Looking at horoscopes isn’t just fun – it can be extremely helpful for picking out a gift for the friend, coworker, in-law and everyone in between. Since each of the 12 zodiac signs has certain predispositions or preferences, we’ve put together a list of giftable books that fit the bill for each one of your shopping list this holiday season. All you need to know is their birthday to order a gift that will be so them. Books make great gifts! Find a local indie bookstore to support this holiday season.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
An Aquarius is eccentric, rebellious and forward-thinking. These humanitarians care deeply for the planet and tend to be sensitive to the needs of others. Here are some great options for the passionate Aquarius in your life!
Some Kids Left Behind by Lila Nordstrom
For the 20th anniversary of 9/11 comes an awe-inspiring account of the schoolchildren poisoned by the toxic air left in the wake of the Twin Towers’ destruction and the survivor who fought for health care for them in front of Congress and against the odds.
Ask, Listen, Act by Luz Vega-Marquis
Beautifully written and filled with moving stories, Ask, Listen, Act explores the world of philanthropy from the perspective of someone who is at once an insider and an outsider, offering illuminating insights for all.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
For those on your shopping list who are a Pisces, gifts that appeal to their imagination and romantic nature will truly make them feel the magic of the season. Pisces tend to be highly sensitive, so don’t be alarmed if you catch them tearing up with their cozy new read this winter. Here are some new romance novels any Pisces will love this holiday season!
Protecting the lady by Amanda Radley
Lady Katherine Lovegrove is forty-something-ish in line to the throne and has lived a sheltered life until her father–a high profile judge–upsets the wrong people. She’s not exactly thrilled to need a full-time babysitter, uh, bodyguard, and is even less happy that Eve is an anti-monarchist who despises the upper class. If Eve had known she’d be protecting royalty, she’d never have taken the job, but as the threat to Lady Katherine’s life draws closer, she’ll do whatever it takes to save her and may just lose her heart in the process.
The Trials of Adeline Turner by Angela Terry
Thirty-three-year-old corporate attorney Adeline Turner has built her adult life around stability. Her professional life is thriving, but her personal life . . . not so much. Deep down she wants more, but finds it’s easier to brush aside her dreams and hide behind her billable hours. That is, until a new client and a chance encounter with her high school crush have her taking leaps she never planned. Suddenly, unadventurous, nose-to-the-grindstone Adeline finds herself moving across the country from her predictable life in Chicago to San Francisco, falling into messy romantic situations, and trying to unravel an office-sabotage plot before it ruins her career.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
For your Aries friend, books that support their ambitious attitude and entrepreneurship will make a lasting impression as they head into the new year full speed ahead. Here are some great options for the business-minded Aries in your life!
New Startup Mindset by Sandra Shpilberg
This provocative startup tale of success exposes Silicon Valley’s startup myths and sets forth a new approach for aspiring and current founders to build companies that make an impact.
The Phoenix Transformation by Brian Tracy
As we emerge from the pandemic, individuals of all kinds will be looking for ways to emerge “from the ashes” to reinvent themselves and emerge stronger. In The Phoenix Transformation readers will learn how to develop a rock-solid self-concept, get on the fast track to achieving their goals faster than they’ve ever dreamed possible, unlocking the secret to doubling brainpower and sharpening intuition, and so much more!
Taurus (April 20 – May 2)
For the laid-back Taurus (those born April 20 – May 2), go for something low-key. Taurus enjoy exploring the senses and see beauty in everything, which is why nature books will resonate well with this zodiac sign. Here are a couple new books that your nature loving friend will enjoy unwrapping this year!
Nature’s Hidden Charms by Liz Dean
Featuring folklore, symbology and practical rituals alongside ancient crafts and modern techniques, this beautifully illustrated book contains over 50 creative ways to use the gifts of the natural world to make charms, talismans, amulets, altars and much more. These natural offerings provide us with protection, good fortune and healing.
Fox & I by Catherine Raven
Fox and I, a New York Times Bestseller in 2021, is a poignant and remarkable tale of friendship, growth, and coping with inevitable loss–and of how that loss can be transformed into meaning. From an uncommon friendship with a wild fox, Catherine learned the single most important thing about loneliness: we are never alone when we are connected to the natural world. Friends, however, cannot save each other from the uncontained forces of nature.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Geminis love to stay busy and are constantly traveling and exploring the world around them. While you can’t go wrong with any kind of book for these avid readers, we’ve selected a couple great titles that give the gift of self-care and balance in their often chaotic, fast-paced life. Here are a couple of fun, trendy books that will also bring some LOL’s at this year’s holiday gathering!
Breathe Like A Badass by Hannah Jane Thompson
Hannah Jane Thompson is on a mission to help ambitious-but-anxious women banish patterns of self-sabotage. This down-to-earth guide teaches you how to start – and stick to – a non-mystical meditation habit (no chakras or chunks of rose quartz here, sorry) that will help calm anxiety, beat self-doubt, and build a focused, fulfilled and happy life.
Using scientifically proven mindfulness, meditation and self-reflection techniques, Hannah will help you turn your inner critic from b*tch to badass and create an emotional toolkit to use when life gets tough.
F*cks To Give by L. T. Jenness
Could your friend be feeling burned out from a busy 2021? This guided journal will help shift focus from giving up to gratitude and refueling the soul, one prompt at a time. With inspiring quotes and quick tips, tricks, and suggestions for maximizing all that latent gratitude, this book can make the most of even the sh*ttiest day.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
The nurturing Cancer on your list this season is highly-intuitive, so we’ve selected some popular books from 2021 that hone in on their curiosity of other people. Here are a couple of fun titles featuring modern magic that are all the buzz this holiday season!
Instant Magic Oracle by Semra Haksever
Whether you want some magic every day, or to dip in just now and again for some clarity, this is the book for you. Instant Magic is a fun, magical guide by expert witch Semra Haksever, to help navigate whatever life throws at you.
The Witch’s Yearbook by Clare Cogerty
Packed with information and inspiration, The Witch’s Yearbook boosts well-being, self-worth and happiness by tapping into the healing power of nature, the cycle of the seasons, the pull of the moon, the wisdom of ancient trees and forgotten paths, and the spiritual rewards of creativity.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
When people think of Leos, they might think of leaders and daring individuals. They’re warm-hearted and succeed at bringing different groups of people together with their confidence and adventurous spirit. Here are a couple of books with dramatic or relatable stories that will enthrall the Leo on your list.
L’Origine by Lilianne Milgrom
The riveting odyssey of one of the world’s most scandalous works of art.
In 1866, maverick French artist Gustave Courbet painted one of the most iconic images in the history of art: a sexually explicit portrait of a woman’s exposed genitals. Audaciously titled L’Origine du monde (The Origin of the World), the scandalous painting was kept hidden for a century and a half. Today, it hangs in the world-renowned Orsay Museum in Paris, viewed by millions of visitors a year.
Everything Harder Than Everyone Else by Jenny Valentish
A no-holds-barred, gonzo dive into the world of extreme behavior. From abstinence to ego, punishment to curiosity, obsession to reinvention, acclaimed journalist Jenny Valentish uncovers what drives those who push the limits of endurance.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgos have an eye for detail and a great sense of humanity. They prefer organization and practicality in their day to day life. Here’s a couple great organizational titles that the Virgo on your list will totally appreciate as they enter a new year!
How To Go Cutter Free by Caroline Jones
Virgos will LOVE this cute book that includes 100 clear and simple decluttering tips. It’s an easy guide to help tidy the home, mind and life and replace mess and confusion with calm and clarity.
Grow Your Gratitude by Janine Wilburn
Bringing peace and positivity, this guided journal includes thought-provoking questions and prompts to fill in every day, with fun activities for more interaction on the good days and written gratitude statements to read for the harder days. There are also inspirational quotes sprinkled throughout to guide your journey through the book, plus a list of recommended readings at the back.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Since Libra’s lean heavily in the indecisive category, selecting their next book will be a gift in itself! You can’t go wrong with a classic for this romantic soul. Here are a couple of our favorite classic novels from 2021!
Anne Of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
With foil on the cover and fresh full-color art from Jamie Green, this adaptation of L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables is a tale of belonging and home. For readers of all ages, this book is a classic selection that can be passed down throughout generations.
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
The perfect gift for a curious mind. When Lemuel Gulliver, a ship’s surgeon, sets off on the high seas in search of adventure, things never seem to go quite according to plan. Through a series of disasters and misadventures, he finds himself cast upon strange islands whose inhabitants are of the most unusual size, and the most confusing philosophies.
Gulliver’s Travels has been loved by many generations of readers for almost 300 years, and the telling of the misfortunes and pleasures of its eponymous hero is one of Jonathan Swift’s most enduring legacies.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpios, one of the most determined signs who are fuelled to success by passion, which typically makes them career driven. Scorpios are constantly plotting several steps ahead. Here are some books to gift this season that will give Scorpios the step ahead in the new year!
The Long Game by Dorie Clark
It’s no secret that we’re pushed to the limit. Today’s professionals feel rushed, overwhelmed, and perennially behind. So we keep our heads down, focused on the next thing, and the next, without a moment to breathe. In The Long Game, Clark argues for a different path, doing small things over time to achieve our goals–and being willing to keep at them, even when they seem pointless, boring, or hard.
How to Think: Tactical Thinking Puzzles by Charles Philips
Learn how to think in ways that will help keep you one step ahead, while completing enjoyable brain-training puzzles. Debating skills, sound logical reasoning and thinking outside the box are all examined, bringing you a new understanding of tactics, strategy and decision-making.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Optimistic, intellectual, and honest – Sagittarius are always on the hunt for stimulating adventures and travel that brings them to unique destinations around the world. From mentally stimulating to contributing to their travel itch, here are a couple options to consider for the adventurous Sagittarius on your shopping list this holiday season!
The Passenger by Chaney Kwak
In March 2019, the Viking Sky cruise ship was struck by a bomb cyclone in the North Atlantic. Rocked by 50-foot swells and 40-knot gales, the ship lost power and began to drift straight toward the notoriously dangerous Hustadvika coast in Norway. This is the suspenseful, harrowing, funny, touching story by one passenger who contemplated death aboard that ship.
The Great Mental Models by Rhiannon Beaubien & Shane Parrish
Solve problems. Think with clarity. Achieve your goals. The secret to better decision-making is learning things that won’t change. Mastering a small number of versatile concepts with broad applicability enables you to rapidly grasp new areas, identify patterns, and understand how the world works. Don’t waste your time on knowledge with an expiry date – focus on the fundamentals. The Farnam Street latticework of mental models gives you the durable cognitive tools you need to avoid problems and make better decisions.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Hardworking, ambitious and patient – Capricorns deserve the best gift this holiday season, and not one that counts as a birthday gift too! Capricorns embrace their independence and are masters of self-control, which makes them excellent at starting their own business and achieving their entrepreneurship goals. Here are a couple of gifting options to consider for a Capricorn this year!
Compassionate Leadership by Rasmus Hougaard & Jacqueline Carter
With rich examples from Netflix, IKEA, Unilever, and many other global companies, as well as practical tools and advice for leaders and managers at any level, Compassionate Leadership is an indispensable guide to doing the hard work of leadership in a human way.
Little Red Book of Selling by Jeffrey Gitomer
Salespeople hate to read. That’s why The Little Red Book of Selling is short, sweet, and to the point. It’s packed with answers that people are searching for in order to help them make sales for the moment―and the rest of their lives.