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A Gift Guide For Science Nerds

Starting to shop for the holidays and need science gifts? We've got you covered from our My Science Shop!

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As the winter holidays slowly creep up on us, it’s time to find the perfect presents for your loved ones. Holiday shopping can be really stressful. And if you have a science lover in your life, you may not know what to get them. Luckily for you, we can ease the pressure of holiday shopping and help you find the right gift.

Our online store, My Science Shop, curated this list of top-rated science gifts for the 2022 Christmas and holiday season. Whether you’re in need of a quirky present (like our Chemistry Pint Glass Set) or a thoughtful and inspiring gift, we've got you covered!

Check out the list below for a unique gift for someone special. You can also head over to MyScienceShop.com to browse our collection of globes, toys, posters, puzzles, shirts and much more. 

We would like to wish our Discover fans a fun-filled and adventurous holiday season!


My Science Shop

Space & Beyond Box Subscription

Save $10 off the first box with code SKY10!

Are you stumped on what gift to give your space geek this year? Allow the team of experts at Astronomy magazine do the shopping for you. The Space & Beyond Box is a quarterly subscription box for astronomy lovers and backyard skywatchers. Not only will the recipient deepen their understanding of the cosmos, they’ll have a little fun while they’re at it.

Another benefit of the Space & Beyond box is that receiving a box is like getting multiple presents in one. Inside every box, there are six to eight curated items, including globes, books, space rocks, models and more. There’s an element of surprise, as each installment of the box focuses on a different space theme that isn’t revealed until just before the box ships.

Previous themes have included Comets & Asteroids, Mars, NASA, Galaxies, space exploration and more!

What will the theme of the next Space & Beyond Box be? Well, you’ll have to order a box for your friends and family to find out.


My Science Shop

2023 Deep Space Mysteries Calendar

$12.99

The skygazer on your list won’t want to miss a single celestial event in the new year — and they won’t, if they’re gifted this Deep Space Mysteries Calendar. This annual calendar has long been one of our most popular gifts, for good reason.

Every month, it details planet visibility, meteor showers, conjunctions, and other observing opportunities. Moon phases and major astronomical events are also highlighted. Exclusive to this year, the calendar also features tips for getting the most out of viewing the Moon!


The Science of Beer – Chemistry Pint Glass Set $32.95

Celebrate the science of your favorite brew this holiday season. This set of glasses celebrates the complex array of molecules that give beer its unique qualities and flavors. Each glass displays molecules found in beer such as humulene, which is responsible for that quintessential hoppy aroma, or ethyl acetate, which gives ales their fruity flavor.

These pint glasses are for brewers, beer connoisseurs, chemists, science nerds, and anyone who loves beer. Cheers to science!


Science Socks Gift Box

$24.99

Who doesn’t love getting socks for the holidays?! Whether you're a professional researcher or a professional couch potato, you can rock these socks! They go just as well with loungewear as they do with a lab coat. This set of spunky socks is the perfect way to spruce up your wardrobe and show off your love of science.


Great Women of Science Tote

$22.95

Pay tribute to some of history’s most innovative women with this tote made from 100 percent recycled canvas. Wear it to lecture or lab, or just go about your day following in the footsteps of these iconic female scientists. The Great Women of Science tote features Marie Curie, Rosalind Franklin and many others.


My Science Shop

Mars Globes – 12” and 6”

12” - $99.95 / 6” - $34.95

Everyone loves Mars. Many kids dream of becoming an astronaut and being the first to set foot on the Red Planet. This year, give them the gift of an adventure to their favorite planet with a Mars Globe.

The striking red color and rich detail make our Mars Globes a great gift to be studied and displayed. Available only on MyScienceShop.com, our globes were developed using images from the Viking missions, and updated with data from the Mars Global Surveyor.


Disappearing Mug

Disappearing Dinosaurs Heat-Changing Mug

$15.95

You’re really going to “dig” this mug that turns dinosaurs into fossil attractions just by adding hot liquid. Journey back in time with every sip of your morning coffee or tea.


My Science Shop

GIANTmicrobes – Waterbear

$12.95

One of the more fascinating organisms in the microsphere is the common tardigrade! This smallest bear in the world can hibernate for decades before coming back to life. This plush is the perfect gift for students, scientists, teachers, health professionals and anyone with a healthy sense of humor.


My Science Shop

Solar Powered RainbowMaker

On Sale - $33.99

Watch spectacular rainbows dance throughout your room with this rainbow maker! When powered by the sun, the genuine Swarovski crystal rotates and refracts sunlight to create a swirl of rainbows in your room.


My Science Shop

The Human Body Puzzle Set

$149.99

Assemble a detailed anatomical image of the human body from head to toe with this set of all seven puzzles in the Dr. Livingston's Human Anatomy Jigsaw Puzzle Series. This set includes individual puzzles for the Human Head, Thorax, Abdomen, Left and Right Arms and Left and Right Legs.

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