The festival season is here! Dussehra, Diwali, Christmas, New Year are all lined up waiting to be celebrated with loved ones. While each occasion has its own importance and special way of celebrating it, there’s one thing that’s common in all – exchange of gifts between loved ones and friends and family.

Gifts. This word almost always invokes a positive feeling in the reciever. The thought that we would get a gift from someone special makes us feel cherished, loved, and cared for. On the other hand for the giver, choosing the right gift – something that the receiver would cherish and enjoy – is matter of constant worry and endless stress!!

Well, we’re here to relieve you of the worry and make your festival gift shopping easier! We’ve put together some awesome gift ideas for each zodiac sign based on the qualities of the zodiac signs, their likes, and dislikes this will help you in your quest to choose a gift they would like.

Aries 

A fire sign, Aries are known for their adventurous nature, confidence, passion for life, courage, and never say die attitude. They’re the eternal optimists of the zodiac, very much like a baby! And, like a baby, they’re also a bit impatient, like things to go their way, and can be a tad bit aggressive than the other zodiac signs.

It’s important to keep these qualities of the zodiac in mind when you’re out choosing a gift for the fun loving Aries in your life. So, what should you get your Aries? Well, one thing you can do is steer clear of the mundane and the boring. No dinner sets and books or bedsheets and pillow covers. Instead, try to get them something that channels in their passionate nature and fun loving spirit. Things like a ticket to the nearest amusement park for them and their best friend, a paid session of rock climbing or trekking trip, or a complete travel kit will make them love you forever!

Taurus

The second sign of the zodiac represented by the bull is patient, dedicated, responsible, and loves the fine things in life. The Taureans are attracted to things that are rich and that spell luxury and class. Things that provide a social status and provide them an opportunity to show off to their friends and family are important to a Taurus.

When buying a gift for the Taurean in your life, it is necessary to keep these qualities of the zodiac in mind, because the bull does not like to compromise. To keep the love with your Taurus sibling, parent, partner, or friend get them something that they can use as a decor for their lovely homes. For example, a beautiful painting, a crystal showpiece, a set of fancy cutlery. If home decor is not something you’re looking to buy, then try a personal item like a soft silk stole if it’s a woman, and a silk tie if it’s a man. A branded shirt or a nice leather handbag or wallet would also get you in the good books of the headstrong bull in your life! And, if romance is on your mind, then a couples spa appointment or a candlelight dinner for two at the finest restaurant in the city is sure to get things moving in the right direction.

Gemini

Ahh! What can we say about the twins. They are inquisitive people who have  many interests. The Gemini can never settle on what they like or don’t like. Their likes are ever changing! Can’t blame them, it just the way they are – two different personalities living together.

So what can one get a Gemini that it will not only appeal to their curious nature but will also speak to their thirst for knowledge and debate? Get them a book on their favourite personality or an interesting time period in history. Book them a few classes for that hobby they’ve been thinking of taking up or gift them a DIY craft set.

Cancer 

The Cancer is known for its emotional and sensitive nature. Nothing off handed or thoughtless would do for the crab as they can get quite moody. There is a streak of insecurity too. So be sure that their gift is at least as good as the gifts for others if not better.

A water sign, Cancerians are ruled by the moon, hence they’re also quite emotional by nature. A starting point can be to choose something that has an emotional relevance for them. Based on these qualities of the zodiac sign, the best things that you get for them are a photo frame – something unique and fancy, or an item that would remind them of your first trip together or your honeymoon, or an exquisite dinner set or tea set that they can add to their kitchen decor.

Leo

The lions of the zodiac are tough to impress! Leos are stylish, bold and passionate. They’re loving, generous, love to live an over the top life and be the center of attention everywhere they go – you know, the guest honor.

This is why you must think through any gift that you buy for the lion-hearted people in your life. Gift them things that spell class and status. For example – a bespoke dress or suit, a bottle of their favourite perfume, or a branded watch or jewelry  – cuff links or tie pins for the men, and a nice fancy exquisite bracelet or earrings for the women, or a makeup kit for the women and grooming set for the men. Alternatively, just gush about their many qualities and praise them in front of their family and friends.

Virgo

 The meticulous planners and nitpickers of the zodiac are not easy to please. They are known for their simple lifestyle, extreme attention to detail, health consciousness, and quiet nature.

So their gift should be something that appeals to their sense of practicality and well being. Anything frivolous or flashy would make them unhappy and they’d let you know too! Things like a daily planner, a simple diary and stationery stock, necessary household items that are not too expensive or a home exercise kit would be good gifts for the virgo.

Libra

 Buying gifts for a Libra is an art. You need to balance their need for fine, exquisite things and not inconvenience yourself with the expense. Yup, that’s the scales for you. They crave balance. They also love the beautiful and the finer things in life.

So if you’re looking for a special gift for the Libra in your life, you can get them things like a book of romantic poetry, a beautiful dress or a branded shirt, a bottle of expensive wine, arrange a candlelight dinner for two at their favourite restaurant, a high-end watch, fancy upholstery for their room, or a stylish travel case. Irrespective of what you get them, just remember that if they find out their gift caused you stress – emotional or financial, they’ll spend more time feeling guilty about it than actually enjoying the gift!

Scorpio

The Scorpios are known for their emotional, passionate and jealous nature. So their gift has to be better than everyone else’s. It matters to them. Loyalty towards the people they love, passion, mysterious, and bravery are some qualities of the zodiac.

An elaborate puzzle set, mystery novels or thrillers, tickets to such movies, books on human behaviour, a romantic date night by the sea, and scented candles, and perfumes are some things that are sure to get the scorpio in your life jumping with joy. Just remember, their gift has to be the best.

Sagittarius 

A fire sign, the archer is all about energy, adventure and excitement. They are known as the travellers of the zodiac. The Sagittarians have a great sense of humour too.

Gift the Sagittarius in your life that appeals to their adventurous or fun side – a nice colorful travel bag, a digital camera or a set of lenses if they already have a camera, a book on a language they’re trying to learn, or a CD of their favourite music band. As long as the gift is not something like a boring mixer-juicer, you’ll be their favourite “going on an adventure with buddy”.  

Capricorn

The goats are practical, disciplined, workaholic, and status conscious. Anything sloppy or not up to the mark will not do for them.

Ideal gifts for the Capricorn in your life can include things that help them become more productive at work like a diary, a laptop, a lifelong or at least an annual subscription to their favourite business magazine. Since they are all about status, a mont blanc –ish pen monogrammed with their initials will also get them excited. You could also plan a day at a high-end spa – they do love to be pampered and made to feel special. If you can’t zero in on anything, then just give them a good amount of cash! That would work too.

Aquarius

 The truly feeling humans of the zodiac, Aquarius are sharp, independent and modern individuals. On the flip side they are also a bit moody, short tempered, and distant.

Gifts for them can include books on emotional intelligence, romantic novels, poetry, a gift cheque for a cause they support – like their favourite animal shelter or the orphanage where they volunteer, or the old-age home where they go to spend time with the loney and aged. You could also impress them with an upgraded version of a gadget – laptop, mobile, tablet – of their choice. If you can manage both – a contribution to their social cause and a gift for their personal use, they would love you for life! When choosing a gift for these folks, just remember it has to appeal to both their head and heart.

Pisces

The dreamers and old souls of the zodiac, Pisces are full of love and romance. They are also gentle by nature. They love music, the arts, and things that are related to culture.

Wise beyond their years, the Pisces won’t outright reject any gift you get them – yes, they are that caring and loving. But if you want to get them something they’d gush over and adore, then think on lines of a guitar or any other musical instrument they like, music cds of their favourite band, a beautiful painting, or souvenirs from far off places. You can also cook them a fancy and delicious seven course meal, the fish do love fine cuisine.

Love!

 While each zodiac has their likes and dislikes, there is one thing that everyone of us wants to accompany our gift or be the one thing we get from the people in our lives – it is love. Gift your family and friends your love, time, and attention all year around and see how this will make any gift seem more precious to them than the rarest of diamonds! Try it and see.