Unique Gift Ideas for Travelers, Based on Their Zodiac Signs
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So, when looking for a gift for the well-seasoned traveler, it may prove difficult to find something that they'll deem worthy of taking up precious suitcase space on their next trip. And, while you may be confident you know the needs of that jet-setter in your life, how can you be sure you’ll find something that they not only need, but actually want?
If you know the date they were born, you’re in luck: their astrological sign may reveal more about them than you realize, and go a long way in the search for a gift that’s the perfect fit. For example, while something luxurious would be ideal for a Taurus, that would certainly not fly for a rough-and-tumble Aries.
To spare you the trouble of endlessly searching for that gotta-have-it gift, we went ahead and paired every zodiac sign with the item they'll be forever grateful for.
Capricorn (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Known for being hard workers, Capricorns are practical beings with an innate need to feel secure and aware of their surroundings. Make your traveler feel much more at ease by giving them an anti-theft backpack with a unique exterior that camouflages a ton of features to ward off pickpockets, like hidden zippers and cut-proof fabrics. And, with a waterproof exterior, this backpack can stand up to even the harshest of weather, no matter where on the map it ends up.
To buy: uncommongoods.com, $95
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
With a fierce independent streak, Aquarians will love a gift that allows them to adventure unhindered by mundane, everyday chores. A portable laundry system will get their clothes cleaned efficiently in minutes, meaning they have more time to explore a new place. It may seem like a practical choice for your friend who thrives on fun, but they’ll thank you after putting it to good use over and over again.
To buy: amazon.com, $50
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
When considering a present for a Pisces traveler, keep in mind that no matter where they’re headed, they’ll ultimately wind up wanting to sit back, relax, and unwind, as it’s in their nature to do so. What better way to take in a new surrounding than by doing so with your feet up? This camping hammock is easy to set up, lightweight, and incredibly comfortable — and it does double duty as a tent.
To buy: amazon.com, $230
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Motivated and energetic, a traveling Aries is guaranteed to want to go where the action is. Whether they’re on a hiking adventure or trekking for miles in a new city, Luna performance sandals will get them wherever the wind — and their mood — take them.
To buy: lunasandals.com, $115
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
While vacationing may be exactly what a Taurus enjoys most, traveling to their destination can sometimes be less than pleasant. Indulge the person who appreciates the finer things in life with an embroidered silk eye mask, which will make jet-setting feel borderline indulgent (even if the ticket doesn’t read "First Class").
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $50
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Geminis love a good time and crave a life of fun and adventure, so a portable bluetooth speaker couldn’t be more perfect for this sign’s travels. Waterproof and compact, traveling with this speaker is surprisingly easy, and its crisp and clear sound will just about guarantee a crowd of new friends wherever you take it.
To buy: amazon.com, from $68
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
With a tendency to wear their emotions on their sleeves, Cancers need a way to express what they're feeling throughout their journeys. A travel journal will allow a Cancer to jot down everything they come across on their adventures — and treasure those memories for years to come. A soft, pliable leather cover makes it easy to throw in a carry-on, too.
To buy: amazon.com, $16
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
A larger-than-life Leo craves the limelight, and, when traveling, it’s important for them to impress friends and family back home with stories of their journeys. A picture is worth a thousand words, as they say, and this portable HP photo printer connects to a phone or tablet and makes it easy to print out excellent quality travel photos from anywhere.
To buy: amazon.com, $130
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Choosing logic and practicality over any form of spontaneity, a Virgo will love something for their travels that is useful and convenient. A Logitech travel keyboard that connects with their iPad allows for easy research whenever they’re on the go, and its no-fuss design is a sleek addition to their arsenal of tech gadgets.
To buy: amazon.com, from $120
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Libras prefer to lead a breezy life — they love to keep things balanced, easy-going, and stress-free. The Rolo Travel Bag is basically made for this astrological sign, with multiple functions that make living on-the-go simpler. Perfect for minimalist traveling, it’s essentially a portable closet that compresses and rolls your wardrobe for convenient transport. Whether the Libra in your life is backpacking, road-tripping, or hopping a flight, this travel bag will be their new best friend.
To buy: amazon.com, $45
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Always self-reliant, Scorpios try hard to keep everything in control — even when they’re traveling. Put their mind at ease with a Wi-Fi enabled video doorbell, which will allow them to see, speak to, and hear anyone who comes to their doorstep. This gadget also has live streaming, so your Scorpio traveler can check in on their property whenever they have some downtime during their adventures.
To buy: amazon.com, $100
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Exploring is in a Sagittarian’s nature, and their strong desire to capture the world makes them ideal world travelers. Allow them to document their journeys through photography, where they can create unique photos right from their phone. The Olloclip lens attaches to a phone and can be used in three different ways (fisheye, super-wide, and macro), meaning one destination can yield an endless amount of treasured photos.
To buy: amazon.com, $60