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Space Gifts 2019: The Best Holiday Gifts in the Universe

Tridimensional Chess Set

Trekkies, now you can take your chess game to a whole new dimension. It has three playing boards, four movable attack boards, 32 gold and silver game pieces. The game stands 14 inches (36 centimeters) tall when fully assembled. ($270 on Amazon)

Why we love it: This special "Star Trek" 50th anniversary chess set is made to look just like the one Captain Kirk and Spock play with in "The Original Series."

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Color-Changing Moon Lamp

This 3D-printed, color-changing moon light glows in 16 different colors. The 4.8-inch (12.2 centimeters) orb comes with a wooden stand and a remote control to change the color and the brightness. ($15 on Amazon)

Why we love it: You can have your very own blue moon, "blood moon" or any color moon you want — no special celestial circumstances necessary!

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My Little Space Mission Sandbox

While this toy is meant for young kids, it's basically just a space-themed "zen garden" that adults can enjoy, too. Inside the moon-themed sandbox is one lunar crater, three astronauts, some moon rocks and asteroids, a shovel and a rake. ($25 on Amazon)

Why we love it: Kids can use their imagination to simulate a space mission, while adults can tinker with it as a form of meditation.

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AstroReality Lunar AR Notebook

This gorgeous Lunar AR notebook from AstroReality is perfect for "lunatics." Inside the shiny, embossed hard cover is an image of the moon goddess Diana, and by downloading the free Astroreality app, you can turn this page into an interactive, augmented-reality experience. ($14.24 on

Why we love it: The cover of this notebook is high-quality, feels great and looks amazing — and it has been used and approved by staff! The back of the notebook has a pocket for small papers and a list of fun facts about the moon.

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Kittens in Space Decomposition Book

This furry cute space cat notebook is purrrfect for cat-loving space fans. It contains 80 sheets, or 160 pages, of 100 percent recycled, college-ruled paper. ($5.60 on

Why we love it: These space cats appear to be having a blast with their "Meowsa" spaceship, zero-g scratching posts and little astronaut mice. The inside covers are filled with fun facts (not all cat-related), and there's even a built-in ruler.

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