Geeky gifts

by Stephanie Chasteen on November 26, 2010

It’s black Friday!  Stay away from the mall and do some geek shopping.   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. 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!

There are also a couple of good geek-oriented stores, like ThinkGeek and X-Treme Geek.

Got a geek reader? Try a subscription to 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 has last year’s geek shopping list, which is suitable for biologists, like cool lab coats and a tie, and my favorite, a cute bacteria wall clock.


Geoffrey A. Landis November 26, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Nice list, but I’d suggest not subscribing to Isotope: they lost their funding and ceased publishing six months ago.

sciencegeekgirl November 26, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Oh, that is TOO bad. I kept meaning to look at it myself, and never did, but thought it sounded so neat. Shucks. I’ll remove it. Thanks Geoffrey.

Matt December 1, 2010 at 4:20 am

My own suggestion is Crazy Aaron’s Strange Attractor Thinking Putty!

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