We all want to be pleased at Christmas, and we all want to make our loved-ones happy with what’s under the tree. Sometimes it can be hard to think up something special, so get a little help. Check out what the stars have to say on the matter!
Never ask a Virgo what they want, for they’re far too modest to say! However, they will love anything that keeps them organized such as a calendar, diary, desk-tidy or similar. First-aid kits, aromatherapy oils and therapy vouchers are all acceptable. Think understated and good quality – engraved cuff-links or a slim bracelet maybe. IF YOU’RE A VIRGO – Try to look pleased even if you’re offered something tasteless. Book yourself a skip to fill in the New Year, a day off to get sorted, and a quiet walk in winter wonderland.
Never buy anything tatty – Libra loves quality. Try to find out what their taste is before splashing out. Music is always appreciated, so an ITunes voucher or CD would be great. Also original works of art or sculpture. Librans love labour-saving gadgets and grooming aids so consider a state-of-the-art juicer, the latest hair-straighteners or nail kit. And of course quality fragrance cannot fail. IF YOU’RE A LIBRA – Don’t leave your shopping till the last minute – you hate being in a flap. Promise yourself a trip to an art gallery or stately home for a peaceful January interlude.
Saggies have two sides. One loves to horse around and giggle, the other is philosophical and maybe on a quest for deep and/or spiritual experiences. Make sure you know your Sag before buying a joke book or squeaky cushion. A meditation CD or DVD could go down well, ethnic clothes or jewellery strike the right multi-cultural note, and anything to help that adventurous spirit find freedom will be perfect – phrase book to fit-bit. IF YOU’RE A SAGITTARIAN – Try to be patient when your friends and family dither. Shop on-line well ahead of the panic and book yourself a holiday as far away as possible, as soon as possible.
Being pragmatic Cappy may ask for something useful but be crestfallen when their stocking contains only DIY kit, or cookware. Give them the practical stuff but sweeten it with a sentimental something like jewellery, an unusual antique or quality watch. Earthy Capricorn has a sensual streak, so body and massage lotions are ideal. If you know your Goat well, play to their dry humour with a ‘Bah-humbug’ hat or silly mug. IF YOU’RE A CAPRICORN – Make a real effort not to be grumpy and cynical about tinsel and jungle bells. After the festivities have a day sauntering around a National Trust property, or similar, and making your ‘To-do’ list for next year.
Make an effort to tune in to the wacky nature of your Aquarius, because they’re unlikely to be enthused by the mundane. Most Aquarians are unoffended by charity-shop chic, and will welcome a recycled gift that helps to save the planet. Try real wood objects – cheese boards to dibbers. Techie gadgets and computing accessories are good, and for the Aquarius who has everything, a voucher saying you’ve planted a tree in their name should delight. IF YOU’RE AN AQUARIUS – Make sure you don’t guilt trip anyone about their Crimbo excess with remarks about the starving millions. Plan walks in woodland, whatever the weather, to feel peace and freedom.
Whatever age Pisces may be they always hope for a touch of enchantment. Although Pisces may not want to upset you, you’ll see the disappointment in their eyes if you don’t try. Anything whimsical and magical should appeal. Crystals, tarot decks, scented candles, soft slippers, toe rings – glittery but not garish suits Mer-folk. Pisces loves to get lost in something, so find out their favourite author and buy the latest novel, for hours of Piscean pleasure. IF YOU’RE A PISCES – Try not to expect too much. Friends and family are only human. Also remember that you aren’t a Fairy Godmother, so don’t splurge and stress buying your loved ones everything. Book a meditation retreat or time with animals to return to earth in the New Year.
We’ve looked at how to please each of the signs, to make Christmas easier, but stress often creeps in regardless. Don’t worry. When it all gets too much our supportive Readers are always available, with insight and advice. Don’t let the tension build – the best present you can give yourself will be a Reading, so book one without delay.
PUBLISHED: 12 December 2016