Searching for Christmas Presents?

Searching for Christmas Presents?


It is that time of the year again: The festive season is upon us. If you are still searching for the perfect present for the science fans among your friends, family, or colleagues, we can help: and Wiley/Wiley-VCH Editors recommend a range of science-themed presents below.

If you have already found the perfect gift you can add your own suggestions in the comment section below or let us know via email.



Games & Toys

Lab Wars

Build up your lab and sabotage your competitors in this science-themed card game.

Matteo Cavalleri, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry

Lego Scientist

It would be an honor to have her join your lab – or toy collection.

Matteo Cavalleri, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry

Kerbal Space Program

Build your own virtual rocket ship and help the Kerbals get into space in this video game.

Catharina Goedecke,



Health & Science

DNA Test Kit

Explore your ancestry and your genetics with this test.

Anar Murphy, Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Stardust Periodic Table of the Elements

This periodic table of the elements contains real chemical element samples.

Xin Su, Advanced Materials



Jewellery & Apparel

Wi-Fi Detector Shirt

This t-shirt has a built-in Wi-Fi signal detector.

Xin Su, Advanced Materials

Miniature Landscape Rings

Art and materials combine to create stunning miniature landscapes within these wood and resin rings.

David Peralta, ChemMedChem

Ethanol T-Shirt

This funny shirt pictures alcohol as seen by a drunk chemist.

Andrei Dragan, Chemistry – An Asian Journal



Home & Decor

Periodic Throw Pillow

A periodic table makes this pillow both useful and comfy.

Marion Fricke,

Nuclear Glow Soap

This assortment of radioactive element soaps glows in the dark.

Anar Murphy, Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Periodic Table Shower Curtain

This official shower curtain from the TV series “The Big Bang Theory” shows your love for chemistry.

Mario Müller, Angewandte Chemie

“Oh Chemist-Tree” Ceramic Ornament

Bring some science spirit to your holidays with this tree ornament.

Marion Fricke,

“Overreacting Flask” Pillow Case

Decorate your home with this funny chemistry pillow case.

Anar Murphy, Biotechnology and Bioengineering



Cooking & Dining

Brain Specimen Coasters

These ten glass coasters can make your dinner a more cerebral affair.

Matteo Cavalleri, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry

Periodic Table Cutting Board

This glass cutting board makes a great gift for chemists.

Vera Köster,




Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control

This gesture-based programmable remote is a replica of Doctor Who’s iconic tool.

David Bradley,

Modular Clocks

These clocks use old vacuum fluorescent display tubes and come as do-it-yourself kits.

Xin Su, Advanced Materials

Star Trek Communicator

This Star Trek-inspired bluetooth communicator works with your phone.

David Bradley,




The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus: The Mathematics of Christmas

This book is a festive look at mathematics.

Matteo Cavalleri, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry

Cooking for Geeks

Understand the science behind cooking with this book.

Anne Deveson, ChemistrySelect

Thing Explainer

Thing Explainer describes complicated stuff using only drawings and a vocabulary of the 1,000 most common words.

Kim Meyer, Angewandte Chemie

The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True

This introduction to science explains how we find answers to questions about nature.

Anne Deveson, ChemistrySelect

Reproducibility: Principles, Problems, Practices, and Prospects

This book is a must-read for all scientists.

Matteo Cavalleri, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry



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