It can often be so difficult to know what to buy people for special occasions such as birthdays or Christmas, particularly people who haven't asked for anything specific. This can be an opportunity to buy them something really quirky and interesting that they might never have thought of asking for.
What is the Star Name Registry actually offering?
The company claims not only that you can buy a name for a star as a gift, but that you'll actually be able to see it from Earth (fortunately you don't need to buy a spaceship). Once you've decided what you want the name of your star to be (you can call it literally anything you want, trust us we tried a lot of names!), you can then select what constellation you want the star to be in. You need to pay a bit extra if you want a specific constellation such as Andromeda (£9.99 in the case of Star Name Registry), and you can also pay the same amount to have a star which is visible from a specific country.
One part of the Star Name Registry customisation process was getting to choose the brightness of our star, with the option to pay an extra £14.99 for an "Extra Bright" star. We're not sure if the team at Star Name Registry can control the brightness of a star, but it's a nice idea.
There are a bunch of other extras that you can choose from, including a rather nice-looking A4 map which shows exactly where to spot the star. You also get a deed which shows that you officially own a star (similar to what Highland Titles gives you), and you can pay extra to have this deed framed or customised in a few ways.
So, is the Star Name Registry legit?
Hopefully, this guide has helped you to decide whether or not to buy a gift from Star Name Registry. Let us know what you think and if you'd like us to review any other similar brands!