April birthday gifts (that far outrank leftover Easter candy)
With things slowly opening up, this spring feels like a particularly apt time to celebrate, which means we’ll be making a bigger deal than ever about birthdays celebrated this month. If we can gather safely, we’ll be doing it — and doing it big. We’ll also be giving standout gifts to match the occasions, like small batch olive oil created by an olive oil sommelier (who knew such a thing existed?), movie-star sunglasses from actual movie stars, and bath bombs customized for April birthdays. They’re the kinds of things that outgoing and ambitious Aries (born March 21 - April 19) and big-hearted and reliable Taurus (born April 20 - May 20) will particularly appreciate. Find our curated picks to help optimize the personal potential, joie de vivre, and sartorial style, of every Aries and Taurus in your life, ahead.
Whether the Aries in your life is working or schooling from home, this desk decor is one way to remind them — even in moments in which one might want to cut corners or simply give up — of exactly who they are: honest and determined.
SHOP: Aries Tabletop Décor Sign, $12, available at
This delicate dish isn’t just a subtle way to work a star sign into the Taurus’s decor, it’s the perfect catch-all for jewelry, aspirin, and other bedside table accoutrement.
SHOP: Lucky Feather Taurus Ceramic Dish, $15, available at
We always covet movie-star sunglasses — you know the kind: extra-dark lenses, sophisticated hints of bling, unexpected frames — but another consistent feature, hefty price tags, ruled them out as unnecessary extravagances. Now, actual movie stars have come along to change all that. Privé Revaux, which counts a few A-listers as founders, drops the most expensive-looking shades (that are actually priced at an astonishing $30-$40. Now we can afford to pick a pair up for ourselves and others as fancy-looking gifts, without throwing our budget out of whack. We particularly love the oversized, shield-style cut of these all-black numbers, which are designed for women and men and scream “no pictures, please” Hollywood glam.
SHOP: The Coco Sunglasses, $29.95, available at
Energetic Aries, known for their outgoing and ambitious personalities, are especially suited for gifts that instil a sense of calm and replenishment. Enter this set of vegan and handmade bath bombs, which add fizz to the tub and a sense of ahhh to the mind.
SHOP: Musee Zodiac Bath Balm Set in Aries, $24, available at
Give your favorite spring-born gourmand something that exceeds their expectations with this kitchen staple created by a certified olive oil sommelier. This single origin, early harvest olive oil made from Koroneiki olives is farmed, harvested, and cold-pressed to contain higher natural polyphenol content (450 mg/kg) than what’s typically found on the market.
SHOP: Kosterina Today Show Tasting Box, $68.50, available at
This star sign sweatshirt, made with an oversized cut for maximum comfort, is the perfect match for strong-willed Taurus who radiates big “give ‘em the horns” energy.
SHOP: Good American Oversize Zodiac Crewneck Graphic Sweatshirt, $89, available at
Kettlebells and dumbbells aren’t exactly the most ergonomically designed workout gear, particularly for curvy bodies. This hybridized 10 pound weight, made from ultra-soft, yet grippy silicone, is designed to bring all the benefits of weight lifting, but with a circular design that makes pushing, pulling, and lifting weights far less cumbersome. Both hard-working Taurus and high-energy Aries will appreciate the workout-from-home upgrade, along with the hundreds ofcentered around the tool that are posted to YouTube and Bala’s own site.
SHOP: Bala The Power Ring, $85, available at
For the proud Taurus who can’t live without a daily cup (or pot) of Joe, this microwave and dishwasher-safe mug (given with a bag of beans) is a no brainer.
SHOP: Taurus Zodiac Coffee Mug in Black, $5.99, available at
Aries are among the most passionate signs in the Zodiac, which means an Aries dog owner doesn’t just love their pet, they’re obsessed with it. We’re hard pressed to find something that could possibly delight an obsessed dog owner more than this just-dropped shampoo. Not only is the chic bottle created by one of the preeminent cool-girl brands on the planet, it carries a spa-worthy scent, is made with botanically-driven ingredients geared to cleanse and hydrate (like aloe vera and rambutan seed extract) and looks right at home on the shelves of the most design-forward showers.
SHOP: Fur Bébé Pet Shampoo, $32, available at
Is the ambitious Aries or practical Taurus in your life looking for a wellness reset but isn’t sure where to start? Consider this program an all-inclusive wellness retreat without the need of a single vacation day or pricey travel and accommodations. Created by a founder of the TOMS footwear brand and a former Navy Seal, Madefor helps participants improve gratitude, rest, breath, hydration, vision, clarity, movement, and connection to nature over 10 months’ time with monthly 21-day challenges built to work healthier habits into existing lifestyles. In addition to receiving online coursework, community support, and personal communication, participants are sent tangible (and incredibly chic) tools every month to help achieve each challenge and build better habits.
SHOP: Madefor 10-Month Program, $750, available at
Perhaps it's their tomboyish style, or maybe it's their emotional fortitude, but any independent, tough Taurus will feel both confident and comfortable in a spring-friendly jean jacket with a unique wash.
SHOP: Plus Light Cloud Wash Jean Jacket, $42.99, available at
Aries, Taurus, and, honestly, any sign will appreciate a little bling on their birthday. The minimal design in rose gold makes this a best seller that you can stack or wear alone.
SHOP: Pandora Moments Multi Snake Chain Bracelet, $200, available at
Only the truly courageous can be tastemakers, which makes this top-handle satchel perfect for the brave Aries, who's dying to make waves with their '90s-era denim trends. We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Get $10 off orders $100+ with SMS Sign Up and free shipping on orders $50+ with code FREESHIP.
SHOP: Marlie Top Handle Satchel With Quilting, Was $450; Now $225, available at