Best Holiday Gifts for Your Zodiac Sign
By Kelli Fox, The Astrologer and Lifescript Horoscope ExpertPublished December 05, 2012Holiday shopping doesn’t have to be a hassle. Follow the stars and treat your friends and loved ones to gifts that fit their zodiac personalities best. From game-day tickets for sports-loving Aries to a dream diary for fanciful Pisces, Lifescript Horoscope Expert Kelli Fox shares shopping secrets...
If you’re like most people, your holiday shopping list gets longer every year, but your ideas keep falling shorter and shorter. Certain friends and loved ones are easy to shop for, while others are complete head-scratchers.
Here’s a secret: You don’t have to include gift receipts with every present you wrap. Instead, take the guesswork out of holiday shopping by looking to the recipient’s zodiac sign. From your stylish Libra best friend to an innovative Aquarius boss, you’ll find something for even the toughest people on your list.
Find each personal horoscope for your friends and loved ones below to get started. Best Holiday Gifts for Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Passionate, fiery and impulsive, Rams are all about thrills, so steer clear of boring, practical gifts. Instead, give this energetic, adventurous spirit a present to get the heart rate up: Try tickets to the big game, a month’s pass to a boxing gym, day’s rental of an exotic sports car, or gift certificate for trapeze lessons.
For the older, more established Aries, high-performance sunglasses or golf lessons will tap into that love of competition and experience. A quality espresso maker could also be the perfect gift for on-the-go Aries.
Best Holiday Gifts for Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Sensual Bulls recognize quality instantly by its look, feel and smell. This sign adores gifts that appeal to the senses, such as a fine leather bag, cashmere scarf, perfume, or a gift certificate for a facial, pedicure or massage.
Taurus is also a gastronome, so some of the best holiday gifts are cooking lessons, a gift certificate to that new restaurant downtown, or basket of assorted fine chocolates. Although Taurus has expensive tastes, they’re also quite down to earth and will appreciate a gorgeous houseplant or new set of gardening tools. Best Holiday Gifts for Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Geminis are witty, communicative and dexterous, so the best holiday gifts for them engage that quick mind or nimble fingers. Think knitting needles accompanied by gorgeous, brightly-colored yarn; a book of comics, graphic art or tips on writing and creativity; a personalized writing pen; or the latest smartphone, tablet or other mobile device.
A digital voice recorder is wonderful for on-the-go Gemini to dictate ideas for stories or poems. Multiple gifts also appeal to this sign’s love of variety, so fill a bag with several small items – perhaps a quote book, unique stationery, a silver bell or whistle, and a meaningful toy or keychain.
Best Holiday Gifts for Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
The home-loving Crab is sentimental, family-oriented, nurturing and protective. Something you made yourself that represents comfort and connection, such as a personal framed photograph or basket of spiced muffins, will be extra meaningful for Cancer.
Other holiday gifts for Cancer include a photo album filled with family pictures, genealogy software or a framed family tree. This sign also enjoys items to make the home cozier, such as velvet throw pillows, a wine rack stocked with a few choice bottles, or gift certificate to a home décor or improvement store.
Since Cancers tend to be foodies, a cookbook or gift certificate to a favorite restaurant is sure to be appreciated. Best Holiday Gifts for Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
The passionate, generous Lion deserves a gift to match that bold, loving personality. To appeal to this sign’s exceptional tastes, try fine jewelry, a day trip to a winery in a luxury rental car, tickets to a theatrical performance, or gift certificate for a professional photography shoot.
Since Leos love being playful and adore the spotlight, a karaoke machine, charades board game, an electric guitar, or comedy or acting classes all make the best holiday gifts for this sign.
Leos also have a great sense of style, so give your favorite Lion a designer bag, watch or scarf, or a gift certificate to a high-end department store.
Best Holiday Gifts for Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Although Virgos might be reserved in their style and self-expression, they possess a basic elegance that makes them appreciate simplicity, refinement and value. Gift them with a high-quality coffee machine or cutlery set, pair of sturdy gardening gloves, or nice – but not extravagant – accessory or piece of jewelry.
Since this sign loves staying fit, healthy and organized, treat them to a juicer, gym membership, budgeting software or set of bamboo drawer organizers. Virgo is also the sign of service, so take a day off from holiday shopping and make a charitable donation in their honor to a cause they believe in. Best Holiday Gifts for Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Libra is all about beauty, harmony and partnership. This sociable sign has an innate sense of style and love of luxury, so a gift of fine wine is sure to be appreciated, as is a trip to a spa or hot new restaurant.
Libras also love stylish clothes in gorgeous fabrics and fashionable accessories, so give them a soft, colorful throw, dapper hat, or gift certificate to a clothing boutique. For your Libra significant other, try something sentimental that reminds them of your love – a locket, gorgeous photo frame, or ring engraved with a significant date.
Treat your Libra best friend to a subscription to a celebrity news or fashion magazine, day at the winery, or night out dancing.
Best Holiday Gifts for Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
The sign of the Scorpion adores puzzles, since they love using their sleuthing skills to uncover secrets. Plant clues for your Scorpio to find one by one, in order to track down a gift they’ll love – a true crime novel, book of vampire or horror stories, telescope or pair of binoculars, or subscription to a celebrity gossip magazine.
Because Scorpios are also deeply emotional, not to mention passionate; the best holiday gifts for your sweetheart is a sentimental one that represents your affection, such as a framed photo of you two, or sensual treat that appeals to their naughty side, such as silk undergarments, massage oil, or a copy of the Kama Sutra. Ooh, la la! Best Holiday Gifts for Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Give adventurous, free-spirited Sagittarius a memorable experience and you’ll make them happy, indeed. Skydiving lessons, new camping gear, plane tickets to an exotic locale or travel photography book are all great options. Top gifts for men include an afternoon at the batting cages, to appeal to this sign’s natural athleticism and love of competition, or tickets to a comedy performance, to appeal to his sense of humor.
The sign of the Archer is a lifelong learner who always aims for the stars, so give them cooking or horseback-riding lessons, a volume of quotes by famous philosophers, or a subscription to National Geographic magazine.
Best Holiday Gifts for Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
The serious-minded Goat tends to be frugal and hardworking, but also possesses fine, even expensive, tastes. Treat your favorite Capricorn to something they wouldn’t normally indulge in, such as a gift certificate to a day spa or weekend getaway to a bed-and-breakfast.
Fulfill their yen for quality with a bottle of fine wine or a leather-bound appointment book – or surprise them with something that challenges their slightly stuffy image: a case of artisan beer from a local microbrewery, a visit to a paint-your-own pottery studio or lively cooking class.
Capricorn males are competitive; top gifts for men are board games and golf lessons, or cater to their ambitious side with a book about tips for success or maximizing their efficiency at work. Best Holiday Gifts for Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
The Water Bearer is the humanitarian of the zodiac, not to mention the inventor who marches to the beat of their own drummer. The best holiday gifts for this innovative sign honor their individuality and unique tastes, such as the latest tech gadgets, a charitable donation made in their name, a trip in a hot-air balloon, or the adoption of their very own dolphin or star.
A gift certificate to an acupuncture clinic or yoga studio will appeal to their interest in alternative therapies and philosophies. If your favorite Aquarius is an avid reader, present them with a science-fiction novel or subscription to a science, astrology or astronomy magazine.
Best Holiday Gifts for Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Dreamy, romantic Pisces has an incredibly tender heart. The best holiday gifts for them are framed photos, a hand-written love letter, or knitted scarf or quilt. Pisces also adores anything that appeals to their escapist tendencies, such as a set of fantasy or romance novels, blank book for recording dreams, volume of love poems, gauzy dress or shawl, or scented bath accessories.
This Water sign would also appreciate a trip to the ocean, an aquarium filled with beautiful fish, or beach towels and swim gear. Pisces is a highly creative sign, so consider a new easel or paint set, a print by a famous artist or a membership to a local art museum.