The Ultimate Gift Guide for Kids Who Love Space

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.

For more fun gift ideas for kids of all ages, check out the Themed Gift Guides.

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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.  

Buy it: Amazon

Nerdy Babies: Space (Nerdy Babies, 2)

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.

Buy it: Amazon

Mudpuppy Solar System Jumbo Puzzle, 25 Pieces, 22” x 22” – Outer Space Jigsaw Puzzle for Kids with 25 Oversized Pieces, Learning Puzzle Ideal for Ages 2+ – Makes a Great Gift Idea, Multicolor

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!

Buy it: Amazon or Target

LEGO DUPLO Town Space Shuttle Mission 10944 Building Toy; Space Shuttle Creative Learning Playset, New 2021 (23 Pieces)

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.

Buy it: Amazon

Uncle Goose Planet Blocks - Made in The USA

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.

Buy it: Amazon

Jasonwell Aqua Magic Doodle Mat - 48 x 36 Inches Water Drawing Doodling Mat Painting Writing Doodle Board Coloring Mat Educational Toys Gift for Kids Toddlers Age 3 4 5 6 7 8 Year Old Girls Boys (XXL)

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.

Buy it: Amazon

Green Toys Rocket with 2 Astronauts Toy Vehicle Playset, Blue/Red

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.

Buy it: Amazon or Target

Learning Resources Shining Stars Projector, Solar System Space Toy Set, Planets for Kids, Space Science, 5 Piece Set, Ages 3+

Radio Flyer Retro Rocket

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!

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

Radio Flyer Retro Rocket Ride On, Red

Manhattan Toy Celestial Activity Center

Little ones can go gaga for the galaxy with this double-decker Celestial Star Explorer Activity Center! Your toddler will be over the moon to have hands-on fun with the bead runs, gliders, solar panels, spinners, and more that are featured on the four separate quadrants.

Buy it: Amazon or Target

Manhattan Toy Double-Decker Celestial Star Explorer Wooden Activity Center with Shape Gliders, Spinners, Bead Runs and Alluring Artwork

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!

Buy it: Amazon

Warm Fuzzy Toys - 3D Viewer, Space,Multi

Space Coloring and Activity Book

Gather the crayons and colored pencils and launch into creativity with this coloring and activity book! It features space-inspired coloring pages, mazes, puzzles, word searches, dot-to-dot, and much more for your child to explore!

Buy it: Amazon

Space Coloring and Activity Book for Kids Ages 4-8: Coloring, Mazes, Dot to Dot, Puzzles and More! (80 Space Illustrations)

Chuckle & Roar Rocket Floor Puzzle

Your child will be ready to take off and put together this giant 3-foot reversible rocket-shaped puzzle! One side of the puzzle displays the iconic white rocket, while the reverse side gives your preschooler a peek at the interior and what the space crew is up to!

Once you complete the mission of piecing together the puzzle, play a round of “I Spy” and see if your little’s eye can find all the astronauts and aliens.

Buy it: Target

box of Chuckle & Roar reversible rocket shaped puzzle for kids

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.

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

Peaceable Kingdom Blast-Off Bingo: Independent Bingo Game for Kids - Great for Single Players & Groups - 6 Double-Sided Playing Boards - Ages 3 & up

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.

Buy it: Amazon

Genuine Fred Dinner Kids Food Tray, Standard, Outer Space

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!

Buy it: Amazon or Target

Educational Insights Design & Drill Bolt Buddies Rocket Toy, Take Apart Toy with Electric Drill Toy, STEM Toy, Gift for Boys & Girls, Ages 3+

Burt’s Bees Baby Galaxy 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 planets in the starry galaxy. What will your little explorer discover on their next moon mission?

Buy it: Amazon

Burt's Bees Baby Baby Boys' Pajamas, Tee and Pant 2-Piece Pj Set, 100% Organic Cotton, Starry Galaxy, 5T

Dig 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.

Buy it: MindWare or Walmart

dig it up discoveries space astroid toy

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.

Buy it: Amazon or Target

Melissa & Doug Astronaut Role Play Set

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.

Buy it: Amazon

Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Space Explorers Building Set, Gears & Construction Toy, 77 Pieces, Ages 4+

Mackenzie Solar System 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.

Buy it: Pottery Barn Kids

navy blue backpack with planets and suns

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!

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

Learning Resources Giant Inflatable Solar System, Kids Solar System, Astronomy for Kids, 8 Planets, 13 Pieces, Grades K+

MagnaTiles Galaxy Spaceship

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!

Buy it: Fat Brain Toys or Amazon

Magna-Tiles Structure™ Building Set for Kids, Galaxy Rocket Magnetic Tiles, Kids’ Building Toys, STEM Toys for Boys and Girls Ages 3+, 24 Pieces, by CreateOn

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.

Buy it: Amazon or Target

The Original AIR FORT Build A Fort in 30 Seconds, Inflatable Fort for Kids (Starry Night)

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.

Buy it: Maisonette

2-in-1 navy blue sleeping bag and backpack

Pop-Up Play Tunnel

Crawl past the planets and comets in this pop-up play tunnel! The mesh material is durable and designed to prevent rips and tears. It also allows you to take a peek at your child’s playtime.

Attach it to the matching play tent, for a hideaway that is out of this world!

Buy it: Amazon

NARMAY® Play Tunnel Space Travel Pop Up Tunnel for Kids Indoor / Outdoor Crawl - 20.5dia × 60L inch

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.

Buy it: Amazon

Hape Four-Stage 20 Piece Durable Wooden Rocket and Spaceship Toy for Children, L: 18.8, W: 18.8, H: 29.1 inch

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.

Buy it: Amazon or Target

Paint by Sticker Kids: Outer Space: Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time! Includes Glow-in-the-Dark Stickers

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.

Buy it: Target or Walmart

display of the planetarium projector kit contents in front of the box

Kid Made Modern 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.

Buy it: Kid Made Modern or Amazon

Crafts for Kids - Kid Made Modern Cosmic Craft Kit - Outer Space Toy Building Art Supplies

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. (See more kids’ books about space.)

Buy it: Amazon or Target

The Ultimate Book of 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.

Buy it: Target

battleship outer space game

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!

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

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)

Highlights Space Activity Books

Get the two best space books , 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.

Buy it: Amazon

501 Space Joke-tivities: Riddles, Puzzles, Fun Facts, Cartoons, Tongue Twisters, and Other Giggles! (Highlights 501 Joke-tivities)

Earth Squishmallow

If your space cadet is also on a mission to collect Squishmallows, add their home planet, Earth, to the collection. These squeezable and squishable plush pals make the perfect cuddle buddy for blast-offs to bedtime, movie time, playtime, or anytime!

Buy it: Amazon

Squishmallows 12-Inch Earth- Add Roman to Your Squad, Ultrasoft Stuffed Animal Medium-Sized Plush Toy, Official Kellytoy Plush

Freeze-dried 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 with no refrigeration required.

Buy it: Amazon

LuvyDuvy Freeze-Dried Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches - 4-Pack

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.

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

Mudpuppy Solar System Puzzle, 70 Pieces, 23”x16.5”, Great for Kids Ages 5-9, Learn the Solar System with Planet-Shaped Puzzle Pieces, Double-Sided Space Puzzle with Planet Names

Plus Plus Saturn V Rocket

This Plus Plus Mini Maker Tube will fuel your little one’s creativity as they build a Saturn V Rocket using one simple shape!

Buy it: Amazon

PLUS PLUS – Mini Maker Tube – Saturn V Rocket, Apollo 11 Space Playset – 240 Piece, Construction Building STEM | STEAM Toy, Interlocking Mini Puzzle Blocks for Kids

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.

Buy it: Target

18 inch astronaut doll with long dark brown hair and space accessories

Space Rocket Fleece Tail Blanket

Your aspiring astronaut will love to snuggle up with this fleece tail blanket that allows them to tuck their tootsie-toes inside the end flap for additional warmth. Choose between two sizes to ensure the right fit for your mission.

Buy it: Amazon

Amazon Basics Kids Fleece Tail Blanket - 26'' x 56'', Space Rocket

Outer space Waffle Maker

Fuel up for the flight with waffles that are out of this world! This space-themed waffle maker imprints the batter with galactic designs like aliens, planets, rocket ships, and more! It’s not just a breakfast built for champions, but for astronauts.

Buy it: Amazon

Outer Space Waffle Maker - Make 7 Galactic Waffles or Pancakes in Minutes with Electric Non Stick Waffler Iron - Fun Science Gift Featuring a Planet, Astronaut, Moon, Star & More

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.

Buy it: Amazon

Aeromax Jr. Astronaut Backpack, White, with NASA patches

NASA Lunar Telescope for Kids

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

Buy it: Amazon

NASA Lunar Telescope for Kids – Capable of 90x Magnification, Includes Two Eyepieces, Tabletop Tripod, Finder Scope, and Full-Color Learning Guide, The Perfect STEM Gift for a Young Astronomer

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.

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

Uncle Milton Moon In My Room

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.

Buy it: Amazon

LEGO City Space Mars Research Shuttle 60226 Space Shuttle Toy Building Kit with Mars Rover and Astronaut Minifigures, Top STEM Toy for Boys and Girls (273 Pieces)

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.

Buy it: Kiwi Co

Kiwi Crate Astronaut Starter Kit Book Set Project Kit

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.

Buy it: Amazon or Target

BlissLights Sky Lite 2.0 - RGB LED Laser Star Projector, Galaxy Lighting, Nebula Lamp (Blue Stars, Smart App)

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.

Buy it: Amazon

PLAYMOBIL Mission Rocket with Launch Site, 27.94 x 71.88 x 22.1 cm

Snurk Duvet Cover Set

Have you ever dreamed of blasting off into space? With this bedding set, now you can! Choose between an astronaut (pictured) or a rocketship – each set comes with a duvet cover and pillowcase.

Buy it: Amazon

Snurk Duvet Cover Set Duvet Cover with Matching Pillowcase – 100% Cotton Duvet Cover and Pillow Case Set for Kids – Soft Cover Bedding for Your Little One – Life Size Astronaut for Twin-Size Beds

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Kids Who Love Space

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