It might sound a bit odd at first because it would be really hard to imagine hauling these things to Earth to give, but the truth is, they can be done (although of course not literally) and those who have experienced this are actually quite happy with the results.
How is it possible to buy a star as a gift?
Of course, nobody can really own stars- much less actually buy and own one and give it as a gift, literally-speaking.
What is actually being meant here is that nowadays, there are companies that are offering services and packages that actually allow people to use stars as gifts.
This means that nobody really owns them- they are just bought and named under a certain company’s services, depending on which company they have purchased it from.
This is done by letting a customer or prospective gift-buyer choose a certain star or pay for one and the company will then send them the star’s coordinates along with a plaque and certificates containing the dedication of the gift-giver and the person’s name to which the gift will be given.
The gift-buyer is given the prerogative to give the particular star its name (usually named after the person to be given the gift to or some other sentimental term that the gift-giver and receiver share with each other) and then proof of this transaction is sent and this becomes the gift.
The coordinates can then point towards the location of the star that has been dedicated to the special person and actually seeing this particular star and knowing that it has been named after them has always been quite successful in generating positive reactions from them.
To buy a star as a gift is also actually quite a refreshing way of gift-giving as this is the sort of gift that will actually last longer than any other ordinary gift. In fact, a star will last far longer than a human’s lifetime, so this can even be considered a gift that will last a person for the rest of his or her life, and even outlast him/her.
This sort of gift is suitable for almost anyone of any age.
It’s a favorite among parents for their kids because children are easily pleasured and impressed by the idea of having a star they could call their “own” plus it is named after them.
However, they could also be good for friends, especially those who would enjoy astronomy.
Buying a star as a gift for a lover is also another very romantic gesture, since the sentimentality of this act is so much so that even married couples have done this for their anniversaries and the testimonials that some really satisfied customers have posted on various sources online as well as on their blogs are proof of this.
If you have a friend who seems to have it all already, someone you know whom you are not quite sure what to get, buying a star as a gift for him or her would also be cool. He or she might own a lot, or you might not really know what else to get, but if you buy that star, you might just give him or her something truly unique and long-lasting that he or she might most probably have never received as a gift from anyone before.