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The Best Gifts for Science Nerds and Geeks

Science Rocks t-shirt

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It really doesn't need to be said because it's obvious, but it looks super cool on a t-shirt: SCIENCE ROCKS (complete with rock horns hand sign). Sometimes simple and to the point is best.

Find the shirt, available in many colors, at Bitesize Bio for $13.99.

Science Rocks charm/necklace

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Maybe the science fan in your life prefers a subtler way than a t-shirt to share how they feel about science. Gift them this small, brightly colored charm that includes a Bohr model atom and the exclamation that "Science Rocks!"

Available from Etsy seller CheekyMonkeyPendants for $10.40.

Moon lamp

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Who said you can't gift the moon? Ok, maybe not the actual moon but a how about a classy glowing replica of the moon? The Original Moon Lamp comes in six different sizes and can be adjusted to emit a warm yellow light or bright white light. The lamp is rechargeable and cordless, so you can put it almost anywhere.

The Original Moon Lampstarts at $29.99 for the smallest size.

Atom tie

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This classy tie depicting the Nobel Prize-winning Rutherford-Bohr model of an atom is the perfect gift for the sharp-dressing science lover. Find the atom tie and more science-themed clothing and accessories from Svaha USA, starting at $34.99.

T-rex tie

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Know someone with a fun, bright personality who also loves dinos? This Tyrannosaurus rex silk woven tie pops with color and screams "Dinos are cool!"

Find the T. rex tie and more science-themed clothing and accessories from Svaha USA, starting at $34.99.

Phylogenetic tree necklace

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A phylogenetic tree is a complex but structured diagram of the evolution of species based on their shared traits. And in gold, it looks mighty pretty. As a cornerstone of evolutionary biology, this phylogenetic tree necklace is a great gift for evolution enthusiasts.

Find this phylogenetic tree necklace and more science-themed products at Svaha USA, starting at $19.99. 

Sleepy brain pajamas

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Help the science loving folks in your life rest easy in these sleepy brain pajama pants. These duds are sure to get the circadian clocks ticking and the melatonin spiking.

Find these jammies and other science-themed pajama jams from Svaha USA, starting at $24.99.

Dino fossil lunch bag

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This dinosaur fossil lunch bag is dino-mite. This attractive and practical neoprene bag keeps food insulated (from predators) and is machine washable.

Find this lunch bag and more science-themed apparel and accessories from Svaha USA, starting at $29.99.

Glass ecosphere

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This elegant glass ecosphere is a big step up from homemade plastic-bottle terrariums. Nature lovers and ecology buffs will enjoy watching adorable little shrimps grow up in this beautiful spherical terrarium (some reviewers say they've kept the shrimp alive for years!).

Custom night sky

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Looking for a stellar way to commemorate a special moment? Check out these customizable star maps. The company, called The Night Sky, reviews a catalog of stars generated by the Hipparcos space-based telescope to create an accurate image of the night sky at your specified time and location. Then they make a beautiful poster-size image of it.

Create your own star map at The Night Sky, starting at $60.