The virginal sixth sign of the zodiac, Virgo, may be a shrinking violet on many stages, but this low-key sign is undoubtedly one of the most underestimated and overlooked of the 12. Gentle, responsible, and focused on perfection to a fault, if you’re hunting for the perfect birthday gift for the Virgo in your life, well, there’s no quarrel when it comes to understanding their power however muted and free of sequins and frills it may be.
Virgo values practicality, function, and logic, so your best bet is going for a present highly customized to their current needs. Is your Virgo a whiz in the kitchen? Many are, so a useful and designed-focused, high-tech kitchen gadget may be right up their alley. Know their decor color scheme? Even better, for Virgo is constantly hunting for practical accessories that match their home’s aesthetic that they can actually use. But beyond being slightly pedantic and picky about what (and who) they allow in their life’s fragile mechanisms,Virgo’s intense curiosity rules their lives, and these notoriously dry characters are anything but dull when it comes to learning new things. Classes, guides, and DIY books are simply perfect for the Virgo in your life, ensuring that your gift pick will be a home run. Click through for a roster of what Virgo the Virgin longs for the most this birthday season.
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Pampering Beauty Gadgets Virgo knows a thing or two about self-care and will appreciate your investment in keeping their complexion squeaky clean. It’s likely that your Virgo already owns this or something like it, but there’s nothing wrong with a little upgrade.
Clarisonic Mia 2 Kate Somerville Radiant Skin Set, $149, available at Sephora.
Custom Closet Organization Virgin-born people run a tight ship when it comes to personal organization, but your busy Virgo won’t be able to poo-poo an extra set of hands (and brain) to keep their most prized possessions in order.
California Closet Designs, Custom Closet Organization, prices vary, available at California Closets.
The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, and Broke By Suze Orman Okay, this one’s tricky. Although Suze Orman’s terrific financial advice runs circles around others’ methods of wealth, Virgo will appreciate you taking concern with their future success. Remember: Virgos embarrass easily, so it’s best to give this gift in private.
The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, and Broke By Suze Orman, $10, available at Amazon.
Foraging Trip Keeping your fussy Virgo happy isn’t always easy, but an informational trip into the woods to learn about what’s edible and what’s not in your local environment should do the trick. New information you can logically use? Fantastic, they’re waiting for you in the stream.
Beautiful Antique Bookshelves Help your Virgo show off their mega-brains with a beautiful and functional bookshelf, perfect for them to obsess over and vignette all the knickknacks and books of the day.
Luxe Headphones Very few signs need to take considerable time off because of excessive social interaction, but you can just duck into your fancy headphones instead.
Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones, $279.95, available at Bose.
Comfortable, Practical Threads Nothing gets Virgo’s heart racing quite like the promise of an easy, basic everyday uniform.
Free People Virgo Leggings, $78, available at Revolve.
Class-Act Jewels Virgo loathes being singled out, but an earthy and fierce pair of earrings is just the ticket to accent their already solid sense of personal style.
DANNIJO Virgo Earrings, $445, available at Shopbop
Wear-With-Anything Sunnies Virgo is anything but basic in their mindset and hearts, but that doesn’t mean they don’t wholly appreciate a versatile accessories, like a great pair of sunglasses to accent any one of their myriad looks.
Wood Wood Virgo Black & Tortoise Sunglasses, $138.60, available at Trouva.
Hashtag Virgo Shy and reserved, help Virgo get a sassy leg up with a cheeky astrological tee. Nuff said.
Self-Organizing Accessories Sure, most Virgos are hyper-organized, but why not help your Virgin keep it all together seamlessly with an earthy, versatile backpack in the meantime?
Mandarina Duck Medium Tokyo Duck Organizer Backpack, $479, available at Luisa via Roma.
Magazine Subscriptions No sign values the constant surge of knowledge quite like the sixth sign, even when it comes to staying in the know with trends and celebrities.
NYLON, $19.95 for a subscription, available at Nylon.com.
DIY Classes Virgo’s unquenchable thirst for knowledge and practical know-how doesn’t stop with reading, studying, and researching. Always hungry to learn more, Virgo will jump at the opportunity to learn a new skill, craft, or art, like knitting.
Knitty City knitting or crocheting class, prices vary, available at Knitty City.
Mystery Entertainment Virgo’s ruled by their intellectual drive in order to get things done. Channel your inner gumshoe, and get down and dirty with a true crime show like The First 48.
The First 48 Complete Series on DVD, $99.97, available at Amazon.
Practical iPhone Case Despite being a known clutz, these practical iPhone cases are the stuff of lifelong miracles, protecting us all from the telephone-meeting-the-sidewalk conundrums.
Cold Bitch Brew 3D iPhone 6/6S Case, $38, available at Valfre.