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20 Special Gifts for Sisters-in-Law You Love

Add these thoughtful presents to your list of gifts for your sister-in-law. From a silk scarf inspired by travel to a retro record player, we found something to suit everyone.

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Your sister-in-law might feel like a best friend, but it can sometimes be difficult to find the right gift for her. And while finding gifts for your sister, wife, or grandma is a cinch, your sister-in-law might feel impossible to shop for. After all, you’re not just trying to show her how much you appreciate her. You want to impress her, too.

Whether you’re hunting for gifts for moms, a birthday present, personalized gifts for a holiday or a “welcome to the family” token of love, we have the perfect gift ideas to please every type of personality. 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 click “buy now” and discover some of the most fun, fabulous and of-the-moment sister in law gifts. Hot tip: There are also a ton of options that double as stocking stuffer ideas for women.

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For the wine connoisseur: VoChill Personal Wine Chiller

If your sister-in-law enjoys nothing more than a night of Netflix and chill(ed wine) with a girlfriend, treat her to the perfect gift for wine lovers. This cool contraption actually pulls heat out of a glass and makes it the ideal temp for sipping. Pop it in the freezer for at least three hours before drinking, then slide a wine glass inside for consistently chilled vino.

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For the one with a sweet tooth: Le Parfait Paris Macarons

If your sister-in-law has a sweet tooth, consider these yummy macarons from Le Parfait Paris. Each set is lovingly chef-crafted in a family-run patisserie, using only the finest quality ingredients sourced from around the globe. Drool-worthy flavors include Caramel Sea Salt, Sicilian Pistachio, California Strawberry, Key Lime Pie, S’mores and more. We also suggest buying these scrumptious treats as a gift for a doctor to show your appreciation.

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For the music fan: Victrola BlueTooth Portable Record Player

Vinyl records are back in a big way! If your sister-in-law is a music lover who never got rid of her original record collection, this gift will make her sing with glee. Though the record player has a retro feel—complete with a vintage suitcase look—it’s actually a state of the art sound system, complete with Bluetooth speakers, the option to stream smartphone audio, and a connection for an equally-retro CD player.

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Best for cuddlers: Cozy Earth Bamboo Pajamas

Cozy Earth is a Reader’s Digest editor favorite, and this matching set earned the top spot for all-around best pajamas. We’re betting your sister-in-law will love them, too, especially if she loves getting cozy and cuddly. Made from soft, stretchy bamboo-based viscose, they’re a luxurious way to slip into sleep night after night. If short-sleeves are more her style, you can also customize a mix-and-match set.

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For the pickleball player: Recess Vista Pickleball Paddle

If she’s equal parts sporty and stylish, add this to the top of your gifts for your sister-in-law, stat. This composite pickleball paddle has a sanded textured surface, which the brand claims gives extra spin and better control in each swing. With 20 playful patterns, don’t be surprised if you have a hard time choosing just one. (The solution? Buy two as a fun gift for couples!)

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For the beauty maven: Ilia The Eye Set

Here’s a stocking stuffer your sister-in-law is sure to appreciate: the Ilia Eye Set. It comes with miniature versions of some of the brand’s top products, including an award-winning clean mascara, lash liner and two liquid eyeshadows. The value set offers a 30% savings, so it’s practically a no-brainer.

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For Great British Baking Show fans: A Baking Masterclass

It’s one thing to treat your sister-in-law to a gift of macarons, but what if you treated her to an entire class on how to bake those sweet delicacies? Food La La’s French Macaron kit is packaged beautifully and comes with pre-measured ingredients (except for eggs, butter and milk). It also includes tools, recipe cards and fancy extras like colorful sprinkle mixes and edible metallic paints and glitter. Plus, she’ll receive year-long access to a virtual macaron masterclass!

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For the one who needs a break: Alo Advent Calendar

Get ready to win the Sister-in-Law of the Year award with this covetable gift! The Alo Advent Calendar includes 24 days of self-care gifts, including Magnesium Reset Spray, a claw clip and a $25 Alo Yoga gift card. It’s everything she needs to start the new year off on the right foot.

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For the wold traveler: Rifle Paper Co. Bon Voyage Silk Scarf

If your sister-in-law brings you a souvenir from every one of her trips, it might be time to reciprocate with a gift any frequent-flyer will adore. This cheery silk scarf has mini maps of top destinations around the globe, including London, Rome and New York. It’s a nice reminder that even if she doesn’t have any fun getaways currently on the calendar, a world of adventure awaits her.

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For the fashionista: Gigi Pip Monroe Rancher Hat

There’s a good chance you’ve seen this Gigi Pip 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. Looking for more budget-friendly options? These cheap Christmas gifts also hit the spot.

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For the kid at heart: Playmobil Knight Rider K.I.T.T.

If your sister-in-law loves the 80s and still loves playing with toys (who doesn’t?), treat her to this 53-piece Knight Rider car kit that has voice clips and a scanner light. Sure, it’s an excellent gift for kids, but why should children get to have all the fun?

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For the naturally gorgeous: Jones Road Miracle Balm

Makeup guru Bobbi Brown’s brand-new hip beauty line is a must-have for any makeup fiend. This Miracle Balm is the product that inspired her to launch an entirely new collection, so you know the quality and color selection is going to be amazing! This multi-purpose balm bronzes, highlights, tints skin and will give your sister-in-law an all-over glow.

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For the hostess: Skeem Design Match Cloche Bottle

If your fave sister-in-law spends a lot of time hosting candle-lit dinners, this is a strikingly appropriate gift. Skeem’s signature hand-blown glass Match Cloches are available in three hues, so she can set the mood while also setting the table.

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For the conscientious commuter: Stojo Collapsible Cup

Sometimes the best gifts for sister in law ladies who favor practicality are the most useful finds. This cute 16-ounce cup comfortably holds a large coffee drink without any paper or plastic waste. Not only is it a sustainable choice, but it also fully collapses so she won’t be stuck carrying around a full mug all day. It’s a particularly smart gift for runners, or anyone always on the go.

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For the Zoom queen: Multitasky Foldable Ring Light

Does your sister-in-law’s work-from-home game needs a little help? Buy her a light that’ll have her looking like an influencer at her next virtual meeting. This foldable gadget has an adjustable stand and space for her 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). It’s also a thoughtful gift for photographers.

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For the astrology aficionado: Birthdate Co. Candle

Looking for zodiac gift ideas for your astrology-loving sister-in-law? This all-natural candle is gently scented with a custom blend for every single birthdate on the calendar. It’s also enhanced with a unique reading that takes her star sign, tarot card and ruling number into account.

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For the one with wanderlust: The Landmark Project National Parks Tee

If your sister-in-law is happiest when she’s hiking or out in nature, this is a nice reminder of all the beautiful spots still out there for her to explore. This Landmark Project long-sleeve tee has a detailed map of all 62 National Parks in the U.S.A. Road trip, anyone?

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For the frequent highlighter: Redken Acidic Bonding Strength and Repair Kit

If your sister-in-law hits the (bleach) bottle often, her hair might be in need of some TLC. Redken’s Repair Kit contains a hair-strengthening shampoo, conditioner, intensive hair mask and concentrated leave-in conditioner. It’s a professional-level salon treatment your sister-in-law can enjoy in the comfort of her own home.

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For the flower child: Bouqs Flower Subscription

Do fresh blooms make her swoon? If your sister-in-law loves flowers, why not brighten up her home with bespoke bouquets all year round? With this subscription she’ll receive a seasonal bouquet every month, and know that you’re thinking of her long after the holiday season is over.

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For the lifelong Girl Scout: TerraFlame S’mores Fire Bowl

Your sister-in-law doesn’t need a fire pit or a big backyard to get a taste of outdoor fun! Let her make ooey, gooey s’mores indoors, toasting marshmallows over smoke-free, non-toxic flames with this tiny tabletop campfire. Wrap this gift up with some chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers to make it a little bit extra (delicious!).

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Rachel Weingarten
Rachel Weingarten is an award-winning freelance writer specializing in beauty, fashion, lifestyle, career/business and tech. She's the author of 3 award-winning books, and co-founder of a national non-profit, the RWR Network.