The Enneagram test can be a great way to find out more about yourself and others, and it can be especially useful during gift-giving seasons. Considering the deeper levels of your loved ones’ personalities can be helpful if you’re feeling stumped on the gift front. A person’s Enneagram type can help you understand what’s most important to them, what they need the most, or what would bring them true joy this season which can be just as helpful as considering their interests and other passions. If you’re not sure of your loved ones’ Enneagram you can read more about the system here or have them take the free test here.
Read on for the best gifts for each Enneagram Type.
Organized, thorough and lovers of structure, Type 1s won’t stop until everything is sorted, straightened, and ordered to perfection. For Type 1s, consider gifts that play to their Type A side, like fun planners and organizers, or encourage them to take a day off (for once) with gifts that soothe and calm.
If there’s any Enneagram type that tends toward tight back and neck muscles, it’s definitely Type 1. Give your beloved 1 the gift of a quick massage break, although they’re more likely to just use this heating pad while they continue to configure their spreadsheets. Either way, their chiropractors will thank you!
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If your Enneagram Type 1 is true to form, they likely already have a planner for the coming year. In fact, they might have three. However, this one might have a bit more to offer everyone’s favorite Perfectionist. Type 1s are used to having everything together, planning and organizing life to a tee; this strength can also leave them with a blind spot towards bigger picture or more nebulous issues, whether they’re emotional, interpersonal, or just hard to deal with. This Legend planner will allow your Type 1 not only to keep tabs on their everyday nitty gritty, but help remind them to check in with their more abstract needs like happiness, mindfulness, social connection and general wellbeing as well. Having their emotional needs formatted in the same way as the rest of their to-do list might empower your loved one to tackle them as well as they tackle everything else.
The Helpers of the Enneagram, Type 2s tend to put others before themselves, instinctively tending to their loved ones’ needs. The most important thing for any 2 is to feel reciprocity— to be reassured that their love for others is returned towards them. Because of this, 2s appreciate a hand-picked, personal gift potentially more than any other type.
This customizable book lets you write the way you feel about your loved one on every page; write the whole thing like yourself or pass it around a friend group and help your Type 2 feel truly loved and appreciated.
When it comes to Type 2s, it really is the thought that counts. By giving them a jar of little affirmations or words of love, you’re giving them a literal cache of love to tap into whenever they’re feeling low or uncertain.
Type 3s are social chameleons, dynamic and able to shift to capture the attention of any group of people. They’re hard working and achievement-oriented and love to be looked up to. A great gift for a Type 3 will help them accomplish their objectives and look good doing it.
3s always like to look their best which makes a portable ring light a gift they’ll appreciate forever.
Your 3 friend might be the only person on earth who could actually use this gift; they’ll love noting future benchmarks, writing down goals to surpass, and maybe even scribbling in the date of their eventual inauguration because, let’s face it, they’re going to run the world someday.
Deep, emotionally intense, and individualistic, Enneagram Type 4s thrive on creating an existence all their own that’s tailored to their passions and interests. When you’re thinking about a gift for a Type 4, look at their creative outlets and passions and customize your gift to those, or look for other ways to give them a deeper experience in their day-to-day: an interesting book of memoirs, a deck of meditation cards, or even some incense.
Type 4s can spend a lot of time in their own heads or in the clouds and because of this they can often neglect their own self-care. By introducing a fun and captivating element like tarot you might actually trick your 4 into developing better patterns for wellness in their lives!
Type 4s tend to be introspective and creative by nature, meaning that most of them enjoy writing whether it’s journaling, fiction or song lyrics. Give your Type 4 the gift of always feeling inspired when they sit down to write with this gorgeous fountain pen.
Enneagram Type 5s have a driving need to be self reliant, self dependent, and collect as much knowledge as they possibly can. You can never go wrong when gifting a book to a Type 5, as long as it’s in a subject you know they’re interested in. The quickest way to a 5’s heart is through their interests. And, you know, not making them talk too much.
In general, Type 5s read a lot, and not just for pleasure. One of their biggest strategies to life is collecting as much knowledge and information as possible, which will make a book log like this one the perfect companion.
Type 5s can be incredibly friendly and kind, but they also ~definitely~ have a reputation for needing a lot of personal space. This little phone accessory is the perfect joking-but-also-a-little-serious gift.
Loyal, perceptive and security conscious, Type 6s on the Enneagram have a driving need to feel safe which can often lead to them being overly suspicious basically any new thing. Type 6s have their heads on a swivel but they’ll always look out for the people they care about. 6s could always use a dose of positivity to offset their natural skepticism, which means that anything that helps them boost healthy habits or remind them of the things they love can make the perfect gift.
Type 6s tend to prefer to bounce around between thoughts rather than following them one at a time. They usually prefer to pick up and put down tasks at a seemingly random rate that would send a few more linear types into conniptions if they were to ever witness it. A notepad like this will help the Type 6 in your life keep track of all the things they can’t be bothered to remember and make everyone’s life a little better.
This deck of cards with different meditations to do before bed will be a game changer for any Type 6 who spends their evenings thinking about everything they have to do the next day and whether someone they spoke to two weeks ago is mad at them.
An Enneagram Type 7 at rest is a rare thing to see as this type usually spends their time chasing freedom, happiness, and fun. The best thing you can offer a 7 is either a dose of excitement, like the promise of an experience sometime in the future or a new game they’ve had their eye on, or an opportunity to rest, which they badly need even if they won’t admit it.
This innovation broke the Internet when it first came out, offering users the relief of actually putting their phones to bed when they’re ready to turn in for the night. 7s are one of the worst types for endlessly scrolling and catching the fear of missing out, so a fun and cute way to pursue a little mindfulness might be the perfect gift.
Because Type 7s spend so much time getting excited about their next project or outing or pursuit, it can become easy for them to forget about or discount the amazing experiences they’ve already had. Make it easier than ever for your “never a dull moment” friend to bask in the good times with these beautiful photo string lights.
Known as The Challenger, Type 8s never back down from a fight. They’re bold, outspoken, charismatic and often have a passion for justice. These types tend to dominate at any game you can come up with, making a fun new board (or drinking!) game the perfect addition to their collection.
“People who love to argue” might as well be the official description of Enneagram Type 8s; they’ll love the chance to be the devil’s advocate in an environment that encourages it and allows them to have fun.
8s love to be direct and tackle their problems head on; a fun list like this one will only help them on their quest.
Type 9s are the mediators of the Enneagram; they tend to be empathic, understanding, and great listeners. Self-care will always be a struggle for the majority of Type 9s as they have a tendency to give too much to others who ask for things from them. The best gift for a Type 9 is an excuse to hole up somewhere and restore themselves so think “comfort and good vibes” when shopping for one.
Sometimes Type 9s might need a reminder that their most important relationship is the one they have with themselves. A fun, no-pressure way to explore more of their own likes, dislikes and opinions and track the way they grow and evolve could be a great gift to give.
A salt lamp can really help increase the energy in a room, making it more comfortable and soothing; this lamp makes a great addition to any 9’s inner sanctum.
We all know that it’s easier to buy a gift for someone the more you know about them; using a person’s Enneagram type as a guide to gift-giving can show us new needs or passions in their lives we might not have thought of. Whether your friend is an outgoing Type 8, a reclusive Type 5 or a caring Type 2, something on this list is sure to delight them in this season of giving.