Surprise! Halloween is in the rear view mirror, and up ahead loom the holidays, also known as gift-giving season. I'm told some people plan ahead, stockpiling presents throughout the year like the man with a bag himself so they aren't caught without a gift when the time comes. But why do
that when you can wrack your brain for the best gift ideas for your significant other three days before you're supposed to fly out and meet their extended family? Sure, last-minute holiday shopping is stressful, but as long as you have a present in mind, you can get it done in no time.
What's that? You have no idea what to buy your beloved romantic partner this season? No worries — that's what the Internet is for. Whether you haven't been dating long enough to pin down their taste or they're simply hard to buy gifts for, you can turn to the zodiac to point you in the right direction. Plenty of people believe that the alignment of the stars when they were born influence their personalities. It may not be the most scientific approach to psychology, but hey. At least it's a start.
And so, without further ado, here are the best gift ideas to buy your significant other this season based on their zodiac sign. Happy holidays!
Aries (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19) Dog Bowl Water Bottle, $15, Uncommon Goods
Aries lives a life on the go, and sometimes, only their canine best friend can keep up. Make both their lives a little easier with a dog bowl water bottle to keep their pup hydrated no matter where the pair is off to this time.
Taurus (Apr. 20 - May 20) Deluxe Bath Spa Kit, $59, Etsy
Bulls may be lumbering creatures, but Taurus is surprisingly sensual. Those born under the sign of the bull enjoy worldly delights like silk sheets and good food, so a
trip to the spa is right up their alley. Barring that, pick up a spa kit and treat your partner to a spa day at home. Gemini (May 21 - Jun. 20) Wine Infused Coffee, $20, Molinari Private Reserve
Energetic and lethargic by turns, Gemini is a difficult person to pin down. (Duh. It's the sign of the twins.) Give them a gift that fits their dual nature, like this
wine-infused coffee. Cancer (Jun. 21 - Jul. 22) Now Designs Tea Towels , $13, Amazon 'To imaginative, nurturing Cancer, it's vital to have a place to call home. Their nests are always impeccably decorated, and as you've undoubtedly found out by now, they will always elbow you out of the way to cook. Cancers are happy with anything from the houseware section, but your partner will be especially excited to unwrap a wine pairing towel set. Leo (Jul. 23 - Aug. 22) Nope Office Sign, $20, Etsy
Leos are leaders by nature. In their off time, they're usually organizing a group outing; at work, you can find them pontificating in a boardroom somewhere. This holiday, brighten up their Christmas with a
funny desk sign like the one pictured above. If "NOPE" isn't your partner's style, there are plenty of options out there online. Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sep. 22) InnoGear Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser, $17, Amazon
The sign of the Virgin, Virgo, spends most of their time organizing things and taking care of others. It's hard, thankless work, so give them an excuse to wind down with an
aromatherapy diffuser, complete with mood-setting LED lights. Don't forget to throw in some essential oils if they don't own them already. Libra (Sep. 23 - Oct. 22) The Essential Rumi, $9, Amazon
It would be a little too on the nose to give a Libra an hourglass or weighing scale. Instead, buy them a
book of poetry — something tells me your partner will be partial to Jalal al-Din Rumi. Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) VNYL, $39 per month, VYNL
As you've probably noticed, Scorpio doesn't follow trends. They set them. They were far ahead of the curve on the resurgence of vinyl, so get your partner a
vinyl subscription service that sends them three new records each month. Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21) Travel Listography: Exploring the World in Lists, $14, Amazon
Sagittarius is always on the lookout for their next big adventure. Give your partner the chance to focus their restless energies with a
travel journal like Travel Listography, which offers dozens of illustrated lists about past and future journeys. Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) Daily To-Do List Notepad and Day Planner, $12, Amazon
Capricorn has been an old soul since the minute they were born, and that hasn't changed over time. Disciplined to the point of being staid, Capricorn would love a practical gift like this
to-do list notepad. Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) Shattered Glass Ceiling Necklace, $68, Uncommon Goods
Social justice is always close to dreamy Aquarius's heart, making this
shattered glass ceiling necklace (or any appropriately woke gift) the perfect addition to their stocking this year. Pisces (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20) Long Distance Touch Lamps, $75, Uncommon Goods
Romantic to their very core, Pisces would swoon over a long, handwritten letter detailing the ways you love them. But if that's off the table, these
long-distance touch lamps, which are synced to turn on at the same time, will do the trick.