Zodiac Buying Guide

by Staff Writer
Published April 28, 2010 | Updated February 4, 2015

If you're shopping for a gift but you don't know where to start, why not look to the stars? If you know your friend or loved one's Zodiac sign, you have some clues about what they might like. Astrology can give you general ideas about personality and interests, and that can help lead you to the perfect gift.

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  • Capricorn (December 22 to January 19):

    The confident Capricorn is organized and practical. He or she will love a new tablet or kitchen appliance.

  • Aquarius (January 19 to February 18):

    Friendly Aquarians are humanitarians and keep themselves busy with their creativity, and you can satisfy their humanitarian, creative impulses with handmade items from around the world or arts and crafts supplies.

  • Pisces (February 19 to March 20):

    The self-sacrificing Pisces needs to be pampered, which is why the Pisces in your life will love new bedding or health and beauty products.

  • Aries (March 21 to April 19):

    Energetic Aries needs a challenge and loves new adventures. She could use luggage and fitness equipment, so she can be prepared for those challenges and adventures.

  • Taurus (April 20 to May 20):

    The romantic Taurus loves physical comfort and artistic indulgence. Gifts like art and items for the garden and patio are a great way to show a Taurus that you care.

  • Gemini (May 21 to June 20):

    A Gemini is social and witty, and his clever mannerisms should be captured in the moment. He can make the most of these traits with the gift of a digital camera or a cell phone that will help him keep track of his social life.

  • Cancer (June 22 to July 22):

    Cancers create nurturing and sentimental environments, and they always appreciate home decor products and collectibles that add personality to a space.

  • Leo (July 23 to August 22):

    Leos crave luxury in all shapes, sizes, and smells, and few things are more luxurious than perfume and jewelry. Never give Leos a cheap gift! They'll notice the quality.

  • Virgo (August 23 to September 22):

    Virgos are intellectual and utilitarian; they enjoy practical gifts, like books and housewares, like an air purifier.

  • Libra (September 23 to October 22):

    Lively Libras draw attention to their sophisticated style with chic apparel and classy watches. Make sure the gift is more classic than trendy; Libras are not slaves to fashion.

  • Scorpio (October 23 to November 21):

    Scorpios are full of intensity and willpower. They carry a strong presence and like to make a statement with items like brief cases and one-of-a-kind jewelry. A vintage cocktail ring would have the drama a Scorpio craves.

  • Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21):

    Sagittarians pulse with life and are always on the go. If you want to choose the right gift for a Sagittarian, consider giving him or her a GPS navigator or new shoes.