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

Cytosis: A Cell Biology Game

This creative worker-placement board game has a biochemistry theme.

David Peralta, ChemMedChem

“Women of NASA” Lego Set

This set features female astronauts and scientists such as Nancy Grace Roman, Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride, and Mae Jemison.

Matteo Cavalleri, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry


Jewelry & Apparel

Erlenmeyer Flask Earrings

These silver-plated earrings are shaped like Erlenmeyer flasks.

Heiko Kuhn, Chemistry – An Asian Journal

Periodic Table T-Shirt

This T-shirt with a periodic table is available in a range of colors.

Anne Deveson, ChemistrySelect

“Oh, Chemist-Tree” Sweater

A periodic table in tree form makes this sweater festive.

Vera Köster,

Periodic Table Shoes

Always have a periodic table on you with these sneakers.

Heiko Kuhn, Chemistry – An Asian Journal


Cooking & Dining

Customizable ORCID iD Mug

Never confuse your cup with others’ with this mug featuring your unique digital identifier.

Theresa Kueckmann, Chemistry – An Asian Journal

Periodic Table Mug and Bowl

This breakfast set is decorated with periodic tables.

Anne Deveson, ChemistrySelect

Pour Over Coffee Maker

This drip coffee maker looks almost like lab equipment.

Nicole Harrington-Frost, Angewandte Chemie International Edition


Electronics & Stationery

Arduino Starter Kit

This kit is great for getting started on building electronics and coding.

Matteo Cavalleri, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry

Pi Pencil

This pencil is imprinted with the first 60 digits of pi.

Elisabeth von Roedern, Chemistry – A European Journal


Home & Decor

Dino Sphere

These handblown glass spheres contain living bioluminescent dinoflagellates that glow at night.

Claire Cobley, ChemNanoMat


Books & DVDs

Hidden Figures

This book tells the story of black female mathematicians at NASA.

Matteo Cavalleri, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

This book gives hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask.

Kim Meyer, Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Napoleon’s Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History

This book tells the stories of molecules that influenced the course of history.

Lisa Abel, ChemBioChem

Lab Girl

This autobiography gives an account of the trials and tribulations a young woman goes through on her way to become a scientist.

Sandra González Gallardo, ChemCatChem

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

This book about the future focuses on questions such as “Are designer babies inevitable?” and “Are we destined to become cyborgs?”.

Richard Threlfall, Wiley SSR

Cat Zero

This novel features a female researcher studying an obscure cat virus.

David Bradley,

The River of Consciousness

This collection of essays features pieces on evolution, creativity, memory, time, and consciousness.

Matteo Cavalleri, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry


This movie is an adaptation of a stage play about the meeting between Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg.

Lisa Abel, ChemBioChem


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