We always have at least a few people on our list each holiday season who remain impossible to shop for no matter how hard we think about what they might like to be gifted. To help you with these potentially hard-to-please friends and family members, or with those who simply remain a bit of a mystery to you (e.g. your sister-in-law), we’ve assembled a list of gift ideas for each of the 12 astrological signs. Here, your zodiac-based gift guide for those whose specific tastes evade you.
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)
Aries guys and gals are adventurous and need a lot of excitement to keep their boredom at bay. We suggest buying them a Tinggly voucher, which will allow them to choose from 350+ adventures in over 100 countries (e.g. snowmobile ride in Finland, local cuisine experience in Uzbekistan and more). Or, if you're feeling a bit more flush, a full-fledged, custom vacation via Black Tomato.
Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)
Taurus guys and gals love beauty and luxury, and they often indulge in material pleasures. They are very tactile in nature, which is why we can think of no better gift for them than a winter-perfect, cozy throw.
St. Frank Baby Alpaca Throw, $225.
Gemini (May 21- June 20)
Geminis love to communicate, and although their color is technically yellow, we think—and you might agree if you know a Gemini well—that red actually suits them best.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Those born under the Cancer sign are homebodies, and they love to nest. For them, we love the EO2, a beautifully-designed digital device which displays various works of art with a Netflix-esque subscription that brings the museum to their walls with just a click.
Electric Objects EO2, $299; Art Club subscription, $9.99/month
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)
Leos love to be the center of attention and are extremely sociable. Why not get them a Kardashian-approved gift that will enable them to take perfect selfies for social media all year long?
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)
Virgos are shy creatures who generally love solitary activities which exercise their intellect, like reading. As such, they will appreciate a gift that allows them to avoid the outside world while simultaneously cultivating their interior life. Right now, get a free one-month subscription for yourself with purchase of a gift subscription.
Book-Of-The-Month Club Membership, 3 months for $45
Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)
Libras love beautiful things, art and their significant others (they rarely fly solo). Help them hang on to the photos they take of all three by gifting them with this wireless pocket printer.
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)
Scorpios are intense romantics and lovers above all else. Unless the gift is for your grandma (yikes!), we suggest you look no further than The Lover Beauty Kit from goop, which contains Moon Juice Sex Dust, Tata Harper Love Potion and more.
Capricorn (Dec 20 - Jan 19)
Capricorns love to work and put a lot of energy and passion into everything they do in their career. Unlike many of us, they get excited to go into the office each day, which is why beautifully-designed office supplies are a must-have for the Capricorns on your list.
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
Those born under the Aquarius sign like to help others, so we suggest you give them a gift that gives back. We love the Tory Burch Foundation Seed Box, both because it features items made by female entrepreneurs (including one of our favorite products, Pursoma Digital Detox Bath) and because 100% of the proceeds from its sale go to further support female entrepreneurs.
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)
Pisces tend to be artsy and are often musically-inclined. We love these musician's dice to help jog their creative flow. If your Pisces isn't a musician (but likely still loves music), we recommend these play-and-display frames for vinyl album covers.
Musician's Dice, $19