As a professional in the New Age industry for seventeen years, I have seen many gifting taboos. I served as the “Psychic Santa” for the Mills Mall Corporation advising consumers as to how to pick the best gift for the people I care about. One thing I noticed is that when I went on my media tour, men more frequently came up to me and asked what to buy their girlfriends/wives. Women rarely approached me and asked me what to buy. When a woman did ask me for psychic gift advice it was more often for her parents, in-laws, or co-workers. Not one woman on a national campaign asked what to buy her boyfriend. The idea seems silly, why ask a psychic what to buy? Can’t I just figure it out?
You absolutely can. Astrology can be a simple modality to help you pick a definite hit. It can also give you an indicator as to what type of gift will not be received well.
The best advice I can give all women is to choose a gift that appropriately fits the stage that the relationship is in. I have found that there are some women who buy gifts to lend to a huge wow factor where they feel they can push their relationships to the next level by giving a gift that can buy his affection. This often backfires. Men do not associate loyalty and commitment to a relationship based upon the generosity of a woman’s gift. Notice the reverse where when men buy the diamond ring, jewelry, or designer couture for a girlfriend, she somehow links that up in her mind feeling secure and wanted in the relationship.
Aries men can be very hard to figure out. An Aries man will judge a woman on how she spends her money. If he finds you have spent an unreasonable amount of money on his gift and you got overcharged, he could use that as a way to measure you as being less than intelligent. An Aries man can appreciate a woman with soft hands who can pamper him in the kitchen. He can appreciate good spirits. Some Aries men prefer beer over wine and can just enjoy being out with you having a good time. There is also a special breed of Aries men who are super-achievers. They can appreciate an excursion on their favorite sporting experience, or achievement tools for success or to keep organized. One example is simple credit card organizing. An Aries client of mine really admired his girlfriend giving him a designer credit card holder. It was thin, simple and compact and fit right in his back pocket. Every time he used it, he thought of her.
Taurus men can be quite picky. They may not tell you how picky they are or if they really used your gift or not. Taurus men can easily get scared away if the gift their girlfriend gives them is more than what they feel the relationship is. I had a client who had specialty made teddy bear cookies on sticks made for her boyfriend. Her boyfriend was a doctor. The little bear cookie was dressed in an exam coat and there was a stethoscope cookie and band-aid cookie. His comment, “They tasted too sweet, too much sugar isn’t good for you.” This is just an example that if you wish to go out of your way to have something custom made for a Taurus man, he may or may not see your effort. A safe zone with Taurus men is humor. If you are a woman who knows what makes him laugh, find it and give him more of it. It may be a certain kind of comedy, movie or joke telling style. Laughter will always win with a Taurus man.
Gemini men are a bit easier to shop for if you stick to the categories of computers, electronics, or something warm. Being the twins of the zodiac, there are two sides to this man. He enjoys a romantic gift, but if it is powered by electric or battery then even better. Mp3′ players filled with his favorite songs, a cell phone or cell phone apps. Something warm may apply to a favorite sports team jacket or team shirt.
After spending over 10 years being surrounded by Cancer men, I can tell you that there are very few wins a girlfriend can choose. If you know his favorite fragrance, a cologne gift set would be a good idea. If you don’t know, don’t guess. Cancer men enjoy a personal gift that he knows you picked just for him because you know him. You took the time to know what he likes so you do not have to guess. He wants you to know if he prefers cotton over cotton/poly blend. The shirt and tie colors he likes. He enjoys a good back massage, if he could sit in his favorite chair and get a shiatsu massage from a massage chair pad that would be heavenly. He only asks one thing. Stick to his likes. He took a long time to figure out and compare what he wants in life and he is secure in it.
Leo men like to commemorate occasions. He wants to be recognized for the important things he does. He will not take kindly to a gift card from a girlfriend. He wants a gift to recognize that he has big dreams, warmth, or enjoys luxury. The last thing he wants is just an item in a box. It has to mean something. If he is a good golfer or a good basketball player His gift must reflect that. If he is the best in sales at his office, he wants to know that you acknowledge his success. A Leo man once bought himself a fine new car. He was dating two women at the time. For Christmas, the first woman gave him a fine bottle of wine, although he enjoyed the wine. It seemed too easy as a gift. The second woman gave him a fine key chain embossed with the brand of his new car on it. That was the woman he eventually married.
Virgo men can be quite humble and have problems accepting gifts from women. Virgo men want something they can use and pick their own gift. They do appreciate the gift card to their favorite restaurant or store. A Virgo man can even appreciate a gift card for gasoline. He can also appreciate a music or DVD collection series for his favorite show or artist. If you are deciding to get him something from outside of his comfort zone, keep the receipt he will most likely return it.
I hate to say this about Libra men, but they have a short attention span when coming to love relationships. If the item is out of sight, it is out of mind. A Libra man needs to know that the woman he is dating has taste. The gift must be finely wrapped. Presentation is everything. The gift must give them pleasure. A fine robe, a tasteful money clip or wallet, you must also look stunning when you present it to them. An ideal gift would be an excursion to their favorite restaurant to dine on their favorite meal, and then after a special dessert.
The lure of the Scorpio man is that he can be quite secretive. He wants a woman to be intrigued about him so much that she is willing to be a playful delight to find out what he wants. A Scorpio man can appreciate a good card. But, don’t make it too wordy, he will not read it all. He sometimes wants you to think about the little things. Does he like chocolate? Is there a certain brand of liquor he likes? The baseline of the relationship is his knowing that he can explore intimacy with his partner to the extent he feels most happy. He wants to be with a woman who is extremely affectionate. A Scorpio man would enjoy custom made love coupons for romantic events he can redeem at any time.
Sagittarius men are the ones who often pick the love song theme for the relationship. He has the movie in mind he watched where you resemble the actress he is attracted to. He associates meaning to everything in the relationship. He is also a man who needs his space when he commands it. Your gift must be a token of memory. Sagittarius men are pretty easy to figure out. They may often tell you in advance if they are thinking about buying you jewelry and they may often let you know what they would like. Sagittarius may even prefer to take you to try on the gift he picked for you. It depends on how you look at things. It may not all be perfect if you look at it one way. If you look at things another way, you may find happiness. Expect his gifts to be sentimental. He is one of the signs who wants to be asked what he would like, but, don’t ask him directly. If you go browsing in a mall with him, he will surely give you an idea of what he wants.
Capricorn men pride themselves on making good purchase decisions they buy things that last, tools, watches, cars, coats, jeans. He will take good care of what he has because he invested well into it. Capricorn men prefer practical gifts. Make sure its lasts and you value the dollar when you buy it. They need to see you strategized on making a good investment into the gift. For newer relationships, Capricorn men appreciate books. They enjoy how to, biographies, or books with the current money /investing topics.
Aquarian men are into their hobbies and gadgets related to those hobbies. They can get obsessed about their interests and want the freedom to pursue them without nagging. Your gifts relating to their hobbies and interests will be valued. The best gift you can give an Aquarian man is more genuine compliments and less criticism. They can easily lose interest when the conversation gets to corrective in nature.
Piscean men can have many multiple interests. They enjoy entertainment, art, drama, poetry, and mysticism. They enjoy a good conversation. Piscean men can be sentimental. If on your first date you both went to Pizzeria Uno for Dinner and went to a movie. He may appreciate the movie soundtrack as a gift. If his career is creative such as graphic design, video, or music industry, they may have gift ideas in mind from the catalogs of their trade. A Piscean man can appreciate you being considerate about his higher needs that he doesn’t have time to pay attention to. A warmer for his coffee cup, an air purifier for his desk because the person in the office next to him smells like cigarette smoke. A good gift idea is something that helps him have a little extra comfort on his daily routine.
The zodiac does not offer all solutions but can help give you indicators of strong personality likes and dislikes. These characteristics can offer some idea on choosing a gift that will be well received.