Our Story

Hi, my name's Damian and I’m the Founder of Atoms to Astronauts

 As a science teacher, I always enjoyed buying myself and giving science & maths gifts to friends, family, and colleagues - Periodic Table mug, science doodle notebook, and more. But there was never anything of truly exceptional quality.

So I decided to design some myself with three essential criteria:

(1) Be of the highest quality 

(2) Made with sustainable practices and materials

(3) Made in the UK.

After a lot of hard work and late nights, we opened in May 2021 with one goal: provide you with a gift you are proud to own or give to someone special in your life.

 

And our name? Because that’s how far we’ve all come: from Atoms to Astronauts.

 

Why Buy From Us?

EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY

Our carefully picked UK manufacturers are leaders in their fields and supply prestigious organisations such as Harrods and Westminster Abbey, amongst others.

Our design process begins with sourcing images and text from seminal papers (e.g. Newton’s Principia) or landmark textbooks and editing and assembling them into the designs you see.

ECO-CONSCIOUS

All our gifts are entirely made in the UK. This means our carbon footprint is significantly lower than should we have chosen international suppliers. All our packaging and paper-based goods are fully recyclable and sourced from sustainable, FSC certified forests. 

SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES

We're a small business, and we only work with similarly small, UK based, independent businesses. In other words, when you make a purchase from us you're also supporting the employees and families of our suppliers.

 

Press

Read our recent press articles:

The National: Atoms to Astronauts: Scottish chemistry teacher's science gifts business success

 Press & Journal: Atoms to Astronauts science gift range reaches for the stars