There’s always that one relative or friend you have to rack your brains about in terms of what to get them for Christmas. How do you give something to someone who appears to have everything? Remember, it's the gesture that counts, so find something that really touches their heart.
Aries may be gung-ho and adventurous but they have a hidden mystical streak that yearns for nirvana. An incense burner, a special yoga mat or framed photograph of a mountain sunset will help them tap into the part of themselves that matters most.
Taurus undoubtedly already has tons of sensuous body lotions and boxes of gourmet chocolates, so aim for what will please their desire for adventure. A living-on-the-edge travel book, an explorer’s autobiography or a brand-new videogame will allow them to show their skills and win.
Every holiday, Gemini tends to receive books, gizmos and communication tools, but what they really need are private pampering tools. Go for the to-die-for lotions, face creams and bath salts and they’ll be uncharacteristically speechless -- and thrilled.
Though Cancer tends to get items for the kitchen every year, what they really need are presents that feed their minds -- books, brain-stretching games, a subscription to National Geographic or something comparable.
Leo usually gets the bling but what they really yearn for is a sentimental memento of the past -- a framed photograph of their childhood, their family tree beautifully decorated or a piece of antique jewelry that reminds them of their mom.
Virgo smiles sweetly but sighs inwardly when they get the usual practical presents. What they’d really adore is something outrageously flamboyant just for them -- the ultimate in frivolity.
Libra is known for their expensive tastes, but what they often miss out on are the down-to-earth presents that no one thinks to give. An electric screwdriver, a kitchen gizmo or a cordless car cleaner will be very well received.
Scorpio resonates sexiness, so they tend to get lingerie and bedroom items as gifts. What they miss out on are light, bright presents; brilliantly colored silk scarves, a huge box of special teas or a bottle of champagne will make them sparkle.
Sagittarius tends to live much of their life in a flurry of enthusiasm, so they appreciate anything that pulls them down into their deeper, grounded self. Something discreet and very sexy will fit their bill whether it's lingerie, books or DVDs.
Capricorn will be stocked up on traditional scarves, ties and the like, so they need an outrageous present that reminds them there is more to life than respectability, appearances and work. Nudge them into an adventure with an exotic holiday tale -- or an impromptu weekend away.
Aquarius is used to receiving weird books and wild accessories as presents, but what they don’t often get are traditional gifts. Aim for normal -- even a practical gizmo for the house, car or garden. They’ll be delighted in its simplicity!
Pisces is a lover of music, film and photography, but less so of gifts that might go against their aesthetic. They secretly like to be associated with good causes, so giving them a donation to a worthy charity might be just their thing.