The Ultimate Gift Guide for Kids Who Love Space

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Straight from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, we bring you the Ultimate Gift Guides for Kids Who Love Space. We found the best gifts for every aspiring astronaut, from magnetic rocketships to star projectors to freeze-dried ice cream. Just call us the Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin of space-themed gifts – it’s one small step for us but one giant leap for parents everywhere.

Houston, we have a gift guide.


Space Themed Gift Ideas for Toddlers

Nerdy Babies: Space

Grab your space helmets and check out the moon, the sun, and all the planets in our solar system in this fun book, Nerdy Babies: Space. With simple text and bright artwork, this book is the perfect introduction to space.  


Mudpuppy Solar System Jumbo Puzzle

Strap on those seatbelts. It’s time to piece together the planets with this Solar System Jumbo Puzzle. This puzzle features a bold display of the sun, stars, and planets and has extra-large pieces that are just the right for little hands.


Mary Meyer Cosmo Bear Lovey

This adorable bearstronaut lovey is the perfect friend for your little astronaut-in-training! The floppy, weighted body and embroidered eyes make Cosmo Bear the perfect first space companion.


LEGO DUPLO Space Shuttle Mission

Get ready for blastoff with the LEGO DUPLO Space Shuttle Mission. With a space shuttle, movable ladder, space buggy with turning radar, and 2 astronauts, your kiddos’ imagination to skyrocket!


Blockaroo Magnetic Foam Rocketship

The soft foam magnetic blocks in the Blockaroo Rocketship Set click together easily, always attract, and rotate 360-degrees, making them an excellent gift for even the smallest astronauts. Plus, they’re great in the bath!


Uncle Goose Planet Blocks

Which planet has the most moons? Which is the closest to earth? These Uncle Goose Planet Blocks share lots of fun facts about the planets, including their zodiac symbol, distance from the sun, number of moons, and more!

Includes all 8 planets in our solar system, plus the bonus dwarf planet, Pluto.


Jasonwell Aqua Magic Doodle Mat

Time to practice drawing your fastest spaceships and rockets with this Aqua Magic Doodle Mat. Just fill the magic pen with water, draw on the mat, and then it magically disappears after 3-10 minutes! Kids can doodle on it over and over again.


Green Toys Rocket Ship

You might think that recyclable rocket ships are too futuristic, but this one by Green Toys is made from 100% recycled milk jugs and ready for another deep-space mission.

It has two drop-down doors, a detachable top capsule, and includes two astronaut figures. Exploring space while keeping the earth green, that’s a win-win.


Learning Resources Shining Stars Projector

Young astronomers can explore space by beaming close-up images of the stars, planets, and more! The Shining Stars Projector Set includes a projector with a display stand, 24 images, and an activity guide.


Radio Flyer Retro Rocket with Lights and Sounds

All systems are a go with this Radio Flyer Retro Rocket! With flashing lights, realistic space sounds on the dashboard, and storage under the seat, it’s ready for out-of-this-world adventures!


Spaced Themed Gift Ideas for Preschoolers

Warm Fuzzy Toys 3D Space View

You’ll be over the moon for this cool 3D Space Viewer featuring 21 space images – just press the lever to view each colorful photo!


Blast-Off, Bingo

It’s a space-themed bingo game that young space cadets can play themselves! A dice popper acts as a bingo caller – kids see what color pops up and then cover the matching planets on their bingo cards.


Genuine Fred Outer Space Dinner Train

Perfect for the picky astronaut, the Outer Space Dinner Tray turns mealtime into a space journey! The tray is set up like a board game, with the final spot containing a surprise treat.


Educational Insights Design & Drill Bolt Rocket Toy

Imagination meets construction with this Design & Drill Rocket Toy. Kids use a real, working toy drill to build the rocket, then pop the Bolt Buddy astronaut and his puppy pal into the cockpit and blast off!


Play-Doh Spaceship Blastoff Playset

Greetings, Earthling! This Play-Doh Spaceship Blastoff Set comes with a rocketship and rover to imagine all kinds of cosmic adventures. Make sparkly meteors and adorable alien friends with 3D molds, and stamp planet shapes with the rover.


Burt’s Bees Baby Rockets Organic Pajama Set

3, 2, 1, it’s time for bed! This two-piece pajama set is made from 100% organic, GOTS cotton fabric and features spaceship blasting into space. What will your little explorer discover on their next moon mission?


Dit It Up! Discoveries: Space

Grab your space helmets. It’s time to excavate! The Dig It Up! Discoveries: Space Set contains asteroids to uncover 12 unique space objects. The included guidebook is filled with fun facts about space travel and exploration and where NASA thinks aliens are most likely to be found.


Melissa & Doug Astronaut Role Play

Your little astronaut will be over the moon when they step into this astronaut jumpsuit, slip on the stretchy silver gloves, and place on their shiny space helmet! There’s even a reusable name tag that proudly IDs your little space explorer.


Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Space Explorers Building Set

A far-out twist on a classic building set! This Gears! Gears! Gears! Space Explorers Building Set includes interlocking bases, gears, and connectors, plus astronauts, planets, and more for your little one to create their own galaxy.


Mackenzie Navy Galaxy Glow-in-the-Dark Backpack

Durable, functional, and oh-so-cool, this glow-in-the-dark Mackenzie backpack features stellar galaxy designs that are out of this world. It’s made of water-resistant polyester with sturdy zippers and straps, plus plenty of pockets to hold all their things for the next trip into space.


Learning Resources Giant Inflatable Solar System

Turn any room into a space-age experience with this inflatable, hangable, solar system! Set includes a 23″ diameter sun, proportionally sized planets, and the earth’s moon. It even has a foot pump and repair kit!


MagnaTiles Galaxy Rocketship

If your little space explorer loves MagnaTiles, the galaxy rocketship will quickly become a favorite addition. Each magnetic tile is printed with part of a space rocket on one side and part of the solar system on the other. Connect them to build an interactive rocket ship!


Starry Night AirFort

Have a blast by creating an air fort instantly wherever you have an outlet. This unique spin on a play tent attaches to any classic box fan and features a glow-in-the-dark starry night sky.


Hape Wooden Spaceship

This wooden rocket ship is the ultimate space rocket toy with four levels of designs based on actual space shuttles, including mission control, an onboard laboratory, living quarters, and an exercise room. Plus, astronauts can easily move between levels using the string pulled elevator.


Wonder & Wise by Asweets Rocket Pop Up Playhouse

Little astronauts can blast up to the sky in this rocket-shaped playhouse! It has a roll-up front door and a matching carrying bag. Follow your fearless kids into the great unknown!


Sleep n’ Pack Sleeping Bag

This 2-in-1 sleeping bag brings space-travel dreams to life! It’s a sleeping bag and backpack in one with spots for a few personal belongings, and it has soft faux mink fabric inside and outside.


Space Themed Gift Ideas for Little Kids

Paint by Sticker Kids: Outer Space

Take a journey into outer space with Paint by Sticker. Kids will love watching ten cosmic paintings come to life, including a spaceship, astronaut, the sun, and more.


Discovery Mindblown Planetarium Projector Kit

Transform your child’s room into a planetarium with this dual-sided projector! One side features a stationary viewfinder with interchangeable discs. The other side is a moving dome that projects stars onto the entire ceiling.


Cosmic Craft Kit

This 225+ piece Cosmic Craft Set includes everything your astronaut can dream up to make out-of-this-world crafts, from shimmering stickers to colorful pompoms and starburst beads.


The Ultimate Book of Space

This Ultimate Book of Space features lots of flaps, pop-ups, pull-tabs, and rotating wheels that bring space exploration to life. The perfect gift for every child who is curious about space.


Battleship Outer Space Game

It’s a 3D battle for the universe! In this twist on the classic Battleship game, players go head-to-head and search for their enemy’s fleet of 5 spaceships and vaporize them one by one. A game of strategy for kids ages 7 & up.


Great Explorations Glowing 3D Solar System

Bring the wonder and magic of space to your child’s room with this glow-in-the-dark 3D solar system. Hang the glowing planets from the ceiling, then attach the glowing adhesive stars, comets, and asteroids. Then look up at the universe you created!


Highlights Space Set

Get the two best space books together, Hidden Pictures Space Puzzles and 501 Space Joke-tivities! Find the 1800+ hidden objects in Hidden Pictures and delve into a world of space-themed riddles, puzzles, and more in 501 Space Joke-tivities.


Astronaut Foods Ice Cream Sandwiches

Do as the real astronauts do with freeze-dried ice cream. This is the same ice cream developed for NASA in the 1960s, ready to eat and no refrigeration required.


Mudpuppy Solar System Puzzle

Kids will have fun and learn about the solar system with this 70+ piece puzzle. The puzzle pieces are shaped like the planets and feature the name of the planets on the back.


Skillmatics Space Explorers

With the Skillmatics Space Explorers, your child will learn all about the wonders of space while having fun! With write & wipe activities ranging from learning about gravity to designing a spaceship, little ones will enjoy hours of fun learning!


Our Generation Astronaut Doll

Laura loves exploring space as much as your little astronaut! Dressed in metallic overalls and yellow space boots, she’s ready for an out-of-this-world adventure. Accessories include a headset, pink laptop, glow-in-the-dark stickers, and a flag to place wherever she lands.


Aeromax Jr. Astronaut Backpack

This astronaut backpack will make sure your little one is organized for your next space mission. It has a dedicated spot for all the necessary space gear, plus it has embroidered NASA, USA flag, and commander patches.


Surefect Nuna Lunar Telescope for Kids

With a maximum magnification of about 90X times, MoonScan is a great beginner telescope for kids interested in the astronomical sciences.


Uncle Milton Moon in my Room

The Moon In My Room hangs on the wall and shines bright, just like the real one! Look outside at night to see what type of moon it is, then use the remote to match this one using the lunar phases.


LEGO City Space Mars Research Shuttle

Give young space adventurers a treat with a NASA-inspired research shuttle and rover toy set. This LEGO set includes a detailed space shuttle with an opening cockpit, research lab, spinning rotor, helidrone, and rocket drone. Plus, two astronaut minifigs.


Kiwi Co Astronaut Starter Kit

Blast off into STEM learning with this astronaut starter kit! Little astronauts will build and launch orbiter spaceships using the power of pumps, then paint a set of planets and construct a miniature solar system that spins.

Plus, they’ll learn all about space travel including astronaut training and life on the International Space Station.


BlissLights Laser Star Projector

Twinkle twinkle, little star…

With the Laser Star Projector, stars are no longer up above the world so high. Instead, a field of stars against a transforming nebula cloud will be projected all around you! This projector can be controlled via app or simple button controls.


Playmobil Mission Rocket with Launch Site

Get the rocket space-ready with this Playmobil space set! Help the crew inspect the rocketship and make final flight preparations from the maintenance platform, place the two astronauts in the cockpit, then it’s time to blast off!

Complete with working lights and sounds, this rocket playset is ready for endless imaginative building and play.


The Ultimate Gift Guide for Kids Who Love Space

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