The Man Repeller Gift Guide Is Here, and It Doubles as a Horoscope

Welcome to the Annual Man Repeller Gift Guide! As you may know,

we love
a theme party
that moonlights as gift-giving advice around
here, and this year’s theme is “horoscopes.” A timely
celebration of the 2010s’ primary source of digital catnip as
this decade come to a close, but also an excuse to create TWELVE
highly personalized gift vignettes for your shopping pleasure.
We’re breaking them up over the course of the next four days,
starting with fire signs and followed by earth, water, and air–so
be sure to keep checking back for more treats (think of it like an
advent calendar, except you get to eat multiple chocolates at
once). Now, without further ado, I’ll hand the mic over to
astrological aficionado Sarah Panlibuton Barnes who is far more
qualified to wax poetic on the stars and their plans for your
presents. -Harling Ross

’Tis the season for schlepping our skin suits across town in
the sleet and tumult to be with the people we love. Isn’t it
adorable that we like each other enough to leave our individual
blanket nests and brave airports and train stations full of human
beings literally projectile-sneezing as if they have never once
sneezed in public before and have no idea what the proper protocol
is? That is how much we want to gather and be merry, and no one
gets that more than our social butterfly fire signs: Aries, Leo,
and Sagittarius.

If you took an astrological survey of any given crowd of dogged
holiday errand-runners, I reckon you’d find a disproportionate
number of fire signs, dressed to the nines and clutching bottles of
champagne, squinting against the rain and trudging onward toward
the fête. Luckily for their loved ones, no other set of signs in
the zodiac lights up the room quite like them! Fire signs are like
a Scandinavian hearth decorated for a Hygge-themed spread in a
lifestyle magazine. They are the warm crackling fire, the
overflowing blanket ladder loaded down with throws, the twinkling
lights on a Christmas tree, platters full of pillar candles. They
exude passion, jubilance, originality, and warmth.

Now, you’re probably asking yourself: How can we ever repay
the fire signs in our lives for all the delight they so
benevolently spread wherever they go? Well, buddy, do I have some
answers for you! Allow me to serve you this steamin’ hot Fire
Sign Gift Guide on a gold platter, replete with luxurious delights
and shiny stuff that will please these astrological superstars.


Aries are the fiery first sign of the zodiac—animated by a
contagious joie de vivre. They set trends, they stand up for what
they believe in, and they like shiny stuff. They are known for
being the first on the dance floor, the first to recommend an edgy
party theme, and the first to say, “Hey, should we climb that
fire escape?” Think Joan of Arc mixed with Helena Bonham Carter
mixed with a powerful wild stallion mixed with a baby.

Satisfy the Aries need to sparkle with these golden
and glittering
. To layer on the drama, add this fur headband
(now 40% off) and help the Aries in your life look like a beautiful
upright woodland creature. These oxblood
paired with ($8!) headlamp-colored sunglasses and a
fancy tiger-print purse
will have everyone asking, who’s that girl that looks like the
human version of the words “rendezvous” and “mystique” and
“sumptuous”? To round it out, give your Aries this extra
aesthetically-pleasing set of soaps, because, hey, you can never go
wrong with nice soap.

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If you have a Leo to shop for this holiday season, there is one
important rule to keep in mind: Leos are the star of every show.
Are you with me? Here is a pop quiz to check your comprehension. At
a baby shower, who is the star of the show?

A. The parents of the human baby.
B. The human baby.
C. The acquaintance from work who came for the charcuterie and
champagne but happens to be a Leo.

Correct. The answer is C. Now that we’re all on the same page,
may I recommend some prezzies? Spoil the Leos in your life with
these rose
quartz eye socket massagers
to banish any dark circles that
result from the late-night carousing that will be requested of
them, and if that doesn’t work they can pop on these glittering sunglasses
(alternative $68 option here) made with
actual crystals and no one will know they even have eyes, let alone
dark circles! Stuff ’em both in this pretty woven purse and you will
give the gift of portable options for what to do with one’s eyes
no matter the circumstance! Show your Leo how committed you are to
the highest manifestations of both their style, comfort, and
relaxation by pairing these dainty,
discounted mules
with some luxurious cashmere
socks from Elder Statesman
and this **** candle created for people
(*cough* Leos *cough*) who project a kind of unpredictable ***

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Shopping for Sag is all about whimsy and surprise. Sagittarius is
bored easily and craves novelty and surprise. So here is what I
think you should do according to astrology: Gather up these mind-bending espresso cups,
this bucket
that looks as if it were once owned by an empress and is
currently on sale for half its original price,
this big ol’ shiny gold ring
(if you’re in the market for a
splurge), and these party-ass sequin
velvet boots
, leave the presents on the coffee table, and while
your lucky recipient is distracted by your excellent gift-giving,
pop out from behind some large piece of furniture and yell
“SEASON’S GREETINGS!” They’ll love it.

Or! Target your gifting strategy to Sag’s infamous wanderlust.
Since Sag is always down for an adventure, set them up in style
with one of these watches, with one
set to local time and one set to adventure time (or whatever time
zone they will be jetting off to next) Don’t forget some stationery so
Sag can send you a thank-you note. And just for giggles, pick up
this meme game so they have
some conversation starters when there’s a lull in conversation at
the kasbah.

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Come back tomorrow for all the earth babies in your life! (Then
stick around until Thursday and Friday for water and air.)

12 PHOTOS click for more

Photographer: Cody Guilfoyle
Prop Stylist: Sara

Art Direction/Production: Sabrina Santiago 
Market: Leandra Medine Cohen, Harling Ross &
Elizabeth Tamkin 

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