One of the most important things to consider when shopping for a loved one is their personality. But how do you know exactly what aspect of her personality to play into? This is one of the many moments when astrology can save the day. We can use astrology to help us choose our dates, careers, travel plans and daily routines – why not to find that perfect something cute next time send a gift?
Professional astrologers warn against perpetuating stereotypes about certain zodiac signs. After all, our astrological background consists of much more than our “sun sign” that most people are familiar with. The list below is meant to be a fun addition to your shopping spree. Whether you’re looking for an energetic Sagittarius, a spiritual Pisces, or a poetic Virgo, here are a few tips for your journey:
As a fire sign, Aries are known for their energetic personalities and bold tastes. This sign also rules the head, so any gift that stimulates your friend’s brain or helps them beautify their hair or skin is a great idea. Aries also love a challenge and spontaneity, so they make the perfect friends to plan a surprise party or embark on a secret birthday adventure.
Thoughtful and sensual, Taurus love anything that connects them to nature or allows them to bask in life’s little luxuries. A spa day, a self-care kit, a gourmet meal, or a subscription to a wine of the month club are all fantastic ideas for your Taurus jewel. Make it a package deal by giving them their gift on a nice hike or at the beach – these down-to-earth friends love to be immersed in nature as much as possible.
One of the most beautiful things about Gemini is how multifaceted they are. One minute they’re curled up on the couch and snuggled up, and the next minute they’re ready for a fun night out on the town. Lean into the twins’ excitement by gifting them a clothing subscription box so they can play with their style, a set of cocktail glasses to prepare a drink for every mood, or art supplies to let their imaginations run wild to let.
Cancers are known to be thoughtful and attentive to the needs of others. These water signs have huge hearts and will often do whatever it takes to nurture others. Help them flow back into themselves by gifting them a self care kit or art supplies to help them express their deep thoughts and feelings.
Cancer is also usually associated with the home, so finding some simple home decor for your Cancer friend is sure to put a smile on their face.
Chances are your Leo friend loves the limelight. Confident by nature and bold in their self-expression, Leos know how to work a space and look sharp no matter what they’re wearing. Help them experiment with their style by giving them a striking new makeup palette or by buying tickets to a concert or performance so they can unleash their fun, playful side.
Perhaps one of the most perceptive and naturally artistic zodiac signs, Virgos spend a lot of time thinking about things. Help them indulge in that intuitive, sensual nature by gifting them an array of art supplies, a day at the spa, or a picnic with a beautiful view. Like their earthy counterparts, Virgos love to indulge in the joys of nature. So when choosing a home decor gift, choose something versatile, like a one-of-a-kind antique mirror, a beautiful houseplant, or a figure drawing.
Libras may be known for having an eye for the finer things in life, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to buy them a gift. Shopping for your Libra friend is the perfect opportunity to find an interesting antique, one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry or a classic work of art that they won’t find anywhere else.
Brilliant, creative, and deeply thoughtful, Scorpio is a water sign who appreciates the quirky and hidden things the world has to offer. They also love learning about new, complex materials, so finding a unique book or film is a great gift option. Scorpios are also incredibly artistic, so don’t be afraid to look for unconventional knick-knacks.
Sag is represented by the Archer, and it’s easy to see why – Archers are incredibly energetic, active, and quick-witted. A gift that stimulates their mind or body is ideal. Opt for a gift card to REI or another outdoor store, that video game they’ve been eyeing for a while, or take it one step further and plan a group trip to an escape room!
Earthy, intelligent, and mature, Capricorn needs as much mental stimulation and relaxation as possible. They love stimulating conversation and thoughtful comfort, so a one-of-a-kind board game or card game, a fascinating illustrated book, or a piece of antique décor steeped in history makes the perfect gift.
Aquarius is one of the most eccentric and intelligent zodiac signs; This makes them perhaps one of the easiest to buy. Aquarians love every opportunity to try new things, expand their horizons, or challenge their existing ideas. Anytime you pass a book, piece of clothing, artwork, or movie that looks exceptionally unusual, pick it up for your Aquarius pal.
Dreamy, intuitive and very in tune with their feelings, Pisces love every opportunity to let their creativity run free. A set of poetry books or a watercolor kit will help them channel their deep, beautiful thoughts into something more tangible, while an art class or healthy dinner party will bring them down to earth.