Astrology gift guide

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!

Aries

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, daypack, body board, go-kart or sky diving session.
For her: dance classes, diamante jewellery, exercise bike, fitness DVDs, bright scarf, oversize bag, colourful walking shoes, drop earings, rubies or diamonds.
For kids: anything that shakes, rattles and rolls, snorkel set, pogo stick, superhero dress-ups, rollerskates, sun hat, surf mat, rebounder net, suction darts set.

Taurus

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, wallet, shoulder massage, gourmet food or wine, cooking class.
For her: fine linen, kitchen gadgets, scarves, leather purse, photo frame, cookbooks, crystal glasses, serving platter, classic perfume, expensive cosmetics.
For kids: plush farm animals, necklace, junior chef set, blocks, craft, moneybox, embroidery kit, keyboard, skin-care products, coins, farmstay.

Gemini

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, cards or poker set.
For her: coffee table books, leather gloves, nail polish, lavender hand cream, butterfly motifs, wind chimes, diary, ipad, manicure voucher.
For kids: books, manicure set, dominos, tap lessons, puppets, bracelet, tennis racquet, origami, bongos, calligraphy set, walkie talkies, rollerskates.

Cancer

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, fishing gear, wallet, cook book, poker set, cashmere sweater, framed family photos, camera, goggles or snorkel set.
For her: glass vase, pearls, silver jewellery, scrapbooking kit, baking moulds, camera, teapot, fine China mugs, lacy knickers, homewares, photo album.
For kids: teddy bear, dolls house, toy castle, watercolour paints, beach gear, embroidery kit, tea set, model boat, bath toys, tent, beach gear, locket necklace.

Leo

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.
For her: colourful head scarf, gilded mirror, costume jewellery, scented candles, crystal sun-catcher, salon voucher, theatre tickets, makeup, celestial motifs.
For kids: plush animals, sporting gear, sparkly shoes, trampoline, jewelry box, dress-ups, roller blades, active games, gymnastic or dancing lessons.

Virgo

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, bonsai, music, tool box, 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.
For kids: miniature toys, games and puzzles, toy chest, dolls house, coins, moneybox, sewing set, craft kit, microscope, alphabet chart.

Libra

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, wallet, crystal decanter, ipod dock or sound system, aftershave.
For her: delicate jewelry, fine linen, dancing lessons, rose quartz crystal, lingerie, scented candles, floral perfume, crystal glassware.
For kids: dolls and teddies, flower press, calligraphy set, music box, dancing lessons, tutu, toy castle, bubble wand, watercolour paints.

Scorpio

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: snorkel set, magazine subscription, leather gloves, scorpion in glass, boules set, puzzles, cheeky toys, antique jewelry.
For her: angel cards, coloured glass, funky homewares, exotic perfume, spice set, flower press, opal ring, lingerie, crystal cluster.
For kids: mysteries and fairytales, magic set, pet insects, sporting gear, locket, perfume kit, pirate set, kids spy gear, kaleidoscope.

Sagittarius

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, weekend away, walking shoes, backpack, tent, sports bag, badminton or archery set, tennis lessons.
For her: travel books, amethyst or sapphire jewelry, foreign homewares, sporting gear, day pack, purple bicycle, usual flowers, orchid.
For kids: cuddly animals, rocking horse, Little Pony, Totem tennis, surfboard, adventure stories, suction archery set, tennis set, craft box.

Capricorn

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, clock, electric toothbrush, desk set, letter opener, silk tie, magazine subscription,
For her: lotions and potions, silver photo frame, storage box, gardening gear, herb or flower box, gumboots, perfume, silver necklace.
For kids: blocks, comfy couch, toy chest, silver locket, piggybank, clock radio, waterproof watch, kids cooking set, pottery wheel, clay.

Aquarius

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, flight simulator.
For her: beach gear, unusual lamps, retro jewelry, orchid, turquoise jewelery, patterned platters, kitchen gadgets, coloured glass, retro wall prints.
For kids: aquatic or space themes, dress-ups, canoe, remote control toys, origami, glitter make-up, crystals, fact books, sailing lessons.

Pisces

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, tin toys, artwork, aquarium, flippers.
For her: wind chimes, dream diary or journal, amethyst jewelry, reflexology or aromatherapy session, foot care products, candles, silk scarves, electric oil burner.
For kids: fairytale books, mobile, paints, bath bomb kit, sailing lessons, dress-ups, bubble blower, sparkly jewelry, ballet slippers, fish tank, dream encyclopaedia.

c Jenny Blume 2015