How to buy a star in the sky? - Step by Step

Shooting star

Finding a gift for someone special usually is very hard. The perfect gift should be meaningful, with a lasting value that won't fade within a couple of months. Buying a real star for someone is a perfect gift and something that will not be forgotten.

Currently, there are a lot of services providing options to buy a star in their private database. But how to choose the right one?

As SREU is one of the largest private celestial name databases globally, we often receive emails from people who are willing to purchase a star. However, we are not providing an option to buy a star from our site. You can purchase a star gift package from our partners. You will be able to locate your star from our site by using the ID code on your star certificate.

Step 1 - Chose a star gift pack

The first step starts by opening the list of our partner's star gift offers. You can choose from different options that depend on the budget you have for your gift.

Star Gift set offers:

  1. Standard package - By choosing this package team will select a random star based on the brightness you have chosen.
  2. Zodiac package - In this case, you will have the same features as in Standard star, but you will be able to choose constellation free of charge. So the team will select an available in this constellation based on the brightness you set.
  3. Binary star package - Binary stars are scarce, very bright as those are two stars very close together circling each other. Thus, the team will select a system of stars also based on the brightness you set.

Step 2 - Personalise Your Star

Star Certificate options

Once you have selected the star gift package, it's time to personalise it. Every star gift kit allows the same options for personalisation.

Personalisation options

  • Name of the star - This field is probably most important and the only area that is required. The name will be as an identifier for your star.
  • Brightness - Decide on how bright the star appears from Earth. In this case, we manually review options looking for the best type of star available in the constellation of your choice.
  • A personal message - Perfect the star certificate with a personal note, so that receiver doesn't forget the star gifting occasion.
  • Design - You can select a gift certificate that fits the most your occasion. All layouts are of high quality and printed on glossy paper.
  • Several copies - If this gift is for a family or multiple people, you might want to receive more than one certificate. So you can choose the number of documents there.
  • Constellation - If this is a birthday gift and you want to add extra meaning to the gift you can select specific constellation: available for all packages, however, for Standard, this is paid feature.
  • Fitting frame - To not spend your time looking for a perfect frame, our partners provide an option to frame the documents.

Step 3 - Checkout

Once you have added all the stars you want to buy in the cart, you have to finalise your purchase. Our partners have adjusted their checkout process as close as possible to regular eCommerce stores to simplify matters. You can choose from the various payment and delivery options.

Step 4 - Wait for gift package to arrive

Star Gift package

Once you have finished your order, we will take care of the rest. Usually, a digital version of the Star Certificate and Star Map is delivered to your email address within 5 minutes.

However, physical order might take from 5-8 business days based on the delivery method you have selected and your location.

Once you have received your order, we encourage you to leave a review of your experience to the email our partners will send you. We regularly monitor our partner performance, helping them improve their customer service and user experience.


Buying a star is a simple procedure, and can be done within few minutes. Your star will be instantly listed in SREU database that you can access online anywhere in the world.

Note SREU is a private database and serves an entertaining purpose; therefore, stars do not belong to anyone (not even NASA). Simply put, you buy an option to assign a specific name to star in the night sky, not a physical property.

Star names like Sirius, Betelgeuse, Rigel or Vega come from historical origins, or they are assigned by an astronomical institution such as the International Astronomical Union. At the moment, there is no private organisation with the rights to entitle stars that can be officially recognised worldwide.