The Absolute Best Gifts For Every Astrological Sign

Knowing someone's sun sign will never tell you their whole story, but, during the holiday season, when all you want is to avoid being the person who gives everyone gift cards, even a sliver of astrological info can help you pick the perfect gift.
That is not to say that every Cancer wants the same, exact scarf. Rather, knowing that someone is a Cancer can streamline your search process. For example, their Crabby identity suggests that they probably want something cozy that encourages them to spend the day indoors — and not some newfangled gadget.
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Regardless of your sign, the holiday shopping season can pose all sorts of challenges. It doesn't help that Mercury will be entering its last retrograde of the year on December 3. In other words, get your shopping done early, stargazers, and save yourself an online ordering mixup or five.
Ahead, find out what you should be gifting to every member of the Zodiac.
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Aries

Get them: Something that lets them embrace their inner mall rat — in a grownup way. Aries hate being called the "younger sibling" of the Zodiac, but they secretly harbor a nostalgic desire to just be a teen sometimes. This fuzzy, pink clutch will surely upgrade their jeans-and-a-T-shirt ensemble.
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Aries

Another pick: Your Ram friend will love proudly announcing that they are, indeed, wearing a Juicy hoodie in the year 2018.
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Aries

Another pick: A trucker hat? That's hot.
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Taurus

Get them: Something they'll delight in Instagramming. Taureans are visual creatures and crave filling their everyday lives with beautiful, shiny things. This marble travel bottle is sure to make their hydration routine worthy of a snap or two.
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Taurus

Another pick: This mug's gold-tinted accents are a fittingly luxurious touch on this otherwise charmingly retro design. Plus, shouting out their sign adds a pleasantly personal touch to this gift.
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Taurus

Another pick: Believe it or not, this is a yoga mat that, yes, you can and should sweat on. If the Taurean you have in mind has been on the fence about joining their local studio, this mat is just pretty enough to finally convince them.
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Gemini

Get them: Something with plenty of room for customization. Gems are quick to change their minds, and their gift should be able to keep up with them. For the shutterbug Gemini, this two-in-one phone camera lens is perfect.
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Gemini

Another pick: You can tell a Gemini by how many books they've started and abandoned halfway through. Save them from an overcrowded shelf with an e-reader (and leave the content up to them). Doesn't get more customizable than that.
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Gemini

Another pick: They can taste and sample to their heart's content with this grab-bag of snacks from Mouth. When they get sick of the popcorn, the pistachios will be right there, waiting.
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Cancer

Get them: A gift that enhances their downtime. Cancers look forward to those completely blank weekends on their calendars, marathon nesters that they are. If the Cancer in your life is sick of getting candles, this light-up, moon-shaped orb will enhance their space and serve as a subtle nod to their ruling planet.
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Cancer

Another pick: Then again, some Cancers can never have enough candles. This one fills the room with notes of white grapefruit, bamboo, and rose musk.
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Cancer

Another pick: No day spent indoors is complete without a good book — and George Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo gets our vote as just feels-centric enough for any Crab. They'll come for the ghosts. They'll stay for the moving reflection on death.
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Leo

Get them: Something luxe that won't break the bank. Leos are a funny bunch: They love flashy accent pieces, but hate knowing you spent a ton of money on them — they're the generous ones. A gift like this candle holder walks that line glamorously.
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Leo

Another pick: These dark-tinted sunglasses will let the Lion in your life live out their movie-star-incognito dreams. The lifetime warranty guarantees you'll never have to worry about getting them another pair.
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Leo

Another pick: The timeless combination of white and gold will be hard to resist for any regal Leo. For added points, throw in an orchid or two before you deliver it.
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Virgo

Get them: A gift that's polished enough to satisfy their proper side, but still appeals to their desire for practicality. Virgos are drawn to the great outdoors but have a standard of cleanliness and practicality to uphold. Simultaneously rugged and streamlined, these boots will be great for your Virgo pal's next snowbound trek.
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Virgo

For the sign that's always craving organization, gift this mini personal assistant. The smart speaker is discreet and completely hands-free: It's as simple as asking Alexa to create shopping lists, relay the news, play podcasts, or schedule alarms — because no Virgo would ever get to work late.
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Virgo

Another pick: These heavy-duty glass bottles (and their matching carafe) look great and are a practical addition to your Virgo friend's office or picnic set.
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Libra

Get them: Something for their entertaining repertoire. When they aren't flitting from event to event, Libras are probably hosting their own social gatherings. This air sign craves variety, so they'd love a new game to replace their worn-out Cards of Humanity. This board game was created with women in mind and hinges upon original, thought-provoking questions.
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Libra

Another pick: Few things are more Libran than an eye-catching bar set — even better if you gift it in time for their notorious NYE bash.
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Libra

Another pick: If your Libra friend prefers movie marathons to night-long ragers, they need all the cushions and floor pillows they can get their hands on.
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Scorpio

Get them: A gift that will bring out their softer side. Believe it or not, Scorps are more than doom and gloom. Water signs that they are, many can be warm and nurturing when they want to be. Start small and give them a set of hardy succulents. If they can't keep these babies alive, downgrade to a pet rock next time.
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Scorpio

Another pick: If there ever was a sign that needed to vent, it's Scorpio. Giving them a journal can be a gentle invitation to let them do just that. And it's not your fault if they just use it as a personal Burn Book.
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Scorpio

Another pick: We know, Scorps aren't known for their sentimentality. But they'll quietly love a framed photo, especially one from a shared experience. Just ignore their eyeroll; they don't mean it.
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Sagittarius

Get them: The practical items they're always forgetting to buy for themselves. We'd never call Sags absent-minded, but they certainly can overlook essential needs when they're busy planning for the next adventure. If the Archer in your life has yet to prepare for the winter months, this knit hat will send them a timely reminder.
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Sagittarius

Another pick: It might feel overly parental to worry over your friend's linens, but you can't help but cringe at the sight of the ratty towels they've had since college.
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Sagittarius

Another pick: A wallet that looks grownup but isn't gaudy is a great choice for this bells-and-whistles-adverse sign.
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Capricorn

Get them: Something that will take years to replace. Most Goats prefer investment items to anything too trendy, and gifts are no exception (bonus points if it's something they use on the regular). This maple-wood cutting board should withstand the test of many a chop.
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Capricorn

Another pick: Minimalist? Check. Made from sturdy materials? Check. These marble and wood coasters were made for the Capricorn in your life.
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Capricorn

Another: A stylish pair of gloves that will actually keep their hands warm. Sure, most practical Caps already have a pair for every bag and coat, but these are sure to be their new favorites.
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Aquarius

Get them: Something that's arty yet low-key. Aquarians know they have good taste but rarely enjoy flaunting it for all to see. This collection of the best Instagrams taken in cities will be right at home on a Water Bearer's shelf, alongside that coding manual and dusty self-help book.
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Aquarius

Another pick: This streamlined piece is both a sculpture and speaker. Its birdsong sound effects will brighten up any room.
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Aquarius

Another pick: Your Aquarian friend will proudly display this limited edition plate, featuring the work of artist Nari Ward. If they aren't already familiar with his work, they will be the next time you meet up.
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Pisces

Get them: A gift that lets them embrace their mystical side. Every Pisces is a spiritual healer — even if only deep, deep down. Their budding interest in the esoteric may need a little nudging (and a side of aesthetic appeal) to get them going. This essential oil diffuser is so pretty even the staunchest skeptic would happily use it.
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Pisces

Another pick: If they're dipping a toe into the deep waters of crystal healing, make sure they have something to guide them. Energy Muse's book will set them up for success.
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Pisces

Another pick: A deeply intuitive sign like Pisces will delight in tapping into their intuitive side with the help of divination gift box. Prepare to have your tarot cards read every time you come over.
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