11 Best Gifts For A Cancer Man — How To Get Him The Perfect Gift

by Anna Kovach, relationship astrologer
Are you trying to figure out what to get your Cancer guy on a special day? Find out the list of the perfect gifts for a Cancer man.

Are you trying to figure out what are the best gifts for a Cancer man on his special day? Perhaps you’re trying to impress a Cancer guy you’re not yet dating. Whatever the occasion is, here are a few gifts that will make this sensitive guy special. 

If you are falling in love with him and you have a hard time resisting him, you should think about the best gifts for a Cancer man based on his personality.

Maybe you started getting to know a Cancer man but want a bit more insight into what his best qualities are. If you’re confused about what to do when a special occasion comes around then look no further than this article.

I’ll help you find the best gifts for a Cancer man to make him fall in love with you even deeper. Continue reading to find out more on how to surprise a Cancer man.

Do Cancer Men Like Getting Gifts?

Cancer men appreciate thoughtful gestures and gifts that have sentimental value.

He is not a materialistic man, so gifts that show care and thoughtfulness will always win him over, especially if he is in love with a woman. Affection is very important to him.

Although gifts aren’t that important to a Cancer man, he does like feeling valued and seen for all the things he does for others. So gifts can definitely make him feel special.

And this is how the Cancer man enjoys his gift: the emphasis is on gifting him with meaningful and sentimental gifts. It needs to be a reminder of how you feel about him and proof of your love. Gifts for a Cancer man need to be a lot more meaningful than practical.

So to answer the question in short, yes, Cancer men do like getting gifts, but they can’t be thoughtless or without any meaning.

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Romantic Date Planned Out

Keep in mind that the Cancer man is a die-hard romantic. He loves to impress his lady and make her feel special. However, what you may not know is that he also loves to be romanced.

If you’re celebrating a special occasion or just trying to impress him, plan out a really romantic date that will knock his socks off. This can either be a date well planned out at home, or somewhere out.

Knowing your Cancer guy is part of the process so it will depend on what you know he likes. Perhaps there is a romantic park where you can plan out a picnic complete with wine and delicious snacks.

He is a water sign so planning a date out on a boat for the day would be very special to him, if not a boat then perhaps on a beach or cove. Anything near some water will be romantic and sentimental for this guy.

Home Accessories

A Cancer man is all about building a home for his future wife and children. While he may have been a bachelor before meeting you, he likely has a style. Find out what his home style is and appeal to that.

This could mean buying things that will accent his home to make it feel cozy for you both. If you have a key, you can sneak in and place some nice candles, decorations, or kitchen items.

Of course, if you do not have a key, you can simply put these items in a very nice gift bag trimmed with ribbons and sparkles. He’ll appreciate the novelty of it all and love all the thought you put into it.

Naturally, if you give him candles or oils that smell like your own home, it will make him think of you while you’re away. There is no harm in doing that. It’s a sweet gift to him that will remind him of you. It’s a dual purpose gift.

You could also get him a few nice throw pillows for either his sofa or his bed. This will give him ideas of having some cozy times with you sharing those pillows. Again, this is a dual purpose type of gift for both of you.

Handwritten Poems, Or Songs

The Cancer man will absolutely appreciate the sentiment and thought you put into writing him a sweet poem, or song. He’s an artist himself and as such, he’ll take deep appreciation for what you write.

If you’re a musician and can play an instrument, you gifting him with a beautiful song you can play for him (and/or sing) will totally romance him off his feet. He’ll be very impressed and could fall in love on the spot!

You’re giving him from your heart and this is something he can understand. This is the type of woman he really wants because she knows how to get to him on a very deep level.

Writing poems on some decorative paper will also add a bit of pizzazz and romance to it. I highly recommend perhaps considering calligraphy. It’s very romantic writing that will floor him. It’s beautiful and impressive.

Remember that when you do this, you’ll say what you feel from the depths of your heart and soul. He’ll know if you’re making it up or if you’re serious so be honest in what you say.

Memory Box For Mementos

Keeping in mind that a Cancer man is the sentimental type, he will want to keep things from the dates you have together. He’ll keep movie tickets, and receipts from places you ate at or will print out photos.

Whatever it is he chooses to save, giving him a nicely self decorated box for his mementos will absolutely warm his heart. You can perhaps attach a photo on the top of the box of the two of you as to indicate it’s for the memories you share.

If he isn’t hasn’t expressed love to you yet, this type of gift may very well get him to share with you how much you mean to him. He may want to take you out and make some more memories to put in that box.

You may also place items that you’ve saved for the very same purpose into the box. He’ll be so emotionally overwhelmed that you could possibly see some tears flowing from this tender man.

The whole purpose of a gift is to make your Cancer man feel very special and this is definitely one of those gifts that hits the mark.


Cancer men love special items as much as high dollar items. If you can afford the expense you may consider gifting him something you can engrave such as a watch, ring (not engagement), or bracelet.

If you notice he’s one that likes to actually wear jewelry then this would be something he may very much enjoy. This shows him your affection and your eye for fashion.

It may not be as sentimental as the other gifts I’ve listed but if you’re not too serious with him quite yet, this may be more the type of thing you’d want to give him.

Naturally, the more expensive you get, the more serious he thinks you are. So be careful where your feelings are and how much you’re willing to spend on him. Only invest in the expensive stuff if you’re really ready to settle down with him.

Read next: 10 Things A Cancer Man Likes And Dislikes In A Woman

Perfect Gift To Get Your Cancer Man For Valentine’s Or Anniversary

A Love Letter

This gift is very personal and therefore carries high value for a Cancer man.

Don’t be afraid to tell him everything that is on your mind when it comes to him. Tell him how you appreciate him being gentle and caring and how you feel safe and secure in his presence.

Let him know that you are deeply touched by his tender heart and romantic soul in a way you never thought possible.

You can also mention that you found a partner who shares your dreams and aspirations and who helped you become the best version of yourself.

He will be blown away by your pouring your heart out, and he will be enriched by your presence in his life. This is a really personalized and unique gift you can give him. He will feel invincible with you next to him.

A Cookbook

A Cancer man loves to cook. He already knows by heart his favorite recipes, but he is always willing to learn more, so a cookbook is the best gift for his culinary pursuits!

Choose the right cookbook, keeping in mind his dietary restrictions or interests. Encourage him to use your gift. You can also include some specialty food items like flavored oils or gourmet chocolate, or consider adding a fancy apron or an oven mitt.

In order to make this gift more meaningful to him, you can write a heartfelt message or dedication inside the covers to add a personal touch that he will highly appreciate.

I am sure your Cancer man is going to love this gift because he will feel your support in his culinary endeavors.

An Ornate Journal

This is an amazing gift for his thoughts. If he enjoys writing and expressing his thoughts creatively, the journal would be a great gift for Valentine’s Day.

His preferences and writing style matter when selecting an ornate journal. You need to look for the one that resonates with his interests and personality. Perhaps you will not be wrong in choosing a vintage-inspired design or a leather-bound journal with motifs that are significant to him.

Consider including writing accessories such as high-quality pens, pencils, or markers to highlight his thoughts on the paper. This gift is crucial because it shows that you are supporting his self-expression.

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Framed Art

Cancer men are very sentimental. They are all about the preservation of time and traditions. Getting artwork from one of his favorite artists will bring him closer to you. It will feel like you are in on his secret and he’s sharing it with you.

A Cancer man is attracted to strength, power, and sometimes prestige. A piece of art will satisfy his creative side and make him feel like you care about what matters to him.

He would be floored if you actually took the time to look for his favorite artists.

Also, if you know what his style is in his home, you can find something that will fit right in. Metal art is really neat, and he might get into it, but again, watch his preferences for his home or office.

A Spa Day

Stress is a major issue for most Cancer men. They make things really difficult for themselves and then end up burning out because they never destress.

You can choose to be a masseuse for a day or treat him to a massage at your local spa! Give his sore muscles special attention. Spend at least an hour kneading his entire back.

They need to feel connected to you on a physical level, which can lead to a closer relationship with them. Intimacy and affection can be difficult for a Cancer man to access.

He may carry lots of stress on his plate due to anxiety and carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. Setting him up for a massage will help him.

He would be able to totally relax and heal, and he would appreciate your care for his well-being. He will look to you as someone who truly cares about his stress. This will earn his trust.

Read next: Is Your Cancer Man Depressed? Here’s How To Cheer Him Up

Comfortable Clothes

When it comes to clothes, a Cancer man likes soft and breathable materials like cotton and linen. In fact, he adores anything that enhances comfort. Giving him a casual button-up shirt or comfortable pants will allow him to move swiftly and will ensure better airflow.

Always remember to consider his fashion style and clothing preferences in order to avoid giving him something he is not going to wear or is not comfortable with.

Everyone has a specific clothing style. Choose appropriate sizing and clothing appropriate to his lifestyle and activities.

Getting Your Cancer Man A Gift — How To Surprise A Cancer Man

If you will be considering the Cancer man gift ideas I mentioned above, you need to have in mind the best way to surprise your Cancer man.  

First and foremost, you need to personalize your experience with him. He needs to feel loved and appreciated.

A Cancer man, being a water sign, means he’s intuitive and so he’s going to anticipate your next move, what you will do before you do it, so the element of surprise is very important here.

Make sure that you perfectly made plans on how to give him your precious gift. If you do that in a way he will not see it coming, you will have the very best of his attention and affection.

The appeal is to let your Cancer guy feel as though he’s really important to you. Gifts are a sweet way of showing your heart to him.

Keep your man’s desires and passions in mind when you’re trying to find unique gifts for a Cancer man. Get to know him and what he really loves and you should be able to do quite well.

Normal Dating Advice Can Backfire With A Cancer Man…

Over the years, I’ve had a lot of my clients send me advice they got from dating coaches. They wanted to know if it would work with their Cancer man.

And I literally wanted to scream with frustration.


Because most dating advice definitely will NOT work if you use it with a Cancer. You see, Cancer men are VERY different than men of other signs.

And if you use standard dating advice with a Cancer, it can backfire. He might disappear forever and you’ll never hear from him again.

I don’t want that to happen to you. Especially when it is SO easy to draw him to you and get him to connect deeply with your heart.

You just need to know the specific phrases to tell him…

So he’ll NEVER want to lose you.

He’ll be wrapped around your finger… And it won’t take him long to put a ring on that finger either.

These phrases are the EXACT thing you need to turn everything around with him.

So… for heaven’s sake… DON’T listen to normal dating coaches! They give out the same advice for ALL men… which is absolutely insane. Because your wonderful Cancer is NOT like other men… at ALL.

So go here now to find out the specific things your Cancer man needs to hear to melt his heart.

Wishing you all the luck in the universe,

Your sister and Relationship Astrologer,

Anna Kovach

About Author

Hi, this is Anna Kovach. I am a professional Relationship Astrologer and author of dozens of bestselling books and programs. For over a decade I’ve been advising commitment-seeking women like you and helping them understand, attract and keep the man of their dreams using the astonishing power of astrology. Join over 250K subscribers on my newsletter or follow me on social media! Learn more about me and how I can help you here.

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