‘Tis the season for gifting, and we’ve got tons of great ideas for the space fan in your life.
We asked Planetary Society members, the world’s most dedicated space enthusiasts, for their recommendations this holiday season. We hope their suggestions are at the very top of your wishlist:
Space fashion and accessories
Earth and moon cuff bracelet with natural stones
Our pale blue dot and its ever-present companion look absolutely precious in this elegant piece from Yūgen, available in silver and gold tones. Earth is made from azurite and the Moon is created from copper calcite.
Lost in space shirt (unisex)
Nineties kids (and beyond) are sure to adore this Magic School Bus-inspired button-up from Kay Pop Art Studio. It’s cosmically quirky yet versatile, making it perfect for any occasion.
Westerlund 2 Nebula belt bag
This funky belt bag from Startorialist features a mesmerizing image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory. It’s a stylish, practical addition to any festival outfit.
Games and toys
Captain’s Log Solo Roleplaying Game
Trekkies: this one’s for you. Use this 326-page, full-color rulebook from Modiphius Entertainment as a guide to create your own “Star Trek” characters and stories. The possibilities for your adventures are as limitless as the Cosmos.
NASA Apollo Saturn V rocket LEGO kit
A LEGO classic. Build the rocket that brought humans to new heights — the Moon, to be exact. Fun fact: It contains 1,969 pieces, the same year as the Apollo 11 mission.
Galaxy putty slime
Though it’s technically a children’s toy, we think adults will benefit from the oddly satisfying, stress-releasing properties of this slime. Plus, the colors look like they’re pulled right out of a JWST nebula picture.
From Bethesda, the makers of “Fallout” and “Skyrim,” this space exploration role-playing game (RPG) was one of the most anticipated video games of 2023.
In this cooperative board game created by Vlaada Chvátil, you and your friends will play as the crew of a spaceship. Together, you’ll get creative to troubleshoot and defend the ship from attacks. Best suited for one to five players.
Spaceteam from Stellar Factory
In this card game, accurately billed as “chaotic and cooperative,” you and your friends will work together to keep a spaceship functioning as curveballs are thrown your way.
Home decor and other items
NASA Voyager Golden Record cover replica from My Science Shop
Show friends and family your love of space with this exquisitely designed reproduction of the Golden Record, which famously still flies on the Voyager missions. We think it’d look great on a wall or seated on a bookshelf.
Personalized out-of-this-world cheese board
This handmade, customizable cheese board from Uncommon Goods is perfect for parties, even if it’s just a party of one. Eating cheese always calls for a little fanfare.
Celestron tabletop telescope (76-millimeter aperture)
Want to get started stargazing but you’re short on space? No problem. This compact ‘scope is sleek and easy to use, making it a great choice for beginners.
Glowing moon globe from Earth to Sky Calculus
This isn’t just any moon globe. It’s actually been to the stratosphere, making it a gift that goes (drumroll, please) — above and beyond.
Mission to Mindfulness Mars Zen Garden
Take a break from the daily grind with this Martian Zen garden, created by toy inventor Dan Abramson. A quick trip to the red planet has never been so chill or easy.
From The Planetary Society
Buy a brick outside The Planetary Society’s HQ
If you want to choose a gift that will make a lasting impression, there’s no better choice than to buy a custom-inscribed brick to be placed outside The Planetary Society’s headquarters in Pasadena, California. Every time guests visit they’ll pass by an enduring commemoration of your loved one’s passion for the exploration of the Cosmos.
Our merch store
Head over to our store for TPS-branded merch, including scarves, hats, T-shirts, stickers, posters, and more.
Planetary Academy membership
Help launch a young explorer's lifelong excitement for space! The Planetary Academy is designed for kids ages 5-9. Academy members make a real impact on space science and exploration by supporting our mission. As a member, your young explorer will receive four adventure packs per year developed by the educational experts at The Planetary Society.
Learn about eclipses with us
Available in 2024, you can preorder “Casting Shadows: Solar and Lunar Eclipses with The Planetary Society,” the first book of our brand-new children’s series with Lerner Publishing.
Planetary Society standard gift membership
Share your passion for space exploration by giving a gift membership to The Planetary Society. Your recipient will join our mission to increase discoveries in our Solar System and beyond, elevate the search for life outside our planet, and decrease the risk of Earth being hit by an asteroid. Plus, new and upgrading members will get cool swag, like an exclusive member T-shirt.
Need more ideas? Check out our past years' gift guides
Looking for the best space gifts for the holidays? Whether you’re shopping for the space enthusiast in your life or are looking for ideas for your own wish list, we’ve got you covered. This space gift guide brings together suggestions from the people who love space the most: Planetary Society members and supporters.