Ease and speed is a constant, so don't expect them to sit down to a long novel. At the local book shop, pick out a non-fiction or how-to book - whether it's about gardening, hunting, or cooking - as long as it gets to the point!
In fashion, red is the Aries favorite
color. However, their taste in clothing usually gravitates toward more to pullovers or slip-ons rather than fussy clothes with laces or buttons.
Since FIRE is their element, most born under this sign have a natural affinity for cooking gourmet meals, or else rustling up something on the barbecue out back -- so cooking gifts or utensils to make their life easier will also be much appreciated.
You can also fire the Aries imaginations with collectibles and antiques such as globes, or replicas of pistols
or swords, which are well-suited to those born under this dynamic, warring sign.
side (with a scarf), or their
of creature comforts (with
Acquiring the finest in creature comforts
is the driving force behind the Bull personality, so shopping for them is usually fun and easy.
Just look for a down comforter, a soft cashmere sweater, a fine bottle of wine, box of chocolates, or a gourmet gift basket, all of which are sure to please most Taureans.
Since Taurus rules the neck and throat, those born under this sign also tend to have a natural
singing ability, or else music is high is on the list of their
favorite pastimes. Therefore, a DVD collection featuring their favorite singer
or music artist will also be much appreciated.
Anything to do with communications
should always be at the top
the gift list for
News, communication and curiosity are a prime directive for the Gemini personality who usually loves nothing better than a subscription to their
favorite newspaper or magazine, or lounging on the beach reading a good book.
In their quest to know everybody and everything, Geminis are also known for packing up to a far-flung destination
at a moment's notice. Pick out anything from travelogues to a coffee table book about an exotic locale and a Gemini will be your friend forever!
Electronics such as smart phones, PDA's, portable USB hard drives, or anything else that allows
them to amass information while on the go are also great gifts
for the typical Gemini.
Cancers are the zodiac's original homebodies.
(June 21 - July 22) Cancer birthstone: moonstone. Color: white, silver.
The natural homebodies of the zodiac, the
perfect gift for Cancer the Crab can be found at the nearest housewares
department, gourmet shop, or bed & bath emporium.
Think spice racks, oven mitts or refrigerator magnets. Gifts that you make yourself - such as candles,
crafts, or holiday gift baskets - will also likely be especially
appreciated by anyone born under this sentimental birth sign.
Of course, anything
in which they can frame their most cherished pictures of kids
and family are well attuned to the Crab personality. Books on exploring their family roots or a paid membership to a genealogy site will also naturally set their hearts aflutter.
Always think lots of bling
Leo's of either sex.
(July 23 - August 22)
Leo birthstone: diamond or rock crystal. Color: gold
With a flair for the dramatic and a love
of center stage, Leo the Lion has a natural attraction to the overly
theatrical. Tickets to flashy shows with lots of lights and
sequins or simply a night out on the town will be deeply appreciated.
Leos, of course, are also natural showmen and therefore bright
gold watches, or oversized jewelry, will make the typical Leo
beam with pride and happiness.
Leos are especially proud of
their manes so a fine comb and brush set, or a decorative costume
hair clip or beret will help make them feel and look like the rock
stars they truly are!
Help keep Virgo's inner
"health nut" happy with fitness
gear or a haul from the
local farmer's market.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22) Virgo birthstone: citrine. Color: gray,
born under this sign are usually obsessed with proper eating
and physical fitness, so a gift basket filled with pure organic
foods, or health and exercise magazines would greatly please the
Virgo's inner health nut.
Neatness and order are also what makes
most Virgos tick. Therefore anything that cleans, organizes,
or helps them feel under control will always please a fussy,
Think: Dustbuster, a robotic vacuum
cleaner, or a multi-level closet organizer.
Born under the sign most associated
with equality and harmony, the Libra personality is most attracted to balanced
pairs such as candlesticks, bookends, dinner for two, or matching
Elegance is also uppermost in the minds of
most Librans, and anything coarse or common will likely turn
them off. (Hint: to truly satisfy a Libran, forget the fish
and chips and go for the lobster and prime rib!)
silk scarves, books of poetry, classical music collections, or tickets
to the theater or opera are also perfect matches for refined
Scorpios love to
solve a mystery.
(October 23 - November 21) Scorpio birthstone: garnet
or ruby. Color: red.
Quiet, mysterious and complicated
are words that best describe the Scorpio personality and the perfect gift ideas
for them may range from ship-in-a-bottle kits to
intricate puzzles and brain teasers.
Detective and mystery novels,
or books that plumb the depths of quantum physics also make ideal
gifts for the cosmic-minded Scorpio.
Those born under this sign also
have a spiritual side that tends toward Eastern mysticism, and
anything that appeals to their more contemplative natures are sure to be richly appreciated.
The typical Sagittarius
wants to star in their own
Fun loving and charismatic, the
typical Sagittarius always wants to "move it, move it" and
be at the center of all the action.
Whether it's club hopping,
a trip to a safari park, a paint ball competition, or a hot air balloon ride, good gift
ideas for this sign usually involve placing them in a group
of people with whom they can share fun and exotic experiences.
For the ultimate gift, consider tickets to a trip to some distant land, or even a book or DVD about world travel that will help them to satisfy their constant wanderlust and profound desire for new experiences.
perfect for Capricorns.
(December 22 - January 19) Capricorn birthstone: onyx. Color: dark green.
Don't even TRY to impress the ever-sensible Capricorn with the latest electronic storage gadgets or trendy new fashions. This down-to-earth sign will likely more appreciate a matching wool scarf and glove set (in navy blue, please) or a gift card to their favorite office supply store.
A business card holder, a fancy desk set, or a wristwatch in a classic design are among other perfect gifts to please a practical Capricorn. Also consider an antique or period replica, like a clock or a sterling silver letter opener - as long as it doubles as something useful!
Incredibly imaginative, Pisces are often shy about their creative pursuits.
Nevertheless, they often excel at art, music, woodworking or sculpture, so any related supplies or gifts to do with their creative pursuits would be appreciated (just don't let anyone else know that you gave it to them!)
Often drawn to philosophical pursuits, books on Eastern religion or the otherworldly would also appeal to the mystical Pisces.
Dreamy and starry-eyed Pisces love to fantasize, especially about far-off destinations, so travel books and videos (or a even a quick weekend getaway), are high on the list of things that would thrill them.
More tips & advice about gifts by zodiac sign around the Web:
Ideas by Zodiac Sign - The complete survey, with expert tips on each sign's personality and picking out the most appropriate gifts that they'll really appreciate.
Astrology Gift Guide - Here's a guide that gets straight the point, with quick hits on what to get each star sign.