How to Choose Christmas Gifts, Based on Astrological Signs

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It's getting close to the most wonderful time of the year, and that means a few things: ham off the bone, festive makeup, pavlova, family time, and presents. To help you get your Christmas shopping under control, we've taken it upon ourselves to curate all of the best gifts for all the special people in your lives.

In true Byrdie style, today, we've looked to the stars for a little inspiration, and put together the ultimate beauty-themed gift guide, based on your or their star sign. So whether you're shopping for a fiery, future-CEO Aries type, or a celestial, dreamy Pisces, we've got you. Below, you'll find 12 gifts that are written in the stars. Happy shopping, and Merry Christmas.


Aries are natural-born leaders. Innovative and powerful, gift them a head-turning fragrance enclosed in a vibrant red flacon (it is their signature color, after all). Chanel's exclusive Christmas iteration of the iconic No.5 scent is perfect.

Chanel No.5 Limited Edition $278


Loyal, stubborn, and grounded, the Taurus sign is known and loved for its slow and methodical approach to all things in life. Appeal to their love of routine by gifting them an already-prepared skin regimen. Our pick is the Rescue Party Kit from Drunk Elephant.

Drunk Elephant Rescue Party Kit $110


Born communicators, Gemini's are sociable, quick-witted, and persuasive. Represented by two different personalities, they also tend to transition to a more restless, sensitive side. A personalized gift that speaks to their love of written prose is well suited—blow them away with an embroidered ribbon from new Australian brand, Attacher Store.

Attacher Store Dusty Rose Ribbon $40


As the deep carers and feelers of the world, anything that falls in the self-care end of the beauty spectrum is a well-suited gift. A Meditation Kit ($69) from Venustus is the perfect accompaniment whenever they retreat into themselves.

Venustus Meditation Kit $69


Generous, positive, and emboldened, Leos need a gift to suit their sunny disposition. Marc Jacob's Shine Factory Holiday collection is perfect. Our pick? This glistening, oversized highlighter.

Marc Jacobs Beauty O!mega Glaze All-Over Foil Luminizer $49


Logical, practical, and always helpful, Virgo's live for organization and tidiness. Aesop's Orbit of Intention ($115) gift set will be equally appealing for its skin benefit's as the way it looks in their (highly stylized) bathroom vanity.

Aesop Orbit of Intention Set $115


Fair, likable, and elegant, Libra's are social butterflies with a penchant for romance. Play cupid for their next date night, and gift them a crystal-infused body oil (they'll be glistening and hydrated all night long).

Aquarian Soul Moonstone Body OIl $45


Complicated, introspective, and exceptionally deep, a Scorpio will follow you to the ends of Earth, and never let you face life's hardships alone. Give a little back by gifting them pure luxury. D.S. & Durga scents are special in the true sense of the word—the Debaser fragrance is a hypnotic, velvet-smooth juice that will appeal to their sultry demeanor.

D.S. & Durga Debaser $260


Sag's are always on the move, whether that's relocating to another city, or traveling the world. Energetic and optimistic, make their gypsy lifestyle a little easier with a beautiful cosmetics case. We love The Daily Edited.

The Daily Edited Pale Pink Clear Travel Case $90


Capricorn's are loved and respected for their unwavering work ethic, determination, and consistency. Gift them a multi-tasking product that appeals to their "getting shit done" approach to life. Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream ($22) is perfect.

Elizabeth Arden Love Heals Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant $22


Inventive, cool, and fiercely independent, Aquarians are often rebellious and crave freedom. As a water sign, anything hydrating will sit well. Our pick is the Beauty Chef's Holiday Glow Kit ($50). A splash of both the Glow Powder and Liquid Collagen in their water will be greatly appreciated.

The Beauty Chef Holiday Glow Kit $50


Dreamy, artistic, and prone to falling in love (hard), gift this sign L'Occitane's Lavender Collection ($79). It will lull them into a peaceful sleep each night—necessary after expending so much energy empathizing with others.

L'Occitane Relaxing Lavender Collection $79
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