You shouldn’t wait for a special occasion to make your love known to that certain someone; however, Christmas time is the perfect opportunity to do just that. Sadly, finding the perfect gift for your better half can be daunting since the possibilities are endless.
We’ve gathered these amazing gifts you can buy for that certain engineer that will tickle their science whiz roots and make them believe in the magic of Christmas.
Ugly Christmas sweaters are classics: they are silly, ugly, and guaranteed to put a smile on your beloved’s face. This t-shirt is the perfect way to celebrate the ugly sweater tradition on warmer days. This way your significant other can flaunt their poor taste in fashion, not just on Christmas but every day.
Entice your engineer partner’s lust for knowledge with the ultimate treasure: Kindle. Kindle is for the avid readers out there: not only you can gift numerous books at the same time in a small container, but you can also buy books for your beloved who already has a Kindle. It makes reading easier with its glare-free screen, a single battery lasts weeks, and it is waterproof.
Don’t forget to include “A Christmas Carol” in your Kindle gift, it is Christmas after all.
Who doesn’t like funny mugs? This is the perfect gift for your significant other if they like their coffee most in the morning. Also, they will probably relate on some level to this mug, because who didn’t have problems when they were first writing “engineer”?
Just a trick: Write “engine” first, the rest will follow.
Who doesn’t like a good vintage-looking leather bag? This is a bag that will get more and more beautiful the more they use it. Any computer will fit just fine and it is also waterproof which means that it is perfect for engineering fieldwork.
Personalized gifts make people feel much more special and that's a well-known fact. This water bottle will look much more prettier with your loved one’s name on it and they will most definitely appreciate the engineering jokes. It will also keep them hydrated at the office as getting enough liquids is something everyone always forgets. A definite two birds-one stone situation.
Stuffed stockings by the chimney, who doesn’t love them? It will make your partner feel like a child on Christmas morning and you can personalize what you put in them. Whatever you choose to put, candy canes, money or reusable drinking straws, these science-geek patterned socks will steal their hearts nonetheless.
This vintage Casio watch is a timepiece that will never go out of style. It is water-resistant and has an 8-digit calculator that your engineer lover will appreciate. Going with this watch will not only help them with their work but also make it possible for them to count the minutes until they’re with you. It is heart-warming.
8. Mini Drone
Drones are a big investment with high price points, but this mini drone proves that they don’t have to be. You can buy this mini drone for your loved one, we are pretty sure that it'll be their most precious toy for a long time. You can also use it to document your cool Christmas vacation.
This cool gadget has a ballpoint pen, stylus pen, flathead screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, bubble tool and a 4-inch pocket ruler: all the things an engineer needs. The screwdriver pen is also compatible with smartphones which is a big plus. It would be a cool addition to their multiple tools so it is definitely worth checking out.
This water-proof notebook is an engineer’s wet dream. Your significant other most probably had their very important notes get all mushy in the rain during a field trip. This notebook will defend their notes from all sorts of weather hazards and it is completely recyclable! Maybe you should snatch one for yourself too.
11. Health Tracker
What’s more important to you than your loved one’s health? Your answer is probably nothing. This tracker will track their daily steps, heart rate, the calories they’ve consumed, and record the duration of their exercise. It will also monitor their sleep quality. This gift is the perfect way to show them that you care about their health and they should be mindful of it too.
12. Mind Games
These brain-twisters will arouse your engineer partner’s interest and challenge them to test their IQ and skills. It will take their mind off the daily grind and stress of the engineer life. You can also accompany them during their chill-time and have a go at the puzzles yourself too.
13. 3D Pen
3D printers are absolutely amazing and every engineer dreams of having one in their hands. Buying an actual 3D printer might put a dent on your budget and it’s a serious investment. Therefore, we think that this 3D pen will be a fine substitute. Making hearts and Christmas ornaments with the 3D pen on New Year’s Eve will provide you with the right amount of cheesiness.
14. Robotic Arm
This robotic arm edge kit with 200 pieces will keep your engineer partner occupied for some time; it is what they like to do best, after all, assembling and taking apart. This is technically a robot lego for adults and it’s not just for show, it works! After the assembly, you can command it to lift anything below 100 grams. An empty beer bottle is one of them... Rest is up to your partner’s imagination.
Christmas is not complete without eggnog, but who says eggnog is the only booze you can drink at Christmas? No one. Your engineer partner will most certainly appreciate the lab beaker shot glasses and they will be the star of your party. Especially if they like Breaking Bad it will be all the better.
This is for all the Star Wars geeks out there; we dare you to name a better duo than Physics and Star Wars. That’s right, you can’t. This t-shirt pays tribute to Newton at the same time which makes it even quirkier.
Hours of sitting, planning, and mapping tires your partner, you could always give them a good massage but are you a rotating, deep-kneading, shiatsu knowing massager who also happens to have a heating function? We don’t think so. This massager will never get tired and your partner will definitely treasure it after working hours and hours on an uncomfortable office chair.
Board games are the best, especially when they require you to blast your brain out while thinking of ways to defeat your enemies… Maybe it’s time to switch out your old Monopoly and play a game of Math and strategy to challenge your engineer partner for a showdown.
19. LED Tie
This luminous LED tie is just perfect for Christmas! Not only it is insanely cool, but it is also perfect for a Christmas party where you want your dashing-partner to stand out. Moreover, you will never lose them or if you do, you will find them just in time to get your New Year’s kiss.
This looks incredibly cool and it is much more interesting than having a regular thermometer in your office. Also, Galileo is a science-icon that must be celebrated at all times, whether on your partner’s job desk or on a national level, it doesn’t matter.
Desk toys: children love them and adults love them even more. Your engineer will definitely appreciate the sentiment, who doesn’t like space? Maybe they will discover the secrets of the universe while playing with their new toy. Also, it doesn’t hurt that it is extremely pretty.
22. NASA Apollo
In every engineer, there is a child who wanted to be an astronaut once. This gift will most definitely feed their inner child and they will feel like a child again while building the Saturn V space rocket. It will look fabulous on their job desk too!
Virtual reality is a new reality. Your partner will be in love with this headset, just make sure that they don't forget about you afterward.
24. Math Wall Clock
This clock is the definition of chic geek design: the hours are marked by simple math equations and you have to solve them to tell the time. Your engineer partner will definitely enjoy the clock; their guests, maybe not so much.