Do you have a scientist in your life? Is there an impending holiday you need to find a gift for? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Whether the scientist in your life is interested in chemistry, the medical sciences, biology, and so much more, there is the perfect science-related gift for them.
This list takes you through 25 of the best gifts for scientists that you’ll ever want to find. These range in price from downright cheap to on the more expensive side. Some are humorous and light-hearted, while others are more serious, home decor pieces that teachers and professors will certainly appreciate.
This blanket is a fantastic gift for any scientist in your life. It’s a comfortable, affordable throw blanket covered in equations. It comes in several sizes, from 40”x30” to 120”x90”. It’s a versatile blanket that’s perfect to surround yourself with while watching TV or snuggling with a loved one. It’s incredibly soft and made of microfiber flannel, which means it’s guaranteed to hold up for years to come. It’s also fade-resistant and lasts longer than your average cotton blanket.
These clever whiskey glasses are another great gift for a scientist in your life. With your order, You get a set of two whiskey glasses, each of which you’ll see is etched with whiskey chemistry molecules. They’re transparent with gray etching. You can also buy a single glass by itself if you want to. The glasses are 100% lead-free and the perfect size for an evening drink or two.
These clever and cute socks are great for men and women working in science. They’re one size fits all, from men’s 6-10 and women’s 8-12. The socks are black, except for the colorful symbols and equations, light bulbs, and beakers they are decorated with. Plus, they’re reasonably affordable, so you won’t need to worry about breaking your budget with this item.
This Bunsen Burner set is a super cute gift handmade by a crochet expert. It’s an adorable choice for anyone who loves science and appreciates cute, handmade gifts. It comes with two pieces, a beaker and a flame, that you can buy together or separately. The price varies depending on whether or not you want both pieces or just one of the two.
This shot glass set is another fantastic option in the realm of drinking. This periodic tableware features four different beaker shot glasses in two different sizes. It is a clever way to show off your love for the sciences while enjoying your evening drink. Two of the glasses are meant to resemble Erlenmeyer flasks, and the other two are small beaker-shaped glasses.
This clever silver keychain is perfect for any science lover. It includes a pull-on closure, a small charm of a microscope, and a larger charm that says “Eat, Sleep, Research, Repeat.” It’s a great mantra sure to resonate with science lovers of all ages and professions. It also comes in a velvet bag, ready to present to the scientist in your life, adding to the experience.
This item is a slightly more expensive gift for a scientist that comes with a 14-piece chemistry spice rack set. The set is made of stainless steel and metal and measures 5 in by 10 in by 16 in. Each item is of the highest quality. It comes with nine test tubes for spices, three Erlenmeyer flasks for sugar, salt, and pepper, and one larger Erlenmeyer flask for oil. Each flask also comes with a rubber stopper to keep everything secure.
This wine glass is another humorous gift for a scientist, man, or woman they’re sure to love. It’s a high-quality, large, stemless wine glass featuring an etched design. The glass reads, “Technically, alcohol is a solution,” accompanied by two bubbling test tubes. It’s a fun, cheeky gift for a birthday or holiday.
These earrings are another incredible choice for the scientist in your life. You’ll get a set of high-quality, zinc alloy microscope earrings that are perfect for any science lover.
They are small enough to blend in with everyday apparel, but they’ll also make you stand out from the crowd, demonstrating your love for science.
This cutting board is a super clever gift that is also very useful. With your order, you’ll get an engraved bamboo wood cutting board with a handle featuring the periodic table. Above the periodic table is the quote, “For Periodic Use Only,” adding to the humor of the gift. It measures 13″L x 9.5″W x 0.63″TH and is made of bamboo, so make sure you hand wash it only!
This beautiful blueprint of a microscope is another fantastic gift for a scientist. The print comes framed, and you can choose from one of 16 colors for the background. You can also choose from several sizes, including 8×10 in, 11×14 in, 12×16 in, and up to 24 by 36 in. Each of these is priced differently, so you can pick the option within your budget.
These inspiring and well-illustrated postcards feature 50 women from the world of science, each of whom changed the world in their own way. The cards feature people like Rachel Carson and Marie Curie and even some unsung heroes who you just have to know about! The cards are illustrated in a way that will make you want to hang each one on your wall so you can look at it every day.
Looking for a piece of wall decor for a scientist in your life? Well, this custom metal scientist sign is a great option. It’s perfect for those who love teaching science, learning, and exploring the world’s mysteries. It is also customizable, meaning you can add the name of the scientist in your life at the top and a date at the bottom. In the middle are a flask and a test tube.
This beautiful, unique calendar is a fun gift for the scientist in your life who also appreciates home decor items. It comes in white and black with either white or red details. It’s a modern-styled calendar that you’ll never have to replace. With three magnetic balls, one of which has a cotton thread, the device can indicate the day, month, and time. You just have to change the magnetic spheres to the correct date, and the calendar will work for years to come.
For scientists interested in space, this is a great option. It’s a small color-changing moonlight, perfect for a bedside table or a desk. It’s a 3D-printed item and has a super realistic moon face.
You can buy it in 4.8 in, 5.9 in, and 7.1 in, to suit your needs. It comes with a remote and touch control in addition to a wooden stand to make displaying the light easy. Plus, it’s so stylish and interesting that it will fit right into anyone’s home decor.
This chemistry blanket is another cozy gift for a student scientist or professional scientist in your life. It comes in one size, 60×50 in, and is made of polyester and wool. It’s lightweight, breathable, and super cozy. The blanket features a number of sayings and images related to various scientific professions. Many of these are clever and meant to be uplifting and humorous, such as “Chemistry is Like Cooking– Just Don’t Lick the Spoon.”
This small, multi-use bag is another perfect gift for a scientist. At 10 in by 6.7 in, it’s great for carrying makeup, pins and pencils, travel supplies, and much more. Plus, it’s very well-made, and the print is double-sided. The bag is very soft but also made of durable material that will hold up over time.
This very affordable home wall decor sign is a funny gift option. It is made of tin and is 11.8×7.8 in. It comes ready to hang with four small holes in the corner and features a bubbling test tube with the phrase “Mad scientist at work” below it. Plus, at less than $5, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better deal. You may even want to combine this gift with another on the list and present your loved one with a bundle of science-related items.
Looking for a gift to please scientists and coffee lovers alike? This glass coffee cup, etched with coffee chemistry molecules, is the perfect gift for someone who loves to nerd out about caffeinated beverages. It has a 16 oz capacity and is made of clear glass. It’s also 100% lead-free and the perfect size for most coffee makers, so the scientist in your life can use it for years to come and perhaps even on a daily basis!
This is a truly unique gift that is perfect for any scientist with a sense of humor. You can get a custom bobblehead with your loved one’s likeness in a lab coat and a test tube for under $100. They come in three sizes: 6”, 7”, and 8”. This gift will get a laugh out of your loved one and quickly become a topic of conversation if they put it on their desk at work. Before long, all their colleagues are going to want one!
This beautiful gift is a one-of-a-kind find. It’s a handmade Erlenmeyer flask lamp. You can choose the cord color, from black and white zig zag to solid black, along with the switch type.
The flask holds a lightbulb and rests on a 5” x 2” square walnut base crafted to resemble a hot plate. Inside the flash is a 40-watt spiral-filament Edison-style incandescent bulb. While pricier than other items on this list, it’s gorgeous. Plus, the lightbulb is easily replaceable.
This clever stainless steel keychain is another cute, affordably-priced option for a gift for an upcoming holiday. It’s a small, lead-free, nickel-free, and hypoallergenic keychain. It won’t rust or tarnish over time. The keychain features the phrase “I may be nerdy but only periodically,” with the letters “N,” “Er,” and “Dy” boxed off to resemble three elements on the periodic table.
This item is another high-quality gift item you might be interested in. It’s an adorable drink tumbler with markings and the general shape of a beaker. It’s the perfect gift for any scientist, including teachers, graduates, and students who love to have their drink with them while they go to work or school. It’s very popular with iced coffee drinkers!
This set of twelve blueprint posters is another incredible, multi-part gift for scientists. For less than $15, this set of 12 prints is a fantastic deal. These posters feature images of several scientific equipment pieces, like scales, test tubes, beakers, and more. There should be something that hits home for the scientists in your life. Plus, the images are well-illustrated and printed to a high quality, so even the more obscure pieces look great.
This item is a vintage reproduction of an MLS poster featuring an illustration and description written in the background. You can get it as a poster or a canvas print if you want to upscale your gift. This poster comes on heavy-weight paper. If you choose the canvas option, it will come on fade-resistant, hand-stretched canvas. That would certainly upscale your gift, making it all the more memorable.
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