Searching for Christmas Presents?

  • Author: ChemistryViews.org
  • Published: 01 December 2015
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
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It is that time of the year again: The holiday season is upon us. If you are still searching for the perfect present for the scientist in your life, your lab mates, or your favorite geek, we can help. ChemistryViews.org and Wiley/Wiley-VCH Editors recommend science-themed presents.


If you have already found the perfect stocking stuffer, you can add your own suggestion in the comment section below or let us know via email.

 

 

Games & Toys

The Big Bang Theory Lego Set

The "Big Bang Theory" Lego Set

This set combines everybody's favorite pop culture scientists with the popular construction toys.

Matteo Cavalleri, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry

Wooden Science Puzzles

Wooden Science Puzzles

These hardwood brainteasers will challenge your spatial reasoning and your patience, two important traits for every scientist.

Xin Su, Advanced Materials

Compounded

Compounded

This board game is all about making molecules and working in the lab – and a lot of fun.

Jenna Pope, Journal of Computational Chemistry

Snatoms

Snatoms

This magnetic molecular modeling kit is both toy and teaching tool. A great gift for chemistry teachers, or anyone who wants to have some fun building molecules.

David Peralta, ChemistryOpen

Nano Drone

Nano Drone

Have fun with technology with this tiny remote controlled quadcopter.

Xin Su, Advanced Materials

Valence: The Card Game

Valence: The Card Game

This card game allows players to combine atoms and build molecules. More importantly, proper chemical rules are followed, making this an excellent way to teach kids chemistry without them realizing it.

David Peralta, ChemistryOpen

Portal 2

Portal 2

This videogame will put your puzzle-solving skills to the test. Start thinking with portals as a test subject in the fictional Aperture Science Labs.

Catharina Goedecke, ChemistryViews.org

 

 

Cooking & Dining

Laboratory Beaker Mug

Laboratory Beaker Mug

Enjoy your morning jolt from a borosilicate glass beaker.

Anne Deveson, Chemistry – A European Journal

Chemist's Spice Rack

Chemist's Spice Rack

Add the feeling of your lab to your kitchen at home. The rack holds spices, sugar, and oil, and comes with periodic table-style labels.

Matteo Cavalleri, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry

Molecular Gastronomy Kit

Molecular Gastronomy Kit

This set contains everything you need to experiment with molecular gastronomy: instructions on DVD, pipettes, syringes, and food additives.

Anar Murphy, Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Planetary Plates

Planetary Plates

Perfect for parties of eight, these plates feature all planets in our solar system (not to scale). Sadly, Pluto is no longer invited.

Matteo Cavalleri, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry

Test Tube Shot Glasses

Test Tube Shot Glasses

Colored shot glasses and rack for your next science-themed party.

Eva E. Wille, VP and Executive Director, Chemistry, Wiley-VCH

Erlenmeyer Flask Spirit Decanter

Erlenmeyer Flask Spirit Decanter

This two liter flask with a glass stopper allows for experiments with ethanol in the comfort of your home.

Matteo Cavalleri, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry

Klein Bottle Opener

Klein Bottle Opener

A sturdy stainless steel bottle opener for math fans.

Xin Su, Advanced Materials

Test Tube Tea Infuser

Test Tube Tea Infuser

This glass extractor with a wooden handle adds a scientific (and stylish) touch to your afternoon tea time.

Claire Cobley, ChemNanoMat

 

 

Jewellery & Apparel

Serotonin Molecule Necklace

Serotonin Molecule Necklace

Carry happiness with you in the form of a neurotransmitter pendant.

Meghan Campbell, ChemBioChem

Human Ingredients T-Shirt

Human Ingredients T-Shirt

This shirt lists the most common elements in the human body by mass.

Cordula Buse, ChemBioEng Reviews

GeNiUS T-Shirt

"GeNiUS" T-Shirt

Let everybody know what a GeNiUS you are when it comes to the chemical elements.

Claire Cobley, ChemNanoMat

 

 

Home & Decor

Chemistry Time Wallclock

Chemistry Time Wallclock

Always be on time with this wall clock featuring the first twelve elements.

Marion Fricke, ChemistryViews.org

 

 

Books

The Martian

The Martian

The gripping castaway story of an astronaut stranded on the red planet. For him, science knowledge is the key to survival.

Matteo Cavalleri, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry

Pocket Guide to Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

Pocket Guide to Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

This handy book provides an introduction to the field and includes many helpful color illustrations.

Claudia Ley, Associate Commissioning Editor (Books), Wiley-VCH

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

Improve your culinary skills using science with this illustrated guide.

Matteo Cavalleri, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry

The Fat Duck Cookbook

The Fat Duck Cookbook

Scientist foodies will love this creative cookbook, which has sections dedicated to history, recipes, and the science behind the dishes.

David Peralta, ChemistryOpen

The Recombinant University

The Recombinant University

This book brings to life the origin story of biotechnology and recombinant DNA technology in the view of moral and capitalistic economies.

Vera Köster, ChemistryViews.org

 

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