2011 Holiday Gift Guide

Like Santa's pack of geeky elves - the ones who wear safety goggles at the back of the workshop - the Newscripts gang has been hard at work looking for the best gifts to give the chemistry lovers in your life. We've scoured the Internet (over 1500 items come up when you search for "chemistry" at Etsy) to find great gifts for this holiday season. You can also check out our 2010, 2009, and 2008 gift guides for even more super stuff. Did we miss something great? Put it in the comments.  

Author: Bethany Halford

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  1. The Think Geek blocks are listed OK for kids without a lot of documentation that they are, re ink/heavy metal issues.

    Uncle Goose element blocks, however, are somewhat lower priced and they check their ink for heavy metals (if you care about that sort of thing., e.g. if you’re buying for a kid) http://www.unclegoose.com/products/elemental-blocks/

    The blocks they have are great and American-made, too.

  2. Thanks for the tip, CJ. Those Uncle Goose blocks are pretty nifty.

  3. That periodic table soap cracks me up, going to get it for my chemist dad, haha! Never seen that before. Geek gift for sure.

    My kids can’t stop playing with a new thing I got, Microlites. Tiny LED lights that pop up to turn on, the kids have them stuck to the bed when scared of dark or when we lost power. Anyways, I would add it to the list. Microlites, I haven’t seen them in stores yet, but got them online http://www.microlitetech.com. Perfect stocking stuffer for budget shoppers like me..

  4. I like! I know tons of “science geek” and used to be one myself. Now I’m just a “techie geek” 🙂 I’ve seen tons of tech gift guides on SkinnyScoop but no science ones..there should definitely be a science one created > http://www.skinnyscoop.com/category/gifts