The Zodiac Signs That Are The Best Holiday Gift Givers

Some seem to have an innate knack for thoughtfully selecting the perfect gift that's somehow meaningful, surprising, and useful all at once, while the rest of us scroll through Amazon at a total loss as the clock ticks away. And the reason for this instinctual talent — or lack thereof — could actually be written in the stars.

Our unique, cosmic thumbprints and the archetypes that align with the moment of our births in astrology are thought to mold our personas, define our strengths and weaknesses, and even predict our life's journey. So, it's no wonder that something like giving gifts around the holidays might also be influenced by our zodiac sign. And if you know much about astrology, you can likely predict that the signs with this skill are those who tend to be nurturing, humanitarian, and intuitive — read: Aquarius, Cancer, and Pisces. These water and air placements are excellent gift givers and you should definitely celebrate if one of these signs chooses your name for Secret Santa.

Thoughtful, humanitarian Aquarius

If you're on the receiving end of a holiday gift from an Aquarius, you can expect something unique, top-of-the-line, and generous. Aquarius placements are humanitarian and gain a deep sense of purpose from helping others, so when it comes to gifting, they aren't likely to hold back. If they've observed an area of lack in your life, they'll tactfully come through with the perfect solution.

"Aquarians are really humanitarians and do a lot of philanthropy — they want to make the world a better place, and they see it as their mission in life," transformational astrologer Corina Crysler told Well + Good. "They feel an innate responsibility to help people, and have a problem with authority being misused." Electronics, books, esoteric presents, a gift box subscription that supports a charity, or well-crafted goods from your local mom and pop shop could all very well be handed to you by your bestie this holiday season if they happen to be an Aquarius wanting to show their love.

Nurturing, compassionate Cancer

This one doesn't require much of an explanation, but the maternal, caring energy of the Cancer placement understandably shows up strong when it comes to gift giving. Cancers are nurturers and it's natural to feel at-home in the presence of the heart-centered crab. You can likely expect a homey, comforting gift from the Cancer in your life like a beautiful blanket, cozy slippers, or thoughtful home décor. This sign instinctively understands what soothes the soul and the importance of the hearth.

"The gift of Cancer is that it does not understand separateness. All is one," certified astrologer Linda Joyce told Women's Health. "A person with good Cancer energy is someone who can appeal to large groups of people and make them feel that they are connected, that they have something in common." Cancer is able to get to the core of the collective spirit with their compassion and emotional intelligence — and this energy translates through seemingly smaller acts, like gift giving.

Intuitive and creative Pisces

Deeply insightful and creative, this mutable water sign is likely to know just what will pull at your heart strings. A holiday gift from a sensitive sign like Pisces isn't going to be on a best-selling gift list, but instead will be something uniquely crafted by hand — most likely by them. The artists and poets of the zodiac, Pisces have a dreamy disposition that gives them an otherworldly knack for creation.

You may be on the receiving end of a portrait, book of poetry, or a hand-thrown ceramic mug — and not of the crafty macaroni necklace vein — this will be something of pure artistry and soulfulness. After all, Pisces is ruled by Neptune, which is known as "the planet of inspiration" (via Astrology Zone). "Neptune is very magical and illusive, much like human's creativity," lead astrologer for Birthdate Co Erin River Sunday told PopSugar. "Pisceans often seem to have an 'otherworldly' creative nature, accessing realms that many of us only dream of in order to create works of art." So if you have a Pisces in your life, you can expect a thoughtful, matchless gift this season that you'll remember forever.