The Best Holiday Gifts for Every Zodiac Sign in 2019, According to Astrologists
These holiday gifts are written in the stars.
When it comes to stellar gift giving, the sky's the limit. And by that, of course, we mean you should look to the stars for gifting inspiration.
A person's zodiac sign can reveal their lesser-known attributes or hidden desires, and—with the right interpretation—point you squarely in the direction of the perfect holiday gift. We consulted with Oak, a top New York-based astrologer and the owner of Oak Astrology, for expert insights into each sign's inner workings. He's shared his best tips for organizing your holiday by horoscope, with leads on a perfect present for every sign! And for some great gift ideas that won't bust your budget, check out these 30 Gifts for 2019 So Amazing You Won't Believe They're Less Than $30.
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Aries is a fire sign, known for being active, physical, and motivated by their sense of fun. "They'll want a gift that's direct, and involves doing something," explains Oak. "Sports gear can be great for [an] Aries, because it lets them feel vital."
This squat training fitness machine is a steal at just $98 and folds up for easy storage, making it the perfect gift for the athletically inclined Aries in your life, even if they don't have a lot of space to spare. And if you're looking for more amazing presents for everyone on your list, check out these 100 Best Gifts Under $100.
As Oak explains, Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus, which translates into a sense of earthy sensuality. "This sign loves indulging in physical pleasures, which makes gifting easy," says Oak. "Think good food, organic beauty products, earthy fragrances—things that are peaceful, calming, and oriented toward self-care," he says.
Nest Fragrances carries the perfect gift for this sensual sign: their Black Tulip Eau De Parfum and Scented Candle Set, which has seductive hints of black amber plum, Japanese violet, pink pepper, and patchouli.
Geminis are fascinated by the world around them, and their interests span just about every category, explains Oak. "When it comes to gifting, feed their desire to constantly grow, learn everything, and categorize the world around them," he suggests.
Atlas Obscura, The Second Edition: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders is the ultimate gift for the knowledge-hungry Gemini. The New York Times calls it a "cabinet of curiosities on paper," a virtual encyclopedia of the most fascinating corners of the world. And for more fool-proof presents, check out these 25 Gifts to Give the Hardest-to-Shop-for People in Your Life in 2019.
Cancers live off of comfort and emotional security, but sometimes they're so busy caring for others that they forget about self-care, says Oak. "Give them a gift that lets them tap into that sensitive emotional space–something that lets them take care of themselves," he suggests. This luxury wooden bath caddy gives the gift of a little self-pampering, which the Cancer in your life has almost certainly earned.
Leo is ruled by the sun and was born to shine, says Oak. "Leos want to feel special and a bit glamorous, so your gift needs to demonstrate that you put a lot of effort in," he explains. It should also give a nod to their need to live out loud. This sequin pencil skirt from Anthropologie will put them center stage at any holiday party with an iridescent sheen and bold color scheme that only a Leo can pull off. And if you're looking for more gifts with a touch of glitz, make sure to check out the 15 Best Splurge-Worthy Gifts for the Whole Family!
Virgos are focused and determined, always looking to be their most vital and make a difference in the world. "Virgos usually like super practical gifts," explains Oak, "but you have to get creative because they're so organized that they'll beat you to the punch by getting everything for themselves." If you want to wow the Virgo on your list, try this MochiThings Starry Night monthly planner for 2020, which will help them get their plans for the new year squared away.
"Libra loves to express beauty outwardly—which makes sense, because they're naturally beautiful, gracious, and social creatures," says Oak. "They're art lovers, and usually interested in higher society," he explains, meaning a gift that reflects their sense of high design and classic beauty won't go unnoticed. These Richard Brendon tea cups add a modern touch to any classic tea set, and can be paired with vintage saucers they collect over time.
Intensely emotional with a slightly darker edge, the Scorpio is always in tune with what lies below the surface. This means they're the most likely of all the signs to dissect the meaning behind any gift you give them, so you'll need to make it personal.
"They want to feel moved and understood on a deeper level," says Oak. However, if a perfectly personal gift isn't springing to mind, there's another direction you can take things in for the Scorpio in your life: "They also love feeling sexy," says Oak. "Think luscious fabrics in intense colors: velvets, satin, leather, or lace with an edge." This luxurious satin kimono in rich plum or emerald tones certainly fits the bill!
With an insatiable love of travel, culture, and all things philosophical or spiritual, Sagittarius is full of lust for life. "They don't like limitation—they want to feel free, meaning the perfect gift for them is something travel-related," shares Oak. This hardshell luggage set is an amazing value, with smooth multidirectional spinning wheels and expandable frames that make hitting the road a cinch.
Capricorns are extremely hard-working, and, as Oak points out, they're known for excelling in their careers. "Give them a gift that makes them better at what they do," he says, noting that anything that boosts their productivity while lowering their stress would be ideal. He recommends a massage bar like this one, which can help them maintain focus and enjoy a little relaxation in the office! And for more great gifts on a budget, check out these 50 Best Gifts $50 and Under for 2019.
The Aquarius is intellectual and quick to embrace cutting-edge ideas and technology. But because they're also deeply community-minded, the tech-savvy Aquarius of today can sometimes find themselves overdependent on the internet and social media, explains Oak. "Give them something that helps them disconnect, but still satisfies their love of all things technical and lets them express their unique style," he suggests. Baking tools, like this cookie press from Williams Sonoma, make the perfect Aquarius gift: clever and precise, but ultimately fun, social, and an expression of their creative side.
Pisces is the most sensitive sign of the zodiac, and they're often the most prone to being physically affected by overstimulation. "The world around them is buzzing, and they're so open and sensitive to that energy that they sometimes need a break," says Oak. "The perfect Pisces gift is an experience that takes them out of the body in some small way," he adds. The astrologer recommends meditation pillows, scrubbing salts, or a special bottle of something bubbly, like this Mionetto Prestige Collection Rose!