Looking for the best space gifts? You’ve come to the right place! This guide will point you to the BEST gifts for space lovers and where to find them for a good price.
Personally, I’m a huge fan of everything to do with space travel, NASA, astronomy, astrology and even alien life myself (see my other website The Space Tester >>), so it might come as no surprise to you that I own a fair bit of space-related items.
This holiday season, I’d like to share the best of them with you in this EPIC gift guide, so you can select the best gifts for space lovers and geeky friends or family members that you know!
I will be adding to this guide whenever I find something new, so please check back regularly. With this guide I hope to show you some of the best gifts geeks and nerds will love.
If you have any additions, please do let me know, I would love to check it out. Are you a brand selling space-related products? Make sure to get in touch!
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GIFTS FOR SPACE LOVERS
1. OUTER SPACE GIFTS FOR ADULTS
The best gifts for space enthusiasts either have something to do with outer space, astronauts, space shuttles, rockets, etc.
Especially astronaut gifts are easy to find everywhere online these days. Ever since I became focus on space, I see astronauts literally EVERYWHERE! Here are some fun ideas:
The Best Astronaut & Science Experiences
Beginner’s Guide to Astro Landscape Photography
Class taught by professional photographer Peter Baumgarten. After this class you’ll be able to Scout for the best location to capture the night sky, understand how to research the moon and what makes for the best opportunities, camera setting and techniques, gear guides for your night adventure, how to shoot meteor showers, star trails, the moon and other cosmic events… and much more!
Astro Landscape Photography
Class taught by professional photographer Lance Keimig. After this class you’ll know what equipment to use and setting your composition in the field, how to find your focus and exposure in the dark, how to capture star trails and the best opportunities based on the lunar calendar, how to capture the Milky Way and create striking panoramas of the night sky.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Teaches Scientific Thinking and Communication
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson teaches you how to wire your brain for inquiry, overcome biases, and connect with any audience. You get 13 in-depth lessons and a downloadable workbook with tips on how to think objectively about science and communicate your findings effectively.
Chris Hadfield Teaches Space Exploration
In 28+ lessons, the former commander of the International Space Station teaches you the science of space exploration and what the future holds in this groundbreaking Masterclass. A must-have for all space enthusiasts.
Astronaut And Space Games
History Of Space Travel Playing Cards
This interstellar playing card set celebrates crewed space missions from 1961 to the present. It includes 2 decks of playing cards printed on high-quality, flexible, and durable stock used in professional paper playing card decks. An accordion booklet includes rules for 10 family-friendly card games and cosmic trivia. I bought these myself to check them out, and they are AMAZING! Highly recommend them!
Qurious STEM Flash Card Game
How many EARTH and SPACE facts do you really know? Each deck includes trivia and solar system facts to help young learners build skills and knowledge as they play. Qurious is designed to give everyone an equal chance to win. Great for players of all levels of skill, ages 3+.
Get lost in space with this out-of-this-world version of the famous Monopoly game. Collect your favorite cosmic wonders and play to rule the universe. Watch out for the black hole or you won’t be home in time for dinner!
Astronaut Desk Accesories
2. OUTER SPACE GIFTS FOR KIDS
Look for fun geek toys for gifts involving space & astronauts? Here are some of the best gifts for nerdy guys & gals in your life:
Best Space Toys
Pull Back Space Shuttle
This pull-back space shuttle with lights and sounds is a must gift for space lovers. Red and Blue flashing lights along with sounds from mission control to the pilot.
Barbie Careers Astronaut and Space Scientist Doll
If only these were around when I was a kid! Barbie astronaut doll is ready to lift off wearing a white space suit with blue and red details. White gloves, boots and a cool snap-on helmet are stellar accessories. Barbie space scientist stays grounded dressed in a white coat, blue shirt, purple pants and shoes. Goggles and a laptop allow her to explore, too!
Space Shuttle & Rockets Pack (7 Items)
This Space Mission rocket series contains space shuttle and four separate rockets. Not for children under 3 years, but a perfect gift for kids aged 3 to 100+!
Wooden Stacker Toy Space Rocket
This toy is the perfect gift for any curious child in your life. This magnetic stacking rocket helps children develop and improve fine motor skills and teaches color and shape recognition. It also encourages problem-solving skills and helps build hand-eye coordination. Made with all natural wood and non-toxic paint for safe play.
Astronaut Duvet Sets
Let your little one live an astronaut’s dream as bedtime lets them lift off into the zero gravity adventures of space! With these astronaut sets, even the stars aren’t the limit! Designed from a real astronaut suit. Also in Twin and Queen size.
Other Astronaut-themed Gifts
3. NASA OUTER SPACE THEMED GIFTS FOR ADULTS AND KIDS
We’re really getting into some of the good geek stuff right now, because I’ll show you some of the best NASA gifts and other space related gifts out there. These are great gifts for nerdy boyfriends, but I think the girls would love it too (and how cute is that sippy cup? Perfect for your little space cadet!):
NASA-Themed Space Gifts
Cool Space Patches
4. ADULT SPACE COSTUME IDEAS
Looking to dress up as an astronaut for your next fancy dress party? Here are some astronaut costume ideas that you might like:
Adult Astronaut Costume Ideas
Adult Alien Costume Ideas
5. CHILD ASTRONAUT COSTUME IDEAS
Most kids will love dressing up as an astronaut for pretty much any occasion, so here are some of the cutest outfits, for any age:
6. COOL ASTRONOMY GIFTS FOR ADULTS AND KIDS
There are so many amazing gifts for astronomy lovers out there, this could make a post on its own (I might actually do that later, thanks for the tip!), but for now, here are some of my favourite astronomy gift ideas for adults.
Home Planetarium – Star Projector
Space travel has become (almost) obsolete since you can now simply bring 60,000 stars to your room by pushing a single button. Imagine watching the stars while sitting comfortably on the couch or lying in bed. With the Homestar Flux Planetarium, this dream becomes reality in its best possible way. With the “shooting star” function you can even dream beyond!
Constellation Bedding And Other Gifts
Astronomy Duvet Sets
The duvet sets all feature stars and constellations and come in different sizes.
Shows the major constellations visible year-round from North America, Europe, and Asia. Reveal them by shining a light on the map and then darken the room. The constellations and Milky Way will glow for hours!
Heat Changing Constellation Mug
Pour a hot beverage and eleven constellations emerge before your eyes: Cassiopea, Perseus, Saggitarius, Hercules, Andromeda, Scorpius, Taurus, Ursa Major (Big Dipper), Ursa Minor (Little Dipper), Orion and Gemini.
ASTRO II Constellation Watch
This quartz analog watch displays a wealth of data – Current time, Current positions of the constellations, nebulae and star clusters, pole star hour angle, hours for astronomical twilight and other functions for astronomical observing. Includes the positions of 1,056 fixed stars with a brightness of 4.8 magnitude or brighter and 169 major nebulae and star clusters.
Telescope by Celestron
High quality Dobsonian style stand with a 76 mm reflector optical tube make FirstScope an ideal entry level astronomical telescope. Portable and lighweight table-top design makes it easy to store, transport and setup.
Windproof Double Layer Folding Umbrella
This reversible umbrella is made from carbon fiber and fiberglass and designed so it won’t drip. Due to its aerodynamic design, it always finds the most comfortable position in the wind.
Fun Universe Space Posters
7. SPACE APPS FOR GEEKS
There are some wonderful phone apps available to download that help you observe the night sky:
Night sky map with thousands of stars, constellations and other sky objects. Real-time tracking of celestial bodies and augmented reality sky view. Extensive information about all sky objects and the ability to travel in time with “Time machine”.
Launch the app and point your device at the night sky – you’ll see the stars, planets, satellites, and constellations in their proper place from your location. As you move your device, the star map updates in real time.
Award-winning Distant Suns has the reputation of both having one of the most realistic displays of the night sky, while being one of the easiest to use astronomy apps for casual sky watchers as well as serious astronomers.
No Internet required. Just a sense of wonder. Simply aim and gaze.
8. SOLAR SYSTEM GIFTS FOR ADULTS AND KIDS
If you’re into space travel, chances are that you’ll like everything to do with our solar system as well! Especially moon gifts are easy to find online, here are some cool suggestions for some of the best solar system gifts for kids and adults:
Gifts with Planets
1000-Piece Moon puzzle
Four Point Puzzles has a small team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and they make high quality puzzles with unique imagery and good design. Their first design was the The Moon, a 1000-piece 26.5″ (67 cm) circular puzzle that features the near side of the Moon in incredible detail.
The image, courtesy of NASA, is the clearest image of the Moon to date and shows even the tiniest of craters in stunning clarity. What a great way to celebrate. New titles (ranging from science and nature to contemporary art) are added to the collection regularly. GO TO WEBSITE >>
9. CELESTIAL BUDDIES PLUSHIES
Celestial Buddies is an original line of plush characters each personifying a celestial body occupying our heavens.
The Celestial Buddies’ “Big Bang” moment occurred after the creator of this miniature stuffed universe saw a documentary series on the Solar System and realized that there were no plush toys depicted our planetary neighbors. So she set to work, and Celestial Buddies is the result.
Me and my brother have a few ourselves – love it! Definitely THE gift for this year (even endorsed by Elon Musk!)
10. COOL TECH GADGETS FOR GEEKS
There are plenty of geek gadgets around online, but not all of them are the type of gadgets for geeks that are also into space. Below, I’ve listed some of my personal favourites when it comes to space-related nerd gadgets:
Space Vehicle Model Kits
The models below arrive unassembled packed in an envelope with easy to follow instructions. Parts can be easily clipped from the metal sheets (tweezers are the recommended tool for bending and twisting the connection tabs). No glue needed!
This set includes 6 kits: Hubble Telescope, Apollo Lunar Rover, Apollo Lunar Module, Mars Rover, Kepler Spacecraft, Voyager. Ideal for ages 14 and up.
Space LEGO Models
Choose from these incredible space-themed LEGO creations:
Ideas Women of NASA
Explore the professions of some of the groundbreaking women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with the LEGO Ideas Women of NASA set. It features mini-figures of 4 pioneering women of NASA— astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman, computer scientist and entrepreneur Margaret Hamilton, astronaut, physicist and entrepreneur Sally Ride and astronaut, physician and engineer Mae Jemison—and 3 builds illustrating their areas of expertise. The set also includes a booklet about the 4 featured women of NASA, and the fan creator and LEGO designers of this fun and educational set.
Satellite Service Mission
Build a cool exploration shuttle! Features a shuttle with opening cockpit and room in the back for the satellite, plus a satellite with opening solar panels, Extra-Vehicular Activity suit with golden visor, wrench and an astronaut mini-figure.
Space Mars Research Shuttle
Features a space shuttle toy with opening cockpit, two opening cargo doors and space inside for the storage drone, rover with articulated grappling arm, laser and tilting solar panels, storage drone with opening compartment and a helidrone with spinning rotor blade and scanner, plus a Mars scenery build with secret symbol. This set also includes 2 astronaut mini-figures.
International Space Station
Build and display this spectacular ISS (International Space Station) model. Packed with authentic ISS details, including a posable Canadarm2 and two rotating joints that coincide with eight adjustable ‘solar panels’, this 864-piece set is a wonderful gift idea for space enthusiasts. This model comes with a display stand, a buildable mini NASA space shuttle and three mini cargo spacecrafts, plus two astronaut micro-figures. Illustrated instructions are included, plus a 148-page booklet with fascinating ISS facts and information about the LEGO fan who created this kit and its LEGO designer.
NASA Apollo Saturn V Building Kit
One meter-high model! Packed with authentic details, it features 3 removable rocket stages (first, s-ii second, and s-ivb third) a launch escape system, a command and service module along with the Lunar Lander and Lunar Orbiter to recreate a rocket launch and splashdown landing. Comes with an informational booklet about the manned Apollo missions and the fan designers who created this set. You can horizontally display the Saturn V model with the 3 stands.
NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander
Celebrate mans first moon landing with this LEGO Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander building set developed in cooperation with NASA to mark the 50th anniversary of a historical event that captivated the world. This collectible model features a highly detailed replica of Apollo 11’s Eagle lunar module, plus a depiction of the lunar surface, complete with crater, footprints and a U.S. flag.
11. SPACE SHIRTS FOR GEEKS
Still not enough gift ideas for nerds that are into space? No worries! Here are some of my favourite cool space gifts for him & her!
13. SPACE BOOKS FOR GEEKS
One of the best space presents for this (or any) Christmas in my option are books! There is so much out there, that it can be hard to choose. Here are some of my favourite suggestions:
Adult Books About Astronauts
Adult Books About Space Missions
Adult Books About The Future Of Space Exploration
Adult Books About The Cosmos
Children’s Books About Science
Children’s Books About Space Exploration
14. SPACE MAGAZINES FOR GEEKS
Besides books, one of the best gifts for nerds are magazines! Via Amazon, you can actually get pretty cool kindle magazine subscriptions. Might be interesting to check out:
15. OTHER ONLINE SPACE GIFT SHOPS
To end this list, here are some other cool online shops I’ve found where you can score some great space gifts and other nerd stuff:
I hope you enjoyed this guide filled with suggestions for gifts for nerds and geeks that love space & science, and of course plenty of astronomy presents for the holiday season (or any other occasion, really!) If you have any suggestions for more places to go geek shopping or stuff for geeks that you like yourself, please do let me know!
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