Chart of the Signs of the Zodiac with Venus, Cupid, and a Bishop Saint (detail). Hans Baldung (German, 1484/5–1545). Hand-colored woodcut; 4 ½” x 3 9/16”. The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1960 (60.576.13)
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A Gift Guide for Every Zodiac Sign

The Met Store has unexpected gifts for those of every sign in the zodiac

The first snowflake of the season has fallen. You might have heard Christmas songs playing everywhere in the city. You might have already seen the presentation of The Met’s Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche in the Met Medieval Sculpture Hall. You might even have window-shopped a few stores in Times Square. All this points to one thing: The holiday season is fast approaching, and you will need some gifts for your friends and family. 

Below, we have tailored a selection of gifts for the most unpredictable of Aries to ultra-flexible Libras. We are here to help you find the most original gifts to appeal to all zodiac signs.

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

Sagittariuses’ birthdays are just around the corner. As outdoor enthusiasts, they might have already started planning their next adventures for Winter Break. To upgrade that Sagittarius adaptability and flexibility in nature, The Met Store recommends art-inspired outdoor and packing supplies.

 

For indoor Sagittarius types, grace their rooms by paintings of famous artists who share this sign, Paul Klee and Adolf Dehn

 

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

Disciplined, ambitious, and determined, Capricorns are business-savvy and always in need of professional essentials to fit their corporate game. Upgrade Capricorns’ office life to an artful level with ties, pens, and notebooks inspired by The Met collection.

 

Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

The Aquairian curiosity for new experiences leads them to explore quirky technology and gadgets. Building this strobe light with a spinning pattern while learning about basic electronics would be quite entertaining for any Aquarius.

 

At The Met Store, you can also find collections inspired by Louis C. Tiffany, an Aquarius who used his unique aesthetic to create never-ending artistic innovations.

 

Pisces (February 19–March 20)

Pisces are known for their dreamy, sentimental, gentle, and kind personalities. Their connections with the mythological siren often give them extraordinary musical talents. At The Met Store, you will find products inspired by Salvador Dalí and Piet Mondrian, two brilliant Pisces artists, as well as jewelry and stationery that reflect Pisces’ romantic tastes.

 

Aries (March 21–April 19)

Aries’ courageous and spontaneous nature makes it difficult to find something perfect for them, so it’s important to get some thoughtful gifts that they really need. Covering over 300 years of looks, this dress diary could be the ideal solution to Aries’ unpredictable style every day.

 

Additionally, gifts inspired by evergreen paintings are never the wrong choice, especially when your Aries friends share the same sign with one of the greatest of the post-Impressionists, Vincent van Gogh.

Left: Van Gogh Artist Planter, $20. Middle: Van Gogh Irises Teapot, $58. Right: Van Gogh Magnets, $18.

 

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

Always pursuing comfort and the finer things, Tauruses stand out for their endless interests in material objects. To satisfy this comfort-seeking sign’s taste for extravagance, we highlight a series of home-decor items and quality jewelry.

 

Gemini (May 21–June 20)

Born as brilliant communicators and gifted artists, Geminis enjoy expressing their feelings through creative work. This holiday season, The Met Store features a range of art supplies and quick-witted accessories that complement Geminis’ versatile lifestyle.

 

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

Represented by the crab, a type of animal that cares about the sense of home and safety, Cancers are self-conscious, sensitive, and mindful. To pick the right gift for this water sign, it’s key is to underscore personal connections. Whether that means emphasizing their bonds with peer Cancer artists (Frida Kahlo, Edgar Degas, Gustav Klimt, and others) or their connections with friends, we’ve got you covered.

 

Leo (July 23–August 22)

As leaders of social interaction, Leos demonstrate great responsibilities while paying a lot of attention to their looks at the same time. This characteristic is associated with The Met’s medieval Unicorn in Captivity, which depicts a mythical creature that signifies authority and centeredness . 

 

Among many talented Leo artists, Andy Warhol is one of the most well-known. Check out this artist mug featuring the face of the Pop Art pioneer. 

 

Virgo (August 23–September 22)

Virgos are known as the perfectionists of the zodiac. They are not only rational but also productive and get work done. While gazing at an elegant artwork, Virgos usually focus more on the science behind the work instead of being amazed by pure beauty. Here at The Met Store, we offer a wide range of science-inspired gifts that will quench Virgos’ thirst for knowledge.

 

Libra (September 23–October 22)

Equilibrium is the bedrock of all Libras. Represented by the scales, Libras are very organized and seek balance and harmony on all occasions. They allocate much energy to maintain healthy friendships and orderly living environment. This holiday, we handpick art pieces that suggest symbols of equilibrium and quality of life.

 

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

Scorpio is an emotional water sign, and they’re always up for intensity and new sensations. Appeal to Scorpios’ love of thrills with gifts inspired by Hokusai’s The Great Wave at Kanagawa. Depicting the great force of formidable, claw-like waves, this painting utterly resonates with Scorpios’ watery nature as well as their love of adventure.

 

At The Met Store, our collections influenced by fellow Scorpio artists and muses, such as Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Anna Wintour, and others.

 

 

 

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