ULTIMATE GUIDE of Best 100+ Gifts for Space Lovers That Are Out Of This World!

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Shopping for geeks can be hard if you're not into space, science or tech yourself, so here is my ultimate list of gift ideas!

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

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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+.

Space-Opoly

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!

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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.

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

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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:

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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

OUR PICK!

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.

Glow-in-the-dark map

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.

7. SPACE APPS FOR GEEKS

There are some wonderful phone apps available to download that help you observe the night sky:

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Star Walk Stargazing App on iTunes >>

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.

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Distant Suns Stargazing App on iTunes >>

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

MY PICK:

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 >>

ULTIMATE GUIDE of Best Gifts for Space Lovers That Are Out Of This World!
ULTIMATE GUIDE of Best Gifts for Space Lovers That Are Out Of This World!

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!)

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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.

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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:

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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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  1. says: Afton Jackson

    I like that you mentioned different ideal gifts for space lovers like a telescope and constellation star maps. My wife and I have been meaning to buy a telescope for stargazing. However, I am planning to buy a star for her for our silver anniversary, it could help us a lot if there is an expert who can help me dedicate a star for someone.

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