It’s December, which means that the holiday gift-buying season is in full swing.

Need some help finding the perfect gift for an aficionado of science, technology, engineering, or math? Controlled Environments has you covered!

Want some more ideas? Check out our 2015 and 2016 gift guides.

1. Nanotechnology Experiment Kit

Support that special someone’s interest in the sciences with this nanotechnology kit, which uses real nanoparticles to see how they can be used to improve everyday products. Some household items are required.

Home Science Tools

2. Women in Science Wall Calendar

This illustrated 2018 calendar features women pioneers in the fields of science, chemistry, aerospace, and more. For more on women in STEM, check out CE's salute to International Women's Day.

Think Geek

3. Smartphone Sanitizer

Concerned about the germs that may be lurking on your phone? This device uses UV lights to zap away germs, and even allows you to continue listening to music during the cleaning process.

Uncommon Goods

4. Science T-Shirt

Wear your love of science on your sleeve, literally, with this whimsical t-shirt.


5. Cleanroom Boot Card

Wish a happy holiday to a cleanroom worker with this handmade card, which depicts a cleanroom boot used as a Christmas stocking and filled with goodies.


6. Laboratory Knee Socks

Be stylish, and declare your love of lab equipment at the same time, with these knee socks covered in images of test tubes, microscopes, brains, and more.


7. Stranger Things Dinosaur Sweatshirt

After a character in the Netflix series Stranger Things appeared on screen wearing a vintage-looking Brontosaurus sweatshirt, the Science Museum of Minnesota leaped at the opportunity to create and sell more. Demand soon skyrocketed, with 18,000 online orders placed in the first two days alone. The museum has since earned over half a million dollars in profit so far, and pledges to put it toward educational use. Sweatshirts and t-shirts are still available on the museum’s website, and can also be purchased at the museum’s gift shop in St. Paul.

Science Museum of Minnesota

8. Mars Rover 3D Puzzle

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover was fully integrated and tested in the High Bay 1 cleanroom at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. It reached the Red Planet in August 2012 — since then it’s snapped “selfies” and discovered surprising minerals. Aerospace fans can construct their own replica with this kit, which comes in 116 pieces and requires no glue.


9. Charitable Donation

The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve the planet's most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, this group combines technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.

Union of Concerned Scientists

Happy shopping!

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