The 3 Best Father's Day Gifts For Dad, Based On His Zodiac Sign

It goes without saying that we should love and respect the great fathers in our lives every day of the year. But it's especially appropriate to give them a little something (or a big something, depending on your budget) on the holiday designed for them. If you're stuck for ideas, try choosing a Father's Day gift based on his zodiac sign. You might be surprised at how accurate the picks can be.

Father's Day is always the third Sunday in June, as affirmed by Calendarpedia, which means that the holiday itself is a Gemini. (Since that sign rules communication, it should be easy to express your loving feelings when you write out your card.) Even if your dad, husband, partner, uncle, or brother isn't a believer in horoscopes, it's still fun to look and see how closely their personalities match the typical characteristics of their sun signs. (My dad's and my husband's resemblance to theirs is eerily accurate.)

As you browse the mall or scroll through online sites, of course you'll want to keep your recipients' personal preferences in mind. But for a fun twist on your gift-giving, look to the stars as well. Here are some suggested starter ideas for each individual sign.

Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19)

Energetic, devoted, and sometimes impulsive, the Aries man is always up for a challenge or to help out the people he loves. They also love sports, according to The Bump, so a Ram dad is likely to be the one coaching the soccer team or taking the kids to an afternoon baseball game.

Leo (Jul 23-Aug 22)

As dads, Leos are like the lions their sign represents: loving, playful, fierce when they need to be, and extremely proud of their children and their accomplishments. They also enjoy being treated regally themselves, so pampering presents are the way to go for your Lion.

Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22)

With a Virgo dad in the house, you can be sure that the kids' rooms will be neatly organized and their homework turned in on time. As The Talko noted, Virgo fathers are "the glue that keeps the family together." Practical Father's Day gifts will always be a hit, but don't ignore a Virgo-born dad's enjoyment of high-quality comforts, either.

Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21)

Protective and loyal, Scorpio dads are the ones who'll "teach their kids to stand up for themselves," according to The Bump. They know the value of a secret, so they'll never betray the little confidences their children whisper. As for gift-giving, you'll do well with presents that appeal to their love of mystery and problem-solving.

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18)

The Aquarius dad is totally chill, so he's not likely to flip out when the kids cut their own hair or offer him mud sandwiches. He's a good helper with science-fair projects, and he'll be the one raising the kids' awareness of social issues. Aquarians love new gadgets, according to Not Retrograde, so use that as a starting point for your Father's Day shopping.