You might be shopping for a sister with a big birthday milestone coming up (that she’s low-key dreading), or maybe you’re looking for a gift to celebrate her exciting new job. But no matter the occasion, it can be tricky to find a gift for someone that you’ve known all your life. So, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite gifts from the Strategist UK archives, sourcing products that come recommended from experts, cool people, and some celebrity shoppers, too (not to mention Strategist staff), and found 33 gifts on Amazon that we think would be great for every kind of sister (from the wannabe yogi to the serial earring-borrower).
For the sister who has a Bloom & Wild subscription
A cheaper-than-it-looks vase to display all the flowers she receives.
For the sister who slouches
For the sister who started Yoga With Adriene in lockdown
This thick, easy-to-carry mat will be able to stand up to Crow pose.
For the sister who’s partial to a Champagne breakfast
What’s a celebration without truffles in bed?
For the sister who’s constantly losing her earrings
Plus they’ll be laid out easier for you to “borrow’.”
For the sister who’s constantly losing all her other trinkets too
Makes a pile of rings, necklaces and bracelets appear organised.
For the sister who pierced everyone’s ears in year 8
For the sister who wears a hundred bangles on each wrist
The Art Deco minimalism of this bracelet shouldn’t clash with any others.
For the sister who is always rummaging in her bag
She can keep important things (read: the keys she can never find) in this in-bag pouch.
For the sister who’s a diligent hand-washer
Almond oil and milk will soothe those dry hands.
For the sister who has a Spotify playlist for every occasion
She’s always telling you that vinyl just sounds better.
For your sister who just became a homeowner
We like the contrast of light and shade in this original Japanese poster for My Neighbour Totoro.
And hang it easily with this frame.
For the sister who tells you a tidy desk equals a tidy mind
For the sister who planned all your birthday parties
For the sister who’s still a big kid
Just don’t let her eat them all at once.
For the sister who read Harry Potter to you when you were kids
From the creator of the BAFTA–awarded I May Destroy You, and Chewing Gum before that, writer and actor Coel gets candid about her personal-growth story. [Editor’s note: Misfits is due to be released on 7 September 2021; you can preorder now.]
For the sister who prefers an audiobook
For the sister who’s a skin-care newbie
For the sister who introduced you to retinols
For a coffee-table book she’ll actually want to leaf through, dermatologist Dr Mary Sommerlad recommends Pretty Iconic by Sali Hughes. “It takes you on a tour of iconic skin-care and beauty products from the past 100 years or so. It has a great layout, lots of nostalgia, and it’s beautifully written — it’s part memoir, part love letter to all things beauty,” says Dr Sommerlad.
For the sister who can’t look at another Yankee candle
For the sister who still drinks tea the old-fashioned way
You might tease her for it, but secretly you’ll covet this splatterware pot.
For the sister who requires a stronger morning brew than tea
For the sister who sets daily hydration goals
For the sister who prefers G&T’s
For the sister who hashtags #CottageCore
You’ll be receiving homemade calendula face creams before the year is over.
For the sister who’ll probably bake her own birthday cake
For the sister who taught you how to glitch on TikTok
Also available in lavender-purple, depending on your sister’s aesthetic.
For the sister always drains her phone battery
Essential after hours (and hours) of doomscrolling.
For the Gen-Z sister
She’s just discovered Instagram reels and she’s already forced the whole family to partake in one.
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