We all love a good gift suggestion around this time of year, yeah? What not a better suggestion than those made around our astrological chemistries! Get all into the stars with us…
- Sozelle Crystal Necklaces
Aries, the ram! This sign loves to climb a mountain and what else would a ram need on their journey besides a good bar of soap (Mountain Soap that is) and a little twinkle and sparkle with Sozelle’s Crystal Necklaces. These fire signs do not shy away from flash and Sozelle necklaces are definitely eye catching with their electric colored string and glittering crystals. Portland Apothecary soaps are beautifully packaged and naturally fragrant with essential oils. The Mountain soap is made with charcoal and scented with rosemary and juniper, which is excellent for absorbing and removing oils and dirt. Practicality and beauty are the perfect tango for these fire signs.
Taurus’ are the very best cooks of the Zodiac and that is a fact! If you know a Taurus who hasn’t yet learned to appreciate the subtlety of flavor and the inherent artistic quality of cooking then this holiday season is the perfect time to inspire them with a beautifully hand carved wooden spoon by George Kelly (the father of Kim Kelly of Woodward Gardens). Whether or not your Taurus friend is a master of the culinary arts they are sure to love the crafted earthiness of George Kelly’s spoons. Antelope Studio’s Sierra Necklaces are another excellent choice for a Taurus known for their deep connection with plants and organic matter. Your sweet Ferdinand is sure to appreciate the hand painted twisted rope and pine piece ornament that has been naturally carved by bark beetles.
- Vista Rope Necklaces
Gemini is the sign that, perhaps, most appreciates and understands a dynamic duo. Before and After is a photo-based postcard book imaging a collaboration between artists, Zackary Drucker and A.L. Steiner and is the perfect piece of art to pass on to your sweet twins. The original Gemini twins were the brothers, Castor and Pollux, from Greek myth, who were also said to watch over sailors at sea. Give a nod and a necklace to this ocean loving air sign with a nautical Vista Rope Necklace.
If you could shrink your Cancer down to size, Jo Boyer’s ceramics are exactly the kind of shell your crab would like to crawl into on occasion. But if your friend isn’t small enough to make one of these hanging pods a house, you could still give them this thoughtful gift to hang up in their home for mental escapes. Maricolous means “of the sea”, which already fits your Crab to a tee. Ashley Thayer of Maricolous uses a combination of fiber reactive dyes, acid dyes, and natural dyes, such as eucalyptus bark, black beans, berries, rust, and natural fabrics such as cotton, linen and silk. These gorgeous fabrics come in the form of scarves, napkins, wall hangings and baby quilts. Choose the one best suited to your Cancer.
- YACHT Shangri- LA Neon Sign
A lion is not complete without a showy mane. OLO Hair Oil is the perfect product to encourage your Leo friend to shine. A combination of the fragrances, Rosewood and Cedar, is sure to pull admirers in by the nose and there is nothing these fire signs love more than the warm glow of adoration. Turn on your fire sign with this Shangri-LA Neon Sign by YACHT. Created by a band of magical elves aka YACHT, the Shangri-LA sign has a corresponding song of the same name, which you will probably hear in your head each time you light up your own Shangri-LA.
- RESQ/CO Dog Leash
Earth signs love sleek design and Virgos in particular appreciate organization, making a Make Smith Wallet a perfect way for your earthy friend to put everything in the proper place this holiday season. The 6th house of Virgo also rules small animals. Consider giving a beautiful hand made rope leash from RESQ/CO. A gift for their beloved pet is a sure win with your Virgo friend. And a portion of the profits from your purchase go to animal rescues another aspect of this present, Virgos will appreciate.
SJK’s “Sweetly Sultry” Scent, besides its name, which certainly reflects this sign’s more flirtatious side, is also for balancing, making it an obvious choice for the Zodiac sign represented by the balancing scale. Ruled by Venus, Libras are sure to have a keen appreciation for the beauty and harmony carefully combined in the rod necklaces designed and fabricated by Myrrh. Almost like wearing a balancing scale around your neck, these necklaces provide a tactile way for your Libra friend to weigh all the options.
Lets get right down to it… Scorpio rules the genitals and Woodward Gardens has gathered just the gift for your dear Scorpion friend’s nether regions. V Steam is a small kit containing mugwort, lavender, and calendula for the steaming and pampering of your front, back and center. Ruled by Pluto, guardian of the underworld, your Scorpio is sure to cherish the gothic aesthetic of Neanderthal Accoutrement’s Full Moon leather bags.
Assembly Candle Holders are sure to hit the bullseye this holiday season with your Sagittarius. Your mutable fire sign will surely exclaim at the versatility of Assembly Candle Holders, which can be taken apart and rebuilt in several different formations. Sagittarius’ are famous for their love of travel, making fashions from Osei-Duro the perfect gift. This designer is based in Los Angeles and Accra, Ghana. All the textiles and garments are produced in Ghana using traditional West African methods with concern for both the local economy and environmental sustainability. All this and gorgeous too, a win win.
Earthnform’s has created these functional ceramic objects from plastic waste, such as febreeze packaging material. The artists’ goal was to shed light on one of the world’s biggest environmental problems-plastic waste, which, besides the sleek and well-made design, your earth-loving Capricorn is sure to appreciate. Made with snake vertibrae, crystals, and dedicated craftsmanship, by a Capricorn herself, Zumi Rosow’s necklaces are certain to scratch your goat’s itch for the occult.
- Made With Love Bracelets
Nobody appreciates air suspension like an Aquarian, which will make Jen Kuroki’s polished and cleverly designed hanging planters a hit with your water-barer. Aquarius is also the sign of the humanitarian. Made with love bracelets are just the gift for this idealistic and philanthropic sign. Made by a women’s co-operative in Dejenne, Mali in West Africa for a fair wage, the profits go to support homeless children in Dakar, Senegal, providing, shelter, meals, education and training programs.
Your mystical Pisces will love Adina Mills’ rings and necklaces. These jewels, which consist of chunky iridescent stones set in thickly lackered ceramic settings, look like they were harvested from a hollographic cave on witch mountain. Your sensual water sign is sure to appreciate Love with a Stranger… Coco X Love With a Stranger that is! This is the first book in a series of trailers by Los Angeles based artist Margaret Haines for her forthcoming feature film Coco. A beautifully designed book, Coco X Love with a Stranger, explores female identity and is based on the narrative structure of Don Quixote.
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Otherwild Zodiac Gift Guide
Graphic design by OtherwildBy Marty Windahl (MW)
Marty Windahl (MW) is an LA based writer, artist, witch and author of a weekly horoscope based on tarot called TAROTSCOPES. OTHERWILD GOODS & SERVICES is a hybrid retail store and graphic design studio in Los Angeles, CA dedicated to design in it’s many facets. These friends and collaborators have teamed up to bring you a holiday gift guide. Here, MW has chosen a selection of gifts from Otherwild based on the different signs of the zodiac.
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