Passionate, worldly, always on the lookout for new experiences — these are a few of the personality traits that define a Sagittarius.
New York City-based astrologist and best-selling author Lisa Stardust says people born under this sign tend to be bold, curious, and the life of the party.
“Sagittarius is the free spirit of the zodiac,” Stardust tells us.
In other words, there’s a ton of possibility when it comes to getting birthday gifts for Sagittarius (Nov. 23–Dec. 21).
What to know about Sagittarius
An important thing to know about Sagittarius is they can be hard people to pin down, Stardust says. “They’re not a sign that can really be boxed in or explained in a single way.”
The three kinds of zodiac signs are mutable, fixed, and cardinal. Sagittarius is a mutable sign. Mutable signs — which also include Gemini, Virgo, and Pisces — end each of the four seasons.
Usually, this means a person born under a mutable sign is comfortable with the fluctuations and evolutions of the seasons. In other words, they’re more comfortable with change than fixed or cardinal signs are.
As a mutable fire sign, Sagittarius tend to seek out opportunities for learning: They love to travel, they’re always on the hunt for knowledge, and they are experts at using their intuition. All that experience helps them grow and evolve — but it also can make them, as Stardust puts it, “know-it-alls who know they know it all.”
Their temperament is further explained by the fact that Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, which is known as the planet of expansion, development, growth, adventures, and unknown territories.
Because they’re fire signs, Sagittarius are part of the passionate side of the zodiac, Stardust says. “That means they’re sparky, they have lots of energy, and they like to get things going. Fire signs are the ones who come up with big ideas.”
A Sagittarius, Stardust continues, loves a good time, tends to be the “party animals” of the zodiac, and are overall easy to be around. That is, of course, unless you push them too far.
“Remember, they’re the only sign represented with a weapon, a centaur armed with a bow and arrow,” she says. “If you push and push and push a Sagittarius, their words can be a weapon — and a Sagittarius knows how to make it hurt.”
Best birthday gifts for Sagittarius
When it comes to finding the perfect birthday gift for a Sagittarius, Stardust recommends a purchase that encourages travel, adventure, or self exploration. So, a Sagittarius is sure to love, say, something they can take with them on a trip, an exotic spice that will help them expand their cooking skills, or a challenge where they can learn something new about themselves or the world around them.
Also, consider gifts that feed into their fun-loving side. As seekers of enjoyment and connections, they love anything that allows them to be playful and brings them together with others, including all types of games and puzzles.
Sagittarius also enjoy taking risks, Stardust says. So, if you’re on the fence about what kind of gift to get them, you might want to go for the option that’s less of a sure thing. Don’t be scared to surprise them with a plane ticket or day trip — they’ll appreciate that you took their personality into consideration.
Go-to birthday gifts for Sagittarius
Now, it’s time to get specific. Here are four types of birthday gifts that any Sagittarius would be thrilled to receive.
Something that grows
Despite their adventuresome nature, Sagittarius actually love plant life, greenery, and their signature flower, carnations, any of which would make a great gift for them. Keep in mind that if you do intend to gift something that grows to this sign, you might want to opt for a low-maintenance plant that is neglect tolerant, such as a ZZ plant or pothos plant. After all, this sign won’t say no to jetting off somewhere exotic for a few days just because they have plants to water, so you’ll want to ensure whatever plant you decide on can fend for itself for a while.
Something for travel
“Gifts like these, that they can take with them on their trips, feed into their need for adventure,” she said. “Scrapbooks and photo albums — things that will allow them to reflect on their experiences — also make great gifts.”
Something for the kitchen
True to their nature, Sagittarius love cooking and working with new ingredients, so consider getting them something to enhance their experience in the kitchen. “Choosing a set of new spices, a great set of cookware, or something special for their kitchen can be a great gift for Sagittarius,” Stardust says. “Cookbooks, cooking pots, stuff like that — those are all good options for a Sagittarius because they love to get better at their skills, like cooking.”
Something to keep the good times rolling
With Sagittarius often being the life of the party, gifting them a fun party game, puzzle, cornhole set, or something similar can be a great option. They’ll also appreciate alcohol-related gifts, so a wine subscription, cocktail infusion kit, or stemware will help them keep the party going.