21 gift ideas that you will love to the moon and back

For the past two years, Soph talks science has released a Christmas gift guide for all your STEM inspiration and educational needs. Don’t worry I will still be releasing the 2019 edition at the end of the year, but this week is a very special week.

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, and to celebrate I have been preparing a lot more space & lunar themed content than usual. And I thought why not make a special space themed gift guide as a part of that as you guys seem to love those posts! So, without further ado, it is here! I give you 21 gift ideas that you will love to the moon and back – just like Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins did 50 years ago this week.


Classic NASA Tee

I don’t think there is a more apt way to start this list. Who doesn’t love this classic! Get yours here. But it doesn’t just stop there. Go wild and grab all the NASA merch you can get your hands on.


Moon Phases Wall Art

There are so many beautiful pieces out there showing the Moon in all it’s glory. But this one from Oliver Bonas grabbed my eye and is one of my faves. It is a bit pricey so if you are looking for some lunar wall art, a quick google will reveal so many options.


Moon Socks

Who doesn’t love a pair of socks as a gift right? Well, maybe not in the current weather we are having but these would be perfect for those winter months. Get them here.


Moondust-themed Eyeshadow Palette

Time to get some out of this world looks with this eyeshadow palette. And if you are all about the glitter, like me, then you can’t miss this special anniversary edition.


Crescent Moon String Lights

For a different kind of sparkly touch, why not invest in these crescent moon string lights?


Half Moon Planter

This super cute and tiny planter is a perfect new home for your favourite succulent to celebrate this Moon landing anniversary.


EE Jewellery – The Space Collection

I love EE jewellery. I have many pieces myself, so why not get your space themed pieces now. There are a huge range of astronaut, moon, planet and star rings or necklaces or earrings available. Find your perfect piece here.


Moon Light

Sorry – not the light that is reflected from the Moon itself, but this beautiful lamp that would look brilliant in any room in the house. Check it out here.


Space-themed Nail Decals

If you are looking for that statement nail look, why not add a little space themed twist on it either with these galaxy themed decals, or a whole host of other space options.


Celestial Pottery

I have loved this girl’s work since I discovered it on Instagram, and so many of her creations are on my Christmas list this year. So, wanted to give her a little shout out in this list. Check out all her beautiful creations that show the stunning and dramatic beauty of space here.


Astronaut Oven Mitts

The likelihood is that most of us will never get the chance to make it into space. So, why not bring a little bit of that astronaut experience into your kitchen with these oven mitts.


Apollo 11: The Inside Story

There are so many good space books out there – but I think this one is the ultimate for celebrating this anniversary. Take a look at this book for the drama behind the Moon landing and the space race.


An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

Sticking to the book theme right now, this one is another must read from Colonel Chris Hadfield. If you want to find out what it really takes to train to become an astronaut and live in space, then this one is for you.


Astronaut Slipper Socks

This might be the most expensive pair of slippers you might ever buy, but if you want to get that real astronaut experience, then you might want to bag yourself a pair. These slipper socks have been worn by actual astronauts in space since 1982, but you can get them too.


Glow in the Dark Moon Pillowcases

I don’t know about you, but I love a good duvet and pillowcase set, but why not add some that you will love to the moon and back to your collection with these glow in the dark moon pillowcases?


Rocket Ship Canopy

Inspire that future astronaut in your family with this fun rocket ship canopy for their rooms.


Moon Snow Globe

Another little trinket to add to your growing lunar collection – this snow globe! If you are looking for something a little different, then this could be for you.


Moon Money Bank

Which glows in the dark! Perfect for kids – and adults – to start saving.. perhaps for their next trip to outer space! Get it here.


Chart of Cosmic Exploration

This colour coded chart traces the trajectories of every orbiter, lander, rover and fly by that has ever escaped Earth’s orbit and successfully completed it’s mission. An incredible inspiring piece to add to the wall of any home or classroom.


Moon Phases Yoga Mat

If you want to add a little lunar style to your workout, then why not invest in this moon phases yoga mat? Get it here.


Sci Chic’s Apollo Trajectory Necklace

Probably a fitting way to finish this celebratory gift guide with a piece from previous Scientist in the Spotlight Erin and her jewellery from Sci Chic. Except this time, I want to highlight this piece that shows the path that Apollo11 took from Earth to land on the Moon and back again. Check it out here.


This isn’t the first time I have included space themed ideas in my gift guides, so for more inspiration check out my 2017 and 2018 gift guides too.


What are your favourite space themed gifts? What would you add to the list? Or maybe something on here has caught your eye – let someone know in the comments that you like it!



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