Christmas gift guide 2021: The best presents to get your brother or sister this year

16 December 2021, 12:35 | Updated: 20 January 2022, 10:06

The perfect gift guide for your siblings
The perfect gift guide for your siblings. Picture: Alice Scott/Waterpik/Amazon/Watches2u/Vinny/TOPL
Naomi Bartram

By Naomi Bartram

What can I get my brother or sister for Christmas this year? Here's our ultimate gift guide...

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It’s that time of year again where we all start panicking about what to get our loved ones for Christmas.

And whether you’re close to your siblings or not, they can be some of the hardest people to buy for.

But fear not, because we have got you covered with the best gifts for your brothers and sisters this year.

Check out our list of present ideas including candles, fragrances, books, beauty products and gift cards.

What to buy your siblings for Christmas this year:

Covered Creations candles

Covered Creations candles
Covered Creations candles. Picture: Covered Creations

If your sibling loves Christmas as much as us, treat them to this beautiful candle which smells like warm spices, cinnamon sticks and orange.

This fragrance will fill your home with the joy of winter and the festive period.

Buy now: Medium candle for £19.50

Watch

Ice-Watch Ice Solar Power Watch
Ice-Watch Ice Solar Power Watch. Picture: www.watches2u.com

A classic Christmas present idea, pick your brother or sister up a new watch.

Watches2U have introduced a new range that has been built by Ice-Watch.

This model comes with a blue plastic strap with a plastic case complemented by a blue dial.

Buy now: £59.99 from Watches2U

Proscenic Air Fryer

The Proscenic T22 Air Fryer
The Proscenic T22 Air Fryer. Picture: Proscenic

The brand new Proscenic T22 Air Fryer is the perfect gift for those older siblings with a place of their own. The new release heats food evenly, and increases the cooking efficiency by 30% on previous models, whilst all the nutrients are well retained in your ingredients. What's more, the foods are given a friable, brown colour, making them look mouth-watering!

The Air Fryer comes with 13 cooking functions, which include 11 presets for food type, a preheat and keep warm function. The 11 one-touch presets can satisfy most recipe needs: Fries, Chicken, Steak, Vegetable, Fish, Shrimp, Pizza, Bacon, Onion Rings, Cake, Toast.

The T22 can also perform multiple functions at the same time, it can preheat before starting cooking for example and then keep warm after it's finished. Another bonus is the Air Fryer is coated in Teflon for non-stick cooking, and the various components can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher.

Buy now: From Amazon for £129.00

Animal plant pots

Animal plant pots
Animal plant pots. Picture: Amazon

Your house proud sibling will love these cute animal plant pots made of top quality ceramic.

The cute owl and cat designs come in six different colours and will look adorable on any mantlepiece.

Buy now: From Amazon for £19.99

Bottled cocktail

Salted Caramel Espresso Martini
Salted Caramel Espresso Martini. Picture: World of Zing

These Bottled Christmas Cocktails are the perfect stocking filler.

Mixologists at World of Zing have carefully crafted a selection of delicious tipples including Sloe Gin Bramble, Mince Pie Rumhattan and Salted Caramel Espresso Martini.

Buy now: From £22 from World of Zing

Book subscription

This Christmas, why not sign them up to the internet's best book club - Rare Birds Books.

From paying annually to pay monthly option, you can choose the option that works best for your family member.

Rare Birds Books also makes it their mission to champion female authors and features literature from every genre.

Buy now: Monthly subscriptions from £14

Nail varnish

Orly nail varnish set
Orly nail varnish set. Picture: Orly

ORLY's new Winter 2021 breathable nail polish collection is the perfect Christmas gift.

With six brand new colours, the range doubles up as both a treatment and colour nail polish.

The Bejeweled Breathable collection is also 100% vegan certified polish, and is great for creating stronger, healthier looking nails.

Buy now: £39.95 from Orly

Amazon Alexa

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa. Picture: Amazon

For your music loving sibling, Amazon's most popular smart speaker the Echo Dot is the ultimate gift.

Now with a fabric design and improved speaker for richer and louder sound, your brother or sister can voice control their music, stream songs from Amazon Music and listen to audiobooks from Audible.

Buy now: For £18.99 from Amazon

Wireless Earbuds

Belkin SoundForm Move Plus True Wireless Earbuds
Belkin SoundForm Move Plus True Wireless Earbuds. Picture: Amazon/Belkin

These wireless earbuds have seamless Bluetooth pairing and controls.

Your sibling can also expect all-day comfort with a sealed in-ear fit and up to 5 hours of playtime per charge, plus another 19 hours with the wireless charging case.

Buy now: £48.94 from Amazon.co.uk

Wireless speakers

Belkin BOOST CHARGE™ UV Sanitizer + Wireless Charger
Belkin BOOST CHARGE™ UV Sanitizer + Wireless Charger. Picture: Belkin/Amazon

For your tech savvy sibling, this wireless speaker Reduces up to 99.99% bacteria on everyday essentials – including your phone – using UV-C light.

It features a wireless charging pad to boost up your phone or wireless earbuds and is a compact design to fit on your desk, kitchen counter, or bedside table.

Buy now: £29.99 from Amazon.co.uk

Gift card

Vex gift card
Vex gift card. Picture: VEX

If you're not sure what to get your brother or sister, you can get them a Vex gift voucher to put the power back in their hands.

These can be redeemed for any available voucher offered by Voucher Express which is in partnership with 150 brands.

Buy now: From Vex

JLab GO Work Headset

JLab GO Work Headset
JLab GO Work Headset. Picture: JLab

Meet the GO Work wireless on-ear headset, perfect for everyday office life. Your sibling will be able to enjoy clear calls and video calls as they work from home with a never forget to un-mute with the mute-indicator-light at the end of the boom mic. The powerful boom mic can be rotated up, when they're focused independently or down to allow colleagues to hear them clearly (not the dog barking or the doorbell).

They can easily be setup to connect wirelessly via Bluetooth to a PC, Mac, mobile and more, or they can even be plugged in, with the included USB-C to 3.5mm cable.

You'll get a full 45+ hour work week on one charge and all-day comfort with Cloud Foam earcups. Rotate the boom microphone for listening only and back down to take a call or video conference.

Buy now from Amazon for £29.99 or Argos for RRP £49.99

Heirloom Kit

Heirloom Kit
Heirloom Kit. Picture: CAST

The perfect personal gift this year, this set includes everything you need to make your very own fingerprint necklace.

You can capture beautiful impressions, such as fingerprints or puppy paw prints, which can be cast in solid recycled Silver, transforming wax and made into a super stylish pendant.

Buy now: £75 from Notonthehighstreet

Speaker

Tronsmart Studio 30W SoundPulse
Tronsmart Studio 30W SoundPulse. Picture: Tronsmart

The Tronsmart Studio 30W SoundPulse Portable Bluetooth Speaker has unique TuneConn pairing technology, enabling users to pair up to 100 speakers to a single device simultaneously.

This provides an unimaginable and immersive listening experience.

Buy now: £59.99 from Amazon and the Tronsmart website

Unisex jumper

Forever Good sweater
Forever Good sweater. Picture: Forever Good

Forever Good has released its own ready to wear collection, made 100% in London, and perfect for your sibling this winter.

As well as selling vests, t-shirts and socks, Forever Good's sweater collection includes this orange heavy loop back cotton crew with ribbed neck.

Buy now: £65 from Forever Good

MSI Immerse GH50 Gaming Headset

MSI Immerse GH50 Gaming Headset, £63
MSI Immerse GH50 Gaming Headset, £63. Picture: PH

The MSI Immerse GH50 Gaming Headset is perfect for any sibling that loves gaming with their friends online. Created with comfort and practicality in mind, the headset comes with separate volume controls, a folding design for transporting and storing and a built-in microphone.

Buy now: £63 from ao.com

Perfume

Elizabeth Arden Always Red fragrance
Elizabeth Arden Always Red fragrance. Picture: Cherryz

For the sibling who loves to smell good, this Elizabeth Arden Eau de Toilette is incredible.

Its bold & inviting fragrance means it would make the ideal gift for a stylish family member this Christmas.

Buy now: £18 from Cherryz

Hair Dryer

Lily England Hair Dryer
Lily England Hair Dryer. Picture: Amazon

Your brother or sister can achieve silky locks with this Deluxe Hair Dryer by Lily England.

The lightweight appliance will effortlessly dry, smooth and style hair and also has a cool-shot button to lock in that shine.

Buy now: From Amazon for £32.99

Handmade vinyl backpack

Kovered bag
Kovered bag. Picture: Kovered

Your brother or sister will love this handmade vinyl backpack from Kovered.

The compact and agile bag has a full-width zip-top protection and a distinctive design made from a hardwearing vinyl material.

Buy now: £49 from Kovered

Shine Shampoo Bar

Shine Shampoo Bar
Shine Shampoo Bar. Picture: Shine

For all the sustainable beauty fans, this Shine Bar is the perfect stocking filler or secret Santa gift for your sibling.

Lasting up to four times longer than a standard bottle of liquid shampoo, the Shine Bar was developed by hairdresser Jonathan Harries, who has over 30 years’ experience.

Formulated using 99% natural ingredients, this solid shampoo boasts an uplifting mild ginger and lemon aroma and contains quinoa to help prolong the life of hair colour and keep hair looking healthy.

Buy now: £9.50 from Shine

Custom Face Socks

Custom Face Socks, Personalized Socks with Photo
Custom Face Socks, Personalized Socks with Photo. Picture: Amazon

Want to make sure your sibling is always reminded of you? These customisable socks are the perfect Christmas gift.

You can put your face on their feet, or even personalise them with a pet photo or photo of their favourite celebrity.

Buy now: From Amazon for £10.99

Earrings

Helix & Conch earrings
Helix & Conch earrings. Picture: Helix & Conch

We couldn't think of a more beautiful gift for your stylish sibling than these Helix & Conch earrings.

The Diosa hoops are available in yellow, white and rose gold, and the whimsical shapes of the freshwater pearls leaves each pair completely unique.

Buy now: £55 from Helix and Conch

Skin care

Remove, Renew, Repeat Cleansing Kit
Remove, Renew, Repeat Cleansing Kit. Picture: Alice Scott

Alice Scott's range of vegan friendly beauty gift sets are perfect for your sustainability conscious sibling.

The Remove, Renew, Repeat Cleansing Kit includes Cotton Cleansing Pads, Muslin Facecloths, a Cotton Headband and facial Cleansing Bar.

Buy now: £14 from Alice Scott

Water Flosser

Waterpik Cordless Plus (Mint Green)
Waterpik Cordless Plus (Mint Green). Picture: waterpik

The perfect present for anyone who takes pride in their teeth, why not get this rechargeable and portable water flosser?

The Cordless Plus from waterpik offers 45 seconds of flossing time and is perfect for use in smaller bathrooms or for travel.

Buy now: £54.99 from waterpik

Earrings

True Love Keepsakes earrings
True Love Keepsakes earrings. Picture: True Love Keepsakes

Your sibling will love this gorgeous Green Onyx drop earrings this Christmas.

Intricately wire-wrapped using Silver Silver, these rich green, tear-drop stones make the perfect statement piece.

Buy now: £27.99 from True Love Keepsakes

Body candle

Statement body candle
Statement body candle. Picture: Daily Flame

These incredible candles focus on the female form and would look amazing in any front room.

Daily Flame is an female-owned homeware brand which focuses on the female form as a means to reclaim bodies and encourage women to break away from social pressures and unrealistic, unachievable ‘ideals’.

Buy now: From £18 from Daily Flame

Personalised reusable coffee cup

Personalised TOPLCUP
Personalised TOPLCUP. Picture: TOPLCUP

TOPL's smart reusable coffee cup is a quirky gift for your brother or sister.

It releases both taste and smell to deliver full flavour and has anti-spill technology so that if the cup topples over the lid automatically snaps shut limited any spillages.

You can also personalise it with your siblings' name for that extra special touch.

Buy now: from £27.99 from TOPLCUP

Body wash

All Matters body wash
All Matters body wash. Picture: All Matters

This powder-to-foam body wash made from gentle ingredients, designed to reduce waste.

It comes with three powder refills and a reusable aluminium bottle that is meant to last.

Buy now: £29 from All Matters

Snack box

Vinny's Female-founded Christmas box
Vinnys Female-founded Christmas box. Picture: Vinny

If your sibling is vegan, these snack and wellness boxes could be the ultimate Christmas gift.

Vinny's festive offerings include a Christmas Wellbeing box full of treats such as hand cream, oat milk chocolate and supplements.

Meanwhile, their female-founded Christmas box features a delicious and vibrant mix of sustainable products from Nathalie Bond's 100% natural Winter Candle to Rubies in the Rubble Cranberry Chutney and plastic-free, vegan gummies Sweet Lounge Strawberry hearts.

Buy now: From £40 from Vinny's

Sentiment Mini Fragrance Set
Sentiment Mini Fragrance Set. Picture: Katie Loxton

The 'Season To Sparkle' Sentiment Mini Fragrance Set has been designed to help pour a little sparkle into the festive season!

It has a fragrance of Sweet Vanilla and Salted Caramel, and includes a Mini Sentiment Candle and a Mini Sentiment Reed Diffuser.

Buy now: £19.99 from Acotis Diamonds

Joma Jewellery

Joma Jewellery bracelet set
Joma Jewellery bracelet set. Picture: Joma Jewellery/ Acotis diamonds

This 'Christmas Wishes' Occasion Gift Box features three gorgeous stretch bead silver-plated 'A Little' bracelets.

Buy now: £36.99 from Acotis Diamonds

Ear seeds

Ear seeds by Point Zero
Ear seeds by Point Zero. Picture: Point Zero

These 24K Gold Plated Ear Seeds are an easy, needle-free way to promote self-healing whilst enjoying the subtle beauty of these tiny accessories. 

Each kit includes 40 gold-plated ear seeds and a treatment card, which maps out the specific pressure points to calm anxiety, aid sleep or boost immunity.

Price: £24.99 from Point Zero

JAM Bookshelf Speakers

JAM Bookshelf Speakers, £79.99
JAM Bookshelf Speakers, £79.99. Picture: PH

If you have a brother of sister that loves music, treat them to these bookshelf speakers, perfect for experiencing their favourite albums, tracks and artists. Designed to deliver bold quality sound from the 4-inch bass drivers, 0.75-inch tweeters and rear bass port, these speakers will allow them to fade out the world, whether they set them up in their kitchen, bedroom or living area.

Buy now from JAM Audio, £79.99

Vegan cookbook

My Vegan Year recipe book
My Vegan Year recipe book. Picture: Niki Webster

Niki Webster has created the first ever young person’s guide to a whole vegan year, the perfect gift for your foodie siblings.

Starting in Spring, the book explores seasonal plant-based eating before taking the audience through the year with over 50 delicious and simple recipes.

Fun, educational and exciting activities are also included for each seasonal section making this the perfect guide for anyone looking to add more meat or dairy free options.

Preorder now: £14.99 from Amazon

Necklace

Recognised necklace
Recognised necklace. Picture: Recognised

Recognised is a female-led company which brings together amazing causes with beautiful jewellery by donating 100% of their profits to various charities.

Customers can choose to support Mental Health, Motherhood, those affected by Cancer, the effort against COVID-19 and support of Black Lives Matter, or to help end Modern Slavery.

Choose a stunning base of a bangle or necklace for your sibling, before personalising with a beautiful statement Popon.

Buy now: Find out more on the Recognised website

Elf on the Shelf gift boxes

Elf on the Shelf gift boxes
Elf on the Shelf gift boxes. Picture: Cherryz

For your Elf on the Shelf obsessed little brother or sister, this is the Christmas Eve box of dreams.

Add some Christmas pyjamas, cosy socks and their favourite festive chocolates and you're onto a winner.

Buy now: From £1.50 from Cherryz

Backpack

RollTop bag
RollTop bag. Picture: GOT BAG

GOT BAG has is a sustainable bag that is crafted using ocean plastic gathered out at sea by GOT BAG’s very own clean-up crew based in Indonesia.

With fabric made of 100% ocean plastic, the bags also feature recycled PET for the straps and clips and an organic PU coating.

Buy now: Rolltop Backpack is £132 from GOT BAG

Cosy shearling slippers

These cosy slippers are perfect for the chilly winter months
These cosy slippers are perfect for the chilly winter months. Picture: Inuikii

Indulge their love of looking glam and feeling very cosy with a pair of Inuikii slippers, £110.

Available in a beautiful olive or light pink, they have a 100 per cent shearling sole, and are handcrafted in Europe. 

Buy now: Inuikii

StepUp Magnetic Wireless Charging Station

The charger can power up an iPhone 12 or 13, AirPods and an Apple Watch all at once
The charger can power up an iPhone 12 or 13, AirPods and an Apple Watch all at once. Picture: INTELLI

The StepUp wireless magnetic compatible hub can simultaneously charge an iPhone 12 or 13, AirPods, and an Apple Watch all at once.

The compatible magnets hold the devices in place whilst wirelessly charging, reducing clutter in your workspace or countertop.

The Apple Watch and AirPods docks can be slid back in to the £54 StepUp when not in use, saving even more space!

Buy now: INTELLI

QUATTRO speaker

This powerful Bluetooth speaker packs a lot of bass
This powerful Bluetooth speaker packs a lot of bass. Picture: ONESONIC

Whether your sibling loves days in the park with mates or working out at home, this powerful speaker will be the perfect bit of kit.

Made by Irish audio specialists ONESONIC, it has QUATTRO HD Audio and superior bass, packed in to a portable and compact Bluetooth speaker.

If they love things extra loud, two QUATTROs can be paired which creates a phenomenal surround sound music listening experience.

It's usually priced at £189.99, but is at a special price of £159.99 until Christmas.

Buy now: ONESONIC