Calpak Luggage Set
Remember back in the day when your parents made you share a suitcase, constantly fighting over who was taking up all of the space? That same tattered beige suitcase lives on and both of you often borrow it when traveling. But there are so many cute options out there now, including this lightweight hard-shell suitcase set. Now she will proudly yell, “That is mine!” at the carousel as she grabs this sleek marbled beauty.
Sunday Riley Double Your Glow Kit
For the sister who’s ready to glow, treat her to Sunday Riley’s Double Your Glow Kit — a duo of skincare products that includes our iconic Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment and C.E.O. 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum — both of which help to plump, brighten, and hydrate the skin.
The Sleeper Linen Pajamas
When I look back at my life, I realize that pajamas were what my sister and I clung to when life got difficult. Heartbreak, sick days, sleepovers together when we watched Crazy, Stupid, Love for the tenth time. And it is the garment we still turn to when we want to relax in bed and reminisce over the good ol’ days. A pair of high-quality pajamas can last you a lifetime. We love this set from The Sleeper because of its utilitarian look and extended sizing options.
Agent Nateur Holi(oil) Youth Body Serum
This luxury body serum works for anyone battling with cellulite, bacne, sun damage, hyperpigmentation and scarring. Vitamins C and E work together with caffeine and rosehip oil to brighten skin tone and increase skin elasticity. While this is a very practical gift, the high-end packaging makes it a product that they will be excited to own and display.
Yeti Yoga Mat
Your sister swears by the life-changing magic of yoga and can often be found on the mat. But she is still using the same mat that used to collect dust in the attic that your dad got for free with his 2001 “yoga at home” DVD. Get her a stylish nonslip mat from Yeti that is anti-tear and free of latex, phthalates and heavy metals.
“How To Raise A Plant: and Make It Love You Back” by Morgan Doane
Your sister was once tasked to raise a plant before she got a dog for her birthday and she simply could not make it work. Now she lives alone with a cactus, and even the succulent is not looking too well. This book promises to help. This easy-to-follow guide will also look great neatly placed on her coffee table.
Kosas Tinted Face Oil Foundation
This face oil foundation has the perfect amount of natural coverage for anyone who swears by their tinted moisturizer. Jojoba oil works to soothe and balance, avocado oil hydrates the skin and red raspberry seed oil helps to repair and tone.
Diptyque Tuberose Candle
Diptyque candles scream luxury which makes sense considering it takes two days to make each candle and several processes, most of which are still done by hand. Replace the cheap lemon-scented monstrosity that lives in her kitchen with this intoxicatingly sensual candle. The strong floral notes will transport her somewhere far away — Florence, Italy where they are manufactured perhaps?
Susanne Kaufman Mallow Blossom Bubble Bath
Does your sister enjoy spending most of her time at home pampering herself? The pièce de résistance of any good night in is bubble bath. This one contains mallow extract, a natural anti-inflammatory, that works to soothe dry skin. It also contains pine oil, which works to relieve muscle ache, and juniper oil to help boost the immune system.
Kjaer Weis Lipstick in Shade Adore
The holidays are the perfect time to apply a timeless red lip. We like the Kjaer Weis lipsticks because they are certified organic and produced in Italy. They contain beeswax, jojoba and sweet almond seed oil to moisturize the lips rather than dry them out. The perfect lipstick to get you through hours of grandma snapping photos of you two on her iPad that she will send to everyone on WhatsApp.
WTHN Detox Bundle
Your sister is the type of person who never forgot to take her Flintstone vitamins when you two were younger. Bring her into the new age of vitamins with this herb kit from WTHN. It comes with three different blends: Gut Check, Clean Slate, and Oops, I Did it Again. Gut Check is a time-tested blend of Chinese herbs to combat bloating and gas. Clean Slate is a whole body cleanse that starts with your gut to help you hit refresh. Oops, I Did it Again contains ginseng, milk thistle and fenugreek to help detox and jumpstart your metabolism.
Simplehuman Sensor Mirror Trio
Help your sister take their makeup application to another level. It uses proprietary technology to mimic natural sunlight — the ideal lighting for color-correct makeup application. On one side, you get a 5x magnification which allows you to get a sharp view of your entire face. On the other side, you get both a 1x view for true size and a 10x window that is best for detailed work.