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Gifts to Purchase for Each Zodiac Sign

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at St. John's chapter.

People have many different opinions on astrology and whether they believe in it or not. Your birth date determines your “sun” sign, which represents your core personality, sense of self, basic preferences, romantic compatibility and how you navigate the world. These characteristics can help you determine the best holiday gifts for your friends, family, coworkers, and everyone else in your life! 

Aries (March 21 – April 19) 

As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries’ are very fitting to their astrological symbols and traits. Like their symbol – the ram – Ariens are known to be bold, passionate, energetic and impulsive. Considering they are a fire sign, buying a gift for an Aries can be stressful because they’ll most likely be upfront with their opinions on said gift. When buying them a present, I’d go for the safer options, like their favorite perfume or cologne, jewelry, merchandise from their favorite sports team, or money so they can purchase exactly what they want.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Taurus is represented by the bull, and like their spirit animal, Taureans like to relax and stay grounded. Even though their perfect world would consist of them spending all day pampering themselves, they are also ambitious, focused and resilient. Taureans value love, beauty and loyalty. Considering what they value and enjoy, I would buy a Taurean comfy clothes, makeup, skincare or anything thoughtful that reminds you of them. Taureans are so relaxed that they would be happy with any present you give them!

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Geminis are represented by the symbol of the celestial twins. Geminis are driven by curiosity and playfulness. Due to this curiosity, Geminis often juggles many passions, hobbies and friend groups. As the social butterflies of the zodiac, they like to go with the flow and are open to new things. For a Gemini, I would buy a fun card game, cute accessories or a nice pair of shoes.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Cancer is symbolized by the crab. Cancers are highly intuitive, and just like the hard-shelled crustacean, this water sign will do whatever it takes to protect itself emotionally. They may not seem like it initially, but Cancers are very compassionate, caring and loyal. Cancers like to be cared for as they care for others, so I recommend getting them a cozy throw blanket, self-care items, a journal and stationery items.

Leo (July 23 – August 22) 

Leo, symbolized by the lion, is often referred to as the most dramatic and fiery sign that loves to celebrate themselves. Leos are known to be passionate, playful and brave. A Leo would never say no to anything remotely lavish or exclusive. I recommend purchasing something personalized, like a nameplate necklace or a luxurious piece of clothing.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22) 

Virgos are known to be logical, practical and perfectionists. Virgos want to help people and tend to be very gentle and kind. These earth signs are constantly working to provide solutions and improve broken systems. You could buy any hardworking and committed Virgo writing supplies, candles or a comfy lounge set.

Libra (September 23 – October 22) 

Libra energy is defined by balance and harmony. Libras like to be surrounded by beauty 24/7. They are known to be charismatic, social and diplomatic; they like to make sure everyone is happy and engaged in what they are doing. I recommend buying lovely pieces of artwork for their room or a stunning piece of jewelry. You want to get them something beautiful that they will appreciate for a long time.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) 

It’s no secret that Scorpios are considered the most misunderstood sign of the zodiac. Scorpios know what they want and aren’t afraid to go after it; they can be intense, loyal and confident. When shopping for a Scorpio, I recommend asking them what they want first because they will always give an honest opinion. If that doesn’t work, I would suggest getting them a gift card to their favorite store, a house plant or jewelry with their Scorpio symbol on it.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) 

Sagittarius is said to be unlike any other sign in the zodiac. Their free spirit makes them stand out – they’re passionate, curious and creative. Sagittariuses never take things too seriously due to their wild optimism. When buying a Sagittarius a gift, I suggest something where they can get creative, like a journal, legos or a good book where they can let their minds roam free!

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Capricorns are known to be patient, dedicated and ambitious. They come across as very composed, but once you get to know them you’ll find they have a wild side, not everyone gets to see. So, I recommend getting your Capricorn friend something fun, like taking them on a night out! If this doesn’t sound like something your Capricorn friend would like, you can never go wrong with purchasing jewelry or a journal so they can keep track of their busy schedules.  

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) 

Aquarius is the most innovative and rebellious sign. It may not seem like it, but they can also be vulnerable and they sincerely appreciate love and support. At the end of the day, Aquarius just wants everyone to be happy. I recommend buying your Aquarius friend a mug for all the coffee they’re going to drink, home decor, or a gift that equates to their zodiac sign like an Aquarius candle. 

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Pisces is the last constellation of the zodiac, and it’s said that they prefer to live in a fantasy world. They’re kind, optimistic and compassionate. I suggest getting the Pisces in your life a book they can get lost in, or you could purchase them a candle or self-care items!  

Sasha is journalism major at St. Johns. She's born and raised in Pennsylvania but always dreamed of living in a big city. She loves all things fashion, books, tv/movies, and food.