It’s that time of the year when I am searching my brain and scouring the Internet in search of gift ideas for the many geeks in my life. It can be tough to find gifts for people who love gadgets and have the purchasing power to get their own toys. But, here are some (hopefully unique) ideas for space geeks this holiday season:

Official NASA Merchandise

As most of you know, I am a huge NASA fan. So no holiday is complete without a big box of official NASA merchandise from the official Kennedy Space Center store. The Space Shop sells everything you can think of – from NASA-branded t-shirts and ornaments, to signed photos and space food. This shop is a great stop for the kids and adults in your life who can’t get enough space merch.

Santa and Rudolph in Lunar Capsule
Santa and Rudolph in Lunar Capsule

TARDIS Holiday Stocking

TARDIS stocking from
TARDIS stocking from

Whovians are the most rabid bunch of fans on the planet. I am not a big Doctor Who fan, but my Whovian friends tell me that this TARDIS holiday stocking from ThinkGeek is a solid choice. There is a sound box in the cuff of the stocking that vworps when you press it. What is a vworp? Here, read this. 


Darth Vader Kitchen Bowl

darth-vader-kitchen-bowlYour loved one can show off his or her dark side with this Darth Vader Kitchen Bowl on Amazon. the 6-inch diameter bowl is the perfect size for soup or cereal, or for whatever the Death Star cafeteria is serving that day.

Storm Trooper Candy Bowl

stormtrooperA great complement for that Darth Vader bowl is the Stormtrooper candy bowl, also on Amazon. This plastic, 6.5-inch tall candy bowl is perfect for the office.

National Air & Space Museum Wall of Honor

For the space and aviation lover who doesn’t need another physical item cluttering up their lives, you can add their name to the National Air and Space Museum’s Wall of Honor, a permanent memorial at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. In addition to having your honoree’s name added to the wall, your donation will help preserve the worlds largest collection of air and space artifacts. wall honorees also receive a certificate and commemorative photo that is suitable for framing.