The Top 10 Birthday Gifts for Your Friends with April Birthdays

updated Jun 9, 2019
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A new month, a new batch of birthdays. To help you shop for all the important people in your life with an April birthday, we consulted astrologer Constance Stellas. We’re not sure if that’s her real name, but we do know she’s the author of an upcoming Astrology Self-Care series for all the signs of the zodiac. Here, she picks the very best birthday gifts for Aries and Taurus.

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The metal associated with Aries is iron, so Stellas suggests a nice piece of cast iron cookware. Your ram can sauté, stir-fry, and steam in this pre-seasoned pan, which is great because “If it’s not fun and engaging for Aries, forget about it,” she says.

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2. All Cooked Up Gift Box, $145 at Mouth

According to Stellas, Aries love “spicy, peppery things.” This cooking kit has that, and more. It’ll be tough for her to pick a favorite artisanal pantry staple out of this impressive lineup.

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Iron candlesticks will help your Aries bestie set a pretty, modern dinner table. This minimalist set is probably way cooler than the old-world styles she’s used to seeing.

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4. Bernzomatic Propane Torch, $25.98 at Home Depot

“Aries have lots of energy that needs to be redirected,” says Stellas. Have yours channel that fire, literally, with a blow torch for caramelizing everything from onions to crème brûlée and beyond. After all, our EIC, Faith Durand, thinks everyone should have a blow torch in their kitchen.

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“A Taurus’ connection to the earth is palpable,” says Stellas. Get yours some seeds and a microgreens growing kit that can sit in a window sill. This way, your Taurus can put her green thumb to use.

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“Taurus is ruled by Venus, and their metal is copper,” says Stellas. A set of pretty copper canisters will be spot on. She’ll think of your thoughtfulness every time she looks at her countertops.

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7. de Buyer Double Boiler, $99.95 at Williams Sonoma

“A Taurus loves sweet tastes — chocolate, marzipan,” says Stellas. Yours is basically begging for this fancy double boiler, so she can make candy and custard, and melt chocolate like a pro pastry chef. She just doesn’t know it yet.

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Your Taurus pal certainly appreciates an investment piece, and she’s no novice cook. That’s why this chef’s knife, with its high-carbon stainless steel blade, will be a hit now and forever.

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9. Hawkins New York Simple Linen Napkins, $88 for four at Anthropologie

Yellow is a power color for Taurus. You’re in luck — this springy hue is having a moment right now, so it’s easy to find chic, soft golden linens for her table.

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While the official Aries symbol is the ram, roosters are another, says Stellas. This homey outdoor rug makes the bird feel at once updated and inviting.

Got an April birthday? What’s on your wish list?