12 Gifts Under $15 To Give Friends, According to Their Zodiac Sign

published Dec 3, 2020
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Set of golden constellations. Vector zodiac signs.

When it comes to your holiday shopping list, why not look to the stars for direction? The zodiac can provide just the guidance you need to shop for the people you love—especially those who tend to stump you, come holiday gift-giving time. Whether you’re shopping for your BFF, your roommate, your favorite coworker, or your siblings, the star signs may help inspire you to pick the perfect present.

We’ve looked into our proverbial crystal ball and decoded the 12 signs to choose budget-friendly gifts under $15 that reflect each one’s best traits, from Leo’s dynamic theatrical side to Aquarius’s passion for caring for others. These zodiac-inspired gift picks are meant to shine a little (star)light on your shopping list and make gift-giving easier—and astrology-approved!

Aries (March 21-April 19)

The first sign of the zodiac, Aries are competitive, bold, dynamic, and witty folks. If they haven’t already started virtual game nights via Zoom, they will with this immersive, fun team word game. Teams have to use everything from inside jokes to pop culture references to historical events to help their teammates guess the code words in question, presenting just the challenge an Aries loves.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Earth sign Taurus enjoys festooning their environment with the finer things in life. This golden votive candle with a vibrant, evocative pine scent appeals to both their fancy tastes and their love for the outdoors.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

It should come as no surprise that the “twin” sign, Gemini, is versatile and adaptable. Gems are intellectual, full of big ideas and totally charming. As a sign that values open, frequent communication, they’ve probably already upgraded to the iPhone 12, so gift them a new phone case in their power color, yellow!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Home is where the heart is for a Cancer, whose sensitive soul loves being comfortable and cozy. Cancers also embrace their imaginative side, so help them drift away into peaceful daydreams with ingredients for the best bubble bath ever. This one has a soothing vibe that will appeal to a Cancer’s aesthetic side and give them the warm fuzzies thinking fondly of celebrations past.

Leo (July 23-August 22)

Shine the spotlight on a Leo! Lions are theatrical and creative people who love having all eyes on them. This funny mini karaoke microphone will let them serenade their friends and family—even virtually—and show off their inner pop star.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

If you’ve got a Virgo in your life, you know they’re a planner, a perfectionist, and super-organized. Nothing pleases a Virgo more than checking off a to-do list, so gift them with a pretty planner to make getting things done more aesthetically pleasing. This sleek faux-leather calendar is small enough to tote around but roomy enough to make sure nothing gets left off the list! 

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Libras are peacekeepers: Balanced and calm, with a romantic side, they’re just like the scales of their signature constellation. This pastel beanie is the practically the wearable embodiment of all things Libra, giving a new meaning to wearing your heart on your sleeve … or head. They’ll think of you every time they put it on.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Scorpios are a doozy of a sign: Passionate, powerful, and magnetic. They’re often in tune with their mystical side, so a tarot deck is an ideal gift to help them tap into the spiritual world. This mini version, which features pretty, minimalist designs, also comes with a helpful guidebook for any tarot newbies.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

This year has been a tough one for Sags, the traveler and adventurer of the zodiac. While these gorgeously-designed playing cards aren’t quite the same thing as experiencing the breathtaking views of a national park IRL, they’ll help Sag plan their next post-pandemic trip—and they’re small enough to fit in any carry-on bag in the future.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Practical, ambitious Capricorns always have a plan, and they work hard to achieve their goals and get what they want. These are great qualities, of course, but they can also get stressed and overwhelmed. Gift them with an aromatherapy spray to keep on their desk and spritz when they need a boost of inspiration or relaxation. The Breathe Deeply scent features notes of peppermint and eucalyptus to keep your hardworking Capricorn alert, and the Sweet Dreams Darling is a lavender and chamomile blend to help them find their zen at the end of the day.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

Aquarians are loyal and caring healers, so a donation to a charity they love is a great way to appeal to their humanitarian side. Pick one of their most beloved causes and make a donation in their name, then send them a cute card letting them know.

If your Aquarian pal is artistic—and many are, as it’s one of the most creative signs in the zodiac—they’d love to paint some masterpieces with this gorgeous 36-shade watercolor kit, which is reminiscent of childhood art class but with a much more modern color palette.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Swim on, little fish! Dreamy, intuitive, and imaginative, Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac. This evocative pale seafoam green polish will help your favorite Pisces connect to their water sign roots and express themselves with color while being subtle enough for all occasions. (It’s also a great base for any nail art, should your Pisces pal get inspired to rock a work-of-art manicure.)