Geeky Holiday Gifts (Under $50) for Science Lovers in Your Life

If you’re in need of a few perfect holiday gifts for friends or family who feel as passionately about science as you do, the folks at CanaleComm have some good ideas for you. These ideas are so good, in fact, that they’ve been published in BioWorld‘s 2017 holiday gift guide.

The magazine’s annual list kicks off with a smart suggestion from our very own Heidi Chokeir, Ph.D., a managing director at CanaleComm who sometimes forgets that she’s not a scientist anymore. Heidi recommends the Foldscope Individual Deluxe Kit, which she calls “an amazing gift for the budding scientists in people’s lives.” The kits, which sell for $39.99, “allow curious explorers to perform microscopy experiments anywhere at any time,” according to the website. For a fun add-on, buy the Foldscope T-shirt, featuring an adorable tardigrade on the back. 

The BioWorld gift guide also included a handful of bright ideas from Sumitra Gupta, account associate at CanaleComm. Among them: the Climate Change Coffee Mug from The Unemployed Philosophers Guild. When you pour hot liquid into the mug, sold for $13.99, you’ll see just what will happen when the polar ice caps melt. “Before your very eyes, coastlines shrink and ocean levels rise, Florida dissolves and Central America all but vanishes,” according to the website.  

Sumitra also recommends the Vaccines Cause Adults T-shirt sold on CureGear. While you can buy t-shirts with this catchy slogan on many sites, CureGear donates $5 from every $25 t-shirt purchase to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is working to increase vaccine coverage around the world.

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Happy shopping…and more importantly, happy holidays from the whole team at CanaleComm!

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