Gift Giving By The Numbers

“On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me….. ” Do you want to know what your true love really wants? I thought it might be perfect timing to point out that Numerology is a wonderful way to select a gift because we tend to gravitate towards things that are a reflection of our energy, in fact, our energy is the very reason we want the things we do.

Here is a little shopping advice courtesy of the Numbers:

Born on the 1st, 10th, 19th or 28th

Uniqueness counts to a person with 1 energy so look for something unusual. 1s tend to be quite physical so look into his or her favorite sport and perhaps buy them the tennis racquet of their dreams or even consider purchasing tickets to their favorite sporting event or even a sports club membership. Ones are quite ambitious and are destined to be their own boss so perhaps a subscription to an Entrepreneur Magazine would be a useful item. For her a unique “one of a kind” piece of jewelry would make her eyes light up and make her spirits bright. The one thing you don’t want to give a 1 for Christmas is advice…or anything everyone else in the world has.

Born on the 2nd, 11th, 20th or 29th

Your 2 person is such a romantic so think about a framed picture of yourself with a little love note. You might buy a bottle of wine and some crystal glasses and add in a candle and a promise of an intimate dinner together. People with 2 energy tend to be collectors so perhaps, if you do not know, find out what item they collect and buy a new addition for their collection. A CD of their favorite music is an excellent idea and you might even want to pick out some soft vibrational music to soothe their souls. Heart shaped necklace for her or any jewelry that is sentimental. A gift of a poetry book or a DVD of a romantic movie might be just the ticket too. 2s can be a bit nit-picky about their clothing so it might be best to leave those choices up to them.

Born on the 3rd, 12th, 21st or 30th

People with 3 energy tend to be trend setters so when it comes to how they dress, think stylish and trendy. They also do not mind the attention so do not fear bold colors and styles when picking out clothing. 3s admire luxury so when it comes to decorator pillows and throws or anything for the home, think decadent. Perfume or cologne, hair products, cosmetics and jewelry all would please a 3. Think playful and fun too and remember video games for him and a DVD of a great comedy for her. If it makes you laugh, buy it and you can be sure your favorite 3 will love it.

Born on the 4th, 13th, 22nd or 31st

Think practical and sensible and you have the picture for your favorite 4. They hate to waste money and that includes yours, so make sure it is an item they can use. Gardening tools might be a good suggestion as people with 4 energy enjoy working outdoors or in the garden. When it comes to clothing keep your choices on the conventional and practical side. 4s love to be organized so anything for the home, such as desk organizers, would be a welcome gift. Better yet, ask your favorite 4 for a list of items they would love to receive and make them happy by allowing them to make, yet another, list.

Born on the 5th, 14th or 23rd

If your significant other has 5 energy, you have a wide range of options because 5s are multi-talented and have such a curious nature. They love to learn but tend to read the “cliff notes” so an ideal gift would be a magazine subscription on one of his favorite subjects. 5s love things which create an experience and they love travel and adventure. Consider a gift of a getaway weekend, a concert ticket or a gift certificate at a fine restaurant. If your favorite 5 is a female, make Victoria’s Secret a first stop on your shopping trip because she will surely appreciate it. 5s are quite sensuous and making her feel feminine and desired is a great gift. If all else fails, buy your 5 the latest in electronic gadgets or cell phones because 5s truly appreciate new technology.

Born on the 6th, 15th or 24th

Keep warm and cozy in mind and you will do fairly well with a 6. Anything that beautifies the home and brings comfort is a welcome gift. A gift that would delight would be a basket of homemade cookies and hot cocoa mixes, complete with colorful kitchen towels and cocoa mugs. Female 6s prefer comfortable clothing and would probably prefer a soft warm velour jogging suit over something fussier. 6s appreciate homemade gifts and take great joy with decorating so if you have a flair for being crafty, why not consider making your favorite 6 their Christmas gift this year. Other gift ideas include family portraits, music CDs, cookbooks and Godiva Chocolates and animal inspired gifts.

Born on the 7th, 16th or 25th

Time to go to Barnes and Nobles and grab a gift certificate because a book is always a great idea for your favorite 7. You can not go wrong! 7s also appreciate time-worn pieces that speak of simpler times so you might want to consider shopping at your local antique shop for that special something. 7s appreciate quality over quantity so one very special item is your shopping goal.Your 7 is either very spiritual or very scientific but, either way, probably loves anything that is challenging to the mind. A Mahjong game or perhaps a Su Doku Puzzle book would make for an interesting gift. When it comes to clothing, think dignified and classic designs.

Born on the 8th, 17th or 26th

Your favorite 8 likes to look successful so hopefully your pocketbook can stand shopping in the designer label departments. To an 8, appearances do matter. Male or female, your 8 likes expensive jewelry and top of the line apparel. I am sure their letter to Santa included the words BMW, Armani, Bose and Gucci. Can you say “Neiman Marcus?” If all else fails, a leather-bound day runner or attach will do nicely and if you have time, get it monogrammed.

Born on the 9th, 18th or 27th Your 9 has a love of the arts and is probably appreciates fine novels as well. There are many lovely coffee table books on many artistic subjects ranging from interior design to fine art.Your 9 might be one of those people who already has everything so, if that is the case, you might want to donate to his or her favorite charity in his or her name. 9s are the humanitarians of the world and would consider that a worthy gift.

-Alison Baughman