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The 25 best gifts for aunts that any niece or nephew can give

Personalized prints, trendy beauty picks and other fun finds for your cool aunt.

Recess pickleball paddle, terrarium candle, Stanley tumbler.
Spoil her with these thoughtful gift ideas from Uncommon Goods, Etsy, Amazon and more. (Recess, Uncommon Goods, Amazon)

Aunts make life a whole lot sweeter. If you're lucky enough to have one, then you know what a gift it is to have someone who's basically a parent, friend and mentor all in one. Given all the love and laughs you've shared over the years, there's no question that you'll want to show her just how grateful you are with one of these best gifts for aunts.

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Although this list includes some standbys like the ever-popular Stanley cup, I searched high and low to come up with some out-of-the-box gift ideas that'll wow her. Some standouts (and trust me, I've seen it all): a pickleball paddle that gives back to an Austin, Texas-based animal shelter working to save at-risk cats and dogs, a personalized print featuring the birth flowers of her nieces and nephews, and freezable wine glasses that she'll put to use during her next girls' night in. Looking for a way to grow closer to your favorite aunt in the year ahead? Go with a Storyworth subscription, which prompts her to answer weekly questions that will later be printed in a hardcover book for all to enjoy.

So, why should you trust me? As Yahoo Life's gifting editor, it's literally my job to point people to the best gifts for any and every occasion. I take pride in finding the perfect pick for the hard-to-shop-for person in your life — which very well may be your aunt. Keep scrolling to see which thoughtful gifts for her made the cut.

Best gifts for aunts

She can suction this acrylic bird feeder to any window to get in on the action. Tell her to stick it in a high-traffic area, like near her desk or breakfast nook. "We were worried they would be afraid of being so close to the house but that hasn't been the case at all," one Amazon reviewer wrote. "In fact, this is the only feeder the squirrels haven't figured out how to access yet!" 

$34 at Amazon
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$35 at Wayfair

Your favorite aunt relies on you to tell her about the latest trends. Show, don't tell, by giving her the mega-popular Stanley tumbler. Pick from five sizes and more than 30 colors, everything from subdued neutrals to bright hues that'll bring the cheer. 

$90 at Amazon

Bring some color to her table with this centerpiece-worthy pitcher. It features Ree Drummond's signature floral design, which she'll appreciate if she's a fan of the TV show host. 

$14 at Walmart

It's simple: Bees make a garden grow. These colored cups look like flowers, ultimately tricking the tiny pollinators into stopping by and sipping on some water before continuing on with their journey.

$28 at Uncommon Goods

She's sweeter than honey. That's why it's only fitting to give her this gift box, complete with 10 of Bonne Maman's beloved minis — nine fruit spreads and one honey.

$27 at Amazon

Now your aunt will be able to put her heart on the table — literally. She can stick this enameled nonstick wonder in an oven up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit or use it on the stovetop to make soups and stews. 

$40 at Walmart
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$80 at Amazon

Make her whole house smell like fresh laundry for up to 90 days — clean linens, to be exact. "In my opinion, diffusers can be hit or miss — either too strong and artificial or weak and smells like nothing. This one is right in the middle perfection," one Amazon reviewer wrote, adding that the addition of the preserved flowers is "lovely."

$16 at Amazon

Your aunt has lived many lives — and you only know the one that includes you. Allow her to share her story with an annual Storyworth subscription. Each week she'll answer new questions (like "What is the furthest you've ever traveled?"), and her answers will be printed in a hardcover book when the year's up.

$89 at Storyworth

She can wear this cashmerelike knit as a sweater, shawl or scarf. Amazon reviewers gush that it's a travel must-have, especially since it's lightweight and packs well. "Unlike a shawl that slips around or falls off, there is a fastener so you can deal with your carry-on luggage without fear of having your wrap fall off," a five-star fan, who bought it to wear on "chilly" planes, wrote.

$39 at Amazon

The next time she's cooking, she can turn to her windowsill herb garden to pick fresh rosemary, thyme, sage or whatever else she's growing. Herbs arrive planted in a reclaimed wood box — it's just up to her to make sure they get enough water, sunlight and care. 

$60 at Harry & David

Snail mucin — yep, the substance snails secrete when they move — is the answer to many skin care woes. This No. 1 bestseller, which one superfan dubbed "magic in a bottle," exfoliates and hydrates the skin, ultimately reducing texture and resulting in glowy, refreshed skin. Our Senior Beauty Editor, who was admittedly a bit of a skeptic, put it to the test and found that it lived up to the hype.

$16 at Amazon
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$25 at Macy's$25 at Ulta Beauty

If she's always cooking up a storm in the kitchen, then this wooden stand is a must. It's the perfect size for holding cookbooks, magazines and tablets — plus, it'll match her other farmhouse decor. 

$13 at Amazon

With this hardworking trio, she'll be able to reinvigorate her body from the ground up. Roll on the essential oil blend for an instant pick-me-up, then apply the foot balm and gently step onto the acupressure mat. 

$34 at Saje Natural Wellness

Better than a family tree, this print will remind her that love is blooming all around her. Submit the birth months of up to 12 nieces and nephews, then customize the text with her name and the names of those she loves. Snag a digital print for $19 or get a printed version shipped to your door (or hers).

$18 at Etsy

Pop these cups in the freezer and they'll double as wine chillers. Just pour a glass of white and enjoy it at the perfect temperature (somewhere between 43 and 53 degrees Fahrenheit). 

$25 at Amazon
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$32 at QVC$32 at Bed Bath & Beyond

At the start of every season, she'll get a canvas tote packed with a fresh assortment of Beekman 1802 goodies — a mix of soaps, creams and other body products. The current fragrance, Lilac Dream, smells like fresh lilacs with hints of orange and vanilla.

$65 at Beekman 1802

Because she'll never pass up some extra sparkle. These springy studs, which also come in a pink and gold combo, will carry her through the warmest months. 

$19 at Kate Spade Outlet
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Green thumb or not, she'll get a kick out of these candles that mimic mini terrariums. Choose between the cactus, with notes of pine and vanilla, and the pink poppy, with notes of jasmine and white tea.

$27 at Uncommon Goods

At this point, she probably has a few pie dishes in her possession, but are any as ornate as this one? I didn't think so. This one has a striped exterior, scalloped edges and a hand-painted floral design that'll slowly (but surely) make an appearance as the pie disappears. 

$48 at Anthropologie

Quality olive oil is a luxury that many people — your aunt included — can't justify. That's exactly what makes it such a thoughtful gift. With this set, she'll get to try Graza's bestselling EVOOs: one for cooking at high temps, and one exclusively for drizzling on top of pizza, dips and more.

$42 at Graza

Sure, you could always put together a basket full of her favorite self-care goodies, but this gift set will introduce her to some new products and it can be shipped straight to her door. Inside, she'll find a bar of soap, face mask, lip balm, eye mask and shower steamer — all in a pretty purple hue. 

$37 at Amazon

This coordinated trio will dress up any drab space — namely, a bare mantel, shelf or console table. They're small (but mighty), which means the taller one is just the right size to hold a couple of flowers each.

$10 at H&M

Let her paddle do the talking. The dog doodles are pawsitively adorable, but they actually symbolize something much bigger: A portion of the proceeds from each paddle sale goes to Austin Pets Alive!, an organization working to save precious pups and cats at risk of euthanasia. 

$98 at Recess

She'll wear this beaded bracelet every chance she gets to let everyone know what (or really, who) matters most: her nieces and nephews. Although the elastic cord is rather stretchy, double-check the size guide to ensure it will comfortably fit her wrist. 

$25 at Little Words Project

Lavender and self-care nights go hand in hand. That means when she catches a glimpse of the designs on this lightweight robe, she'll feel an instant sense of calm. Get it monogrammed for an extra $15.

$79 at Pottery Barn

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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