Holiday Shopping by the Numbers by Michele Landers

    When holidays or special occasions arise, most of us wrack our brains searching for the perfect gift. What if you could gain insight into the personalities of others and what gifts would most likely appeal to them? Wouldn’t it be great to shop with less anxiety and more confidence that your gift will be perfectly suited to that person?
   With a simple understanding of Numerology you can become the bon vivant of gift giving!  Numerology, the ancient science of numbers allows you to “see” personalities by simply decoding a person’s birth name and birth date. But unless you are very close to the person, it is unlikely you would have both pieces of information.
   But don’t despair!  Even if you don’t know their full name or birth date, knowing the first letter of their first name and the first vowel will give you helpful information and insight into their personality. Below are simple instructions to locate someone’s number then simply look at the number chart below for helpful gift hints.
  To find someone’s birth number, simply add together their month, day and year of birth and then reduce to a single digit.
                                  Example: June 18, 1971
6 (June) + 1 + 8 + 1 + 9 + 7 + 1 = 33.

     Now, add the 33 together like this:  3 + 3 = 6 . 

      The  Birth Path number for this person is “6”

  To find someone’s first letter and first vowel number refer to the following Alphabet chart (*).
                                       #1- A, J, S     #5 – N, E, W    #9 – R, I
                                       #2- B, K, T     #6 – F, O, X
                                        #3- C, L, U    #7 - G, Y, P
                                        #4- D, M, V    #8 – H, Q, Z
      If someone’s name is “Alicia,” her first letter would be “A” with a number value of “1” and her first vowel would be  “I” with a number value of “9.” Refer to both numbers for insight into their personality
 (*)  If you do know the person’s full name at birth, just refer to the Alphabet chart above and add together all the number values for each letter of their entire name. Then add together the final total, just as we did with the birth date, until you reach a single digit.  

Example:  M A R Y    S  M  I  T  H
            (M)   (A)   (R)   (Y)      (S)   (M)    (I)   (T)   (H)
             4  +   1  + 9  +  7    +  1 +    4  +  9  + 2  +  8 =45 (4 + 5) = 9

The final number for interpretation for Mary Smith would be the number  9.

The Following is a list of gift ideas for all the numbers. Since numbers are dual in nature, I’ve divided the list into two parts: What a person with that number wants and what they need.  In this way you could satisfy both their earthly and spiritual desires!

The Numbers 1-9

#1  What they want: These people are unique and would enjoy any one -of -a kind gift. They like simple designs, angles and clean lines. Anything new, different or avant-garde would please them. Perhaps, the latest ipod - or try searching out places like Brookstones or the Sharper Image for some new gadget.  What they need: One’s usually need calming, so a miniature Zen garden would be a good idea. Colors for 1 are all different shades of red.

#2   What they want:  “Two’s are sentimental and love receiving gifts that are personal and have a lot of thought behind them. A poem you’ve written or something that can be shared, like tickets for a show, are sure to please. If you were close friends, they would cherish a lovely framed picture of the two of you together. Many 2’s like to collect things.  What they need: A day to pamper themselves -free from worry about other things and other people. Colors for 2 are all shades of orange.

#3   What they want:  This is a person who likes to be entertained and pampered.  They would love a day at the spa, a comfy robe and slippers, scented bath oils and soaps. They love words- so books or CD’s are always a good choice. They also love artsy-crafty things, trinkets and baubles.  Just be sure to make a big fuss over them- they love to be the center of attention. What they need:  3’s are similar to the number 1 and need to settle down a bit.  Try some meditation CD’s. Colors for a 3 are all shades of yellow.

#4    What they want:  Fours are sensible and down to earth. Anything practical or of the earth, will make them happy. They like organizers or a suitcase with lots of compartments. They also like to make bank deposits… so plain old cash or a savings bond would be a hit or perhaps a subscription to “Smart Money.” Make sure whatever it is, it is made to last. What they need: A ride on a roller coaster or something adventuresome to free their spirit.  Colors for a 4 are all shades of brown and green.

#5   What they want:  Fives are the adventurers and would love a trip!  ( You can hook them up with a number “4” to help the  4 loosen up!) Or, you could take them someplace local (and different) that they’ve never been to before. They are also sensual beings, so something with texture or anything they can taste, touch or feel would be a hit. What they need:  “Tranquilizers”! …no.. no… just kidding, but they do need something to ground them a bit, maybe a stress reduction CD. Colors for a 5 are any shade of the lighter blues.

#6   What they want: Most 6’s really enjoy music and food or something cuddly. The most obvious combo would be: dinner and tickets for a concert. A CD of their favorite performer, in a basket filled with gourmet foods (and perhaps wine) would also be a hit.  Sixes are also “nesters.” They love flowers and anything for their home, so something comfy and cozy will delight a six. What they need:  To let someone else make all the decisions for them for a day!
Colors for a 6 are darker shades of blue

 #7   What they want:  A Seven can be quite fussy about what they like and want. They’re deep thinkers, like to acquire knowledge, can be mysterious and enjoy spending time alone.  Go to the Discovery channel store. Educational books or CD’s or mysteries are great idea.  They also like gift certificates and many like antiques, because of their interest in history. Whatever it is, make sure it’s of quality. What they need:  To stop thinking, watch a silly movie with friends and laugh out loud. Colors for a 7 are shades of violet.

#8   What they want:  Eights love gifts - period. They especially like cash. If it’s a brand name, they’ll love it.  A piece of jewelry- big or small- from Tiffany’s would definitely impress them. A signed piece of artwork from a local artist is also a great idea. Like their number  4  counterpart, 8’s also like to make bank deposits. (They love to make withdrawals too!)  Try a gift card or a subscription to “Inc.”  What they need:  a weekend at a spiritual retreat, where they can get in touch with their inner self. Colors for an 8 are: Tan & gray. Some say rose

#9   What they want: Sentimental and sensitive, Nines want to know you care. Something personalized, whether it is engraved or handmade just for them will touch their heart.  Nine’s are dramatic and enjoy the theater or a concert.  They are humanitarians and interested in worldly affairs. A book or CD on either of these subjects would make a great gift. What they need:  Similar to the number 2, 9’s need a day free of worry and stress about things they cannot control. Colors for a 9 are: Gold or red-gold

Do you know anyone who wouldn’t want to hear about their personality, gifts and talents? Numerology gifts are a wonderful and delightful personalized expression for all ages -- including babies --that anyone would treasure and enjoy. We have various gifts that appeal to all price ranges. Call: (561) 333-9720  babydestiny  or email:

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