Top 10 Gift Ideas For Curious Engineers

Hunting down the perfect Christmas gifts for your friends and family becomes more difficult each year. Avoiding the possibility of giving the dull gift, the repeat gift, or the gift they’ll never use is a challenge. 

Finding the perfect gift for your favorite logical, curious, and tech-minded engineer can get really tricky. From a job tool to the latest gadgets that they’ve had their eye on for months, we’ve made your shopping a little easier and rounded up ten of the top gifts to give your favorite engineer this year.



If you have an engineer in your life that loves challenging puzzles and building things, this clock is the perfect gift. Based on a sketch by Da Vinci, this clock was designed with space and motion in mind and can get assembled as a wall mount or free-standing clock.


Galileo Thermometer and Glass Globe Fluid Barometer

The Galileo thermometer consists of a sealed glass tube filled with water and several floating bubbles — containing a colored liquid — with weight tags attached. This system involves pressure, and the weather is the basis for a weather prediction device called a storm glass or liquid barometer — making it the perfect gift for engineers young and old. It even works as a nice decorative piece!


Rite In The Rain Weatherproof Top Spiral Notebook

You can never go wrong with a weather-proof notebook. Engineers work inside and outside, traveling in between their work locations on various trips. Rite in the Rain Weatherproof Top Spiral Notebook repels water/mud, has a tough outer shell to maintain shape, and is entirely recyclable. Who doesn’t love an environment and engineer-friendly gift?!


Tactical Messenger Bag

If your favorite engineer works in the field, they’ll typically carry around a lot of gear. Lightweight, durable, waterproof, and scratch/fade-resistant, the ArcEnCiel Tactical Messenger Bag contains multiple dividers and compartments for organization.


MoMA Large Perpetual Calendar

It’s the calendar you never have to throw away! The MoMA large perpetual calendar uses magnetic balls to mark the date and month, and you can use it as a wall-mounted or free-standing calendar.


Tesla Patent Prints

Decorative wall art can come in many forms, and these 8x10 patent prints make the perfect gift. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist known for his electricity supply system work. This set of six comes ready for the perfect frames you select for your space!


Engineer Girl Power Coffee Mug

Coffee mugs may seem like a cliche Christmas gift, but this one is perfect for the female engineer in your life. With more and more women getting into STEM roles, this is the perfect gift for her to keep in the kitchen, take into the office, or work from home with. After all, coffee is what gets us through the day!


Mind Teaser Puzzles

Engineers need to have the skill and patience to solve even the most complicated build, tech, and logic problems. These puzzles will test their patience and focus for even the most seasoned engineers, and they can use it daily to test their skills!


Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

For the entrepreneur, Elon Musk has made quite the impact on a global scale. From PayPal to Tesla, Musk has left a footprint on engineering, industrial systems, and innovation that will impress engineers old and new. This book dives into Musk’s businesses as well as the drive to the strong vision for the future that he has who-heartedly invested in.


3D Printing Pen

Engineers looking to the future will love this 3D Printing Pen. With customizable drawing speed and temperature, the pen is safe even for the youngest of designers. Watch as your creativity comes to life with various effects created by the filaments in the pen!

You can find inspiration for engineers just about anywhere. Their curious minds work in a way that some of us can only dream of. If you’re looking for more ways to get the creative bug going or helpful tips as your venture into engineering, subscribe to our newsletter, and you’ll receive updates every time we publish something new on our page and in our blog.

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