For the past year, astronomers Summer Ash and Emily Rice have been scouring the web for all things space when it comes to clothes, accessories, and furnishings and posting them to their blog: Startoralist. They post about everything from astronaut nutcrackers to galaxy painted Doc Martins to nail polish inspired by Neil deGrasse Tyson, but they especially try to highlight designs directly related to the Universe as we know, love, and study it.
We at Astrobites invited Summer to create a holiday gift guide for the stylish and savvy star-lovers in all our lives. Here are her top picks:
Snuggle up with your favorite planet in the comfort of your own bed with these Celestial Buddies.
When ever your data starts getting you down, punch the Universe back with amazing throw pillows by Dia Misuraca.
What’s it like to eat dinner on Mars? We don’t know, but with these solar system plates you can at least eat dinner off of Mars.
Show your planet love on your feet with these socks from MoMA. Choice of Earth, Venus, or Jupiter.
Prefer your socks to be a little bit out there? These universe socks should do the trick.
Cosmic Converse let you strut around and in the Universe at the same time!
Pretty much everything from the Lost in Space Etsy store is amazing, but we especially love these “spacelet bracelets” (also customizable).
Portable and wearable telescope for the astronomer that is always observing.
Swatch watches inspired by the celestial sphere.
Space up your daily look with these specialty hair bows.
Or with these awesome scarves from Slow Factory featuring real NASA Images.
While one Milky Way is high over your head, another can be hanging from your neck.
Let everyone know how “Hubble Gotchu” with this graphic print HST tee.
If you have any future plans of hitchhiking through the galaxy, you probably need one of these backpacks from SprialUK.
And if you really want to dress the part, you’ll need a proper “space suit” like these from ShadowplayNYC.
Summer Ash is the Director of Outreach for Columbia University’s Department of Astronomy. She is also the “In-House Astrophysicist” for The Rachel Maddow Show and tweets as @Summer_Ash.