Nerd Gift Ideas Part 1: For Any Nerd

As the holidays draw ever nearer, I've been trying desperately to put together a Christmas list for my family and friends. After a lot of internet-searching and idea-hunting, I've stumbled upon some great nerdy gifts, and I figured I might as well share them with you all. After all, if you read this blog you're either a science-nerd or a nerd-lover, so these gift ideas just might come in handy. Here's part one of nerdy gift ideas for the holidays, with gifts for any nerd you love

Beaker MugA simple gift for any science nerd is a piece of the lab they can use anywhere, like this classic Beaker Mug. It's an easy way for your favorite nerd to show off to coworkers or family that they're a little nerdy, and proud of it!

Who doesn't want a loveable toy to cuddle with on the cold winter nights? Well, now there's one for the scientist in us all! Meet the giant plush microbes!Microbes With a variety of grat organisms to choose from, you're sure to find one for that special scientist in your life. Have a virologist on your list? How about a little HIV! Developmental Biologist? Get them a matching sperm and egg! Neurologist? A brain cell! If you have lots of microbe-loving friends, try getting the little microbes with dishes. There's 3 per dish, so you can pass out your favorite microscopic organism to everyone!

Of course, the easiest gift to give is a perfectly nerdlicious T-Shirt. Here are some of my favorites:

Oh No! Pluto's
Hung Like
A Barnacle
Lab Partners Sex is Fun Nerdy

I've always wanted a shirt that says "I am statistically significant (p<0.05), if anyone wants to make one...

Hungry Scientist HandbookOf course, books are always great gifts for nerds, though its often tough to know what your nerdy loved one has already read. A fun one that few will have found is The Hungry Scientist Handbook: Electric Birthday Cakes, Edible Origami, and Other DIY Projects for Techies, Tinkerers, and Foodies. It's chock full of worthy projects for any science geek. The first experiment is making edible undies, so it's even perfect for your nerdy-lover.

Next time on Nerd Gift Ideas: For the lucky nerdette (or, cute science blogger, HINT HINT) on your list...

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