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Holiday gift ideas

What to get the chemistry lover in your life

by Bethany Halford
November 21, 2017 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 95, ISSUE 47

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

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Comments
sal fuerstenberg (November 22, 2017 11:25 AM)
What delightful ideas! Great curation.
Cecilia Wisniewski (November 22, 2017 12:54 PM)
Bethany,
What great Chem Christmas gift ideas!! Thank you!
A. Anderson (November 22, 2017 4:41 PM)
Nice gifts...But what would I give for a Gilbert Chemistry set!
Jane (November 26, 2017 10:09 AM)
I love chemistry gifts! I give them to my brother- also a chemist & the only other person I know who will ALWAYS appreciate them.

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