Author Gift Guide: 8 Gifts Inspired by Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

We know all you really want for the holidays this year is some new books, but in case you’re interested in branching out, we asked some of our favorite authors to create gift guides based on their books and characters!

Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman’s gift list inspired by the Illuminae Files is almost as out-of-this-world as their books. You won’t be disappointed. . .

Hello, we’re Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman, authors of the Illuminae Files.

Behind the mayhem and murderous artificial intelligence and buckets of reader tears, the Illuminae Files is really an ode to just how amazing and mind-bogglingly cool space is. This little planet we live on is full of wonderful places and unexpected surprises, but it’s got nothing on the infinite vastness that exists just outside our atmosphere. So, in keeping with that idea, here’s our Illuminae Files holiday gift guide!


A meteorite is a piece of debris from a comet, asteroid, or destroyed planet that survived the blistering temperatures of entry into our atmosphere and crashed to Earth. If you want a piece of these genuine interstellar travelers, look no further!


If you’re looking to support the incredible scientists, engineers, pilots, and crew at the forefront of getting humanity out into the wonderful black, then get yourself to the NASA store. T-shirts, bomber jackets, and more mugs than the most hopeless coffee addicts could hope to use in their lives!


Ever wanted to feel like the whole universe was literally at your feet? Well, now you can. Besides, you can never have enough socks, right?

Ice Cream

Okay, we hate to break it to you, but you know the “astronaut ice cream” you see in shops that claims to be freeze-dried by the same process they use in the space program? TOTAL NONSENSE. Astronauts don’t eat ice cream. Sorry. But, hey, it’s cool anyway. 🙂

Terraforming Mars

For the board game players out there: Terraforming Mars was created by a science teacher. In addition to being really fun, it also teaches you all the things humanity will need to do in order to settle on Mars and make it habitable. Learn stuff while destroying your friends’ empires and making them cry!


Sparked by Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking 1980 TV series by the same name, Neil deGrasse Tyson has created an incredible follow-up series that’s jam-packed with more space facts than you can cram into your eyeholes.


Ever wanted a piece of clothing that encapsulates the feeling you get when you realize just how tiny and insignificant you are in the face of the sheer blinding infinity that is our magnificent cosmos? Have we got the gift for you!

Hair Dye

Finally, for the budding computer hackers and Kady fans out there, you always have the option of dying your hair pink. Kady recommends L’Oréal, but don’t necessarily listen to her because she’s a fictional person and has no right to recommend anything, really.

Happy holidays! Hope you guys are looking forward to OBSIDIO in March! Tag us @GetUnderlined!

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