For many, the night sky is a source of intrigue. Its vastness calms the spirit and provides a constant in an otherwise unpredictable life. That’s why astronomy gifts are a clever, fun, yet unexpected way to make someone’s day. They offer a sense of personalization and inspire your recipient to shoot for the stars.
The best gifts are those that inspire, the ones that send your imagination skyward and create feelings of surprise, joy, and delight.
We’ve rounded up the best astronomy gift ideas for all ages so you can take your gift-giving to new heights. The sky truly is the limit:
Milky Way Jigsaw Puzzle
This Milky Way jigsaw puzzle is fun for the whole family, and nothing short of a challenge! When you’re done, you’ll have a beautiful piece of art that’s worthy of your walls.
Star Map – Unique Astronomy Gift
If you want to surprise a loved one with a gift they might never think to buy for themselves, a custom star map will leave a lasting impression. Recreate the night sky of a special date, such as a birthday or wedding, then customize the layout, details, and text for a gift that’s made just for them.
Solar System Magic Heat-Changing Mug
How this heat-changing mug changes from one color to another when warm or cold is yet another mystery of the universe. Your loved one can explore the entire solar system while they enjoy their morning cup of coffee.
Personalized Moon Phase Poster
If you have a moon child in the family, a personalized moon phase poster is a astronomy gift they’ll appreciate for years to come. Each moon phase poster is custom-made based on the date you select. You can also add personalized text, quotes, or other details to make the poster truly something special.
World Globe with Stars Constellation
An affinity for outer space starts by exploring our own planet. This adorable mini globe is a great way to get to know our home planet like an outsider looking in.
Solar Powered Outdoor Sky Lights
Want to recreate the night sky in your own backyard? This unique solar powered outdoor moon light creates a rich illumination for any backyard space.
Telescope for Beginners
You’re never too young or too old to start exploring the night sky from the comfort of your home. This telescope for beginners uses the power of your smartphone and comes with everything you need to become a novice astronomer.
LEGO NASA Set
LEGO is all about helping kids (and their parents!) build their dreams, one brick at a time. For dreams that transcend the stratosphere, this LEGO NASA set brings those dreams one step closer to reality.
Starry Sky Umbrella
Take the night sky everywhere you go on a rainy day with this vibrant starry sky umbrella. While others are looking up at gloomy clouds, all you’ll see are clear skies for miles.
Sky & Constellations Whiskey Glasses
These sky and constellation whiskey glasses look like a grown-up version of Connect the Dots. Who knew a glass of whiskey could be so educational?
Spaceship, Rocket & Astronaut String Lights
These creative string lights are perfect astronomy gift for a kid’s bedroom or to light up an outdoor patio or reading nook. They bring outer space to any space, and the color-changing remote lets you create an ambience that makes you feel inspired.
The Cambridge Star Atlas
The Cambridge Star Atlas is the most comprehensive guide to the stars. It will become any stargazer’s best friend and travel companion as you explore the night sky from various parts of the world.
Solar System Model Board
Get your little ones interested in space with this fun solar system model board puzzle. It’s an educational astronomy gift they’ll want to play with again and again.
DIY Solar System Inspired Music Box
For puzzle lovers that like a challenge, this is your chance to build a 3D space-themed music box. Every planet is included in the design and looks just as much like art as it does a music box.
Constellations Phone Case
Whether you’re calling Major Tom or just your BFF, this constellations phone case is a great way to personalize your device.
Do you keep track of celestial events? Plan your stargazing with this space calendar so that you never miss a moon phase, eclipse, or space station sighting.
Bicycle Stargazer Playing Cards
Playing cards offer endless possibilities for fun, from classic card games like Poker to magic tricks and card houses. Choose a classic brand with a twist, like these Bicycle Stargazer playing cards that offer premium artwork and a high-end look and feel.
Space 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Get the kids involved as you work to recreate an artistic rendition of the solar system. This 1000-piece puzzle uses vibrant colors and ensures a tight fit to preserve all your hard work.
Getting a little “me” time over tea is better when you have an inspiring mug, like this one decked out in constellations. With every sip, feel like you’re miles away from reality. Each mug features a different zodiac sign and its respective constellation, plus it includes a fancy stirring spoon, diffuser, and rest plate.
LEGO NASA Rocket Model
Another inspiring gem from LEGO, this rocket ship LEGO set helps kids appreciate the intricacies of a spacecraft and encourages them to dream big. The amount of detail that LEGO put into this set is impressive, giving kids an up close and personal look at what goes into the making of a real rocket.
Celestial Natural Gemstones
This collection of natural gemstones will inspire all your biggest dreams. These crystals have been hand-shaped and polished into perfect little orbs that look like miniature planets. Don’t forget to charge your crystals under the light of a full moon!
LEGO Women of NASA
Girls like LEGOs and outer space, too! This LEGO set encourages the advancement of women in science, plus it pays tribute to some of the brightest minds in NASA.
National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky
Want to learn more about what you see when you look into the night sky? This NatGeo backyard guide can turn you into a semi-stargazing pro in no time.
Motorized Solar System
Young minds need more than just a theoretical explanation of how our solar system moves. Show them exactly how planets move around each other with this motorized solar system model. It’s easy to assemble and gives context to a complex subject.
Solar System Crystal Ball
The universe holds many mysteries. While this solar system crystal ball might not reveal them all, there’s no doubt it’s unique and beautiful to behold.
Outer Space Socks
Wear your outer space pride wherever you go. These outer space socks are cozy, fashionable, colorful, and will take your feet on a trip of a lifetime.
Night Sky Bedding Astronomy Gift
Ever wonder what it’s like to nestle down in a cloud and dream sweet dreams? This night sky bedding might be the next best thing. Themed to the cosmos, you can travel across the Milky Way every time you rest your head.
Solar System Bath Bombs
These delightfully colored solar system bath bombs look good enough to eat (but don’t do it!). Drop one in a warm bath, let it fizz, then imagine yourself on a journey through the stars with not a care in the world.
Use this list of best astronomy gifts to jumpstart your own gift-giving strategy — the only limit is your own creativity.