The 35 Best Sister-in-Law Gifts for Holidays and Birthdays

Any one of these great gift ideas will instantly strengthen your sisterly bond.
Four sister-in-law gifts: slippers, birthdate candle, initial necklace, and ceramic mug
Photos, clockwise: Parachute, Birthdate Candle, Gorjana, Uncommon Goods
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Updated Nov 30, 2023
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First comes love, then comes marriage—then comes many more holiday gifts to forage. All jokes aside, gifts for your in-laws are a great way to show them you care and appreciate being a part of their crew. And if there's one family member you really want to shower with love, it's probably your sister-in-law. But finding gifts for your sister-in-law that are as amazing as she is can be hard. Luckily, we've found the best gift ideas for your sister-in-law, whether you're shopping for Christmas, Hanukkah, her birthday or just because she always takes your side (even if it's just because of sibling rivalry). From trendy picks for the fashionista and creative gifts that honor her hobbies to sentimental gestures that'll earn you BFF status, she'll feel extra thankful to have such a cool SIL when she opens her present.

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Our Top 10 Picks

As someone with two sisters (and three future sisters-in-law), you can trust me when I say I've done a lot of online shopping for this demographic. So, here are (IMO) the best gift ideas for your sister-in-law for every occasion and every type of relationship.

For the Holidays

Monogrammed travel organizer sister-in-law gift
Photo: Mark & Graham

Make travel (and packing!) easier for her with this chic organizer. It's crafted from vegan leather and boasts two zippered compartments: a top pocket for cosmetics and a bottom one for jewelry. Want a personalized gift for your sister-in-law? Add a foil-debossed monogram. She's going to wish she had this luggage accessory ahead of her holiday travels.

For Your Future SIL

Initial necklace sister-in-law gift
Photo: Gorjana

Jewelry is always a good gift idea for your (almost) sister-in-law, and this dainty initial necklace from Gorjana is a trendy and personal option. It's made from 18K gold-plated brass with an adjustable chain so it can easily stack with her existing baubles. Do you have more than one sister-in-law? This is a great gift to snag all of them while still feeling unique to each individual.

For the Unique SIL

Sling bag sister-in-law gift
Photo: Anthropologie

Sling bags are a must-have accessory. From belt bags to cross-bodies, everyone (including your sister-in-law) wants a small purse they can easily throw on for style, convenience and safety. We're personally obsessed with Anthropologie's vegan leather sling bag with intricately stitched straps. It comes in lots of colors (like brown, red or yellow) so you can match the purse to her capsule wardrobe. Plus, it's such a cool and unexpected shape.

For a New SIL

Uncommon Experience online class sister-in-law gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

If you're newly married and feel shy around your sister-in-law, it's time to change that—and this gift idea will help you. "Uncommon Experiences" by Uncommon Goods is a series of unique online classes like flower arranging, astrology chart reading, mixology and cooking, aimed at helping you bond and learn new skills. Even better, most of the workshops come with a physical gift set that'll make taking part a breeze. Each screen can have two people on it, so you can take the virtual experience with her!

For the Sentimental SIL

Phenomenal Woman stemless wine glasses sister-in-law gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Remind your bonus sister of her beauty, strength and spirit with this sentimental set of two stemless wine glasses. They're printed with uplifting verses from Maya Angelou's poem "Phenomenal Woman," which celebrates femininity in all its glory. Pair it with her favorite bottle of vino and a promise to have a night-in together soon.

For the Fancy SIL

Tory Burch perfume samplers sister-in-law gift
Photo: Nordstrom

Not sure about your sister-in-law's favorite perfume? No problem. This gift set of pen sprays from Tory Burch's Essence of Dreams Collection will let her sample several luxe scents—and possibly find a new favorite. Plus, the convenient travel size lets her keep one in her purse, one in her car and one in her office desk so she can refresh anywhere, any time.

For Her Birthday

Gold birthstone hoop earrings sister-in-law gift
Photo: Made by Mary

The best sister-in-law gifts for her birthday are personalized, which can actually be easier to shop for than you might think. These gold hoop earrings are adorned with her "birthstone" (cubic zirconia in the birthstone color) and are gorgeous for everyday wear or special occasions. Huggies not her style? They also have studs.

For the Funny SIL

Custom pet phone case sister-in-law gift
Photo: Purr & Mutt

Prepare to see the biggest smile on your sister-in-law's face when she opens this gift. Surprise her with a custom illustration of her beloved pet printed on a phone case. Keep it simple with a solid colored background or make it an absolutely iconic gift by turning her dog or cat (or rabbit, hamster or lizard) into a quirky character, like a king, queen, astronaut or wizard. Don't let the model of honor miss out on a gift either—pick up dog or cat treats at the store before heading to her house for the party.

For a Longtime SIL

Cool Sisters Club hoodie sister-in-law gift
Photo: LakeHouseDesignArt

Is your sister-in-law your best friend? (Dream come true!) Gift her a cozy sweatshirt that tells her just how great you think she is—and maybe get a matching one for yourself, too. This hoodie reads "Cool Sisters Club" on the front and back in a retro-inspired font. It comes in nine colors and sizes small through 5XL.

For the SIL Who Has Everything

In Good Taste wine box sister-in-law gift
Photo: In Good Taste

Edible gifts are a foolproof idea for recipients who seemingly have everything. So, even if your SIL has a wine cellar in her home, she can still never have too much vino. In fact, that's all the more reason this would be a good gift for her. In Good Taste delivers curated flights of wine so your sister-in-law can host an at-home tasting for her friends (which hopefully will include you). Choose a gift pack of whites, reds, rosés or a mix, or give a gift card so she can pick the wine herself.

Even More Great Ideas

Our list of ideas is only just getting started. From Christmas gifts to birthday surprises, keep reading for the best gifts for your sister-in-law.

1. Book Valet

Reading valet sister-in-law gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

You already know your sister-in-law is getting a stack of new books for Christmas or Hanukkah—after all, she basically copied the New York Times Bestsellers title for title on her wish list. Stand out from the crowd, but still appease her hobby with this holiday gift idea. The reading valet will hold her spot in a book—no bending the corner of pages necessary—as well as her phone, drink and glasses. It's already engraved to say "Save my spot" and "To be continued" but you can add a bookplate for an extra personalized detail.

2. Bubble Bath Set

Bubble bath set sister-in-law gift
Photo: The White Company

Future sister-in-law gifts can be tricky since you might not know her super well just yet. Luckily, everybody loves self-care goodies. This gift set will arm her with bubble bath in four therapeutic scents that serve four individual needs: sleep, restore, calm and nourish. As a bonus gesture, offer to watch her kids so she can really get her R&R on.

3. Silky Sleep Set

Silk sleep set sister-in-law gift
Photo: Brooklinen

If you really want your sister-in-law to like you, gift her a highly sought-after silk sleep set. This luxury gift set from Brooklinen comes with a silk pillowcase and eye mask so she can improve her skin health (not to mention her sleep hygiene) with zero effort. She'll feel like royalty sleeping on such a soft and satiny pillow. You could even add in silk scrunchies to help protect her strands.

4. Tea Subscription

Boba tea kit sister-in-law gift
Photo: My Tea Drop

For a unique gift for your sister-in-law, try this boba tea kit. It includes five tea flavors like chai and matcha, plus tapioca pearls so she can enjoy a refreshing, Insta-worthy concoction at home. The set will make 10 drinks total, though we bet she'll be hooked after just one serving.

5. Birthdate Candle

October First birthdate candle sister-in-law gift
Photo: Birthdate Candle

If you're new to the family and not sure what birthday gift to get your sister-in-law (and your spouse is being no help at all), look no further than Birthdate Candles. The brand creates a unique candle for every single day of the year, with detailed labels on astrology, numerology and tarot to decipher the personalities of people born on that date. Don't worry, they all smell really good too!

6. Heart-Shaped Succulent

Heart-shaped succulent sister-in-law gift
Photo: Plants.com

Show her you love her—and believe in her green thumb!—with this cheeky Hoya succulent plant. It's practically foolproof to care for and even comes in a cute ceramic pot so it's instantly ready for its shelfie.

7. Cotton Slippers

Cotton slippers sister--in-law gift
Photo: Parachute

If there is one gift everyone loves (yes, even your sister-in-law who has everything) it's luxe loungewear. Help her kick her feet up and relax with a pair of plush 100% Turkish cotton slippers. They're an especially fitting holiday gift if your mother-in-law insists on matching pajamas every Christmas.

8. Disney Mug

Frozen mug sister-in-law gift
Photo: DisneyStore

Even if you're new to the family, you know: If there is one thing your sister-in-law (or future SIL) loves, it's Disney. This "Frozen" mug perfectly fits the winter season and features everyone's favorite animated character, Olaf. It jokes "Am I missing something?"—since Olaf's carrot nose is gone—making it fitting for an SIL who's a smidge unorganized before a steaming cup of coffee each morning. Let's just hope any kids won't see it or you'll be listening to "Let It Go" all Christmas day.

9. Flower Delivery

Flower delivery sister-in-law gift
Photo: BloomsyBox

If you're shopping for a gift for your long-distance sister-in-law, but don't have time to mail something yourself, let BloomsyBox do all the work. With expedited delivery options, they'll send a beautiful bouquet right to her door on the day of your choosing, whether that's a surprise birthday delivery or a festive bouquet for her holiday party. She'll never even know it was a last-minute idea. Bonus: You can score 10% off bouquets with our code KNOT10.

10. Margarita Kit

Margarita kit sister-in-law gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Take inspiration from you and your sister-in-law's favorite pastime: Taco Tuesdays. This gift set comes with three all-natural margarita mixers (grapefruit honey, pineapple lime and citrus agave) as well as a unique salt blend. Ahh, refreshing! The kit includes drink recipes for each syrup, so all she'll need is a bottle of tequila (*nudge, nudge*) to get started. You could even pair it with a personalized rimming board and a set of glasses. Everyone will want to get on the fun!

11. All-In-One Vegetable Chopper

Vegetable chopper sister-in-law gift
Photo: Amazon

If you're not all that close with your sister-in-law, practical gifts are the way to go. This multi-blade, adjustable mandoline and dicer is the only kitchen gadget she'll ever need. It can cut, shred and grate all kinds of veggies, fruits and cheeses for easy meal prep throughout the week. With over 22,000 positive reviews, this popular gadget will make a great holiday, birthday or even a bridal shower gift for your sister-in-law.

12. Kitchen Towels

Kitchen towels sister-in-law gift
Photo: Geometry

Does your sister-in-law have the most aesthetically pleasing home you've ever seen? Add to her interior style with these fun geometric tea towels. Not only will they up the color in her kitchen, but the soft microfiber fabric means they're ultra-absorbent and quick-drying. Better still, they're made from recycled plastic bottles! For such an affordable price, they make a particularly great stocking stuffer for your sister-in-law.

13. Popstar Clips

Popstar clips sister-in-law gift
Photo: Emi Jay

If your sister-in-law already owns plenty of claw clips and scrunchies, gift her the newest, emerging hair trend: popstar clips. She can use them both to keep her freshly curled hair away from her face while she applies makeup without any fear of creases or use them as a fun way to style a half-updo. Emi Jay has lots of cute clip options, though we're preferential to the rainbow stars in this set of four.

14. Gel Manicure Kit

Gel manicure kit sister-in-law gift
Photo: Amazon

Looking for an extra fun gift for your sister-in-law? A gel nail polish kit is everything she didn't know she needed. From chic colors to cuticle care tools, this kit comes with all the salon essentials for a fancy gel manicure at home. She'll love saving money and picking up a new hobby. And it's all compatible with Beetles nail extension kit too! (Pro tip: Pair it with a small bottle of sunscreen to protect her skin from UV light every time she wants to paint her nails.)

15. Viral Makeup

Charlotte Tilbury makeup set sister-in-law gift
Photo: Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury, one of TikTok beauty influencers' favorite makeup brands, has so many good gift sets for the holiday season. From best-selling eyeshadow palettes that'll give her the illusion of bigger and brighter eyes to liquid highlighter and blush for a glowing finish, there's bound to be a good gift for your sister-in-law on their site. Our pick? Their Pillow Talk On The Go Kit. It comes with travel-sized mascara, eyeliner, liquid blush, lip liner and lipstick, all in a versatile nude pink hue. The mini sizes make it so that she can easily carry it all with her during a night out. She'll be making lots of friends in the bathroom because everyone will want to know where she got such a great gift set.

16. Gourmet Candy

Gourmet candy set from Sugarfina
Photo: Sugarfina

No matter what holiday you're shopping for, gourmet candy is always a welcome gift idea for your sister-in-law (or really any of your in-laws). This charming bento box from Sugarfina comes with their signature gummy Champagne and Bubbly Bears, as well as rosè roses—yum! You can also create your own gift box and choose from dozens of chocolates and gummies to customize a kit you know she'll love.

17. Custom Blanket

Custom blanket sister-in-law gift
Photo: Baublebar

Blankets are a heartwarming gift for any occasion, but we especially recommend this one if you're shopping for your sister-in-law's wedding gift. It'll show off her new shared initial with her spouse for personalized home decor. It's knitted from soft acrylic yarn in a natural beige or olive green shade and is machine washable.

18. Super Soft Pullover

Soft pullover sister-in-law gift
Photo: Cozy Earth

There's no dupe on Amazon for this extremely cozy sweatshirt (and matching joggers). Made from breathable, lightweight and stretchy bamboo viscose, it's the perfect pullover for year-round wear. And just because we think you're a great in-law shopping for such wonderful gifts, we're giving you 30% off sitewide with the code THEKNOT. (Note: Excludes their serenity silk apparel collection and all cashmere.)

19. Shearling Clog Slippers

Shearling clog slippers sister-in-law gift
Photo: Quince

Your sis-in-law will look just like a Pinterest model with these new shoes. The easy slip-on, slip-off clogs have a cozy Australian shearling lining and durable outsoles, so she can take them outdoors to perfectly complete her coffee run fit. Fashion tip: They look best with cozy crew socks.

20. Journaling Starter Kit

Journaling starter kit sister-in-law gift
Photo: Silk and Sonder

If her New Year's resolution is to write more and worry less, this Hanukkah or Christmas gift for your sister-in-law will ensure she accomplishes her goals. The deluxe set includes a planner, keepsake dish and keychain, as well as a three-month subscription to Silk and Sonder. That means she'll get a monthly journal that'll inspire self-care through evidence-based coaching exercises, prompts, trackers and calendar spreads. Plus, she'll have access to their app for guided audio programs, virtual events and community support. Come March, she'll be checking off her resolution and renewing her subscription.

21. Monthly Tea Subscription

Monthly tea subscription from Sips by
Photo: Sips by

Whether your sister-in-law is a long-time tea drinker or picked up the habit after binge-watching Bridgerton, she'll love a subscription to Sips by. Each month, they'll send her a personalized selection of loose or bagged tea to sample and enjoy. This particular gift isn't just a subscription service, though. She'll also get a festive-flavored tea from the jump and a cute tea infuser. She'll be ready to watch Penepole and Colin's love story in style.

22. Sentimental Ceramic Mug

Ceramic mug sister-in-law gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Don't forget a mug for her to sip on her steaming tea, coffee or hot cocoa! This one is sure to bring a tear to her eye—it's handmade from durable ceramic and painted with two neighboring homes and the phrase "I wish you lived next door." All the feels!

23. Charcuterie Board Kit

Charcuterie board kit sister-in-law gift
Photo: Platterful

Make all her friends and family even more jealous of her charcuterie spreads with a gift from Platterful. They'll deliver everything she needs—cheeses, meats, crackers, spreadables and accompaniments like olives or dried fruit—plus written and video instructions to help her lay it all out in style. You can surprise her with just one kit or subscription for charcuterie each month. Psst, this also makes a really great date night idea if you're shopping for your sister-in-law's bridal shower or wedding gift. Just add red wine!

24. Pantry Essentials Gift Set

Pantry essentials set sister-in-law gift
Photo: Brightland

Whether she's the brains behind Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner or still learning her way around the kitchen, this gift set will give every homemade dish even more flavor. It includes Brightland's extra virgin olive oil, Champagne vinegar and orange blossom honey. She can roast chicken, saute veggies, toss salad and marinade salmon (plus, a hundred other recipes) with the best—and prettiest—pantry essentials. It even comes with a gold-hued spout to ensure a smooth and easy pour of olive oil over pasta, bread or greens.

25. Zodiac Constellation Cuff Bracelet

Zodiac constellation bracelets
Photo: Uncommon Goods

If "What's your zodiac sign?" is the first question your sister-in-law ever asked you—and then promptly Googled your compatibility with her sibling's sign—then we bet she'll love this bracelet. Her very own sign's constellation is engraved in the recycled sterling silver cuff bracelet for a piece that will be the star of any outfit.

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