It may seem like it’s difficult to find gifts for chemical engineers, but look at it from the bright side – you can pull out some creative and unique ideas no one else will pursue. Okay, there are always some other more ”generic” types of gifts you can purchase for special occasions like their birthdays, but picture a surprised and a happy face of a chemical engineer after seeing gift related to their work area.
Surprise is even bigger if you are a person who has no clue about what Erlenmeyer flasks are or you believe ferrofluid is something barista puts in cocktails.
So, let’s go make you a star of the party with our new list of gift ideas for chemical engineers!
Chemistry Spice Rack Set
This chemist spice rack set is an excellent choice when you want to surprise your chemical engineer with something unique and fun! It contains test tubes, Erlenmeyer flasks and a carrying tray that holds them all together. For most of us, people who know nothing about chemistry, it's just a bunch of regular kitchen tools. On the other hand, a chemical engineer will definitely be like a kid on Christmas morning after getting this!
Looking for a perfect practical birthday gift? No chemical engineer or a student who has practical tasks in that area will say no to a new, fresh and top quality lab coat. They probably shared some lab stories with you, which is why you are familiar with the problem of keeping their work uniform clean and, in some cases, whole.
In other words, working in a lab often leaves filthy stains or burned parts so the new coat they will wear in some upcoming lab adventures is always more than welcome!
Wear This Shirt Periodically
Don't you think chemical engineering sounds like a pretty serious area? Well, in that case, a good joke and a little bit of laughter will definitely come in hand! This hilarious top quality T-shirt says 'I wear this shirt periodically'. Hey, the more your engineer wears it, the faster you and the rest of the chemistry noobs will memorize the table!
Galileo Thermometer and Barometer Set
Do you remember your chemistry classes from high school? I know, neither do we. But, a cylindrical thermometer and barometer set inspired by Galileo's instruments seem to be something every chemical engineer wants. Apparently, they even find it fun, so now you definitely know what to get them!
I Think You're Overreacting Mug
Let's go back to those simple gifts that even we, people who had a D in Chemistry, understand! Here we have a lovely and funny 'you're overreacting' mug that will brighten up every chemical engineer's morning coffee. What a cute, charming present for your favorite nerd, don't you think?
Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, 9th Edition
If they mastered chemical engineering, reading is probably one of the things on their love-to-do list! This handbook offers plenty of useful information, data, and comprehensive insights as well as the latest technology advances, reactor modeling, and biochemical processes. Wow, are you losing it already? Let's make it simpler - they will appreciate this book that covers every aspect of chemical engineering!
Serotonin, Dopamine and Acetylcholine Necklace
Jewelry is always a unique and special present. On the other hand, science jewelry is a whole new level of creativity! Dopamine, serotonin, acetylcholine, neurotransmitter brain molecule...
We are not going to pretend we understand all that, but I am sure every chemical engineer does! Just kidding, dopamine, serotonin, and acetylcholine are responsible for our happiness. So, who out of your circles is getting this beautiful and inspirational piece of happiness?
Chemical Symbols Clock
Okay, now stop for a second and try to remember when's the last time you gave someone a wall clock? It's funny how we keep searching for some cool ideas, while at the same time we don't see them in some regular home stuff that can be represented in a pretty cool way.
This unique and incredible wall clock with chemical symbols is an excellent example of that. Perhaps you have some chemistry geek who would like to remind his friends of a fun side of science?
Engineer Heat Sensitive Mug
A mug always comes as one of those universally good and casual presents we all like to get for our birthday from time to time. Whether you are a coffee or a tea person, it's always a thrill to drink your favorite beverage from a unique and appealing mug. It's even better when it's meant for you only, right?
Well, my friend, that's exactly why you can never be wrong by choosing some special or personalized model for your beloved ones! How about this nerdy mug for your favorite chemical engineer?
Caffeine Beaker Mug
Here's another mug everyone who is into chemistry science will strongly appreciate! After all, I guess one can never have enough of those, right? Luckily, we have so many mugs on our list we can easily fill an entire collection of some chemical engineer's birthday gifts. So, which one do you like the best?
Ferrofluid in a Bottle
Hey, how about this unique and cool ferrofluid in a bottle? Ferrofluid is actually a magnetic liquid created by NASA. It's a prototype rocket fuel that can be fed into rocket engines using magnets in zero gravity. In other words, it gets magnetized when the magnetic field is present and then it forms big spikes or some other organic shapes. We weren't sure what all this means in theory, but after seeing it we can definitely tell this magnetic liquid is a really cool ''toy'', even for non-scientists!
Homebrew Starter Kit
We know that chemical engineers always like to produce something on their own. In the manner of that, our list is also enriched by this cool starter kit that makes brewing simple and fun! It's an all-inclusive package which means you don't need to look for additional parts or needed ingredients any further. The set also contains detailed instructions in homebrewing, which definitely guarantees the best results.
P.S. As soon as your engineer starts producing his beer, make sure to be the first one to apply for a lab rat role!
Molecular Gastronomy Starter Kit
Well, isn't chemical engineering all about producing something new anyway? In that case, why wouldn't you consider purchasing some cuisine r-evolution set as well? We are sure you have some foodie friends who would like to play with something like this!
The fun set contains all your chemical engineer needs to pursue a cooking revolution he may dream about: measuring spoon, plastic syringe, pipettes, agar-agar sachet, etc. Pretty soon you can expect a call for the most diverse dinner you've ever had!
P.S. Don't worry, there is molecular mixology set as well which means nothing but this – some cocktails are on the way!
The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
Here's something your favorite chemical engineer can completely immerse into – the Periodic Table. This amazing book is largely a memoir of all those years of Primo Levi's life before and after he was transported from his native Italy to Auschwitz. He was a Jew and an anti-fascist partisan which, unfortunately but expectedly, determined his destiny during Wolrd War II. On the other hand, he also happened to be a student and a young chemist who did lots of investigations into the nature of the material world.
The Periodic Table is a title that will be quite appealing for people who are into science, but we believe any true bookworm will genuinely appreciate this beautiful and inspiring story.
Organic Chemistry Model Kit
Is your friend a teacher that perhaps wants to show chemistry as something fun? Maybe it's a chemistry student who would appreciate some amusing gift that will help him memorize certain things related to chemistry?
Either way, you certainly won't be wrong after this purchase, since you are getting The Old Nobby Molecular Kit in a lovely presentation box and a quite useful learning guide. This set will help identify and differentiate all atoms and connectors.
The kit is basically designed for both beginners and chemistry students and it helps them learn cyclic compounds, organic structures, and stereoisomerism. Hey, did we see the word 'beginners' here? Well, that means it's still not too late for us either!
Chemistry Shot Glasses
Stressful day at work? Maybe even a day where everything somehow went wrong? No worries, we are sure this set of chemistry shot glasses are going to make things better! Well, at least, liquid you decide to pour into them! And, you know what else? Finally a gift for your chemical engineer where you can equally participate!
Chemistry Science Necktie
How about some fashion accessories for men? We certainly haven't had that type of gift on our list for a long time! This lovely tie shows the periodic table with real elements and atomic numbers. It also depicts plenty of scientific instruments which makes it even more cool and unique.
Don't think there won't be a gift for ladies that are chemical engineers on our list as well! This stunning comfortable dress is certainly a unique gift no one thought of getting for her before, so you are definitely getting some extra points for creativity there!
Here we have another cool gift specifically intended for him, by guys like him – a pheromone cologne that contains a special formula to attract ladies and make a player from him! The guys from the lab have made cologne that will make any man simply irresistible to women.
Bulb Vase Planter
One of the indispensable things in every lab is a bulb vase. This awesome planter comes as a great gift for all chemists and nature-lover minds out there.
Spiral DNA Bracelet
It seemed like the list is going to be endless, right? Well, everything comes to an end at one point. Or, at least everything besides this infinity bracelet! Yes, we are truly happy to seal our list with another beautiful piece of scientific jewelry. We hope you enjoyed our propositions and that you find a perfect gift for your favorite chemical engineer!