The universe has a mesmerizing allure, like a slice of cosmic birthday cake that simply calls out to the adventurous eater. Those who are fascinated by the mystery of the cosmos are usually incredibly distinctive individuals. Who else would brave the unknown, unhook their minds from the mundane, and venture into the limitless expanse of space—even if only in theory? If you have a friend, family member, or loved one who geeks over galaxies, then we’ve got you covered for their birthday. Brace for lift-off as we zoom into the galaxy of best birthday gifts for space lovers.
From interstellar jewelry to NASA-approved tech, there are countless gift ideas for the space enthusiast in your life. Among the stars, planets, and infinite possibilities, you might find it hard to pick out the ideal gift. But fear not, my astrologically-aligned friends, we’ve travelled to the edge of the universe and back to compile this list of the 35 best gifts for space lovers. Ride along, and let’s explore the cosmos!
Don’t be a space invader, give them something stellar. Whether they’re a space scientist, a star-gazing enthusiast, or just have their head in the clouds (or rather, the cosmos)—these 35 best gifts for space lovers will be sure to rocket their spirits.
1. Levitating Moon Lamp: This gravity-defying lamp replicates the moon’s appearance with amazing details, gently rotating and emitting a warm moon-like glow. It’ll simply light up their living space, though minor power interruptions might ground it unexpectedly.
2. NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander Lego Set: If they still cherish their childhood love for Legos, then this 1087-piece replica of the legendary lunar lander will ignite their astronautic dreams. Be warned, though, this isn’t a 15-minute Lego build!
3. Planet Plates: These delightful and vividly colored dinner plates feature the 8 planets of our solar system. They might feel a bit cheated Pluto isn’t included, but taste is taste, right?
4. Space Swirl Colored Pencils: These uniquely patterned, cool pencils are perfect for them to sketch their next rocket design or alien. Just remember, sharpening these might feel like you’re destroying an entire galaxy!
5. NASA Power Bank: Keep their phone and other gadgets powered with this NASA-branded power bank. It’s sleek but not slim—just like a real astronaut.
6. Galaxy Bedspread: Exploring the cosmos could never have been cozier with this bedspread that features a stunning galaxy design. Just a heads up, they might have trouble getting up.
7. Space-Themed Tees: With clever interstellar puns and stunning designs to choose from, their wardrobe will never lack an element of space-voyage. Sizes, though, could be a bit of a black hole.
8. Astronaut Ice Cream: Freeze-dried and ready to eat, this dessert offers a taste of life in outer space. It’s crunchy though, not exactly Creamery.
9. Cosmic Socks: More space oddity for their wardrobe. These cosmic socks make them ready to take a giant leap…or just walk to work.
10. Celestron 70mm Telescope: A beautiful telescope perfect for backyard stargazers. Clear skies not included.
11. Meteorite Chunk: They’ll be over the moon with a chunk of the real cosmic thing. A downside? It’s pretty meteoric on the wallet.
12. Planetarium Projector: Turns any room into a mesmerizing planetarium. Perfect for space parties, but remember to regulate the space booze.
13. NASA PopSocket: An ideal accessory for space lovers to secure their phones. It’s planetary, it’s practical, but boy does it pop off at the wrong times!
14. Space Shuttle Cufflinks: Add a touch of refined extraterrestrial elegance to their formal wear. Just remember, they might not launch conversations in the way they hope.
15. Constellation Puzzle: A 1000-piece puzzle featuring the night sky’s constellations. They’ll love it! Until they realize it’s harder to figure out than string theory.
16. Star Map Poster: A custom poster of what the starry sky looked like on their special day. Yes, their birth was really a cosmic event!
17. Astronomy Coffee Table Book: For the coffee-sipping space enthusiast who loves stunning imagery and mind-bending facts about the cosmos. Con: They might forget to drink their coffee.
18. NASA Mars Rover Perseverance 3D Metal Model Kit: Ideal for model-building enthusiasts. Side-effects may include paper cuts and expletive-filled alien languages.
19. Cosmic Jewelry: From cosmos-inspired earrings to Mars dust-infused pendants, they’ll always carry a piece of the universe with them. Also perfect for flirting at the space bar.
20. Galaxy Bath Bomb: Turn their bath time into a cosmic experience. It might not stop them from singing in the ‘Cosmic Showers,’ though.
21. Astronaut Backpack: A NASA-inspired backpack for their next terrestrial adventure. It’s big, it’s spacey, but boy does it love crumbs.
22. Solar System Watch: With a beautiful depiction of the solar system rotating in real-time. Warn them though, it doesn’t exactly tell the time.
23. NASA Cap: Step up their cap game with this universally loved accessory. An obvious Pro: they’ll look out of this world!
24. Outer Space Wall Decals: Create an immersive space experience in their room. Make sure they don’t stick these in your living room!
25. Rocket Mug: For a blast of caffeine that’s astronomically powerful. The downside—it’s hard to clean, just like a real rocket.
26. Starry Night Light Projector: Turn any room into a cosmic canvas. However, it’s not a good choice for a werewolf friend.
27. Star Wars Cookbook: Includes out-of-this-galaxy recipes. Don’t worry if they start speaking Wookie afterwards.
28. Space-scape Jigsaw Puzzle: A beautiful yet mind-boggling jigsaw puzzle. Words to describe it? ‘It’s puzzling.’
29. Glow In The Dark Constellation Dress: A dress that glows with constellations when the lights are off. They’ll be over the moon, once they find someone capable of turning off the light.
30. Spaceship Desk Lamp: A resin-made spaceship desk lamp that’s perfect for the workspace of a space lover. Remember though, they might start claiming their room as a sovereign space-nation.
31. Astronomy Wine Glasses: A classy accessory for wine night. Toast to the stars, just don’t let alien wine tasters steal them.
32. Galaxy Tie: Let them carry a piece of the cosmos with their formal attire. It’s a fashion statement that truly is out of this world!
33. AstroReality Mars Classic: This augmented reality-enhanced model of Mars lets them explore the red planet from the comfort of their home. Note: Martian dirt not included.
34. Space-opoly: A space-themed twist on the classic Monopoly game. It’s all fun and games until someone starts buying black holes.
35. NASA Shower Curtain: A shower curtain depicting the iconic blueprint of the Apollo Lunar Mission. They may not come back to Earth for a while once they’re in the shower though!
So, there you have it—a list of the cosmically best birthday gift ideas for space lovers in your life! Remember, it’s not just about the perfect gift, it’s about the thought, the effort, and sharing that cosmic journey with them—even if just through a gift.