Top 12 Holiday Gift Ideas for Scientists

December 7, 2016 | Kelly Tatera

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‘Tis the season to be nerdy.

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s time to begin deciding which gifts to surprise our loved ones with.

To help out our fellow science enthusiasts, we’ve put together a list of 12 of the coolest science-related holiday gift ideas. Happy gift hunting!

1. ‘Beer’ Periodic Table of Elements ornament for beer-loving scientists: Purchase here

beer ornament

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2. Give someone the universe with this beautiful nine planets bracelet: Purchase here

planet bracelet

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3. Heat-activated constellation mug for star lovers: Purchase here

constellation mug

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4. Brain coasters — perfect for the neuroscientist in your life: Purchase here

brain coasters

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5. Laboratory beaker wine glasses for scientists who double as wine connoisseurs: Purchase here

laboratory beaker wine glasses

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6. Higgs Boson watch. “Okay, let's be honest. None of us really understands this. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy this watch and look much smarter than your friends when you're wearing it.” Purchase here

higgs boson watch

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7. A unique phylogenetic tree necklace for an evolutionary scientist — comes in 3 colors! Purchase here

phylogenetic tree

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8. Mathematician who loves to cook? Pi plates may be the one: Purchase here

pi plates

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9. Planet lollipops — delicious and almost as beautiful as the real things! Purchase here


planet lollipops

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10. Great Minds Puzzles for those who can’t get enough of brain teasers: Purchase here

mind puzzles

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11. Dopamine necklace — also available for Serotonin and Oxytocin: Purchase here



dopamine necklace


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12. Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by Randall Munroe (xkcd) — learning complicated concepts just got a little simpler: Purchase here



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