Looking for a lavish gift for the Taurus in your life? Stumped on what to get your Pisces pal? Rest assured ladies (and gents!), there’s still plenty of time to find the perfect present for any sign. Feeling skeptical? We sat down with CEO and founder of AstrologyDating.com, Hilary Young, to get the inside scoop on how to hit the nail on the head with all your holiday shopping this season. Check out her 12 recommendations below and a few gifts we’d suggest.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Think "active." Aries, both male and female, tend to be active in sports or other exercise, so sport or activity accessories are an excellent choice. Even an Aries with no interest in sports likes some action. Skip the gift that just looks good, and go with a gift that actually does something. As children, Aries tend to turn every toy into an action figure. Translate that into the grownup world and you've got it right.
Our Suggestion: Reed Krakoff Gym Bag, $890.00
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Think "sensual." These folks aspire to the good life, and enjoy anything that brings them closer to it. Sadly, Taurus is often too broke to acquire many of those luxury items they crave. So don't just think chocolate, think luxurious, free-range, hand crafted, Belgian chocolate truffles. If you feel you overspent, you probably chose correctly.
Our Suggestion: Pampering Chocolate Layer Cake, $67.95
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Think "communicative." You might have noticed that there is never a quiet moment when you are with a Gemini. You probably even have a little trouble getting a word in edgewise. With that in mind, if they don’t already have the latest smartphone, they want it, and every technology accessory they can use to communicate with the outside world. Geminis like to think about things, so give them something intellectually stimulating that can spark debate.
Our Suggestion: Pong Case and Cover for the iPad 2, $99.99 (**functions as a case, cover AND stand!)
CANCER (June 21- July 22)
Think "home-style lux," especially the kitchen. Cancer signs are often homebodies and most of them like to cook. Recipe books, copper pans and beautiful serving dishes make these folks happy. Consider specialty items like fancy vinegars and flavored olive oils. Cancers also like "feely" presents – not just in the emotional sense but physically soft to the touch. When choosing clothing, consider the texture. How it will feel to wear is as important as how it looks.
Our Suggestion: Amazon Dreams Pitcher, $58.00
LEO (July 23-August 22)
Think "dramatic." Nothing says "I love you" like a present to Leos, so make it pop. They want everyone looking at them while they open their immaculately wrapped gift. If the gift gives them a way to be a star, you’ve made the right choice. Leos love to be loved, but they can deal with being disliked better than they can with being thought of as dull. Anything that makes a Leo feel a little more glamorous will be well received. When thinking about a Leo, think bright, shiny, dramatic gifts that allow them to act that way.
Our Suggestion: Rachel Roy Sequin Small Cross Body, $69.00
VIRGO (August 23-September 22)
Think "organized." Most of us know a Virgo who is a bit of a control freak. Let's face it, if it weren’t for control freaks, most of the amazing inventions and changes in this world would not have happened. So let's help them keep it together with something that helps them keep order. If you can combine practical with sweet, you've got it right.
Our Suggestion: Trish McEvoy Mini Makeup Planner, $68.00
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)
Think "adventurous." Some Sagittarians are born athletes and competitors, and some aren't – but they all love a good challenge. Your Archer may be a sports enthusiast, a gamer, or just simply love to debate, but competition and challenge are usually appealing to these people. Also, don't be afraid to be a little silly or goofy. Often, even the most staid and traditional of Sagittarians have a proverbial Whoopee Cushion somewhere in the closet.
Our Suggestion: Nike Tenkay Low, $65.00
SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)
Think "intense." Find something that will get their blood boiling, their adrenaline pumping, or their heart beating faster. In general, anything representing "intensity of feeling" will hit home with Scorpio. A gift that stimulates the senses rather than the mind will score.
Our Suggestion: Prada Intense Deluxe Eau de Parfum, $140.00
LIBRA (September 23-October 22)
Think "affectionate." Cards or flowers are a given. Go the extra mile. Quality and originality trump quantity and kitsch. Tickets to an impossible to get into show, a weekend trip, or a meticulously planned night out will all have a great effect on these folks. Money an issue? Something you made yourself special for your Libra will be a hit.
Our Suggestion: Anything from Jetsetter!
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)
Think "methodical." Capricorns have a reputation for being organized and a bit stiff. They have big hearts but like to order their world to prevent unnecessary grief. Any gift you can give that plays into that will be pure gold. Remember, Capricorns are sweet on the inside, but aren't necessarily comfortable with being called out on it. Give something? that shows you care and shows you understand how they think.
Our Suggestion: Grant Hall Tree Bench, $59.00 - $799.00
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)
Think "quirky." Aquarius has a reputation for being a little odd, but many great innovations started out as odd ideas. Electronics, gadgets, and the unusual will all make the right impression. Anything that's thoughtful but somehow comes across like it belongs to another place, time, or even planet will intrigue an Aquarius and keep him or her thinking about you.
Our Suggestion: Juicy Couture Faux Fur Earmuff Speaker Headphones, $98.00
PISCES (February 19-March 20)
Think "sentimental." These big softies spend a lot of time feeling things. Find something that relates a special time or place you shared together. Sentimentality will score big points. A typical Pisces comes loaded with enough self-deprecating sentiment that any gift of a personal and emotional nature will win over a present that's expensive but impersonal.
Our Suggestion: Dogeared Mom Reminder Necklace, $46.00