Got a geek in your life who’s aching for something cool? Here are a few ideas:
Giant Microbes are always a hit. Many years ago, my housemate gave me the common cold. I eventually gave it to my boyfriend (now my ex). No word yet on whether he’s recovered. At least I didn’t give him ebola. Now Giant Microbes even has bird flu and swine flu…
Made with Molecules This is the business of a wonderful science writer, Raven Hanna — silver jewelry in the shape of molecules . She’ll send you caffeine (for the coffee addict), serotonin (when you’re feeling blue), oxytocin (for valentine’s day)… they’re really lovely! If anybody’s looking for a gift for me, I love the serotonin necklace or earrings…
Trilobite For the bio-inspired, this site has clothing centered on evolution and paleontology.
XKCD.com has wonderful stuff inspired by the comic – posters, t-shirts, a tie, and more. The shirt to the left is one of my favorite items in my closet. Deadline for holiday orders is Dec 14!
Got a geek reader? Try a subscription to Isotope (a journal of literary nature and science writing) or Science News (all the news from the science world you could ever want in succinct well-written form).
For those of you who are both geeky and patriotic, here is a patriotic periodic table t-shirt.
And Sarah over at Schooner of Science beat me to the punch with her own geek shopping list, which is suitable for biologists, like cool lab coats and a tie, and my favorite, a cute bacteria wall clock.