We usually look to our horoscopes to settle matters of the heart or career crises, but astrology can help us better
understand our familial bonds, too.
As Mother's Day approaches, we thought we'd turn to the stars for a little extra guidance on what to give mom this year. And no, the celestial powers that be do
not recommend giving her yet another candle.
You may spend all year showing your mom love, but Mother's Day is an excuse to pull out all the stops. Whether your mom is a no-nonsense Virgo or an imaginative Pisces, you can bet she loves knowing how much you appreciate her. And if that appreciation comes in the form of a lovely present, all the better.
Ahead, we've selected the best types of gifts for your mom, no matter what her sign is. If you don't totally agree with our recommendations, try
consulting her moon sign or her rising (ascendant) sign instead.
Your Aries mother is full of stories from her wild youth as a tastemaker and trendsetter. Keep her feeling ahead of the pack with an up-to-date gadget that will wow her current circle of pals.
Our pick: This pair of bluetooth earbuds is sweat-proof and, just like mom, effortlessly stylish. Jaybird
, $149.95, available at
Taurus mothers have a flair for finery few can match — and they aren't afraid of a splurge or two. Your mom loves small touches that elevate the feel of a room.
Our pick: Your mom will love displaying this edgy — but totally luxe — book of Alexander McQueen's designs on her coffee table. The Metropolitan Museum Of Art
, $50.00, available at
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If your mom's a Gem, you know a quick phone call can turn into an hour-long update. Gemini moms are conversation enthusiasts (read: kind of chatty) and crave new topics to discuss. If there's a page-turner out there she hasn't consumed and dissected yet, it's only a matter of time.
Our pick: Subscribe your mom to Audible and give her access to thousands of titles to listen to. Audible
, $90.00, available at
For how much Cancer moms feather their nests (and dote over their children), they don't spend much time on themselves — but that doesn't mean they don't
want to treat themselves. Give your mom a luxurious fragrance or bath set that she'd never pick up for herself.
Our pick: This fresh, floral perfume is simultaneously edgy and comforting — an everyday classic in the making. Jo Malone London
, $130.00, available at
Leos love to entertain, so your Lionness mom is very likely a hostess with the mostess. She can always use a new bar set or hors d'oeuvres plate to up her dinner party game.
Our pick: This set of cheese knives and cutting board is subtly chic and made to last. Williams Sonoma
, $99.95, available at
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Virgo moms are constantly on the go, committing to new projects and volunteering to help those in need. Simply put, your mom doesn't have time for a fussy gift.
Our pick: A simple-yet-unique piece of jewelry is perfect for your mom (and the natural wood details will appeal to her Earth mother mentality). madewell x maslo
, $58.00, available at
It's no secret that Libras have a bit of a romantic streak, and that can translate to a love of poetry. Even if she's never mentioned it to you before, your mom just may have a thirst for some verse.
Our pick: Natalie Shapero's new poetry collection covers challenging subjects with wit and honesty. Oh, did we mention one of those subjects is motherhood? Copper Canyon Press
, $16.00, available at
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Your Scorpio mom's style definitely skews "cool" — but never "young." She has a wicked sense of humor and a penchant for the darker side of life, so nothing dainty will do.
Our pick: This ring is tough as nails without looking like it came from Hot Topic. It's sure to appeal to your mom's punk side. Leviticus Jewelry
, $270.00, available at
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Sag moms have an unbridled energy that's only matched by their insatiable curiosity for the outside world. Your mom needs long-wearing, durable gear to see her through her adventures.
Our pick: These sturdy boots will get your mom over even the roughest terrain. (And yes, these are the same boots Cheryl Strayed wore in .) Wild Danner
, $360.00, available at
With Cap moms, quality always beats quantity. In other words, it's probably been years since she's replaced her go-to bag. Anything well-made with a classic silhouette will hit the bullseye.
Our pick: This butter-soft leather tote is lightweight and made to last. It can also be monogrammed if your mom likes a personal touch. Cuyana
, $195.00, available at
Growing up with an Aquarian mom, you know that "different" is the name of the game. She's drawn to pieces with unique form and
Our pick: This coffee-maker is equal parts art and appliance — even your regular old java will taste totally unique. Peter Bodum
, $80.00, available at
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Pisces mothers are incredible nurturers, but they enjoy their alone time, too. Give your mom something that will let her watch the world go by until it needs her warmth and attention again.
Our pick: This cozy hammock is big enough for two, and its purchase helps support the Thai people who made it. Uncommon Goods Do Good Cotton Hammock, $149, available at Uncommon Goods. More Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here? Why Thursday Is Your Chance To Get More Spiritual Your May Horoscope, Revealed Your Horoscope This Week