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Unique Gift Ideas for Environmental Science Majors

Looking for the perfect gifts for environmental science majors? For these The Earth Warriors, we have researched and come up with ideas that will appeal to them.

Earth desperately needs those who will work on all the troubles she is facing. Floods, tsunamis, tornadoes, earthquakes. All better known under one familiar term – climate change. Those who chose a career path centered around Earth and its system are the ones who have that power and knowledge. The environmental science majors are one of the Earth warriors, dedicated to studying it and coming up with the solutions. 

If you are close to one of them, you probably hear a lot about alternative energy, pollution control or natural resources management. They are dedicated and passionate about the Earth and the ongoing climate change movement, but that is why you love them. They study hard, they spend countless hours behind their papers trying to understand the Earth processes, and you believe that environment science majors need a gift reward for their environmental fight.

Among these 17 unique gift ideas, find the one to show appreciation for your favorite environmental science major.

Great Gifts for Environmental Science Majors

Climate Change Mug
Who wouldn’t love a little bit of magic? What do you say about heat changing mugs then? Sounds awesome? But it isn’t magic. It is all science. This mug represents all that most of humanity is trying to avoid seeing, but your environmental major is probably deeply concerned about. Climate change. By pouring the liquid in it, the mug will show not such magic effects of global warming. While her message is a reminder of an alarming reality, this mug still makes for a meaningful and original gift.
Levitating Plant Pot
Environmental majors spend a lot of time in a lab or on fieldwork. Considering how specific and unique their subject is, they will be thrilled to get more than just a gift. They want a refined experience that stands out. Finding a gift like that might sound challenging, but this magnetic bonsai that defies gravity checks all the boxes. The plant pot is levitating and while it looks like a perfect illusion, your environmental major will be pleased to explain to you its mechanism.
Closed Aquatic Ecosystem
Choosing a gift meant for the interior decor can seem too obvious, but if you are close to an environmental major, the odds are big you also don’t have a simple taste. You enjoy the quest for an intelligent and unique present. What about an item using NASA’s technology? This ecosphere pod looks like a product of a distant future or an object used in a sci-fi movie set in a spaceship. A world within, hidden in a synthesis of art and science, it has to be an ideal gift for your beloved environmental major.
Solar Power Bank
Scientists appreciate practical things, actions rather than speech, and the most important - saving energy. If you have one in your life, you are aware of how much he cares about energy consumption and the well-being of our planet. Therefore, if you want to surprise him with a useful and thoughtful gift, make his values define the present. A solar, portable charger will show how much you appreciate those values, thus, having one will mean a lot during the fieldwork or any outdoor activity. With this, he gets to protect the energy consumption, but also himself. Even in the worst-case scenarios such as a global electricity outage.
National Audubon Society Field Guide
Although they love the practical work, scientists also spend a lot of time researching and reading a variety of literature. With well-developed reading habits, a new book will always be a good addition to their library. Surprise the one you care about with a Field guide to mushrooms of North America with a detailed description for each species. Awake his zest for exploring and prepare him for the expedition. A book is good for any occasion - passing a hard exam, graduating or getting the first job, and this one was made for any environmental enthusiast.
Peterson Field Guide to Birds
Clearly, a good adventure starts with good preparation. While your favorite scientist might know a lot about nature, he doesn’t know everything. Make sure he starts the voyage ready and knowledgeable about the smallest detail. A Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America will come handy during the exploration thanks to its illustrated identification system. Whether your beloved is passionate about birds or just likes to be informed, this guide will help him get the full picture of the world he studies.
Life Cycle Acrylic Block
Studying environmental science can involve a lot of fieldwork focused on various elements and one of them might be delving into a spectrum of habitats. If you are looking for a gift for an environmental major, your present should reflect one of the aspects of his work. In a way, their work is dedicated to life - whether of Earth or an ecosystem. That is why the life cycle of a frog acrylic block is a good idea. It is a place for writing notes, inventions and ideas, all held inside of representation of life’s development.
Glow in the Dark Mushroom
Nature can be a source of ideas, discoveries, and energy. It is also a place where you can find a gift inspiration. Being nature-inspired makes it a matching present for an environmental major who spends so many hours analyzing it. But if you want to take it further, you need a gift that will light a spark in his curious brain. Call for an eccentric gift, and the mushroom plugs will glowingly appear. That’s right - they glow. In the dark. They are a unique way to break the routine during the exam days and to cheer up your friend or a loved one.
DNA Tree of Life T-Shirt
Each scientist has that nerdy side that sometimes shows in his style or the number of books he is secretly harboring and reading every night. You probably know one like that and you are thinking what kind of a gift would let that inner nerd step out. The tree of life enveloped in a DNA t-shirt is contemporary, peculiar and each tread is sewed for those keen on science. Show your beloved friend or a partner how well you know him with this t-shirt that sends scientific vibes and displays the bookish and intellectual personality.
Ecosystems of the World Jigsaw Puzzle
While most people work hard, but also play hard, environmental majors usually consider their work as playing too. They enjoy the chase for new information and coming up with new approaches to help the Earth breathe free again. A gift that lets them play and learn altogether will be the one that will captivate their attention. And you want nothing less for the one you care about. The planet Earth puzzle with 500 pieces will keep him completing the puzzle while being reminded of the world’s marvelous ecosystems.
The Invention of Nature
Books are always the answer. Whatever the occasion is, by giving a book to someone, you are giving him the world. For an environmental major, a book centered around the world of nature will feel like re-exploring what he is so passionate about. Although the chances are high that he is already familiar with the work of Alexander von Humboldt and Andrea Wulf, a classic like this is an idea that can turn into a stunning gift compatible with every nature lover.
Ocean Bracelet
A pursuit for a compelling gift for an environmental major has to end with two goals accomplished - meaningfulness and a message. Their work is aimed at solving the world’s most burning issues and at protecting what the Earth gave us. End the pursuit with a gift that both sends the message and holds the meaning. A simple yet substantial bracelet made of recycled material whose purchase will help the removal of trash from the oceans. It is an ideal gift for the period of demanding exams, graduation or anniversary.
AeroGarden Harvest Elite
Those who dedicate a lot of their time to make our environment more habitable might don’t have enough time left for their own. Maybe you know well one like that - diligent, studious, and always on the move. But can’t even keep a plant alive. It is very clear, he needs one that will survive even when he is stuck for hours in the lab. AeroGarden plant with a futuristic appearance is at no risk of immediately dying if on her own. This tech-fueled plant has a vacation mode that lets her grow without human help, which makes her a perfect gift for your busy scientist.
The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs
Earth is full of tricks and secrets. Those who study science are probably aware of most of them, but make sure that your environmental major remembers how to decipher all the nature’s signs. The navigator Tristan Gooley will lead him on the path of re-discovery and learning, revealing the mysteries behind the stars, moon, sun, plants. With this natural navigation book, you will remind your friend, a child or a partner the worth behind the struggles of studying the environment.
Mountains Nature Necklace
Nature lovers get lost exploring, embarking countless adventures, and discovering amazing stories under a simple rock or behind the shiniest star. For those who study the environment, it is more than just passion. It is a way of life, and a gift that will incorporate that in their style will light up a smile on their faces. Gift a smile to the environmental major close to your heart with this mountain range necklace. Add a special spark to her style and surprise her with jewelry she will bring on every journey.
Lab Girl
A journal Cell Stem Cell has shown that women are taking over science as they make more than half of students, assistants, and professors in the academic world. If your friend, a daughter or girlfriend is one of them, a national bestseller Lab Girl is the gift that will fuel her motivation and passion towards her major. Through her storytelling, Hope Jahren shows what drives a scientist while also making the readers feel like one.
Gift Wrap That Grows
Environmental scientists fight to keep all life on Earth blossoming and growing. Through their studies, effort, techniques, and passion, they are the real warriors' worth of appreciation. What is a gift good enough for someone doing what most of us don’t? Flower seeds kept in a gift wrapper that grows when planted carries the inspiration and strength, the essentials in the battle for the environment. This gift doesn’t need a reason, make a day worth remembering for your loved one just because.