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The in-between weeks from January to February bring many beautiful things: the nascent promise of spring, love in the air (imagined or real), and, best of all, Aquarius season. Aquarians are dreamers and fantastically creative, lovers of all things whimsical, artistic, and inventive. So, finding them a birthday gift is, to be frank: delightful. From now until February 19, consider it your full-time job to shower this one-of-a-kind air sign with adoration.
Aquarians have singular tastes and wide-ranging passions. Most importantly, Aquarians value their community and relationships – so the gift you choose needs to reflect how much you know and care for them. Are you shaking in your boots? Fear not: read on.
Treats That Make Every Breakfast A Celebration, from $24
Any true Aquarian loves an indulgent pancake breakfast that revives a sense of childlike wonder: elevate their morning feast with west~bourne’s House Pancake and Waffle Mix ($11). It’s naturally gluten-free and can be made vegan or not, ideal for any Aquarian who either treats their body like a temple or hosts lots of brunch gatherings for people of all dietary preferences. Satisfy their experimental aspirations with Rainbo’s Forest Juice, a decadent Canadian maple syrup super-charged with Reishi, Chaga, and Turkey Tail mushrooms ($31), or go with the brand’s new Travel Kit ($70) for the free-spirited Aquarian who’s more often backpacking than waking up in their own bed. While we’re in our morning routine, why not throw in something a little wild for your free-spirited Aquarian? Like better-for-you birthday cake ($20) for breakfast?
The Aquarian you know is most likely to be brewing (or overpaying for) functional adaptogenic matcha lattes on the daily. Make their at-home morning ritual extra delicious – and simple – with a Starter Kit from Clevr Blends ($59) and a bulk supply of Táche’s Vanilla pistachio milk ($54). You will be responsible for two new beverage addictions, but isn’t that what friends and birthdays are for?
Bathing Rituals For The Water Bearers Of The Zodiac, from $30
While Aquarius is undoubtedly an air sign, it is visually represented by the Water Bearer, symbolizing the sign’s important role in bestowing spiritual growth and imagination unto the world. Beautiful, no? Honor this duality between air and water with some gifts that touch on both of the elements. Bathing Culture’s Mind And Body Wash ($35) and Big Dipper Mineral Bath ($30) make for the perfect bathing ritual, scented with natural essential oils and packaged in refillable rainbow glass for a gift that checks every box on an Aquarius’s wishlist.
Purify and pamper this airsign’s ether with a humidifier from Canopy ($150), ideally in a Lilac or subtle light Blue colorway, which any free-spirited Aquarian will love. While your Aquarius might already have a shoebox full of essential oils that they’ve collected over the years, there’s nothing better than a sleek contraption that both elevates the air they’re breathing and infuses it with a clean, light fragrance.
For The Architectural Digest Aquarius
Aquarius governs all things pertaining to technology, innovation, and humanitarian endeavors. At the same time, Aquarians have a unique design eye, curating a home that’s at once eclectic and uniquely their own. Satisfy each of these sectors with a beautiful light from Gantri, the brand leveraging 3D printing to minimize waste and bring unique lights from independent designers to your home. Each light is manufactured on-demand with proprietary plant polymers, so they’re as beautiful as they are environmentally sound.
For an item that’s less financially taxing but still reflects a great deal of care, browse Dusen Dusen and the MOMA Design Store for everything from tea towels to delicate technicolor glassware that will thrill and delight their aesthetic sensibilities.
Sure, Aquarians Are Humanitarians – But That Doesn’t Mean They Don’t Like Sparkly Things, Too, from $42
One of Aquarians’ most remarkable qualities is their innovative drive to change the world for the better. On their birthday, however, you’d be wise to remember that they love sparkly, shiny objects, too. For jewelry that’s as unique as this air sign, shop SVNR’s one-of-a-kind pearl and stone earrings and Susan Alexandra’s customizable charm jewelry. Throw in a hair accessory from Sandy Liang just because they’re so fabulous.
Encourage Their Curiosity: All Things Community-Oriented And Numinous, from $18
If you haven’t gotten the gist by now (or if you don’t already know from the Aquarian in your life), this sign leans towards the curious and experimental. Gift them a beautiful and playful jigsaw from Le Puzz if they’re game for a geometric brain teaser, or browse Taschen’s collection if they’re more of the fine art type.
For the Aquarian seeking to expand their mental wellness practice, gift a year ($150) or month ($12.50 / month) of membership to Open, a digital mindfulness studio teeming with daily programming that explores meditation, breathwork, music, and movement. For a gift that’s a bit more tangible, send them a Birthdate Book ($95), a complete astrological tome customized to their date of birth.
For Their Birthday (Or Any Day) Soirée, from $60
Never one to shy away from the experimental, your Aquarius will love mixing a mind-mellowing cocktail for their birthday party with AMASS’s Afterdream, a cannabis-infused non-alcoholic spirit made with bright and herbaceous California botanicals ($59.50). If they’re extending dry January and sustaining a natural Aquarian high, send them a pack of Ghia’s Le Spritz; go with the Lime and Salt, thank me later.
Get to gifting – and I’ll meet you back here next month to talk all things Pisces.