29 Cool Chemistry Gifts That’ll Be the Catalyst to Happiness
When you share chemistry with a person, it’s natural that you want the very best for them: the best opportunities, the best family, the best home, and, of course, the best gifts. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to deduce the perfect present for the chemists in your life; With experimentation, observation, and a thorough guide on your side, your chemistry gifts can become the catalyst to a lifetime of happy memories.
Cool Chemistry Gifts
ULAB Scientific Erlenmeyer Flask Set
The kitchen might not be the traditional setting for a science experiment, but when it comes to measuring and combining reagents, who does it better than a chemist? ULAB beakers function in an everyday setting just as well as in the lab, and offer far more appeal to the scientific eye than a standard run of the mill measuring cup. The flask set comes with 3 containers of varying sizes for recipes big and small. But if you need to size up to a 500-milliliter beaker, no problem – ULAB also offers a pair of larger containers designed to the same high standard as the original set.
Stainless Home Distiller
Whether you realized it or not, the process of alcohol distillation is nothing more than a work of chemistry in action. Chemistry fans and moonshine lovers alike can appreciate the intricate workings of the home distiller, the professional-grade gift that brings the distillation process to your doorstep. For those loved ones interested in pursuing a new hobby, the distillation equipment presents a unique opportunity to break out these high school chemistry skills in a real-life setting. Ranging from 2-gallons to 8-gallons in size, it is made to fit into any home without a hassle. Isn’t it time you instilled a bit of fun into your loved one’s distiller-free life?
Element 1" Cube Set
Rarely do chic, sleek styles go hand in hand with chemistry. Midwest Tungsten is out to change that. Elemental cubes turn the bland, dated form of the periodic table into a centerpiece worthy of the most refined scientist’s home, bringing the 2-D to life with genuine copper, aluminum, titanium, magnesium, and tungsten cubes, all presented elegantly on a modern metallic stand. Though each cube is only 1-inch in height, together this collection offers a look at the basic elements that make up our modern world. Inspire your chemist’s mind and sense of interior design with a chemistry gift so good, you’ll have to add the element of surprise to your collection.
100g Bottle of Sodium Acetate Crystals
Experimentation is at the heart of chemistry, but constant research can be a costly endeavor for the full-time scientist. Help the chemists cross off one vital chemical from their shopping list by ordering 100-grams of sodium acetate, otherwise known as hot ice. It isn’t the typical gift chemistry nerds can play around with, but for serious chemists with research schedules to maintain, this heartfelt gift is just the must-have lab essential to help work remain cool and collected in the lab.
Every chemist knows not to consume food or drink in the lab, but Molecule-R is one gift designed to break the rules in fashion. Turn your chemist’s next cocktail party into a breathtaking display of the potential science holds with the molecular mixology kit, complete with recipes, tools, and essential ingredients. Serve up breath-taking cocktails featuring gelatinous molecules and spherical globules that change the guest’s entire perception of what a cocktail can truly entail. For the chemist with a PhD in hosting, say cheers to the ultimate gift of them all.
Bismuth Ingot Chunk
Bismuth is a unique element, renowned among chemists for its affordability and its non-toxic properties. With 1-pound of this useful, one of a kind material, your chemistry lover holds the potential to experiment and explore one of the Earth’s most interesting elements at will. Boasting incredible color and shine, it makes for a creative gift for the person that shimmers most in your life. A substitute for a lead that is growing in popularity, be sure to get your hands on a pack of this incredible element while supplies are still available.
The Cool Blue Light Experiment Kit
Experimenting with chemistry isn’t reserved for the laboratory setting. The Chemiluminescence experiment kit makes science accessible to bright minds of all ages, providing the instruction and the basic supplies required to begin exploring the properties of luminescence first hand. Though perhaps most famous for its role in crime shows, chemiluminescence is an accessible procedure for anyone – just be sure that children are able to explore the kit under adult supervision due to the use of harsh chemicals in some experiments. For those with the passion and the understanding to safely run these fun experiments, this blue light kit is an original gift containing hours of fun.
The Pocket Chemist
In general, chemistry revolves around careful testing and precise measurements. Shouldn’t your measuring tools stand up to the heat, then? The pocket chemist is a solid metal tool designed to withstand the occasional spill or chemical mess. Featuring a ruler, protractor, a guide to useful constants, equations, and conversions, and stencils in a single, durable space, the chemistry stencil promotes accuracy and precision amid a population that values these traits above all else. With this precise gift at hand, chemistry lovers can toil away in the lab confident in the work they’re doing, the measurements they’re taking, and the kinds of companions that they’ve let into their lives.
Exquisite Chemist's Spice Rack
Make cooking a little more exciting by transforming every recipe into a precise chemistry experiment! With the gift of a Cradle & Dew spice set nearby, your loved one won’t have to struggle to imagine that they’re back in the lab once again. Typical kitchen spices such as salt, pepper, oil, ginger, and more are reimagined once set in their own labeled vials and test tubes, kept always dinner adjacent. A quality 14-piece set complete with a wooden stand for storage, the spice set redefines the concept experimenting in the kitchen once and for all – much to the joy of chemistry lovers all over the world.
Chemistry Molecules Whiskey Glasses
All chemists know the value of a reliable beaker for a pure solution, and despite what we’ve long been told, alcohol can very much be the solution to your gift-giving dilemma! Greenline tumblers, much like the beakers that your chemistry lover knows well, is a clear glass vessel designed exclusively for the liquid inside. Rather than carrying distilled water or chemicals, though, these etched tumblers hold up to 10-ounces of your chemists’ favorite drink. With a detailed look at the molecules found in whiskey etched right onto their surface, these tumblers celebrate the scientific genius of a full-bodied solution suitable for human consumption.
MEL Chemistry Experiments Subscription Box
No one can master the entire field of chemistry in a day, not even the brightest aspiring chemists in your life. That’s why the MEL chemistry set isn’t just a one-time gift – with this regular subscription box, young chemistry majors can discover a new topic every month through more than 80 hands-on experiments. Students will receive all the ingredients and equipment they need to explore the chemical world within their subscription box each month, bringing a world of learning right to their doorstep without hassle or delay.
Inorganic & Organic Chemistry Model Kit
Chemistry is not always an easy subject to visualize. For hands-on learners, discussing the nature of chemical adhesion and orbitals can seem like an abstract subject beyond their comprehension. Duluth Labs brings the abstract to life in the form of a 281-piece molecular set, ideal for students of chemistry with a preference for interactive education. Modeling the configurations of atoms and metals with colorful plastic parts makes learning approachable and fun, giving students the knowledge they need to go far in their chemistry careers. To whoever said learning couldn’t be fun: take a gander at the molecular set and reconsider your statement at once!
Kikkerland ST71 Storm Glass
Our atmosphere is at the mercy of changes in the atmosphere, but the exact impact of these changes can be difficult to comprehend without a physical demonstration to observe. The Kikkerland storm glass gifts learning chemists with a classic piece of predictive technology that makes the weather seem almost like magic. Crystallization as the pressure in the atmosphere shifts results in dramatic, eye-catching changes in the storm glass that students and teachers alike can admire. Satisfy the meteorologist in your life with a simple, natural gift that shows off the incredible power our world holds over us with the Kikkerland storm glass today.
Kitchen Periodic Table Framed Wall Art
The kitchen is a haven of chemistry experimentation, and the periodic wall plaque honors this notion in a truly scientific fashion. Spelling out the word “kitchen” with abbreviations from the periodic table, chemistry fans will appreciate the simple but notable design of these iconic (or is that ionic?) gifts. Each individual plaque stands at 7-inches by 5-inches tall for a clear, science-friendly display that doesn’t clutter the home of your chemistry-admiring loved ones. For those who love to get a bit scientific about the art of interior design, this unique wall art set is sure to get a positive reaction.
Chemical Element Observation Set
The periodic table is foundational to the field of chemistry, but it’s important to remind your chemistry lovers that this chart is more than just a piece of paper. The elements displayed on this well-known table correspond to physical materials found around the world, each with its own unique appearance and properties. With the observation set, chemistry fanatics can discover first-hand the true nature of these usually abstract elements. 23 different elements in plastic containers come with instructions and a safety sheet to provide your loved ones with the knowledge to safely and effectively discover these unfamiliar materials to expand their understanding of the field forevermore.
Beaker, Flask & Cylinder Set
Precise measurements are essential to conducting accurate experiments, as any chemistry fan should well know. Accurate measurements are only possible with reliable tools, though, so gift your aspiring scientist a full set of beakers and flasks that they can trust. This 9-piece set from Karter Scientific includes an impressive array of measuring tools for the lab-bound chemist, no 2 the same, so that precise, accurate measurements are as reliable as an experimenter can hope for. It understands that reusable measurement tools built to the highest standard are more than a gift to a dedicated scientist – there is a necessity no lab can possibly survive without.
The Wizard's Potion Set
Young chemists inspired by the works of alchemists of yore will be thrilled with the gift to bring their own potions to life. The EISCO potion set might, to the unassuming chemistry genius, appear to be little more than an assortment of beakers, tubes, and other essential lab tools. Creative, you scientists know the potential that lies within their concoctions, though, and the affordable potion set offers them the freedom to explore the possibilities safely and at will. Polypropylene plastic tools won’t shatter like glass or stain like mom’s fine dinnerware, allowing the creative freedom young minds need to reach their full potential at last.
Chemistry Lab Glassware Kit
Chemistry fans can feel like a regular Walter White with the gift of the Cherish XT set up in their home. Of course, moonshine distillation lacks the drama of drug dealing, but is probably a more satisfying gift for the average loved one. While the moonshine making process is not always a straightforward procedure, the satisfaction of distilling their very own drink in such an elaborate, scientific contraption is well worth the effort in the long run. For those looking to discover a new, tasty pastime to share with family and friends, the moonshine distiller offers the right level of excitement and challenge to excite for years to come.
Nerdy Graphic Periodic Table Sweatshirt
Not every superhero fan will be interested in chemistry, and vice versa. Where the overlap does exist, however, lies the ultimate gift for your loved ones. Fe T-Shirts are a testament to Marvel’s most popular superhero: Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man. Chemistry lovers familiar with the periodic table will appreciate not only the clever imagery imprinted on the hoodie, but also the comfortable poly/cotton material and the huge range of sizes that promise a perfect fit. The unisex hoodie is ideal for the heroic scientist in your life, as well as the genius billionaire playboy philanthropist not wanting to be too obvious about their superpowered alternative identity.
Pack-N-Go Chemistry Set
The Pack-N-Go from Discovery is a great starter chemistry set for kids and comes with everything they need to practice for their career as a mad scientist. With instructions for 30 different experiments using common household items, it will teach your child about basic principles in science, technology, engineering, and math. Some of the things your child will learn include: the differences between acids and bases, liquid density, and how to test for air pressure. The best part is, this kit comes with a handy carrying case that fits all the tools and pieces for easy clean-up and storage once you are done experimenting for the day.
Filtering Lab Flask
A filter flask is a must for anyone interested in vacuum filtration, and for the price, you can’t beat the quality of this set from Fristaden lab. Filtration is an easy way to separate solids of any oil or concentrate to get the purest product possible. Vacuum filtration is much quicker than gravity filtration, and this set comes with hose adapters that will allow you to hook it up to a 3/8 or 1/4 in hose. The 500ml glass flask comes with a 9cm porcelain funnel and number 7 rubber stopper. It also includes 100 filtration papers, so you are sure to have no issue getting started with your filtration project as soon as the filtration flask arrives in the mail.
Eisco Labs Alcohol Burner
Most of us don’t have a natural gas line hooked up that we can use for experimentation, which is where this handy little alcohol burner comes in. This 5x5x5 inch burner set provides a steady flame and generates enough heat to conduct most small-time chemistry experiments. It comes with a glass burner, complete with a wick and a metal stand to set your beakers and bowls on. You will need to provide the alcohol, but common rubbing alcohol works just fine as long as it is 90% or higher.
Chemistry Terrarium Kit
This adorable terrarium kit from Suck UK is another perfect gift idea for someone who loves both chemistry and botany. The kit comes with an 11-inch conical flask and all the items needed to turn it into a thriving mini-ecosystem. Simply add the soil, sand, charcoal, and pebbles in the appropriate order, pop in the plant of your choice, and enjoy your tiny terrarium. The hole in the flask’s side makes for easy watering, not that succulents and cacti really need much water. This set is also great for someone who wants to have plants but frequently forgets to water them.
Project Mc2 Ultimate Lab Kit
Project MC2 did a great job making STEM fun and inviting to girls of all ages, and this lab kit allows you to continue that learning at home. With all the tools necessary and instructions for 15 different experiments, all you need to bring is some household ingredients. The kit also includes a working microscope with a 4x zoom and glass slides. This fun set comes with a carrying case that fits all of the tools neatly inside, as well as two packs of stickers for decorating the carrying case. Once all of the experiments have been completed, you can visit Project MC2’s website for more ideas to keep the fun going.
Take a break from all your experimentation and observation, but keep on learning with the chemistry Fluxx game. This fun card game teaches about different elements and their reactions as you strive to reach your goals. Fluxx is a great gift for all ages, allowing kids and adults to play together and still be competitive. The rules and objectives of Fluxx change with each time you play, so you will be kept on your toes. The game’s combination of luck and skill needed to win will keep you coming back for more.
Quick Study Academic Chemistry Cards
Chemistry professor Mark Jackson has done it again with this updated version of his chemistry reference guide. This expanded edition of the popular study guide makes learning and retaining chemistry formulas and applications easy. A great gift for students, or anyone else who is interested in chemistry. This six-page printout is fully colored and features helpful illustrations and graphs, as well as color-coded sections to help find information quickly. Three-hole punched and laminated, this study guide is ready to stand up to the rigors of late-night study sessions and spilled coffee.
4M Potato Clock
4M makes amazing science kits for young scientists, and their potato clock does not disappoint. This fun kit uses two ordinary potatoes to build a fully functional digital clock. Complete with clock, prongs, wires, and instructions, all you need to bring to the table are two big spuds. Now they’ll never have an excuse for not being up on time for school. This potato clock will help teach your science enthusiast about not only electricity and the way currents flow, but also about green energy and alternatives to traditional batteries.
Crystal Growing Kits
Who needs chia-pets when you can grow a lollipop tree? This super cool crystal growing kit from MindWare gives you all the ingredients needed to grow a lollipop tree that looks like it came straight off the pages of a Dr. Suess book. This chemistry gift is perfect for older kids and young teens, and it is built to be displayed once it’s done. Overnight your three plain lollipop sticks will grow brightly colored, spiky crystal structures that give them the appearance of a sparkly tree. However, these are not sugar crystals, so please refrain from eating your finished experiment.
National Geographic Student Microscope
National Geographic has designed an awesome line of STEM gifts for kids, and this microscope is easily one of the best. This amazing kit comes with over 50 accessories and a microscope that works for not only slides but also for larger 3D specimens. It has everything a novice scientist could need to further their scientific research, from Petri-dishes to a mini-geode. This microscope kit also comes with a brine-shrimp experiment which allows you to observe the life-cycle of brine shrimp from the time they are eggs.