Space and Astronomy Gifts for Kids in 2020
Damn, it’s challenging to find a well-received gift for kids. But that’s where we (giftideasclub) excel. Now, if the kid is all about space and planets stuff, then you came to the right place. We have gathered tons of space and astronomy gifts for kids that are going to bring a huge smile on their face. Not just toys, we have books, costumes, board games, and every other gift item related to space that can educate and inculcate creativity in the kid. So let’s get started… (Before you read further, know that we also have unique gift ideas for kids based on other interests).
Glowing 3-D Solar System
Getting a glimpse of the solar system before going to bed will have a considerable impact on the future of the space geek. Because each time the kid will look at it, millions of thoughts and questions will develop in their mind. And these questions/thoughts will encourage the kid to look for answers. And who knows that this encouragement can one day lead to a successful career in outer space and astronomy field? Plus, it gives a bright and warm sensation that can lighten the mood every time before going for a sweet sleep.
LEGO City Mars Research Kit
Mars is every space organization’s dream location to set up human civilization. We know that Elon is working hard for it. That’s why a gift related to it becomes more special to every space enthusiast. And since this gift is from LEGO, it is going to improve the kid’s logical thinking and creativity. Plus, the kid can even role-play with it, thinking about the climatic conditions and physical problems that the character is going to face on the red planet. So, this gift makes an ideal choice for space nerds of all ages.
NASA t-shirts for kids
We always say clothes are one of the best gifts to connect to a kid. Why? Because toys and eye-catching accessories can bore kids after a short time, but clothes are worn for a long time. And each time the kid will wear the tee, you will be remembered in his/her mind. Plus, what makes it unique is that it is related to the interest of the kid – outer space stuff. So, the kid will never want to change it with other t-shirts.
BB-8 by Sphero
We all remember Star Wars. Is there any generation for which a Star Wars movie hasn’t released? No. The exciting part is that it’s been over 42 years, and kids are still mad about this franchise. And if your kid falls in that category too, then you’ve got to gift this fantastic yet unique gift. This gift will bring their favorite droid to reality (in our time, it was R2-D2, and now it’s BB-8). Just like in the movies, this app-enabled droid will move and talk to become the kid’s best friend.
LED Aurora Night Lamp
What is better than a pleasant and soothing sleep to start your tomorrow? And that is what this gift is for. With the amazing lighting around them, kids will find themselves calm and comfortable in the bed. Instead of thinking if a monster is under their bed, they’ll think of the gazing stars out there. Plus, it can even play the lullabies and mediation kinds of music that many kids require for a sweet sleep.
Stars and Planets Bedding Set
Not just to space geeks, these duvet covers look cool to everyone. It’s perfect for tweens who are shy of their geeky toys but still want to convey their interests to friends. As you can see in the image, the design looks exquisite. It is made up of polyester to make it soft and comfortable for kids. As you can see, the amount of satisfaction among the customers in the review section, this bedding set consisting of 2 pillowcases and one duvet cover, will be loved by the kid.
Moon Phases Wall Art (Set of 4)
Perfect if the kid has ample space on the walls of his/her room. This Moon Phases Wall Art looks cool enough to grab anyone’s attention who’ll enter the room. It is not only eye-catching but will also increase the curiosity of the kid about the natural satellite of the Earth and the mystery of its different phases on different nights. And as you can see in the image, the artistry looks excellent, and the review of the customers will tell you more about the splendid quality of the wall art.
Youth NASA Astronaut Helmet
Give your space kiddo the gift of being an astronaut! NASA’s Astronaut Helmet is undoubtedly going to give a push to the kid’s dream of being in space. Your kid will roam here and there all day wearing this helmet and capturing the evil aliens where we can’t reach. This space gift will bring energy in the kid to try their best to become an astronaut in the future. And don’t forget to bow when he/she would have saved you from the evildoers.
Astronaut Role-Play Costume
Let the kid become the astronaut for a day with this NASA Astronaut Costume. This will be the costume that the kid will wear on their Halloween for years and on all the role-play themed parties. It will be an excellent motivator for the kid to pursue a career in astronomy. This sturdy costume is bound to put a smile on the kid’s face.
Celestron Portable Refractor Telescope
When you hear the word telescope, you might think it’s for a space scientist. Well, it’s not the case nowadays because the Celestron’s Portable Refractor Telescope was made for beginners like kids. It is affordable enough for a kid’s gift as well as portable sufficient that you can take it anywhere with you. Plus, it also comes with a tripod and free downloadable astronomy app to locate different celestial objects. It’s one of the most delightful space gifts for kids to do stargazing.
Astro Reflector Telescope
You might be thinking why are we suggesting you another telescope. The reason is that while the above-described telescope was for beginners whereas this one is to take it to the next level. The kid needs this gift to pursue a career in space & science. This gift’s importance is more than that of a toy to look at celestial objects. It’s going to encourage the kid to know more about what’s out there. It’s going to give those details of a celestial object that the cheap telescopes for kids can’t offer.
An Earthling’s Guide to Outer Space
This fantastic book has all the answers to the questions related to space that the kid asks from you. “An Earthling’s Guide to Outer Space” has enough power to encourage the reader to take an interest in astronomy. How Dinosaurs got extinct? What’s Dark Matter? Are Black Holes Real? Answers to all these questions reside in the book. This book will be a perfect space/ astronomy gift for kids to encourage learning about stars and galaxies.
Glowing Wall Stickers
Every friend of your kid will wish to have the same glowing stickers on their wall when they see this during the night. Not only the space nerds, but these wall stickers also fascinate the kids whose imagination power excels. The Glowing Wall Stickers will give a dazzling impression to the room. Plus, these stickers are easy to peel and stick so that there aren’t any rough edges on the boundaries. It contains images of all the nine planets of our galaxy and some stars to make it attractive.
Does your kid like stargazing? Is he/she the one who would ride on their bicycles to a hill where they can get a peaceful and quiet look at the sky? If your answer is yes to any of the questions above, then you have found the favorite space gift for the kid. Unlike others, these binoculars were made, keeping in mind that it should be used for astronomical purposes also. With this gift, you won’t need a big telescope to calm the kid’s curiosity about stars and galaxies.
Kids would have thought of this lamp only in their dreams. Seeing the moon shining beside their bed every night will cheer them and bring a smile on their face. Their friends will be jealous of seeing such an amazing and unique lamp in the room. You can even change the color and brightness of this 3D night lamp according to your needs. It is a great gift to give the luxury of gentle and refreshing sleep every night.
NASA Astronaut Backpack
Fulfill the dream of your kid to go to NASA and become an astronaut. This backpack will give your kid the feeling of having the bravest and coolest career in the world. It will be a boost to the kids’ dream of being in space and will encourage them to try their best to accomplish it. Because seeing the patches of NASA on their backpack every day will have a significant impact on their urge to know more about the mysteries of outer space.
Heat Changing Constellation Mug
WOAH! That would be the reaction of the kids when they will see constellations appearing on a standard looking mug. Just pour some hot liquid in it, and you will see different constellations like Sagittarius and Scorpius, glowing on the cup. Their morning milk will make them more energetic, and their knowledge of constellations will compete with their teacher‘s knowledge now. We just hope that the parents don’t run out of beverages to calm the kid’s appetite.
Mars Space Station
‘The Space station is ready for the mission, and we just need your permission to launch it.’ This will be the conversation between your kid and his friends while having fun through role-playing. This kit consists of astronauts, robots, command center, etc. to make it engaging and entertaining. It will increase kids’ creativity and encourage them to know more about the red planet roaming around us. This space gift for kids will be an excellent way to get their heads out of their TVs and smartphones to learn something new.
Space Roll Stickers
A cute gift for the space geek! You will find these stickers on kids’ bags, walls, desks, postcards, and every other place where they can get inspired through it. Plus, these stickers aren’t the ordinary and boring ones; they have catchphrases like out of the world, you’re a star, etc. to motivate them. This gift suits well if you must stick to a budget or looking for something extra with your primary offering. It’s a pretty lovely space gift for kids to consider.
LEGO Apollo Saturn V Building Kit
If there is any gift that is going to excite the kid to become an astronaut or a scientist, then this is it. This LEGO kit makes a perfect model of the most powerful rocket ever brought to operational status, i.e., the Saturn V (Source: Wikipedia). The kid will not only play with it but will also get educated through it. Creating this LEGO set will improve the kid’s logical and mental ability, and after that, it will be on display, which will likely acquire admiration from others.
Starry Kids Watch
If a watch is considered a perfect gift idea by you, then this is the one to go with, for the cute little space nerd. Not only it looks stylish even on tweens, but it also has an outer space kind of dial display for the satisfaction of the space geek. And the quality silicon strap makes it soft and comfortable for the kids to be able to wear it for hours. Last but not least, it has a splash-proof coating for their nuisances in the rainy seasons.
The Daredevil’s guide to outer space
The Daredevil’s guide is a book to take the kid on the adventures of outer space. The book has two characters Eddie and Junko, who have a space ship to wander in the mystical places of outer space. It is not just an adventure storybook, but it is for educational purposes also. With the amazing locations in Eddie and Junko’s journey, kids will learn about the know-how of various celestial objects and planets. It is an excellent way to encourage their learning about outer space.
Mega Space Station Pretend Play kit
If you love seeing your kid playing the pretend & play games and visualizing about what’s it is like in outer space; then this is the space gift to go with. First of all, pretend play games develop kids emotionally and mentally. Therefore, it is excellent if the kid plays such games. Now, the second-best part is that this kit has got all the things required for making a space station like a rocket, rovers, people, trucks, etc. that are going to make it fun.
DIY Science kit: Water Rocket Kit
Do you like to educate the kid while they’re having fun outside? If yes, then you have found one of the best space/astronomy gifts for kids. With just a bottle, pump, and some water, your kid is going to make a rocket with it. And it is elementary to assemble it. It will make the kid go out in the garden and try the fun experiment with the help of science. It is a perfect gift for the kid who likes being a mechanic for times.
Starry Play Tent
Have you ever heard of indoor stargazing? You wouldn’t because it is not a thing. But that’s how we can describe our next gift. This floorless tent is not just for kids but all the space geeks who like to wander about the infinite space during nights. And if the kid shares the room with someone, then this gift will be more helpful. This easy to set-up tent will make their nights more comfortable and dreamy.
First Space Book for Little Kids
If your kid is little and needs something to get the know-how of outer space while having fun, then this is the gift to go with. ‘National Geographic’s First Big Book of Space’ knows how to keep a kid engaged with a book. This book has hundreds of colorful illustrations with fun facts that will make the kid read more and more about the galaxies and our universe. From basic knowledge of the moon and sun to learning about the mystical black hole, your kid will be fortunate to have this space gift as it infinite potential to inspire the kid.
LEGO Space Rocket and Launch Control Model
Another LEGO gift to boost the kid’s creativity! This LEGO toy focusses more on role-play rather than building a spaceship. That doesn’t mean you don’t have to make the rocket. It’s just that it also has 6 six other Minifigures, a space tower, a tram, and other materials to bring the LEGO city to reality. The youngster will enjoy playing with the astronauts. It will give the feel of initiating a rocket launch in real, and with friends, the kid will have the best time role-playing and other pretend-play games.
Space: A Visual Encyclopedia
Books are the stepping-stones for a child’s education. But kids often see them as a dull object. Well, they won’t see it as boring anymore, with a fun book to give every information on space. As the word ‘visual’ suggests, this book has tons of eye-catching images to keep the kids busy with it. Plus, this 256-paged book has all the information that fascinates the kid like what are black holes, where they are, and which is the brightest star in the universe.
Solar System’s stars, planets, and objects: Knowledge Cards
A fun way to make the kids remember the wonders of our galaxies and other celestial objects in the universe! These cards contain high-quality images of celestial objects on one side and some interesting information about it on the other. Plus, it also comes with a universe infographic for more knowledge on the universe. It is among the best space and astronomy gifts for the kids, as it is both fun and highly educational. You don’t know if it can make the kid remember information on all the planets and compete with that of their class topper.
Space Laser Projector
Bring the feel of infinite space to your bedroom with this incredible space gift. This gift is perfect for blending your room with the magic of a projector to give the best feeling of being in outer space. The kid will be amazed by seeing such splendid lighting in his room. The relaxing environment created by it will make the kid ponder about the mysteries of outer space. It can even be used for lighting kid’s birthday parties.
Take the planets with you everywhere you go. This bracelet contains all the eight planets of our milky way plus our moon and the dwarf planet Pluto. ‘Do I know the color of Neptune? Oh, here it is, on my hand, and it’s blue-ish. And which is the biggest one? Yeah, it’s Jupiter, and next after it is Saturn, which looks huge due to its ring.’ So now you understand that this can also be one of those educational space/astronomy gifts for kids.
Outer Space Socks
Small Kids love colorful socks. Don’t they? If you agree, then gift them these wonderful socks which have colorful prints related to outer space. Planets, stars, rocket, astronaut – it has got them all in print. These planet prints are bound to be liked by small kids. Plus, these are not just the cute socks; these are the comfy socks too, made from soft, stretchable cotton. Instead of worrying if they will like it, you might want to worry about how hard it will be to get them off from their feet.
Race to Space Educational Boardgame
Found the gift which all parents will love. A game that makes learning to be fun. In this unique game, kids will play mini-games, create strategies, solve riddles, and use their brains to complete the challenges of the game. It is perfect for the kids to grow their friendship and learn more together. This entertaining game will take the kids’ minds off from their smartphones and encourage them to come out of their introvert character.