Are you stumped for a clever gift that will amaze and please the recipient? Why not consider someone's sun sign when you go shopping for their birthday gift?
Here is a quick cheat sheet, by astrological sun sign, so that your gifts are never re-gifted:
ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Rams love flash and show and love to demonstrate their prowess and strength. Startle your Ram with a bright and shiny gift (preferably in shades of red) that makes them feel numero uno. Generally speaking they will like: jewelry, electronics, books on warfare and adventure, name a star after them, building materials.
Specific Gifts: The Art of War by Sun Tzu - Special Edition, Rambo Trilogy (Ultimate Edition DVD, 3-Disc Set)
TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Bulls love structure, the earth, form and substance. And they also know how to really enjoy life with the best in food, wine and surroundings. Items that are soft, expensive and relaxing will thrill them. Generally speaking they will like: anything edible or drinkable, large pillows, clay objects, a planting kit, something for the kitchen.
Specific Gifts: The Professional Chef, 8th Edition, La First Night
GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Geminis love to socialize. They are very friendly and flirtative and just loooove to talk. So give them gifts that make them feel like they are in the “know” and surrounded by good company. Generally speaking they will like: books, music, gossip magazines, champagne, scarves, phones, small electronics, party items.
Specific Gifts: The Art of Talking So That People Will Listen, Perfect Date Movies Series
CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Cancers are homebodies who love family, children, genealogy and collectibles. Find something special for them that makes them feel secure and content. Generally speaking they will like: a personalized article of clothing or jewelry, books on genealogy, small collectibles, cozy home items.
Specific Gifts: Burpee : The Complete Vegetable & Herb Gardener, Pirates of the Caribbean - Curse of the Black Pearl (Collector's Edition)
LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Leos are theatrical show-offs who are generous and creative. They love to be the center of attention and are great fun to be around. Can you find them an extravagant over-the-top gift? Try! Generally speaking they will like: books on the theater or arts, scripts, movie paraphernalia, expensive specialty foods, flashy clothes.
Specific Gifts: Living Theatre: A History, Doctor Zhivago (Two-Disc Special Edition)
VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Virgos are practical but also are known to enjoy a few luxuries like good food. Time pieces and time savings devices are very much appreciated as are books on practical subjects or biographies. Generally speaking they will like: books, watches, puzzles and games, practical clothes and jewelry items, time saving devices.
Specific Gifts: Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography, Zodiac - The Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition)
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Libras love harmony, balance and beauty. They are gracious and sociable as well. They appreciate beauty and are attractive to others. Any artistic gift or something that helps them reduce stress would be greatly appreciated. Generally speaking they will like: art books, cosmetics and perfumes, accessories, champagne, a pin-up calendar, books on celebrities or models, aromatherapy products, visits to spas.
Specific Gifts: US Secrets of Celebrity Style: A Crash Course in Dressing Like the Stars, Betty Grable Collection (4 Classic Films)
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Scorpios love mystery, secrets and crime solving. They are also strategic and ambitious and appreciate gifts that help give them insight into themselves and others. But their top trait is sexiness so think intimate and seductive too. Generally speaking they will like: books on getting ahead, mystery and sex, sexy clothing, love potions, good jewelry, books on medicine.
Specific Gifts: 7th Heaven (Women's Murder Club), The Evil Dead (Ultimate Edition)
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Sagittarians are intrepid travelers and love to meet new and interesting people. They are curious and love to have fun. They are also very interested in animals, especially horses, and gambling. Generally speaking they will like: travel guides and travel items, objects from other countries, exotic spices, gambling items, photography, religious and philosophy books.
Specific Gifts: Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World's Greatest Trips, La Dolce Vita (Deluxe Collector's Edition)
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Capricorns are practical, conservative, professional and ambitious. They work very hard and need something that will help them feel confident and relaxed. They love status items so shower them with the very best to make them happy and fulfilled. Generally speaking they will like: Gold jewelry, books on getting ahead or making money, classic shoes and clothing, upscale magazines and specialty items.
Specific Gifts: Jim Cramer's Stay Mad for Life: Get Rich, Stay Rich, Wall Street (20th Anniversary Edition)
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Aquarians are humanitarians who fight for the rights of others. They are also fascinated by gadgets and new technology – anything on the cutting edge. They are attracted to the unorthodox so choose your gifts for them accordingly. Generally speaking they will like: masks, books on the political process and conservations, electronics – computers, iPods, nanos etc, posters, t-shirts, anything unusual.
Specific Gifts: The iPod Book: Doing Cool Stuff with the iPod and the iTunes Store, Firefly - The Complete Series
PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Pisces are spiritual, psychic and hopeless romantics. They are very intuitive and creative. Not only do they feel deeply, they can easily become stressed. Find calming things that help them maintain their balance.
Generally speaking they will like: books on ESP, predictions and religion, new age items, flowers, fountains, small statues, aromatherapy oils, candles, crystals.
Specific Gifts: The Healing Promise of Qi: Creating Extraordinary Wellness Through Qigong and Tai Chi, Twilight Zone: The Complete Definitive Collection
FOR ALL SIGNS
Linda Goodman's Love Signs: A New Approach to the Human Heart, 2008 Astrological Calendar: With Horoscopes for Everyone
Her for Her: HerScopes: A Guide to Astrology for Lesbians
Him for Him: Gay Astrology: The Complete Relationship Guide for Gay Men