Gift Guide

13 Gifts For Rockhounds & Geologists – Christmas 2018

What do you buy the rockhound in your life? Our geology and mineral collecting expert Zach Stratton has picked out his favourite ideas to keep your mineral collector happy

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ROCK ON! Geology Game with Rock & Mineral Collection

ROCK ON! Geology Game with Rock & Mineral Collection

Collect and Learn with STEM-based Educational Science Kit in Carrying Case - Amethyst, Rhodonite, Selenite Crystal, Sodalite and lots more

Available at Amazon.com for $28

BelOMO 10x Triplet Loupe Magnifier

BelOMO 10x Triplet Loupe Magnifier

Get up close to your prized mineral finds with this high quality magnifier

Available at Amazon.com for $38

Handcrafted Soaps by RockHoundSoap

Handcrafted Soaps by RockHoundSoap

What better way to scrub away the dirt from a days digging than with these incredible geode shaped soaps

Available at Etsy for $6 - $23

Occidental Leather 5012 Hammer Holder

Occidental Leather 5012 Hammer Holder

Holds a hammer, and makes you look good

Available at Amazon.com for $24

Crenova USB Digital Microscope 5MP 500x

Crenova USB Digital Microscope 5MP 500x

View rocks, plants, and coins and more on your computer at 500x magnification

Available at Amazon.com for $60

Deluxe Mohs' Hardness Pick Set for Mineral Identification

Deluxe Mohs' Hardness Pick Set for Mineral Identification

Top quality tools to help identify your mineral finds

Available at Amazon.com for $92

Agate Bookends

Agate Bookends

Stop the mounds of geology and science books falling off your shelf with these beauties

Available at Amazon.com for $50

Beginner’s Rockhound Kit

Beginner’s Rockhound Kit

A kit with all the tools a beginner rockhound could need

Available at Amazon.com for $72

Agate Drink Coasters

Agate Drink Coasters

Beautiful drink coasters for your favorite rockhound

Available at West Elm for $60

Floating Specimen Display Boxes

Floating Specimen Display Boxes

Display boxes that cushion the sample in silicone to give the appearance of floating

Available at SAFE Collection Supplies for $20

Geologist Humor T-Shirt

Geologist Humor T-Shirt

A clever t-shirt that the amateur geologist will love, but everyone won’t

Available at Cafe Press UK for $16

State-specific Mineral Maps

State-specific Mineral Maps

A mineral map for each of the 50 United States

Available at Amateur Geologist for $12 - $25

Sturdy and Spacious Field Backpack

Sturdy and Spacious Field Backpack

Huge backpack designed specifically for geologists, with all the necessary compartments

Available at Geology.com for $199

Code Girls

Code Girls

The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

Available at Amazon.com for $18

Infographic Guide to Life, the Universe and Everything

Infographic Guide to Life, the Universe and Everything

100 stunning, ingenious and absorbing infographics reveal the secrets of life, the universe and everything

Available at Amazon.com for $12

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

A beautifully curated collection of personal narratives from female scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines, with a dash of whimsy thrown in

Available at Amazon.com for $11

TED Books Box Set: The Science Mind

TED Books Box Set: The Science Mind

TED Books pick up where TED Talks leave off, this set includes books from three of the leading business minds of our time

Available at Amazon.com for $34

Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman

A tour of the mind explaining two systems that drive the way we think and make decisions, compelling reading for fans of psychology, science and business

Available at Amazon.com for $9

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

A grand tour of the science of cooking explored through popular American dishes, illustrated in full color

Available at Amazon.com for $27

Grids & Guides: A Notebook for Visual Thinkers

Grids & Guides: A Notebook for Visual Thinkers

Deluxe notebook of varied graph paper designs interspersed with engaging charts and infographics

Available at Amazon.com for $12

Sunprint Kits

Sunprint Kits

Get creative and explore the science of the camera-less photographic printing process known as cyanotype

Available at Amazon.com for $11

Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe

Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe

Complicated stuff in simple words

Available at Amazon.com for $12

Folio Society Editions: Science, Technology & Natural History

Folio Society Editions: Science, Technology & Natural History

Beautifully crafted books from the world of science, technology and natural history

Available at The Folio Society for $50 - $95

The Toaster Project

The Toaster Project

Read about one man's journey to create a simple kitchen toaster from scratch

Available at Amazon.com for $15

Big Questions from Little People: And Simple Answers from Great Mind

Big Questions from Little People: And Simple Answers from Great Mind

Why can't I tickle myself? This and other thought provoking questions from kids, all answered by top experts

Available at Amazon.com for $19

Galileo Thermometer with Goethe Barometer

Galileo Thermometer with Goethe Barometer

A fun example of early scientific measurement inspired by Galileo's instruments

Available at Amazon.com for $28

Galaxy and Space Cufflinks

Galaxy and Space Cufflinks

Beautiful cufflinks featuring images of planets, galaxies, and even the famous Golden Record from the Voyager Probe

Available at Yugen for $28

Planet Lollipops

Planet Lollipops

A solar system of edible treats!

Available at Amazon.com for $17

Experience Zero Gravity Weightlessness

Experience Zero Gravity Weightlessness

Float like an astronaut and in weightless zero gravity - the ultimate gift experience for a space or science fan

Available at Go Zero G for $4,950

Jellyfish Paperweight

Jellyfish Paperweight

Individually hand blown glass jellyfish paperweight that glows in the dark

Available at Amazon.com for $17

Pure Gallium

Pure Gallium

Gallium is a metal which almost instantly melts in your hand! It feels like mercury but is non-toxic.The perfect gift for physics students, science lovers

Available at Amazon.com for $7

Anatomical Bone Socks

Anatomical Bone Socks

Show off your love of science and biology with these fun socks

Available at Amazon.com for $19

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