The Christmas season is fast approaching, and if you haven’t at least given some thought to what you wanted to get for the people in your life, then you’re already behind.
In fact, you were behind if you didn’t start thinking about the holidays before Halloween.
I know, I know. I’m with you. We should at least be able to get through Halloween before the Christmas music starts on the radio. But for those of us who just can’t get enough of the holiday season, I get that, too.
Christmas is exciting! This is especially true if you’re already in the middle of making plans, but it can also be stressful if you’re not sure where to start. I think the most difficult part of getting ready for the holidays is deciding on the perfect presents for everyone.
There are some people who make it easy for you – they tell you exactly what they want, where to get it, and how much it’ll cost (perfect!). Then there are the people who tell you that they’d like a book or new shoes, and it’s up to you to find a Christmas gift you know they’d like.
Lastly, there are the people you just have no idea what to get for them, and they don’t exactly make it easy.
Fortunately, astrology can help with that. Not every person who shares the same zodiac sign wants the same thing, but you can almost bet that Taurus would appreciate something food-related and that Pisces would devour some new music.
Choosing the perfect gift for each horoscope sign is important because it means you really care about them. Instead of just going the easy (and non-caring route), which is usually a gift card for whatever or even nothing at all, actually making an effort shows them that you really care about having them in your life.
And this season really is the season of giving and being thankful for the people you have. So, whatever gift you go with, you should make sure they know that it’s a thank you for everything they’ve done for you this past year.
Now, before you freak out and realize that you don’t have ANY ideas for the zodiac signs in your life, relax – you got this. This is your ultimate gift guide into the type of gift each zodiac sign really wants for Christmas this year, using a little bit of astrology.
And trust me, you’ll definitely see their face light up when they unwrap their gifts.
Here’s a gift guide for each zodiac sign to help buying the perfect Christmas gift a little easier.
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
Aries could do without “things” this Christmas. Rather than spend money on a sweater or book that will probably stay in the wrapping paper until it’s regifted next year, give her the gift of excitement and thrill.
Aries really wants tickets to see her favorite band live in concert, a road trip to some of the country’s best amusement parks, or a Groupon for ten classes at the new kickboxing studio by her apartment. Gift her something she can look forward to using!
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus might have expensive tastes, but she also appreciates gifts that are thoughtful and practical. Regardless of price, Taurus would most appreciate a gift that makes her feel like she’s living in luxury – at least for little bit.
Consider gifting her a gift certificate for a spa day or massage, a homemade candle, or a foodie subscription box. If you’re really looking to splurge on her, plan a long weekend in a city she’s never been and rent a house with a beautiful view through Air BnB.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini is a very witty and smart zodiac sign, so she appreciates gifts that are intelligent and fun. Of course, she’s also known for having a short attention span with what interest her, so it’s better to go for a lot of little gifts rather than one big gift.
Gifts that let her work with her hands and make something with her hands are best, like DIY craft kits or – if she’s already creative – new paint brushes or knitting needles. Gift baskets are also perfect for her; pack a bunch of her favorite things into a basket or bag she can reuse.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
If any one zodiac sign believes that it’s the thought that counts when exchanging gifts, it’s Cancer. She doesn’t really care what you get her for Christmas, as long as you can say it came from the heart (and trust me, she knows when you regift).
What she really wants this year is something sentimental and full of memories. Consider gifts like a professionally-done photograph of her favorite city, homemade treats, or a photo album of all her favorite people.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Leo is another zodiac sign that has very expensive taste, but unlike Taurus who can find luxury in a sweet-smelling candle, Leo wants to experience luxury as richly and extravagantly as possible.
The gifts she wants this Christmas are a top-shelf bottle of champagne or wine, tickets to the theater so she can dress up, or dinner out with you at one of the nicest restaurants in the city. You don’t have to blow your entire paycheck on her, but she will want to feel spoiled for one night.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
Asking Virgo what she wants for Christmas probably won’t get you very far – she’s not one to hand over a list she’s been working on for months now, especially since she also thinks you should be able to read her mind.
Virgo appreciates gifts with high quality and value, but nothing too gaudy. Truthfully, she’d love to just spend some quality time with you instead of exchange gifts, but if you want to splurge, consider a new gadget for her kitchen, wearable fitness tech, or an organizer for the new year.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
Libra loves anything luxurious, beautiful, soft, and sparkly, so use that as inspiration for Christmas this year. She’ll definitely want to exchange gifts with you, so make sure you bring you’re a-game because Libra doesn’t mess around.
For someone who loves all the lavish things in life, consider gifting her an accent piece for her apartment like a cashmere blanket or a book of art for her coffee table, a decadent treat like chocolate-covered strawberries, or something sentimental like matching necklaces for the both of you.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpio is a mysterious person by nature, so why not feed that mystery with some Christmas gifts she’ll love, right? Even though shopping for Scorpio might seem easy, she’s still going to want a thoughtful gift, so shop with intention.
If she’s a fan of scary stuff, go with a true crime novel or tickets to see the next Stephen King movie adaptation. If she’s mysterious and private, gift her a journal she can write all her thoughts and dreams in. And if she’s looking for thrills, plan a trip to an Escape Room.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarius much rather prefers to spend time with you and have fun than exchange gifts that she’ll most likely forget about in a few months. Sagittarius is always looking for adventure, excitement, and laughter, plus she’s a very deep and philosophical person, so use that as inspiration.
What she really wants for Christmas is a chance to hang out with you. Plan a hike, try a cooking class together, or get her tickets to see her favorite sports team in person. Tickets to explore a new city, a book on philosophy, or tickets to a comedy show are also great ideas.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorn works hard for her status, so when it comes to Christmas gifts, she wants something to reflect all of her hard work and success. She might have expensive taste like some of the other zodiac signs, but unlike them, she likes subtle expensive things (nothing too flashy).
Capricorn is drawn to high quality, good craftsmanship goods, so consider getting her something made with high-quality leather or something monogrammed. A biography on someone she admires or a case of craft beer are also perfect choices for this sign.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius has very unique taste, so the more “out of the box” her gift is, the better. You’ll want to gift her something that complements her individuality, as well as her humanitarian and technologically-advanced side.
For her techy side, go with a new tablet or the newest trend in wearable technology. For her humanitarian side, consider making a donation in her name to her favorite charity. And for her totally unique side, give her a gift certificate for acupuncture or a book on science fiction or astrology.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
It doesn’t matter what you give Pisces for Christmas – if it comes from you, she’s going to love it forever. But just because she’s easy to please doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make an effort to give her something she’d adore.
Think about gifts that appeal to her creative, spiritual, and caring sides: a framed photograph of the two of you, a handmade gift like a knitted scarf or painting, a leather-bound journal, or a home cooked dinner (her favorite meal) and a movie night together are all perfect for this little fish.
Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She’s passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a non-fiction book in the future.