New Year Gifting Ideas
Celebrity Astrologer P.K Sharma reveals the best gifts for 2010!
Choosing a gift is always a special yet confusing. What should one buy for a loved one, especially for the New Year? You don’t have to worry anymore. Trust celebrity astrologer PK Sharma to guide you! Find out what each sun sign likes to get as gifts and shop away without any hassle!
Aries is an energetic, assertive and impulsive sign. People of this sign are ones who initiate action, inspire other people and blaze new trails. Aries has a great sense of fun and will enjoy something that is amusing and entertaining. You can even plan a surprise trip for them to their favourite place. If you are not able to get an outdoor trip, you can arrange for a special dinner in one of their favorite restaurants.
Catch hold of a photograph that best expresses your relation with the person and encase it in an attractive photo frame. Jewellery ideas for women should include diamonds. When choosing a perfume, go for sophisticated scents.
Taurus is a modest, conservative, practical and unpretentious sign. Ruled by Venus, they appreciate luxury and are sensual and tactile but they will always look at things with realistic eyes and seek the true value for money! Taurus is an earth sign and will always appreciate flowers, a potted plant, gardening equipment and books. A gift basket full of cookies, candies, flowers (go for original one) is yet another great idea. Choose musky fragrances if you are thinking to buy perfumes for them.
Choosing a gift for a Gemini isn’t as difficult as it seems. Anything unusual that catches your eye is bound to thrill your Gemini friend. Give the greatest gift you have to offer for Geminis - the gift of your unconditional love would be most appreciated by them. Geminis are also fond of challenges and electronics. So, why not give games that challenge Gemini mentally, electronic organizer, mobile phones, games console, video collection, computer games, 3-D jigsaw, electronic chess set, scrabble, model train set, crossword book, fashionable, modern (rather than classic) clothing and accessories.
The best gift of all for a Cancerian is the one that money can't buy. Plan a big family reunion and you will really make their New Year. They will treasure all gifts, no matter small or big because it is not the cost or the gift itself, but the thought that counts! Cancer is associated with the home and garden, and good Cancer gifts are often useful and practical items for the home, garden or garage. You can also gift them a family portrait, camera or camcorder, five-year diary, food hampers, recipe books, cuddly toys. Avoid gifting anything containing leather or any sharp edged item like knives, glass, etc.
Ruled by the Sun, Leos love to shine. Leos are confident, proud, dramatic and flamboyant. They love to be the centre of attention but they can also be childish when they don't get their own way. Try and do everything that might pamper the Lion and make them feel like the king of the jungle - this New Year! Gifts for Leos need to be attractive, big, eye-catching and really attention-grabbing. Make sure they are wrapped beautifully and make a grand ceremony of present-opening on New Year as Leos love great pomp and show. They love adornments and embellishments of any kind. So you can gift them an elegant jewelry item but be sure that the same should be shiny, sparkling and outstanding. If there is time, have a personal message engraved in the jewellery gift. You can plan to spend your evening with them watching a movie so that they feel special.
Virgos are the most practical signs of the zodiac. Anything that can be readily used and is helpful in organizing their lives to an optimum level would be appreciated by them. A true Virgo is associated with intellectual pursuits such as reading and writing, practical crafts, health, fitness, and nutrition. When buying for the Virgo, therefore, go for something sensible and practical. Also, any gym, dance classes or health club membership will be the best suited gift for them. You can also look for the books by their favorite author, exercise equipment, aromatherapy products, kitchen appliances i.e. food processors, cookware sets, ice-cream makers (avoid sharp edged items), personal organizers, address books, diaries, handbags and wallets that can be put to use right away.
Anything that is beautiful and artistic will entice the Venus-ruled Libran. They love flowers, fancy goods and clothing, jewellery and perfumes. This sun sign is associated with social and aesthetic pursuits. So you can plan a big family get-together this New Year. A delicate pair of earrings, a gold ring, gift voucher for new clothing, pack of CDs for their favourite music, a painting or print by their favorite artist, cosmetic sets, a basket full of chocolates, hand-painted collectables, top brand perfumes and aftershaves or anything which is beautiful, sensuous or artistic will surely thrill the Librans.
Mysterious Scorpions, more than any other sign, inspire fun and excitement in other signs in order to create an amicable environment during such occasions. Scorpio is associated with a variety of high-intensity pastimes and the intellectual exploration of hidden aspects of the human mind and the world. Gifts for Scorpios may include anything that offers the opportunity for strategic thinking or deep exploration of a topic, Scorpio loves mystery and would be interested in mystical subjects too. Books on meditation, religion and philosophy, and self-help books will give them something to dip in with interest over the holidays. A pair of designer sunglasses, a trendy scarf or a hat, designer watches, exotic perfumes are also great choices for this sign. This Year, pamper the Scorpios by presenting them a voucher for free spa treatment in order to keep them out of their hectic schedule for some time.
This sign is associated with social and outdoor pursuits. So, gifts associated with the astrological sign of Sagittarius should revolve around outdoor physical activities, social pursuits, and broadening horizons. You can arrange a trip to celebrate the New Year in a foreign country or somewhere off the beaten track. They would love to spend the season with their loved ones by relaxing and having fun. These animal lovers adore any gift associated with their pets. A calendar filled with pictures of dogs or horses is sure to elicit a big smile. Books (especially philosophy, satire, politics, humour, spirituality, anthropology, sociology, self-improvement, travel, and information on foreign places and people), camera, an evening dedicated for a candle light dinner, unique art and sculptures will also be appreciated. .
Capricorn is associated with musical talent, mimicry, athletic activities, and all other things that spread a positive aura around them. Gifts associated with the astrological sign of Capricorn must revolve around practical and useful things, intellectual and fitness pursuits, and music. Because they never expect a lot, it is quite easy to buy for a Capricorn. An unusual gift will really take them by surprise. Also try discreet items of jewellery, briefcase or wallet in black, informative books and videos, craft kits, perfume, picture frames, clothes in pastel colors (could be a scarf), home décor accessories like curtains, bedsheets, etc.
Aquarius is an unpredictable sign, so never presume you know what an Aquarian would like for New Year; check first. They are associated with all the future-oriented things, including science, technology and radical political change. Aquarians often engage in an eclectic mix of unique hobbies and interests. You can win the heart of an Aquarian by spending a day at an amusement park or any other adventurous sport. The best option is to take them out for a long walk and let them speak their heart out. Do not let them feel alone. If you like to choose some electronic stuff try latest gizmo, portable TV for the bedroom, digital camera, DVD player, mobile phone, jewelry like pendants, earrings, trendy clothes in blue color.
Pisces is a sensitive sign and they will appreciate the time and thought people put into the gifts they choose for them. Pisceans are also incredibly romantic and creative. Of all the signs, Pisces is perhaps the easiest to buy for because it is easy to win their heart. Pisces will appreciate a poem written especially for them, a bouquet of flowers, chocolate basket, and a cuddly teddy bear. What pleases Pisces the most is the "thought" and not the "gift" that counts. And the "thought" really does mean a lot to them.
By: Prem Kumar Sharma, Celebrity Astrologer
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