July 23- August 22 marks Leo season, a time for us all to embrace our inner leaders and take charge of our lives. If you happen to have a close friend or family member who falls under this fire sign, here’s a quick peek at everything that makes the zodiac sign so special—and a list of gifts that will make the perfect birthday presents.
Leo personality traits
The leaders of the zodiac, Leos are born with a regal streak. If you know a Leo, you’ll be quick to agree that these individuals have an innate star-like personality, and are often the trendsetters of their circles. Just like the lion in the wild, Leos have no problem basking in the sunshine and being served by others, and are often rather theatrical, passionate, and creative. Quite like Taureans, Leos have a taste for the finer things in life, and will never shy away from treating themselves to luxurious experiences like lavish meals and indulgent spa sessions. Ruled by the sun (which never goes retrograde), this zodiac sign is also known for being stable and loyal. On the downside, Leo’s jealousy, ambition and pride can sometimes come in the way of their own success—be it romantic or career-related.
Famous Leo celebrities
Given their star factor, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that some of the biggest celebrities in the world are Leos. Among those on the extensive list are global icons Jennifer Lopez (and husband Ben Affleck), Meghan Markle, Barack Obama, Madonna, Mick Jagger, Helen Mirren, and Kylie Jenner. Joining them are Somali supermodel Iman, Musicians Shawn Mendes and Whitney Houston, and model Cara Delevingne. From the Hollywood crew, you’ll also spot a large number of Leos: Friends star Lisa Kudrow, Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Mila Kunis, Halle Berry, and Jennifer Lawrence.
The best birthday gifts for Leo individuals
What better way to pamper a regal Leo than with gifts that spell out ‘royalty’? A decadent Versace bathrobe will make a winning pick for this zodiac sign, as will a series of ‘Beyond Extravagance’ books, or a crown-like headpiece. Given that their symbol is the lion, most Leos have an envy-worthy mane, so a cool hairstyling product (hello, Dyson Airwrap!) will surely win you some brownie points. Pair it with a silky soft hair wrap, Gisou’s honey-infused hair perfume, a molten gold Balenciaga clip, and you’re good to go.
For Leos who love their regular self-care sessions, a great gift is 111Skin’s celebrity-loved face mask, or an LED face mask that treats every skin ailment in the book. Jewelry and clothing will always be appreciated by this style-savvy sign, so there’s no going wrong with statement-making ensembles in rich hues, animal print accessories, and jewelry in Leo’s birthstone, the cheery green peridot.
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