Your guide to buying gifts for a Leo, the charismatic ruler of the zodiac
Make them roar with pleasure
As Leo season begins, the queens of the social jungle are probably stirring from their 16-hour beauty sleep. When looking for gifts for a Leo, remember they’re a fiery sign, unintimidated by what they face. They’ll fearlessly stare down enemies to protect someone or something that they’re passionate about – which could be themselves.
With their great power also comes their ego. We all have a Leo friend who’s unafraid to speak her mind but scampers a bit when confronted or challenged, quite like when you try to bathe your cat.
Ruled by the Sun, you’ll easily spot a Leo in a crowd because they’ll position themselves at the centre of it. They love a good party and audience — it’s not difficult for them either as their charismatic personalities draw people towards them.
A Leo can be the best and worst person to go out with – if you’re an introvert, they can draw attention to you and if you’re an extrovert, they might steal your limelight. Still, Leos will be your most loyal ride-or-die buddies.
They’re unafraid to show off their fabulous selves. Gifts for a Leo should be showered throughout their special day with the same love, affection and thoughtfulness they’d show when gifting you.
After all, you don’t want to hurt a lion’s pride.
Pride yourself on choosing the best gifts for a Leo
A desk top admirer
Even with the recent 13th addition, Leos are the Poo of the Zodiac.
Compliments, admiration and more – they soak it up like a spongey rasgulla dunked in chashni.
Since they’re not at work anymore (and missing their daily validation), they need someone at their home desk to admire them.
This baby Groot planter, with that look in its eyes, will remind Leos of how gorgeous they are all day long. Amazon.in, ₹379
A filmi ode to their love for theatrics
Leos are all about grand gestures — making and receiving them. They have a flair for the dramatic, so tap into it when coming up with ideas for gifts for a Leo.
Go filmi with a long-stemmed rose in a jar, giving them their very own Beauty and the Beast moment.
This is a real rose, a bold deep blue to match the strong Leo personality, and can survive up to a year with proper care. Champs Fleur, ₹6,999.
Kodak the special moments
Every little thing counts for these queens. You’ll find mostly selfies in their galleries, but their besties will also have a spot.
Cameras make great gifts for a Leo. However, patience is not their strong suit, so an instant mini polaroid may be the way to go. Amazon, ₹5,199
Going bold with a statement piece
The memory of their outfit from two weeks ago is still causing ripples within the local aunties’ Whatsapp group.
You can curate an entire look for their special day starting with a customised hand-painted denim jacket – (though we do like the ‘vibin’ & thrivin’ one) personalising it with their favourite film dialogues, artworks and more. Paneni, ₹4,000
Few other garments shout ‘Hey, check me out!’ quite like these mirrored pants. Why buy a disco ball when they can be the disco ball? Twenty Nine, ₹13,328
Face masks that hide everything but their identity
Leos are more likely to ask for pineapple on their pizza than wear a standard-issue face mask or sacrifice any of their designer clothes to the gods of DIY.
The Jodi Life’s handmade masks are practical enough to keep their faces insured, but colourful enough to elicit compliments from total strangers on the street. Who says you need to pick function over fashion? TheJodiLife, ₹399 onwards
USB disco light for a party on the move
A Leo may not necessarily be a party animal but they are where the party is at. They breathe life into an otherwise humdrum mood and what better to accompany them than this portable USB disco ball?
It may not be very big or powerful, but it will get you into the mood. Amazon, ₹249
Makeup that pops
Their fearlessness translates to their makeup choices as well with playful eyeshadow, eyeliner that accentuates their cat eyes. and a bold red lip to set ablaze whichever unfortunate soul crosses their path on a bad day. Huda Beauty, ₹2,495 and Kay Beauty, ₹424
Fill their home with a warm aroma
They don’t always find it easy to unwind. Your list of gifts for a Leo can include aromas and incense that emulate the warm glow of their ruling Sun and help them relax.
Loban is not just ritualistic but its aroma can serve as a fragrant cleanser for the home and soul. Good Earth, ₹600