Need to buy gifts for friends or rellies? Simply find out their star signs and I promise you’ll be guided in the right direction.
March 21 – April 20
For Aries, big and bold is their natural style, so steer clear of pastels. With energy to burn, anything involving fun and fitness should hit the mark.
For him: sporting gear, sunglasses, sunhat, red bicycle, Swiss Army knife, red necktie, waterproof watch, travel bag, surfboard or bodyboard, go-kart or sky diving session.
For her: dance classes, diamante jewellery (or real diamonds!), exercise bike, fitness gear, bright scarf, oversize bag, colourful walking shoes, drop earrings, ruby ring.
For kids: anything that shakes, rattles and rolls, snorkel set, pogo stick, superhero dress-ups, skateboard or rollerskates, sun hat, surf mat, flippers, basketball hoop, rebounder net, suction darts set.
April 21 – May 21
It’s all about luxury for this earthy, sensual sign, so don’t scrimp on quality. If it looks, feels, tastes or smells good, you’re unlikely to go wrong.
For him: music, silk tie, iPod dock or good quality sound system, slippers, leather wallet, shoulder massage, gourmet food or wine, bbq tools, cooking class voucher.
For her: fine linen, kitchen gadgets, scarves, leather purse, photo frame, cookbooks, crystal glasses, serving platter, wok, classic perfume, expensive cosmetics, fancy gumboots, hydroponic gardening kit.
For kids: plush farm animals, necklace, junior chef set, blocks, craft materials, moneybox, embroidery kit, keyboard, skin-care products, foreign coins, farmstay.
May 22 – June 21
Plain equals boring for this fun-loving sign so opt for funky colours and daring designs. Books and magazine subscriptions are guaranteed to win hearts.
For him: non-fiction books, bookends, kindle or iPad, stunt kite, walking shoes, pen set, digital radio, pet bird, cinema tickets, magazine subscription, cards or poker set.
For her: coffee table books, leather gloves, nail polish, lavender hand cream, butterfly motifs, wind chimes, magazine subscription, ipad mini, diary, manicure voucher.
For kids: books, manicure set, dominos, tap lessons, puppets, bracelet, tennis racquet, origami, bongos, calligraphy set, walkie talkies, rollerskates, Scrabble, Bananagrams.
June 22 – July 22
Cancerians love cocooning, so quality kitchen and homewares are always a hit. Shimmery blues and silver are their colours and pearl their ruling stone.
For him: swimmers, wetsuit, fishing gear, wallet, cookbook, poker set, cashmere sweater, framed family photos, antique decanter, underwater camera, goggles or snorkel set.
For her: glass vase, pearls, silver jewellery, scrapbooking kit, baking molds, cute camera, teapot, fine China mugs, antique sherry glasses, lacy knickers, classic homewares, photo album, pearls.
For kids: teddy bear, dolls house, toy castle, watercolour paints, beach gear, embroidery kit, tea set, Game of Life, model boat, bath toys, tent, beach gear, locket necklace.
July 23 – August 23
Leos love to be spoilt, at least now and again. Cosmetics and haircare products should win the day, along with anything that glitters like the sun.
For him: leather briefcase, patterned scarf, sports bag, sundial, back massage, sunglasses, gourmet foods, cheeky underwear, home brew kit, gym membership.
For her: colourful head scarf, gilded mirror, costume jewellery, scented candles, crystal sun-catcher, salon voucher, theatre tickets or season pass, name brand makeup, toiletries case.
For kids: plush toy animals, sporting gear, sparkly shoes, trampoline, jewelry box, dress-ups, roller blades, active games like Twister, coits set, gymnastic or dancing lessons.
August 24 – September 23
Choose gifts that promote healthy living and you’ll be on the money. Being nature lovers at heart, Virgos adore all shades of green, brown and blue.
For him: Fitbit style health monitor, hydroponics kit, binoculars, bird feeder, bird bath, bonsai, Bluetooth speaker, tool box, antique abacus, rain gauge or weather station.
For her: scented plants or herb box, essential oils, quilting set, yoghurt maker, juicer, Pilates DVD and mat, health-related books, storage boxes, teapot, herbal teas.
For kids: miniature toys, games and puzzles, toy chest, stickers, Spirograph, dolls house, foreign coins, moneybox, sewing set, craft kit, microscope, Monopoly, Stockmarket board game, alphabet chart.
September 24 – October 23
Librans are on a mission for peace, love and harmony, so anything that conjures up romance should hit the spot. Their flowers are roses and daisies.
For him: wine rack (or fridge), gourmet meal, blue or silver silk tie, leather wallet, crystal decanter, whiskey glasses, ipod dock or sound system, aftershave.
For her: delicate jewelry, dancing lessons, rose quartz crystal, lingerie, scented candles, floral perfume, crystal glassware, glass vase, quality silk flowers, flowering pot plants, tablecloth and serviettes.
For kids: crystals, kaleidoscope, dolls and teddies, flower press, calligraphy set, music box, dancing lessons, tutu, toy castle, bubble wand, movie or theatre tickets, pencils or watercolour paints.
October 24 – November 22
Scorpio’s colours are black and deep red, so pastels are hardly their cup of tea. Opt for lush fabrics and rich flavours, and you won’t go wrong.
For him: good wine or port, snorkel set, magazine subscription, leather gloves, spy movies, scorpion in glass, boules set, puzzles, cheeky toys, antique jewelry, tiger’s eye ring.
For her: champagne, crystal goblets, angel cards, coloured glass, funky homewares, exotic perfume, spice set, flower press, opal ring, black lingerie, crystal cluster, herb garden, astrology gift certificate.
For kids: science or anatomy books, mysteries and fairytales, magic set, pet insects, ant farm, sporting gear, silver locket, perfume kit, pirate set, kids spy gear, kaleidoscope, crystals, karate lessons.
November 23 – December 22
Archers love the wind in their hair, so gifts that can be used outdoors fit well. Purple and blue are their colours, with topaz their ruling stone.
For him: antique maps, atlas, travel guides, weekend away, walking shoes, backpack, tent, sports bag, badminton or archery set, tennis lessons.
For her: travel books, portable charger, amethyst or sapphire jewelry, foreign homewares, sporting gear, day pack, purple bicycle, beach towel, sunglasses, exotic plants and flowers, orchid (real or silk), bird feeder, terrarium.
For kids: cuddly animals, rocking horse, Little Pony, Totem tennis, surfboard, adventure stories, hiking boots, backpack, sleeping bag, compass, suction archery set, tennis set, craft box.
December 23 – January 20
Even as kids, Capricorns understand the notion of quality over quantity. Choose earthy colours and classic designs and you’ll be their good books.
For him: fact books, weather vane, barometer, grandfather clock, electric toothbrush, desk set, letter opener, silk tie, magazine subscription, leather briefcase, upmarket toiletries.
For her: lotions and potions, silver photo frame, storage box, gardening gear, potted herbs, weather station, wind jacket and gumboots (for when it finally rains), perfume, silver necklace, movie voucher.
For kids: Lego or blocks, comfy couch, toy chest, silver locket, piggy bank, retro clock radio, waterproof watch, kids cooking set, pottery wheel, pet rock kit, clay or Fimo.
January 21 – February 19
Water-loving Aquarians adore all things blue (think oceans, mountains, sky). Being individuals, they should appreciate anything unusual or handmade.
For him: stunt kite, swimmers/snorkeling gear, telescope, board games, puzzles, electronic devices, aquarium, torch, fountain, flying lessons, flight simulator.
For her: beach gear, unusual lamps, retro jewelry, orchid, turquoise jewelery, patterned platters, kitchen gadgets, coloured glass, retro wall prints, aquamarine or larimar jewelry.
For kids: aquatic or space themes, dress-ups, canoe or blow-up boat, remote control toys, origami, glitter make-up, crystals, fact books, canoe, sailing lessons, houseboat holiday.
February 20 – March 20
Pisceans love anything that stimulates the imagination, so forget about being practical and have fun. Their colours range from sea green to aqua blue.
For him: concert tickets, fine wine, canoe or boat, music, ipod, slippers, romantic dinner, fishing or beach gear, retro tin toys, artwork, hammock, canoe, aquarium, flippers.
For her: melodic windchimes, dream diary or journal, amethyst jewelry, reflexology or aromatherapy session, foot care products, candles, silk scarves, essential oils, electric oil burner, aloe vera plant, herbs, crystal sun catcher, an astrology reading with me!
For kids: fairytale books, hanging mobile, paints and painting easel, bath bomb kit, sailing lessons, dress-ups, bubble blower, cubby house, swing set, sparkly jewelry, ballet slippers, fish tank, dream encyclopaedia.
c Jenny Blume 2019