Finding the perfect gift for a loved one is never easy. You don’t just want to buy something that the recipient can use – you also want to buy something showing that you put some time into thinking about the recipient’s unique interests and personality traits.
No matter how well you might know your friends and family members, you’re occasionally going to draw a blank when trying to buy a gift for someone’s birthday or for another occasion. Sometimes, it’s because you don’t know what that person wants – and other times, it’s because he or she already seems to have everything. Those are the times when you’ll need to be extra creative.
If you’re having trouble choosing a perfect gift, maybe it’s time to seek a little assistance from the stars. We’re talking, of course, about zodiac signs. People born under the various astrological signs are said to have certain unique personality traits, and astrological traits are sometimes so spot-on that it’s uncanny. When you’re looking for a special gift tailored to the recipient’s astrological sign, a beautiful piece of zodiac jewelry is certain to be a hit. Here are some other perfect gift ideas for each zodiac sign.
Birth Dates: March 21 – April 19
Famous People with This Sign: Eddie Murphy, Elton John, Lady Gaga
Outspoken and fearless, people born under the sign of Aries are intensely competitive and will do just about anything to come out on top in any competition. In fact, someone once said the following words: “An Aries must be put first.” If the Aries in your life is looking for an avenue through which to express their competitive nature, try grabbing them a new video game with an online leaderboard like Gran Turismo 7. Playing a video game that’s always online means that competition is always a push of a button away.
Birth Dates: April 20 – May 20
Famous People with This Sign: Adele, Barbara Streisand, Dwayne Johnson
People born under the sign of Taurus appreciate the finer things in life almost to the point of being thought of as hedonistic by outside observers. If there’s an opportunity to enjoy a bit of pampering in a lovely setting, that’s even better. Try giving the Taurus in your life a gift card to a day spa at a fancy hotel. No one appreciates an afternoon of pampering more than a Taurus.
Birth Dates: May 21 – June 21
Famous People with This Sign: Kanye West, Mark Wahlberg, Angelina Jolie
People born under the sign of Gemini are true renaissance individuals. They’ll try anything – and they often try so many things at once that they have trouble focusing on any of them. If you’ve managed to attract a Gemini as your life mate, consider yourself lucky; it’s notoriously difficult to capture and keep a Gemini’s attention. If the Gemini in your life is the adventurous sort – as is so often the case – they’ll love an opportunity to try something completely new. Try booking some flying lessons for him or her.
Birth Dates: June 22 – July 22
Famous People with This Sign: Ariana Grande, Carlos Santana, John Cusack
Cancers love people, but they’re often too emotional and self-protective to let themselves become overly involved with strangers. People born under the sign of Cancer will often build shells around themselves, just like the crab that represents the sign. The model Gisele once said that, as a Cancer, she enjoys the protectiveness and coziness of home more than anything else. If there’s a Cancer in your life that needs to be pulled out of their shell, try giving them tickets to a concert or a baseball game.
Birth Dates: July 23 – August 22
Famous People with This Sign: Barack Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Bill Clinton
People born under the sign of Leo have a flair for the dramatic, and they have absolutely no problem being under the spotlight – in fact, they’re often happiest when that’s the case. Perhaps that’s the reason why some of our nation’s most influential recent leaders were Leos. If the Leo in your life isn’t getting enough attention these days, treat them to a makeover with a top-quality hairdresser or makeup artist.
Birth Dates: August 23 – September 22
Famous People with This Sign: Beyoncé, Adam Sandler, Jimmy Fallon
When it comes to being intensely driven and able to organize and complete even the most cumbersome tasks, no one beats a Virgo. Another interesting aspect of Virgos is that they tend to appreciate tangible things to a much greater extent than other people. E-book readers might be great, but a Virgo will prefer a paper book any day of the week. No one would appreciate a leather-bound personal organizer quite as much as a Virgo.
Birth Dates: September 23 – October 22
Famous People with This Sign: Eminem, Cardi B, Gwen Stefani
The astrological sign of Libra is represented by a pair of balanced scales, and no one appreciates the beauty of a balanced life more than a Libra. Moreover, a Libra is always the first to notice when the balance of his or her life isn’t quite right. If the Libra in your life is having trouble maintaining a good work-life balance, give them the gift of high-quality family time with a great new board game.
Birth Dates: October 23 – November 22
Famous People with This Sign: Bill Gates, Jimmy Kimmel, Gordon Ramsay
A Scorpio is – well, most people would probably say that “complicated” is the most appropriate term. Scorpios are often some of the most difficult people to figure out, and shopping for them can often be difficult for that reason. When you buy a gift for a Scorpio, it’s a case where you can sometimes score big points by doing something that no one else would have ever thought of. Try giving the Scorpio in your life an appointment with a bespoke tailor who can make a new suit or dress especially for them.
Birth Dates: November 23 – December 21
Famous People with This Sign: Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus
A Sagittarius is always on a never-ending quest to expand his or her mind and learn new things. For someone born under the sign of Sagittarius, a new experience isn’t something to be nervous about – it’s a potential opportunity to learn a new skill that could serve that person for the rest of his or her life. Music lessons make a great gift for a Sagittarius.
Birth Dates: December 22 – January 19
Famous People with This Sign: Justin Trudeau, Anthony Hopkins, Betty White
People born under the sign of Capricorn are often some of the most patient people you’ll ever meet. Maybe that’s why Capricorns often enjoy such long lives. For them, time simply seems to move at a different pace, and they always appear to have plenty of it. Buy a Capricorn a beautiful full-color coffee table book about one of his or her interests and enjoy watching them get caught up in it for hours.
Birth Dates: January 20 – February 18
Famous People with This Sign: Jennifer Aniston, Justin Timberlake, Ellen DeGeneres
Those born under the sign of Aquarius are always caught up in the pursuit of a better life for themselves and for the people around them. If an Aquarius can do something to make the world a little better, they’ll always jump at the opportunity. In some cases, the best gift for an Aquarius isn’t necessarily something specifically for that person. If you’re buying something for the Aquarius in your life, consider planting a seed for the future by giving their child a savings bond or by making a donation to a favorite charity in that person’s name.
Birth Dates: February 19 – March 20
Famous People with This Sign: Carrie Underwood, Drew Barrymore, Daniel Craig
If there’s a Pisces in your life, you know what it’s like to know someone completely unconcerned about the dividing line between fantasy and reality. A Pisces always appreciates a great movie or video game because, to them, it can be almost as engaging as actually living that experience. Give a Pisces a chance to enjoy a real-life adventure by buying them a ticket to a local escape room.