52 Gifts For Political Science Majors

1. 2020 World Almanac

The World Almanac is America’s bestselling reference book of all time, with more than 83 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for school, library, business, and home. The 2021 edition of The World Almanac reviews the biggest events of 2020 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year.

2. Do Not Disturb Socks

If your dad loves his technology, then this funny pair of socks is the perfect gift. Made by Zmart out of high-quality cotton, these socks are sure to get lots of attention.

3. The Contender Playing Cards

“Contender” playing cards are great for poker or any other game where you need to keep track of individual points. They make a fun 10th-anniversary gift when added to a custom box of 50 red, white, and blue playing cards.

4. Temporary Tattoos

The perfect favor for a baby shower, zoo party, or just to add some fun birthday decorations. 2 sheets with 30 different designs that will require everyone’s attention! Unique designs featuring monkeys, tigers, and lions.

5. Big Fat Surprise Cookbook

Big, fat dietary mysteries solved in The Big Fat Surprise. Saturated fat was evil, eggs were good—but where did that bacon come from? How about the butter and cheese? In this groundbreaking book, Nina Teicholz reveals how government-funded nutrition research is skewed by hidden conflicts of interest; why eliminating foods such as meat, dairy, and whole grains from the diet may be one of the worst ideas our health professionals ever had; and why we need to just chill out about saturated fat. It’s time to toss out old food myths for new food facts.

6. Portrait of Courage

A speech on the radio. A high school literature class. A promise made to a mother. Activism begins in small ways and in unexpected places. This inspiring book features activists from across America who recount their journeys and share their beliefs – from voting rights to reproductive rights, and from the environment to the economy.

7. Cute Nerd T-Shirt

Show off your pride for the unspoken sisterhood with this funny t-shirt. It sports a vibrant screen print of the saying “May The F=mdv/dt Be With You” on the front, and is made in the USA.

8. 10 Things a Fungrammer Should Know

“A fun-gram is the best gift you can give someone who loves plants.” – Succulents Online “Plants are not just for Instagram; they can bring calming and restorative qualities to anyone. And making your favorite person's home a more green space will make them happy! This book offers lots of practical tips, from how often to water succulents, to what type of light they prefer, and even which succulents are hardy in colder climates. Also, there are detailed care instructions for each plant—a really useful gift guide addition if you ask me!

9. It Can’t Muffle the Sound Graphic Novelty T-Shirt

Nothing says “I love you” like giving your dad a hilarious t-shirt that tells him he’s awesome. This high-quality cotton shirt is available in several sizes and colors to make sure he gets just the right fit.

10. Graphic Novelty T-Shirt

There is nothing more than can make a father smile than having his little boy wearing a shirt that says it. This graphic novel t-shirt makes a great gift for those fathers who have teenage boys and want to look cool as their teenager’s idol.

11. Social Anxiety T-Shirt

If your dad struggles with social anxiety, this shirt will make a great gift! Made of cotton, the shirt is comfortable and has a relaxed fit. Printed on the back is the text, “I Thought I Had Social Anxiety. But It Turns Out I Just Don’t Like People.”

12. T-Shirt

If there’s one thing dad loves, it’s being welcomed to the neighborhood with a shirt like this! Say it loud and say it prideful: My only responsibility is telling you what to do. This hilarious t-shirt makes a great gift for that father of yours who has kids running all over him or for that matter, any man who wants to be told what to do.

13. The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III

In the mid-1990s, Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong published a series of best-selling books detailing behind-the-scenes maneuvering in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush White Houses called Shadow Presidency . These books were based on hundreds of interviews with players in those administrations, including many senior officials who for the first time told their stories—and helped transform how we see that history. Now comes James Mann (The Rebellion Era) to tell the extraordinary story of Secretary of State James Baker from 1984–1993 under Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Bill Clinton—a man who had something to do with every major foreign policy decision made by these three presidents over that span!

14. Right Or Racist T-Shirt

Right or racist, wrong or not a problem. Perfect birthday gift for the friend who needs to have fun. If you think it’s funny, then your buddy will too!

15. Science is Like Magic But Real T-Shirt

Show off your passion for science with this trendy t-shirt. Great gift idea for that nerdy friend in your life!

16. Classic Kaleidoscope

A fun, age-old toy that is also educational. Twist the lens and watch an amazing kaleidoscope of colors light up the room! These toys have been around for decades; in fact, this type of toy was made illegal in the U.S. due to its popularity among children ages 4 and younger who could easily access the pieces.

17. Pocket Constitution

This beautiful, full-size constitution is bound in Italian leather and comes in a high-quality journal. The pages are cream-colored acid free paper with gilt edges. This is no typical laminated publication! It’s the real thing – the law of the land as ratified by state conventions on February 27, 1788. A great gift idea for American history enthusiasts and students!

18. Disappearing Coffee Mug

This coffee mug is a fun way to get the point across that your drinking rights are disappearing. Hold up to 12 ounces of your favorite beverage and let people take a good look at how your civil liberties are vanishing before their eyes.

19. China: A Visual History of the Middle Kingdom

From the clans and legends of prehistory to the last Qing emperor, this book brings China's imperial history to life through its pivotal events, political forces, and powerful people. This definitive visual guide will captivate readers with the key events that shaped Chinese history and laid the foundations of the modern nation.

20. First Lines Coffee Mug

This coffee mug is a fun gift for book lovers. It features 24 opening lines from some of the greatest works of literature.

21. I Am Legend Coffee Mug

This 11 ounce mugs is both dishwasher and microwave safe. It makes a great gift for that coffee-loving teacher of yours!

22. Outstanding Funny T-Shirt

If your dad loves jokes, then this outstanding t-shirt is a must-have! Made from 100% cotton, this t-shirt has a classic fit and modern design, and it makes a great gift for any occasion. Also available in black, grey, white or pink.

23. Slate’s Political Gabfest

The Unmaking of America is a New York Times bestseller exploring the history, philosophy, and psychology of utopianism in politics. Levin lays out what he sees as lessons for our time from political Utopias past.

24. Campfire Coffee Mug

This stainless steel enamel mug will last longer than your coffee! Your favorite graduate will love this gift since it is both sentimental and practical.

25. All Fun and Games Until Someone Looses a Wiener T-Shirt

Pull on closure. 100% cotton, Graphic design displayed on front. A funny t-shirt for those who can’t seem to get anything past that first “woo hoo!” The perfect gift for the husband whose wife will kill him when she sees it in his clothing collection.

26. “Will Give Legal Advice for Wine” Tumbler

If he’s going to law school, then this taster is the perfect gift for him! It says, “Will give legal advice for wine.” Hilarious! This 12oz insulated tumbler keeps drinks cold or hot for hours and comes with a lid so your wine will never get spilled!

27. Good Luck Socks

These funny socks are ready for the next big thing. The pattern features a large number of small numbers and letters, which makes it perfect for adding up to 7+7=15 or solving an equation that has something to do with math or science.

28. Fantastic Planet (Criterion)

Nothing has ever looked or felt like René Laloux’s 1973 counterculture psychedelic animation, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction. The film is set on a distant planet called Ygam, where enslaved humans are the playthings of giant blue natives. After their pet Oms escape from captivity and join a resistance movement fighting back against the Draags’ oppression and violence, they must embark on journey to free their planet from bondage to these blue giants. A truly mind-expanding masterpiece by one of the world’s greatest animated filmmakers.

29. As Told By Trilobites Coffee Mug

This is a coffee mug that will show you how long ago certain things happened. It’s fun to drink your morning coffee while learning about the Earth’s history!

30. Coffee Mug

This cute mug makes a great gift for that coffee-loving law student. Whether they’re studying at the library, on their laptop, or in their dorm room, this coffee mug will make them feel like they’re still at home.

31. Bull Shit Button

This straight-talking bullshit button allows you to call bullshit whenever you see it. Simply press the red buzzer to make it light up, buzz loudly and announce, That was bullshit. Or shout, Bullshit detected! Take precautions! over a wailing siren. No friend, relative, teacher, or colleague will dare to bullshit you again after setting off the bullshit alarm.

32. Very Funny T-Shirt

Is your dad a sarcasm master? Then this “Very Funny” t-shirt is sure to get big points for the humor. Made from 100% cotton, this unique graphic tee comes in several colors and makes a great gift for that sarcastic dad in your life!

33. Graphic Novelty T-Shirt

“Just because your best friend moved to a different state doesn’t mean you have to miss each other out. This shirt is the perfect gift for her to let her know that she’ll always have a place in your heart no matter how far away she moves! We could all use a little reminder now and then that we are always loved, even when we don’t feel it.

34. Graphic Novelty T-Shirt

I paused my game to be here is the perfect gift for that guy who loves to game but hates getting up. He can tell you exactly why he had to pause his game when you two are having issues in your relationship.

35. Novelty Offended You T-Shirt

Offended by what, you ask? This shirt will offend everyone. Men and women alike will be turned off by this hilarious t-shirt that makes a provocative statement about sex. The shirt is available in all sizes and colors.

36. My People Skills Are Fine (But My Lashes Are Not)

Show off your sarcastic side with this classic t-shirt from the vast sarcasm archives of My people skills are fine. It’s my idiot face that isn’t. 100% combed cotton, unisex sizing - men and women should order the same size.

37. Graphic Novelty T-Shirt

This vintage cassette tape graphic novelty t-shirt is a great gift for that retro geek in your life. Be sure to order one in each color so he has a shirt to wear to work, the video game store, or any place where he might run into old friends!

38. Not Lazy Enjoying Doing Nothing Graphic Novelty T-Shirt

Pull on closure. “I’ll meet you at the bottom of the mountain and we’ll call it a day. I don’t like your itinerary, so I canceled it. We will have fun climbing to the top though!” This t-shirt makes a great gift for that friend who loves to be active but would rather not spend their time doing activities they don’t enjoy.

39. People Who Tolerate Me On A Daily Basis Graphic Novelty T-Shirt

This “People who tolerate me on a daily basis” graphic novel t-shirt makes a great gift for any loved one that gets annoyed with your sarcasm. Show up at the game in this shirt and let the little shits know you can laugh at yourself, too.

40. T-Shirt

“Respect your right to be stupid.” This t-shirt makes a funny and subtle gift for anyone interested in intelligent life, including scientists, pro athletes, school teachers, college students, or any thoughtful person who needs a little reminder that it is okay to have your feet on the ground once in a while! These are 100% cotton relaxed fit shirts (UNISEX) with all over printed graphics. Made and printed in USA.

41. Graphic Novelty T-Shirt

When your teenager asks, “what was the 2000’s?” and you don’t have an adequate response, pull out this graphic novel from top Internet humorist/filmmaker Andrew Orvedahl and get to work. The best gift for history nerds who love clever design and strong opinions.

42. Mug, Coffee or Tea

This coffee mug is almost as funny as the winning of America’s highest court cases. The mug changes color based on the temperature of the beverage being heated inside it. This hilarious gag gift is perfect for any coffee or tea drinker who likes to win at life.

43. Necktie

Made in USA from 100% silk, this classic necktie is available in three colors to match any outfit. The design features a beautiful old-fashioned map of the United States.

44. Never Trust An Atom Socks

These hilarious socks make the best gag gift for any occasion. They’re colorful, comfortable, and come in a pack of two so you can be sure to get one on the receiving end!

45. Box Set

"Interplanetary adventure the way it ought to be written." – George R.R. Martin. Humanity has colonized the solar system, but two hundred years after migrating into space, mankind is in turmoil. When a reluctant ship’s captain and washed-up detective find themselves involved in the case of a missing girl, what they discover brings our solar system to the brink of civil war, and exposes the greatest conspiracy in human history.

46. The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state bans on gay marriage were unconstitutional, making same-sex unions legal across the United States. But the road to that momentous decision was much longer than many know. In this definitive account, Sasha Issenberg vividly guides us through same-sex marriage’s unexpected path from the unimaginable to the inevitable. It is a story that begins in Hawaii in 1990 and unfolds over twenty-five years as it moves coast to coast and issue to issue—a masterful example of social science storytelling at its best.

47. Engraved Ballpoint Pen

This beautiful pen is engraved with various symbols of science, including the atom, molecules, astronomy and  biology. The silver-toned engraving reads “Symbols of Science – Chemistry, Biology, Physics & Astronomy”. This would be a great graduation gift for a future doctor!

48. Book of Wisdom From Joe Biden

This notebook is a lot more than just a calendar – it’s your guide to becoming the best, most knowledgeable, and wisest version of yourself. Whether you want to record your ideas or notes, plan your week, read inspirational quotes every morning for motivation or write down that brilliant joke you heard at work today so you can tell it again later (with proper attribution, of course), this journal will help you become the person you were meant to be.

49. To Thine Own Self Be True

This William Shakespeare collectible quote pen is both elegant and inspirational. Engraved with one of Shakespeare’s most famous quotes, this pen is a worthy addition to any pen collection, and makes a suitable gift for all types of Shakespeare fans – including playwrights, actors, directors, and writers. This luxury ballpoint pen weighs 30 grams and measures 5.5 inches long. The ink cartridge is easy to replace whenever needed making this pen a practical alternative to disposable ballpoint pens. Give this unique gift for graduation, Christmas, or birthday to a teacher or professor who inspires you!

50. Talking President Ball

This Trump-themed magic 8 ball is way cooler than the ones I used to play with! It not only gives you an answer, but also a dramatic reading from The Donald himself. This is one of the coolest gifts you can give a Trump supporter – or anyone who enjoys playing fun games with their phone!

51. Party Game

A stimulating party game that will quickly escalate into an honest argument. Should you donate your organs after death? What about legalizing euthanasia? These topics and many more are up for debate in this fast-paced, funny game. A great icebreaker that gets people to share their values and opinions.

52. Shirt

Does your sister love politics? Then she’ll love this t-shirt! It says, “Aunt Ruthie, I had no idea you were a feminist. Thank you for being you and teaching me to be myself. Love, Your Niece” This is an excellent birthday or anniversary gift idea that will become a family heirloom!