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the best gifts for space nerds

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It is fair to say that space and space exploration have not captured public interest to this extent since the 1950s. In 2022 alone, we’ve watched NASA smash into an asteroid to shift its orbit, lost our minds over the first-ever look at a massive Milky Way black hole, and been treated to the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope. Last year, NASA Perseverance landed on Mars, and we saw Captain Kirk “return” to space (at the age of 90). And really, is there any better evidence of collective space-on-the-brain than NASA sweatshirts at the Gap?

Of course, there are the die-hard space nerds with a long history of whining about anything related to the final frontier and amateur astronomers who pull out telescopes on clear nights. If you’re in need of a gift for one of these space-obsessed people, you’re in luck because we’ve put together a most excellent guide to the best space gifts on the market. We bet you – and your gift – will think they’re out of this world.

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For the amateur astronomer

Happyland gifts

Piece of Space

2

For warmth while stargazing

kangaroo

Glow-in-the-dark constellation blanket

3

The lava lamp alternative

The balcony

moon lamp

4

A great coffee table book

National Geographic

Visual Galaxy: The Ultimate Guide to the Milky Way and Beyond

5

Space art

Personal prints

Personalized Space Name Art

6

A virtual journey

Omega

Personal Planetarium

7

Lego

International Space Station Kit

8

For the beginner stargazer

Princeton Architectural Press

50 things to see in the sky by Sarah Barker

9

The best night light ever

YKL World

3D Optical Illusion Space Shuttle Night Light

10

Explore Brave New Worlds

National Geographic

The Hubble Cosmos: 25 Years of New Views in Space by David H. Devorkin and Robert W. Smith

11

For Beatles fans

bright comets

Spacewalk Astronaut Shirt

12

For late nights

Soondar

Astronaut LED Laptop Light

13

Fun for the whole family

Late for the sky

Late for the Sky Space opoly

14

For a galactic atmosphere

Sooo

Aurora Borealis light projector

15

Build a moment in history

Lego

NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander Construction Kit

16

Start in a card game

Chronicle books

Space Playing Cards

17

Learn about life in space

Workman Publishing Company

How to Astronaut: An Insider’s Guide to Leaving Planet Earth by Terry Virts

18

For the Astronomical Mixologist

Whiskey

Irving The Rocket Cocktail Shaker

19

Great group activity

Unusual goods

Infinite Galaxy puzzle

20

Explode with VOICE

Gootmkin

Space Shuttle Building Kit

21

For a space-themed bedroom

leader star

Glow-in-the-dark stars and planets stickers

22

A Distant Gift

AstroReality

Moon AR Framed Wall Art

23

Best Model Kit

4M

Solar System Planetarium Model Kit

24

Super fun space stickers

Workman Publishing Company

Peel + Discover: Space

25

For relaxation under the stars

Alprang

Space World Dome Tent

26

Best Punny Gift

Health

‘I Need My Space’ Tumbler

27

For Science Teachers and Professors

Jewel wonder

Desk Planet

28

Sip and Learn

The Unemployed Philosophers Guild

Heat changing planet cup

29

May the Force Chill Your Bev

Icup

Star Wars Death Star Ice Cube Mold Tray

30

Great fun for siblings

Wonder & Show

Space Doorway Bean Bag Throw

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