Cousins are like built-in friends for life. There is no one who will quite understand us like our cousins because they have firsthand experiences with our families, too.
Many of us grew up with cousins close in age. We played together when we were little and confided in each other once we were older. Their perspective is invaluable when we are trying to understand our extended families.
Why not show them how much they mean to us with a thoughtful gift? Shopping for cousin gifts can be tough, but we bet they’ll appreciate these great gift ideas. From cousin-specific gifts to more general options, we have you covered when you’re looking for something special for your cousin.
21 Gifts for Cousins
1. Cousins Wine Glass
by Etsy: CraftyChicksDesigns1
When you have a cousin that lives far away, it can be hard to stay in touch. You may feel like your heart is far away from you in another state.
This cute wine glass plays into that idea. With the word “cousins” on one side and the other side showing the states you live in, you can let your cousin know that you’re thinking of her. You could even schedule a wine date and video chat to catch up as you drink wine together!
2. Live Plant
Flowers and plants are such great gifts because they help brighten up our space, especially in the winter when it can be so gray all of the time. Show your cousin how much you care by picking out a special plant just for her. With the great selection at Bouqs, you are sure to find just the right thing no matter what type of plant she is into. She will think of you each time she walks by it.
3. Insulated Lunch Box
by Hydro Flask
Help make sure your cousin doesn’t go hungry with this awesome insulated lunch box from Hydro Flask.
Most lunch boxes are too small to fit a full meal. This one will actually give him enough room to fit his entire lunch and his snacks, which are so important in keeping him fueled throughout the day! This practical gift even has extra storage for napkins and utensils.
4. Favorite Cousin Candle
by Etsy: MancillasCandleCo
Candles are a popular gift idea around here, and this one is designed especially for your cousin. With 15 fragrances to choose from, you’re sure to find one they will love.
Pleasant smells are great for improving our mood and helping us relax. Give your cousin the gift of serenity with one of these gorgeous candles that also lets them know they’re your favorite.
5. Awkward Family Photos Game
Who doesn’t love a good game that will leave you laughing ’til you cry? Get ready to navigate through some hilarious awkward family photos!
This gift is perfect for a game night with your cousin. Maybe these pictures will even remind you of some of your own family! Bust out the family album when you’re done playing, and have a fun night making fun of your family together.
6. The Smart Cousin Pin
This little gift is another great way to show your cousin how much you think of them. You can let them know just how smart you think they are!
If pins aren’t their thing, this same design is available on other products, such as a shirt or mug. Imagine this snarky saying printed on a mug and paired with a sweet card – it would make the perfect graduation gift!
7. Monthly Sock Subscription
Fun socks are totally my thing, so if my cousin got me this sock subscription, I would definitely be excited.
The socks from Sock It To Me are unique, with new styles every month to make your cousin smile. They will no doubt get a ton of compliments when they wear these out and about. Subscriptions are the gifts that keep on giving.
8. Custom Cousin Art Print
by Etsy: MariAngShop
Immortalize your special cousinly bond with this custom art print. These types of prints are so cute, and you can add text that will make your cousin feel appreciated. Your cousin is sure to display this unique gift in a prominent place.
9. Bumblebee Velvet Eye Mask
We’re sure your cousin couldn’t get any more beautiful, but this eye mask will ensure that she gets her beauty rest! This lovely eye mask blocks out light and is super soft, so it is comfortable to wear all night long.
10. Swell Teakwood Water Bottle
Hydration is important in keeping your cousin feeling their best. This 25 oz. water bottle is sure to keep them hydrated all day. According to the product description, it also fits an entire bottle of wine, if that’s more their style.
The insulated stainless steel keeps drinks cold for an impressive 48 hours, and keeps hot drinks hot for 24 hours.
11. Beats Flex Wireless Earbuds
Wireless earbuds are great for those of us who are on the go or just want to take some time out to listen to a podcast. This thoughtful gift will help your favorite cousin listen to their music, audiobooks, or whatever their heart desires. It even has up to 12 hours of listening time, so they can be sure to get their fill before having to recharge.
12. World Explorer’s Coffee Sampler
If your cousin is like so many of us who love our coffee, check out this at-home expedition for their taste buds.
This sampler features four to five different flavors of coffee in various strengths for them to check out. Trying new beans is a lot of fun, so your cousin is sure to appreciate your thoughtfulness as you encourage their caffeine habit!
13. Best Cousin Ever Cuff
Not only is this a super cool bangle, it also features a funny message inside that is meant just for your cousin. This bracelet is affordable, fun, and makes for a great present. If your cousin appreciates jewelry, this is the perfect gift for her.
14. Personalized Cousins Picture Frame
by Etsy: SouthernCottageDS
This sweet picture frame hits on the sentiment that cousins are there for you for your entire life. They are the friends that you couldn’t shake even if you tried.
Print a great picture of you and your cousin, and then place it in this 4 x 6 frame. This heartfelt gift will leave her feeling loved.
15. Knit Beanie
A high-quality hat is an essential item in the winter. Show your cuz you’re thinking of them with this adorable knit beanie that will keep them warm as the temperatures drop.
With an impressive 32 different colors to choose from, you are sure to find just the right one to complement your cousin’s style.
16. Sofa Sack
Bean bag chairs have come a long way from the cheap, uncomfortable ones you and your cousins may have crashed on in your youth.
This sofa sack is a cut above the rest, and even features memory foam for maximum comfort. There is also a micro suede cover that will make them want to settle into it even more. This would be an amazing Christmas gift for the cousin who loves to cozy up and read or watch their favorite show.
17. Custom New York Times Puzzle
If your cousin is a big history buff or just likes facts about certain important days in their history, this is a really fun idea for a gift. This puzzle is customized with whatever date you choose. The news that was printed that day in the New York Times is made into a puzzle.
Pick a fun date that means something to both of you, and your cousin will love putting the puzzle together, and enjoy the history behind the front page from that day, too.
For the cousin who loves a good book, check out this book of the month subscription that is sure to delight them. Books are always great gifts because there is sure to be something that your intended recipient is interested in. This subscription will help expand their mind as they gets a new book to enjoy each month.
19. Personalized Cousin Necklace
by Etsy: WhiteCarnationDesign
This beautiful necklace features a box with a touching sentiment for your cousin. It refers to cousins as being our forever friends, which is so true. You get to personalize this necklace with special charms that you know she’ll love. You can add up to six stones and six initials, then choose the metal finish to find just the right combination.
20. Blessed Cousin Trinket Dish
It is so nice to have a special place just to keep your everyday jewelry. You may not want to store them away in your jewelry box. If your cousin has certain pieces that she loves to wear, she is sure to get a lot of use out of this trinket dish. Every time she uses it, she will see the special message from you about how you are blessed to have her.
21. Amazon Gift Card
Cousins can be so picky! If you’re not sure what your cousin would like best or want them to have the option to choose, consider giving an Amazon gift card. Amazon seriously has everything, so they are sure to put it to good use.
Spoil Your Cousin With the Perfect Gift
No matter what your cousin is into, we hope our list has given you some great cousin gifts to spoil them with.
Cousins can be great friends and confidants. It is so important not to forget them when special occasions come up. Everyone wants to feel special, and our cousins are often overlooked.
Whether it’s their birthday, another holiday, or a special occasion, be sure to remember your cousin. By putting in some thought and giving her a thoughtful gift, you will let them know how much you love them – and reminding them that you’re the best cousin ever!
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Kristen Winiarski lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two children. She loves to play with her kids, read, and watch classic movies. Kristen specializes in writing about parenthood, products, history, entertainment, and self-care. You can often find her writing on her phone or battling her kids' hangry moods with bacon and Cookie Monster impressions. Being a freelance writer and stay-at-home mom can get pretty crazy, but coffee sure helps. At least she gets to wear unicorn leggings whenever she wants!