How to Pick the Perfect Summertime Hostess Gift by Your Host’s Astrological Sign
You wouldn’t dare show up empty-handed, but your go-to hostess gift game (flowers, wine) could use a little work. After all, a great party deserves something more memorable than the standard corner-market bouquet, right? Next time, try consulting the stars. We’ve compiled our favorite selections, all according to astrological sign. Whether you’re attending a soiree thrown by a sultry Scorpio or letting loose with a lovely Libra, these finds will help secure your invite back.
Zoku Fish Popsicle Maker ($20): This unconventional sign is always amused by innovative new products. Make a big impression with these clever frozen treat molds in super fun sea critter (octopus, fish, shark, whale) shapes.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Ferme a Papier Purple Floral Year-Less Planner ($28): The soul-searchers of the Zodiac will adore the freeform nature of this planner. Bonus: there’s also blank and graph paper for random doodles and note taking.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Tattly Boardwalk Set ($15): Not everyone can successfully pull off a hot dog temporary tattoo. This outspoken sign, known for taking a style-related risk or two, just *might* be up for the challenge.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
The Laundress On the Spot Kit ($44): Practical Taureans will flip for this life-saving survival kit. From a fabric freshener to a stain removal bar, it includes everything one needs to remedy wardrobe woes in style.
Gemini (May 21 – June 21)
SunnyLife Beach Paddles ($26): Geminis get bored easily and *love* out-of-the-box ideas. Surprise this spunky sign with a gift that encourages a new hobby, like these splashy beach paddles.
Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
Hot Cakes S’Mores Kit ($33): Celebrate the Zodiac’s resident *softie* in the sweetest way possible with this delicious dessert kit. Your hostess will find everything she needs to create a gourmet spin on the campfire classic: six vanilla bean marshmallows, 12 buttery graham crackers and one big cold-smoked chocolate bar.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Knot & Bow Pretty Confetti ($4): Attention-loving Leos are always down for an impromptu celebration. Keep your pal ready for action with this single serving-sized bag of metallic rainbow confetti.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Kikkerland Beaded Ear Buds ($14): Detail-oriented Virgos appreciate the little things in life. They love any excuse to elevate boring, everyday items to the next level. Cater to their quirks with headphones that beg to be seen, like these jazzy, multi-colored bead buds.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Sriracha Bloody Mary Mix ($8): Happy and harmonious Libras love to keep the peace. Our favorite way to entertain a crowd? A bloody mary bar! Cayenne and Jalapeño peppers give this mix a spicy kick.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Paper Cutting book ($27): Scorpios love to expand their knowledge and learn new skills. This book, which features the work from 26 contemporary international artists including Rob Ryan, Thomas Allen and Nikki McClure, provides ample inspiration.
Sagittarius (November 11 – December 21)
Happy Jackson Travel Mug ($12): As the Zodiac’s token free spirit, Sagittarians have a constant case of wanderlust. Help keep your pal caffeinated on all of her jet-setting journeys with this cheery travel mug.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Anthropologie Polka Dot Pot Holders ($14): These pretty polka-dot pot holders are just the way to a practical Cap’s heart. We love that the fun print adds a little life to the everyday kitchen necessity.
What was the most creative hostess gift you’ve ever given? Share your top presents with us in the comments section below.