31 Special Gifts Your Sister-in-Law Will Love
Shop these thoughtful gifts for your bonus sis. The gifts for your sister-in-law will show her how much you care.
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The best bonus sister
Finding gifts for your sister is a cinch—by now, you know what she loves (and hates). Choosing gift ideas for your sister-in-law, on the other hand, is something of a challenge. After all, you’re not just trying to show her how much you appreciate her. You want to impress her too. Thanks to our comprehensive round-up, that’s totally doable.
Whether you’re hunting for Mother’s Day gift ideas, a birthday present, personalized gifts for a holiday, or a “welcome to the family” token of your love, we have the perfect gifts for her. They’ll show her just how much thought you put into the process—even if you just shopped this cheat sheet. So get ready to shop some of the most fun, fabulous, and of-the-moment gifts for sisters-in-law. As an added bonus, they double as best friend gifts so you can kill two presents with one “buy now” click.
Mini Melanie Signature Cake Truffles
Best for: The sister with a sweet tooth
These ain’t your mother-in-law’s truffles. These babies are filled with scrumptious cake (think tiramisu, devil’s food, red velvet, funfetti, and more), elevating the traditional truffle to a higher level. This box includes 12 scrumptious bite-sized truffles in eight different flavors. Considering everyone loves chocolate, this also makes a great gift for a girlfriend, boss, teacher, or another family member.
Rowan Minimal Threader Earrings
Best for: The minimalist
These gorgeous earrings blend chic with trendy and just the right amount of low-key bling. They’re also hypoallergenic, so you’ll not only be treating your sister-in-law to some fabulous jewelry, but you’ll also prove that you’ve been listening when she mentions her skin allergies. The reasonable price means they’re a good stocking stuffer for teens too.
Pudus Creekside Slide Slippers
Best for: The homebody
Nothing says “I accept you exactly the way you are” like a pair of cozy slippers. As gifts for your sister-in-law, these cable-knit, faux fur slippers encourage her to kick off her heels, pull on her comfiest loungewear, and go casual with her new family. Buy an extra pair as gifts for Grandma!
Kerisma Oslo Sweater
Best for: The classic type
If you’re hoping to find gifts for your sister-in-law that celebrate her penchant for wearing clean lines and well-fitting basics, you’re in luck. Bold stripes of oatmeal and black pair well with jeans or a pencil skirt, and the slightly oversized style means it’s as comfortable as it is cute. Next up: Find the perfect gifts for men who are tough to shop for.
Stojo Collapsible Cup
Best for: The conscientious commuter
This cute 16-ounce cup can comfortably hold a large coffee drink—without any paper or plastic waste. Not only is the cup a sustainable choice, but it also fully collapses, so she won’t be schlepping around a full mug all day. For more products with morals, check out these gifts that give back.
Magnolia Plaid Shirt Jacket
Best for: The trendsetter
This brilliant statement piece—part shirt, part jacket—is the fashion item of the season. We won’t fault you for buying a second for yourself. On the hunt for gifts for your wife? She’ll love this item.
GrandeFanatic Fanning & Curling Mascara
Best for: The wannabe influencer
Before your sister-in-law can upload key honeymoon highlights to social media, she’ll have to perfect the beauty girl approach without the need for eyelash extensions or fake lashes. This holy grail mascara decimates clumps, so she can project her best self without worrying about panda eyes. Side note: This is also an A-plus gift for teens who are perpetually on social media.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Phone
Best for: The tech-obsessed
If you’re looking for splurge-worthy tech gifts for your sister-in-law, treat her to a cutting-edge foldable phone. It’s small enough to stash easily in her purse yet still features an immersive 7.6-inch screen perfect for catching up on her favorite shows or YouTube videos.
Seraphine Bamboo Maternity & Nursing Sleep Bras
Best for: The new mom
Sometimes gifts for sisters-in-law are all about compassion and understanding what they need in their life right now. This two-pack of bras—made of hypoallergenic, moisture-wicking, antibacterial bamboo fabric—is so cute that you’d be forgiven for thinking they were regular sports bras. They’re a thoughtful gift for the mom who’s still nursing.
Multitasky Multitasking Foldable Ring Light
Best for: The Zoom queen
If your sister-in-law’s work-from-home game needs a little help, buy her a light that’ll have her looking great at the next virtual meeting. This foldable gadget has an adjustable stand and space for your smartphone in the center of a generously sized light ring. It also has three light modes, which shift from professional (cool) to extremely flattering (warm). With so many people working from home these days, this would be a good white elephant gift.
Buzzbox Cuban Mojito
Best for: The mixologist
Maybe your sister-in-law doesn’t go out to fancy bars anymore, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat her to a fun cocktail. While there are plenty of gifts for wine lovers and mixed drink fans, we love the low-key packaging of these premium drinks. They come in nine flavors, including Cuban Mojito, Classic Cosmo, and Whiskey Lemonade.
Sequin Zodiac Charm Bracelet
Best for: The stargazer
If the first thing your sister-in-law ever asked you was your birth sign, this is the astrology gift for her. Sequin’s Star Maps line boasts stunning statement pieces that pay homage to the zodiac and can be worn alone or in jewelry stacks. There are several pieces for each zodiac sign, but we think this versatile charm bracelet is tops.
iHome Hollywood Vanity Mirror Pro with Built-In Bluetooth
Best for: The beauty queen
Old-school makeup mirrors are a thing of the past. The sleek design of this mirror offers a minimalist add-on for her dresser. There’s full-spectrum natural lighting, Bluetooth, a speaker, a USB port, and integration with Siri and Google Assistant. Keep shopping with this list of the best subscription boxes.
M.M. Lafleur The Card Case
Best for: The card-carrying boss
Sure, you could buy run-of-the-mill gifts for your sister-in-law, but why not treat her to full-out glam? This cool case (made from Italian leather) can be used for her ID or business cards—even the card punch for the local cafe.
Big Blanket Co. Original Stretch Red Plaid Blanket
Best for: The cuddler
This super-cool (and supersized) blanket ranks among the best gifts for people who are always cold. It has a cool design—literally—that keeps you cozy without causing excess sweating. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns, but this plaid number is perfect for the chilly season.
Rifle Paper Co. Bon Voyage Silk Scarf
Best for: The world traveler
If your sister-in-law brings you a gift from every one of her trips, maybe it’s time to reciprocate. This cheery scarf has mini maps of some top destinations in the world, including London, Rome, and New York. It’s a nice reminder that even if she’s stuck at home right now, a world of adventure awaits her.
Naot Kirei Mary Jane
Best for: The sister-in-law who walks to work
If you live in a city, you know that walking on rough pavement for hours can do a number on your feet (and knees, and ankles, and…). These comfy-cute shoes have the impressive American Podiatric Medical Association seal of acceptance. Even better, they don’t look like comfort shoes and can easily be dressed up or down. Next, check out the best gifts for dog lovers.
Jones Road The Detail Brush
Best for: The vegan beauty
This hip brand was founded by makeup guru Bobbi Brown, so you know the quality and color selection is going to be amazing. But as a former celebrity makeup artist, I’m most impressed by the makeup brushes. Made in Italy with incredibly soft vegan bristles, they’re top quality without the massive price tag—perfect as a gift for your sister-in-law.
Jiggy Plants Over Plans Puzzle
Best for: The puzzle pro
The designs of these puzzles are so beautiful that they make great gifts for sisters-in-law with great taste and long attention spans. The beautiful designs are created by a wide variety of artists from around the world. The Ivy’s Corner design would be a fantastic gift for book lovers.
Lion Brand Yarn Ew, David Blanket Crochet Kit
Best for: The pop culture fan
If every message from your sister-in-law includes a gif from Schitt’s Creek, she is seriously going to love this craft kit. It includes soft yarn, a pattern to follow, and Schitt’s Creek mug. You can add crochet hooks or large eye blunt needles to the mix to help her create a statement blanket.
Vera Bradley Utility Tote Bag
Best for: The woman who packs everything but the kitchen sink
Whether she’s traveling for business or simply making a day of working at her favorite cafe, this bag will have loads of room for everything she brings along with her. It’s also surprisingly comfortable to carry, considering just how much fits in all the clever pockets and padded sections. Tip: Bookmark this site for the next time you’re hunting down gifts for kids. Vera Bradley sells super cute school backpacks.
Cuzen Matcha Maker Starter Kit
Best for: The matcha tea drinker
This has got to be one of the prettiest kitchen gadgets we’ve ever seen. Designed by a Tokyo native, this sleek machine includes a compact ceramic mill that produces extra-fine matcha powder, which is automatically whisked into the water. It comes with two matcha packs, is pretty easy to figure out, and is a great way to get the freshest matcha tea. It’s one of the very best gifts for a sister-in-law who lives on tea.
Recess + Outdoor Voices Pickleball Paddle
Best for: The athlete
Treat your sister-in-law to the latest sporting trend. These super-cute pickleball paddles come in two colors, each with bright, fresh patterns. Toss in a 12-pack of pickleballs to complete the present. They make fun gifts for husbands too.
Gigi Pip Monroe Rancher Hat
Best for: The fashionista
There’s a good chance you’ve seen this hat around town; it’s incredibly popular and almost universally flattering. It also camouflages bad hair days, making it one of the most thoughtful gifts for your sister-in-law who doesn’t always have time for a blow-out.
Viking 20-Inch Butcher Block Prep/Serving Board
Best for: The hostess
These boards make beautiful hostess gifts for your sister-in-law who’s a master of the cheeseboard. It’s also reversible, so she can prep on one side and serve on the other. The three indented sections are perfect for olives or other small bites.
Felina Geena French Terry Lounge Set
Best for: The couch potato
People often think they have to spend a small fortune in order for gifts for sisters-in-law to be considered considerate. Not so! You can treat her to a surprisingly flattering lounge set that is crazy comfortable and is also affordable.
Cleverfy Shower Steamers
Best for: The spa lover
Step aside, bath bombs. It’s time to welcome a scent bomb for the shower. This pack of six vegan shower steamers offers a variety of scents and essential oils, including lavender, watermelon, and sweet orange. Your sister-in-law can drop one on the bottom of her shower (don’t worry; they’re slip-proof!) for a spa-like experience. Bonus: Amazon gifts mean speedy delivery, ideal for the last-minute shopper.
HoMedics Shiatsu Bliss Foot Spa with Heat Boost
Best for: The woman always on her feet
The best gifts for sisters-in-law take lifestyle into consideration. Is she on her feet all day at work—say, as a nurse, waitress, or retail worker? Buy her a completely pampering experience. This heated foot spa claims to mimic the effect of a shiatsu massage, and it really delivers.
Ninja DualBrew Pro Specialty Coffee System
Best for: The barista
If your sister-in-law is one of many people who upped their home-brewing game over the past year, treat her to this robust coffee system. This gift for coffee lovers has a fairly small footprint for a machine that can do everything from brew grounds to use K-cup coffee pods. There’s also a hot cocoa option, which makes this machine completely irresistible.
Chinoiserie No. 19 Embroidered Velvet Mules
Best for: The shoe collector
Created by Cathy Wong, a Chinese American woman whose designs draw on her heritage, these velvet mules come packaged in a red velvet box perfect for gift giving. They’re handcrafted in small batches, with high-quality, sustainable materials. The mules vary in embroidery—choose among dragons, goldfish, butterflies, phoenixes, and peonies—and color.
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