That special feeling is in the air. Christmas music is permeating the malls, and online shopping has already reached a fevered pitch. Many folks say they have a tough time finding the exact right Christmas present for a loved one, but buying for your sister is something no one takes lightly. Depending on your sibling’s age, likes, and dislikes, finding something she’ll love may not be as difficult as you think.
The safest gift in the world, because it is one which also suits just about every personality and lifestyle, is a candle. No, not the white tapers your mom uses for the candleholders on the holiday table. Your sister wants a fragrant, glamorous, gorgeous, special candle. And the choices are numerous, to say the least. But one candle stands out among all the rest and is sure to melt (excuse the pun) any girl’s heart. The name of this candle is the Ring Candle. This natural soy wax candle has a list of fragrances that run the gamut from citrus to woodsy and floral to fruity. The candle itself is presented in a cylindrical glass container and exudes several different moods, including energetic, relaxing, and uplifting. But Ring Candles have a charm that is unique since each candle houses deep in its wax, a ring. Some rings are worth $10, and one person in 100 will find a $100 ring. One in 1,000 people will find a $1,000 ring, and one in 5,000 will win a ring worth $5,000. The purchase price of the candles is $24.99, so it is well worth the chances that come with it. You know what they say – diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
Graze Subscription Box
Another great gift for your healthy lifestyle sister is a present that goes on giving for an entire year. Graze is a company that will send your sister a mini-snack box weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. For $11.99 a box, your sister will receive eight customized, healthy snacks. Here’s some good news for the purchaser, the first box is free. And as time goes by, the staff at Graze will get an idea of what your sister’s favorite snacking choices are and will be able to tailor her snacks to her preferences. Every month when her box is delivered, she will be thinking of you.
If your sister is a techie, there is no doubt she would love to get a Black Band Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband. This product syncs wirelessly to computers, tablets, and all leading IOS Android and Windows smartphones through Bluetooth 4.0. It is also water resistant, has a charge time of one to two hours, and a battery life of 7 – 10 days. It tracks calories burned, distance walked or run, the number of steps taken each day, and the number of minutes the wearer has been active, in general. The band also monitors the number of hours and how well you have slept. All of these features are included and the band is only $59.99. And for $9.98, you can make all her dreams come true by adding a package of 10 colored replacement wristbands since everyone knows, black does not go with every outfit.
Sterling Silver Necklace
A gift that is just right for a big brother to give to his little sister is a necklace created by Tennessee artist Beth Lawrence and on sale on the Uncommongoods site. The necklace is a small sterling silver link chain with a small sterling silver circle intertwined with a larger gold-filled ring. The symbolism represents the close connection between two people, in this case, a sister and brother. Handmade in Tennessee, this necklace is priced at $52.00.
DIY and crafting are still favorites for many girls and ladies, and the best DIY gift out there is the very easy purchase of a gift card to her favorite craft store. Don’t know the names of the best DIY stores? Here are just a few: JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores, Michaels, Amazon, specific Etsy Shops that sell craft supplies, and many more stores listed on Google. Really she does want to choose her supplies herself.
Greek Herbs Set
Is your sister the hostess with the “mostest?” If so, she just might love this set of Greek Herbs found on the Food 52 website. These herbs were actually grown in Greece and are exclusive to Food 52. For the cook, these spices will be appreciated for their high-quality ingredients. The Food 52 chefs explain that once a person has cooked with these very special herbs, they will have a difficult time going back to the bland products on the supermarket spice shelves. The herbs are priced at $48 to $50 for a set of 4.
Gold-Tone Memorable Dimension Single-Photo Frames
Is your sister the girl who has everything? She may think she has it all, but she probably does not have one of these Gold-Tone Memorable Dimension Single-Photo Frames from modcloth.com. This frame, which is 6″X8″X3″, is an unusual geometric piece of artwork that holds a 4″X6″ photo in a way that makes the picture appear to be floating. The frame costs only $17.99.
Bodum French Press Coffee Maker
For sisters who are coffee freaks, the Bodum French Press Coffee Maker might be just the answer. This 8-cup press is incredibly pretty with its shining copper geometric lattice and lovely gray trim. The press is sure to make coffee-time even more enjoyable. It can be purchased on the Nordstrom site or Amazon and is made in Portugal. The price is $29.99.
Copper Mixing Bowls
Those ladies who love to bake might giggle with delight when they open the first of what will no doubt be an on-going collection of copper mixing bowls. Copper bowls are not just beautiful but can be used for storing food in the refrigerator, kneading bread, and mixing ingredients. Even when they are on display they make a lovely style statement. Make your sister the happiest baker on her block by giving her the first copper bowl in her collection for a mere $20.96.
Literary Themed T-Shirts
One of the coolest gifts around this season for ladies who love to write are these literary-themed t-shirts that come in several colors and pay tribute to Anne Bronte, F. Scott Fitzgerald, the brothers Grimm, and more. The owner of the shop, CreativeDaffodil on Etsy, will even customize a shirt with the author and the color of your choice. The tees are $28 each, so you might consider giving your sister more than one.
REI Gift Card
Got a sister who is an outdoors type of girl? REI.com is the place to go for that sister who loves to bicycle, hike, and camp. Your best bet here is a gift card because their inventory is enormous, and the chances of getting the wrong present are pretty large also. It is important to note that the REI site has many camper items designed for “girls only,” so that does make picking something for her a little easier.
Martin Scorsese: A Retrospective
If you have a sister who is a film aficionado, you are not alone. This category is one that encompasses most of the people on your holiday gifting list. Most videophiles, if they are not watching a movie, love to read about movies, directors, and just about anything about the industry. One such book that would very likely be appreciated by most movie-lovers is Martin Scorsese: A Retrospective. This tome, written by Tom Shone, covers the director’s 50-year career and is priced at $31.52.
Lush Snow Fairy Gift Box
The choices for a “girly-girl” sister are vast. This is the sister who loves a day at the spa, a “mani-pedi,” and a tulle skirt. Any ultra-feminine girl will shriek in delight when she opens her Lush Snow Fairy Gift Box. In this box are bath bombs, dusting powder, shower gel, and body lotion, all in the signature Lush scent Bubble Gum. At $37.95, this gift is sassy, useful, and cute!
Horn Collection Brand Scissors
Sewing has come back in style, and gifts for seamstresses abound. Scissors are a sewer’s most important tool, and there is one brand that is at the top of most seamstresses’ lists. It is the Horn Collection brand. These scissors are made of rust-free stainless steel and come in a wide variety of types and sizes. They range in price from $23 to $50 and are manufactured in West Virginia. The truth is that scissors can be a girl’s best friend, too.
Garden Tool Set
Gardening is a Come spring, she will be that is flourishing around the country. Getting back to the idea of growing a plant or vegetable seems to have a calming effect on those who have jumped on the gardening bandwagon. If this describes your sister, she will be excited when you present her with her very own Garden Tool Set. The set includes five tools with wooden ash handles and leather straps. There is a” dibbler” for planting bulbs, a planter, a fork, a trowel, and a weed puller. The set is $63.55 but, come spring, she will be the queen of the garden.
So now you know, buying a holiday gift for your sister is not that big a deal. What is a big deal is that you will retain your position as “Best Brother Ever!” Happy shopping!