoming a big sister. It’s a soft, fluffy teddy bear with a pink t-shirt that reads “I’m the Big Sister,” and it’ll be ideal for hospital delivery rooms and other settings where you’ll want to remind her that she’s important, too.
It’ll make her feel remembered even as attention is understandably elsewhere.
For the Globetrotter: Anywhere Travel Guide
If your big sis has a thirst for adventure, these cards can help her explore the world no matter where she’s going or what she’s doing. Rather than being specific to a destination, they’re all about the journey.
They’ll prompt her to take walks, snap photos, write lists and reflections, eat exotic foods and strike up conversations with strangers. She’ll fully live in the moment as she travels from place to place!
Show Love to the Whole Family: Family Tree Birthstone Necklace
Birthstone necklaces are a dime a dozen, but this one goes the extra mile by offering a made-to-order family tree with customized stones and inscriptions. For example, if she’s a mom of three, you can order a necklace with the three birthstones of her children and their initials etched into the surrounding metal.
It’ll be a beautiful, thoughtful gift for someone who loves their family more than themselves.
For Star-Crossed Sisters: Consider It a Big Hug Sister Throw Pillow Cover
There might be physical distance between you, but with the help of this pillowcase, your bond will be closer than ever. It has a heartwarming message about loving and being proud of her even when she isn’t close by, and it ends with, “Hold it in your arms and consider it a big hug!” She’ll think of you every time that she snuggles it on the couch!
A Valuable For Her Valuables: Portable Indoor/Outdoor Lock Box Safe
A practical gift, this safe will be appreciated by a woman who spends a lot of time away from home. Maybe she’s a mom who’s always taking the kids to parks, beaches and soccer games; maybe she’s a college-bound teen who is worried about privacy in her dorm room.
Either way, this safe is cute, portable and lightweight while also boasting heavy-duty safety features in the form of a solid steel frame and a customized three-digit combination code.
A Token to Carry Everywhere: Sterling Silver Interlocking Infinity Circles Sister Necklace
With delicately shimmering jewels, this necklace is beautiful to look at and even more beautiful to wear. Two interlocked infinity circles will represent you and your sister, and heart-shaped cubic zirconia gems will add style and sophistication to the piece.
Even its card is gorgeous: It’s decorated with pink flower blossoms and a heartfelt poem about the bond between sisters.
For the Royal Family: I Hereby Crown You Big Sister Gift Set
She’s always been your princess, but now she’s getting a co-ruler! This is another great gift for a young girl who might be anxious about a new baby. It includes a book, a doll and a fabric crown, and as you might have guessed from the name “I Hereby Crown You Big Sister,” it’s all about empowering her in her new role.
You can make it something to look forward to in a positive, tangible way.
When Every Day is Mojito Monday: How My Sister Tells Time Mug and Wine Glass Set
One of the best things about having a sister is being able to kick back and drink some wine together, and this gift set makes it easy. It’s a wooden wall board that holds two coffee mugs and two tall-stemmed wine glasses.
The top reads, “How My Sister Tells Time.” It’ll be great for busy moms, working women and anyone else who could use a little relaxation after a long day. As a bonus, since the glassware comes in pairs, you can drink right along with her!
For Adorable Family Photos: Big Sister Little Brother Matching Tutu and Bow Tie Outfits
Your family scrapbook will look amazing with these coordinated outfits for the kids! The “big sister” outfit has a fluffy pink tutu and gold-accented headband while the “little brother” outfit has a black bow tie and cap.
You can purchase either pants or a onesie to go along with his ensemble, so it’ll be suitable for multiple ages. Bring some Hollywood glam to your household with outfits that’ll turn your little ones into ladies and gentlemen.
To Keep It Real: I’d Shank a B*tch For You Pink Marble Mug
While not explicitly a gift for big sisters, this mug will definitely speak to a certain sisterly dynamic. It declares “I’d Shank a B*tch For You” before adding, in smaller letters, “Right in the Kidney.
” Hearts dance along the words as a nice complement to the marbled pink surface. It’s sweet; it’s girly; it’s utterly ruthless. Don’t mess with sisters.
To Celebrate Both Her Inner and Outer Beauty: To My Sister Rose Gold Compact Mirror
Made from an elegant rose gold, this compact is already a stunner, but it gets even nicer when you look closely enough to read the inscription on top. “To my sister,” it begins, offering a sweet, loving message surrounded by hearts and butterflies.
Then it finishes, “As you look in the mirror, I hope you see what I see. You are beautiful.”
The Gift That Everyone Secretly Wants: LED Money Holder Tree
Are you familiar with “money trees” in feng shui? They’re plants meant to attract wealth when properly arranged and harmonized with your living space. This one has a similar purpose, but it’s made from metal wires with LED lights, so it doesn’t require a green thumb to cultivate.
It also has clips for attaching real dollar bills as “leaves” on the tree! If you’re throwing your big sis a birthday bash, this could be a cool way to encourage a collection for her.
Smells Like It’s Time to Be Awesome: Thanks for Being a Bada** Sister Candle
“Thanks for being a bad**. Keep that s**t up!” It’s a bold statement to be printed on such a gentle, soothing candle, but just like your sister is a complex woman, this can be a complex gift. It’ll give her a jolt of self-confidence even as she luxuriates in the mixed fragrances of lavender and eucalyptus.
When She Has a Sweet Tooth: Mountain Valley Gourmet Honey Gift Box
If you’re tired of giving her the usual chocolates and coffees, try something a little different with this honey sampler set. It offers three exotic flavors all of the way from New Zealand, including a famous manuka honey that’s said to have many medicinal and beautification qualities.
She can satisfy her cravings and clear her skin, settle her stomach and support her immune system at the same time.
For a Sister on the Move: Big Sister Reusable Tote Bag
The great thing about this gift is that it’s suitable for older sisters of any age. If she’s young, she can fill it with crayons and toys; if she’s a little bit older, she can take it on trips to everything from libraries to grocery stores.
The colorful print declaring “Big Sister” will never expire. She’s your sister for life.
A Relatable Gift: Sister Therapy Wooden Block Sign
“Sometimes, talking to your sister is all the therapy you need. Sometimes, after talking to your sister, you need therapy.” If you have a big sister who would absolutely crack up at this sentiment, you’ve just found the perfect gift for her! It’s also scrawled on a black wooden box sign with stylish white text, so it’ll be a cool, chic addition to any contemporary home decor.
For the Woman Who Has Everything: What a Sister Gets Funny T-Shirt
“This shirt is what a sister gets when she doesn’t know what to get for your birthday.” Cute and clever, this is a t-shirt to throw at your big sister when she insists that she doesn’t need anything this year.
It’s sure to get laughs from both her and anyone on the street or in the grocery store.
Paw-sitively Wonderful: Charlotte the Dog Hand-Knit Sister Dolls
Handcrafted in Peru, these soft, pastel-colored dolls are an excellent alternative to Barbies. Each one is made with ethically sourced 100 percent cotton yarn, and they’ve been brought to you with fair trade practices that support women in South America.
They’re also utterly adorable dogs with dresses and flower crowns, and there’s both a big sister and little sister doll to help your girls play nicely together!
For a Neat and Tidy Kitchen: Natural Bamboo Tea Bag Organizer Box
You’ve bought her all kinds of sampler kits, but have you ever bought her something to hold it all? This organizer box is made from all-natural, eco-friendly bamboo wood, and it comes with a glass-windowed lid to see what’s inside without having to open it.
Twelve compartments will keep its contents divided. It’s advertised as a tea organizer, but she could just as easily use it for spices, chocolates, coffee beans and more.
Two Bodies, One Heart: Alex and Ani Color Infusion Soul Sisters Bangle Bracelet
What if she isn’t your biological sister? What if she’s a stepsister, adopted sister or sister-in-law? This bracelet covers all possibilities by saying simply “soul sister.” It has a slim, attractive design with small charms decorating the sterling silver bangle, and its size can also be adjusted for the perfect fit.
To Raise a Rock Star: Amazing Me!: Coloring and Activity Book
This is another great gift for a young girl who might be feeling iffy about all of the changes coming into her life. It’s an activity book with a twist: Instead of coloring flowers and animals, she’ll be coloring positive, self-affirming messages.
There are also prompts for self-reflection such as “five things I love about myself” and “today I feel (blank).” Help her navigate an uncertain time by reminding her that she’s still your precious and unique daughter.
For the Hostess: Rustic Torched Wood Five-Piece Craft Beer Serving Set
If she loves to entertain, this craft beer serving set is sure to become a talking piece at parties. Its attractive wood-paneled framework holds four identical glasses that can be used for everything from traditional tastings to fun guessing games.
A chalkboard panel on the front can identify labels, brands and ingredients for guests.
To Infinity and Beyond: Always My Sister Forever My Friend Silver Heart Necklace
Adorned with two girls sitting on a heart, this necklace will be a sweet token of sisterhood that spans the ages. It can be given both to little girls and grown women as either a nostalgic present or something that she can grow into and treasure for years to come.
After all, the bond between sisters lasts forever.
Everything But the Kitchen Sink: Best Sister Ever Gift Set
If you can’t pick a single present for your sister, why not pick them all at once? This massive gift box offers all kinds of girly goodness under a lid that says “Best Sister Ever.” There’s a necklace and a bracelet; there’s a trinket dish and a compact mirror; there’s a key chain and a greeting card.
All are sister-themed, and all are a mix of funny, sweet and inspirational. Make her entire year with a gift box that does it all!
Present Buying: How to Get It Right
Shopping for a sister can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. Here are just a few tips for finding presents that she’ll actually like!
Think About Your Sister’s Personality
Is she sweet or sassy? Does she love sentimental gifts, or does she start giving you noogies if you get too mushy on her? You don’t want your gift to be something that hits the wrong note, so make sure that you’re playing in her type of orchestra. You’ll also want to consider where she’s opening the gift and whether or not your gift is appropriate for that venue.
Don’t Be a Jerk
Even if you have a teasing relationship with your sister, you’ll want to be careful with gag gifts. She might not appreciate a joke at her expense on what’s supposed to be a special occasion, or the joke might feel different to her when it’s printed on a tangible object rather than being thrown around in casual conversation. Be cautious with your words and actions. The psychology of gift giving can be intense.
Check Outside Sources and Resources
This can be particularly helpful if you’re gift shopping for fashion items or something else with a lot of options. Rather than making guesses or muddling through on your own, do some research on the topic. Go sleuthing for what your sister likes. Figure out how to buy high-quality versions of whatever it is.
Do you like what you see? These are just a few of our best big sister gift ideas, but we have plenty more, and we’re open to suggestions as well. What gifts have you given to your sis? What rocked? What flopped? We want to know!