Ask any of my loved ones, and they’ll tell you that I’m arguably the hardest person to find gifts for. That’s due in part to the nature of my job as an editor—I’m constantly scrolling through Nordstrom or Shopbop, so it’s made me a picky shopper. Choosing to give me a gift can go one of two ways: it becomes a part of my forever wardrobe, or it somehow ends up being a part of the subsequent closet clean out. And if that sounds harsh, I want to let you in on a little secret: I’m not the only one that feels this way. If your loved one is also a cancer zodiac sign, I can guarantee they’re just as picky about their clothing as I am.
Born between June 22 and July 22, this sensitive sign’s emblem is the crab, which manifests itself, especially in the importance this sign places on what it wears (aka its “shell”). But unlike other astrological signs, this water sign won’t be swayed to adopt by every fashion trend making waves. For this sign, it’s far more compelling to build a wardrobe filled with pieces that bring them joy—whether investing in a secondhand gem, designer items on sale, or something from a rising fashion brand. It’s no surprise then that shopping for this sign is no easy feat.
Luckily for you, I’m sharing 36 fabulous finds on my wish list that can serve as a starting point. Whether you’re considering treating yourself for your own birthday or want a few vetted gift ideas, I’ve got you covered.