Many of us feel pressured to provide and ‘prove’ our love for others in a strictly material way, but gift-giving is so much more than just spending money. If done with positive intentions, it can provide a lasting emotional effect on you and your loved ones. A gift with meaning behind it is worth so much more than without. Based on each Zodiac sign, I curated a gift guide in hopes of helping you shop mindfully this Holiday season.
Aries is ruled by Mars, the planet of outward activity and passion. Those under the Aries sign are adventurous, energetic, and spontaneous. They are never afraid of a challenge and are always craving new experiences with their high energy and thirst for life. Aries is a sign of action and impulse, so any gift that saves time or allows them to physically do something, whether it be outdoors or travel-related, will be appreciated. Try to find a gift that is exciting and intriguing for this sign because they get bored easily and has zero time for BS.
GIFTS FOR ARIES
Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet that governs love, beauty, and money. This pretty much means that your Taurus friend is bad and boujee. They have exquisite taste and appreciates gifts that are thoughtful and practical. Taureans enjoy relaxing in serene environments, surrounded by soft sounds, soothing aromas, and succulent flavors. Anything that’s luxe and has a nice aesthetic would be perfect for this sign.
GIFTS FOR TAURUS
Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet associated with all forms of communication and the in-flow and out-flow of intelligence. Represented as twins, Geminis are always juggling many things at once and are kind of all over the place, so shop for things that can help them stay organized. Their adventurous side sees them constantly looking to try new things and they love to stay up to date with the latest technology and gadgets. The Gemini has a track record of getting bored easily, so maybe a bunch of little gifts rather than one big gift that will keep them occupied would be nice.
GIFTS FOR GEMINI
Cancer is ruled by the Moon, the planet responsible for the ebbs and flows of human emotion. The moon influences how we feel and as we all know, Cancer’s can be moody AF. Something with sentimental value that connects to a person, a memory, or their interests will really touch their heart. They’re also the sign of home and domestic affairs, so things that make them feel safe and secure (#cuddleseason) are great.
GIFTS FOR CANCER
Leo is ruled by the Sun, that represents the Self, one’s way of being in the world. This sign has a lust for life and loves the finer things. One mission of Leo is to radiate a concentrated sense of Self and they do that by being well-versed in art, creativity, beauty, & fashion. They are natural-born leaders who bask in the sunlight and always ahead of the crowd, so a lot of the things they own already are dope AF. Remember, presentation is everything for Leos and the more extravagant, the better. Shop for rare, one-of-a-kind, statement-making pieces that they can show off on any occasion.
GIFTS FOR LEO
Virgo is ruled by Mercury, the planet that represents the mind and intellect. One of Virgo’s strongest abilities is to take in a wealth of information, and pick out only what’s important and useful. They are extremely productive, efficient, and are most likely the ones stress cleaning at 1AM. They’re not huge fans of impractical gifts, so make sure the things you get them have a specific long-lasting purpose because they don’t like being wasteful.
GIFTS FOR VIRGO
Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty and love. Libras love to be surrounded by art, culture, and beauty in a soft, harmonious environment. They’re the sign of relationships and partnerships, so a gift that they can use with others would make them happy. Libras can also be pretty focused on their appearance, which is why they’re always the best dressed in the room. Anything in the realm of beauty, makeup, or fashion would be great and when all else fails, you can never go wrong with a gift card to satisfy their indecisive ass.
GIFTS FOR LIBRA
Scorpio is ruled by two planets, Mars and Pluto. Mars is associated with self-initiative and self expression that gives Scorpio an overwhelming need to be self-made, whereas Pluto is linked to psychic energy where intuition leads a lot of Scorpio’s decision making. Scorpio is known to have a complex nature and being mysterious as hell, but they are highly passionate individuals who appreciate ambiguity and addicted to inner-growth and transformation. When choosing a Scorpio gift, look for things that are intriguing, secretive, and alluring. Stay with dark hues and muted tones and things that will aid in their constant metamorphosis in life.
GIFTS FOR SCORPIO
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of faith and optimism. Jupiter is the planet of good vibes, good luck, and big fortune. Things tend to unexpectedly work out for this sign bringing in continuous abundance and opportunity. Sagittarius is a positive-thinking sign with a quest for freedom – meaning they can’t be tied down for nothin’. They are free-spirited, full of energy, and have a desire to explore, whether it be through travel or learning something new. Items that are travel related would be a nice gift for this sign because of their built-in desire to expand outside what is known.
GIFTS FOR SAGITTARIUS
Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the planet that represents responsibility, hard work, and determination. Capricorn has the desire to climb higher and higher in every walk of life and they sure as hell come out on top because of their patient and disciplined nature. Capricorns want a gift that has a use or a purpose, especially something that will contribute to their journey to success. Their sign is also associated with status and recognition, so something that they can show off and be proud of is a plus.
GIFTS FOR CAPRICORN
Aquarius is ruled by Uranus and Saturn. Uranus is the planet of freedom and revolutionary vision and Saturn is the planet of limitation and restriction. Aquarians have a somewhat rebellious nature and are spontaneous, unique, and forward-thinking. They are very social both online and off and have a special charisma that makes everyone want to be their friend (#bffgoals). They lead without even realizing and full of surprises. Aquarians are ultra-modern and always into the latest gadget or concept, so electronics are a go-to gift category for this sign. Also, anything that allows them to express their bold and energetic personality would be perfect.
GIFTS FOR AQUARIUS
Pisces is ruled by Neptune and Jupiter. Neptune represents the universal ocean of oneness with all beings and Jupiter is the planet of faith, positivism, and optimism. As water signs, Pisces aren’t concerned with the material realm as much as the deep emotional and sentimental value of an item or concept – meaning they appreciate the thought and intention behind something rather than a materialistic item. They are extremely creative and artistic, highly in-tune with their emotions, and usually living in their own world. Gifts that support their craft and things that can relate to their innate attraction toward all things escapism is perfect for this sign.
GIFTS FOR PISCES