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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Create treasured memories this holiday season with a telescope Christmas gift. A kids telescope under your Christmas tree will help your son, daughter, or grandchild learn about the Universe and explore their passion for astronomy and science. Of course, adults love telescope gifts, too! Getting started with astronomy is easier than ever thanks to a wide range of computerized telescopes that can fit just about any budget. If your loved one is already an astronomy buff, he or she would appreciate some new telescope eyepieces or other telescope accessories as a holiday gift. 

Browse our recommendations to see the most popular telescopes for 2016, plus astronomy binoculars, telescope accessories, and more! Still can't decide? Give us a call and we'll guide you through the buying process. See our phone number and extended Holiday 2016 hours in the footer below!


The premiere destination to buy telescopes online since 1997, offers the widest selection of astronomy gear from kids telescopes to observatory grade instruments. In fact, we carry more than 1,000 telescopes from all the major brands: Celestron, Meade, Levenhuk, Vixen, Sky-Watcher, TeleVue, Baader Planetarium, and more. We're also the only place online where you can purchase Zhumell telescopes, like the customer favorite Zhumell Dobsonians.

Use the navigation menus at the top of the site to shop by brand or by telescope type. You'll find an array of refractors, Newtonian reflectors, and Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes to name a few. If you're looking for the latest technology, you can also browse our GoTo, GPS-enabled, and WiFi telescopes. And if you've ever thought of capturing the night sky, we have sections devoted to astrophotography and digital imaging.

If you're new to our site, check out the News & Guides section. There, you'll find easy-to-understand guides to help you choose a telescope, navigate the night sky, and get the most out of your new hobby as an amateur astronomer.

What sets TelescopesPlus apart from other online telescope stores? Our team of full-time Telescope Experts at our headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. We're amateur astronomers ourselves, passionate about astronomy and eager to share our knowledge with you. Give us a call today at 1-800-303-5873 and we'll recommend the perfect telescope and telescope accessories to fit your experience level and budget.