We’re more than a week into December, which means the holiday season is officially upon us. It can be hard to find the right holiday gift for everyone on your list, especially as stores have been selling out of hot items earlier and earlier andAmazon packages are delayed this time of year.
If the whole prospect of holiday shopping overwhelms you (or if you love holiday shopping but need a couple easy suggestions), here are some gift ideas based on the zodiac sign of your recipient.
Someone’s zodiac sign says more about them than just when they were born, after all.
ARIES: An experience
The Aries in your life is not nearly as enamored by things as they are with memories. Create a memory with them by taking them to an event, on a trip, or trying something new in your city together. They’ll be thrilled to be able to add something to their list of awesome adventures.
TAURUS: A new book
The typical Taurus is always looking for new ways to improve their life. Books can help you get organized, teach you how to handle money, show you new ways to do things, and generally inspire your creativity.
Plus, the sophisticated Taurus loves the intellectual reputation that comes with being seen with a new book in hand.
GEMINI: Something for a party
Geminis are the life of the party. Give the Gemini in your life a little something to help them be the host with the most. Decorations for their next theme party, some new speakers, or a set of martini glasses in the hands of a Gemini make for a party no one wants to miss. New Year’s is just around the corner, after all.
CANCER: A journal or planner
Cancers are one of the most emotional and nostalgic signs of the zodiac. Journaling can help people sort through their feelings and document important life events.
And if the Cancer in your life is anything like the typical Cancer, they are a little disorganized with their time. Giving them a planner is a cute and gentle way to remind them that they need to make more concrete plans than just doing what they feel like on any given day.
LEO: Something about them
Leos possess a self-confidence that most other members of the zodiac truly envy. Anything you can buy them that shows you love them as much as they deserve (and as much as they love themselves) makes a great gift.
Look for a piece of memorabilia from their alma mater, their favorite makeup, or even a pillow with their face on it.
VIRGO: Something practical
The Virgo in your life knows exactly what they need, and is probably eager to tell you. Follow their wish list carefully. If they say they need nice socks, that’s what they’ll be happiest unwrapping. You can add your own personal touch — pick socks from their favorite store, a pack of phone chargers in their favorite color, sheets in a pattern that you know will match their room, etc.
If you receive no wishlist, play it safe and buy them something you dread having to buy for yourself. New towels, a safe phone case, and snow-proof gloves may seem boring, but they’ll make any Virgo happy.
LIBRA: A piece of art
Everyone loves beautiful things, but Libras especially love being in a visually appealing environment. They’ll always make room on their walls and shelves for new pieces of art, whether it be an antique trinket, a clever piece of typography, or a painting by their favorite artist.
SCORPIO: An inside joke
Scorpios intensely value the relationships in their lives. By giving them something reminiscent of a shared experience, you show how much you care about the time you spend with them. The thought really does count when picking a gift for a Scorpio.
SAGITTARIUS: A travel accessory
The adventurer of the zodiac, a Sagittarius is always planning their next trip. Whether they’re heading on a weekend road trip or embarking on a six-month sabbatical in Asia, they’re never content to stay in one place for too long. Send them on their way with a cute passport case, a waterproof phone case, or even just some currency from their next destination.
There are no shortage of ideas for gifts for travelers, so take your pick.
CAPRICORN: Something for their workspace
Capricorns are notorious for making their work and/or school their lives. An easy way to show you know the Capricorn in your life is to get them something for their work space, where they spend most of their time. A desk decoration, some stationary, or an organizational tool are all winners in a Capricorn’s book.
AQUARIUS: A game
No one can ever accuse an Aquarius of not being fun. Appeal to their playful, creative nature by gifting them some kind of game. With so many card, video, and board games out there, you’ll have no problem finding something specific to the Aquarius in your life.
PISCES: Something homemade
Pisces are greatly sentimental and artistic individuals. A homemade gift satisfies both of these qualities. Show that you know them well enough to be able to pick a gift they’d like and that your relationship means so much to you that you’re willing to put in the time and effort of making something for them.