Our astrological signs can help guide us through pretty much anything life throws our way including relationships, travel, and career goals-- it only makes sense that we look to them for our gifting this time of year, too. So for those of us that aren't totally blessed with the innate gift of.... gifting, there's no harm in getting a little extra help. Shoot, we can use all the help we can get while Mercury is in retrograde.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Fiery Aries aren't super interested in practical gifts or those requiring a lot of time to enjoy. Definitely steer clear or anything resembling a biography (unless it comes with tickets to Hamilton), something practical for their kitchen/car etc, or anything that might require patience like a puzzle. Instead, appeal to the on-the-go lifestyle of the Aries that yearns for physical activity, instant gratification and competition. Treat them to a sneaker that'll make them think of you with every stride they take! We love these fiery kicks from New Balance.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Ruled by Venus, the Bull has expensive taste! Sensual by nature and grounded in their special relationship with nature and earth, so gifts related to these elements are sure to be a hit. We recommend maybe a cashmere scarf, a cookbook, or something lavish in leather like this wallet from Azalea.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Always intellectual, witty, and a little bit mischievous, there's no shortage of gifting ideas when it comes to a Gemini. On that note, variety goes a long way for the twins so you might consider getting them a bunch of little things and putting them into a neat little bag. We love Typo Shop for their unique, funky and mischievous little gifts like these novelty pens.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Cancers are EMOTIONAL and appreciate sentiment. Hard on the outside and soft on the inside like the crab, this sign adores meaningful gifts. Items with a history or a past, found in antique shops or something where they can record their thoughts and feelings on a deep, emotional level wil do the trick. How about a Moleskine notebook where they can jot down their ideas, sketch, draw, or leave it for the next generation to enjoy.
LEO (July 23-August 22)
What do you gift to the always-generous Leo in your life? They're so tough to shop for! It's intimidating to find something that'll be bold enough to leave an impression on this fabulous sign. Most Leo's are known to have expensive tastes and a great sense of style. In the end though, Leo's just want to feel pampered and adored. Boys & girls alike will see the appeal in skincare and no one does it better than Ren Skincare.
VIRGO (August 23-September 22)
While a Leo is difficult to shop for, a Virgo is impossible to shop for! SORRY! It's only because they're so reserved and aren't very vocal about their wants, needs or desires (you'll know if they're sick though...they're always sick!). They approach everything from a place of understated and organized, while maintaining a polished taste. Extravagant gifts might even make a Virgo uncomfortable. Something practical that will help them stay organized like this board where they can leave reminders for themselves and organize those coffee cups. Pick one up at Pier1 Imports.
LIBRA (September 23-October 22)
Stylish and social Libra will honestly love just about anything you gift them, they can't help it (tbh, even if they hate it, they won't have the heart to tell you they hate it though so what do I know?). This doesn't exactly help narrow it down though, does it? Libra's love art, beauty, harmony and luxury, so maybe take advantage of that and shop something that screams luxury like a watch from ASOS.
SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)
Intense and sensual Scorpio experiences life on an emotional level (but in a different way than Virgo. This sign loves digging in to all things mysterious, sexy and hidden, so it might be fun to send them on a treasure hunt to find their gift. As for the item itself, play to their love of mystery, psychology and passion. It might be a good time to gift them with something from Love Honey.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)
Sagittarius loves an adventure!! So gifts relating to being active or having an experience are right up their alley. You can't go wrong when you save money on a hotel for the night, so check out Hotels.com and give them the gift of a trip, nay, an adventure.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)
For the hard-working Capricorn in your life, opt for something that'll make them feel pampered and secure. Though they aren't he most self-indulgent of the signs, they do enjoy anything that's visibly well made of high-end. Take advantage of your student discount at Rag & Bone and treat them to a well-crafted bag or shirt or wallet.
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)\
This is one unique and independent sign that loves any gift that plays to their unique tastes and their love of philanthropy. Why not shop American Apparel this time of year and support their Pencils of Promise initiative that helps build schools for underprivileged children. They'll love the t-shirt that helps to support the cause.
PISCES (February 19-March 20)
Oh sweet little fishy Pisces friend, is there any gift they won't adore? As a rule, anything moderately heartfelt will make Pisces's day, no matter whether it's large or small or expensive or homemade. Think sentimental, heartfelt, creative or romantic and play to their love of art. Maybe hit them with the gift of memory-making and pick up one of these polaroid cameras from Urban Outfitters.
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