Come Christmas and the first thought that occurs to mind is Santa Clause knocking on the door with a hamper
full of gifts. There is no denying we love to receive them, but there is equally no denying that we also
love to give gifts to our near and dear ones on Christmas. While receiving gifts is easy, as you don't have
to apply your mind to it, giving a gift can give you sleepless nights in the run-up to Christmas. It is the
selecting part which is the most difficult. Ganesha makes it easy by suggesting things that you can give
based on the Sun Signs of your beloved ones to whom you wish to gift things. As the suggestions are based on
the general personality traits of the receiver of gifts, you can rest assured, if you go by these
suggestions, that the person at the receiving end is bound to love your gift.
Aries : Being
thoroughly materialistic, these Rams love to receive gifts. They will appreciate almost anything that you
gift them, but there are some things they love more. They love the colour red, ruled, as they are, by Mars.
Almost anything you give in red colour will thrill them – a decorative wall hanging, sparkling jewellery,
shoes, a piece of furniture, a table lamp with a red shade, or even a red patterned football for the
The pragmatic Bulls, they love sensuality and luxury. Ruled by Venus, they like it when you shower them with
love as well as material objects, as long as the item was not bought at a cut-price shop. They also love to
dine out, so taking them out for a candle-lit dinner would not be a bad idea this Christmas. They also
appreciate anything that will make them feel cosy and warm – a luxurious fleece jacket, a soft woollen
blanket, or even a box of fine chocolates.
Gemini : These Twins, they are
ruled by Mercury, and are thoroughly down to earth. They will rarely ever look at the price tag of the gift
you give them, but will appreciate it more if it has a utilitarian value, such as a train ticket and a
travel guide if they are planning a trip in the Christmas vacation. They are also great communicators, so
give them a dongle with unlimited usage quota any day, so that they can stay connected to their near and
dear ones on social networking sites 24/7.
Cancer : Ruled by the Moon, these
Crabs are moody and sensitive. They are very meticulous housekeepers, and love to take care of and pamper
their family members. So they would love to be pampered in return, wouldn't they? The ideal gifts for them
would be home appliances – coffee makers, microwave ovens, delicate china dinner sets. But you need not go
for just kitchen appliances. They would also love to receive plush bath fittings of the finest quality.
The manner of giving is as important as the gift. Ruled by the Sun, the Lions want to be the cynosure of all
eyes, so while giving the gift, you need to the make the occasion real big, and make sure the Lion is at the
centre of it. Moreover, they consider themselves connoisseurs of art and fine jewellery. High quality
accessories, such as bracelets, ear-rings, a gemstone studded comb, etc. make ideal gifts for them. Lace
them with words of love and affection. And see the magic!
These Virgins, ruled by Mercury, are earthy, intellectuals, meticulous and generally cool as
cucumbers. Apart from the gift, tastefully wrapped, the message it carries holds a lot of weight. They are
very gracious recipients, but they are also sticklers for etiquette. Perfection is the key word for them, so
select a perfect and suitable dress for them. A wrist watch, or a collage of their own images, or a
self-improvement book would also make good gifts for them.
Libra : Ruled by Venus, the
Scales, as their symbolic name suggests, love balance in everything they do, give or take. They also tend to
love beauty and comfort. They spend much of their time seeking peace and harmony, so that they can beat the
stress of routine life. They love music, and if you need to give a Christmas gift to a Libra, pick up the
latest album of their favourite singer, and they will adore you forever. You may also take them out for a
movie or a dinner.
The Scorpios are ruled by Mars, are philosophical and have a very strong will-power. They love
mysteries or puzzles. Whether they skim through the morning newspaper or not, you will surely find them
doing the crossword puzzle or the Sudoku. If it is a book you must give them, pick up a Sherlock Holmes.
Since they are themselves seductive by nature, they enjoy anything sexy. They love dark colours like maroon,
brown and black. You can win their hearts with a Black Forest.
The Archer, ruled by Jupiter, are fiery, imaginative, and yet they have a distinct streak of
pragmatism running through them. They love to socialise, and therefore they party hard. They like to spend
their time playing outdoor games, which opens a vast array of gifts that you can give them. You could buy
them a cricket bat, a tennis racquet, or a box of Yonex shuttle-cocks. The Archers also love to travel, so
taking them out to an exotic locale is not a bad idea.
The Goats are ruled by Saturn. They are resourceful, realistic, practical and blunt. They love the
creature comforts of life. They would fall for anything soft and warm, such as a thick quilt or sofa
pillows. However, they are simple at heart, and would rather go for something which has a utility value,
rather than something they would have to keep as a show-piece and merely dust it every morning. You might
also like to spend some quality time with them, as you know they love it.
The Water Carriers, ruled by Saturn, are shy, sensitive, intelligent and cool people. They also have a lot
of creative talents. When buying something for them for a Christmas gift, don't rush to the nearest gift
shop. You need to think and give them something unusual which will satiate their curiosity, such as a
telescope, or creativity, such as a box of oil paints. A gift coupon for an aromatherapy centre, or a
beautiful crystal ring, too, would be good ideas.
Pisces : The Fish, ruled by
Jupiter, are a watery Sign. They are sensitive, timid, and sympathetic. Since they are also very imaginative
and creative, anything which would fulfil these tendencies would be more than welcome. They are also
romantic souls, and spirituality has a strong appeal for them. They appreciate beautiful things, not
necessarily expensive things. Give them a bouquet of flowers or a hand-made wall-hanging to win their