Do you have an astronomy lover in your life? Even though you may not spend as much time staring up at the stars, you’ll be pleased to know there’s a whole galaxy of gifts for space lovers; from astronaut ice cream and cosmic apps to telescopes and science kits.
If you’ve been eyeing off a space gadget for a while now, you’ll probably be wondering when you can get the most bang for your buck. Because let’s face it—assuming you want to stretch your dollar further, when you buy often matters more than where you buy.
Check out our savvy shopper guide to find the best gifts for space lovers year round.
Mark these dates in your calendar and you won’t have to cut back on your space gifts shopping!
Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018
You can always expect significant savings on Black Friday—the biggest sale day of the year for retail stores. In case you don’t know, it’s the day after Thanksgiving, making it the perfect time to get started on your Christmas shopping. Savvy shoppers looking to score the best deals, and ensure they don’t miss out on top-sellers, would benefit from beginning their hunt a day early. Many retail stores, launch their sales on Thanksgiving Day itself.
Date: Monday, November 26, 2018
With more and more stores going online, there’s no better day than Cyber Monday to celebrate the celestial bodies. Kicking off after Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday is billed as the online answer to Black Friday, with many bargains spanning the entire weekend. If you’re interested in innovative space gadgets, like the augmented reality 3D planet models from AstroReality, this is the sale event you need remember!
Date: Monday, September 2, 2019
Labour Day marks the end of summer for many and well known for its parades, picnics, and of course, shopping sprees. You can expect plenty of savings on back-to-school space swag, like NASA backpacks and cosmic pencils, as well as educational tools like AstroReality’s Ultimate Solar System set. And with autumn on the brink, there’s no better time to stock up on STEM toys (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) to keep your kids’ neurons firing throughout the cooler months!
Date: Monday, February 18th, 2019
While the main purpose of President’s Day is to celebrate and recognize the contributions of each U.S president, it’s also known as a top deals day that shoppers should not miss! In fact, President’s Day has built a reputation for drops in electrical appliances and mattresses, but savvy shoppers will be able to find deals on almost everything. So if you forgot to surprise someone special with a Valentine’s Day gift, now’s the time to make up for it!
Date: Sunday, April 21st, 2019
If you’re a diehard department store fan, or a chocoholic for that matter, you won’t want to miss the abundant sale on Easter Sunday. In addition to bargain Lindt bunnies, you might be able to score some savings on astronomy gifts. Department stores stock almost everything, after all. If you have a dairy intolerant child, you may want to brighten up their Easter with a science-centric toy.
Date: Sunday, May 12th, 2019
Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May, and with bundles of stores vying for your attention, you can expect plenty of Mother’s Day deals. That means you’ll have more moolah for mamma! Why not surprise your leading lady with a science fiction novel to keep her sane over the holidays, or treat your gym junkie mum to a stardust drink bottle. With wedding season already heating up, Mother’s Day also provides the perfect opportunity to save on upcoming nuptial gifts.
Date: Monday, May 27th, 2019
Observed annually on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day is dedicated to remembering the brave men and women you have given their lives for the country. If you find time after your memorial service, there’s plenty of deals waiting at the mall! And with school breaking for the summer, it’s the perfect day to surprise your kids with a fun space toy like AstroReality’s EARTH!
Date: Thursday, July 4th, 2019
While you can’t expect savings like Cyber Monday, the shops do like to draw shoppers who have the day off with some enticing deals. It’s one of the best days of the year to get deals on summer clothing and camping gear as stores are trying to clear out their stock for winter, but generally not the best time for consumer tech. So before you head out to celebrate your independence at a parade or picnic, you may as well check out the augmented reality space gifts you’ve been eying off at AstroReality.
Date: Yet to be announced
Every July, Amazon hosts Prime Day, a global shopping event exclusively for Prime members. Deals usually last for 24 hours and operate across 17 countries. If you’re interested in technology-based space gifts, this could be the best time to buy. Amazon has all the best space gadgets for tech enthusiasts including the world’s most precisely made 3D model of the moon, AstroReality LUNAR.
If you want to bring the cosmos closer to someone special, AstroReality could be the perfect answer. Using 3D printing and topological data, AstroReality has created the world’s most realistic model of our solar system complete with 18 mesmerizing planets and moons. Designed to enlighten and awaken a new generation of astronomy lovers, the models come to life with an Augmented Reality app that offers an immersive educational experience.
AstroReality is not only suitable for keeping everyone entertained at home or in the office, but the models offer endless possibilities in the classroom. Capture your students’ imagination as you walk around LUNAR to discover the largest crater of the Moon, witness the icy rings of Saturn, and explore the potential for life on another planet using MARS Classic.