Before Pokemon came into my son's life, he loved space, fascinated by the size of the planets and spotting stars in the sky (I do hope he comes back to it one day). Loving space is usually wonderfully tied into learning and reading, so if you're lucky enough to know a child space-star, then I have a gift list for you.
Stocking fillers for space fans
My children love stockings and, like most children, are drawn to 'bits and bobs'. The following gifts are all fab space stocking fillers that I would absolutely buy for my children, from mini projectors (my son has the one listed here already) and Solar System chocolates to space crayons and galaxy-inspired balls.
Get creative with space art and crafts
If your child loves crafting, or you'd like to tempt them to try with something that's not too messy, these space crafts are worth a look. The small businesses shown have come up with some really unique ideas to entertain and educate children – a perfect approach.
Discover the wonders of the Universe
I couldn't do a space gift list without including a Miles Kelly children's book or two! These books cover all ages and interests, whether you think your child might gel with a question-and-answer-style space book or a hands-on project space book for more practical learners. Our space books are highly visual to reinforce a child's understanding and make learning fun!
Out-of-this-world games and puzzles
You can't beat a game or puzzle at Christmas! I don't know why, but it's the only time of the year that I gently insist upon it. My son has the 3D Solar System puzzle hanging from his ceiling. It really is fantastic quality, was easy to put together and looks great. Highly recommended by me.
Dream of the Universe
If you're looking to add a bit of space to your child's bedroom, one of these wonderful space gifts would be perfect for any budding astronaut.