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After the fervor of Hanukkah, Christmas, and general holiday gifting, shopping for the perfect birthday present might sound like a particularly torturous version of Groundhog’s Day. While the Sagittarius in your life might be used to a combined holiday-birthday gift, Capricorn season stands on its own – and it’s already in full swing, until January 19.
Known for their detail-oriented drive and ambition; passion for organization; and disciplined, practical life outlook, the Capricorn you love won’t be thrilled by frivolous gifts that serve little purpose. It’s time to get serious – and strategic. Follow our thoughtfully curated birthday gift guide for the Capricorn in your life, and secure your spot in their 5-year-plan in no time.
A Planner Designed Precisely For Their Needs And Tastes, price varies
The Capricorn you know is most likely to maintain a pristine bullet journal, carefully notated to manage their many tasks, goals, and appointments (and maybe even their schedule on an hourly basis). Give them the gift of the year with a new 2022 planner, notebook, or desk calendar from Papier, which you can customize for their (very particular) tastes. Your Capricorn might go crazy for the leather monogram notebook – speaking from experience, as a Capricorn rising myself, who is drooling over this timeless choice.
Classic Jewelry – With A Modern Twist, price varies
Capricorns are the astrological equivalent of a strand of pearls: practical, timeless, and polished, with a keen eye for enduring quality. Gift them a piece of jewelry that’s up to their luxe and chic standards, like a Tennis Bracelet from Noémie (from $1980), or a more understated Paperclip Chain from Verlas ($385). If your Capricorn is more of a fashion statement-maker or leans towards an edgy look, you can’t go wrong with any of the handmade pearl jewelry (price varies) – be it a choker or a bracelet – from Justine Clenquet, a small brand based in France.
A Sleek And Pragmatic Bag, from $225
As we jump into the busy-ness of a new year, your Cap might be in need of a practical accessory refresh. For keeping their laptop, planner, journal, and every other item they’ll need for a packed lifestyle of meetings and activities completely organized and protected, gift them a chic and high-quality bag from Troubadour. Whether they’re into a lightweight leather or an option packed with pockets, you’ll find the perfect choice for the Capricorn you adore.
Nourishment Delivered To Your Door, from $75
Capricorns are busy bees, but that doesn’t mean they’re not also focused on their health. In fact, Caps are probably already setting a litany of health-oriented goals for the new year, whether it’s diving into a new pilates protocol or vowing to cook more healthy meals at home. Simplify their meal times with a custom gift box from Daily Harvest ($75). Or, if they’re more of the luxe superfoodie type, a one-week program from Sakara (price varies).
The Perfect Athleisure That Does It All (Really), from $44
As they’re developing a new workout plan for the new year, your Capricorn is also likely on the lookout for a workout wardrobe refresh – one that can take them from a power walk to a power lunch with just a change of shoes and a jacket. Look no further than Reformation’s sleek Bella Ecomove Active Dress ($98), or Girlfriend Collective’s Paloma or Lola Dresses (both on sale now for just $44). If your Capricorn leans more country club-chic, try the Coco Terry Tennis Dress from Gil Rodriguez ($115).
The Pan (Or Pot) That Does It All, from $145
The Always Pan ($145) and Perfect Pot ($165) from Our Place will thrill any sign, but it seems that they were practically engineered to satisfy Capricorns. Not only do they earn points for convenience and versatility, replacing the need for most other stovetop cookware, but they’re also both ridiculously easy to clean – ideal for an action-oriented Capricorn who doesn’t have the time for an involved clean-up process, but who also can’t live with a messy kitchen. Bonus points for maintaining a Capricorn’s streamlined aesthetic: both the Pan and Pot are beautiful enough to leave out, becoming a seamless part of their kitchen decor.
Treats That Pack A Nutrient-Dense Punch, from $45
Because the Capricorn in your life is likely all work and little play, they might need a birthday reminder to indulge. Treats that enable them to enjoy – while still packing a nutritious punch – are sure to please. Send them some adaptogen-boosted, birthday specialty cookie dough from Deux ($45), Le Works from Ghia ($78), or the delicious Chocolate Cake bar from Honey Mama’s ($24), and remind your Cap that they deserve a little (or a lot) of sweetness in the coming year!
Elegant Dinnerware For Their Exquisite Taste, price varies
Capricorns are notorious champions of a classic and perfectly executed dinner party. Elevate their hosting game with a few pieces (or a complete ceramic set) from Year & Day, our favorite SF-based brand making it easy to set a table you love. Whether they’re in need of flatware, glassware, or an upgrade on their full plateware situation, Year & Day has the perfect pick for your discerning Cap.
For Pristine Nails (And Self-Care), $50
The Capricorn you love likely always maintains a perfect manicure – or yearns for one – in spite of their packed schedule. Pamper them with a kit from Bare Hands, which has developed its own “Dry Gloss Manicure,” an at-home nail care kit designed to nourish and strengthen the nails for a healthy, shiny, and natural look. Bestow your busy Capricorn with the stunning Bare Hands Gift Set for a present that will remind them of the importance of self-care and slowing down.
Get to gifting – and we’ll meet you back here with more time to spare for Aquarius season next month.