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When it comes to close relations there's nothing quite like the bond between siblings.
The chances are you'll have the honour of knowing your sister as well as she knows herself which means the pressure is really on to find the perfect gifts for sister(s). But what to give this important woman in your life?
You'll want to take into account her own personal tastes of course as well as her age to make sure you find an appropriate gift. But why not also celebrate the special bond you share with a thoughtful gift that speaks volumes about how much you care. For younger sisters, this can mean hunting down toys, games and activities that you can do together and so also giving her the gift of your time. For teenage sisters, a carefully chosen item of jewellery should be well received and many can be personalised for that extra special touch. Of course, if you really come unstuck you can always seek inspiration from your relationship and buy her that fancy makeup, super-soft jumper or favourite purse that she keeps 'borrowing' from you so she has no more excuses.
But while the pressure is on to secure the best item, Kidadl has stepped up to be your Christmas present fairy Godmother. We've scoured the shops to find the best Christmas present ideas for sister or sisters who deserve something amazing this year. So whether you're hunting down the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy tweenager, searching for matching gifts for your and your sibling or just want to spoil a baby girl in the family we've got something for everyone.
If your sister isn't the only female relative you need to buy for we've got plenty more gift ideas for girls to inspire you. And don't worry as we've not forgotten the men in your life either - check out our Christmas gift buying guide for brothers too.
Kidadl's Top Pick
Siblings share a special bond, and our top pick reflects this. This personalised item enables you to really tell your sibling how much you care about her, without saying it out loud.
1. Personalised Big And Little Siblings Set - Little Baby Boutique
It would be hard to do a round of Christmas ideas for sister siblings without including a customised, matching outfit. So here it is: the perfect idea for a Christmas present for sister or brother siblings. Each set includes one baby grow and one t-shirt, the former in sizes from newborn up to 6-12 months and the latter in sizes from 6-12months through to 6-7 years. The designs come in big sister/little sister or little brother/big sister and you can also choose to add in names if you wish. The material is 100% cotton and can be machine washed and ironed on the reverse. Older siblings will be proud to share a matching outfit with their younger siblings.
- Price: £28
- Age: from newborn
- Names can be included
Best For New Big Sisters
2. You're The Biggest Book - Lucy Tapper
If you're looking to help a little one find big sister gift ideas this book makes the perfect gift. The 32 pages are fully illustrated and follow the story of two foxes on a journey to discover the special role an older sibling has. This makes a particularly wonderful gift for a younger big sister who will enjoy reading the story and revelling in her 'big' status. The hard backed book has space at the front for a personal message too so the book can become a keepsake for them to share as they grow. Being hardback this book can also stand up to the early years and whatever is thrown at it.
- Price: £6.55
- Age: 1+
- Space for personal message
Best For Tweenagers
3. Be Fearless In The Pursuit Of What Sets Your Soul On Fire Colouring Book - Papeterie Bleu
Sister Christmas gifts can be tricky to track down when they're at that awkward stage of being too old for toys and yet you don't want to spend a fortune on the latest gadget. But this inspirational colouring book combines that age-old favourite activity of colouring but with motivational quotes on the 35 pages just right for someone nearing their teenage years. Single-sided prints have black reverse pages to minimise bleed-through and the designs are suitably intricate for older girls. All types of colouring mediums can be used for this, plus it's a great mindfulness tool to encourage young girls to take time for themselves.
- Price: £4.99
- Can be used with pens, paints, crayons, markers
Best For 8-10-Year-Olds
4. FabLab Bath Bombs - Argos
Forget buying her ready-made bath bombs and instead get her this kit instead. It will provide hours of amusement and at the end of it, she'll have eight bath bombs to enjoy or give away. The set includes all the ingredients she will need, as well as a mould, measuring beaker, lab gloves, pipette and instruction booklet to make her feel just like a mad scientist. This would be great as little sister gifts from big sister - you could even help her whizz up her colourful concoctions and share the experience together. As a nice touch, the kit also includes sheets of tissue paper, gift tags and ribbons so she can make the bath bombs and give them away as gifts. As sister presents go we think this is a winner.
- Price: £13.00
- Age: 8+
- Makes 8 fizzing bath bombs
Best For Family Fun
5. Happy Families Card Came - Cartamundi
The family that plays together stays together - probably. If you're looking for ideas for the perfect gift for a young girl we can highly recommend this traditional card game, which has a focus on families. Not only does this make a great gift to wrap up for your sibling but it is also a game the whole family can be a part of on Christmas afternoon. There are eight families within the pack and four members of each family to collect. The game is simple enough for children as young as three to join in though it's easier once they start to learn to read. The only downside is you will need at least a third person in order to play the game.
- Price: £2.52
- Age: 3+
- Traditional card game
- 3+ players
Best For Inquisitive Girls
6. Design & Drill Robot - Learning Resources
Presents for little sisters don't have to fall into the dolls, hair tie and princess categories. This activity set proves just that and is great for developing younger children's fine motor skills and boosting creativity. This STEM activity set includes 15 colourful bolts and a toy screwdriver as well as stickers to decorate the assembled robot with. The set can be used again and again as she unbolts and bolts the robot in different ways, the only limit is her own imagination. We love the practical nature of this toy and it's a great chance to get little girls more interested in engineering and construction which is always a good thing in our eyes.
- Price: £11.85
- Age: 3+
- Moveable head, arms and body
Best For Older Babies
7. Peter Rabbit Plush Wooden Pull Along - Jojo Maman Bébé
Gifts for siblings don't come much cuter than this Peter Rabbit themed toy. While it's soft to touch it's so much more than a sweet, fluffy bunny. It comes mounted on four wheels with a pull cord so can help little girls perfect their balance and coordination while feeding their imaginations. Once babies are on the move they'll love exploring their world with their sibling and their trusted Peter Rabbit by their side. We're sure with this gift great adventures are on the cards.
- Price: £20
- Age: from birth
- Helps develop motor skills
Best For Special Sister Ideas
8. Personalised Morse Code Bracelet - Jingmaruo
Remember when you were younger and you and your siblings used to wear matching friendship bracelets? Well that just got a 2020 update and we think it's pretty stylish too. The personalised morse code bracelet is just the thing to spell out a short but sweet message for your special sister. Dots and dashes beads convey the message on the thread. The coded message will be just for the two of you to share. Advice is that this works best when the message is short - how about 'sisters forever' or simply both of your names?
- Price: £15.16
- Personalised coded message
Best For Creative Types
9. Infinity Pad - Prezzybox
Younger teenage girls may spend much of their free time doodling so how about a Christmas gift that enables them to do just that but without the paper wastage. This clever LCD digital note book allows girls to jot down notes, put their ideas down on 'paper' and scribble away to their heart's content all while being endlessly reusable and better for the environment! It's lightweight and portable and comes with its own stylus to jot down notes and messages. The screen lock feature will enable your sister to keep hold of important memos or she can use the instant erase button to start over. Works like a notebook, functions like a tablet, what's not to love?
- Price: £9.99
- Low power consumption
- Battery included
Best For A Sister About To Leave Home
10. Custom Coordinates Necklace - Moru Studio
If you're looking for a unique gift for a sister about to leave home we think this personalised necklace will be very well received. You can select from three finishes (silver, gold or rose gold) and multiple chain lengths. Then have it engraved with the coordinates of where you grew up together so she always carries a little piece of you and your shared memories with her. It's a handmade item and comes ready in a gift box. Why not get an identical one for yourself – for sentimental purposes of course.
- Price: £13.50
- Pick your colour
Best For Instagrammers
11. Instant Coasters - Mustard
If your sister is a keen influencer or social media fiend we think these clever coasters will go down a treat on the 25th December. You get a pack of four glass coasters which you can personalise yourself before handing them over on Christmas day. They fit 8X8cm pictures and it's easy to slide them between the backing and the glass before you re-box and wrap them. Once you're done you'll be left with coasters that look like instant polaroid snaps. It makes a great unique gift - especially if you fill them with pictures of the two of you. These are easy to keep clean thanks to the glass finish, but should be used on delicate surfaces carefully as they don't include felt pads on the bottom.
- Price: £9.95
- Practical and fun gift
- Add your own photos
Best For Early Teens
12. Mini Karaoke Microphone - Kikkerland
Karaoke has come a long way and this nifty piece of kit is great for young girls who love to sing and perform and small enough to fit in a pocket. All they need is their own smartphone, tablet or PC and a compatible karaoke app. It can also be used as a microphone when taking calls too or for recording. It comes with a two-way adapter so you can connect headphones to the second jack and sing along to the song you can hear. What we love is that anywhere can be transformed into a karaoke venue as no external power supply is needed. Once the budding superstar is done giving their most powerful performance they can send a recording of it to their friends for feedback.
- Price: £8.99
- Compatible with most karaoke apps
- Ability to send recordings to friends
Kidadl Best Buys selects the top products for families of all ages. If you enjoyed our ideas for the best Christmas gifts for sisters then get more festive inspiration with the best Disney gifts for kids of all ages, or the top 10 Peppa Pig toys to wrap up this year.
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Kidadl provides inspiration to entertain and educate your children. We recognise that not all activities and ideas are appropriate and suitable for all children and families or in all circumstances. Our recommended activities are based on age but these are a guide. We recommend that these ideas are used as inspiration, that ideas are undertaken with appropriate adult supervision, and that each adult uses their own discretion and knowledge of their children to consider the safety and suitability.
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