Ultimate Christmas gift: a piece of the moon

As the days before Christmas wane and people become increasingly desperate to finish their shopping, resorting to DVDs by the handful or last minute gift cards, why not blow everyone’s expectations with a chunk of our very own natural satellite, the Moon? “More Precious than Gold” is part literary, part interactive design, part actual moon rock and 100% amazing. The book, Norman Mailer’s “Moonfire” is enclosed in a replica of  the Apollo 11 lunar module “whose surface is an actual 3D topography of the Moon made from a single piece of aluminum,” weighing in at nearly 50 lbs. The moonrock itself is individually packaged, but wait, there’s more! Taschen is also throwing in a “heady-to-hang, archival-quality, numbered photographic print” of Buzz Aldrin, signed by the moonwalker himself.

But you have to hurry. Even though the moonrocks are going for as much as $766,000 (relax, that’s the price of the rarest and largest moonrock ever found) they’re quickly selling out. Like this one (below), which was found in Algeria and went for $120,000.