Written in the Stars: Gifts for Every Star Sign
From full out fashion for the Libra in your life, to a dazzling date night for an Aries – this is the gift guide everyone needs
We’ve partnered with Astrologer Kalem Turner to look to the cosmos and create the ultimate cheat sheet to help shoppers find the best, and most thoughtful, Valentine’s gifts this year.
Based on the ultimate love language of astrology, and using traits guided by the zodiac calendar, we have pieced together the perfect gift edit, meaning all you have to do is find out their star sign and hit the shops!
The fiery Aries is the youngest at the heart of all the signs, so they are all about having fun. Treat them to a romantic meal, preferably something they haven’t tried before!
With a menu of shared plates and a reputation for its bold flavours, lively setting and good-night-out vibes, Ka Pao, is an ideal spot to take an Aries this Valentine’s.
Taurus is the most sensual of all the signs and you can’t go wrong with a delicious box of chocolates, something scented or anything related to music. Hotel Chocolat should be your first port of call, their “Straight from the Heart” Valentine’s chocolate box would be the perfect gift to show your Taurus that romance is in the stars.
Gemini is the sign of the twins and they love mental stimulation. For some, this will mean a good book; for others, this will mean a night out with good food, drinks and conversation. Luckily for daters of a Gemini, Duck and Waffle offers the perfect setting for a stylish dining experience where you and your loved one can indulge in chef-curated dishes for two.
Home life and family are important to Cancers, so you’ll want to give them something they can enjoy while cosying up at home. For a touch of romance and luxury, choose a candle from Jo Malone in John Lewis. The classic Pomegranate Noir or something more decadent like Velvet Rose & Oud will no doubt impress.
Leo is by far the most creative of all the signs and appreciates good design, like high-quality leather goods or a well-made watch. Kate Spade is your go-to for a handbag or purse in a unique design that will really make a statement.
Virgo is known as the herbalist of the Zodiac, so plants and flowers are always much appreciated gifts. For something a little different, John Lewis has a stationary section that’s a dream for organised Virgos, brimming with notebooks and journals in luxury leather or bright patterned designs.
Libras have an eye for beauty and detail. This is THE fashion sign – don’t look beyond clothes, makeup, or jewellery. When shopping for your Libra valentines, head to Mango. From viral jackets to sophisticated jumpsuits and party dresses,, Mango is the ideal place to find something a Libra will adore.
Scorpio shares its ancient ruler, Mars, with Aries, another fiery sign. Scorpio’s love to bring out their wild side, so why not treat them to some bold make-up. H Beauty is home to hundreds of brands from Vieve to Huda Beauty and Charlotte Tilbury. Whether it’s a black kohl pencil to create a striking smokey eye or a kissable red carpet lipstick, you’ll find a gift that won’t disappoint.
Sagittarius is all about adventure and really values experiences. With a zest for trying something new, head for a date night at Flight Club. You and your Sagittarius partner can experience the excitement of Social Darts and fairground thrills in a beautiful bar that offers delicious food, show stopping cocktails, and a healthy dose of competition.
Capricorn is by far the most practical of all the signs, so it’s best to get something they’ll get a lot of use out of. Kartel combines the reliability and performance of modern watchmaking with Scottish heritage materials to craft something as luxurious as it is timeless. Find a watch your Capricorn will treasure forever.
Aquarius is the loveable eccentric of the Zodiac, very unique, and the hardest to buy for. These independent characters want to pick for themselves making the St James Quarter Gift Card the ideal present. Lucky gift card recipients can shop their favourite brands in the Quarter from & Other Stories to Zara, COS to Space NK, or use a gift card towards a dining experience in The Botanist, Bonnie & Wild and more.
Pisces love to care for others but are often guilty of neglecting themselves. Gift them some luxury skincare to encourage them to enjoy some me-time. Rituals collection of award-winning skincare items in uplifting and calming scents, all inspired by the wisdom and traditions of ancient Asian cultures, are the perfect choice.