We all know how some scientist can go about things in the world, they just about go nitpicking every little thing that they get their eyes on. Scientist job is, after all, to question everything and take nothing for granted. On the other hand, they are resourceful people full of knowledge about some fascinating topics in the world. They can be a challenging bunch, especially if one of them has a birthday or some other special occasion coming up!
Biochemistry is a mixture of two sciences, biology and chemistry, thus it comes as no surprise that people of this profession can be quite hard to please when it comes to gift picking. Fear not, we have put together a list of gifts that the biochemist in your life will adore.
Molecule Wall Clock
If your biochemist is into interior decor, this wall watch will perfectly fit into any room in their space. It has been proven that many intelligent people have trouble with waking up and being late so this watch will at least help them know how exactly late they are. On the other hand, in accordance to where they decide to place it, this watch that you bought for them could be the first thing they see in the morning.
Caffeine Beaker Mug
Who doesn’t like coffee? Biochemists work long hours, especially in laboratories that do research. Many of them are still in school trying to advance their degrees. This mug is a perfect gift for a coffee lover in them and a perfect item to remind them of their love for science at home. I do not however, recommend it for use in a lab, it is so well made, it can easily be mistaken for a lab dish during sleepless nights.
Beaker Wine Glass
I believe we all have a person in our lives who is a fan of wine, a person who just doesn’t seem to go without a glass of it at the end of the day to unwind from stressful chores or a bad work place. From an experience, wine is very welcome with a dim light and a good book. If I have just described a biochemist that you know, look no further, this glass is a perfect gift to get.
Biochemistry Major Student Gift PopSockets Grip
Many biochemistry students love to brag about their major because it is hard and it is cool. Sometimes other people don’t understand how hard it is to go into any science major. Many people nowadays have a phone that is too large for their hand and these pop sockets are a perfect small gift that anyone can take anywhere and always be reminded of you. Also, the first one doubles as an explanation of what biochemistry students go through, while the second one contains a genetic code table that is essential in any biological laboratory.
Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA
You could never go wrong with a good book. This one describes the use of modern technology and biological principles that help us discover more about our evolutionary past. It tells us what lies within our DNA and how it was defined as a double stranded helix that we know today. Anyone would like snuggling up with this kind of book after a long day, and I trust that this would make one biochemist very happy. It is always refreshing to read about complicated scientific principles in not so complicated language and to be reminded of how fascinating their profession really is.
You know how Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysicist) always has a tie with planets and stars on it to show off how proud he is of his job. In many TV shows, the characters that are most fun always have something unique about their outfits. If you know a biochemist like this, this tie decorated with tiny DNA molecules is as it also doubles as a conversation starter at posh parties or a pop of color for that special occasion.
If you are going more for a jewelry kind of gift, we are recommending this bracelet. Necklaces are not so great. You see, DNA is a super coiled string that just likes to pluck every hair out of your head if in a form of necklace. In a form of a bracelet, it is way more elegant and can be worn on a daily basis. It is also smooth and cannot rip their lab gloves. It is a perfect unisex gift for a biochemist.
The Drunken Botanist
Part of a biochemists job is to study the chemical composition of plants so some of them can be used in medicine, to make natural fertilizers, or just… to make booze. This book takes you on an adventure called cocktails and explains all those chemicals found in plants that make them tasty and fun. They could even invent their own unique drink and show off at the parties.
Anatomically Correct DNA Earrings
Earrings are a wonderful daily accessory that improves every outfit. Some biochemists don’t like having anything on their hands because they wash them way too often. However, when they tie their hair to start the hard work, these earrings in the shape of a DNA helix are sure to pop and get all kinds of compliments around the lab and biochemist that receives this gift will surely have to mention your name many times as a result.
Forget Lab Safety, I Want Super Powers Tee
This gift is for those biochemist who enjoy superhero movies and like to make fun of lab rules even though they follow them to the core. Everyone needs clothing and fun shirts like these are always welcome in the life of a biochemist. It is sure to make them smile every time they see it in the closet.
Leak Proof Fruit Infuser Water Bottle
One thing that has been shown effective at keeping people alert and error free during long hours is water flavored with fresh fruit. On another note, all biologists are very passionate about waste (as everyone should be) and a reusable water bottle that also has a compartment for fruit is sure to keep them hydrated and headache free during a long day. It will also keep our planet clean!
Biochemists who are constantly doing research are dealing with very large files that need to be transferred. There are also those situations when someone has just taken a fascinating high resolution picture of something under a microscope. This 128GB USB stick has a lot of space so they can always have enough space if needed. They are sure to thank you for this gift every time they realize that they have a high storage USB in hand because of you.
Peptide: A Protein Building Game
This game is a perfect gift for that child in them, or if your biochemist is a teacher they can use this to teach their children about the wonderous world of protein synthesis. I still haven't met a biochemist who doesn't need a visual reminder of protein synthesis now and then. It is strategic enough for adults to have fun with and they can impress their friends with their knowledge as well (we'll say impress, it's not nice to brag...).
Sloth Tea Infuser
Is your biochemist a tea drinker? Tea is healthy and offers a greater variety of flavors. Some people prefer their tea freshly dried and bought outside the teabags. This way they are reducing waste and making sure that the dose and the intensity of their tea is always to their liking. Biochemists love dosing things and preserving the environment so it is a no brainer not to get them one of these cute sloth-shaped tea holders.
Chemistry Spice Rack Set
Biochemists know a lot about which molecules comprise our food and which are healthy for our bodies as this is one of the main studies of biochemistry, they also know the appropriate dosages of spices for their home cooked meals. Biochemists have spent years studying all the metabolic processes inside our bodies so why make them spend a lot of time looking for appropriate containers for spices when you can get them this gift?!