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Pick the Best Holiday Gift for Each Zodiac Sign

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The clock is running out. Soon, the holidays will be here! You could wait for Santa to do the heavy lifting of gifting—or you could let stars help you “sleigh” this season! Discover the perfect gift by zodiac sign.

One of the joys of the holidays is picking the perfect gift for the ones you love. But sometimes, that can be a challenge. What on earth do you get for someone who seems to have everything? Why not have some fun and see what the star signs say?

In astrology, every sign of the zodiac has different quirks and tastes. That means you don’t want to get everyone on your list an identical present. For example, a fiery Leo won’t appreciate the sentimental trinkets like a Cancer might.

Sun Signs and Dates

The first thing you need to do is determine your recipient’s sun sign. That means you need to know their birthdate. Once you have that date, you can figure out their zodiac sign.

  1. Aries: March 21st–April 19th
  2. Taurus: April 20th–May 20th
  3. Gemini: May 21st–June 20th
  4. Cancer: June 21st–July 22nd
  5. Leo: July 23rd–August 22nd
  6. Virgo: August 23rd–September 22nd
  7. Libra: September 23rd–October 22nd
  8. Scorpio: October 23rd–November 21st
  9. Sagittarius: November 22nd–December 21st
  10. Capricorn: December 21st–January 19th
  11. Aquarius: January 20th–February 18th
  12. Pisces: February 19th–March 20th

See each zodiac sign’s personality traits.

Gift Shopping by the Zodiac

Aries: Aries are passionate risk-takers, so it’s essential to keep that in mind when shopping for them. Don’t look at last year’s trends. Instead, consider what is different, bold, and exciting. The hottest book on the best seller list, tickets to an exclusive concert, a shiny jacket in the Pantone color of the year: this will get their attention. Because they are fire signs, they’ll also adore a spicy-scented candle or trip to somewhere warm. For the kiddos, the latest video game or a cool scooter will entertain these easily bored little Rams for hours. Also, Aries children are independent, so gift cards for their favorite stores put them in charge. They love that! Keep the wrapping paper extra sparkly with clusters of bows. The brighter, the better.

Taurus: The Taurus folk in your life appreciate comfort and luxury. Look for high-quality, even if your budget is tight. Give them a designer robe, a spa certificate, or a box of the best chocolates you can find. Thick blankets and a bottle of well-aged merlot give them the perfect excuse to spend the winter night at home. Taurus children are sensitive to texture. Soft stuffed animals and cozy flannel pajamas appeal to them. Because they are ruled by Venus, they’ll also appreciate arts and crafts. Ensure everything is beautifully wrapped because every Taurus enjoys pretty packages under the tree.

Gemini: If you have a Gemini in your life, they are fun to shop for! They have many interests, so you won’t have trouble finding something they love. Books, online classes, interesting movies, and magazine subscriptions keep their busy heads fed. Because they rule the hands, you might also want to consider luxe gloves or sweet-smelling hand lotions. Gemini kids need mentally stimulating gifts. Puzzles, books, and kits of all sorts will have them squealing with delight! Variety is vital to Geminis, so it’s best to give them a couple of small things in shimmery wrapping paper rather than one big prezzie.

Cancer: Cancers are known to be sentimental. This means you’ll want to aim for the heart. A locket with pictures of their children or pets might make them cry (in a good way). Also, scrapbooks, a leather-bound journal, or simply a long-overdue visit are always appreciated. If you want to really rock their world, a handmade gift is the way to go. This could be a freshly baked box of favorite cookies or a knitted scarf. Watch them swoon when they open up something made by you (or the grandkids). Cancer children are caring, so dolls and stuffed animals are at the top of their lists. But you might also want to consider craft kits, which get them busy making something for you.

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Leo: When it comes to Leo, big is the keyword. Leos do everything in a grand manner, so you don’t want to play small when it comes to them. Make it beautiful, and you’ll get bonus points. Gold jewelry, watches, and luxury hair care fit these kings and queens of the jungle. Also, gift certificates to a fancy-pants restaurant, a vintage smoking jacket, or an extravagant watch will make these lions purr. Young Leos are highly creative, so you’ll want to splurge on art supplies, musical equipment, or a karaoke machine. Because they also enjoy dressing up, a spiffy new outfit might put a sparkle in their eyes. (Psst…make sure the most oversized bow is on their gift.)

Virgo: Some people claim Virgos are the hardest to shop for. After all, they have a rep for being fussy. But here’s an insider tip for pleasing these persnickety earth signs: make it useful. The more practical you are, the less likely your present will end up being regifted (Virgos are notorious for this). Think: tools for their latest hobby, kitchen gear, a warm hat, a subscription to their favorite magazine, or organization supplies. Make sure your wrapping is done right because they don’t like sloppy. If you’re all thumbs, let the pros at the store wrap the gifts for you. Like Geminis, Virgos are ruled by Mercury, so the kids need something that keeps their brains happy. An encyclopedia, chemistry kit, challenging puzzle, or chess set will occupy them for hours. Like the adults, Virgo children like things to organize their rooms. A bookshelf or toy box gives them a sense of order.

Libra: Because Libras are ruled by Venus, beauty is essential to them. Whatever you purchase must be elegant and a showpiece. Art is always a winner. Scour the galleries and find a piece from their favorite artist. They’ll love it! Libras want to look good, so fine jewelry or designer clothes are always a solid bet. Libra youngsters like things they can share. Board games are a perfect choice, especially if they have siblings. Keep in mind they are creative, too. Art supplies, craft kits, or pottery wheels will inspire them all winter long! Wrap everything up in muted colors with unusual, artsy name tags if you want to dazzle them.

Scorpio: Scorpios are mysterious. It’s hard to read their minds because they tend to keep mum. Trying to figure out what they want may be impossible - yet they have an uncanny ability to ferret out your desires. This means they are the best gift givers. Funny how that works, right? Get the Scorpions in your life the latest jazz album, cashmere anything, talismans, erotic literature, spicy cologne, or gift certificates for massages. Scorpio children are much easier than their adult counterparts. Mystery novels always work. Because they like to get to the bottom of things, microscopes are a novel idea. Also, boxes with secret compartments, diaries with padlocks, magician kits, spy gear, and spell books are winners. Make sure you wrap their presents in dark colors. Better yet, hide their gifts and send them on a scavenger hunt!

Sagittarius: Every Sagittarius will admit to loving the holidays. They are generous, and this gives them the excuse to give. But don’t get it twisted: they love getting, too. It’s fun to pick out presents for these fiery folk. Games, tarot cards, hand-bound travel journals, sporting equipment, exotic cookbooks, or lucky charms are right up their alley. If you really want to impress your Archer, get them tickets for an all-expenses paid vacation somewhere they’ve never been. Yes, that is over the top, but they are ruled by Jupiter, the most giant planet in the cosmos, so it makes sense. If you have a little Sag in your life, they adore pets, sporting gear, bicycles, video games, practical joke kits, and all the books. They’re easy to please.

Capricorn: Like Taurus, a fellow earth sign, Capricorn likes nice things—quality matters. Therefore, you need to take your time to find the best of whatever you decide to buy. They do peek at labels, but don’t assume they are snobs. They’ll still love that off-brand sweater if it’s made well. The texture is important. Avoid synthetic fabrics, and look for wool, cotton, or other natural materials. Goats also love dark chocolates, plush bedding, matching PJs for the family, luxury skincare, and gift certificates to the salon. Capricorn kids are okay with getting clothing as long as it’s trending. Because they’re serious types, you might be tempted to purchase “learning games.” Instead, surprise them with colorful (and loud) toys, joke books, teddy bears to hug, and dollhouses to fuel their inner interior designer. This will remind them that it’s okay to be a kid.

Aquarius: It’s been said that Aquarius tend to live in their head. That doesn’t mean they don’t have a heart. Even so, logic rules these smarty-pants peeps. They’re future-oriented, so technology is their friend. Gadgets, computers, video games, and robot vacuum cleaners will melt their cool exteriors. They all have a bit of the hipster in them, which means retro turntables and vinyl are also great picks. You’ll need to search for the latest electronic toy for the Aquarius child. Basically, anything with lights and remote controls. These tykes enjoy robot-building kits, science fiction novels, fortune-telling devices, and rollerblades. Always remember that Aquarius is a bit rebellious, so give them a drum set to pound out their aggression (and buy yourself a set of earplugs).

Pisces: Pisces never hesitates to help those in need. They’re compassionate to a fault, often meaning their needs go unmet. However, they’ll rarely complain. Instead, they’ll continue to serve with a smile. Give these gentle souls books of poetry, scented bath bombs, musical equipment, art supplies, a tarot reading, or gift certificates for pampering sessions. Because Pisces rules the feet, foot lotion, cozy slippers, and money for pedicures work well, too. The kids have ginormous imaginations. Fuel that with paint kits, dress-up clothes, action figures, coloring books, or musical toys. They won’t care if the presents are wrapped well. They’ll just be happy it came from you.

Of course, the perfect stocking stuffer for ALL walks of life is The 2024 Old Farmer’s Almanac. The Almanac starts the year off right. I love mine! 

The ideas for each zodiac sign can be used whenever you want to buy something special for the ones you love. The next time there is a birthday, anniversary, or any celebration, consult the stars! 

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