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 ocean, this soft and romantic decorative piece is ideal for a bedroom vanity or dresser.

Of course, with the moon being their ruling planet - we could see Cancer loving a moon lamp. Cosying up to the warm glow of the moon while reading a book before bed looks like Cancer's version of the perfect night.

Price: £37.50 (was £42)

Providing a soft ethereal glow, this highlighter palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills named Moon Child couldn't be more appropriate.

This beautiful locket pendant is perfect for a Cancer to keep a sentimental picture close to their heart. Often associated with The Crab, their pearl birthstone is incorporated through the exquisite Mother of Pearl inlay.

Reminiscent of a coastal escape, the Sea Salt candle from The White Company has notes of crisp sea salt and fresh vetivert, with peaceful oakmoss and cedarwood that remind us of The Crab.

Appeal to their sentimental side with a set of distressed or vintage photo frames. A photo frame makes gifting a little bit more personal, and it's something that Cancer can display in their home, which they will really appreciate.

Price: £24.99

Being fairly tactile, Cancers appreciate soft and cosy textures, which is where a blanket will come in. It may come in handy for them to wrap around themselves while they snuggle up while they watch their favourite romantic movie.

Price: £10.35 (was £11.50)

A gift set containing healing crystals selected especially with Cancer in mind. Including Moonstone, Rose Quartz, Carnelian and Red Jasper.

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 Cancer's 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.

Samantha Price is a Commercial Content Writer at Spirit & Destiny covering topics such as fashion, beauty and wellness. She joined Bauer Media as an intern at heat and Closer, and just a few months later, in 2022 scored a role as a Commercial Content Writer for Mother & Baby, Yours and Spirit & Destiny covering topics on family life. After a year of writing for these brands, Samantha joined the Fashion, & Beauty team.

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