Save on gifts for the person who dreams of living on Mars


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Great gift ideas for space nerds, all on sale.

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Hunting for a fitting present for a person who is obsessed with celestial objects is as seemingly impossible a task as finding a way to fling them directly into space. 

You can’t exactly promise them infinity and beyond, but what you can give are these gifts that are, dare we say, out of this world. If you have someone in your life who’s deeply into space and wants to inhabit Mars with Elon Musk someday, they’ll find joy in these gifting picks, all of which are on sale:

Here’s something that would blow a Neil Armstrong wannabe’s mind: a levitating replica of our dear satellite. Just like how the moon reflects light on the earth at night, Levimoon can serve as either a mood light or lamp when it’s dark. 

With two lighting options, you can switch between warm yellow and cold white with just a touch of a button. You also don’t have to worry about it falling off its base; levitation works ’round the clock, and it can charge wirelessly. Snag it on sale for $199.99 — 30% off the usual tag price of $289.

Outer. Space.

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To complement the floating moon, grab one of these decorative posters to make your room look like outer space. Choose from one of three stunning designs: 3D Andromeda galaxy (captured by J-P Metsavainio), the full transcript of Apollo 11, and a drawing of an abstract astronaut exploring an exo-planet. Each poster is printed on fancy photo paper for a sharp, crisp appearance. Snag one today for $19.95, on sale from $29.95.

The entire Moon in the palm of your hand.

The entire Moon in the palm of your hand.

The jury is still out on whether or not the Pluto can be considered a planet, but that shouldn’t hinder you from exploring its wonders. Intricately crafted using ultra-precise 3D printing technology and supercharged with Augmented Reality (AR) capability, this miniature planetary model is exactly like the one from 4.67 billion miles away, except that you can hold it at the palm of your hand. 

Run your fingers along the surface, and you can feel Pluto’s terrain, landmarks, and other physical oddities. Plus, with the accompanying app, you can double down on exploring the dwarf planet and learn more about its landmarks and features. Snag it today for $59.99 — 13% off the usual tag price of $69.

It's a notebook.

If you’re itching to find out if Mars is a suitable future residence for you, this miniature model and AR-notebook will help you explore the red planet’s complexities right here on earth. Like the aforementioned replica, this one is designed with topographical detail, so you can feel the planet’s terrain as you run your hands across the model. 

You can use the companion notebook to jot down your observations, and it even has Valles Marineris — the largest and longest canyon in the solar system — embossed on the cover. As a bonus, if you aim your phone’s camera at the notebook, you get to “wake up” Ares, the Greek God of War. Snag it today for $69 — 13% off the usual tag price of $88.99.

You can have your planets and eat them, too. Specially handcrafted in Los Angeles, California, these lollipops are modeled after the planets and the sun. Each one features a crystal-clear front and black backing to resemble space and comes wrapped in exclusive space foil packaging. 

And while the flavors — melon, blackberry, guava, green apple, cotton candy, and watermelon — aren’t directly sourced from the planets, they should still taste out of this world. Snag the 10-pack today for $22 — 11% off the usual tag price of $24.85.




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