A Gemini gift guide to cheer up the social butterflies under house arrest
These children of Mercury can’t be in one place for too long. *Cue lockdown*
‘Tis the season of the Gemini. The talkative Tanyas who will unload hot gossip in your Whatsapp group chat and disappear for a week, leaving you hanging with very important follow-up questions.
Geminis have wheels on their feet. These children of Mercury can’t be in one place for too long. *Cue lockdown*
A year ago, you’d probably have to travel to another destination to celebrate their birthday or bar crawl from one party to another. Of course, meeting at least 10 people along the way that they know.
You may find it a challenge to find the perfect present to give the Gemini in your life. Their two dominant personalities are constantly in a tug of war. They’re childlike, yet intellectual and mature.
By day, you’ll find them curled up with a book (or constantly scrolling through their phone) to quench their need for knowledge and new information. At night, they’re befriending bartenders, fellow life travellers and even women standing in line for the loo.
These social butterflies have been caged for more than two months but with the season in their favour, energy levels are rising again.
You can satiate their need for travel and mental stimulation with our carefully selected gifting guide for all the Geminis in your life.
Tweak cheat: Social distancing may be a party pooper right now, but with alcohol home delivery back on in most states, send over some bottles to your buddy and put together a Zoom party. Dress your best, crack open a bottle of wine and dance along.
Best birthday gifts for Gemini
Accessorise the body part that rules them
It is believed that every zodiac has a body part that rules them. For Gemini, it’s the nervous system, including the shoulders, lungs, arms, hands, and fingers. We all know a Gemini who overly gesticulates. Might as well embrace the two and accessorise with this bracelet — which is probably the most accurate representation of the Gemini twins. Dhora, ₹1,700
A journal to note down all their crazy ideas
Geminis have a lot to say and share. All that information they’re soaking up through the hours of scrolling on their phone has to be dispensed. Gift them a journal they can keep handy during their scrolling, to jot down all their crazy ideas and plans (even if they never end up doing any of it).
These personalised constellation leather journals come with some extra Gemini glitz. The Black Canvas, ₹2,000
A pop socket to ease those finger cramps
Geminis obsessively check their phones. They get bored easily so the need to constantly refresh their newsfeed is real.
We’re not saying we support this behaviour but if the phone is going to be glued to their hands, you could ease the situation with a cute pop socket to make the grip easier. Friends are supposed to support each other right? Popsockets, ₹695
Travel books they can adventure through
Lockdown has them sitting at home, getting frustrated over the inability to travel. Geminis love exploring new places, meeting new people and immersing themselves in the surrounding culture. While COVID-19 put those vacation plans on hold, travel books can serve two purposes.
Geminis are voracious readers. They can devour these travel-themed books while imagining themselves being whisked away to mystical lands beyond the confines of their four walls.
If you’re feeling generous, a Kindle e-reader will be the ultimate gift. Stock it up with your book recommendations to help them get through quarantine. Maybe start a book club where they can share their many many opinions (they love doing that). Amazon, ₹7,999
A meditation app so they can chill out
This is the time for Geminis to take a step back and appreciate the silence. The external silence, that is, because we know their mind is running overtime as usual.
A premium meditation app can help them centre themselves, get better sleep and organise those marathons they’re running in their head. Headspace, ₹989 for a month and ₹5,308 for a year
Fill their home with the aroma of the outdoors
Plans to go to Japan may be cancelled but that doesn’t mean their house can’t smell like it’s cherry blossom season — Geminis love both the outdoors and treating themselves to the best the world has to offer. Good Earth, ₹3,500
Party for one with a karaoke machine
Outgoing and confident Geminis need an outlet to showcase their talents.
Karaoke is perfect for those long-distance Zoom parties, and even just a party of one. We apologise in advance to anyone who lives with a Gemini with a Karaoke machine. Amazon, ₹4,998
When in doubt, go for a beauty box
They know all the latest trends, whether it’s fashion, beauty or Instagram.
But you know how hard it can be for your Gemini friend to commit to something — so let them enjoy the variety and give them plenty of options by gifting them a chance to ‘build your own beauty box’ . Forest Essentials, from ₹1,850 – ₹11,445
Let them wear their zodiac with pride
Their multifaceted nature is represented by their multicoloured birthstone. This way they can wear their sign on their sleeve — the stone is an elegant addition to a charming bracelet. Mia By Tanishq, ₹9,399