The best Cancer gift guide 2023

Cancer are a deeply nurturing sign.

by Samantha Price |
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Cancer season tends to bring the need for rest, so at this time, you may find yourself wanting to retreat. It serves for some needed respite after a busy Gemini season - where you may have found yourself unable to stop. If this sums up exactly how you are feeling, the best Cancer gift guide is here to see you through the season.

While Gemini season may have meant back to back catch ups with friends, Cancer season is about forming deeper connections and a longing for more meaningful attachments. During this time, take note of how many people from your past resurface to reconnect with you!

Although you may have already read our zodiac gift guide, this season is all about appreciating the water sign, The Crab. These signs have a huge heart and will be openly appreciative of any gift you choose to give. If you find yourself unsure of what to buy your Cancer friend, our Cancer gift guide may serve as some inspiration.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22)

Zodiac symbol: The crab
Element: Water
Ruling planet: Moon
House: Fourth House
Modality: Cardinal
Rules: The midsection

Ruled by the moon, Cancer signs are highly influenced by their emotions. Deeply intuitive, they can pick up on the emotions of those around them. It can make Cancer a great source of support, as their compassionate and nurturing nature means they care about the wellbeing of others, particularly when it comes to family matters.

Unfortunately, they may find this both a blessing and a curse to feel so intensely. As well as being hopeless romantics, Cancers simply care about those around them. It's just in their nature. Sometimes, it may feel as though their kindness is taken advantage of. And as their zodiac sign is symbolised by The Crab, these Cancer natives can tend to retreat if this occurs.

With a strong moon influence, Cancer may find their mood changes often. Despite their soft, maternal nature, they can also be prone to moodiness. However, when this happens, Cancer may find some comfort in spending a day in the confines of their abode to recharge with a soft blanket and a cosy candle.

The best gift guide for a Cancer 2023

These are some of the best gifts that you could get the Cancer in your life.


This beautiful seashell trinket dish is perfect for storing jewellery. With influence from the


Rrp: £16.99

Price: £13.59


Of course, with the moon being their ruling planet - we could see Cancer loving a [moon

Price: £37.50 (was £42)


Providing a soft ethereal glow, this highlighter palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills named Moon


This beautiful locket pendant is perfect for a Cancer to keep a sentimental picture close to their


Reminiscent of a coastal escape, the Sea Salt candle from The White Company has notes of crisp sea


Appeal to their sentimental side with a set of distressed or vintage photo frames. A photo frame

Price: £24.99


Being fairly tactile, Cancers appreciate soft and cosy textures, which is where a blanket will

Price: £10.35 (was £11.50)


A gift set containing healing crystals selected especially with Cancer in mind. Including

Who are Cancer most compatible with?

Compatibility is all relative in astrology to the bigger picture, with the wider natal chart giving more insight into whether two signs are compatible or not. While sun signs provide a sweeping view of compatibility, looking at Moon, Venus, Mars or Mercury signs between charts gives a better indication.

The Moon governs emotions: Venus governs what we look for in a relationship, Mars rules passion and sexuality, and Mercury rules communication. Therefore, these planetary aspects may be of more use when looking at romantic compatibility.

Generally speaking, Cancer may find themselves compatible with fellow water signs (Scorpio or Pisces) due to their understanding of Cancers' emotional nature. Alternatively, Cancer may find a good match in their opposing sign, Capricorn. A Capricorn, along with the other earth signs (Virgo or Taurus), may be able to provide balance, security and protection, which is something that Cancer values.

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