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40 best gifts for sisters in 2021: Cute and trendy gift ideas

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A connection between sisters can be complicated. At times, the attachment is so strong that she practically feels like your right hand. Other days, sibling rivalry gets the best of both of you.

Through the ups and downs of the relationship, you know she will always be there for you no matter what — no matter what the occasion may be, you'll want to show her how much you care with a thoughtful gift.

Check out our top picks that will excite any sister — from the fitness guru to the beauty and skin care lover.

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Best clothing and shoe gifts for your sister

1. The Cozy Lounge Kit

Complete with an eye mask and retro socks, this lounge set is a must for anyone trying to keep comfortable while at home.

2. UGG Women's Fluff Yeah Slide Slipper

If slippers have become her new go-to, she'll appreciate an upgrade to this super soft slipper from Ugg. The sheepskin lining is plush enough to wear around the house but the rubber sole means she can wear it out on errand runs too.

3. Uniqlo Women's Cashmere V-Neck Sweater

For the girl who wants to wrap herself in cashmere 24/7, Uniqlo's got her covered. Available in a dozen colors, this flattering V-neck delivers incredible softness and premium warmth.

4. Sperry Topsider Shearling Slipper

These cozy slippers are bound to win you the "sister of the year" award. Find them in two colors (cinnamon and grey/pink) and enjoy the shearling lining that will ensure warm feet throughout the winter.

5. PRETTYGARDEN Long Sleeve Lapel Zip Up

You can make sure your sister is warm and cozy all year round. This bestselling faux shearling zip-up sweater comes in more than 30 colors, so you can pick her exact favorite color.

6. Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

No joke: These leggings originally sold out in 72 hours! They come in three colors and rank as one of Spanx's top sellers.

7. Soft Blanket Scarf

A blanket and a scarf in one? Yes, please! This $14 fall favorite is so comfy, you'll want to buy one for yourself as well.

Best bath and beauty gifts for your sister

1. Sunday Riley Wake Up Kit

For the sister who aspires to have a complete skin care routine, this kit includes everything she'll need to keep up with it. This six-step kit is designed for the mornings and helps target dark spots, dullness and dark circles.

2. Just Breathe Eucalyptus Spa Gift Set

Relaxation is effortless with this kit that includes a self-watering bamboo pot, bath salts and a body scrubber.

3. Flower Ceramic Hair Straightening Brush

This hair tool from Drew Barrymore's beauty brand, Flower, makes getting ready in the mornings a breeze. If touching up her hair is the longest part of her morning routine, she'll appreciate this easy-to-use hot tool.

4. Golde Superfoods Mask Kit

Your sissy will put her best face forward with these two powder-to-gel masks. One is designed to exfoliate with superfruits like papaya and lucuma; while the other promotes clearer skin with detoxifying ingredients such as spirulina and mango juice.

5. Coco & Eve Super Nourishing Hair Masque

This hair mask nourishes the scalp with coconut extract, fig, shea butter, linseed and argan oil. The formula will hydrate and strengthen to restore hair to its original shine.

6.Turbie Twist 2-Pack

The Turbie Twist has been around for years and it's still available thanks to a strong following. This set will dry her hair quickly and keep it out of the way so she can multitask while getting ready.

7. Sephora Fresh Mini Loves

This five-piece mini set lets your sister try out a variety of bestsellers from popular skin care brand Fresh, including its highly-rated soy face cleanser, facial essence and moisturizer. Perfect for your beauty-loving sibling!

8. Drunk Elephant Time to Wake Up Duo

The Drunk Elephant following is getting stronger by the minute — and this Time to Wake Up Duo is the perfect option for any new user! It comes with a C-Firma Day Serum and a B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel.

9. Billie Razor Subscription

If your sis is sick of running out of razors, the Billie razor subscription might be a good option for a gift. Starting at only $9 a month, this service will deliver fresh razors to your door just in the knick of time.

10. SheaMoisture Clarifying Mud Mask

This mud mask includes tea tree oil and tamarind extract to help calm and sooth blemish-prone skin. Users say that it works well and lacks the burning sensation that often comes with masks that target acne.

11. Bath Bombs

These colorful bath bombs have over 30,000 reviews and a 4.8-star average rating on Amazon. The 12-pack is ideal for a night in when all your sister wants to do is spend a relaxing evening at home.

12. The Serums Starter Kit

Give the gift of a complete skin care routine, and help your sister find her new beauty favorites. Or you can specify your interest and order a box specifically tailored to what your sister already likes and needs.

Best accessories for your sister

1. Oragift Constellation Letter Necklace

Whether she has a slight zodiac obsession or just wants a dainty piece of jewelry to add to her collection, this necklace can help her show off both. It comes in a gold, sterling silver and rose gold finish.

2. Kate Spade New York Bourgeois Bow Stud Earrings

Her lobes will look like a present thanks to these Kate Spade studs. The gold-plated metal earrings come in three colors and its own canvas pouch.

3. Kay Love + Be Loved Bracelet

Made from sterling silver this stunning bracelet is currently on sale for under $40! The collection features a design that represents the unbreakable bond two people share — perfect for the sister you couldn't live without.

4. Double Compartment Large Crossbody Bag

If your sis needs a spacious bag (and you don't want to break the bank), this top-rated bag from Amazon might be a good pick. It comes in 25 colors and has almost 7,000 reviews from enthusiastic buyers.

5. Fitbit Charge 3

Have a sis who can't get enough of that fitness lifestyle? Treat her to a multi-use Fitbit. This one comes in two colors and has capabilities like heart rate monitoring, monitoring sleep, tracking calories and counting steps.

6. Zoppen Multi-Purpose Wallet

This well-loved wallet is perfect for the girl-on-the-go. It holds everything from a passport to cards to an ID and more — all organized in one place.

7. Ride or Die Beaded Stretch Bracelet

For the Thelma to your Louise, this accessory is made for your O.G. ride or die. Each bracelet also comes with a tag inscribed with a registration code for your sis to be inducted into an online community called the Nice Girl Gang.

8. Sterling Silver Sister Necklace

To show your sister you care, gift her this "sisters" necklace from Efytal. Created with two interlocking rings, it will show her that no matter how far apart you are, you two will always stay connected.

Best practical gifts for your sister

1. The Pair Vinegar Set by Brightland

If your sister is a huge foodie, she'll love this duo of bestselling vinegars from Brightland.

2. "Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion," by Jia Tolentino

This New York Times bestseller has probably been on your sister's must-read list this year. Now this whip-smart collection of essays from cultural critic Jia Tolentino is available in paperback!

3. Paper Source Peru Lilly Custom Journal

Whether she's a writer, planner or artist, this custom journal is sure to make her smile. Visit the site to personalize the journal with a name and paper style.

4. My Social Canvas Phone Cases

These adorable phone cases are just the pick-me-up she'll need on a day when she's down. With sayings like "smart looks gorgeous on you" and "a boss who is fabulous," there's a pretty good chance your sister will love this accessory.

5. Hydro Flask 32 oz. Water Bottle

If you don't already own a Hydro Flask water bottle, you've likely seen one before. This stainless steel bottle with over 10,000 Amazon reviews can keep your hot drink warm for up to 12 hours and your cold drink chilled for up to 24.

6. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

Everyone needs their morning coffee, but it becomes slightly less appealing when it gets cold within 10 minutes. This smart mug has a one-hour battery life and will keep your cup of joe piping hot.

7. W&P Ceramic Lunch Container

This upgraded planner will help you organize your week, take down notes and tend to your day-to-day responsibilities. Find each planner in multiple customizable colors and styles to fit your personality!

8. UrPower Essential Oil Diffuser

This highly-rated diffuser has over 42,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. "I tend to get my hopes up about products like this and I almost always find something to be disappointed about. This diffuser is an amazing product and, for the life of me, I can't think of one thing I could want it to do that it doesn't do," wrote one reviewer.

9. Budgeting Workbook

Have a sister who's focused on her finances? Gift her this budgeting workbook for under $7. Each page includes space for tracking expenses, planning and monitoring spending over time.

Best home gifts for your sister

1. IsoInspired Custom Line Drawing

Have a favorite family photo? This Etsy seller can turn it into a simplistic line drawing that she can keep on her nightstand or hang in her home.

2. JoyfulSips Long Distance Sister Mug

Sisters celebrating from afar this year will cherish this mug that closes the distance. You can select the quote and the state that will adorn the mug and have it shipped to their doorstep.

3. Learn to Knit Beginner Kit: Dishcloth

For the sister who has been looking for a quarantine hobby, this DIY knitting kit is the perfect fix. It includes the needles, pattern, and yarn she'll need to craft her own handy accessory.

4. Bathtime Essentials Wine Holder

For the sister who could use some rest and relaxation, this might be an essential. It can suction to the wall so they can enjoy a glass of vino as they unwind with a bath.

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This gift guide was originally published on Dec. 8, 2015.