It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for space gifts for kids or adult space lover gifts, these Gift Ideas for the Space Enthusiast in your life will help you find the perfect space gift. Check out my other gift ideas for everyone as well.
Finding gifts for space enthusiasts may not be the easiest thing you do if you’re not ALSO into astronauts, but don’t fret! My oldest boy is in college to become an Astrophysicist.
So, if anyone knows about trying to find gifts for a space nerd, it is I! LOL!
I have been doing “space things” ever since I began homeschooling him 10 years ago. It all started with a simple Universe project…
These fun ideas will help you find the perfect gift from practical to fun, there is a bit of everything to fit any space enthusiast’s personality. Snag one of these Gift Ideas for the Space Enthusiast on your list today.
Why Buy Space Themed Gifts for Kids that Want to Be Astronauts
Look, you may think that it’s a given that kids want everything. But I believe there’s a reason for that. It’s not that they’re greedy and needy and want want want, although it may seem like that. There’s more to it.
Kids want to experience things. They want to explore. And the only way they know how to do that is through the things they see–so they want to touch, play with and just understand all the things.
And so they ask for those things to be given/gifted/provided to them.
All. The. Things.
When they get these things they’re curious about, they are feeding their development and learning. Learning–always learning.
So, if you have a kid that has expressed an interest in astronomy or the solar system, or even Star Wars, you should feed that bit of curiosity. Because it is a child’s way of trying to figure out where they fit inside the world and where their future might lie.
A little anecdotal story, a kid who was once loosely interested in astronomy, that I know, was allowed to explore his curiosity for the night sky, which then grew into a love of space, which then grew into a future of possible space missions.
Y’all, feeding a child’s interest in the stars with projects and astronomy gifts can LITERALLY lead to rocket science and space shuttle missions. For. Real.
So, take this gift guide for space fans and buy the kid the glow in the dark star stickers for their room. Get the galaxy ice cream. Feed the child’s need to explore the universe. Feed their need to learn more about the worlds beyond our world.
Because it’s what inspires a child to grow, learn what their passion is, and become something great. Or, maybe they’ll just find out that they love learning about space. Whatever.
Gift Ideas for the Space Enthusiast:
I love shopping for my future astrophysicist. It’s fun and cool, but there are as many ideas as there are stars in the night sky. LOL! But, in all seriousness, I know it can be difficult to narrow it down and figure out what a future astronomer might want in a gift.
So, I pulled out all the stop. All of the following Gift Ideas for the Space Enthusiast are affiliate links on Amazon or because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store. I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things I recommend, because astronaut gifts are hard–seriously. I get it.
If you have a really small kiddo that’s into space, there’s a couple of Melissa & Doug toys you should check out. I love this astronaut space suit and this really rad space ship. So, there’s a little bit of space learning available for even the smallest of astronauts.
But for the bigger kiddos, or adults that love space, well, the below gifts are absolutely out of this world. LOL!
Gift Ideas for the Space Enthusiast
It doesn't matter if you're looking for space gifts for kids or adult space lover gifts, these Gift Ideas for the Space Enthusiast in your life will help you find the perfect space gift.
The LEGO Creator Expert Apollo 11 Lunar Lander makes an impressive display for home or office
The advanced LEGO Creator Expert Apollo 11 Lunar Lander model is a challenging and rewarding LEGO building set that makes a great gift for space and NASA fans, and for kids ages 16+
Augmented Reality (AR) Astronomy Gadget with a Smartphone App
See?! So many great ideas. For real, there’s just too many to choose from and narrowing it down to just this list, well, it was kind of hard. But I truly feel like there’s more than one person in my life that would REALLY love each of these space-related gifts.
You definitely have to put these Gift Ideas for the Space Enthusiast you love on your holiday, birthday or rainy-day shopping list. These fun ideas will help you find the perfect gift to fit any space enthusiast’s personality!
And, I’m going to be honest with you, there’s nothing I don’t think would make a perfect gift even for someone that’s just mildly interested in space. I mean, really, who wouldn’t love a cool diagram of the moon landing or a cool mug with an astronaut on it?!
They’re all so cool, there’s kind of no one that wouldn’t think an astronomy gift from this list was neat.
So, don’t be afraid to take a chance and get the cool space gift for the astronomy-lover in your life. You can’t go wrong, and in 20 years, you’ll be helping them move or bringing them a casserole and you’ll notice that space book on their coffee table–the one you bought them so long ago.
For real, they’ll love it and keep it forever.
More Space Ideas for The Space-Obsessed
If you have a kiddo that super into the stars, or even an adult that is a huge space enthusiast, you’re going to love these ideas. You can make a whole day, week or month of space if you want…just swaddle their whole world in the blanket of the Milky Way! LOL!
More Gift Ideas You’ll Love
Oh, you were just here because you needed a random gift? That’s ok. I totally get that and there’s no reason you shouldn’t be on the hunt for the perfect gift. So, I’ve pulled together some of the best gift ideas I’ve ever come across.
Tuesday 11th of September 2018
fun list! Thanks for sharing at the To Grandma's House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Link party! Pinned this! Hope to see you again next week. Have a great day!
Friday 31st of August 2018
These are some great ideas, Kelli!
My younger sister is really into astronomy and I was scrolling through the article trying to make sure she didn’t see my screen and all of a sudden she went strolling by and went, “Oooh, I like all those starry pictures!” and she didn’t even know what the article was! So you did well appealing to astronomy-lovers, lol! :D
Friday 7th of September 2018
yes, my college freshman is really into "starry things" too! :-D