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The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift for Him, Based on His Zodiac Sign

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so surely you’ve been wracking your brain over what to get that special someone. But if you’re feeling hopeless, don’t fret. A person’s zodiac sign is a great jumping-off point for gift ideas!

Today, we’re rounding up our favorite picks for the special guy in your life based on his sun sign (though if you know is rising sign, that could help even more!)

And if you’re looking for ideas for that special lady in your life, stay tuned for our Valentine’s Gift Guide for Her coming next week!

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Aries is one of the most active signs of the zodiac — as well as one of the most competitive — so it’s no wonder that they’re pretty passionate about sports. Covid might have put a damper on going to see their favorite team play, but you can still give them an IOU for an outing to their favorite stadium or arena, along with a jersey they’ll love.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Taurus might seem practical on the surface, but that doesn’t mean you can just buy them a utilitarian appliance and call it a day. They’re earthy and sensual, and love working with their hands. Surprise them with woodworking tools they’ve always wanted, or some high-end kitchenware.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Playful Gemini really just wants to spend the day with you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go all out. Get them an activity you can do together, like a co-op video game or fun board game. Or just plan a day of spontaneous adventures with them, and surprise them with balloons and lots of their favorite snacks.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Being the homebody that he is, a home-cooked meal is right up Cancer’s alley. But we’ve all been doing more than our fair share of staying at home lately, so go the extra mile to make it fancy. Light some candles, use some nice dishes and serving platters, and maybe even print up some menus so it feels like a romantic night out.

Leo (July 23-August 22)

Leo wants to be cherished, and feel like he’s unique. Splurge on a high-end cologne that will set him apart and make him feel pampered. Extra points if you go the custom-scent route. He’ll wear it with pride, and think of you whenever he catches a whiff of himself.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

As an earth sign, Virgos are known as the most practical of the zodiac. So giving a gift just for the sake of giving a gift isn’t going to impress him as much as you’d think. For this guy, utilitarian is the name of the game. He’s also quite health conscious, so a fitness tracker could be just the ticket.

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Libra is ruled by Venus — planet of love and beauty — and what better time than Valentine’s Day to lean into that influence? Get him a kitschy and fun Valentine’s Day spread. Flowers, chocolates, snuggly teddy bear — the works. Then maybe spice it up with some novelty boxers (and your own special outfit) and a sexy board game.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Scorpios can seem a bit tricky to buy for at first. At times they can be hard to read. But when you dig a little deeper (which, yes, do that, it’s exactly what they want) you’ll realize all that matters is some one-on-one time away from real life. Book a romantic getaway at a secluded cabin with your love. They’ll be on cloud nine.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Sagittarius is the adventurer of the zodiac. No flowers or chocolates needed here, just a plan to head out on the open road. Plot out a hiking and camping trip for the two of you, and maybe surprise them with a new backpack or other camping and/or travel gear.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Capricorn might be the grownup of the zodiac, but that doesn’t mean they don’t love to be doted on. They appreciate luxury and craftsmanship, as well as bespoke gifts. Get them a fancy old-school shaving kit, or a new watch they’ll love to low-key show off to everyone they run into.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

Aquarius might just be the most difficult sign to buy for. Because everything about them is out of the ordinary. Save your gift cards — the water bearer is as original as they come, and their gifts should reflect that. Get them some wearable tech that appeals to their love of innovation, or surprise them with an experience, like tickets to a fundraiser for their favorite charity, or a scavenger hunt filled with clues based on your life together.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Pisces adores music — specifically live music — and Covid has definitely put a damper on their concert-going. So why not surprise them with tickets to an online show from an amazing band? You could set the mood with some twinkle lights and incense, order some great takeout, and open a good bottle of wine. They’ll be in heaven.