Whether it’s a stocking filler for a loved one, a ‘safe-bet’ secret Santa for a colleague, or a stellar showstopper for your best mate, we’ve got you covered this year.
Our mission is to inspire the next generation with science and every purchase (large or small) made on our online shop will make a huge difference.
So, here’s a round-up of some of this season’s must-haves for Christmas.
Gifts up to £5
NEAPOLITAN ICE CREAM SANDWICH SPACE FOOD
Light years away from your traditional Christmas pudding, freeze-dried Neapolitan Ice Cream has been used aboard space missions since the early Mercury missions.
Guaranteed to land, this tasty space food treat is a perfect stocking filler.
SMARTPHONE HOLOGRAM PROJECTOR
Based on the theory of ‘Pepper’s Ghost‘ this nifty smartphone 3D hologram projector displays holographic images, animations, or video clips and is an easy win for tech-fans as they mesmerise their audience.
The clear visualiser works with any smartphone or tablet.
Gifts up to £20
SCIENCE Museum Planet Map Mug
For the nostalgic interstellar commuter, help navigate their way back to Earth with this Solar System Map mug.
Eat, drink, and be merry with this dishwasher safe, porcelain present.
SANDSCAPE SAND ART
Create incredible patterns with the stunning Sandscape Sand Art ornament. It makes the perfect addition to your desk or living room. Twist the circular frame in its stand and watch mesmerising, ever-changing and intricate patterns appear within the frame.
Gifts up to £30
factory records complete graphic album
The definitive overview of the artwork of seminal Manchester-based Factory label, covering its iconic record sleeves, posters, ephemera, venues and packaging.
Between 1978 and 1992, Factory was one of the most important record labels in Britain. It launched the careers of Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays, to name but a few; it opened the legendary Haçienda club and Dry bar; and it introduced to music the concept of high-quality, cutting-edge design. The visual languages developed alongside the music, by designers such as Peter Saville, Central Station Design and 8vo, are still widely recognized and imitated today.
SOLAR SYSTEM NIGHT LIGHT
For that budding astronomer, this model solar system night light helps illustrate the relative position and size of the planets.
The instructions also contain secret codes to unlock facts about each planet!
OCTOPUS ROBOTIC CLAW KIT
Mimic the movement of an octopus with the Octopus Robotic Claw Kit. Use the strong grip to pick up all kinds of objects and wrap around them like a real tentacle would. The assembly is all part of the fun, with quick and easy instructions that give kids a real sense of accomplishment.
Gifts over £30
HYPE X SCIENCE MUSEUM ASTRONAUT BACKPACK
Make someone’s Christmas with this exclusive Science Museum Astronaut backpack made in collaboration with Hype.
With two zippered compartments and padded adjustable shoulder straps, this galactic gear certainly packs a bunch.
SCIENCE MUSEUM KIDS POM POM PLANETS JUMPER
Baby, It’s Cold Outside, so grab yourself or a friend the official Science Museum Kids Pom Pom Planets Jumper.
Each pom pom planet is represented by an adorable, tactile pom pom and guaranteed to put a smile on your little astronaut’s face this Christmas.
For more gift inspiration this Christmas, visit the Science Museum Shop online and help us to continue our mission to inspire futures.