The most instinctively caring of the zodiac signs, Cancers always put their needs aside to care for those around them. So, if you know someone celebrating a birthday from June 21st through July 22nd, return the favour by treating them to a thoughtful gift they’re sure to love. 

Ruled by the moon, Cancers are most comfortable at home and love to entertain. They also have an intuitive sense of style, appreciating the finer things in life. When choosing a gift, remember that crab signs prefer quality over quantity. Not sure where to start? Here are a few suggestions to delight anyone born under the Cancer Sun.

Keep It Sentimental

As the nurturing ones of the zodiac, Cancers are big softies when it comes to gifts, so something sentimental will always be a winner. Scent plays a significant role in memories, which is why perfume makes an ideal gift for this star sign. 

Choose a fragrance you know they associate with a particular time in their life, or pick something new that will serve as the backdrop for creating new memories. Use the Frangrance Finder tool to help narrow your options and find the perfect scent. 

Remember also that style and aesthetics greatly appeal to crab signs, so they will appreciate a beautiful perfume bottle almost as much as the fragrance itself. 

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Make Things Cosy

If there’s one thing you can be sure of, a gift for the home will always go down a treat with Cancer star signs. Like a crab and its shell, a Cancer’s home reflects their personality and tastes, down to the candles on the mantle. 

And, as luck would have it, a candle makes the ideal gift for a Cancer birthday, with one thing of note – the cosier, the better. Yes, gifts for the home are ideal for these homebodies, but being very particular about the way their home looks and feels, candles are a safer alternative to decor that might not hit the mark. Look for brands renowned for their atmospheric qualities, such as WoodWick or Yankee Candle.

WoodWick candles, in particular, have a unique wick that replicates the sound and flicker of a fireplace, upping the cosiness ante. If she has a sweet tooth, consider the WoodWick Café Sweets Ellipse Trilogy Candle, which has three layers of scent, vanilla bean, caramel and biscotti – a feast for the senses. 

Promote Self Care

As the nurturing one of the bunch, Cancers can be guilty of not taking time for themselves to rest and recharge. Acknowledging all that they do, paired with a gift that encourages them to put themself first for a change, is a winning combination. 

When it comes to bath and body gifts, there’s no end of options to choose from, so it can help to have an idea of what you’re looking for before you start browsing. Remember that style and substance are equally important to Cancer signs, so one luxurious item will be better received than a handful of cheaper items. 

Explore a range of bath and body gift sets, or opt for the personal touch by piecing together a pamper box of hand-chosen products.   

Gift Good Vibes

It’s not just their physical environment that Cancers pay attention to; it’s the overall atmosphere and spiritual energy of their home too. In fact, those born under the sign of the crab can be particularly sensitive to negative energy. While a bundle of sage for “smudging” would have made an ideal gift a few hundred years ago, today, we’ve got a few more low-key options to choose from.

Combining the benefits of fragrance and self-care, aromatherapy can lift the mood and elevate the atmosphere of a room. The Yankee Candle Sleep Diffuser is a great example of this, gently release a relaxing fragrance into your room. And, when it’s time to mix things up, try a scented cartridge in a different scent profile, like Starry Slumber with jasmine, sweet florals, and warm sandalwood notes.

And of course, whatever gift you choose for the Cancer sign in your life, don’t forget to appeal to their sentimental side with a thoughtful card reminding them of all the reasons you love them. With these tips, you’ll make this birthday one to remember.