In addition to our usual gift guide, we wanted to provide alternative inspiration to help you choose something meaningful for those you love this Christmas. We talked to Sharan Kaur, tarot reader, to look to the stars and truly capture the spirit of those you’re looking to buy for. So whether you’re just starting on your Christmas shopping or you’re already in the throes of buying but seeking a little vision, Sharan’s guide by zodiac is sure to light the way.
Buying the right gift can be daunting, especially if you don’t know someone well enough. Worse still when you present your gift and eager unwrapping is met with a look of disdain. Fret no more! I hope this guide is comprehensive enough to assist you in making the best Christmas gift purchase to light up the faces of your near and dear ones!
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
What do you get fiery and energetic Aries? To help them let off some steam, a gym membership would sit perfectly. You won’t go wrong with a gift which engages them in high energy activity. Aries tend to be indulgent and won’t say no to anything that spells luxury like the most expensive bottle of champagne, chocolate or sparkly jewellery. Having said that, they can also have their feet planted firmly on the ground and a gift which brings them back to a happy place in their past like a picture collage of childhood memories will melt their hearts.
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)
The industrious Taurus would most definitely enjoy a day out at the spa for some luxurious pampering. Also appealing to their decadent side, a gastronomic treat at the latest Michelin starred restaurant will leave them with a silly grin. You will be surprised to know that practical Taureans do have a romantic side as well so pleasing them with a thoughtful gift or something handmade by yours truly will be a winner for tugging at their heartstrings.
Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)
The ever so talkative Gemini will be squealing with delight with a communicative device like the very latest mobile phone or tablet. Keeping in line with their social nature and their love for entertaining, something like a set of quirky cocktail glasses will go down well too. To stimulate their witty and intellectual side a gift of a book or even a kindle would be apt. And if you are feeling really generous a travel related gift would definitely top their list of gifts to receive.
Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
It’s going to be a real test when it comes to getting something for sentimental Cancer. They seek out the thought behind the gift and appreciate an element of surprise. You will definitely score points for getting a gift which makes them see how much you really understand them in and out. Didn’t I tell you it was a real test? To appeal to their sensitive side, the advice is to start taking notes during your conversations as early as possible to get that perfect gift.
Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
The choices are endless when it comes to impressing the oh so vain Leo. Anything that makes them feel and look good will score brownie points like a rejuvenating facial, a makeover session complete with a photo shoot or even sexy lingerie to make them feel extra special. Leos the connoisseurs of the finer things in life and will appreciate a nice piece of bling. If budget is a constraint, then worry not, bringing them to a music festival or concert will do just as well.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
What can you get the perfectionist Virgo? For a start think practical, things that can be used on a daily basis not something that will sit and look pretty with no function whatsoever. Something along the lines of cookware, a tablet or even a laptop! The healthy Virgo might also appreciate an organic hamper of goodies. Or anything like bath gels, body lotions or hand creams which is au naturel. A theme that spells no chemicals will bring a gleam to their face.
Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Librans have an eye for everything that is beautiful; a lovely bunch of flowers with a restaurant meal that serves aesthetically pleasing food in beautiful surroundings will top the bill or anything that can make them look and feel beautiful such as a lovely dress or a pampering session. If you aren’t too sure about their taste then vouchers to their favourite store would be the next best thing! Think pretty and you won’t go wrong. They would also appreciate tickets to a concert of a musical talent they admire. Make sure it’s a pair though as they dislike going on their own.
Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Whatever you get a Scorpio it has to appeal to their mysterious and obscure side. They aren’t fans of bright colours so bear in mind natural and minimalistic. A box set or a book with a thriller or mystery theme would be apt. Scorpios do like to keep a nice external appearance so a voucher to their favourite beauty parlour would be ideal.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Sagittarius has a robust appetite for adventure and travel. Getting them a travel related gift like a book or something from an exotic part of the world will grab their attention. If you have the cash to splash then by all means a trip to somewhere exotic will have them over the moon. This pet-loving zodiac will appreciate anything with an animal theme. So a quirky scarf with a feline print or a dog themed key chain would be just the thing up their alley.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Capricorns aren’t as complicated as you think. They are quite easy to work out. Getting something that assists their work-oriented attitude is always a plus. Something that makes them look ‘professional’ like a leather case for their tablet or a shiny pen to sign those important documents. They do enjoy the occasional indulgence but rarely treat themselves as they are hard at work most of the time. So something luxurious like a cashmere cardigan or anything in silk will delight them. Throw in a monogram as well if you can. They love anything personalised!
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Quirky and witty Aquarius is not for expensive presents. They appreciate gifts that have been well thought through. Something that someone has made the effort to source or made with their very own hands will fill an Aquarian with love. They treasure long lasting memories than an experience that will be over in a jiffy. So think of something that they can keep and treasure forever and your gift this Christmas to them will be treasured. Think along the lines of a photo montage enclosed in a handmade frame as an example. Oh yes, did I mention they love surprises too!
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Pisces loves anything that allows them to escape. Think sentimental and romantic when selecting your gift for this zodiac. The regular flowers and jewellery won’t go wrong. But if you want to think a little outside of the box then get them something that can melt their hearts like a quilted blanket of memories or a thoughtfully selected charmed bracelet. Being music lovers – tickets to see their favourite artist would be just as perfect. And being creatures of the water, anything to do with relaxing in the bath like scented salts and candles would just as easily excite them.