We’ve been searching the cosmos for the best deals on Christmas gifts for space fans, with discounts on a range of products.
This guide has all the best gifts we’ve been able to find, and there are really great savings to be had. Whether you’re looking to pick up something for little ones, like Playmobil's epic Star Trek USS Enterprise (now $365.44 down (opens in new tab) from nearly $500) or want to pick up an awesome new drone, like the DJI Mini 2 Drone Bundle (now with a saving of over $240 (opens in new tab)).
If you're looking for something a bit more specific, we also have other tailored guides to suit your needs. Lego fans should check out our Lego deals (opens in new tab), while gamers can dive into our VR headset deals (opens in new tab). We also have Nerf gun deals (opens in new tab) for kids who want to reenact epic sci-fi battles, and Binocular deals (opens in new tab) for our stargazing readers.
Some items are a sizable investment. We recommend doing some research before investing in expensive equipment like telescopes and cameras. Check out our best telescopes (opens in new tab), best binoculars (opens in new tab), and best cameras for astrophotography (opens in new tab)
The new year is a great time to pick up a great deal as retailers are lowering their prices after the Christmas rush, so if you see something you like, now is the time to get it.
Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series:
$59.98 $21.57 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
3, 2, 1. Let's jam! Save 64% on the beloved space-jazz-noir-western mashup that is Cowboy Bebop. The classic anime has recently been adapted to a live action series on Netflix, but return to where it all started with this discounted Blu-ray set featuring the complete anime series.
Playmobil Star Trek U.S.S Enterprise
$499.99 $365.44 at Amazon (opens in new tab).
Save over $45 on this brilliant first-of-its kind from Playmobil U.S.S Enterprise model which comes with minifigures of the original crew, a wire to hang the model and a display stand which makes it the perfect centerpiece item.
Where to find the best deals
Amazon, Walmart, Target and Best Buy are our recommendations as these sites are always reliable for sizable discounts on quality products. To get the best deals, though, you can always search for the same product on each of these sites and compare the savings.
When to find the best deals
You likely have several weeks of deals to enjoy, although individual sales will disappear quickly. Although the big shopping days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, are over, it's likely you'll continue to see deals all the way to Christmas (Dec. 25).
We do see top deals pop up through the year though, so it's always worth checking the retailers mentioned above. When fresh deals do come up we'll update this page as well.
Where to get the best Lego deals
Amazon and Walmart have been consistent through the year with discounts on a number of different Lego sets, both Star Wars and space-themed. It's likely they'll be at the forefront of Lego deals in the future as well, although Target and Best Buy are also worth checking. Whatever deal you find on one of these online retailers, compare it with the price on Lego's website, as we're sure the toy brick maker will have deals of their own too.
How to tell if it's a good product or not
Checking reviews is a sure fire way to see if other people think it's a good product or not. Products with 4 stars and above with a high number of reviews are usually a safe bet for high quality. You will normally see the star-rating with the number of reviews next to the name of the product. If it's a deal you've found on our website, it will be a good quality product as we research the products we write about.
Here are some of the top deals for 2022. These very popular items are likely to go out of stock very quickly, based on what happened in 2021. Supply chain headaches will make things even harder this year, compared with previous ones. So don't hesitate in making that purchase decision.
Sky-Watcher Heritage-130P FlexTube (UK) £205 £175 at WexPhotoVideo (opens in new tab)
Save £30 on this simple, beginner-friendly scope from Sky-Watcher. It offers up to 406x magnification and has a decent 130mm aperture. What’s more, it has a foldable design that means you can pack it away for family camping trips and more.
Nikon Action 12x50 EX binoculars: $179.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
While there's no sale for these binoculars, they are available for the same price as when they were on sale. With generously sized objective lenses and BaK4 high index prisms, these optics work well in low-light conditions, so they're great for star spotting.
Stock is low, so you'll have to order soon.
Lego Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Child
$79.99 $63.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab).
Save $16 on this brilliant 1000 plus-piece buildable model of The Child (Baby Yoda) from the Mandalorian. The set contains a gearshift knob which is The Child's favorite toy and an information sign to complete the display.
Star Wars The Vintage Collection Imperial TIE Fighter:
$92.49 $74.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Use the Dark Side! This is one of the most famous ships of the Empire. Your kids will have a lot of fun flying this vehicle around and trying to replicate the distinctive vacuum-cleaner sound it makes it space.
Note: We have seen this item on sale for a lower price but a saving of $17.50 is still good value.
The Search for Planet X:
$44.99 $29.74 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 34% on this game to be the first to discover the location of Planet X. Use the board game's companion app to randomly select an arrangement of objects and a location for Planet X for fresh play. Designed for one to four players, ages 13 and up.
Stock is low, so you'll have to order soon.
Apollo: A Collaborative Game Inspired by NASA Moon Missions: $23.99 at Target (opens in new tab)
This is a collaborative game, which asks players to achieve their very own Apollo moonshot and safely return to Earth. For two to five players, ages 12 and up. We've seen this deal as low as $11.99, so stock must be running low. Make sure to secure your copy quickly.
Lego Creator 3-in-1 Space Mining Mech:
$24.99 $20.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Whether you need space mining or space battling, this mech will bring your needs to another world. The 327-piece Lego set is geared at kids aged 7 and up, and includes items such as crystals and a sidekick alien.
Stomp Duel Rocket Launcher Toy for Kids: $23.99 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
This is a very low price for this set, allowing kids to experiment with angles, jumping and flight paths at a great deal. Another standout is the sheer number of included rockets (eight) in this pack, which makes it a great choice for families or for small parties.
Monopoly: Star Wars The Child:
$19.99 $16.91 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Collect your bounty by reeling in this half-off deal for a cool Monopoly edition featuring The Child from the Disney Plus live-action series, The Mandalorian. Players use game pieces depicting amusing poses by The Child, AKA Grogu or Baby Yoda. The vibrant gameboard showcases themes, scenes, and destinations from the show that fans will immediately recognize.
Note: We have seen this item on sale for as low as $10 but we feel this is still a cool gift idea for children.