Trying to find a gift for a star lover? Buying a star and naming it after your loved one might sound romantic, but it has no true meaning, according to the International Astronomical Union: star names are assigned based on internationally accepted rules, not commercially. Still, there are plenty of star-themed gifts that will surprise and delight the person you care for.
Order a customised map of the positions the stars were in at a certain location, date and time. Choose a moment that was special for you and the person you care about--for example, her birthday, the moment you met or your anniversary date.
Jewellery stores frequently offer earrings, bracelets, necklaces and even rings with a star theme. Select a piece of jewellery that can be engraved with a short, personalised message, or make your selection at a vintage jewellery store. As an added personal touch, you can have a jeweller customise a star-shaped piece of jewellery.
Books and Posters
A wide variety of books and posters are available on the subject of stars, from star atlases and maps to coffee table books and large posters with deep space photographs of stars and galaxies. If at all possible, choose something that was recently published to avoid potentially giving your loved one a duplicate gift.
Arrange a visit to a planetarium if you live close to one. Depending on the planetarium, it might even be possible to arrange for a private showing with nobody else around.
Stars are a popular theme for household items and decorations. Choose your gift based on the specific occasion: when Christmas approaches, for example, star-shaped tree ornaments might be appreciated. Avoid tacky or kitschy items such as snow globes or large wall decorations, unless you are certain that your loved one will appreciate them.
Star Lamps and Globes
Star lamps can be quite expensive, especially if you purchase a high-end model, but they are striking and impressive. A high-quality star lamp can turn a dark room into a personal planetarium--some models will play soft music or can be set on a timer, so your loved one can fall asleep with the stars above his head.
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