Horoscope Gift Guide: 17 Birthday Gifts to Delight the Cancer in Your Life

Summer has finally descended upon us, bringing with it longer days, sunny weather, and birthday season for all our favorite Cancerians! Smallflower consulted the stars and put together this guide based on common Cancer traits to help you with gift-giving for the fourth sign of the zodiac.

Cool blues, faded aquas, and elegant grays remind this Water Sign of the sea. They love to wear and decorate with calm, muted marine hues, and a dusty jade nail polish fits the bill. ILIA’s delicate, ethereal highlighter channels the elegance of the moon, which Cancer is ruled by. And a soft, smokey eye created with a cool-toned liner/shadow combo is what Cancer is all about.


Cancer loves to sit back, breathe deep, and relax, so make sure that their birthday is extra chilled out! Some soothing, sleep-inducing bath salts will get the self-care sesh off on the right foot, and a detoxifying clay face mask takes pampering to the next level. Rich body butter finishes the experience off with luxurious hydration.


Cancer cares almost as much about the presentation of the gift as what’s inside, so make sure to wrap your present up with some stylish paper! Or go a step further and gift them a product with amazing packaging that’s sure to delight. Be it colorful floral prints or a chic, monochrome marble, Cancer will love the detail.


Cancer appreciates the allure of the Old World. Something like a glamorous perfume atomizer or a retro-cool straight razor is sure to pique their interest. They also love the quality and craftsmanship behind something like the famed Mason Pearson brush.


It’s no secret that Cancer loves to cook! They feel at home in a kitchen, and love little things that remind them of their favorite room in the house. These candles have herbal, gourmand scents that, when burned, offer the allure of a just-baked meal or fresh garden pick.

For Him: This Eau de Parfum from D.S. & Durga celebrates the craftsmanship behind traditionally made violins. Warm, woodsy notes of mahogany, pine rose, resin, and cedar will please the traditionalist in Cancer.

For Her: Feminine florals, sensous amber, and heady tonka bean swirl in this enchanting Eau de Parfum from Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris. Cancer will love the romantic backstory of a night on the town in Paris.

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