Doing last-minute Christmas shopping? I feel you! At this point, all her and him gift guides have lost all their meaning and seem to feature just boring options for the most special people in our lives. Well, I thought that another type of guide might help – one that takes into account more than gender.
Check out my ideas for gifts that match his/her/their zodiac signs:
Aries (March 21 to April 19)
The Aries in your group of friends are opinionated, born leaders, always in the know. They seem to have everything they wish for, which is really frustrating when you have to exchange gifts. I mean, how can you surprise them anymore? If you’re not big on DIY, go for quirky and new.
Apple’s wireless earphones, the Airpods, are one choice if you have the budget for it. Alternatively, surprise them with a drink warmer for the office or a smartphone projector suitable for iPhone and Android phones.
If your BFF is an Aries but not really into tech, get her a versatile backpack that can be worn on trips and downtown or pick out a sexy and practical sport equipment from Victoria’s Secret.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
Taureans are victims of their senses. They love food, art, music, warm and soft textures, making winter the best season to make them a few thoughtful gifts. Reserve pranks for Gemini natives: people born in Taurus won’t appreciate a joke as you might think, expecting something decadent instead.
Go for gourmet chocolates, cozy pajamas and plush robes or a decadent perfume like this one from Tom Ford (believe me, it’s gonna put a huge smile on her face – it’s the one scent I’m wearing this winter, as a fellow Taurean).
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
Gemini can talk their way out of any situation. Sometimes, they can be too loud and ecstatic about everything, but more than once their knack for reading people like open books has saved your ass.
This Christmas, show them how much you appreciate their social nature with by offering them a place in a cooking class course or a crafts workshop. Buy a collector’s edition of their favorite books, gift them a chic tablet cover or go with a girl’s best friend: gorgeous jewelry. This is an expensive option, granted, but you can go for an elegant, affordable choker instead.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
A Cancer can be easily pleased with something classic, safe and of good quality. Think a cashmere sweater in navy blue and white, rose gold hoop earrings or an exquisite Dech The Hall gift set with oils, gels, bath bombs and more from Lush.
Don’t forget – those born in Cancer love to be spoiled and to spoil!
Leo (July 23 to August 22)
Girls born in the middle of summer are fiery, full of energy and love to be in the center of attention. Make sure you gift them something to remember like a great iPhone case, a red hot wallet or a unique declaration of love with this agenda.
Don’t underestimate the power of an elegant watch or a jewelry holder meant for a queen.
Virgo (August 23 to September 22)
Virgos are true to their nature and so, true to anything natural, that emphasizes their beauty and personality. A set of organic skin products like these ones from Fereto could be just the thing they need (I bought the night serum, eye cream and hydramat face cream for my mom this Christmas, too). Another idea is a jewelry box with a quality finish like this one or one to keep every small thing in sight like the box here.
Libra (September 23 to October 22)
All Libras love beautiful things – from refined jewelry to a great piece of furniture. Since they’ve probably collected lots of that until now, surprise them with a lacy, satin cami in pink or a velvet halter top for future date nights.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)
Get to the heart of a Scorpio this winter by gifting her a decadent perfume such as Black Orchid from Tom Ford or helping her de-stress at a spa weekend with massage, sauna and jacuzzi access. Sounds divine, right? Well, no one says you can’t go with her!
Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)
If your best friend is a Sagittarius, then you know she can be all over the place. Always wanting to escape the big city, always juggling a million projects, she never stays put. Celebrate that unique trait of hers with a sporty backpack, a great travel bag (at sale, now!) or a fun print make-up bag.
Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)
Capricorn ladies always keep their eyes on the goal. The minute they cross one off their list, another one appears. Analytical and ambitious, they’ll appreciate a well crafted wallet, a “driven” agenda for 2017 and a dreamy candle that will remind her to unwind after a stressful day.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)
Guys and girls born in Aquarius are fun, easy-going, love the quirky, unexpected, fantastic of it all (I’d know, since T. is an Aquarius, too). Make their Christmas bright with a small but practical wireless speaker that will help them sing carols all December long. Gift a Christmas hoodie that girls will be secretly loving all winter long. Also, how about a paranormal lipstick?
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
Pisces are romantics and deep-thinkers. Indulge their sense with a perfume that reminds them of special moments in their lives like the ones from Maison Martin Margiela – Replica. Get tickets to the theater for them and their loved ones or get a vinyl of their favorite artist. Don’t go for the trendy and obvious – search your heart.
In fact, why bother with this zodiac gift guide at all? This Christmas, don’t follow other people’s advice – search your soul and give from the heart things and experiences the people you love will enjoy. It’s all about them and your friendship.
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