The Universe's Guide to Mother's Day

Apr 20, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. ET
Mom and baby
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The Mother Lode

Moms: We've all got one, one way or another. For some, it's a complicated or distant relationship. For others, it's the stuff of Hallmark movies or at the very least some version of Lady Bird. And, of course, some are now mothers themselves, unspooling the threads of how to raise a human to be the kind of person they want to see in the world. 

If you're celebrating Mother's Day this May, we want to help you get out of your "what do I get her?" rut. Whether it's putting in a request for your own gifts or buying for the mother figure in your life, we've added a cosmic twist to our suggestions: We've based them on mom's zodiac sign. 

For each sign, we've got a gift idea, a delicious cocktail to whip up for brunch (or breakfast in bed) and a fun activity to get out of the house and into the world with the people you love. 

So figure out what mom's zodiac sign is (or have her birthday handy) and dive into our best suggestions for every star sign. Happy Mother's Day, moms. 

1 /36: Aries: March 21 – April 19

1/36 :Aries: March 21 – April 19

2 /36: Aries Brunch Cocktail: Cucumber Bloody Mary

2/36 :Aries Brunch Cocktail: Cucumber Bloody Mary

3 /36: Aries Activity: Kayak Tour

3/36 :Aries Activity: Kayak Tour

4 /36: Taurus: April 20 – May 20

Tuscan Terra Cotta Vase
Image: Pottery Barn

4/36 :Taurus: April 20 – May 20

5 /36: Taurus Brunch Cocktail: Blood Orange-Balsamic Mimosa

5/36 :Taurus Brunch Cocktail: Blood Orange-Balsamic Mimosa

6 /36: Taurus Activity: Wander Your Local Botanical Gardens

6/36 :Taurus Activity: Wander Your Local Botanical Gardens

7 /36: Gemini: May 21 – June 21

Strawberry Concealed Spiral Notebook by Kate Spade
Image: Kate Spade

7/36 :Gemini: May 21 – June 21

8 /36: Gemini Brunch Cocktail: Earl Grey-Gin Tea

8/36 :Gemini Brunch Cocktail: Earl Grey-Gin Tea

9 /36: Gemini Activity: Paint Night

9/36 :Gemini Activity: Paint Night

10 /36: Cancer: June 22 – July 22

One Line a Day Journal
Image: Mod Cloth

10/36 :Cancer: June 22 – July 22

11 /36: Cancer Cocktail: Cranberry Ramos Gin Fizz

11/36 :Cancer Cocktail: Cranberry Ramos Gin Fizz

12 /36: Cancer Activity: Wild Animal Tour

12/36 :Cancer Activity: Wild Animal Tour

13 /36: Leo: July 23 – Aug. 22

Gold Sparkle Nail Polish
Image: Saks Fifth Avenue

13/36 :Leo: July 23 – Aug. 22

14 /36: Leo Cocktail: Shimmery Champagne

14/36 :Leo Cocktail: Shimmery Champagne

15 /36: Leo Activity: Spa Day

Woman in a green spa
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15/36 :Leo Activity: Spa Day

16 /36: Virgo: Aug. 23 – Sept. 22

Water bottle with a crystal in it
Image: Amazon

16/36 :Virgo: Aug. 23 – Sept. 22

17 /36: Virgo Cocktail: Plum & Thyme Prosecco

17/36 :Virgo Cocktail: Plum & Thyme Prosecco

18 /36: Virgo Activity: Yin Yoga

Women in child's pose at yoga class
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18/36 :Virgo Activity: Yin Yoga

19 /36: Libra: Sept. 23 – Oct. 22

Essential oil reed diffuser
Image: Amazon

19/36 :Libra: Sept. 23 – Oct. 22

20 /36: Libra Cocktail: Grapefruit Mimosa

20/36 :Libra Cocktail: Grapefruit Mimosa

21 /36: Libra Activity: Art Museum or Gallery

21/36 :Libra Activity: Art Museum or Gallery

22 /36: Scorpio: Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

Black backpack with tan top
Image: Nordstrom

22/36 :Scorpio: Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

23 /36: Scorpio Cocktail: Pear-Coconut Cooler

23/36 :Scorpio Cocktail: Pear-Coconut Cooler

24 /36: Scorpio Activity: Escape Room

24/36 :Scorpio Activity: Escape Room

25 /36: Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

Travel journals
Image: Amazon

25/36 :Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

26 /36: Sagittarius Cocktail: Blackberry Bramble

26/36 :Sagittarius Cocktail: Blackberry Bramble

27 /36: Sagittarius Activity: Cooking classes

Hands making red curry paste
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27/36 :Sagittarius Activity: Cooking classes

28 /36: Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan. 19

Makeup bag with "she's a dreamer, a doer, a thinker, she sees possibility, everywhere" on it
Image: Amazon

28/36 :Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan. 19

29 /36: Capricorn Cocktail: Lavender-Lemonade Prosecco Cocktail

29/36 :Capricorn Cocktail: Lavender-Lemonade Prosecco Cocktail

30 /36: Capricorn Activity: Hiking

30/36 :Capricorn Activity: Hiking

31 /36: Aquarius: Jan. 20 – Feb. 18

Bluetooth speaker
Image: Amazon

31/36 :Aquarius: Jan. 20 – Feb. 18

32 /36: Aquarius Cocktail: Creamy, Boozy Iced Coffee

32/36 :Aquarius Cocktail: Creamy, Boozy Iced Coffee

33 /36: Aquarius Activity: Karaoke

Woman singing karaoke
Image: Getty Images

33/36 :Aquarius Activity: Karaoke

34 /36: Pisces: Feb. 19 – March 20

Microfiber beach towel with blue stripes
Image: Amazon

34/36 :Pisces: Feb. 19 – March 20

35 /36: Pisces Cocktail: Mimosa Smoothie

35/36 :Pisces Cocktail: Mimosa Smoothie

36 /36: Pisces Activity: A Day at the Beach

36/36 :Pisces Activity: A Day at the Beach