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July 27, 2022

Best gifts for sisters 2022

By Angela Garretson


Every sister is different, but that doesn’t mean shopping for her needs to be difficult. Some sisters are into hair, beauty, and makeup, while others love fashion, accessories, or technological gadgets. Then, there are those sisters who love to cook — either for themselves or for their family. Whichever type of sister you have, there’s a perfect gift for everyone.

For the beauty-obsessed sister 

Skincare

BeautyBio Contouring + De-Puffing Rose Quartz Roller

This beautiful rose quartz roller will quickly become part of your sister’s morning routine to smooth and refresh her face. The smaller end can be used to depuff the under-eye area after applying eye serum

Sold by Amazon and Sephora

 

Tatcha Gold Camellia Beauty Oil 

For a luxury 23-carat glow, this facial oil contains real gold to lock in moisture. It can be used on bare skin for a hint of shimmer or made part of a nightly skincare ritual.

Sold by Sephora and Amazon

 

Tarte SEA drink of H20 Hydrating Boost Moisturizer

For any skin type, this moisturizing gel goes on light and penetrates deep. It features hyaluronic acid for a youthful glow and pairs well under Tarte foundations or concealers

Sold by Amazon, Sephora and Kohl’s

 

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

This rich hand cream leaves hands soft and smooth but not greasy. A little goes a long way, so this tube lasts long and is the gift that keeps on giving. 

Sold by Sephora and Ulta Beauty

 

The Seaweed Bath Co. Exfoliating Detox Body Soap

An exfoliating and exhilarating soap, this coffee-infused bar not only sloughs off rough spots but also reduces the appearance of cellulite. It features both nourishing and detoxifying ingredients.

Sold by Amazon

Makeup

Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain

Suitable for all skin tones, this stain works naturally with your body’s chemistry to deliver just the right shade for lips or cheeks. The formula is all-natural and non-drying. 

Sold by Amazon and Ulta Beauty

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit

Gift your sister a glow-up with this shimmery highlighter palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills. Go the extra mile and toss in a makeup brush for application.

Sold by Sephora, Amazon and Ulta Beauty

Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Eyeshadow Palette

This luxury eyeshadow quad comes in a plethora of color combos and four finishes, from sparkling to matte. It’s top quality and can be used to achieve a variety of looks. 

Sold by Sephora, Amazon and Macy’s 

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream

Ditch foundation for this highly popular CC cream that provides natural coverage and skin-nourishing ingredients, such as collagen and hyaluronic acid. It contains SPF 50+ and comes in radiant or matte finishes. 

Sold by Amazon, Ulta Beauty and Sephora

Glo Skin Beauty Hydration Mist

This setting spray not only keeps makeup in place but also hydrates and smoothes fine lines. Plus, the mist can be spritzed on the face throughout the day for an instant refresh. 

Sold by Amazon 

Hair and nail care 

Sachajuan Moisturizing Conditioner

This chic, high-end conditioner uses “ocean silk” technology to strengthen and repair heat-damaged hair with algae and other natural ingredients. It’s perfect for the sister whose color-treated hair needs some extra love. 

Sold by Amazon 

Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector 

Not your average hair mask, this miracle worker strengthens and repairs damaged hair bonds at a molecular level. It’s amassed a loyal following for good reason and doesn’t leave your hair feeling heavy or greasy. 

Sold by Amazon, Ulta Beauty and Sephora

Ancient Tradition Multi Collagen Protein Powder

Some wellness supplements, such as this high-quality collagen powder, have beauty perks as well. Collagen helps hair grow faster, nails grow stronger, and improves skin suppleness.

Sold by Amazon and iHerb

Aria Starr Beauty Organic Argan Oil 

For frizzy hair types, this smoothing argan oil tames flyaways and adds shine to dull hair. For extra shine, distribute the oil through the hair with a boar bristle brush. The all natural oil can also be applied to nails and cuticles. 

Sold by Amazon 

Butter London Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer

This high-end nail lacquer is free from 10 harmful chemicals common in conventional nail polish. The high-shine finish is like gel and the colors are highly pigmented. Include a manicure kit as a bonus gift.

Sold by Amazon 

For the busy sister who needs to unwind 

Turquaz Linen Lightweight Waffle Spa Robe

You don’t have to be in a luxury spa to wear a spa robe. This classic, waffle-textured robe is long and lavish for lounging around the house. 

Sold by Amazon

Aura Cacia Discover Essential Oils Kit 

This perfect starter kit includes the four “essentials” of essential oils: peppermint, tea tree, lavender, and eucalyptus. To elevate the gift, include an essential oil diffuser

Sold by iHerb and Amazon 

Astrura Silk Eye Pillow for Sleep 

This lavender-and-flax-seed-filled eye mask blocks out all light for napping, sleeping, or meditation. The aromatherapy scent immediately puts the mind at ease, and the 100% silk cover feels luxurious on the skin.  

Sold by Amazon 

Beauty by Earth Bath Bombs Gift Set

These all-natural bath bombs featuring relaxing and detoxifying ingredients, including Epsom salts, Kaolin clay, and essential oils. Plus, they’re free from artificial fragrances and contain organic ingredients. 

Sold by Amazon

Orgaid Organic Sheet Mask 

The sheet mask is an easy self-care item that’s a no-brainer to use. Orgaid offers a set of nourishing sheet masks that target various skincare issues while you watch TV or soak in the tub after a long day.

Sold by Amazon

Conair Waterfall Foot Spa  

A pedicure appointment requires time and money. This home foot spa bubbles and cascades warm water around tired feet. Your sister can use its built-in pumice stones and follow up with a foot cream

Sold by Amazon and Macy’s 

Wax and Oils Aromatherapy Candles

This clean-burning candle is made of soy wax and is a fantastic gift all year round. Infused with natural essential oils, the lavender scent is all-around relaxing.  

Sold by Amazon 

La Jolie Muse Ylang Ylang Aromatherapy Scented Candle 

Because a girl can’t have enough scented candles, this attractive aromatherapy candle is a welcomed addition to any bed stand or vanity. The rose gold holder is gorgeous and modern.

Sold by Amazon  

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For the sister who’s a fashionista

Clothing

Sarin Mathews Off the Shoulder Ruffle Maxi Dress

This soft, stretchy maxi dress is breathable and comfortable, making it the perfect summer wardrobe staple. It’s available in eight colors, too, so you can find a shade that flatters your sister’s coloring.

Sold by Amazon

DKNY Jeans Cropped Fitted Cardigan

With a snug, curve-hugging shape, this versatile cardigan can be worn on its own as a top or open over a tank or camisole. It has a flattering V-neck and is made of a stretchy cotton blend for a more comfortable fit.

Sold by Macy’s

BCBGMAXAZRIA Women’s Faux Leather Moto Jacket

For a sister with a bit of an edge, this stylish motorcycle jacket is the perfect finishing touch to many outfits. It’s made of buttery-soft faux leather and has zippered sleeve openings. The bolero cut just skims the hips for a more flattering fit.

Sold by Amazon

Lands’ End Women’s Crewneck Cashmere Sweater

This classic cashmere sweater is a gift your sister can wear year after year. It features luxurious two-ply construction and a ribbed trim that hits at mid-hip. It’s available in eight shades, too.

Sold by Kohl’s

Free People Women’s Rumors Denim Jacket

This stylish, faded-wash denim jacket is a versatile addition to any wardrobe. It features a button-closure front and fold-over collar for a traditional look. But the denim is particularly soft, making it more comfortable than other denim jackets.

Sold by Amazon

Calvin Klein Women’s Essential Sleeveless Sheath

This classic little black dress has a boat neckline and above-the-knee hem, making it versatile enough for multiple occasions. It also has a ruching detail across the front that flatters all body types.

Sold by Amazon

kimi + kai Women’s Angie Water-Resistant Hooded Trench Coat

This regular-cut, single-breasted trench coat doesn’t just protect you from the rain; it’s also sharp and stylish. It’s relaxed through the chest and waist for a comfortable fit and can be worn with or without the included belt.

Sold by Macy’s

Blooming Jelly Women’s Chiffon Blouse

Made of lightweight chiffon, this blouse is ideal for summer or layering under sweaters and blazers in cooler weather. It has a V-neck and skims away from the stomach for a more flattering silhouette. It’s also available in 26 colors, so you can choose the perfect shade for your sister.

Sold by Amazon

Jewelry

Adornia Cursive Sister Necklace

For a special sister, this cursive necklace helps celebrate that important relationship. Its stainless steel base is covered in 14-karat yellow gold, making it durable enough for everyday wear. The chain is 16 inches but offers an additional two inches if you want to adjust the length.

Sold by Macy’s

The Pearl Source Japanese Akoya Cultured Pearl Necklace

If your sister has a more traditional style, this strand of pearls makes an excellent gift. It has a classic princess length of 18 inches and a durable 14-karat gold clasp. There are also double knots between the pearls to provide a truly secure design.

 

Sold by Amazon

Anne Klein Knot Stud Earrings

Available in gold-tone and silver options, these simple knot studs are versatile earrings for any occasion. With a diameter of just two-fifths of an inch, they’re an ideal size and weight, making them comfortable for all-day wear.

Sold by Macy’s

Betsey Johnson Woven Mixed Multicolored Bead Flower Heart Illusion Necklace

Featuring a mix of beads and stones, this striking necklace adds a colorful touch to any outfit. It has a combination of heart- and flower-shaped charms to give it a fun, whimsical look. The gold-tone chains feature an easy-to-open lobster clasp closure, too.

Sold by Amazon

Kendra Scott Elton Cuff Bracelet

This simple cuff bracelet is versatile enough to pair with your sister’s favorite T-shirt and jeans — or a cocktail dress for special occasions. It has two oval stones on either side of the opening and is available in multiple metal tones and stone colors.

Sold by Amazon and Macy’s

GUESS Basic Large Wire Hoop Earrings

These classic silver-tone hoop earrings are the perfect addition to many casual outfits. Their oversized silhouette makes a bold statement, and the click-top closure ensures they won’t fall out.

Sold by Amazon

Accessories

Nine West Scarf Flip Up Women’s Floppy Hat 

If your sister likes to spend time in the sun, this hat can provide protection and keep her looking stylish. It has a floppy brim that shields the face and a scarf that ties in a bow at the back. You can choose from four color combinations, too.

Sold by Kohl’s

Converse Women’s Chuck Taylor Shoreline Knit All of The Stars Sneaker

These casual slip-on sneakers offer a beachy twist on classic Chuck Taylors. They have an elasticized collar, so you can easily slip them on and off. The breathable construction makes them an ideal summer shoe, too.

Sold by Amazon

Coach Color-Block Leather Willow Shoulder Bag

Made of 100% leather, this versatile bag can be worn as a shoulder or crossbody bag. It has a turn-lock closure to secure your belongings and a zippered compartment to help organize items. It’s also available in several colors with either silver- or gold-tone hardware.

Sold by Amazon and Macy’s

Adidas Women’s Whittier Beanie

This sporty beanie can ward off the chill in cool weather. It features two-toned yarns that are textured to give the hat a soft, cozy feel. The ribbed cuff also helps keep the beanie in place.

Sold by Amazon

Frye Women’s Essa Bootie

With a high heel and almond-shaped toes, these booties can make your sister’s legs look long and lean. Made of genuine vintage leather, they have a tight fit around the ankles and tonal stitching for a Western-inspired look. The zipper closure makes it easy to take them on and off, too.

Sold by Amazon

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  • A soft, comfortable T-shirt to wear with jeans or dress up with a skirt and heels
  • A satin headband to add a bold pop of color to even the simplest outfit
  • A comfortable, flattering pair of skinny jeans for casual days and evenings out
  • A well-sized tote bag for commuting to the office or weekend getaways 
  • A sparkling stone broach that can work well for work or special occasions
  • A comfy lounge set for running errands or relaxing around the house

For the sister who loves gadgets

Apple Watch Series 7 GPS

For the sister who's often on the go, this high-tech smartwatch can do it all. It can track blood oxygen levels, heart rate and rhythm, sleep patterns, and general workout activity. Plus, it easily connects to tens of thousands of apps on your phone. The new display is crack-resistant and waterproof. It also comes with a free three-month subscription to Apple's Fitness+ with its complete library of guided workout routines.

Sold by Amazon

Raycon Fitness Earbuds

When it comes to comfort, style, and function, nothing beats Raycon. These earbuds are perfect for the gym, office, or daily commute. They have comfortable gel tips with stabilizers that keep them in place while on the go. They're also virtually waterproof, have low latency, and have decent battery life.

Sold by Amazon

Tile Pro High-Performance Key Finder

This water-resistant key finder is perfect for the sister who has a household to run and not a lot of time to spend searching for keys, phones, and other essential items. It has a 400-foot range and can be connected to an app or smart home device to track nearby things. There's also an option to find items located far away using the Tile Network and app. The Premium Protect mode includes smart alerts, free battery replacement, and lost item reimbursement.

Sold by Amazon

Apple iPad Pro 5th Generation

Perfect for both leisure use and productivity, this powerful tablet can handle anything from digital art programs to mobile gaming. It boasts a top-tier M1 processor, crisp graphics, a high-quality camera, and studio-level speakers. At full charge, it lasts for up to 10 hours. It’s also compatible with the Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard.

Sold by Amazon

Amazon Kindle Oasis

If your sister loves to read by the pool or at the beach, this e-reader is a great gift. It comes with either 8 or 32 gigabytes of memory and can store thousands of ebooks or audiobooks. The ergonomic design, adjustable warm light, and streamlined page turn feature ensure a premium reading experience. It can also play audiobooks on Audible using Bluetooth headphones or speakers.

Sold by Amazon

Canon EOS Rebel T7

This compact, lightweight DSLR camera has all the essentials without the high price tag of other digital cameras, making it perfect for the sister who's just getting into digital photography. It comes with a helpful on-screen guide explaining all the main settings and modes.

Sold by Amazon

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000

Versatile, compact, and capable of fitting into a coat or pants pocket, this power bank can charge several smartphones quickly and wirelessly. It also has overcharge protection so it doesn't overheat.

Sold by Amazon

Google Chromecast (3rd Generation)

This easy-to-use streaming device is a must for the sister who wants to stream music, images, movies, or series from their phone, tablet, or computer to their smart television. Set up is simple. There's also minimal to no latency while streaming shows or playing games. Overall, it's a great addition to any smart home.

Sold by Amazon

For the sister who loves to cook

Cuisinart 14-cup Food Processor

Available in seven colors to fit into any kitchen aesthetic, this sleek food processor is perfect for families who love to cook together. It features a large food chute, a 14-cup bowl, and an assortment of slicing and shredding discs.

Sold by Amazon and Home Depot

GoWise USA Digital Air Fryer

For the health-conscious sister who wants something versatile, easy to use, and fast, this air fryer is a great choice. It features eight preset options that make it easy to cook everything from pizza to fish to chicken. It also has a detachable basket, nonstick pan, and cooking accessories.

Sold by Amazon and Home Depot

Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer

This multifunctional instant pot is large and efficient, making it ideal for busy households who need to cook large meals or just want a lot of leftovers. It has an 8-quart capacity and comes with 11 settings, including air frying, dehydrating, slow cooking, and roasting.

Sold by Amazon, Macy's, and Home Depot

Oster 14-cup Multiuse Rice Cooker

If your sister loves to make meals with rice, steamed vegetables, or even meats, this versatile rice cooker will be a great addition to her kitchen. It can cook food evenly and efficiently without the need for checking it. It also comes with a handy measuring cup, rice paddle, removable nonstick pot, and steaming tray.

Sold by Amazon

 

T-Fal Ultimate Hard-Anodized Nonstick 17-Piece Cookware Set

This large set is versatile with 17 durable nonstick pots and pans, including three different-sized saucepans, a 3.5-quart saute pan, a Dutch oven, and a small egg frying pan. The pans come with matching, vented lids that trap in just enough moisture and heat for a perfect finished dish every time. They also have a red thermo-spot indicator in the middle to show when the pan has reached the ideal temperature.

Sold by Amazon

Mercer Culinary Millennia Five-piece Magnetic Board Set

No chef's kitchen is complete without a high-quality knife set. This one includes five knives with high-carbon Japanese steel blades and ergonomic handles. The knives fit perfectly onto a magnetic wooden board, too, perfect for those who want to save on space.

Sold by Amazon and Wayfair

Vitamix Professional G Series 750 Blender

This feature-packed blender is perfect for anyone who likes a good smoothie, soup, puree, or frozen dessert. It’s easy to use, has variable speed control, and has pre-programmed features that ensure consistent results. It also comes with a cookbook filled with healthy, delicious recipes.

Sold by Amazon and Wayfair

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