For millennia, people have looked up at the night sky and pondered what might be out there. Space is fascinating for all ages, but some kids find planets, galaxies, black holes, etc. particularly interesting. Check out these gifts for a young space ace in your life.

1. Retro NASA Graphic T-shirt

There’s nothing more iconically space-themed than NASA. And there’s nothing more iconically NASA than the space shuttle. This retro t-shirt is perfect for any kid who dreams of being a NASA scientist or astronaut. (Be sure to click “Youth” for the kids’ sizes.)

NASA Astronaut Moon Reflection Vintage Retro T-Shirt
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NASA Astronaut Moon Reflection Vintage Retro T-Shirt
  • Officially Licensed NASA Apparel
  • 17NASA00098A

2. Qurious Space Trivia Card Game

What’s better for a space-loving kid than a game that lets them explore their knowledge? This game helps kids memorize space, science, and NASA facts while playing a fun, interactive game.

Qurious Space | STEM Flash Card Game | Explore, Match, Quiz & Spin Through The Universe. Perfect for Astronomy Fans and Future Astronauts
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Qurious Space | STEM Flash Card Game | Explore, Match, Quiz & Spin Through The Universe. Perfect for Astronomy Fans and Future Astronauts
  • [Educational] - There has never been a more enjoyable way to learn and explore the space and history of human space exploration than the Qurious Space. In this unique double-sided card game, players of all ages - an interactive, educational card game for the whole family. Great for players of all skill levels, ages 3+. 3 distinct games provide hours of fun while learning and help players memorize space, science and NASA facts. Qurious helps players develop a healthy love for problem solving!
  • [Fun] - Quick matching and trivia games ensure no one can control until the last card.

3. Astronaut Costume for Kids (various sizes)

So you know a kid who dreams of being an astronaut? Let them live out their dream in their imagination with this astronaut costume. (Ignore that it says “Toddler.” There’s a nice, wide range of sizes on this one.)

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Astronaut NASA Pilot Costume with Movable Visor Helmet for Kids (Toddler (3-4yr))
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Astronaut NASA Pilot Costume with Movable Visor Helmet for Kids (Toddler (3-4yr))
  • Astronaut NASA Pilot Costume Includes a White Full-Length Body Jumpsuit with Embroidered NASA Logo and USA Flag Patches and a Tinted Movable Visor Space Helmet.
  • Authentic Looking. 100% Polyester on Deluxe Astronaut Costume. Realistic Details. Superior Quality. Sponge Wash.

4. 4M Solar System Planetarium

Kids can explore the solar system as they create their own glow in the dark planetarium with this STEM kit. Kids assemble and paint it themselves, and it also comes with a wall chart of space facts and a set of quiz questions. 

4M 3427 Solar System Planetarium - DIY Glow In The Dark Astronomy Planet Model Stem Toys Gift for Kids & Teens, Girls & Boys Multicolor, 1 EA
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4M 3427 Solar System Planetarium - DIY Glow In The Dark Astronomy Planet Model Stem Toys Gift for Kids & Teens, Girls & Boys Multicolor, 1 EA
  • The Solar System Planetarium set teaches children about the wonders of the solar system. Just assemble, paint and learn
  • This set includes planets, stencils, squeeze glow paint pen, rods, string, a fact filled wall chart and 10 sets of Kidz Quiz questions

5. 3D Viewer for Space

Who remembers how cool viewfinders were as a kid? Well guess what—they’re still cool! This 3D viewer comes with 21 colorful photos that make kids feel like they’re right there in outer space. 

Warm Fuzzy Toys - 3D Viewer, Space,Multi
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Warm Fuzzy Toys - 3D Viewer, Space,Multi
  • INCLUDES 21 Colorful Photos of 3-D Space
  • Easy to use, simply press lever to view each colorful photo

6. Meteorites from Space

Imagine a handing a kid a handful of rocks and telling them they are 5,000-year-old meteorites from space. Now imagine you’re telling the truth! These real meteorites from Argentina come with a magnifying box, authenticity certificate, and education card. 

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DANCING BEAR Meteorite from Space, 5 pcs Campo del Cielo from Argentina/ Educational Card & Magnifying Box
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DANCING BEAR Meteorite from Space, 5 pcs Campo del Cielo from Argentina/ Educational Card & Magnifying Box
  • FUN METEORITE SCIENCE KIT includes 5 meteorites, a magnifying box, Authenticity certificate, and an educational information card.
  • THESE METEORITES ARE 4,000 TO 6,000 YEARS OLD--each meteorite measures approximately 3/8-½ inch. The meteorites were found in Argentina and are composed mostly of iron with some nickel.

7. Space!: The Universe as You've Never Seen It Before Book

DK Publishing books are known for being high quality and engaging, and this book is no different. In partnership with Smithsonian, they put together a book about space, with cool dissections of planets and incredible NASA images throughout.

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Space!: The Universe as You've Never Seen It Before (Knowledge Encyclopedias)
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8. Youth Astronaut Helmet

Make a kids’ astronaut dreams come true with this orange space helmet with movable visor. This gift would pair nicely with the astronaut costume listed above, but would even make a stellar gift all on its own.

Aeromax ASO-Helmet Youth Astronaut Helmet with Movable Visor, Orange, Youth Size fits Most Ages 3-10
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Aeromax ASO-Helmet Youth Astronaut Helmet with Movable Visor, Orange, Youth Size fits Most Ages 3-10
  • REALISTIC DESIGN adds fun for kids.
  • INTENDED for girls and boys ages 3-10, weighing approximately 25-86 lbs.

9. Water Bottle Stomp Model Rocket Launcher

One of the coolest things about space is what humans have created in order to get out and explore it. Kids can explore rocket science with this cool water bottle stomp rocket launcher. Watching a rocket blast off just never gets old. 

Model Bottle Stomp Water Rocket Launcher Outdoor Toys Baking Soda DIY Rocket Science Experiment Kit NASA Space Opters STEM Gift for Teenagers Boy Girl Science Lovers - Rocket Tail, Plastic Bottle Pump
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Model Bottle Stomp Water Rocket Launcher Outdoor Toys Baking Soda DIY Rocket Science Experiment Kit NASA Space Opters STEM Gift for Teenagers Boy Girl Science Lovers - Rocket Tail, Plastic Bottle Pump
  • 【KIT INCLUDES】 8 × Fins (Incl. one spare), 2 × Fin Support, 2 × Bung, 2 ×Bung Connector, 2 × Presta Adapter, 2 × Schrader Adapter, 2 × Extension Plastic Pipe, 1 × Detailed Instruction, 1 × Science book, 5 × stickers. A bicycle pump is also required but not included.
  • 【EASY TO USE】Portable and easy to use. Water rockets can make outdoor activities more interesting and exciting. Suitable for young science lovers, especially those interested in rockets and space.

10. Moon Lamp/Nightlight

Bring space indoors with this cool light that makes it look like the moon is right there in the room. With soft light and real-looking details, kids can gaze at the moon and use the remote control to change colors.

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Moon Lamp, LOGROTATE 16 Colors LED Night Light 3D Printing Moon Light with Stand & Remote/Touch Control and USB Rechargeable, Moon Light Lamps for kids friends Lover Birthday Gifts (Diameter 4.8 INCH)
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Moon Lamp, LOGROTATE 16 Colors LED Night Light 3D Printing Moon Light with Stand & Remote/Touch Control and USB Rechargeable, Moon Light Lamps for kids friends Lover Birthday Gifts (Diameter 4.8 INCH)
  • Moon lamp with the diameter is 4.8 INCH, made with 3D printing technology, realistic full moon shape, the surface of the moon lamp is very close to the lunar moon, novelty and charming
  • Night Light with 16 color RGB, and the 16 colors can flash or fade or strobe, dreamlike and creative decorative lights, perfect decorative lights or gift for Christmas, thanksgiving, birthdays, party, wedding, anniversary, lover, kids, children bedroom, living room, dinning room and outdoor decoration, a favorite gift for your friends or lover

11. Celestial Buddies Black Hole

How do you make space into stuffed toys? Celestial Buddies has done it! You can buy their adorable stuffed planets separately, and then gather them all up in this “black hole” bag. Or kids can use the black hole bag for whatever treasures they like to carry around.

Celestial Buddies Black Hole Stuff Sack Science Astronomy Space Solar System Educational Plush Blue Planet Toys
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Celestial Buddies Black Hole Stuff Sack Science Astronomy Space Solar System Educational Plush Blue Planet Toys
  • ★PERFECT SIZE: 18”x16.5”, Black Hole stuff sack holds toys or a whole Celestial Buddies collection!
  • ★SAFETY: Made from soft, all new polyester material that meets US & EU CPSC toy regulations. Age 3+.

12. Children's Space Astronaut Costume

Unlike the ones above that come in different colors,  this astronaut costume just comes in white, but it does come with its own helmet and gloves. Kids can pretend they’re boarding the space shuttle and blasting off into space to their hearts’ content.

Astronaut Costume for Kids Space Pretend Dress up Role Play Set for Toddler Boys Girls Ages 3-7
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Astronaut Costume for Kids Space Pretend Dress up Role Play Set for Toddler Boys Girls Ages 3-7
  • AUTHENTIC AND REALISTIC LOOKING: Authentic look and feel the part of real astronauts! Toddler astronaut costumeset includes a super cute astronauts jumpsuit, gloves, shiny helmet, reusable personalized name tag, and a free America flag pin. Your kiddo will love it!
  • EASY TO WEAR AND COMFORTABLE: Full-length body space jumpsuit features a center front zip closure, printed patch on the chest, elastic waist, cuff &leg opening, comfortable to wear, and fits kid well for 3-7 years old. Just zip it up and your kid will be ready for the next trip to the moon to place a few new footprints there.

13. LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Shuttle Transporter

Speaking of the space shuttle, this LEGO building kit lets kids create their own space shuttle and transporter, as well as a futuristic helicopter transporter or a car with caravan. LEGO 3-in-1 kits are an awesome deal because it’s literally like three different kits.

LEGO Creator 3in1 Shuttle Transporter 31091 Building Kit (341 Pieces)
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LEGO Creator 3in1 Shuttle Transporter 31091 Building Kit (341 Pieces)
  • Build and rebuild 3 models with this LEGO Creator 3in1 play set. Build the Shuttle Transporter and then rebuild to create a futuristic Helicopter Transporter or a Car with Caravan!
  • The Shuttle Transporter features a detailed flatbed truck and trailer with 10 wheels and rubber tires, plus a space shuttle with opening payload bay doors, working crane and a satellite

14. Outer Space Magnetic Play Scene Toy

Here’s a fun kit for the younger set, awesome for travel! Kids can create their own outer space scene or create a visual story inside the space station, all with 54 colorful magnets. 

15. Spaceteam: A Fast-Paced, Cooperative, Shouting Card Game

“For people who are into spaceships and shouting at their friends.” That sounds like almost every kid we know! This card game is also “chaotic and cooperative,” which is intriguing. We haven’t tried this one, but it has enough great reviews to recommend. 

Spaceteam: A Fast-paced, Cooperative, Shouting Card Game
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Spaceteam: A Fast-paced, Cooperative, Shouting Card Game
  • COOPERATIVE PLAY - Everyone wins or loses in this fast-paced card game. A perfect ice breaker and team builder!
  • HIGH QUALITY CARDS - Each card is made of tear resistant, water-proof plastic.

16. PLAYMOBIL Mars Research Vehicle

Hard to go wrong with Playmobil. This Mars research vehicle has a removable roof and four figures kids can put inside the rover. Put a kid in a sandbox or even just a patch of dirt with this toy and watch them fantasize about a Mars mission adventure. 

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PLAYMOBIL Mars Research Vehicle
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PLAYMOBIL Mars Research Vehicle
  • Examine the planets surface with the PLAYMOBIL Mars research vehicle!
  • Thanks to the removable roof, kids can access the vehicle interior and seat up to four adult figures

17. The Solar System 200-piece Puzzle by Ravensburger

We are huge fans of Ravensburger puzzles and games around here. This 200-piece jigsaw puzzle is good for a variety of ages and you know you’re getting quality with this company. Every puzzle piece is a unique shape and the surface is glare free. 

Ravensburger The Solar System - 200 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Kids – Every Piece is Unique, Pieces Fit Together Perfectly
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Ravensburger The Solar System - 200 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Kids – Every Piece is Unique, Pieces Fit Together Perfectly
  • Bestselling puzzle brand worldwide - With over 1 billion puzzles sold, Ravensburger is the bestselling puzzle brand worldwide.
  • Anti-Glare surface - Ravensburger puzzles use an exclusively developed, extra-thick cardboard combined with our fine, linen structured paper to create a glare-free puzzle image and give you the best experience possible.

18. Great Explorations 3-D Solar System

The original Slinky Dog! Kids can recreate all their favorite rescue missions with their own classic version of the beloved Toy Story Slinky Dog. Even comes in a reproduction of the original packaging.

Great Explorations 3-D Solar System Glow In The Dark Ceiling Hanging Kit 3D Planets and Star Stickers Create the Milky Way Teach Science STEM, Multicolor (UG-19862)
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Great Explorations 3-D Solar System Glow In The Dark Ceiling Hanging Kit 3D Planets and Star Stickers Create the Milky Way Teach Science STEM, Multicolor (UG-19862)
  • SET INCLUDES: 3-Dimensional planets of Mars, Pluto, Jupiter, Earth, Neptune, Saturn, Mercury, Uranus and Venus. Also includes these "space-tacular" extras: planetary educational guide, 10 star shaped crystal push pins, 200 glow-in-the-dark stickers, 25' of clear hanging string and putty. Hanging hardware included. Some assembly required.
  • WHAT STANDS OUT: They are easy to remove and won't damage walls, stars come in different sizes. Can be used as a night light, helps kids sleep and makes a perfect gift- LOVED by KIDS.

19. Learning Resources Gears Space Explorers Building Set

What’s better than dressing up and jumping into the Toy Story story yourself! Kids can put on Woody’s clothes, holster, badge, boot covers, hat, and bandana and head off on a Woody’s Round-up Adventure!

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Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Space Explorers Building Set, Gears & Construction Toy, 77 Pieces, Ages 4+
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Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Space Explorers Building Set, Gears & Construction Toy, 77 Pieces, Ages 4+
  • STEM building set boosts kids critical-thinking and early engineering skills with open-ended play inspired by outer space exploration.
  • ENCOURAGE open-ended play that lets kids imaginations explore a galaxy of their own designs!

20. National Geographic Model Rocket Launcher

This rechargeable motorized rocket launcher provides loads of outdoor fun. Kids can choose from three different settings to launch the rocket to different heights. AND it lights up for nighttime launches! 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Rocket Launcher for Kids – Motorized Air Rocket, Self-Launching Rocket Toy, Launch Rocket up to 200 ft. with Safe Landing, an Innovation in Kids Outdoor Toys & Model Rockets
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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Rocket Launcher for Kids – Motorized Air Rocket, Self-Launching Rocket Toy, Launch Rocket up to 200 ft. with Safe Landing, an Innovation in Kids Outdoor Toys & Model Rockets
  • TAKE OUTDOOR & BACKYARD FUN TO NEW HEIGHTS - This rechargeable, motorized rocket toy soars up to 200 ft. and delivers up to 20 flights on a single charge.
  • 3 FLIGHT SETTINGS - Launch your rocket to 3 different heights with a simple push of a button. Your rocket will fly for shorter or longer depending on the mode selected, achieving more altitude the longer it flies!

Bonus Power Gifter Ideas

Everything Kids Glow in the Dark 4 Piece Toddler Bet Set

LEGO is always a winner, and this Toy Story 4 Carnival Mania set is sure to delight Toy Story fans. Can you imagine Buzz, Woody, and Bo Peep as LEGO minifigs? Five stars on this iconic set. 

Everything Kids Glow in The Dark 4 Piece Toddler Bed Comforter Set, Space Astronaut, Navy/Green/Yellow/White
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Everything Kids Glow in The Dark 4 Piece Toddler Bed Comforter Set, Space Astronaut, Navy/Green/Yellow/White
  • Comforter 42 x 57, bottom Fitted Sheet 28 x 52 x 8, top sheet 45 x 60", pillowcase 20 x 30"
  • Features Planets, stars and an astronaut in space. This set is sure to be the highlight of your toddler's room.

LEGO Lunar Space Station

LEGO is always a winner, and this lunar space station building kit is super cool for space enthusiasts.

LEGO City Space Lunar Space Station 60227 Space Station Building Set with Toy Shuttle, Detachable Satellite and Astronaut Minifigures, Popular Space Gift (412 Pieces)
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LEGO City Space Lunar Space Station 60227 Space Station Building Set with Toy Shuttle, Detachable Satellite and Astronaut Minifigures, Popular Space Gift (412 Pieces)
  • Build a lunar space station with 3 separate modules and open-ended configuration possibilities, plus a detachable shuttle toy for hauling supplies between Earth and the Moon!
  • Includes 2 LEGO City astronaut minifigures, 2 space station crew member minifigures and a robot, plus a satellite and a central airlock

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