Father’s Day Gift Guide by Sign

Kelli Fox

It depends upon the man and his personal tastes, but also on the stars. Fathers are hard to buy gifts for as it is, they’ve either already got one or they don’t want one. Rarely, will they say, “You know I really need a good…” So we need insight, a way to seek out that perfect gift for Dad. We all want to buy a gift he will really enjoy and will actually use! Who knows, maybe Dad wants a salad shooter, new tool set or another weed popper, but perhaps a quick look at Dad’s Zodiac sign will give us the insight we need to find Dad a gift that will really surprise and delight him.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)

A passionate Aries seeks excitement, the ram is always on the go, whether it’s business or pleasure. A new phone or a gym membership, Aries wants the tools to make themselves better. A competitive spirit combined with an independent nature, means Aries enjoys gifts for them alone. Their overt optimism leaves the gift options wide-open, flying lessons, computer software or a new notebook. Just remember with their underlying insecurity Aries might take an expensive gift as a challenge, so don’t over buy.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)

Taurus has a taste for quality and loves to be pampered. They like to go along their own way rejecting advice from outsiders, so New Age philosophy books probably aren’t a good choice. Taurus isn’t really stubborn, they just like doing things their own way, but if your Dad is a Taurus, you already know that. Taurus’s enjoys good food, so maybe gift certificates for a restaurant you’re sure, Dad will enjoy. Go with the flow, Taurus likes what they like and don’t like what they don’t like, you can’t change them, don’t try. A Taurus Dad would prefer a practical tie to an electronic gizmo or a toy. Quality and practical, pretty much says it all.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)

With the twins of Gemini, at least you have a choice of whom to buy for. The energetic on the go Gemini or the witty, intellectual Gemini, both relish their independence. Gemini’s have been known to be superficial, find a gift which feeds that vanity and is “easy-peasey.” What does Dad love, besides you? What stimulates that clever mind of his? How about a grab bag of several gifts, perhaps to feed his many interests; maybe something fun and something challenging. Always making sure your gift is a lot of fun, but not too challenging, lest their restless nature make them put it down moving on to the next challenge.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)

Cancer is complex, filled with contradictions. On the one hand they have a strong drive and are self-sufficient. On the other hand they are people who need people. They need to be involved in planning activities and can be temperamental and moody. They have fragile egos, so the gift of a diet book could be easily misunderstood. They won’t appreciate a funny card or a gag gift, their need to be loved requires gifts of reassurance, gifts which make them feel loved, even if it’s just a sincere card with a personal note.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)

Leo’s enjoy the new and exciting, almost as much as they love quality. They have wonderful taste which might make them a bit selective about clothing, but who love a quality bottle of wine? Leo’s are larger than life and require a gift which fits that requirement. They love being the center of attention, give them that gift which makes them the center of attention and they will be happy. Or you could tap into Leo’s more sensitive nature, by giving them something of home and hearth as personal thanks, say perhaps framed family pictures or mementos.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)

The analytical nature of Virgo points to caution, they like to think things through before acting on them. They want all the details first, so surprise theater tickets might not be a good gift choice. Virgo’s have a tendency to over analyze things, they try to bring order from chaos, this service sign is a builder and an organizer, give them those tools which most fits these traits and they will love it. Because a Virgo probably won’t give you any hints, you must use your powers of deduction and years of experience to crack their precise nature.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)

Libra and luxury go hand in hand, they like people and nice décor. Because Libra has a scale as it’s sign, it is all about balance. Libra might like a new set of patio furniture or new barbecue, if they don’t have to put it together. They have mastered the art of relationships, so don’t try to out think them, because they’re diplomatic and so enjoy harmony which means almost any gift will be found acceptable. So you must look for some secret passion of theirs, something which appeals to their spirit of adventure get them something they would never buy for themselves.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)

Scorpio’s are the most misunderstood of signs because of their intensity and contradictions. They are very aware of situations, deductive in their thoughts making them difficult to surprise. They like control, sky diving or bungy jumping aren’t good candidates for a Scorpio Father’s Day gift. A mystery novel or a telescope might appeal to their mind, but a weekend getaway with someone special will appeal to their passion.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)

With Sagittarius it is all about adventure and excitement. They have an outgoing nature and inner sense of themselves. Buy them a toy, they’ll love it, buy them a book and they’ll love that too. Any gift which pricks their sense of whimsy or their inner sense of learning is welcomed. They are explorers on the road to adventure and any adventure is a good one, provided it doesn’t take too long. How about anything rare or interesting, from art museums to amusement parks?

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)

Capricorn is both responsible and resourceful; a spirit of independence compels them to do things by themselves. Because they are generally ambitious planners, a spur of the moment get-together probably won’t appeal to them. They enjoy leading a structured life. A Capricorn doesn’t want to do anything which might make them look foolish in public, like wearing a funny hat at a restaurant. Capricorns love to be in charge and need structure to feel comfortable. Let Dad pick out the restaurant and let Dad choose the time. A nice conventional Father’s day gift will make this Dad very happy.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)

Aquarius is the water bearer who gives and shares life, beneath an unemotional exterior is a selfless giver. They’re always looking for intellectual stimulation and always willing to try something new. A new book or a new or a new restaurant with the operative word being “new”. Appeal to an Aquarian Dad’s individual sense of style, Aquarians are inquisitive so find out where Dad is going and get him something for his journey. Their love is for the cerebral and not the physical, any gift which excites their mind will be a good one.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)

For a Pisces with their selflessness and their compassion, when they say, “no really, you shouldn’t have,” they mean it. They feel bad when they cause others to spend time and money on them. Pisces swim in deep water and so can be mysterious or hard to figure out emotionally. They enjoy helping others so much, they’d prefer letting someone else pick the restaurant as it allows them to feel better while also letting them off the hook. Still waters run deep; a gift to help others is a gift a Pisces Dad would love. Perhaps something like jumper cables or a bird feeder, a gift that gives to those who enjoy giving.

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