Still searching for a gift for your favorite wacky Aquarius? Or is that picky Virgo in your life impossible to shop for? Look no further: Our holiday gift guide has the perfect presents for all twelve star signs.
With Capricorn season beginning on December 21, our focus turns to structure, stability and achievement for the four weeks that follow. Not exactly the most festive cosmic vibes! However, Christmas-Hanukkah weekend brings a magical sugarplum fairy moment: Uranus, the planet of sudden changes, will make two rare and groundbreaking aspects. On December 24, the radical planet will form a flowing trine to structured Saturn—a curious mix of the old guard and new school. But make no mistake—these cosmic negotiations could get intense, as Saturn and Uranus are pretty much polar opposites in their ideologies. Luckily, the two “benefics”—loving Venus and optimistic Jupiter—will form a second trine on December 25 that will bring peaceful and open-hearted energy (and maybe even a few Christmas miracles) to the holiday weekend.
Meantime, if the past few whirlwind weeks of adventurous (and crazy-busy!) Sagittarius season have left you scrambling to find gifts for your loved ones, not to worry: we’ve done the shopping for you! Below you’ll find a few gift ideas specially tailored for every star sign.
As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries loves to be the first to premier a cutting edge style or gadget. When selecting a gift for these true originals think limited edition, customized and one-of-a-kind. Treat Aries to a top from an indie label designer or get their name engraved on the back of a watch or necklace. Since Aries rules the head, they’d happily rock a statement piece or a bold set of headphones. Red—or some variation like violet, orange or magenta—is this fire sign’s signature hue, so anything with a pop of crimson will bring them joy.
Understated elegance is the hallmark of Taurean taste. Regale them with quality goods that are built to last. Just skip the trendy numbers or anything that edges near the kitsch category. As an earth sign they appreciate natural materials, like stone and reclaimed wood and delicately tooled leather. Fine aromas too, so a luxe scented candle or fragrance always goes over well. Taurus are associated with the neck and throat, so stuff their stockings with a decadent cashmere scarf or tiny, twinkling charm necklace. They also love to host parties, so they’ll appreciate anything that helps them entertain in style. Since they like to build collections of life’s finer things, you might even get them their first Le Creuset or some baking accouterments from a high-end line that they can add to over the years.
Let’s give ’em something to talk about! As the zodiac’s effusive communicator, Gemini craves a gift that doubles as a conversation piece. Does the designer have a fascinating backstory? Were the goods sourced from a far-flung corner of the world and crafted by the finest makers in the region? Gemini will appreciate something that rouses people’s curiosity. Friends are everything to a Gemini and their mobile phones and cameras are never far from reach. Help these gadget freaks deck out their devices with custom covers—if they’re not into wild colors, pick unusual textures like faux fur, embossed leather and snakeskin.
Gemini also rules the hands and wrists: A set of stacked rings, beaded bracelets or a statement watch only makes their dramatic gesturing more fun to watch. Since they have a habit of leaving keys and IDs in random places, a wristlet and easy-to-spot keychain could be the gift that keeps on giving.
‘Tis the season to be a Cancer—a time to tuck away in a cozy shell with our loved ones. This family-oriented sign adores an intimate gathering and loves to host for the holidays. Bless their nests with classic accouterments that will stand the test of time like a cashmere throw for couch-cuddling time, a bedside reading lamp (they love their literature!) or a set of copper-bottomed pans if they’re the epicurean types (many are). Cancer governs the chest area, so they might appreciate a tie with a cool graphic pattern, a long pendant necklace or a fitted faux leather jacket with a shearling collar to keep them all bundled up. As water signs, the bathtub is one of their favorite places, so treat them to a set of scented salts and bubbles, or a relaxing hydrotherapy treatment at an elegant spa.
Proud Leos are really just big kids at heart. While they adore the finer things in life they’ll take their luxury with a playful twist and a liberal sprinkling of fairy dust. Leos are the life of the party, whether they’re sashaying down the step-and-repeat or hosting the soiree of the century. They’ll always appreciate fun going-out clothes or chic, colorful server-ware—not to mention a pair of tickets to the theater or a live concert or DJ set. If your Leo has accomplished a major milestone, turn the photos and press clippings of their journey into a bound, hardcover scrapbook. Or have one of their awards professionally framed to hang in their offices. The lens loves a Leo so treat your lion to a photo shoot or upgrade their phones to a model with a great front-facing lens for premium selfies. Lights, camera, action! Leo rules the back, so a spa certificate for a massage is always appreciated.
The devil is in the details when it comes to curating for a Virgo. This sign notices everything and has an appreciation for the handcrafted, sartorial and unique. Quality is a must, as Virgos can be perfectionists. But they also have a sense of humor! A hint of cutesy and kitsch will go over well, as long as it’s done in a savvy way. As an earth sign, Virgos appreciate natural materials and have an affinity for objects in pure, “virginal” white, like cotton tees and un-dyed wool sweaters, or crisp linens in taupes and grays. Crafty Virgos love making things by hand. Wrap up a DIY kit and they’ll be entertained for hours. They also love analog toys like vintage film cameras and real deal typewriters. Ruled by meticulous and chatty Mercury, gifts that have a history behind them give Virgos even more to talk about. Pop by an estate sale or antique market for a storied stocking stuffer to go along with their bigger, brand new gift.
Ruled by artistic and sensual Venus, Libra is the aesthete of the zodiac—so their gifts had better be pretty! Stimulate their senses with an aromatic candle, a gorgeous art print, a colorful cross-body bag or luxury brand apparel. Creative Libras would enjoy art supplies or ingredients to help them prepare a decadent feast. Are their tastes a tad too rich for your budget? As the sign that rules justice, make a charitable donation in their name. Be sure to add a sampler of artisanal chocolates too—the Libra sweet tooth is unparalleled. Libras have keen minds and are big literature nerds. A gift certificate to a bookstore—or even an oversized coffee-table art book—would make this sign swoon. Since relationships are this sign’s main domain, think in twosomes: a pair of tickets to a concert, a themed-performance at a gallery or a dinner for two at a fine restaurant.
For simmering, mystical Scorpios, shop for leather jackets, nail polish, shoes and accessories in this smoldering hue. Style-wise, think understated—with a sexy twist like lace or sheer panels. They also treasure one-of-a-kind pieces, rare finds, and indie labels that make them stand out from the pack. This mysterious sign knows that the eyes are the windows to the soul and they only show theirs selectively. Gift them a pair of high-end sunglasses or a wide-brimmed hat for their undercover missions—or their daily, under-the-radar coffee runs. Private Scorpios treasure time at home and their abodes are always well appointed. If you can figure out their rarified style, a throw pillow, scented candle or Moroccan tea set might be just the thing. Throw in a deck of divination cards or a book about decoding different personality types.
Globetrotting Sagittarians are always on the move, whether they’re bouncing around the local scene or exploring far-flung corners of the world. Help them travel in style with a chic passport holder, luggage set or an oversized tote bag that holds their gym clothes, work materials and evening gear all at once. From headphones to tablets to upgrades to their car stereos, they’ll also appreciate new ways to edify themselves on the go. As the cultural ambassadors of the zodiac, they love anything with an international flair, like embroidered throw pillows, tunic tops, or jewelry with ancient, meaningful symbols. Sagittarians love to learn so gift them a beautiful book—even a cookbook or cooking class since they are ruled by the planet Jupiter, god of the feast. These truth-seekers are always down to grow and improve, so why not pay their tuition for a self-development workshop and they’ll never stop thanking you for changing their lives.
Quality over quantity is the Capricorn rule of thumb. Skip the tiny stocking stuffers and save up for one big gift—you might even pool funds with friends and relatives to pull it off. Since their careers largely define them, they’ll appreciate a high end “tool” that is appropriate for their industry like a camera bag or a skillfully designed (and useful!) object that gives them instant credibility…and inspires a little envy too, as they are the sign of status. A haute business card holder, mahogany leather chair or luxe pen will also wow. Just opt for understated elegance instead of bling. As an earth sign, Capricorn leans toward healthy living and would appreciate a nice blender or juicer to keep them vital and radiant. Rumor has it Caps age in reverse, so if you’re buying for a Capricorn who is over 35, treat this sign to sports equipment, especially skis or hiking/rock climbing gear or a great SLR for recording the magic moments of those vacations they’ve worked so hard to finally enjoy.
Sharing is caring for team-spirited Aquarius—it’s just more fun if their friends can play along! Opt for interactive gifts like a bartop mixology set, a block of concert tickets or even a weekend rental of a ski house on Airbnb where they can enjoy an athletic getaway with their squad. As the zodiac’s techies, digital devices go over well: video game consoles, tablets, DJ equipment or anything to customize their devices. Since they’re also humanitarians by nature, you might also donate to one of their pet causes in their name. Originality catches the Aquarius eye and you’ll score points for appealing to their wacky sense of humor. But they have a serious side too, so reach for books on philosophy, metaphysics or anything sci-fi. They’d also appreciate a chemistry set or a mind-expanding self-development workshop. Life is a magical lab and an endless journey for this future-forward sign!
Gift shopping for a magical, mystical Pisces can be a fantastic voyage within itself. This sign leans toward the dreamy, ethereal and otherworldly, and you might find yourself drawn to a crystal store or a spa to pick out their presents. Anything transformative will be a hit with Pisces—whether you’re gifting them dinner at their favorite oyster bar, scented bath products (always good for a water sign) or even a weekend yoga and meditation retreat. Music is major for this sign, too. Create playlists for your Pisces and wrap up a pair of noise-canceling headphones so they can flow through their days in a sonic bliss bubble. Since Pisces rule the feet, they know that the shoes make the outfit. Spring for chunky-soled sandals, chic ankle boots or sophisticated slippers. This sensitive and artistic sign also loves a good DIY project. Wrap up a kit of supplies and you’ll keep your Pisces so busy, they’ll banish the winter blues.
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