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What I’m Buying Each Zodiac Sign In My Life for Their Holiday Gift

I was never one to take astrology very seriously, but this year everything changed and now 90 percent of my Instagram feed is zodiac-inspired memes and I’m constantly spitting words like “Scorpio energy” at people. This is just who I am now, and I’m totally OK with that. Because of my newfound love for ~the stars~, I’m giving everyone in my friend group, from roommates to coworkers, holiday gifts based on their astrological sign, so it doesn’t feel like I’m just taking a shot in the dark. These are all tailored for each person’s sun sign, and that’s not to say every Libra is going to want the same perfume, but it’s a starting point for streamlining the gift search process. 

Here are my top picks for every astrological sign in my friend group, that your BFFs will love just as much as mine do. 

Aries: The brightest highlighter ($34)

Aries women can be a little in your face, and I love my friends even more for it. Each of them has a big personality, and I’d definitely say they’re the outspoken leaders in my friend group. I’m a big fan of any woman that can somehow convince us to go rock climbing or participate in bar karaoke, fooling all of us into thinking we’re outgoing.

For the holiday, my Aries BFFs are each getting a variation of this gorgeous Fenty Beauty Killawatt highlighter, to add even more sparkle to their already bold personality.

Taurus: Milk Drinking Chocolate ($22)


My roommate is a Taurus, and her weekend routine usually involves wrapping herself in a blanket on the couch and stuffing her face with expensive chocolate. This girl is about the luxury and she appreciates a splurge when it comes to 1) food and 2) comfort. I’m gifting her a v tasty bag of milk drinking chocolate from L.A. Burdick, so she can cozy up with literally the best cup hot chocolate ever and live her best life.

This stuff is soooo good, you guys. It’s basically a bag of tiny chocolate shavings – there’s truly nothing more decadent for a Taurus gal.

Gemini: Mini photo printer ($99)

Gemini people just kind of get along with everyone. It’s highkey unsettling (and maybe makes them untrustworthy?), but I stan having an easygoing BFF that’s able to hang in different social circles. Since they’re constantly out and making so many friends, this IVY mini photo printer from Canon is a super-fast way to print the best memories and keep them forever IRL. 

Yes, I know this is expensive, but like, it lasts forever, and you can definitely reap the benefits of having cute little photo squares to tack up everywhere on your fridge and wall.

Cancer: Eye and cheek gloss ($20)

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My Cancer friend is a true Instagram QUEEN. She taught me everything I need to know about selfies: how to find the perfect lighting and how to edit my photos like I’m basically an influencer.

I’m sending her this ultra-cool Flesh Pot from Flesh Beauty, which is basically your typical highlighter, but elevated. It’s the fastest way to make your cheeks, lips and eyelids dewy – and it’s going to look so great in her feed.

Leo: Prose hair care set  (starting at $25)

It’s a bit that Leo’s are all about appearance, but that’s also not a lie at all. This holiday season, I’m feeding blatant Leo vanity by gifting my friend Prose, the first in CBD hair care. The whole package is definitely on the pricier side, but you can get a shampoo, conditioner and hair mask totally customized for you hair’s needs.

I used it for a month myself, and my hair has honestly never been healthier, so I can’t even imagine how my Leo friend is going to geek out on this once she tries it.

Virgo: Hydrating face mist ($32)


I love my Virgo BFF with my whole heart, but the girl needs to take more moments to just breathe. For Secret Santa, I’m surprising her with this extra soothing rose facial mist from Herbivore Botanicals. When she’s feeling stressed, she can just pull this out of her backpack and spritz for a mini self-care session.

Also, rose is just deeply hydrating for your skin, so this mist will give Virgos the ultimate glow.

Libra: Pretty N’ Punk perfume ($60)


Your creative, eccentric, scrunchie-wearing Libra friend needs a gift that can keep up with all she’s got going on. I’m gifting Libra babes his Betsey Johnson perfume, Pretty N’ Punk, that’s all about fruit, champagne and rock n’ roll. She can spritz it on for her everyday scent, or just when she’s feeling unapologetic AF.

Scorpio: Bean vibrator ($36)

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I have yet to meet a Scorpio that doesn’t appreciate some masturbation TLC. Unbound is the ultimate destination for any sexy Scorpio gift, but my favorite sex toy there is the Bean, a tiny vibrator with an approachable soft, mint green or quartz pink design. But don’t be fooled its appearance though – this Bean does a lot for your bean.

It’s cute and teensy, but still ~sultry~. I’m obsessed. Your friend needs this vibe in her stocking ASAP.

Sagittarius: Chic neck scarf ($12)

Every Sag in my life emanates major wanderlust vibes and takes their weekend getaways very seriously. I’m gifting my friend a chic, French-girl bandana from Madewell because I can just picture her wearing this with super skinny sunglasses while driving in a convertible with the top down. She can also tie it around her purse, up in her hair, or on the handle of her suitcase.

Capricorn: Book of the Month subscription (prices vary)

The best thing you can give a Capricorn is acknowledgement of their intellectual superiority. My moon is in Capricorn and I love things like organizing my planner and reading for fun, like, actually. For the holidays, the Cap women in your life will go weak in the knees over a Book of the Month subscription (you can either gift them three months, six months or 12 months depending on how generous you’re feeling), where they can choose from five different books a month and escape into the pages for a bit.

Aquarius: Billie kit ($9)

My Aquarius friend is spending her holiday season marching, arguing with her conservative uncle at the dinner table, and tweeting about repro rights. Her ideal gift is something that caters to her witty, political side and that adds to her general aura of badass. I’m obv gifting my friend a starter kit from Billie, the first razor brand to ever show female body hair in an ad that celebrated and normalized female body hair. ICONIC.

Pisces: Holographic foil eye mask ($4)

My mom and I are both sensitive lil’ Pisces babies, and we appreciate a gift that’s both from the heart and a little bit whimsical. This year I’m literally gifting myself a dozen of these holographic foil eye masks from Bliss Spa. They’re decorated with tiny stars, and the serum packs a punch on my dark circles. It’s the perfect combination of self-care and whimsy that Pisces ladies love.

Gifting according to someone’s astrological sign is a whole new level of dedication, but I’m extremely here for it. Hope your BFFs love these gifts and that even the pickiest Capricorns and dreamiest Pisces are satisfied. 

Gina was formerly the Beauty & Culture Editor at Her Campus, where she oversaw content and strategy for the site's key verticals. She was also the person behind @HerCampusBeauty, and all those other glowy selfies you faved. She got her start in digital media as a Campus Correspondent at HC Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she graduated in 2017 with degrees in English and Theater. Now, Gina is an LA-based writer and editor, and you can regularly find her wearing a face mask in bed and scrolling through TikTok.