Depending on your relationship, finding Christmas gifts for your sister can feel like an impossible task designed to test your sanity, or it could be as simple as shopping for yourself. There’s simply no in between.
If you grew up sharing (read: fighting) over what belongs in who’s closet, finding the perfect Christmas gift for your sister all comes down to what you’d want to borrow for yourself.
On the other hand, if you and your sister are like chalk and cheese, finding the present to place under the tree can get a little tricky.
Take into consideration their interests, hobbies or perhaps something they’re mentioned they’ve been wanting to try.
Whichever category you fall into, whether it’s inspiration you’re after or you’re in dire need of help, we’ve done the hard work for you and picked the perfect Christmas gift for your sister, below.
The Best Christmas Gifts For Your Sister
Tessa Hoop Earrings, $109 at Alana Maria
These high-demand earrings by Sydney-based jeweller Alana Maria are a go-to for all accessory-loving girlies. Not into earrings? The brand is also famed for its bracelets and chains.
ACXTA Vintage Women’s Bag, $46.48 at Amazon
Every girl needs a staple black handbag. If you’ve noticed your sister’s one looking a little worn out, Christmas is the perfect time to gift her a new one. This sturdy and stylish bag has adjustable shoulder straps for every occasion, along with multiple inner and outer pockets for maximum storage.
Hair Treatment Mask, $23.99 (usually $29.99) at Body Blendz
Infused with abyssinia, coconut and argan, this moisturising and repairing hair mask is a lightweight and luxurious way to pamper your sister this Christmas.
Glow Bundle, $56.95 (Valued at $65) at Tweak Cosmetica
This is the ultimate self-care bundle perfect for the holidays. Complete with a hydration sheet mask and plumping eye masks to transform dull and dry skin.
Personalised Heart Travel Jewellery Case, $69.90 at hardtofind
Made of colourful faux leather, this heart shaped personalisable case is the perfect gift for your jewellery-loving sister. It features velvet imitation ring rolls, sections, pockets and even a secret hiding place for the most precious of gems. To make the gift extra special, the top of the case can be printed with a name or message of your choice.
Santorini Stripe Quilt Cover, from $230 at Sheet Society
Linen sheets are an everyday luxury that will not only give her space a stylish update, but are guaranteed to be used and loved.
Half Moon Leather Bag by The Row, $2646.44 at Net-A-Porter
Take it from us, you can never have too many bags. The sculptural, half-moon bag is the must-have of the year, and is destined to become a regular in her rotation as the perfect day to night accessory.
The Taillat Dress, $655 at Baíah
This open-back tiger leaf print dress is perfect for summer. With delicate button-down details and a french seaming finish, this renaissance-inspired dress with a modern twist is perfect for any event during the warmer months.
Gorgeous! Eau De Parfum by Michael Kors, $140 at Myer
This fragrance is bold and a little androgynous with a combination of floral and woody notes. White flowers are balanced with smoky tobacco, offering a scent for a sister who loves to be confident but not-too feminine.
The Future Is Yours At-Home Spa Set, $100 from Sephora
The ultimate treat-yourself box is this limited edition set from Sephora. Complete with a headband, mini roller, mini gua sha, cooling globe, eye patches and dry body brush, it’s full of essentials for some home beauty treatments.
Medium Flow Bowl, $260 from Dinosaur Designs
Dinosaur Designs are the go-to for statement homewares, handcrafted in Sydney.
Ecoya Candle, $54.95 at Ecoya
Ecoya has an extensive range to choose from, which not only covers candles but body products, car scents and kitchen sprays. However, the limited edition Christmas-themed ‘Goldie’ candles sounds extra scrummy, coming in scents like Blossom & Spice Vanilla, Raspberry & Hibiscus or Fresh Pine.
Dway Slides, $1,190 at Dior
With the right, higher-end budget, there are so many cute things currently at Dior that would allow us to spoil our loved ones (and ourselves) rotten. However, if you know your sister’s shoe size, these everyday flats hit the style-functionality sweet spot.
Vi’s Lip Savers Set by Ultra Violette, $55 at Sephora
Lip balms make for a great stocking stuffer, and these provide tint, hydration and sun protection as part of a broader sun safety routine. NOTE: Always read the label and follow directions for use.
Ultra-Luminous Daily Facial Kit, $231.75 (usually $309) at Vida Glow
Cleanse, smooth and brighten your skin with this facial kit. It contains a powerful three-step routine including natural collagen supplements for firming, antioxidants, vitamins and carotenoids for radiance, and a facial cleansing massager to remove buildup and enhance glow.
The Holiday Beach Umbrella by Business & Pleasure Co., $199.99 at The Iconic
With over 50,000km of coastline, there’s rarely an Aussie who doesn’t make use of our stunning beaches over the summer, so this beach umbrella is not only practical and sun safe, but chic, too.
Resurrection Aromatique Duet by Aesop, $155 at The Iconic
Oftentimes the best gifts are the luxurious versions of items we use everyday, i.e. things we love, but would never buy for ourselves. The Aesop handcare duo is a classic in this category.
Slip Queen Gift Set, $119 at The Iconic
A silk pillowcase is the underrated hair must-have. This cute set adds some cute hair ties, too, and you could always through in the silk sleep mask for something extra.
Charlotte’s Magic & Science Recipe Kit, $120 at Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury has some great gifts for your sister (including an awesome $300 advent calendar). However, my pick is the Magic & Science travel-sized pack—including the beloved Magic Cream moisturiser—which sis can take on her next jet-setting adventure.
Kerastase Genesis Hair Fortifying Serum, $91 from Kerastase
This award-winning hair serum is for the sister who always wants her hair to grow – fast. While hair serums are the kind of luxury we may not always think to buy ourselves, they could make for a good gift.
Matrix Tennis Necklace, $400 from Swarovski
Delivering a modern take on a truly classic style, this Matrix Tennis necklace is distinguished by the purity and elegance of its shimmering clear stones and rhodium plated design. Each individual stone works beautifully with the next, creating an endless stream of glamour that is perfect for your everyday look. Enjoy it for yourself, or as a gift for someone special.
Dahlia Collectable Mini Day Bag, $599 from Oroton
The Oroton Dahlia Collectable Mini Day Bag is a versatile and stylish accessory. Crafted with smooth leather and intricate hand-woven detailing, it’s the perfect bag for your sister to take on her summer escapades.
Anthelios Invisible Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+ 50ML, $35.95 by La Roche Posay
This lightweight facial sunscreen is popular among beauty girlies. Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin, it’s an affordable pharmacy spf and a great stocking stuffer. Note: Always read the label and follow directions for use. SPF is only one feature of a sun safe routine, which also involves staying out of the sun where possible and wearing sun-protective clothing when outdoors.