Happy Birthday, Cancer babies! We have officially left Gemini season and entered into Cancer season, from June 21 through July 22. It’s your party, so you can cry if you want to, and we’ve got the tissues ready on hand for you because, let's face it — cancers are EMOTIONAL. We love our sensitive, sentimental Cancers, and all the loyalty and empathy they bring to the table. It’s no doubt they make some of the best friends, so you’re likely celebrating someone’s special day this month. Whether you were born in Cancer season, or one of your besties was, Etsy has all the best products for whoever you’re shopping for. Here’s our ultimate guide to shopping for a Cancer's big birthday.
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Despite being a water sign, Cancers can always appreciate the calming effect of candles around their homes. Not only does this homemade soy candle say “Cancer” on it, but it is also made with herbs and fragrances specifically designed with Cancers in mind, such as lavender, chamomile, and ylang-ylang. These fragrances are known to be calming and relaxing, with ylang-ylang specifically driving anxieties away. This is perfect for a Cancer who might be feeling insecure or needs to quiet their range of emotions to maintain peace. It also includes small amethyst and citrine crystals. Amethyst, like chamomile, encourages calm, while citrine brings prosperity.
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Cancers are guided by their emotions, so they tend to be sentimental when it comes to their homes and the people in them. So you can’t go wrong gifting them with home decor to help make their safe haven even more of their own. This print proudly proclaims “Cancer” and shows a beautiful image of the constellation that makes up the sign, along with the dates and symbol. Perfect for any Cancer’s bedroom.
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Sensitive Cancers love soft things to keep them warm and snuggly while relaxing. What could possibly be better than a Cancer blanket? The interior of this one is soft, fluffy Sherpa, and it’s even hooded for maximum snuggliness. Perfect for those nights in, whether hiding from the world to cry, or just enjoying the harmony of their home from the comfort of their couch. It features an image of the Cancer constellation in the night sky as well as the symbol and name of the sign.
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For a different type of home decor than a typical paper print, which your favorite Cancer may already have enough of, a metal print is a great alternative. This artwork features a gorgeous Cancer goddess on metallic aluminum to add some shine to any room. Your Cancer bestie will love the feminine power from this piece, as well as the modern feel of the art. It comes in three sizes, with two different options for mounting, so it could fit in any space.
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To bring both comfort and style to your favorite Cancer’s home, look no further than these adorable crab throw pillows. The crab is the symbol of the Cancer Zodiac sign, and the art on these pillows come in either blue or black to match any decor. Throw pillows are both a nice touch to brighten your Cancer bestie’s home, and also a soft snuggly comfort for the perfect night in, relaxing away from the stresses and anxieties of the world.
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This beautiful ceramic planter has the Cancer constellation hand carved in, and it’s the perfect size for succulents or other small plants. Your Cancer best friend will love having a new spot in the house or office for fresh flowers or a leafy green plant. It’ll bring new life to her home, which you know she can never get enough of, as well as show off how proud she is to be a Cancer.
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Rose is another fragrance that works particularly well for Cancers. This perfume is a combination of rose, lily, and chrysanthemum, which have nurturing and romantic characters, much like a Cancer. This fragrance will help to bring out the maternal qualities in your Cancer friend, as well as smell great. It’s a small roll-on size good for on-the-go, and has an option to come with either rose quartz or amethyst crystals. Amethyst is great for calming nerves, and rose quartz, like rose fragrance, can help bring out that romantic side of a Cancer.
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This crystal set was curated especially for Cancers, and even contains a pamphlet that explains what each stone is for, how best to use them, and what makes them perfect for a Cancer. The crystals in the set are moonstone, citrine, rose quartz, clear quartz, and carnelian. Carnelian is a good grounding stone for the ever-emotional Cancer. Cancers are ruled by the Moon, so naturally moonstone works to draw out that nurturing Moon energy, while rose quartz is good for channeling the compassionate tendencies Cancers are known for.
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You know your Cancer best friend wants to proudly display her sun sign to the world, so what better way than with a necklace with her zodiac sign? This charm necklace comes in silver, gold, or rose gold, and can be customized to different lengths. It’s cute and minimalist, so it won’t attract too much unnecessary attention to your reserved or shy Cancer friend.
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No one can have too many candles around their home, especially not a Cancer. Prayer candles are taller than most normal candles, and are typically burned while setting intentions and thinking positively in order to manifest your desires. Good vibes are important to the universe. Whether your Cancer believes in the power of manifesting or not, it’s still a cute candle complete with artwork of a Cancer goddess, a perfect new addition to her home.
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There were a few other gift ideas involving rose quartz, but this is a necklace designed specifically to show off your rose quartz. Crystals aren’t just meant to sit around and look pretty, they’re sparkly and cute enough to incorporate into your daily jewelry as well. And rose quartz really is the perfect stone for a Cancer. It draws out the already nurturing, loving, and compassionate parts of your friend's star placement. This necklace comes with four different options for stone shape: pyramid, nugget, triangle, or hexagon.
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Cancers can have some serious struggles with stress and anxieties, and sometimes they just need something calming to help quiet everything going on in their minds or hearts. This Chill Energy Spray contains chamomile and lavender, perfect herbs for calming those anxieties in a Cancer. It’s a great tool for relaxation and, obviously, chilling.
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Cancer is ruled by the Moon, so this personalized necklace incorporates all aspects of the zodiac sign: the Moon, the crab, the symbol, the name, and you can also choose either a June (Alexandrite) or July (Ruby) birthstone, as well as the initial of your Cancer friend’s first name. It’s really the perfect accessory for anyone who is truly proud to be a Cancer.
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A simple, yet beautiful decoration to help complete a Cancer’s home decore is this hoop embroidered with the Cancer constellation. The constellation design is hand-stitched with silver metallic thread on indigo linen. It’s lovely just like the night sky, and makes a cute gift for a Cancer who loves handmade items.
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Maybe your Cancer bestie prefers bracelets to necklaces, or she prefers more subtle hints of showing off her Cancer sun sign. This crab bracelet is much less in-your-face “I’m a Cancer!” than some of the other jewelry choices, which might be exactly what your shy Cancer friend would prefer. The bracelet is made of hemp, and comes in almost any color you can imagine, so she’ll be sure to love wearing her favorite color along with the crab charm.
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Let’s be honest, your Cancer bestie probably already has way too many candles. Maybe what she really needs is a new glass votive candle holder complete with her Cancer symbol. It does come with a candle, as well — we recommend the lavender scented option, and your Cancer friend will thank you — but the frosted glass holder can be reused again and again with every new candle she buys. The symbol on the glass can be done in metallic silver or rose gold.
Buy it now from Etsy for $11.00!