For all the hearts and plush bears to its name, Valentine's Day is not exactly a stress-free holiday. Expectations tend to run high, and the pressure is on to show your beloved how you feel with a unique, personalized, and relationship-stage-appropriate gift. Taking a cue from your bae’s horoscope can help.
Dating a Sagittarius? Appeal to their adventurous side. Want to sweep a Cancer off their feet? Stick to tried-and-true tradition. We tapped astrologer Kathy Biehl to help you find the perfect gift for him or her, based on their Zodiac sign. These treats are sure to make them swoon—the cosmos have your back.
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1. Aries (March 21-April 19)
"Aries is known for a heightened sense of adventure, so go for a gift that taps into their thrill-seeking side,” says Biehl. "That can mean a high-performance car driving course or a daring statement accessory. Like rubies. All the better if you show you’re willing to join in the quest.”
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2. Taurus (April 20-May 20)
"Taurus is all about sensuality and savoring the physicality of existence,” explains Biehl. "Woo them through their senses, with soft, luxurious natural fabrics, like a cashmere or silk sweater, soothing music, or luscious confections with a decadent mouth feel. Bonus points if your gift is more extravagant than what they’d buy for themselves." May we suggest a Balenciaga scarf to keep them cozy and chic?
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3. Gemini (May 21-June 20)
"Gemini’s quick mind requires variety and stimulation,” Biehl says. "Engage this easily bored sign by appealing to its love of diversity, puzzles, and surprises ... gadgets, toys, and other tiny delights. Bleeding edge technology also works, like a smart watch."
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4. Cancer (June 21-July 22)
"Cancer thrives on feeling safe and secure, best of all amid the comforts of home. Upgrade theirs,” says Biehl, suggesting home decor-related treats. Or, if you really want to wow, "Appeal to their love of tradition with diamonds or pearls or a high-end timepiece. Add roses and chocolates for best impact."
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5. Leo (July 23-August 22)
7. Libra (September 23-October 22)
“Libra is a connoisseur of the art of romance. Take a decidedly old-fashioned route and pull out the stops: a flowery greeting card, a floral bouquet (even men are susceptible), a playlist you put together of special songs, an intimate meal in an exquisite restaurant,” Biehl recommends.
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8. Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
"Scorpio loves to plumb mysteries and connect intensely, deeply, and privately. Meet their brave intimacy head-on,” Biehl says, encouraging boudoir portraits or a black- or silver-framed photo of the two of you. "Too soon? Spring for a sterling silver accessory."
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9. Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
"Life’s an adventure to Sagittarius, so pick a gift that’s fun and exciting, like an archery, trapeze, or horseback riding class, or a weekend getaway in nature. If your Sag is open to international experience (many are), find a new restaurant in their favorite ethnic cuisine,” Biehl says.
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10. Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
"Capricorn is salt of the earth, with a love of the tried-and-true that has stood the test of time,” explains Biehl. "Show that you share their values with a high-end leather bag by a designer of long-standing renown. Don’t underestimate the appeal of a home-cooked meal, either. A roast with potatoes could make a staid Cap swoon.”
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11. Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
"There are two sure-fire routes to the Aquarian heart—and yes, they do have one,” assures Biehl. "Intelligence is an aphrodisiac, so stimulate your Aquarian’s with the latest book on one of their favorite obscure topics. Or demonstrate that you really truly see them by appealing to their quirky interests. If all else fails, head for outer space, with a planetarium membership or registering a star in their name.” Oddball getaways, like this Airbnb tree house, are sure to please.
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