Buying gifts for people who are obsessed with astronomy can seem a little daunting; after all, it’s a huge subject to explore. We did the exploration for you, however, and found some truly out of this world space gifts that will appeal to kids and adults alike. How about an actual piece from an astronaut’s suit, or maybe they’d prefer a flying saucer? Or, if you’re looking for a family gift, why not try a game of Butts in Space?
Mars Dust Globe
Snow globes don’t have to be filled with snow, as this awesome version shows. The perfect astronomy space gift, this globe is filled with ‘Mars dust’ which swirls around when shaken, and settles to reveal an adult and child astronaut on one side, and Valles Marineris and Olympus Mons on the other.
Chris Hadfield Teaches Space Exploration MasterClass
The best way to find out what it’s like in space, is to ask someone who’s been there. Through almost 8 hours of video tutoring, astronaut Chris Hadfield will take viewers through what it takes to become an astronaut, the science of space travel, spacewalking, and everything else they could possibly wish to know.
This beautiful moon nightlight will add a delightful celestial air to the bedroom. With two settings – white or yellow – the brightness can be adjusted from ‘full moon’ brightness, to a soft glow to bring comfort in the dark. Made from eco-friendly materials, it also comes with a rechargeable battery.
Bridge the distance between earth and space with this Personal Planetarium. Used in conjunction with a Smart phone, this viewer will overlay constellations, planets, galaxies, and other cosmic images as they look to the heavens, to add a new dimension to the night sky.
Have them build their own Space Station with this amazing kit from LEGO. With 864 pieces included, this kit is for the older LEGO fan (16+) and features moveable solar panels and Canadarm2, two astronauts, a mini Space Shuttle, and a display stand to show it off when it’s done.
If you’re looking for a sweet gift for someone who’s obsessed with space, this set of lollipops will make a delightful treat. Made with sugar, isomalt, and corn syrup, each of the ten candies is designed to resemble a planet, with flavors such as orange cream tangerine, and cotton candy.
Turn your child (or space loving adult) into a real superhero with this customizable comic book canvas. Personalized with names, gender, favorite toy or pet, and other details, this 12” x 18” print will tell the story of an alien abduction which is resolved when the superhero saves the day.
Let him dip his toe in the water of space exploration with this fun 4 pack of space-themed socks. Bright and colorful, each pair shows a different spacey scene, from a moon walk to the solar system. Made from a polycotton mix, they will fit sizes 8 to 12.
Wannabe space travellers will get a head start on their ambitions with this Astronaut Starter Kit. Suitable for ages 5+, this kit includes two model orbiter spaceships that can actually be launched once built, a spinning solar system, and information and fascinating facts about space travel and all it entails.
Whether they’re heading for school or off to the park, this backpack will make them feel like they’re about to set off on an intergalactic adventure. Made to resemble a jetpack, with twin ‘flames’ coming from the bottom, this little rocket bag is ideal for carrying lunches or mini spacemen figures!
If there’s one thing a serious astronomer needs, it’s a telescope. This one is perfect for those just starting out on their journey, as it enables them to view the moon and planets with the high power eyepieces, as well as bringing distant wildlife closer when their eye isn’t on the sky.
Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space
Inspire girls to reach for the stars, quite literally, by gifting them ‘Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space’. Telling the stories which are rarely heard, this book celebrates the contributions of the women who played a big part in some of the world’s greatest achievements in space.
One of the most unusual puzzles you’ll ever see, this one can be put together in countless ways, making it truly a gift that keeps on giving. Based on a photo from the Hubble Space Telescope, the image is of stars being born in the Carina nebula; a stunning, breath-taking sight.
Give a space enthusiast a real, genuine piece of space travel memorabilia with this Space Shuttle Columbia Tire. Not en entire tire, of course, but a beautifully presented 1” x 1” approx. fragment of the tire from the shuttle’s landing gear after it was retired following its 13th mission.
LEGO City Space Mars Research Shuttle Building Kit
Kids aged 5+ can get their dreams off the ground at an early age with the LEGO City Mars Research Shuttle kit. With 273 pieces in the kit, young astronauts can build and fly their shuttle on exciting missions, and include the two minifigures, Mars Rover, and drones in the fun.
Get the family together for game night with a fun twist on a classic game. Players must try and draw the word displayed on the card they’ve picked, by connecting the stars on the night sky board. Other players compete to guess what they drawing is, to win the point and carry on.
Durable enough for any occasion, this 100% authentic NASA backpack is perfect for school, work, sports, or adventuring. Officially-licenced, it has extra wide straps for added comfort, a roll-top design for added space, plenty of pockets, and the genuine NASA insignia right there on the front.
The phases of the moon have been a source of fascination since time began, and this yoga mat will give them pause for thought as they move through their various stances. Longer and thicker than standard mats, this one offers more room, and will retain its shape even after prolonged use.
Warn other people to keep their distance with this funny, geeky t-shirt. Available in black only and with a night sky design on the front, the graphic also includes a stargazer with their telescope, and the phrase ‘I need my space’ printed in white underneath.
If she’s into jewelry and all things celestial, this bracelet will make a stunning astronomy gift. Made with beads and crystals to represent the solar system, this bracelet uses braided waxed rope as its base, and is adjustable to measure from 6.2” to 9.5”.
You might not be able to give them the stars from the sky, but you can do the next best thing and name one after them. This Name a Star Kit will allow you to dedicate a star to someone special, and they will receive the deeds, along with facts and figures.
Infuse their cooking with a heavenly vibe by giving them this amazing and unusual set of chef’s knives. There are six knives in the set, and the stainless steel blades of each one is covered in a vibrantly-colored cosmos design in delightful hues of blues, purples, pinks, and oranges.
Whether they’re just starting out as a curious toddler, or have left their childhood far behind, these adorable plush planets will make a sweet gift. Ranging in size, these super cute planets come in the form of the Sun, Moon, Earth, and Mars, and there’s an optional ‘black hole’ stuff sack, too.
Equally at home in the office as it is in the living room, this solar system crystal ornament will make a stunning gift. Standing on a light base which emits seven different colors, the 3D glass ball features a stunning model of the solar system which looks incredible when the lights are out.
Choose his birth sign and have a pair of cufflinks made that represent him in a unique way. Made from silver plated brass, these cufflinks contain his constellation on a blue background, which gently glows in the dark and is protected by a clear layer of mineral glass.
This vintage reproduction print of the moon will make a stunning astronomy space gift for the serious star gazer. Available in four sizes – from A4 to A1 – the ready to frame print is produced on 270g glossy paper, and features the geography of the moon along with a key chart.