It's safe to say that exchanging Valentine's Day gifts comes with quite a bit of pressure. Sure, you could turn to romantic standbys, like flowers, candy, or anything heart-shaped, but you want to make sure your present shows just how much you care, too. Believe it or not, taking cues from your boo's astrological sign can result in a seriously meaningful gift.
Of course, not everyone who belongs to the same sign will have the exact same likes and dislikes. That said, there are a few
key characteristics that set each sign apart. You might be just as likely to date a Libra as an Aquarius, but it's safe to say that they probably have very different tastes in gifts.
There are all kinds of ways to shop for your boo, and it definitely depends on how serious your relationship is by the time V-Day rolls around. But, if you're at a total loss for what to give them, why not look to the stars? They just might have the gift-giving inspiration you've been looking for.
Click through for some cosmically ordained gift ideas.
Aries What They Like
Rams are players in the most literal sense of the word. So we suggest appealing to their competitive side while keeping things romantic with a steamy (or sweet!)
With cards offering foreplay, position, and item ideas, this game has all your bases covered. Your Aries sweetie will want to set the pace, but they'll love it if you make them play to win.
The Original Board Game for Lovers,
Taurus What They Like As much as they may dote on you, luxury-loving Tauruses can't say no to a little pampering. Go beyond the basic bath bomb and look for specialty products that will take their "me" time to the next level Our Pick This restorative soak is made with green seaweed extract, dead sea salt, and other soothing minerals that will rejuvenate and relax any tired Bull.
Revitalising Mineral Soak,
Gemini What They Like In a word, Geminis love to talk. Any gift that will facilitate communication between the two of you will show them how much you care, whether it's a set of stationary or a messenger app you use just for the two of you. Our Pick Give them a quick hit of nostalgia with a set of old-school walkie talkies. The tongue-in-cheek nature of the gift will fit their Gem sense of humor — and the Stranger Things vibe doesn't hurt, either.
GE Walkie Talkies 3-5943 General Electric 1972 ,
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Cancer What They Like Crabs are hardcore homebodies, plain and simple. Your bae will love anything that helps them feather their nest. If you're living separately, find a trinket that will remind them of you. If you're sharing a place, this is a chance to find something you like, too. Our Pick This unique type of quartz is a true energetic multitasker. It contains a potent combination of protective, calming, and restorative minerals that set the stage for heightened affection.
Angel Phantom Quartz Crystal,
Leo What They Like As much as Lions like shiny things, they much prefer to be the giver than the receiver. Browse for something grand that won’t break the bank. Leos don’t like it when they can tell you went very far out of your way to please them. Our Pick This vase has enough fine details to set it apart, but it's still nice and minimal. For bonus points, present it to your Lion with a fresh arrangement of roses.
Paper Porcelain Vase,
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Virgo What They Like
Through sheer force of will, Virgos are total caregivers
workaholics — in other words, they rarely take time for themselves. They'll love something that encourages self-care in a subtle way.
comes with three essential oil wicks, depending on the wearer's needs (calm, focus, and energy). Your S.O. will probably enjoy alternating between all of them.
Gold Circle Pendant,
Libra What They Like As the social butterflies of the Zodiac, Libras love surrounding themselves with conversation pieces, from unique furniture to loud, vibrant clothes. Give them something that will help them own the room. Our Pick This patterned scarf is eye-catching, but it's not so bold as to distract anyone from your Libra's dazzling wit.
Printed satin scarf,
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Scorpio What They Like Anyone who's dating a Scorpio already knows how much they love alone time. Give them something that shows you respect their space — even something small will speak volumes to this mysterious sign. Our Pick Even if your boo doesn't say much, their mind is always working. A simple notebook just might be the outlet they need for all their stellar, offbeat ideas.
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Sagittarius What They Like As a rule, Archers like — strike that, love — adventure. If you haven't taken a trip with them yet, have your gift show that you're ready to take that step. Our Pick A guidebook geared toward seasoned travelers will clue your Sag into the kinds of activities they love. Choose one for a far-off locale or one that focuses on areas of your city that are off the beaten path.
Barcelona & Catalonia,
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Capricorn What They Like
Believe it or not, even the most reserved Goats like to let loose once in a while. Look for something fun — even NSFW — that they'd never buy for themselves.
Spirits from a craft distillery is just the refined invitation to party that your Cap will love — and readily accept. If
your state doesn't allow direct shipments
of alcohol, ask for a recommendation at your local liquor store.
Copperworks Gin (750 ml),
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Aquarius What They Like Aquarians like to feel connected to the world at large, even when they're receiving a gift. Combine their love of culture and humanitarianism with a gift of socially motivated art. Our Pick This collection of child labor photography shows how visibility can bring about major changes. If this seems a little intense for a V-Day gift, any book of documentary photography is a great alternative. But, for what it's worth, Aquarians rarely shy away from the darker side of life.
Compass Point Books
Breaker Boys: How a Photograph Helped End Child Labor,
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Pisces What They Like This imaginative sign is prone to flights of fancy and loves exploring new worlds in their minds. A bestselling novel, fantasy video game, or anything that immerses your Pisces in a new story is sure to please. Our Pick Give your honey a subscription to Texture, an app that makes hundreds of magazines accessible digitally, and let them choose which world to explore for themselves.