Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and whether the majority of your friends are single or taken (or somewhere in between), the holiday is a great opportunity to remind them just how special they are to you! Brighten their week by choosing the perfect treat that lets them know you’re thinking of them.
But what candy will your friends appreciate the most? Their sun sign may offer some insight into the right choice:
Much like pop star and celebrity Aquarius Justin Timberlake, caramel is smooth and generally well-liked. Indulge your Aquarius-born besties with a Carmello bar, a Milky Way or any other caramel-heavy candy. Just go easy on the profusive expressions of love; Aquarians are easily overwhelmed by excess emotion.
Pisces: Salt Water Taffy
What’s usually sweet, but sometimes a little salty? You guessed it—Pisces. One of the most emotional signs, your fishy friends will appreciate the sentiment behind the Valentine even more than the candy itself. Be sure to tell them how much they mean to you!
The Bull is aggressive and intensely competitive. Friends born under Aries will appreciate the challenge implied by this hard candy’s intimidating moniker.
Both a fixed sign and an Earth sign, Taurus have an intense appreciation for material comforts. They love sumptuous fabrics and cozy nights in, so treat your Taurean friends to butterscotch, the richest and most decadent of the classic candies.
Gemini: Jelly Beans
Both mutable and an air sign, a Gemini’s mood and interests can change faster than it takes you to write them a Valentine’s Day message! Keep their short attention spans engaged by selecting candy with a lot going on—like a variety pack of jelly beans.
Cancer: Cotton Candy
Wispy and delicate, cotton candy is quite literally spun sugar. And so is the spirit of your loving, ethereal Cancer friends. If you’re having trouble finding cotton candy in your local grocery store, consider skipping the treat aspect altogether and writing them a heartfelt note of appreciation. Just don’t go overboard and make them cry.
Leo: Pop Rocks
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pop Rocks are the loudest candy. Give your Leo their Valentine in a quiet room, and there’s no way the fizzing and crackling in their mouth won’t make them the center of attention. Congratulations! You’ve just made a Leo’s day.
Virgo: Rock Candy
Virgos are an Earth sign ruled by Mercury, the most analytical and rigorous of the ruling planets. These qualities make your Virgo friend the kind of details-oriented realist who prefers a longer-lasting treat. Buy them rock candy.
Libra: Milk Chocolate
Sociable and even-keeled, Libras embody the virtue of balance. Dark chocolate may be too bitter for their moderate palate, but white chocolate is a peasant candy. The peacemaker of the Zodiac will appreciate milk chocolate as a symbol of compromise.
Scorpio: Black Licorice
Black licorice is intense, a little edgy and not for everyone. So basically, it’s the Scorpio of the candy world. Give your Scorpio friends a treat that’s as complex and memorable as they are.
Sagittarius: Dark Chocolate
Sagittarians are the explorers of the Zodiac. Instead of getting them a generic grocery store brand of candy, choose a dark chocolate with enough complexity to satisfy their thirst for discovery.
Capricorn: Peanut Butter Cups
The mountain goat is always climbing, and Capricorns need energy to ascend the corporate ladder. Peanut butter has protein, so buy them peanut butter cups to give them the energy boost. they need to take on the day.
Written by Horoscope.com contributor Grace Culhane