Finding that perfect present can be a doozy, but sometimes all you need is a little help from the stars. When you consider a person’s zodiac sign and the traditional personality traits that accompany them, gifting can become a whole lot easier. Here’s what to get (and not to get) your loved ones based on their horoscopes.
The perfect gift for an Aries
Le Creuset Stoneware Cafetière French Press, Amazon, $109.
Gifts to stay away from:A game definitely speaks to an Aries’ nature, but don’t forget that things can get a little too competitive, a little too quickly.
The perfect gift for a Taurus
UGG Women's Fluff Yeah Slide Sandal, Amazon, $97.
Gifts to stay away from:Don’t forget that a Taurus hates feeling insecure, so while a gag gift could be fun, consider how they’ll take the joke first and whether they’ll over-analyze it.
The perfect gift for a Gemini
Anker PowerCore Ultra-Compact Portable Charger, Amazon, $50.
Gifts to stay away from:Anything that fills up their calendars too far in advance, like an experience gift or tickets with a specific date — Geminis like to be able to go with the flow, wherever it takes them.
The perfect gift for a Cancer
Herb Garden Wood Marker Set, Bed, Bath & Beyond, $27.
Gifts to stay away from:Anything that pulls a Cancer out of his or her home is always a gamble.
The perfect gift for a Leo
Ticket Stub Diary, Uncommon Goods, $21.
Gifts to stay away from:Leos don’t respond well to cheap tchotchkes and knickknacks, unless they come with a strong sentimental attachment to a memory you’ve shared together.
The perfect gift for a Virgo
Aroma Light Celebration Electric Diffuser, Saje Wellness, $42.
Gifts to stay away from:While it’s a nice thought to grab a spa or massage gift certificate for a Virgo, they probably won’t actually end up actually using it unless you book it for them.
The perfect gift for a Libra
Voyager yoga mat, Jade, Yoga, $50.
Gifts to stay away from:Anything that puts practicality over beauty.
The perfect gift for a Scorpio
Hygge Game, Amazon, $25.
Gifts to stay away from:As much as Scorpios value their friendships, they value their privacy more. Avoid group gifts that could make them feel exposed or as though someone was forced into participating.
The perfect gift for a Sagittarius
Melsbrinna Passport Holder, Amazon, $23.
Gifts to stay away from:Anything generic, like a gift card to a chain restaurant or a confined-feeling, all-inclusive vacation. These guys want the freedom to explore, take risks, and try something new.
The perfect gift for a Capricorn
Clever Fox Planner Premium Edition, Amazon, $48.
Gifts to stay away from:Capricorns are notorious for wanting top-quality, so when gifting them anything be sure it’s of quality craftsmanship.
The perfect gift for a Aquarius
Reusable Cotton Bags, Amazon, $45.
Gifts to stay away from:Trinkets, plastic, or mass-marketed items are definitely not going to appeal to an Aquarius.
The perfect gift for a Pisces
Silk Pillow Cases, Amazon, $17.