Summer is here and she brought Cancer season with her. In honor of all you crustaceans, we consulted astrologer Lisa Stardust on the most sensible buys for this intuitive sign: "It's time to embrace a new season and cosmic voyage into the emotional waters of the crab," Stardust shared. "If you’re buying a present for your sensitive crustacean BFF’s birthday, then you will have to find gifts that suit their tough, tender, and sentimental energy."
Even if it's not your birthday, in particular, a sign-mindful prezzie for your closest Cancer (whether friend or family) will go far to brighten their day. "Most importantly, don’t forget their birthday because it’s important that their crew remember them on their special day," Stardust cautions: "If you forget, they’ll pinch you with their claws forever." Ahead, discover 16 unique gift ideas that were tactfully selected with this strong-but-sensitive star in mind.
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Heretic Dirty Vanilla
"Appeal to Cancer's sweet, emotional side with a fragrance that indulges in romance," says Potter. "Look for anything with notes of vanilla."
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Teva Original Universal
"A nice pair of sandals like these pretty Tevas are perfect for cancer to walk around town (or ride their bikes)," says Stardust.
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Madewell Indigo Tie-Dye Sarong Scarf
"A tie-dye sarong is ideal for any crab to wear during their favorite activity: luxuriating at the beach solo or with friends," recommends Stardust.
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Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Heat Universal Lip Luminizer + Plumper
"This lip gloss will allow cancers to grow up and illuminate good vibes this season during their solar return," says Stardust.
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Sephora Sweet Picks Summer Essentials Set
"This sweet gift set reminds us of watermelon sugar and summertime goodness, which your crabby BFF will appreciate," Stardust recommends.
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Everlane The 100% Human Tote Bag
"A cool beach bag isn’t just for beach days," says Stardust. "It’ll be cancer’s go-to bag when shopping or walking around town,"
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Flora Nikrooz Floretta Pajama Set
"Cancers like to chill at home, which is why a cute PJ set is the perfect gift for them to lounge around at home in," says Stardust.
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Vintage Gold Frame Oval Sunglasses
"Make sure your BFF’s eyes are protected with these super chic shades that will shield the sunlight," Stardust says. "After all, crabs only come out at night."
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Studs Tiny Moon Stud
"Cancers are ruled by the moon, so invoke that lunar energy with a tasteful piece of silver jewelry," Potter says.
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Cancer Art Print
Show your crabby pride with this retro-inspired art print, which shows off your Astro sign while amping up your home décor game.
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Uncommon Goods Long Distance Friendship Lamp
"It's important for Cancers to know they're being thought of, and with this two-way light system you'll be able to glow and grow your friendship," Watt explains. How does it work? "Simply touch your lamp and your bestie's lamp will glow at the same time, allowing you to send messages of love and let them know you care!"
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Lunya The Short Robe
"Everybody knows that your Cancer pal can be a homebody at times," Stardust says. "Treat them to this sweet robe to slip on while lounging at home during the hot summer nights."
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Brooklinen Linen Core Sheet Set
"Cancers notoriously cancel plans to stay home in bed, so if we know they are going to do it anyway, let's make sure their bed is extra cozy," Potter says.
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Slip Sleep Mist
"Many Cancers have fluctuating sleep cycles since their sign is ruled by the moon," Watt explains. "The lunar cycle can sometimes affect their ability to wind down and fall asleep, especially around the Full Moon. Help your buddy get the rest they need with this self-care kit that aids with drifting off to dreamland."
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JBL CLIP 3 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
"There’s nothing Cancers love more than crisping under the Sun," Stardust says. "This speaker will be the ultimate gift to accompany their favorite activity at the beach."