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Holiday Gift Ideas

by Bethany Halford
November 30, 2015 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 93, ISSUE 47

Whether you deck your halls with boughs of holly or poster presentations from scientific meetings, ’tis the season to gather gifts for the chemistry lovers in your life. So follow the Newscripts gang in merry measure, while we tell of geek-gift treasure.

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Little scientists can imagine what it might be like to find water on the moon with Uncle Goose’s Odd Galaxy Cosmo Kid. Expand the $29 stackable block set’s universe with the Odd Galaxy Moon Rover for $59 and the Odd Galaxy Lunar Rocket for $89.
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Little scientists can imagine what it might be like to find water on the moon with Uncle Goose’s Odd Galaxy Cosmo Kid. Expand the $29 stackable block set’s universe with the Odd Galaxy Moon Rover for $59 and the Odd Galaxy Lunar Rocket for $89.
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With this wooden periodic table clock on the lab wall, your chemist will know it’s time to head home when the small hand hits boron (or maybe oxygen, depending on her supervisor). The timepiece costs $45 from Uncommon Goods.
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With this wooden periodic table clock on the lab wall, your chemist will know it’s time to head home when the small hand hits boron (or maybe oxygen, depending on her supervisor). The timepiece costs $45 from Uncommon Goods.
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Available in a range of colors and sizes, it starts at $7.00 from the PatentPrints shop on Etsy.
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Available in a range of colors and sizes, it starts at $7.00 from the PatentPrints shop on Etsy.
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The Newscripts gang is completely charmed by this clever chemistry t-shirt, titled “Introduction to Molecular Bonding,” which shows ethanol’s atoms engaged in a toast. Available in men’s and women’s sizes, it’s $25 from Threadless.
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The Newscripts gang is completely charmed by this clever chemistry t-shirt, titled “Introduction to Molecular Bonding,” which shows ethanol’s atoms engaged in a toast. Available in men’s and women’s sizes, it’s $25 from Threadless.
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Chemists are renowned for their cookery, and now they can let folks know dinner is on the table—the periodic table—with this laser engraved Pyrex baking dish. The cookware costs $35 from the GoneGirly shop at Etsy. A red lid is included, and the shop will custom-engrave it for an extra $9.50.
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What better way to cuddle up with the chemist you love than under a chemistry-themed quilt? Created by chemistry enthusiast and computer whiz Theodore Gray (theodoregray.com), they’re available as periodic table quilts or molecule quilts. Pricing depends on size and complexity, but a small quilt will set you back about $200. For $375, Gray will even make a quilt with a custom molecule. He recommends placing orders early.
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What better way to cuddle up with the chemist you love than under a chemistry-themed quilt? Created by chemistry enthusiast and computer whiz Theodore Gray (theodoregray.com), they’re available as periodic table quilts or molecule quilts. Pricing depends on size and complexity, but a small quilt will set you back about $200. For $375, Gray will even make a quilt with a custom molecule. He recommends placing orders early.
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Scientists can plan their experiments in style with the Nerd Journal. The hardcover blank book features lined pages and graph paper peppered with scientific facts and jokes by authors Julie Huffman and Jenavieve Brown. It’s $11 from booksellers Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
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Scientists can plan their experiments in style with the Nerd Journal. The hardcover blank book features lined pages and graph paper peppered with scientific facts and jokes by authors Julie Huffman and Jenavieve Brown. It’s $11 from booksellers Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

 

 

Bethany Halford wrote this week’s column. Please send comments and suggestions to newscripts@acs.org.


 
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