The crew here at C&ENtral Science has once again assembled some recommendations to help your shopping this holiday season. Many of our suggestions from last year’s guide are still available as well. (Complete guide available after the jump.)
A search for “chemistry” on Etsy.com turns up all sorts of unique items from a Dewar flask stein to a chemistry book handbag to crocheted christmas methane molecules. But three shops have lots of great chemical gifts. Anandi’s Laboratory has cool themed glass magnet sets (Coffee & Dessert, Elements of Poison, Organically Spicy, etc.) and glass pendants. Gibberish specializes in nifty periodic-table-inspired gifts, including this holiday card and necklace set. And although perennial favorite Made with Molecules just sold out of this year’s ornament, zingerone (ginger), you can still find lovely necklaces, earrings, and even phone charms there.
Think Geek is another treasure trove of chemistry-related gifts. Behold:
Who could resist an Albert Einstein action figure?
Green chemists and stationary fans alike might appreciate receiving or sending Sheep Poo Paper Christmas cards.
For the brewers in your life, you can opt for a beer-making kit:
And for the nonalcoholic brewers in your life, there’s the brew your own root beer kit:
And this concludes this year’s edition of the gift guide. Feel free to leave your own gift ideas in the comments.