Find of the Month: The Night Sky

When he proposed. When your little one arrived. When you were given the all-clear healthwise. When you retired. When you graduated. Life is full of magical milestones that change things – usually for the better! As the days get shorter (and cooler), yo may find yourself gazing at the crisp, clear fall nights more and more – and that’s exactly what inspired me to select September’s Find of the Month.

The Night Sky Hanging

The Night Sky is a unique gift idea that lets you create custom star maps of significant occasions in your life – like the ones I mentioned above.

The Night Sky Shelf

Using a simple online interface, you simply enter a geographic location (you can even get precise down to the exact longitude and latitude if you so desire) and a date, and they’ll format what the night sky looked like then and there.

The Night Sky Blue

You can then customize the print even more, by changing what colour your map is printed on – black, midnight blue, grey-blue, and aqua – including whether it’s white lines on a solid colour background or your little slice of the sky on a white background (see the first photo in this post – which can also make for some cool triptych possibilities).

The Night Sky Black

How you ‘theme’ your print is up to you. The Night Sky lets you add a caption that can be as simple as the name of your kid to a semi-coded message that means something to you, like ‘The night my heart skipped a beat’. I love the idea of tacking on ‘The night when…’ or ‘The night of…’ to really give it context, particularly if you’re actually highlighting an evening event, like “The Night We Said ‘I Do'”. You can even include a quote from a special night like your wedding or the exact location of where you were.

The Night Sky Dual

The process of creating one of these star prints takes all of five minutes, and makes a great gift for a ton of occasions, including your first-year wedding anniversary (to celebrate ‘Paper‘!) to a gift for a new niece or nephew to even a creative way to propose – if you’re optimistic, try crafting one that says ‘The night she said yes!’ There are endless things to celebrate and commemorate in this vast world my friends.

The Night Sky Desk

Pricing is $60 USD per print, with free shipping available to Canada. The Night Sky is actually just about to debut their Canadian site too, so you can start shopping even closer to home and in local currency. In the meantime score 10% off your order using the coupon code CGG10!

Want to commemorate a special night in your life? The Night Sky has generously offered to give away not one, but three customized prints. Want to win one? Here’s how to enter:

1) SUPER IMPORTANT NOTE! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave me a comment by September 30, 2017 telling me what you’d commemorate with your The Night Sky print.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around October 1, 2017 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Follow The Night Sky on Instagram. Then, tag at least two friends in a comment on your favourite post on their feed. Share a link to the post you commented on + your IG username in a separate comment below to earn an extra entry into the draw.

5) Bonus Entry #2: Like The Night Sky on Facebook and leave a wall post that tags a friend you’d think would love their products. Link back to your wall post in a separate comment below.


112 Responses to “Find of the Month: The Night Sky”
  1. Kelly E says:

    My anniversary

  2. Victoria M says:

    The birth of my children, without a doubt!

  3. Sherry K says:

    My son’s birthday and then I would buy another for my daughter’s.

  4. I’d commemorate the night I met my partner for the first time 🙂

  5. I’d commemorate my birthday with my The Night Sky print.

  6. aketch says:

    These would make a good wedding gift!

  7. Heather Swanson says:

    When my children were born.

  8. Aimee says:

    One for every child that was born. 3 kids 3 prints would look nice. I am a subscriber

  9. Joan G. says:

    I think I would have our wedding date on the print.

  10. Enelram Latsok says:

    My niece is getting married. I would love to give this to her as a gift. It’s so unique

  11. CLC says:

    I’d make one for our 25th wedding anniversary.

  12. yvonne says:

    The most special date for me to commemorate would be my daughter’s birthday.

  13. Annie says:

    I would commemorate the day my cochlear implant was activated and I returned to the hearing world

  14. mcmc says:

    25th anniversary next year so would be wonderful for that.

  15. Kathleen L says:

    I would give this to my best friend with her wedding night star map

  16. Holly says:

    I have a few things that I hope are coming up soon that I would want to commemorate.

  17. Giselle says:

    I’d commemorate the night my daughter was born.

  18. Kelly H says:

    The birth of my child

  19. Kim K says:

    I’d love to have one from my wedding date. Thanks for the chance!

  20. SandyS says:

    What an unique gift. Love it!

  21. Stephanie R. says:

    I would commemorate the night my first-born daughter was born! 🙂

  22. Leah says:

    I’d love to get a night sky print of my daughter’s birth day

  23. AliKira says:

    I’d commemorate the night on which I met my significant other — it was the solstice so we didn’t get to see a night sky so I think it would be amusing!

  24. spacey says:

    I’d probably commemorate our wedding day. I know it’s cheesy, but it’s one of the most important days/nights in my life!

  25. Susan says:

    I would celebrate the birth of my granddaughter.

  26. Julia H says:

    I would commemorate my anniversary with my partner. Thank you for the chance!

  27. erin mcsweeney says:

    oh I would get this from my brother commenerating the birth of his son

  28. erin mcsweeney says:
  29. KellyPC says:

    My wedding date! I’d put it in the bedroom!

  30. Nina Galas says:

    There is nothing more important to me than the day my son was born !! It was out of this world !!

  31. katydidit21 says:

    I would love to commemorate the day my son was born.

  32. bkick1 says:

    I would commemorate the birth date of my grandson and gift it to him on his 21st birthday.

  33. Anne Derkat says:

    I would commemorate the summer holidays when the kids were small and we’d lay on the beach and watch for falling stars.

  34. My husband’s birthday, his mother passed away when he was young sonthatvdatevisceven more poignant

  35. Alison K says:

    I’m a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. I’d commemorate my parents wedding day with my The Night Sky print.

  36. Sean M says:

    Anniversary and kids’ birthdates

  37. M. Archambeau says:

    The night I met my SO!

  38. lyn212 says:

    This print is so cool – I already have the perfect spot for it.

  39. sojeles says:

    I would be picking the night we got engaged and I subscribe.

  40. Carol M says:

    The birth of my grandson

  41. ginette4 says:

    I’m a subscriber; anger_family @yahoo dot com
    I would commemorate our grand daughter’s day of birth

  42. edmontonjb says:

    This is so cool! I would pick the day my husband and I started dating


  43. Denae Boucher says:

    I would pick my anniversary date with my bf.

  44. cookie3 says:

    This is very cool & different. I would commemorate the night sky of the day I got married.

  45. angela eagle says:

    I would commemorate the day my son was born, the day I was born and the day my granddaughter was born

  46. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I think I’d commemorate my birthday! So cool.

  47. Victoria Ess says:

    This is such a beautiful idea! I’d commemorate my anniversary!

  48. Lori says:

    I’d love to commemorate the night skies of my wedding day and the birth dates of my children.

  49. Lori says:

    Definitely the Gem Velvet Backpack!

  50. I’d commemorate my late Mum’s birthday.

  51. Jennifer Graham says:

    Would give to my mom who recently celebrated her 70th birthday.

  52. Rachel C. says:

    I would put the date I met my fiance on it! Love these prints. Great concept.

  53. Diane p says:

    I’d commemorate my wedding day.

  54. Janine Straf says:

    My kids birthdays. How cool of an idea!

  55. Jessica Lord says:

    The night we became parents, our oldest’ birthday

  56. Myra says:

    I would commemorate by thanking God for my 4 healthy children

  57. I’d commemorate 8 years of being unemployed

  58. Paula W says:

    There is so much to celebrate! I would commemorate my daughters first adventure in university. This is perfect for her room!

  59. Dave O says:

    These are beautiful! I would get one of the sky the night we got engaged.

  60. Lisa M says:

    My Birthday Night Sky Print would be awesome!

  61. Julie says:

    I think I’d use our wedding night because that would be really sweet. I’d also consider the night my Mom died because that was such a profound, life altering event in my life…But perhaps that’s too depressing….I’m not sure…

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  63. Vicki H says:

    I super love this idea, I want ones for the births of my kids, and I think it would be a great anniversary gift. or a wedding gift.

  64. S Skinner says:

    I’d commemorate the births of my children!!

  65. My son’s new journey in life….. he will love this so much.
    dorcontest at gmail dot com ======= I subscribe by email already.

  66. Calvin F. says:

    I’d commemorate this to the day I adopted my cat!

  67. Amy Doyle says:

    I’d commemorate my mom’s birthday!

  68. J says:

    My aunt’s birthday – she loves to stare at the stars

  69. Janine A says:

    i would commemorate our wedding night 🙂

  70. Jennifer C. says:

    I would commemorate my birthday! 🙂

  71. Jennifer C. says:

    I follow The Night Sky on Instagram! I am: @photogirlj
    Here is a link to the post I commented on:

  72. Dan Ritchie says:

    This could be a good idea for a christmas present for my parents, Their Wedding day maybe

  73. Cassandra Kazlovskis says:

    I think I would want to commemorate the birth of my son Juno.

  74. Lisa* says:

    My nephew’s birth!

  75. Theresa C. says:

    I’d love to commemorate the birth of my only grandchild!

  76. Vanessa L. says:

    I would commemorate the night of my wedding!

  77. Melissa Black says:

    i would commemorate the night my son was born! what an amzing night.

  78. LisaM says:

    Oh probably the night our son was born!

  79. Janet M says:

    For me it would be my granddaughter’s birth.

  80. Jeff says:

    I think it would probably the day we returned to Canada…

  81. Carole says:

    Our wedding day

  82. Sunshine G says:

    I’d commemorate our wedding day…it seems like so long ago!

  83. Tricia Dickie says:

    I think I want the sky the day and time I was born… or my marriage… or one of my kids birth… Nope – day and time I was born!! I want it to be about me!!

  84. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    these are all gorgeous

  85. lyndac1968 says:

    I would commemorate my birthday, these are so awesome!!

  86. Allison Matz says:

    My birthday, it would be a great piece for my office

  87. Laurie P says:

    This is brilliant!! I’d love to commemorate my kids birthdays with The Night Sky print.

  88. AshC says:

    I would give this to my friend who is getting married, the sky print would be of their wedding date.

  89. Cindy Murray says:

    I’d commemorate my daughter’s birthday!

  90. I’d commemorate the day my husband and I get married and my two children’s birthdates

  91. J says:

    The pencil set

  92. J says:

    the small spiral notebook

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