Engineers are so unique they are almost a magical unicorn you just aren’t quite sure what to do with when it comes to gift-giving. That’s OK though, with this list we have you and your super-smart loved one covered for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, or any other gift-giving occasion. Engineers are great at math and science and have inquisitive minds. Their analytical skills are something to be admired. These unique gifts will charm the socks off any engineer you know.
#1. Let Your Imagination Run Wild With A 3D Pen
Take your doodles to the next level with the 3Doodler, for sale on Amazon. You can draw vertically and horizontally, build it up in layers, and then peel your idea right off the page. This pen is the perfect gift for an engineer who is constantly in a state of creative inventing. The pen works by heating plastic that cools instantly once it leaves the pen. You can easily buy refills for the pen in many colors. Simply turn on the pen and wait for it to heat up, slip in a stick of plastic, and draw to your heart’s content.
#2. Weather Prediction At It’s Most Beautiful
This absolutely stunning old fashioned scientific instrument reads the temperature and barometric pressure using water and colorful glass. The Galileo Thermometer With Glass Globe Barometer is sure to impress anyone with a love for vintage science. Mimicking the craftmanship of the sixteenth century, this gift will look amazing on any engineer’s desk. Celebrate ancient engineering and scientific discovery with a well thought out gift.
#3. Dive Into A Detailed Wooden Model
The Rokr Wooden Marble Run is a mechanical engineer’s dream come true. Guaranteed to keep a sharp mind busy for hours with its constantly moving parts. They’ll have a blast assembling it and then watching all the moving wooden gears and levers, as well as the silver balls running the maze. It’s a 3D puzzle that’s a true test of patience with a fascinating payoff that can then be used as an office or shelve decoration. This completed project will be a real focal point of any room and is a great project for a parent and child to do together.
#4. Stay Hydrated With The Perfect Insulated Tumbler
Does your engineer spend long hours at their desk, coding and planning and drawing the day away? Make sure they stay healthy and hydrated with this sleek modern tumbler. The Kool8 insulated tumbler keeps cold drinks chilled and hot drinks warm for many hours. It even has a tea infuser so you can switch things up a bit. This is a great gift for anyone that puts in long office hours and needs to keep a drink handy at their desk without the risk of it spilling everywhere.
#5. Celebrate Your Favorite Engineer With A Custom Star Map
Want to stun an engineer into utter silence? Surprise them with a custom map of the star from the day and location they were born! Twinkle In Time makes a delightful poster featuring the exact star map from any date and location you choose. You can also include a sentimental message on the poster, or a funny one, your choice. Frame it and hang it on the wall for some sweet space-themed decor. You can play around with the colors and shapes until you get the perfect look that will be sure to impress your gift recipient. Things just might get a little sentimental, have you ever seen an engineer get emotional and tear up?
#6. Keep Their Mind And Hands Occupied With A Fidget Cube
Have you ever noticed that a high number of science and math geeks also have a degree of ADD or ADHD? While their mind is busy firing off a mile a minute their hands need something to fiddle with. Fidget toys are all the rage for adults and kids alike. You’re never too old to need a peaceful distraction. The Antsy Labs Fidget Cube has specially designed fidgets you can glide, roll, and click away at without making much of a sound to distribute those around you. Toss one in your laptop bag or keep it handy at your desk at all times.
#7. Keep It Old School With A NES
The Classic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was the highlight of the gaming boom and this modern replica is sure to delight any true gamer fan. It’s got the school look and feel, but it works with modern TVs. Now your buddy can get down with some original Zelda, Mario, and Mega Man. Game night will never be the same. The set comes with one controller but you can buy additional controllers and games. The device comes preloaded with 30 games (no more blowing into cartridges). This is a great nostalgic gift for engineers and true geeks everywhere.
#8. Make It A Guy’s (or Girl’s) Poker Game Night
At the end of a stressful work week, what’s better than getting together with friends for a card game night? Perfect for poker players, you can get a colorful set of poker chips to make game night even more fun. Check out this list of the best poker chips by Giftwits. There’s a type of poker chip that’s perfect for every individual.
#9. An Engineers Multitool
Tough and dependable, the Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier is the perfect tool for an engineer to keep in their back pocket. You never know when someone will need you to fix something! It has 12 amazing little tools in one so you’ll always have exactly what you need in a pinch. It has a slick butterfly design and a convenient locking system to keep things nice and safe. Does someone need a small knife, a Phillips screwdriver, or a wire cutter? Pull out your multitool and save the day. The multitool is perfect for an engineer who’s always fixing or building something.