Gemini Dad (May 21 - June 20) The fastest way to a Gemini Dad’s heart? A gadget. So anything electronic, from computers to hand-held devices to the smallest clip-on high tech--let’s call it thingy--is sure to result in an explosive shout of joy and that priceless grin that made you fall in live with him in the first place. Prepare for a crushing bear hug, too. What to pick? Decisions, decisions, decisions. Call tech support (also known as your brother, his brother, or his best man).
Cancer Dad (June 21 - July 22) Cancer is one of those rare nurturing dads who's almost as good as--dare we say it--mom. What can be more perfect for this guy than a tactical diaper bag that’s ever so manly? You’d have to do some Googling and window shopping online for one though as there may not be anything local. But you could probably get one customized. Think Quiapo.
Leo Dad (July 23 - August 22) What are men but just grown-up boys? Nothing is truer when it comes to the Leo Dad, and you know he’s been aching for that latest video game for ages. You can go and get him that, but prepare for some lost quality time in exchange. Do not despair. Here’s another gift option: a membership to a challenging gym. Because Lions are also known to love exercising (fine, more for vanity’s sake than for health).
Virgo Dad (August 23 - September 22) Deep thoughts run quietly behind the eyebrows of the Virgo father. There’s never a bigger geek if you ever saw one. Logic puzzles will go a long way. If you can find someone to teach him the ancient Chinese game of Go and be his regular opponent, that is also perfect. But, don’t worry, he’ll be happy enough if you gift him with a set of relatively dense books that deal with history, science, politics or finance.
Libra Dad (September 23 - October 22) Remember how your Libra Boyfriend always took you out to lunch and dinner and even breakfast? Well, now that he is your husband and the father of your kids, the Libra Dad still isn’t any different. He enjoys eating out. Take him to a new place, doesn’t have to be fancy But the food must be great. And they must serve beer.
Scorpio Dad (October 23 - November 21) The Scorpio Hubby has deep secrets. In his mind, he often lives a different life. Don’t worry, he’s totally devoted to you and the kids. He’s not that expressive so you may not know some of his fantasies. Share some of your own and maybe you’ll get an inkling of his innermost desires. It could have to do with costumes, role playing, and hmmm…leather?
Sagittarius Dad (November 22 - December 21) It’s travel, travel, and more travel for this one. Plan a trip that would have you flying out, renting a car, then driving to new, surprising destinations. Go off the beaten tourist track. Visit the markets. Take your meals at the local eateries, no restaurants please. Expect road trip inconveniences so factor them into your adventure plans. But new experiences will more than balance things out.
Capricorn Dad (December 22 - January 19) It’s officially the end of summer and an Earth sign like Capricorn dreads the onset of the monsoon. He doesn’t like getting wet. One of those uniquely designed umbrellas would be a perfect gift. Or that classy raincoat. Get him both, and he won’t have any worries stepping out into the rain.
Aquarius Dad (January 20 - February 18) Aquarius Dad often has a lot of things on his mind, and he does tend to be forgetful at times and misplaces things. It’s amusing sometimes--and often it’s not. There’s this cool electronic tag you can have him attach to his keys, cell phone, camera, or bag. Get him that ASAP. It’s not just for him, it will also spare you a lot of grief next time he misplaces his car keys or cell phone.
Pisces Dad (February 19 - March 20) Well, the photography bug has bitten this one so anything that has to do with taking pictures and storing them would do the trick. Go vintage and rare and gift him with a collectible. If it’s too expensive, go get him a photography event or tour. Something to let loose the shutterbug energy in him.
Aries Dad (March 21 - April 19) Go literal on this fire sign. Get him one of those really big grills large enough to throw in a whole cow. But if the budget does not agree, you can always take him out to a number of his favorite or newly opened grilled or smoked meat places. Put the fire in his belly, so to speak.
Taurus Dad (April 20 - May 20) Outdoorsy, adventurous Taurus doesn’t need to go ranging far and wide. He can just be as happy getting his hand dirty digging in the earth. He’s actually a better gardener than you. Buy him a few new plants and set him loose on the garden. He’ll be content there and relaxed. A proper bonsai would probably see him doing cartwheels.