The Best Birthday Gifts for a Capricorn or an Aquarius

updated May 1, 2019
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Capricorns are super Type A. And Aquarius folks tend to march to the beat of their own drums. So it’s a challenge to find something that January babies will like and/or feel is cool and unique enough. That’s where this guide comes in.

Get ready for the top 10 gifts to buy the Capricorns and Aquarians in your life, as advised by the stars. And because we know you’re reading too, Cap and Aquarius, feel free to share this link with anyone who might be stumped on what to get you.

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1. Hayes Marble Cheese Tools, $30 for three at Crate & Barrel

Get the GOAT in your life (Get it? The Capricorn symbol is a goat!) this pretty cheese knife set. It includes one knife with a smaller blade for those softer varieties — like goat cheese.

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2. Dipped Pitcher, $59 at Etsy

Aquarius is Latin for “water-carrier,” so a beautiful handmade pitcher — complete with an ocean-colored dip glaze — seems pretty apropos.

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3. Brass Easel & Calendar, $55 at Artifact Uprising

Your Cap probably already has a day planner (that, let’s be honest, she ordered in July). So gift the most organized person in your world this cute desktop calendar instead. Personalize it with photos from her Instagram feed. It’s the perfect size for a kitchen counter or windowsill.

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Aquarius is an air sign, sure, and they’re also water bearers (as stated above). This stainless steel seltzer maker — the slimmest, sleekest, most compact on the market — was made by two industrial designers. Not only will this help your SO or best friend stay hydrated, but they’ll also geek out about how fancy it is.

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5. Zodiac Silicone Spatulas, $13 at Williams Sonoma

Have a friend with a January birthday who loves to bake? Let them wear their sign, Capricorn or Aquarius, on their spatula.

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6. Funny Tea Towel Gift Set, $30 for three at Etsy

Capricorns are fluent in sarcasm and love a good pun. These tea towels might not make dish-washing any better, but they’ll at least give your Cap a good laugh.

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Aquarians are the get-up-and-go type, and they love techy gadgets. This splurge-worthy gift checks both boxes — it’s a travel mug that maintains the ideal coffee or tea temp from the first sip to the last drop.

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8. Classic Cookbooks, $250 at Juniper Books

Capricorns value storied things and tradition, so keep it real by gifting them Juniper Book’s Classic Cookbook set, which includes five of today’s most influential cookbooks — from Julia Child to Mark Bittman. Kinda pricey, yes, but it includes thousands of recipes wrapped in custom jackets, and the paper is water- and tear-resistant. You know frugal Caps aren’t going to buy this for themselves, but they’ll love the heirloom quality of the whole thing. Get the whole squad to chip in on this with you.

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9. Large Wonderbag, $40 at Wonderbag

Aquarians appreciate a gift that gives back, so the Wonderbag will be right up their alley. It’s an eco-friendly “slow cooker” that fits up to a 12-quart pot and works without a power source. It’s awesome for camping and tailgating and can also be used as a cooler bag to keep drinks on ice. The best part? A portion of every purchase goes to the Wonderbag foundation, which distributes Wonderbags to communities in need.

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An all things modern-loving Aquarian would be into these midcentury-inspired taper holders. In the brass finish, they’re glitzy enough for a fancy dinner party.