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What to Give Your Friends This Christmas, According to Their Zodiac Sign

Turn to the stars for stellar gift advice and give your friends something they'd really like

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The fast approach to December always proves to be a stressful time for anyone—whether you’re a savvy shopper who’s hitting up all the bazaars in the quest for unique gifts for the entire family, or a last-minute crammer who’s probably going to hit the malls on December 24th. No matter what your holiday shopping style is, you could probably use a little help.

Let the stars turn into your little helpers as you play Santa this season. Take pro tips from astrology and tune into what makes friends and family tick as you work your way through this zodiac shopping list.

Aries | (March 21 to April 20)

The mover and shaker of the tarot, Aries doesn’t follow trends but sets them. You’ll do best to skip gift guides and shopping tips from social media influencers—if it’s on Instagram, Aries has been there and done that.

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Skip the typical shops and make an effort to come up with something unique like a digital recording of a fun 80s Jane Fonda workout (Aries loves to move!) or free theme park passes.

Taurus | (April 20 to May 21)

Creature comforts are the key to any Taurus’ heart. Think cushy, fuzzy, Hygge-inspired items that will make this homebody’s holiday break as indulgent, luxurious and extravagant as can be.

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A classic plaid pajama set, a pair of indoor slippers, or a beautiful textured Inabel blanket can help them set the scene for a perfect Christmas morning. Taurus’ little secret? They truly believe that a thing of beauty is a joy forever. Get in touch with Aleli Joy's Inabel through mobile at 0915-326-4672.

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Gemini | (May 21 to June 21)

Geminis in the wild will talk your head off. These chatterboxes love anything that sets off a conversation, so you’ll do well to shop for a Christmas gift that will get everyone at your Secret Santa reveal talking, or something that will spark lots of talk during Noche Buena.


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Cards Against Humanity (and all its extra packs) will be a big hit, and so will all the accouterments Gemini needs to finally record her own podcast (think a mic, earphones, etc.).

Cancer | (June 21 to July 22)

Some of the best gift givers of the zodiac, Cancers are experts at showering loved ones with attention and care. Make the holidays a chance to boomerang back all that kindness right back to them with self-care treats that will make them feel extra special.

A spa gift certificate, a holiday rom-com DVD with a matching pint of her favorite ice cream to celebrate all the feels Cancer is wont to have, or Christmas breakfast in bed will surely fit the bill.

Leo | (July 22 to August 22)

Give in and let Leo hog the spotlight for the holidays with their very own digital photo frame, filled with pictures of your best and brightest moments together. Enlist the services of your graphic artist nephew to create a 16 x 20” portrait of them—something they can hang at home.

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Give something monogrammed just for them. Think of your gift to Leo as a mirror—reflect back to them all the reasons why you love them.

Virgo | (August 22 to September 22)

What may seem mundane and ordinary to you—like an organic and unscented desk cleaner, post-poo drops for the toilet, or an indoor clothes-drying rack may actually be the stuff of Virgo’s dreams.

Sticklers for organization and keeping the home spic and span, you’re better off heading to a hardware store than shopping at a Christmas bazaar for gifts for this one. Keep it high quality, precise and clean and you’ll do well.

Libra | (September 22 to October 22)

Libras are always looking for ways to restore balance in their lives, which make them one of the easiest signs to shop for. If your Libra loved one is trying to eat better, a month’s healthy food delivery subscription can do the trick.

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If they’re in the midst of redecorating the home, something that will fill in that empty wall space will certainly delight them. Fish for what they think is missing and find a way to fill that little void.

Scorpio | (October 22 to November 21)

Not content to skim the surface when it comes to their hobbies or their relationships, Scorpios love a good deep dive. A book about what their currently obsessing on or a Netflix subscription so they can indulge in all the documentaries they want will keep them occupied for the entire break.

Scorpios love to dig for answers, so an appointment with a mystic, tarot reader, or healer will intrigue them for sure.

Sagittarius | (November 21 to December 21)

Make sure to catch Sagittarius before they take off on a vacation this season! Because these adventurers move at lightning speed and are always on the go, it’ll be useful to give them some equipment for their perennial travel.

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A Klean Kanteen water bottle, an RFID passport holder, a new backpack (to replace their banged up and ruddy rucksack), or a dash cam for their car will be useful to Sag.

Capricorn | (December 21 to January 20)

Capricorn’s version of playing hard is, actually, working hard. While they’ve probably stocked up on their calendars and planners for the year, they probably wouldn’t mind an extra two (or three or four) journals, diaries, Moleskines or bullet journals.

These list lovers need to lay down all their thoughts on paper so anything that’ll pretty up their desks will be a welcome addition to their stash.

Aquarius|(January 20 to February 19)

You have two options for gifts that appeal to your Aquarius loved ones. If you have a good handle on their off the cuff vibe (think: Criterion collection movies or obscure vinyl from the 80s) then go ahead and indulge their indie hipster tastes.

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If you don’t think you can hack it, you can appease their do-gooder tendencies and make a donation in their name to an organization. Aquarius and the world at large will thank you for it.

Pisces | (February 19 to March 21)

Big lovers and even bigger dreamers, Pisces is one of the most creative signs of the zodiac.

Anything that’ll keep their dreamy, artistic fire going will make them happy this holiday season—think a Sip & Gogh date, a night at the theater, or even a portable Bluetooth speaker so they can take their super curated Spotify playlists everywhere with them.

Treat yourself and your friends to a day of fun, indie goods, and magical services! Don't miss Mystic Matter on November 24, 12nn to 6 p.m. at Commune, #36 Polaris Street, Makati City.

Chinggay Labrador is an intuitive tarot reader. Visit www.practicalmagic.co for more information.

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