Birthday Gifts for The Leo in Your Life | Perfect Gifts for The Confident Zodiac Sign
As the heat of summer builds, we grow more and more excited to celebrate the fiery Leo zodiac sign in our lives. Their easy confidence, natural leadership, and gracious generosity are what make this sign so well-loved, but they have many more amazing qualities worth celebrating.
As a sign ruled by the sun, they have a warmhearted nature that is felt in every interaction you have with them. Their love for life and passion for the pursuit of their goals is inspiring, and we want to give them the recognition they deserve in this gift guide made for the Leo zodiac sign.
This collection of gift ideas speaks to many of the most admirable (and sometimes not so admirable) Leo characteristics. From statement earrings to a cat photo coffee table book, we have it all. Our gifts are curated with careful consideration and always chosen with quality and sustainability in mind. That’s why our gifts are always “Tokki Tested”, find out what that means.
Books on Leadership
Even though many Leos are born with natural leadership ability, some aren’t, and some don’t know how to harness the underlying power they have. A great way to help them develop this skill is by giving them the gift of knowledge. Words from experts in leadership can be so helpful in understanding how we lead and when to use the skills we’ve learned.
Our founder, Jane Park, is a wonderful example of a strong and inspiring leader. Here is a word from her on why she recommends these two books on leadership.
“I took my daughter to hear Angela Duckworth speak because I loved her book 'Grit' so much. Grit is such a key component to success, and the good news is that it can be cultivated. You can grow your grit with practice and by using that muscle.
Everyone, everywhere should read 'Growth Mindset.' If you are a parent, if you are a leader, if you are alive. Leaving perfectionism behind is so important to navigating uncertain waters and prioritizing what is important. In hiring, I value a growth mindset as one of the top characteristics I look for." - Jane Park, Founder + CEO of Tokki
A lesser-known quality of Leo’s is their innate creativity. This is a sign with big ideas, and those ideas manifest beautifully in art and in life. These temporary tattoos can give them a chance to explore their creative side, without the fear of commitment.
Tattly is woman-owned and committed to using non-toxic, vegetable-based ink. They have hundreds of unique designs, and we love this art supplies set for the creative Leo in your life.
Ticket Stub Organizer
Leo’s are a very social sign, and they like to experience what the world has to offer. Whether they have been collecting ticket stubs for years or want to get started, a ticket stub organizer is a great gift for the social star sign.
This one from MochiThings is sleek and comes in a variety of colors, so you can pick the one that fits your Leo best. This is an awesome Seattle-based brand that uses sustainable practices and supports small designers, which we love to hear at Tokki!
A stereotypical trait of Leo's is their affinity for their own reflection. Regardless of if this is true for yours (no judgment, we love the confidence!), a great gift for anyone is a stylish mirror. This round gold mirror from Jungalow has a unique design that will spice up any space and feed their ego a bit too.
Jungalow is an amazing black and woman-owned business that combines the founder’s love of nature and design. They focus on supporting female artists and encourage creativity and a connection to the earth. And, just like Tokki, they plant trees for every order you place at their shop. Let’s grow a forest together!
Bold jewelry is the perfect gift for a Leo. They can rock absolutely anything, and these Lola Sunset earrings from My Swanky Designs add a fun pop of color to their wardrobe. This small black-owned business creates high-quality, handmade jewelry with fun and unique designs that are perfect for the confident Leo in your life.
Cats Coffee Table Book
As “king" of the zodiac jungle, Leo's often relate to the lion. This coffee table book is a fun way to celebrate their feline-ferocity with both beautiful and hilariously regal cat photos. A funny coffee table book is a great conversation starter when you have company over, and these cat photos are sure to get a laugh.
Sunflower Growing Kit
Making their presence known in the garden with vibrant hues and towering height, sunflowers are the perfect representation of a Leo! All summer long, sunflowers bloom and remind us of their strength and beauty while representing the strong star sign.
Many Leo's can get caught up in the game of life, strategizing their next move and trying to reach their goals. Gardening is a great way for them to ground themselves and connect to the earth, and they will be so happy to see a yellow sunflower poking out of their garden one day. This sunflower grow kit from Uncommon goods makes it easy and fun!
“Good at Naps” Throw Blanket
Leo’s determination is something to admire, but it can be a double-edged sword. When a Leo doesn’t want to do something, or they don’t think it aligns with their long-term goals, they will probably put off doing it.
Laziness can plague many Leo's, but we don’t have to take things too seriously! This “Good at Naps” throw blanket is cute and witty, perfect for the (sometimes) lazy star sign.
Here at Tokki, we love to connect with those we love by celebrating them with our "Here's to" candle collection. This candle is the perfect pick for Leo, celebrating their undeniable and inspiring strength.
Each candle has a unique and heartfelt message on the back. This one reads, "Here's to the way you fight for what you believe. Here's to how you stand your ground to make the world bigger. Here's to how your strength of character inspires me to rise to the occasion. Here's to you."
Match Striker Stone
Matches make a great gift for any candle-lover, and as a sign ruled by the fire element this is the perfect gift for a Leo. This Match Striker Stone from Bloomist is a classy addition to their décor that also has a functional element, which they will appreciate.
Matches are a much more sustainable alternative to plastic lighters, and we love Bloomist’s commitment to the environment. They source from small-batch artisans and prioritize sustainability, so you can feel good while gifting beautiful products.
DIY Sunshine Box
An easy DIY option is the classic sunshine box! Fill up a cute yellow box with some yellow goodies for an instant mood-booster. This blog post from Love the Day gives you a step-by-step guide to make your box extra-cute, and some ideas for what to put inside.
Our Fields of Sunshine face mask is perfect for the Leo in your life and would look great in a DIY sunshine box! Throw in a face mask to make sure they’re safe and stylish.
Donation to Their Favorite Organization
One of the best qualities of this sign is their gracious generosity. A lovely way to celebrate this trait is to offer a donation to one of their favorite organizations. Big or small, the promise of making other’s lives better is a wonderful thing to recognize.
Beard Grooming Products
Leo’s take a lot of care in their appearance, and this Beard Tonic Sampler from Herbivore Botanicals is a fun gift to add to their self-care routine. We love that they use natural ingredients and sleek, sustainable packaging.
Rattan Pop Socket
This care in their appearance, coupled with their blinding confidence, is a recipe for selfie-taking! Leo’s love to get in front of the camera, and this rattan pop socket is a stylish alternative to the classic plastic pop socket.
Tokki Gift Wrap | The Eco-Conscious Companion for Every Gift
Whatever Leo you have in your life, Tokki wraps and bands help you celebrate them in the best way possible. Choose the limited-edition wrap that celebrates that special person, and don’t forget to include a custom digital message to commemorate your special day. For every Tokki that gets gifted or re-gifted, we plant a tree to celebrate. Learn more at www.tokki.com.