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Secure the Title of “Favorite Friend” with This Aquarius Gift Guide

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Katie Buckleitner

Aquarius season is here, and you know what that means: you’re already behind on shopping for your favorite water-bearer’s birthday. (Not to be confused with water sign—Aquarius is an air sign, and you better not get it twisted.) But have no fear, I’m here to present you with a handy Aquarius gift guide. Hold your applause, please.

In case you need a refresher on what those born between January 21st and February 19th are all about, Aquarians are assertive, analytical, and independent. A triple-threat of strength! They’re also a bit stubborn, but they don’t sweat the small stuff, so they’ll only reveal that side of their personality if you push their buttons. They love to be with their friends, but beware when their social battery runs out. Aquarians are extremely interested in exploring, whether it be through trying new food or visiting a place they’ve never been before. Basically, they’re a balance of fierce/independent and easy-going/open-minded, which sounds confusing until you know them.

And that’s just one of the great thing about Aquarians—they’re pretty easy to shop for thanks to their many different moods. Lucky you! Here you’ll find fun tech toys, like a selfie light and an honestly adorable travel-sized personal fan, plus items that’ll help them relax, like a metallic bath bomb. Read on for 21 gift ideas Aquarius will love.

1

The Mixology of Astrology

Anthropologie
Anthropologie

$15.99

Aquarians are all about their friends, so this cosmic-themed cocktail book will make their heart sing. It’s full of drinks created with each sign in mind—recipes include the basics, like rum and coke, and creative cocktails, like a tequila hot chocolate. You’ll probably reap the benefits of this gift, if we’re being honest. 🍸

2

Perfect Selfie Ring Light + Lens

Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters

$12.00

Your Aquarius pal is all about technology, so boost their selfie game with this super convenient phone gadget. The ring light and lens  creates picture-perfect lighting and ups the camera quality, so their Insta will be popping off. Fingers crossed they let you borrow it. 

3

Man Ray Exhibition Poster

LegendaryWallPosters
Etsy

$74.40

Those born under Aquarius have an innate appreciation for art, and the funkier, the better. This poster has a one-of-a-kind vibe, but with a price tag that won’t hurt the budget too badly. 

4

Touch Bluetooth Speaker with Waterproof Case

Since Aquarius probably hosts all of your crew’s parties, the least you can do is buy them a good bluetooth speaker to say thanks. This ultra compact music device has a touch-screen, two weeks of battery life, and a super cute rose gold finish.

5

“I Legit Don’t Care” Tee

Aquarius are fiercely independent, but their friendly dispositions can sometimes make people forget they need their space. This shirt = the perfect reminder.

6

Vegan Leather Jewelry Box

Ecotech Luggage
West Elm

$49.00

Chances are your Aquarius bestie is always traveling. Help them stay organized while on the go with this travel jewelry box. It’s made of vegan leather and has a ton of different compartments so that every beloved accessory has its own place. 

7

Portable Animal Fan

Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters

$14.00

Does the Aquarius in your life happen to hit up the coolest music festivals, like, every damn month? Yeah, thought so. To survive the heat, they need a portable fan. Consider this cute bear design, which has a fun light display and a rechargeable battery. 

8

Instax Mini 9 Ice Blue Instant Camera

Aquarius is all about tech, and this polaroid camera combines their love of innovation with their fondness for their friends. (Okay, fine, this “innovation” is actually quite retro, but roll with it.) They’ll be whipping this out at every party from now on.

9

Metallic Bath Bomb

Latika
Anthropologie

$8.00

After a heavy dose of friend time, Aquarians hit a wall and need to be alone. When that moment comes, they’ll love the colorful relaxation of this metallic bath bomb. I’m willing to be you’ll be the first pal they call they’re ready for human contact again.

10

Leather Passport Case

Grant
Pottery Barn

$29.50

Help Aquarius plan their next big trip with a sophisticated passport case. This design has four pockets and two compartments (in other words, ton of sleek storage space), so you won’t have to worry about them getting trapped in Norway because they misplaced their second form of ID. 

11

Maps Book

Anthropologie
Anthropologie

$35.00

Because of this annoying thing called Real Life, Aquarius can’t always travel as often as they’d like. Tide them over until their next adventure with a book of maps. In these pages, they’ll find colorful visuals of every region of the planet, plus fascinating historical tidbits. They’ll spend hours flipping through it.

12

Monogram Agate Coaster

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Nordstrom

$16.00

Aquarius is one of a kind, so they love all things monogrammed. This chic coaster will serve as a visual reminder that your Aquarius is their own person. Don’t be surprised if they start bringing it to other people’s parties. 

13

Canvas Belt Bag

Herschel Supply Co.
Urban Outfitters

$30.00

Aquarians usually have a lot on their plate, so anything you can do to ease their stress is a win. They can use this fanny pack for trips, concerts, or just a regular Wednesday when they have too many things going on. It comes in five colors, by the way.

14

Moon Lamp Night Light

This lunar night light casts a gorgeous moody glow and has nearly 1,000 5-star reviews on Amazon. Aquarius will love this edgy piece of décor. 

15

Sarcastic Women Ceramic Mugs

OliviaPlaceBoutique
Etsy

$14.99

The sassy side of Aquarius is always simmering just below the surface, especially before they’ve had their coffee. This mug embodies their pre-9-a.m. mood. 

16

For the Girls Adult Party Game

Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters

$24.99

Spice up Aquarius’ next girls’ night with this saucy card game. It’s like a grown-up version of truth or dare, and it’ll help you and the gang bond on a deeper level, which Aquarius loves.

17

Handmade Gold Airplane Necklace

WanderandLustJewelry
Etsy

$38.00

As much as they love to travel, your Aquarius friend still gets homesick every so often—their loved ones are super important to them. This dainty piece reminds them that their favorite people are never too far away. 

18

Lars Botten Les Dents De La Mer Art Print

Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters

$39.00

The sexy mystery of this print is perfect for Aquarius. Is the model someone they know? What’s her story? Where can they find that pool? They’ll love daydreaming about it. 

19

Questions to Start Great Conversations (10th Anniversary Edition)

TableTopics
Amazon

$25.00

Aquarius loves hosting parties, but it can be a lot of pressure to make sure good convo is flowing at all times. TableTopics can be their secret weapon. It might seem a bit corny at first, but they’ll love the game’s creative prompts. 

20

For their favorite gadget

The Pizza iPhone Case

Your Aquarius pal is probably addicted to their phone (I mean, same), so help them decorate their favorite accessory with this mock tarot card case. They’ll love the nod to the mystical—and the opportunity to show off their sense of humor.

21

Velvet Zodiac Journal

Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters

$14.00

No Aquarius gift guide would be complete without the perfect journal. They’ll use it to jot down ev-er-y-thing, including memories from their epic travels.

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