Best Presents for a Geologist – The Christmas Edition

If you have a geologist friend or family, then you probably know they’re an awesomely weird bunch. I’m a geologist myself, and even I find it hard to buy presents for another geologist sometimes – so this is why I put along this list – to give you an idea of some awesome stuff you can buy for a geologist. Here goes:

  • 1-Planet Lollipops ($27)

Admit it – everyone loves candy. If you don’t know what present to get for a geologist, then candy’s a really good place to start – you can’t really go wrong with that. But if you want to add that extra twist and make it special, why not go for these planet lollipops? They’re not very cheap at $27, but they’re not very expensive either – and they’ll sweeten any heart, even a rocky one.

  • 2- Fossils ($4 … to as much as you want)

Even though most geologists don’t actually study fossils, we have a soft spot for it. The easiest place to find fossils is on Ebay – you can get some ammonite fossils starting at $4, and you can get some really nice looking ones for about $10. However, if you want something more special and maybe some more quality, you can also look for more specialized and/or local sellers – though you can expect the price to go up.

  • 3- A rock hammer ($30)

If all else fails, just get a hammer. Unless you’re planning to buy something from a strictly desk geologist, this is never a bad choice. Estwing is the most well known and solid company for rock hammers, though there are many other companies you can choose from.

  • 4- Geology Pillow ($36)

If you’d like to sleep on geology, literally, then this pillow is absolutely perfect – it features a USGS Digital Satellite Photo, and in my opinion, it’s one of the best presents you can get: it’s useful, pleasant, and scientifically accurate.

  • 5- wood USB 3.0 flash drive

 a custom wooden USB is guaranteed to leave an unforgettable impression whether you're in a library, coffee shop or meeting. Choose from 8GB, 16GB, 32GB or 64GB to suit any practical USB needs.

  • 6- Geology Posters and maps

Posters may be a bit dull and may not seem like an interesting choice, but really, geology posters are different. They’re either really beautiful, either really funny, like the one above. The other good option to go for is geology maps – they look really nice in every office or home and they can also be really useful. 

  • 7- Geology Mug

The three things that you need in life: love, peace and geology; and probably coffee – this is why this mug is perfect for all geologists, be they field or desk geologists. Mugs are also something you can really go wrong with. 

See also: Cool gifts for Geology lovers

By Mihai Andrei

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