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Zodiac Gifts Guide



No idea what to give your partner or friend for Christmas? Problem solved. Here’s Claire Petulengro's indispensable guide to gifts for all the signs of the zodiac.

ARIES

For Him
This is a man that craves excitement and really loves the unexpected, so don't go for the predictable. He will let you know if he doesn't approve of what you've brought him, just by the look upon his face.  Words will not be necessary believe me. In fact they will never say they don't like a gift. It's not in their nature, they are too kind, but their expressions will say otherwise.  They would probably prefer a night out that they can remember to a new pair of socks.  Many musicians are born under this sign so why not think about music lessons, you could well uncover a hidden talent they never knew they had! If you want to go for an aftershave then choose something slightly different, they will hate it if everyone can guess the scent they are wearing, they like to keep a certain air of mysticism about themselves. Their ruling planet Mars is the planet of change and unpredictability so why not give them a ticket to a mystery destination, the guessing will drive them wild and they are such easy going characters that it doesn't have to cost you the earth, it is simply the fun of not knowing that will impress them.  Tank driving lessons, flying lessons and a day motor racing will also win you favour with these men, so get thinking and planning and remember, make it different, that's what counts!

For Her
This woman will want you to do something that will prove to her how much she means to you in life and how she is different from the rest. To buy her a gift that a friend has got just because she said she liked it would simply be insulting. Instead you are going to have to come up with something that she wants but hasn't mentioned; I know, tricky one this isn't it.  An unusual piece of art by someone she admires would be great but if you are thinking of jewellery then I have a word of warning for you… don't even think about buying paste, you see she'll be getting it valued within the week and will not take kindly to a gesture that makes her feel cheap. You would be far better to spend your hard-earned money on a dozen red roses than a paste ring.  They can't help but sneak a look at the price tag; it's part of their inquisitive nature.
Flowers are a success with this woman but you may want to think long term instead and invest in a nice plant, but it would have to be something different so that she can talk to friends about it and impress them when they come round for one of the many social occasions that this woman likes to hold.  Don't go for anything too boring, if she needs a new set of knives or saucepans, believe me, she will buy them herself, so don't even bother looking in the kitchen shops.


TAURUS

For Him
He may not be aware of it, but he has got a thing for leather.  The perfect present for him could be a leather belt, leather gloves, leather wallet or even a leather jacket.  But I must stress, it must be real leather and nothing fake, this man will know the difference and will think you are showing your true feelings for him if you put anything fake his way and arguments could follow.  He is a very sexy soul too and so a nice piece of underwear would be successful but I am afraid that being an earth sign it is going to have to be practical too. If he says he won't wear boxers then don't try and change him, chances are that he will never be forced into them and he is sure to have some very logical reason as to why they are not for him.  A nice address book would also be good to help organise his life but choose a hard cover not a soft one, he will plan on keeping it for years if he has taken the time to write all of his important numbers into it.  Oh and if you want to go for an aftershave then choose something musky, it's the only smell he'll put on any others will just be worn to please you.



For Her
The Taurus woman is passionate with a discerning eye for both the elegant and the beautiful.  So it is leather again for her, but why not go for a leather skirt or a nice leather purse that she can keep all of her essentials in.  Make sure it's one hundred per cent leather, no mixes or fakes for this woman.  She will also appreciate anything that can help her keep up her beauty regime, so if you can find a foot spa or a massage machine then get it, you too can share in the pleasures of a gift like this and it could even lead to romance if you throw some candles in to the shopping basket too.  She loves food but is prone to putting on weight so choose some chocolates or champagne that is good quality rather than quantity.  Even better some chocolate body paint should go down well and is sure to provide you both with some very interesting memories. If it's your auntie, mother or sister you're shopping for then stick to the slippers, these homebodies love their abode and will get plenty of use out of them (there old ones are sure to have holes in the soles!). Chanel Number Five is the most popular perfume with these women so why not buy a bottle of this scent, or even better get the body lotion to go with it too. Bulls love to spoil themselves and a body cream is a luxury that's sure to earn you extra brownie points.

GEMINI

For Him
This is the man known to be the biggest flirt in the zodiac and so you may be a little resistant to the idea of buying anything that will help him in his exploits but believe me, there is nothing better than to show him you trust him, so don't be afraid of buying him the new shirt that he is likely to have dropped a million hints about owning. Bear in mind that he is dress conscious and has a mind of his own.  So therefore don't go choosing things that he has not seen or commented on, it will only prove embarrassing for you when you have to march it back down to the shop and change it for him, which I am afraid he will not be embarrassed to ask you to do. It would be far better to give him a voucher so that he can choose for himself if you know he really needs clothing.  Fresh breath sprays or the latest electric toothbrush would also be good for a Gemini man, they never stop talking so are unlikely to find the time to use a manual toothbrush!  Music also appeals to them but once again, listen for the hints, their tastes are alternative to say the least and what you think he will love, he may well hate!

For Her
This is a woman who is likely to get some very varied gifts on birthdays and Christmas and this is because so many people see her in so many different lights. She loves to come across as business-like and wouldn't mind something like a leather briefcase or better still a designer one so that those she meets will know she means business and is a professional woman to be reckoned with. If you've got the cash then go for a laptop; she'll love it and love you for buying it for her.  A mobile phone could cost you a small fortune if you agree to foot the bill so why not get right to her roots as, if she really values you, she will prefer something personal and slightly sentimental.  A small antique piece of jewellery would be a perfect choice.  So though would a diary or address book that you have somehow had personalised. Even a picture in a frame of a memory that you have shared together.  A word of warning, if you're married to the woman don't just give her money, she won't appreciate it, you see it's far too impersonal and she will also end up spending it on others instead of herself. The best present of all for a Gemini woman is to make the effort to get on with her friends who are certain to be a mixed bunch and give her a happy Christmas that she can really remember.

CANCER

For Him
He is romantic, so the thought counts far more than the gift for this man.  It doesn't really have to be a big or expensive present but it should be something that looks as if you have put a lot of time and thought into it.  What you buy depends on what his interests and hobbies are.  You see the Cancer man will have hobbies that he discovered years ago and which are still a passion, he doesn't discover a new interest every day, so you will have to try and find a gadget he hasn't yet got for a skill that he probably thinks he perfected years ago.  Most men born under the sign of cancer are DIY men, or at least like to think they are.  Many of them are keen gardeners too so there should be an idea in that for you to look into.  Fishing and golfing are another possibility so why not arrange a holiday that has places for him to go to indulge in his favourite past times as well as the romance that is so important to anyone born under this sign.  This very emotional sign would also appreciate a picture of someone he cares for, but don't be fooled, you'll have to put it in a very expensive, top class frame or you may find yourself getting the cold shoulder for they will think you should surely know better than to give them something half done.

For Her
This is a woman who loves to pamper herself and a set of expensive bath oils are sure to be met with an approving tone.   Be careful of going for facemasks though, she may think you don't think she is beautiful enough for you already.   A gift for her house or flat would be appreciated, or anything decorative to hang on the wall, a clock would be good as they're always running late both personally and professionally. A new duvet cover should go down well and you may even get the chance to experience your new gift with them in return for being so thoughtful!  If it is a family member you are buying for then why not have a piece of jewellery that has been handed down made into their size - this emotional sign reads deeply into everything and will know that you think the world of them to give them something with an important memory or meaning attached to it.  Don't forget to choose a card with meaning for they are going to be reading the words more than once.  You may also want to try buying them their favourite record on CD or mp3 or whatever they have, they are not as easy with their own money as they are with others and they probably have a stack of records they are dying to hear again, so make it easy on them and pick up a copy of their favourite hits, it's sure to be a song from yesteryear rather than anything brought out in the last week!

LEO

For Him
This is a man who will not mind if you spend money on things that other guys would deem feminine. You see Leo men really are in touch with their feminine side and are not afraid to look after their hair and skin. Therefore some skin products by trusted makes such as Aveda or Clinique will go down very well indeed.  They are natural flirts and anything that helps them look better is sure to stroke that ego of theirs. They often have a fetish for shoes so why not invest in a new pair that they have seen, there are sure to be many. Or better still a shoe care kit, or a nice quality set of shoehorns will not be laughed at by the lion.  They also love their sleep so pick up a goose down pillow for them to dream their nights away on, there are plenty of good ones on the market that are sure to do the job.  If you choose an aftershave make it light and lemony.  They don't like anything too heavy dragging them down.  You may also want to look at a day out at a beauty salon, this is a man who probably has very good skin, hair and nails and so they will show an interest in anything that helps keep them in tiptop condition.
 
For Her
This is a woman you don't want to upset so think very carefully before investing your money on just anything for her. Lesson number one is that you shouldn't break the bank on a present for her, she can't stand people that can't handle their finances, even though she is probably lousy with money herself.  She loves to look good and will not turn up her nose at a designer jumper to keep warm this winter.  The latest hair products could be a good idea too, she will not want to part with her own cash for them but will not mind you doing so on her behalf.  She loves to change her look and so don't choose anything that is dated.  She will not like anything that is too difficult to work out so forget puzzles or presents that she has to put together herself, keep life simple and unembarassing for her and she will keep you in laugher and joy with her infectious sense of humour.  A funny video or a movie that she deems a classic would also go down well and if it's perfume you're wanting to go for then pick something that is happy and summery to go with that image she likes to portray to the world.  Make it a well-known and expensive one too, so she can tell all her friends!

VIRGO

For Him
This man will probably have a list already waiting for you of the presents he would like, how much they are and what shops they are available from. Take it, but then throw it out the window and take this one with you instead. These are men that like to think they are in control, but really, they need looking after for they are only little boys at heart and need to be loved and nurtured.  Buy them something that will show them you are around for more than just a day as underneath that confident exterior they are actually very fragile characters and lack self-confidence more than you would ever imagine. They love a good book but it would be better if it were one that was based on fact so they could talk about it afterwards.  Buy him stuff for the upkeep of his health and you'll be making a rod for your own back as they are also hypercondriacs.  You could go for vitamins and they will know that you care, remember they are only children at heart, although you must never let them know that you have sussed this secret out.  Satin bedcovers could be a winner if you've got the nerve or maybe a throw or rug with an earthy pattern or animal design on it, but don't go too wild, they like natural not bizarre!

For Her
Like the Virgo man this is a woman that thinks she knows what she wants where as, in reality she doesn't have a clue. You see, she really needs pampering but she will think she wants to be organised and so while the new filofax or latest mobile could be on Santa's list, you may want to head instead for the lingerie department and pamper her rotten, she'll never do it herself.  This earthy sign of the zodiac will need to know that you are serious about them and so you will need to buy something that you can both get use out of over the years that signals coupledom or family values.  If you do give in and buy them a phone however, make sure it's pay as you go, this sign could run up a bill that could well bankrupt you as they are the agony aunts of the zodiac and will use any means possible to council others and put the world to rights.  They need to learn to relax more and so a weekend at a beauty spa would hit the right buttons. Just check their diary for dates that are free, this is a woman that has plans right up until the next year (plans she'll never stick to). A born organiser of others, but unfortunately not very good at organising her self. 

LIBRA
 
For Him
This man is addictive and so rather than just buying one gift for him you will feel like buying several. Therefore make a plan so that you don't break the bank and remember that you don't have to spend a fortune to show a Libran you love him. Invest if you can afford it in a piece of artwork, this is a sign that will love anything that is beautiful and they are often budding artists themselves.  Whatever you buy them must look good so forget spending a fortune if you don't have wrapping paper to match. If they have shown any interests in music then look to a guitar, they should have a natural talent for it, but don't go for anything louder, they may just have a contradicting aspect and you could end up driving yourself round the bend, listening to badly played bongos!  The air elements love to talk to friends about the gifts they have received so do yourself a favour and get them something you can be proud of. You're going to have to buy them something they can show off about or they will sulk for days or even weeks.  They like to look and feel good so go for a scent that is classy not cheap, or he may just decide to wear the image you've painted him with!

For Her
The Libran woman is going to need something that epitomises good style and taste.  It doesn't have to be large - why not go for a small item by her favourite designer.  She will not tolerate anything that she deems tacky and would rather wait or go without than be embarrassed by something that she sees as so obviously not her.  She loves to wear nice clothes and will also appreciate a meal out at her favourite restaurant (she's sure to have one). Flowers are a good choice or an unusual plant, unusual being the keyword, don't let her think you see her in the same light as everyone else.  Taking her to a concert of her favourite artist would also be good or a live version or her favourite band on CD, this is not a woman who is a wallflower, at least not if you really know her. Underwear is only worth getting if you are willing to spend the money and forget about perfume unless you are willing to go for the real thing. Eau de Toilette is just that to her as past friends and loves are sure to tell you.  The sure winner for this very exhilarating air sign has got to be a new coat. She never stays in for long and is sure to need a new one with the adventures her life takes her upon whatever age she may be.

SCORPIO

For Him
This is a man that, you will have to admit, has alternative tastes. What he loved last year, he will hate this year and he is not afraid to spend money, yours or his.  You will know what he is into for it will dominate his life and you may have trouble finding something he has not already got, for when he does something, he gives it one hundred per cent.  This is a man that loves anything different or unusual, but steady on the drink, they don't handle alcohol too well and if you buy them champagne it really is a gamble whether you'll end up with them laughing or crying on your shoulder. Your best bet is some new undies for him, but check the size in his draw; he'll be devastated if they're too small and insulted if they're too big.  If you can find something different and unusual then get it. He will hate to have the same as everyone else and you'll wish you'd got it when it's gone from the shelf.

For Her
This woman will know what she wants you to buy for her but forget asking; she'll expect you to guess from the very confused signals she's sure to have been giving out since last January.  The best idea for this woman is to take her away for Christmas and really blow her mind. You see, she will believe that you can't pull the wool over her eyes so it is all or nothing if you want to shock her. Don't drop hints - she'll only imagine something you can't afford or couldn't possibly have organised in time.  This is a lovely woman but one who will expect the best so go for a piece of jewellery that you know she will value, she'll keep it with her for life and it will be well worth the investment. A word of warning. Don't buy lots of little things, she already has cupboards of rubbish she's been hoarding and meaning to throw out.  Nice cushions that she can lay about on would be a good idea too, if you imagine a harem or den of inequity than you'd be thinking along the right lines, only in terms of colours of course!  She will love for you to buy her something that makes her feel sexy, the way that others view her is more important to her than you can imagine.  If you want to go for alcohol don't go for a case of red wine, just one good bottle, she doesn't know the word limit, but does know the word excess!

SAGITTARIUS

For Him
The latest computer programme could be spot on for this man.  If he doesn't have a computer, then think about sending him on a course. He is a modern sign that will need to be kept up to date with all of the latest gadgets. He will appreciate anything that can help him speed his journey to success and self help books are something which he may be too embarrassed to buy himself but is sure to appreciate from you.  Do him a bumper bag of the latest blockbusters but be warned it will probably only take him a week to read the lot.  This man loves life and loves to work and play hard.  Book a table at a nice restaurant but make sure it's a social place so that he can see lots of faces and do the networking that comes as second nature to him.  Other quick fix options are any gadgets that can make his life at home a little easier. The keyword really is speed, if you can find a remote that turns over those channels quicker then get it, he'll love you for life, if he can find the time to tell you!

For Her
Just look for the latest beauty creams and you will be heading along the right track. Even better though would be some modern gadget that does something new. You see this woman is born ahead of her time and so she wants to be the first to learn about anything new that can improve her life, skin, nails or just about anything. She could probably do with a new purse, even if she brought it last month she is sure to have used it so much that it now needs repairing! A good party would probably be her first choice as a gift so why not give her tickets to an event that is coming up, she's sure to have told you of about a dozen already.  Her music taste is often wide and very varied so she is sure to need some more CDs to top up that ever-increasing selection she has.  If you have any extra money and are willing to splash out on her then buy this woman a piece of exercise equipment, she has an excess of energy to burn off and she is probably bouncing off the walls as we talk, so invest in a treadmill and give us all a break from her exciting but very demanding personality.

CAPRICORN

For Him
This is a man who will be very offended if you buy the wrong thing and will not be afraid to get you to take it back.  Keep away from gifts without meaning, as they will go on for years about how you deliberately chose something that reminded you of an ex.  They love to read, so books are always a good buy and they don't often splash out on the hardback versions, so you can be sure that they won't have read the latest title from their favourite author.  He will love nice smells but don't bother going for a new scent, he will have his favourite and a good idea would be to get the hair products to match the aftershave, they love to smell good all over and this flirtatious sign will know just how to greet people so will want his neck and hair to smell just right.  Chocolates are also a good bet (don't expect him to share them) and exercise equipment is only worth investing in if he has asked for it. They don't mince their words, these men and you could end up wasting a fortune if you don't check with them first.

For Her
This woman will love things for the home, so why not offer to go in on a new sofa for her or even on a new bed. You would be wise to buy something she has asked for, she will be very surprised if her gift is something you haven't discussed and don't even think about choosing a new dress for her without her going with you.  The best, and I think most obvious, present is to take her out for a day of shopping and dress her from head to toe, if she feels good then so will you and top it all off with a meal at her favourite restaurant. Don't worry about the busy season; she'll have several favoured food haunts.  A big box for her to keep all of her memories in is another idea and is perfect if you won't get the chance to see her before Christmas. If she really doesn't like it at least she'll have another place to store all her junk… sorry, treasures. Go for earthy tones or a nice wooden box and you should be on to a winner.  Good quality glasses or cups will also be appreciated, preferably from the design she collects but has not got round to completing yet.

AQUARIUS

For Him
He is nostalgic, romantic and slightly sentimental.  So give him a gift to remember you by, like a framed photograph of the two of you together or a book which means something to you, with some meaningful words on the inside for him to read and remember. Aquarians love words and will remember yours for longer than you would think.  Why not take a browse around the bookshops and find out what the latest best sellers are, you may just be able to add them to his collection before he does.  A keepsake, say a small box to keep things in on his table or perhaps a print of a painting will also be appreciated. A  piece of jewellery, like a money clip or a pair of cufflinks will also be something he can both use and treasure over the years and he's sure to love showing it off to friends, it's all part of his nature.  Remember though that the loving words you write on any card will be just as important to him as the gift itself, so make them count, they could be worth far more than you can imagine to your future together.

For Her
A meaningful but flippant and slightly sexy gift is what the Aquarian woman needs to go with her outrageous yet seductive nature.  Perfume is a sure fire winner but just make sure she doesn't have a hundred already sitting on her bathroom shelf. There's a good chance friends and close ones will have cottoned on to her love of scents over the years and you don't want to end up duplicating something she's already got.  A piece of underwear will also gain you a high score in the popularity stakes, or maybe even a daring nightee or an outrageous top or skirt, you see these are women that like to be noticed when they walk into a room.  Avoid a sensible or practical gift though, she won't thank you for a cook book, bathroom scales or a new briefcase for work, so don't kid yourself. Go for what she really wants and who knows what rewards could await you in return!

PISCES

For Him
The Pisces man just loves surprises and is a real practical joker. You can get away with buying him very little if you make a big enough production out of it.  Any small gift wrapped in layers and layers of paper which take ages to unwrap will delight him, or even some comic motto that he can stick on his desk. If you are not one for jokes then try something personal such as a nice jumper, but it will have to be tasteful, these are men with an eye for style and so any tacky clothing will be taken straight back and you could find yourself being traded in too! Something small, delicate and beautiful in the antique line will appeal to him much more than you think. These are men that really do prefer quality to quantity.  They usually have quite a sweet tooth too so some chocolates from Switzerland could also do the trick if you're looking to seduce.

For Her

This is a clever, sensible and practical type who will appreciate a clever, sensible and practical gift, provided of course that it is different. To get her something that everyone else has is a sure recipe for disaster.  A cookery book would go down well but it would have to be written by someone she admirers or has commented on, otherwise it will be thrown in the cupboard with all the others she is sure to have collected over the years.  Something to wear is also a safe bet, like her male counterpart she can never have too many clothes.  You see behind that practical manner there is a party animal lurking with a thousand places to go and people to see.  An easel and paint brushes, a knitting machine or even a dressmakers dummy may sound like you'd be insulting her but think again, she is naturally a dab hand at making and designing things and so if she has not shown an interest in the past you could well be opening up a whole new world to her.

 

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