Possibly the most dramatic and theatrical of all the signs, the best gifts for Leo signs will draw on their love to embrace the bright and bold wherever they go. From the best astrology gifts to personalized items, it's all about being loud and sociable for Leo.
And if you're lucky enough to have a Leo loved one, you'll know that wanting to stand out from the crowd doesn't mean they're self-obsessed; in fact, expert Noush Joon from Girl and Her Moon says they're actually "very generous, kind and affectionate". So, with those traits in mind, what should you be looking for when you're after a gift for Leo signs?
When it comes to accessories and jewelry, bold and statement is the way to go: pay homage to their sun alignment with dazzling gold hues, patterns, and sparkly gemstones. While gifts to make their social lives even more fun are always appreciated, remember that Leos need their quiet time too—meaning that some of the best wellness gifts wouldn't go amiss either. Finding the right balance can be tricky, so get ready for Leo season with these 16 gifts for Leo signs that they'll love whether it's Christmas, their birthday, or any other occasion.
Best gifts for each Zodiac sign
After hunting down the best gift for a Leo, why not take a look at our guides to present buying for all the other Zodiac signs too?
- Gifts for Aries: statement accessories and activewear for this busy sign
- Gifts for Taurus: comfy, thoughtful and luxury gifts for Taurus signs
- Gifts for Gemini: with a fast-paced lifestyle, they need social gifts!
- Gifts for Cancer: dreamy home decor and self-care treats
- Gifts for Virgo: the most practical sign, get the Virgo in your life gifts for alone time
- Gifts for Libra: romantic and luxury gifts will never go amiss for a Libra
- Gifts for Scorpio: spiritual and adventurous gift ideas that this sign will love
- Gifts for Sagittarius: travel gifts and spiritual presents will work for this sign
- Gifts for Capricorn: choose meaningful and sentimental gifts for Capricorns
- Gifts for Aquarius: for this quirky sign, choose gadgets and fun accessories
- Gifts for Pisces: buy stylish accessories and self-care gifts
Meet the experts for gifts for Leo signs
- Noush Joon is an intuitive astrologer at astrology website Girl and her Moon who specializes in properties of nature, human psychology, energy healing and self-development
- Narayana Montúfar is a senior astrologer for Astrology.com who specializes in birth charts
Best gifts for Leo signs
1. Gemstone Zodiac Necklace (Gold)
This delicate necklace is a great gift for Leo signs who want to subtly show their love for the Zodiac off.
With sparkly pearl and white quartz stones intricately arranged in the shape of their constellation, this is sure to become a staple of their wardrobe—and is perfect to pair with the best huggie earrings to keep the attention on the sparkle.
2. Nars Singapore Quad Eyeshadow
Thanks to their Sun alignment, Leos love a golden vibe when it comes to their makeup—and this Nars palette is one of the best eyeshadow palettes for any occasion.
Compact, portable and with four complimentary shades perfect for a sunset lamps inspired eyeshadow look, this is a great option for Leos who agree to spontaneous evening plans: with this in their bags, they’ll be ready to transition from a sun-kissed daytime look to a glam night time vibe in no time.
3. Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera
Leos are all about finding the fun in life, so you can often find them agreeing to spontaneous adventures and trying new activities, whether they're close to home or off in the Amalfi Coast.
This adorable mini version of the classic instant Polaroid camera is the perfect accompaniment to these adventures, and makes for a great gift for Leo signs who want to capture the memories they create on last minute plans.
4. Damselfy Leo scented candle
While Leos love to be out and about, they still need some quiet time to themselves now and again, and what better way to set a calmer atmosphere than with one of the best scented candles?
Featuring an intricate blend of white jasmine, amber and fresh fig, it's a versatile combo that will rival both fall vibes and summer candle scents. This candle has the added bonus of featuring a poem written about the best bits of the Leo personality, to remind your loved one of some of the reasons why you think they’re so great.
5. Missoma Zenyu Chandelier Hoop Earrings
According to our expert Nousha, Leo's love to be “bold, dramatic, theatrical” and thrive at the center of attention— and these gorgeous statement earrings tick all of those boxes.
With a stunning gold chandelier style design in 18 carat gold plating, these earrings remind us of the sun, which is exactly the energy your favorite Leo wants to exude; making it one of the best gifts for Leo. Plus, Missoma are dedicated to reducing their impact on the Earth with carbon-neutral delivery and working with responsible factories, making them one of the best sustainable jewelry brands.
6. Leo: Harness the Power of the Zodiac By Stella Andromeda
Tailored specifically to the Leo sign, this handbook is all you could need to learn how to make the most of the unique quirks and traits of your Zodiac.
With advice on everything from careers to love to goal-setting, this is a useful gift for your Leo loved one who turns to the stars for advice and is one of the best astrology gifts you could offer.
7. Charlotte Tilbury Holiday K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lip Kit
Leo signs love to stand out, so why not pick them up this show-stopping lip kit from Charlotte Tilbury, which includes the brand's lipstick in Rosy Seduction, and their Lip Cheat lip liner for a super impactful make-up look. It's perfect whether they're headed out for a night with the girls, or attending an important work event!
8. Handmade Jesmonite Paint Your Own Bowl Kit
Narayana points out that the “Leo is also a highly creative sign known for its hobbies” and so will always appreciate a crafty gift to get stuck into on a rainy afternoon.
This Handmade Jesmonite Paint Your Own Bowl Kit comes with everything they’ll need to make a funky new nibble bowl for their next social gathering—the perfect gift for Leo signs who love a unique and personal staple piece to spice up their hygge home decor vibe.
9. Herd Mentality card game
This Sun sign never takes themselves too seriously and loves to bring a bit of silliness to their lives, so are often up for trying even the wackiest of board games.
With random ‘Would you Rather’ dilemmas, tiny toy cow currency and an angry-looking pink cow for good measure, this family-friendly game is a great gift for Leo hosts who prefer to throw fun gatherings over wild parties.
10. MAC Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eyeliner in Permanent Vacation
Leos are known for their flair for the theatrical—as our expert Nousha highlights, “it’s all about the production of life!” Help your favorite Leo secure their place as the star of the show with this vibrant gel eyeliner, perfect to execute the best colorful eyeliner looks.
The shade Permanent Vacation is a bright gold hue and is designed with a Line-Lock Technology that means it’ll stay put all day (and night!) long.
11. Personalized Cocktail Making Kit
Leo signs love learning something new and staying sociable, making a cocktail making kit a perfect combination of some of their key interests. This pick from Becky Broome includes a cut effect stirring glass, a twisted copper bar spoon, a copper strainer, and a double-sided copper jigger, to ensure you get those single and double measures correct.
If buying this as one of the best gifts for Leo loved ones, you can also personalize the glass too with their name if you want, for something really unique.
12. Miu Miu cat-eye-frame sunglasses
These statement shades are the perfect gift for Leo signs who aren’t afraid of being noticed, whether they're traveling or just doing some retail therapy—in fact, these fit Noush’s description of wanting “to be seen and recognized” to a tee.
With an animal-print style pattern offering a subtle nod to their Lion Zodiac animal, and a playful shape to add a bit of fun to any outfit, these sunglasses were made for your fashionable Leo friends.
13. KODAK Luma 75 Portable Pocket Projector
Compact, portable and super cute: this mini smartphone projector is the perfect gift for Leos who are always up for a last-minute movie night to stream the best rom coms on Netflix.
Simply connect with wireless AirPlay (or plug your phone in with a USB cable) and play anything from films to a slideshow of photos, to form the backdrop of a party.
14. Makeup Revolution Glow Molten Body Liquid Illuminator
Help your friend glow like their Sun alignment, with this gift for Leo signs who love a good party.
Narayana reckons that Leos love a glittery vibe to stand out from the crowd, and this easy-to-apply shimmer will do just that, giving them a bright and golden edge to their complexion.
Just be sure to choose the right shade for your friend’s skin: they recommend that pink is best for lighter-medium skin, gold suits medium-dark tone, and opt for bronze for dark skin.
15. Papier Rise and Shine bullet journal
The high energy of Leos means they’re often passionate and set themselves big goals. These beautiful notebooks from Papier are designed to help plan, organize and track those goals in a creative way with guided journaling ideas, making them one of the best planners for Leo signs.
The blank pages give them the freedom to express their plans however they like, and the bright and colorful options make for a vibrant addition to their desk.
16. Oliver Bonas Leopard Print Brown Weekend Bag
Narayana suggests that since Leo's animal sign is a lion, they “may appreciate faux fur or animal print”. If your recipient often rocks a bold print with pride, this leopard print weekend bag is a great gift for Leo signs who aren’t afraid to stand out, especially if it fits their color analysis palette.
It's got a main compartment and a handy side and inner pocket too for traveling organization, and a small wallet attached to the outside for all of your essentials.
Sadia is a freelance lifestyle writer with a love for all things self-care. Previously a staff writer at The Know Media, she left in late 2021 for an MA in World Literature at the University of Warwick, and has been freelancing in between procrastinating her dissertation. She has since written for publications like Stylist Magazine, Delish UK and Mollie Magazine, amongst others.
When she’s not writing (or making yet another excessively colour-coded To Do list) you can find her reading everything from modern classics to contemporary debuts, or else tending to her many thriving plant babies.
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