12 Space-Related Gifts for Astronomy Lovers

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Have a few friends who are always looking up at the sky? Here are some gift ideas that celebrate the celestial bodies they know and love.

1. Moon Light Ball; $12.06

The whole moon can be lassoed out of space and brought near you. Give this 4-inch lunar light to anyone who needs a little illumination on their desk or in their closet.

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2. Saturn Crystal Puzzle; $12.59

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Take puzzles to another dimension with a 3D crystal model of Saturn. The jigsaw is made of 40 interlocking pieces that come together to form the shape of the ringed planet.

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3. Glow in the Dark Constellation Map; $28

Skip the travel poster and go for something really out of this world. With the lights on, this nearly 29-inch poster shows the stars and constellations of the Northern Hemisphere. When you flip off the lights, the lines fade and the stars and Milky Way shine vibrantly.

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4. Chart of Space Exploration; $40

This all-inclusive map from Pop Chart details the history of cosmic exploration by highlighting every orbiter, lander, rover, flyby, and impactor to ever enter space. In total, the chart features 100 exploratory instruments.

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5. Ceramic Constellation Mugs; $15.95

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At first glance, this ceramic mug looks like a simple sketch of the night sky. But fill it up with a hot beverage and watch constellations like Cassiopeia, Perseus, Sagittarius, Andromeda, and more come to life in an array of colors. Alongside being microwave-safe, this mug allows anyone to go stargazing no matter the time of day.

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6. Space Plates; $40

A great addition to any space-themed kitchen, the melamine plates feature watercolor designs of the eight planets (Sorry, Pluto!) that will make any entrée seem otherworldly.

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7. NASA Lunch tin; $20

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Just because you can’t travel to space doesn’t mean you still can’t feel like an astronaut. This NASA-approved lunchbox is modeled on the canisters used during the Apollo missions to transport film reels from the command module back to Houston. It comes with three stackable tins, which hold up to three cups of food, and a foldable handle for easy storage. It's the easiest way to bring some NASA charm to your office kitchen.

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8. Finders Keepers Shirt; $20

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Here's a humorous shirt for patriotic friends and family. It features an astronaut on the moon with the triumphant words, "FINDERS KEEPERS." Obnoxious? Maybe. Funny? Always.

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9. Virtual Reality Planetarium; $59

Give your loved one the gift of a planetarium that they can hold in their hands. The device has eight different modes and three hours of educational audio and is compatible with images of 150 different celestial objects, all taken by the Hubble Telescope.

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10. Earth and Space: Photographs from the Archives of NASA; $27.97

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With a preface written by Bill Nye the Science Guy, this book is perfect for any astronomy, science, and photography fan. Full of breathtaking photos from NASA’s archives, Earth and Space allows you to explore stars, the Jellyfish Nebula, Pandora's Cluster, and more from the comfort of your couch.

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11. Solar System Bubble Bib Necklace; $58

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Scientists may have said that Pluto is no longer a planet, but this bib-style necklace featuring the planets in our solar system (along with the Sun) says otherwise. Handmade and full of color, this piece of jewelry allows you to carry the solar system around no matter where you go.

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12. LEGO Women of NASA; $34

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Not only does this LEGO set include minifigures of Nancy Grace Roman (with the Hubble Space Telescope), Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride, and Mae Jemison (with the Challenger), but it also comes with a booklet to educate users on these four pioneering women who helped make NASA what it is today. At 231 pieces, it's not too overbearing of a build, but it might be the most enlightening. 

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Amazon's Best Cyber Monday Deals on Tablets, Wireless Headphones, Kitchen Appliances, and More

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Cyber Monday has arrived, and with it comes some amazing deals. This sale is the one to watch if you are looking to get low prices on the latest Echo Dot, Fire Tablet, video games, Instant Pots, or 4K TVs. Even if you already took advantage of sales during Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday still has plenty to offer, especially on Amazon. We've compiled some the best deals out there on tech, computers, and kitchen appliances so you don't have to waste your time browsing.

Computers and tablets

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- Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet 64GB; $120 (save $70)

- Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet 64GB; $84 (save $35)

- HP Pavilion x360 14 Convertible 2-in-1 Laptop; $646 (save $114)

- HP Pavilion Desktop, 10th Gen Intel Core i3-10100 Processor; $469 (save $81)

- Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop; $973 (save $177)

Headphones and speakers

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- Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones; $200 (save $100)

- Sony Bluetooth Noise-Canceling Wireless Headphones; $278 (save $72)

- JBL LIVE Wireless Headphones; $100 (save $30)

- JBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker; $120 (save $10)

- Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II; $79 (save $50)

- Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones; $200 (save $50)

Video Games

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- Watch Dogs Legion; $30 (save $30)

- Marvel's Avengers; $27 (save $33)

- Ghost of Tsushima; $40 (save $20)

- The Last of Us Part II; $30 (save $30)

TECH, GADGETS, AND TVS

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- Amazon Fire TV Stick; $30 (save $20)

- Echo Show 8; $65 (save $65)

- Nixplay Digital Picture Frame; $115 (save $65)

- eufy Smart Doorbell; $90 (save $30)

- Samsung 75-Inch Class Crystal 4K Smart TV; $898 (save $300)

home and Kitchen

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- T-fal 17-Piece Cookware Set; $124 (save $56)

- Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Curved Round Chef's Oven; $180 (save $136)

- Ninja Foodi 10-in-1 Convection Toaster Oven; $195 (save $105)

- Roborock E4 Robot Vacuum Cleaner; $189 (save $111)

- Instant Pot Max Pressure Cooker 9 in 1; $80 (save $120)

- Shark IZ362H Cordless Anti-Allergen Lightweight Stick Vacuum; $170 (save $110)

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Amazon's Best Cyber Monday Deals on Home Decor, Furniture, Clothes, and Outdoor Gear

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Whether you need a new TUFF & NEEDLE mattress, a new Instant Pot, or some new dog treats from Wag, Amazon's Cyber Monday sale will have it all. We've made it easy for you by gathering the best deals out there on furniture, beauty, and outdoor gear below.

furniture

Check out VASAGLE during Amazon's Cyber Monday sale.

- VASAGLE Industrial Coat Rack; $68 (save $12)

- Office Star Faux Leather Manager's Chair with Padded Arms; $123 (save $102)

- Safco Products Stand-Up Desk; $177 (save $28)

- Elle Decor Stephanie Mid-Century Side End Table; $99 (save $17)

- Serta Harmon Reversible L-Shaped Sectional Sofa; $637 (save $163)

- Hives and Honey Aria Jewelry Armoire; $102 (save $18)

- Sauder Cottage Road 4-Drawer Chest; $195 (save $65)

- TUFT & NEEDLE Original Queen Adaptive Foam Mattress; $476 (save $119)

- Mohawk Home Aurora Solar System Rug; $31 (save $13)

- nuLOOM Moroccan Blythe Area Rug; $60 (save $109)

home decor

Check out Mydethun's moon lamp during Amazon's Cyber Monday sale.

- Mydethun Moon Lamp; $20 (save $3)

- Brookstone PhotoShare Smart Digital Picture Frame; $70 (save $30)

- Amazon Echo Wall Clock Disney Mickey Mouse Edition; $35 (save $15)

- AmazonBasics All-Season 15-pound Cotton Weighted Blanket; $47 (save $8)

- Lifeholder Bedside Lamps (Set of Two); $40 (save $10)

- Love-KANKEI Floating Shelves Wall Mounted (Set of Three); $20 (save $5)

- Small Marble Wall Planters (Set of Four); $15 (save $7)

- Premium Mason Jar Bathroom Accessories (Set of Six); $24 (save $5)

- Uhomy Home Decorative Throw Pillows (Set of Two); $14 (save $2)

- Signature Design by Ashley, Abraham Geometric Pouf; $88 (save $29)

Holiday decorations

Check out Polygroup Limited's Christmas tree during Amazon's Cyber Monday sale.

- Evergreen Classics Pre-Lit Colorado Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree; $170 (save $30)

- Philips 100 LED Multi-Colored Faceted Mini Christmas Lights; $11 (save $4)

- Play-Doh Christmas Tree and Snowman Holiday Toy Ornament (Set of Six); $9 (save $4)

- Blue Ele Snowflake Ice Packs (Set of Four); $10 (save $3)

- Old World Christmas Ornaments Bee Skep; $8 (save $7)

- Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus Christmas Holiday Faceplate; $12 (save $3)

- Lenox 2020 Candy Cane Snowman Ornament; $23 (save $10)

- Hallmark Peanuts Boxed Christmas Cards Assortment (Set of 16); $10 (save $5)

Pet Supplies

Check out Tomofun LLC's Furbo during Amazon's Cyber Monday sale.

- Furbo Treat Tossing Dog Camera; $134 (save $115)

- PETMAKER Waterproof Pet Blankets; $21 (save $4)

- Petstages Dog Chew Toys Medium (Set of Two); $14 (save $6)

- Tractive LTE GPS Dog Tracker; $32 (save $18)

- PetSafe Ultra Self Cleaning Hooded Cat Litter Box; $100 (save $30)

- MalsiPree Dog Water Bottle; $12 (save $7)

- My Doggy Place Ultra Absorbent Microfiber Dog Door Mat; $52 (save $13)

- Best Pet Supplies Dog Poop Bags (Set of 360 Bags); $12 (save $2)

- PetSafe Healthy Pet Gravity Food or Water Station; $17 (save $5)

Outdoor Gear

Check out Coleman's tents during Amazon's Cyber Monday sale.

- Coleman Sundome Three-Person Tent; $52 (save $38)

- Yoli Cool Mesh Sand Red Chair; $20 (save $5)

- Leaf & Linen Indoor Succulent Plants (Set of 12); $24 (save $6)

- Women's Gardening & Utility Work Gloves by Mechanix Wear; $14 (save $3)

- Pure Garden Store Seven-Tier Water Fountain; $115 (save $65)

- Corona Forged DualCUT Bypass Hand Pruner; $16 (save $17)

- Greenworks Electric Leaf Blower; $40 (save $6)

- Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed-Perennial Ryegrass Mix; $22 (save $15)

- ROCKPALS 100w Foldable Solar Panel Charger; $195 (save $85)

Clothes

Check out Reebok's shoes during Amazon's Cyber Monday sale.

- Reebok Women's Floatride Fuel Run Shoe; $61 (save $19)

- Nautica Women's Long Sleeve Striped Crewneck Sweater; $26 (save $9)

- Calvin Klein Women's Chevron Quilted Packable Standard Down Jacket; $101 (save $39)

- Peepers by PeeperSpecs Women's See The Beauty Cat-Eye Blue Light Glasses; $20 (save $6)

- Lioness Women's Palermo Blazer; $70 (save $18)

- Adidas Men's Essentials 3-Stripes Tapered Training Joggers Sweatpants; $30 (save $10)

- Timex Men's Weekender XL 43mm Watch; $35 (save $35)

- New Balance Men's Heat Loft Full-Zip Hoodie; $69 (save $51)

- Levi's Men's 505 Regular Fit Jeans; $34 (save $26)

- Sperry Top-Sider Men's Avenue Duck Boot; $44 (save $66)

Beauty Supplies

Check out Foreo's LUNA mini 2 during Amazon's Cyber Monday sale.

- Foreo LUNA Mini 2; $71 (save $48)

- ghd Platinum+ Hair Straightener; $174 (save $75)

- Mario Badescu Drying Lotion; $12 (save $5)

- HAUS LABORATORIES by Lady Gaga: LIQUID EYE-LIE-NER; $10 (save $10)

- Peter Thomas Roth Peel & Reveal Three-Piece Kit; $48 (save $20)

- EltaMD UV Elements Tinted Face Moisturizer with Broad-Spectrum SPF 44; $28 (save $7)

- Proactiv+ Three-Step Advanced Skincare Acne Treatment; $32 (save $17)

- NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP 12 Day Lipstick Advent Calendar; $28 (save $12)

- I DEW CARE Yoga Kitten Balancing Kaolin Clay Face Mask with Heartleaf and Tea Tree Extract; $16 (save $9)

- LORAC PRO Palette 3 Eyeshadow Kit; $23 (save $21)

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