52 Gifts For Neuroscientists
1. I’ll Always Be Your Little Girl Keychain
This sentimental gift hints at the heart of every husband, but especially that one who has been a spouse for 25 years. Featuring a beautiful saying on a keyring, this mini-cross necklace is the perfect way to let your wife know how much she means to you.
2. Nerve Pain Formula
Every 30 seconds, someone in the United States experiences a bout of neuropathy—a group of symptoms that can include burning, tingling, or numbness of the hands and feet. This formula supports neurotransmitter production to help relieve neuropathic pain and other conditions related to peripheral neurological disorders.
3. STEM 13-in-1 Solar Power Robots Creation Toy
A great gift for the science-minded kid. This robot creation set has everything you need to build 13 different types of robots, and each one can move on land or water. Afterward, they can easily be separated and put back together again.
4. Science Kit
There is nothing more fun than learning through play! This science kit has 21 cool experiments kids will love to do, like creating their own lava lamp or creative crystals. It’s great for kids who are interested in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) subjects.
5. 2020 Graduation Socks
Help him or her graduate from undergrad with a bang! These super-soft cotton socks are printed with the time and date of graduation, along with some inspiring words. If they’re even slightly geeky about their schooling, they’ll absolutely love these!
6. Carl Sagan’s ‘Broca’s Brain’
A fascinating book on the joys of discovering how the world works, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cosmos and Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors.
Every little boy needs a Uncle Yoda keychain to show their grandkids. Perfect gift for that special uncle in your life! Words will be engraved on the back – “Best Uncle Ever”.
8. Neural Network Cookbook
A practical guide to neural data analysis techniques that presents sample datasets and hands-on methods for analyzing the data. As neural data becomes increasingly complex, neuroscientists now require skills in computer programming, statistics, and data analysis. This book teaches practical neural data analysis techniques by presenting example datasets and developing techniques and tools for analyzing them.
9. Remote Control Drone
Drone technology continues to advance at a remarkable pace. This drone has an infrared controller and can fly in light rain! This remote control drone is made for indoor and outdoor fun. It has a built-in rechargeable battery, so you never have to worry about running out of juice.
10. 3D Human Body Anatomy Wall Art
Wall art is a nice addition to a doctor’s office or hospital room and can help distract from the hospital walls which often have boring old beige stencils. This 3D human body anatomy print will look great on a wall next to a bed in any surgeon’s or doctors’s office.
11. Brain Anatomy
Santiago Ramón Cajal (1852 –1934) was the father of modern neuroscience, and he spent his life studying the anatomy of the brain. This book contains a selection of his exquisite drawings of brain cells, brain regions, and neural circuits with accessible commentary.
12. STEM Kit for Kids
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. Learning about each of these subjects is important, but so is learning how to use a tool. This kit builds kids’ critical thinking skills as they use the tools of their trade – a microscope and lab equipment – to learn about life above and below the surface of our skin.
13. Shiatsu Back Shoulder and Neck Massager
This shiatsu neck massager is designed to help ease tension in the muscles of your neck, shoulders, and back. The device features eight kneading massage nodes that provide deep tissue stimulation to your sore tissues.
14. Heart Specimen Coasters
If you’ve got the brain matter, then this set of heart specimen coasters is the gift for you. Each coaster is made from glass and features a slice of a brain when it’s stacked together, it completes a full heart! The pack also comes with 10 rubber feet so that your specimens don’t slide all over the place.
15. Wine Tote Bag
This cute tote bag is ideal for a book club wine tasting. Each member of the group can carry their own bottle of wine in this stylish bag. The bag measures 17 x 13 inches and has 2 front pocket openings, one large pocket on each end, and a zippered closure.
16. Concussion Book
Concussions are a world-wide epidemic—43 million cases are diagnosed each year. The good news is that there are effective treatments available today which reverse the symptoms of a concussion by correcting the underlying mechanisms of injury to the brain. The Concussion Cure, is the first book which describes in detail how a concussion should be diagnosed and then treated. Both the diagnosis and treatments are based upon findings from two diagnostic tests which show functional abnormalities. This comprehensive guide explains how to treat recent concussions as well as those from years ago, and covers undiagnosed and untreated conditions often overlooked.
17. Crystal Growing Kit
A crystal formation is a unique treasured gift that can be enjoyed for years to come. This crystal science kit makes 10 different types of crystals and grows them in just days!
18. Personalized Cross Bracelet
A beautiful and meaningful bracelet that is a wonderful keepsake gift for any special occasion. The cross bracelet is made of stainless steel and has several engraving options available to customize it with your own personal message.
19. Inspirational Bracelet
This inspirational message bracelet for women is beautifully designed with a hidden message inside. The inspirational phrase or saying is engraved on the inner side of the bangle, which can only be seen when the light reflects on it in just the right way. This beautiful and delicate accessory makes an excellent gift idea for anyone that could use some extra motivation!
20. Amazon Gift Card
The walls of a doctor’s office or hospital ward should be filled with inspiring art that will keep the surgeon’s spirits up during what is often a long and difficult process. This canvas print makes an excellent birthday gift for physicians of any age, from your surgical intern to that washed-up old geezer in chief residency.
21. National Geographic Kids Crystal Geode
Who doesn’t like getting a surprise gift of crystal rocks? These aren’t your typical, boring crystals. They come with a detailed learning guide to show kids all about geodes and mineralogy.
22. Orboot Globe
A journey around the globe can be fun with an interactive globe like this. With augmented reality technology, you can point your device’s camera at the globe and see it come to life! Explore different modes within the app, including animal facts, music videos, art galleries, games and more.
23. Haiku of the Periodic Table
Elements are for everybody! The elements of the periodic table comprise the building blocks of all the matter in the known universe. We encounter many of them every day, in our homes, in nature, in food and in songs. Now, you can read and learn the poetry of the periodic table. A whimsical look at the periodic table using Japanese haiku meter cleverly illustrated in color. A fun coffee-table book a great gift for a child 6th grade and older, and a useful set of mnemonic devices to recall each element.
24. Bluetooth Beanie
Music lovers and technology enthusiasts are sure to adore this retro-looking Bluetooth beanie. This high-quality wireless beanie works like any other Bluetooth device, so you can take calls or listen to music while wearing it. The battery lasts for about 1.5 hours, so a full charge should provide up to 12 hours of continuous music streaming.
25. Guess in 10 Animal Planet Card Game
An exciting card game of questions that will help kids learn about different species of animals! Win the game by correctly identifying which animal a clue refers to. A fun travel card game for children ages 6-12 and their families.
26. Foot Massager
Everyone should have a good foot massage every now and then to help relax the muscles and get rid of any tension or aches that you may be feeling. This roller can be used on its own or with a massage therapist. It comes with full instructions for use along with a reflexology chart for applying pressure to specific areas on your feet.
27. Book: How God Changes Your Brain
Based on new evidence culled from brain-scan studies, a wide-reaching survey of people’s religious and spiritual experiences, and the authors’ analyses of adult drawings of God, neuroscientist Andrew Newberg and therapist Mark Robert Waldman offer the following breakthrough discoveries: * Not only do prayer and spiritual practice reduce stress, but just twelve minutes of meditation per day may slow down the aging process. * Contemplating a loving God rather than a punitive God reduces anxiety and depression and increases feelings of security, compassion, and love. * Fundamentalism in itself can be personally beneficial—but the prejudice generated by extreme beliefs can permanently damage your brain.
28. Uncle Keychain
A cute keychain that any uncle would love as a best friend gift. The metal key ring is silver plated and attaches to your keys with a durable stainless steel fastener clip. A great birthday gift idea for an uncle!
29. Neck Massager
This gift may look simple, but it’s one of the most powerful gifts you can give. The rotating massage nodes deeply knead tense muscles and is especially good for tense neck muscles. It also has a gentle heating function which can be turned on or off with ease.
30. I Found My Lobster You’re My Lobster Keychain
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if he loves himself some Friends, this keychain is the gift to give. What better way to say “I love you” than with a lobster keychain? This stainless steel keyring will make him smile every time he pulls his keys out.
31. Proust Was a Neuroscientist
This is not your typical “ scientist as an amateur artist” book. In this case, the scientist is Stephen M. Kosslyn, professor of psychology at Harvard and author of Image and Word: The Making of Meaning in Language . The point he makes in that book about how our brains make meaning is applicable to his exploration into the way our brains process art as well – especially since art can affect us emotionally even more deeply than language can. This book was inspired by a conference they had with other artists, where they discussed their discoveries about how the brain works from an artistic perspective.
32. Calvin Klein Bralette
Sleek and sexy, this lightly lined bralette is sure to leave your lover wanting more. The best part? It’s got the CK logo under the band so you can show it off!
33. Lucky to be in Love With My Best Friend Keychain
This beautiful best friends forever key chain is crafted from durable stainless steel and measures approximately 1.25″ in length. The perfect gift for those who have lost a loved one but are lucky enough to still have their best friend!
34. Cozy Up With a Good Book
This cute bracelet is made from a special type of braided leather and comes with an inspirational saying. When worn, it’s sure to warm the heart of any Secret Agent Girl!
35. The Chatter Box
A masterpiece of psychology and a must-read for anyone interested in improving their mental health. Dr. Kross explains how our internal monologues, or “chatter” as he terms it, can both lift us up and bring us down. We all have an inner voice that speaks to us; we just need to learn how to listen to that voice rather than drowning it out with others.
36. Giant Microbes Brain Cell (Neuron) Plush Toy
Microbial plush toys are perfect teaching tools for parents, educators, health, and medical professionals. Each 5-to-7 inch doll is accompanied by an image of the real microbe it represents, as well as information about that microbe.
37. Coloring Book
A coloring book is a great gift for someone who loves to learn and is also very hands-on. This particular coloring book is designed to help people with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other memory issues. The drawings are easy to understand and relate-able, making it enjoyable for everyone involved.
38. Santiago Ramón y Cajal Scarf
The artist known as the “Father of Modern Neuroscience” was also a brilliant illustrator, and this scarf reproduces one of his most famous drawings of a neuron.
39. Santiago Ramón y Cajal Neuroscience Scarf
Neuroscience scarves are incredibly popular at the moment, so why not make one about neuroscience genius Santiago Ramón y Cajal? The Spanish neuroscientist is known as the “Father of Modern Neuroanatomy” for his work studying the nervous system. This scarf is made from a lightweight, cozy viscose fabric and makes a great gift that can be worn with pride.
40. Axial Human Brain Art
J. Sayuri creates these colorful Axial Human Brain art prints in a conscious effort to create a dialogue between neurology and art and psychology and medical art. The series is scientifically accurate, using cross-sections from various animal brains.
41. Human Brain Art
An artistic representation of the human brain in different view angles. The artist, J. Sayuri, embeds abstract watercolor paintings within animal brains like these human brain print set prints that include the coronal, sagittal, and axial views of the brain. This is a great gift for medical students and doctors who are embarking on their Neurology or Psychiatry residency training programs.
42. Shower Steamers
For a quick pick-me-up, put some steam on that stress! These aromatherapy shower steamers use natural essential oils to create an atmosphere that’s as soothing as it is fragrant. Simply drop one of the six blends into the holder and turn on the shower for your best self-care experience yet.
43. Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet
A unique blend of rosemary, eucalyptus, and lavender make this essential oil combination perfect for stress relief. Put a drop of this oil in your diffuser to create a soothing environment that will promote good moods and help you relax. This essential oil bracelet comes with 8 color felt pads which you can swap out to customize the fragrance.
44. Gift Set
This gift set contains six of Burt’s Bees top-selling products, including a tin that is ready to be gifted. This makes a great birthday present or addition to the honeymoon kit!
45. Gravity Maze
This is another gift I received last Christmas that I’ve been putting off reviewing because it’s just so fun! This gravity maze from Thinkfun has over 60 challenges, from beginner to expert and makes a great birthday or holiday present for kids who like puzzles and smart games. It comes with an instruction manual very clearly explaining how to play which can be done in minutes.
46. Crystal Growing Kit
This is a great gift for budding crystal collectors. The kit includes everything they need to perform seven different crystal growth experiments. Children can observe and record their results as the crystals form and grow inside their own display case.
47. Stunt Plane
This is a great gift for those little daredevils who love action movies! It simulates stunt flying in the film by loop-the-loops, zooming through the air, and even doing flips. And all they have to do is run, jump, and stomp. A fun gift that’s sure to be used every day.
48. The Brain Book
This book contains information about different parts of the brain and their functions. It’s a quick read that can serve as a great educational tool for kids interested in furthering their knowledge of the brain or those concerned about a loved one’s well-being.
49. The Four Chars
Dr. Taylor has identified and named the four different characters that drive our lives, and based on brain anatomy, each character is driven by a specific brain region. This knowledge can help people understand themselves better and possibly choose a career or mate according to their particular mental makeup.
50. Craftsman Multi-Purpose Socket Set
This socket set is the perfect gift for that manly man in your life who loves to work on cars. With this tool set he can fix anything! The sockets measure between 7mm and 19mm, which covers most common wrench sizes.
51. Animal Brains Print
This animal brain art poster is designed by artist, J. Sayuri. This poster measures 16 in x 20 in and is printed on matte photo paper. It’s safe for walls and will not tear easily. INCLUDES COMMON AND SCIENTIFIC NAME OF EACH ANIMAL – An added bonus for any neuroscience-themed room!
52. Best Dad Shirt
Maybe he’s not the “best dad ever”, but he’s got that title locked up for sure. This funny shirt makes a great Father’s Day gift to let him know you think he’s pretty good. Available in sizes small-5XL.