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Volume 89 Issue 49 | p. 48 | Newscripts
Issue Date: December 5, 2011

Holiday Gift Ideas

Department: Newscripts
Keywords: holiday, gift, present
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▶ The elements are the building blocks of matter, so naturally the folks at ThinkGeek thought they’d make great wooden building blocks, too ($39.99). This set of 20 colorfully painted building blocks features all the elements of the periodic table. Perfect for any little scientist-in-training.
Credit: Think Geek
Periodic table blocks
 
▶ The elements are the building blocks of matter, so naturally the folks at ThinkGeek thought they’d make great wooden building blocks, too ($39.99). This set of 20 colorfully painted building blocks features all the elements of the periodic table. Perfect for any little scientist-in-training.
Credit: Think Geek
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We know it’s hard for some chemists to tear themselves away from science even for a moment to take a shower. Now, thanks to this bar of periodic table soap ($9.99) from twoeggplants’ shop at Etsy.com, these folks can get clean while brushing up on periodic trends.
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Periodic table soap
 
We know it’s hard for some chemists to tear themselves away from science even for a moment to take a shower. Now, thanks to this bar of periodic table soap ($9.99) from twoeggplants’ shop at Etsy.com, these folks can get clean while brushing up on periodic trends.
Credit: twoeggplants
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▶ Just because the chemist in your life usually sports a lab coat doesn’t mean you can’t dress him up now and then. Let him feel more comfortable in those French cuffs with these chemistry-set cuff links ($25) from MisterManatee’s store at Etsy.com.
Credit: MisterManatee
cufflinks with chestry glassware design
 
▶ Just because the chemist in your life usually sports a lab coat doesn’t mean you can’t dress him up now and then. Let him feel more comfortable in those French cuffs with these chemistry-set cuff links ($25) from MisterManatee’s store at Etsy.com.
Credit: MisterManatee
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▲ No one eats sugarplums anymore. So while your children are nestled, all snug in their beds, wouldn’t you rather have visions of photosynthesis dancing in their heads? If so, read to your little scientist-to-be “Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life,” by writer and illustrator Molly Bang and Massachusetts Institute of Technology biology professor Penny Chisholm (list price $16.99, although we found it for less online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble).
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Cover of “Living Sunlight”
 
▲ No one eats sugarplums anymore. So while your children are nestled, all snug in their beds, wouldn’t you rather have visions of photosynthesis dancing in their heads? If so, read to your little scientist-to-be “Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life,” by writer and illustrator Molly Bang and Massachusetts Institute of Technology biology professor Penny Chisholm (list price $16.99, although we found it for less online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble).
Credit: Blue Sky Press
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▼ The Newscripts gang can’t think of a cuter way to keep grant proposals and journal article printouts from being swept away than this adorable amigurumi frothing-flask paperweight ($18) from Etsy.com’s ButterflyLove1 shop. Creator Dawn Finney says she can customize the “liquid” to be any color or any height.
Credit: ButterflyLove1
In the shape of an erlimyer flask
 
▼ The Newscripts gang can’t think of a cuter way to keep grant proposals and journal article printouts from being swept away than this adorable amigurumi frothing-flask paperweight ($18) from Etsy.com’s ButterflyLove1 shop. Creator Dawn Finney says she can customize the “liquid” to be any color or any height.
Credit: ButterflyLove1

If you’re looking to bring a little chemistry to your loved ones this holiday season, the Newscripts gang is here to help. We’ve sifted through a multitude of Internet offerings to find the perfect gift for the chemistry lover in your life. What follows are a few of our favorites. Visit the Newscripts blog (cenblog.org/newscripts) for our complete holiday gift guide.

 
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