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Don’t Know What to Gift a Dad in Your Life for Father’s Day? Consider His Zodiac Sign

Check out these recommendations from an astrologer.


Every year, Father’s Day presents us with a wonderful opportunity to recognize all the paternal figures in your life — from your own dad and grandfather and potentially your partner. But finding the perfect gift every year can be trying, especially if you’re not thrilled by the idea of buying them another tie, pair of socks or coffee mug. If you’re feeling a bit stuck this Father’s Day 2024, consider looking to the zodiac for a bit of assistance.

As an astrologer and the author of Raising Baby by the Stars: A New Parent’s Guide to Astrology, I’m passionate about empowering parents to understand not only their child through the lens of their natal, or birth, chart but to pinpoint their own strengths, challenges, preferences and perspective. While this intel can be truly empowering while navigating parenthood, it’s also pretty handy when you’re gift shopping for Father’s Day! 

Keep reading to learn the most beloved gifts for Father’s Day, according to dad’s sun sign (aka the zodiac sign that the sun was moving through at the time of his birth). You might also consider his rising sign if you know it. If you don’t, you can find it in his birth chart or by using this CafeAstrology calculator.

Father’s day gifts for Aries

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Born under the cardinal fire sign ruled by Mars, the planet of action and energy, Aries fathers are dynamic, competitive, and if not athletic themselves, potentially big fans of following certain sports. They’d adore tickets to watch their favorite team take on a rival or gear to support their most beloved physical activity, whether that’s new running shoes or an adjustable dumbbell set for their home gym.  

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Father’s Day gifts for Taurus

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If the dad in your life was born when the sun was moving through the fixed earth sign, Taurus, which is ruled by Venus, the planet of pleasure and beauty, they’re innately grounded, practical and luxury-loving. If they have a green thumb (which they very well may), you could consider gifting them with new gear to support their love of landscaping and gardening, like a bird feeder or garden tool maintenance kit. Taureans tend to be fans of slowing down and being pampered, so a massage could be just the ticket, as well. 

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Father’s day gifts for Gemini

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For dads born when the sun was moving through Gemini, the mutable air sign ruled by messenger Mercury, the planet of communication, techy or news-related gifts are a wonderful go-to. That’s because not only are these dads comfortable with and interested in technology, they’re also interested in learning as much as they can about whatever’s going on in the world. You might get him a subscription to his favorite news app or score him a cool new gadget like an Apple Watch.

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Father’s Day gifts for Cancer

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Fathers born when the sun was in Cancer, the cardinal water sign, ruled by the intuitive moon, are nurturing, sensitive, sentimental and ingratiatingly funny. If this describes your gift recipient, you might consider buying him tickets to see his favorite stand-up comedian or musical artist. Or treat him to a weekend getaway, ideally somewhere that brings to mind beloved family memories and near the water, which can be truly therapeutic for your Crab. Cancers also tend to be foodies, so a homemade comfort food meal will also do the trick!

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Father’s day gifts for Leo

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Dads born under the fixed fire sign Leo, ruled by the confident sun, are naturally optimistic, upbeat leaders who tend to love the finer things in life — and don’t mind being in the spotlight! You might treat these fathers to a beach day followed by reservations at a trendy, well-reviewed restaurant in town. And because they love documenting heartfelt moments with loved ones, you might gift them the latest smartphone or put together a photo book with your favorite shots of them in dad mode.  

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Father’s Day gifts for Virgo

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Fathers born when the sun was moving through the mutable earth sign, Virgo, ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, are analytical, health-conscious, service-oriented, sensitive and thoughtful. They might very well love a subscription to a gourmet, nutrient-dense meal prep kit. Because they tend to be in their heads quite a bit, mindfulness is a lifesaver, so think about a pass to their favorite yoga studio or new hiking boots. And because they tend to be bookworms, you could also give them a stack of titles they’ve been meaning to read.

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Father’s day gifts for Libra

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If the dad in your life was born when the sun was in Libra, the cardinal air sign, ruled by Venus, the planet of romance and pleasure, he’s a big fan of balance, diplomacy, pairing up with loved ones or friends and being social. Because Libras have a keen appreciation for art and beauty, tickets to a concert or new museum exhibit could be the perfect pick. They’re also interested in curating the perfect skincare routine or capsule wardrobe, so gifting new products or a clothing staple or two could be smart. 

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Father’s Day gifts for Scorpio

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Fathers born when the sun was moving through Scorpio, the fixed water sign, whose traditional ruler is go-getter Mars and modern ruler is transformative Pluto, are self-motivated, magnetic and family-oriented. You’ve probably noticed that this Scorpio dad often goes all in on his hobbies or pastimes. So whether he’s a major fan of a particular band, team or activity (like golf, video games or paintball), consider getting a gift that relates to his current passion. Because they care so deeply about their loved ones, you might also consider professionally framing a beloved family photo. 

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Father’s day gifts for Sagittarius

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Born when the sun was moving through the mutable fire sign Sagittarius, ruled by abundance-bringing Jupiter, this dad is jovial, philosophical, independent and always on the hunt for his next big adventure. That said, you might give him a gift card for his favorite airline or hotel or even plan a thrilling trip — even if it’s just a road trip to a neighboring town he’s always wanted to check out. Sagittarians are also innately drawn to learning everything they can about different cultures, so you might treat him to a foreign language class or meal at a local hot spot that serves up delicious recipes from another country.

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Father’s Day gifts for Capricorn

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Dads born when the sun was moving through Capricorn, the cardinal earth sign ruled by taskmaster Saturn, are industrious, grounded, serious and goal-oriented. That said, don’t be surprised if the gift they love the most is one that’s actually tied to the work they do every day, like a buzzy new book about finance or tickets to a seminar on entrepreneurship. Still, Caps deserve downtime, too, so think about treating them to a day at a rock climbing gym, trip to a nearby winery or membership to a local botanical garden they enjoy visiting. 

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Father’s day gifts for Aquarius

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If the dad in your life was born when the sun was in Aquarius, the fixed air sign, whose modern ruler is game-changing Uranus and traditional ruler is taskmaster Saturn, he’s future-minded, humanitarian and occasionally contrarian! This dad would be over-the-moon for a trip or membership to a local science museum or planetarium or even a donation made in his name to a nonprofit that he’s particularly passionate about. He might also like a rare vinyl from his favorite indie band. No matter what you gift him, keep in mind that Aquarians pride themselves on going against the grain and striking out against convention, so the more unique your pick, the better. 

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Father’s Day gifts for Pisces

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Born when the sun was moving through Pisces, the mutable water sign whose modern ruler is spiritual Neptune and traditional ruler is lucky Jupiter, this dad on your list is deeply empathic, imaginative and perhaps even a bit psychic. He might enjoy a high-quality blank notebook he can journal in, a membership to a hatha yoga studio or meditation center or tickets to a local film festival. Pisces also excel at channeling their emotions into artistic outlets, so whether he’s particularly passionate about painting or poetry, you might find a gift that supports his creativity.  

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