Find the best science gifts of the year with our 2017 holiday science gift guide! Choose from Christmas gifts for geeks and grads, girls and boys, and even grandparents who love science! These gifts for science lovers include bestsellers, seasonal favorites, and staff picks. So, whether you’re looking for educational science gifts for kids, adults, or even yourself—you’ll find them in HST’s science gift guide.

Stocking Stuffers

If you only need little science—or a little more—these gift ideas prove that good things come in small packages. Mini in size but massive in science, these are the best science snacks you can stuff into a stocking.

Beaker Mug, glass, 400 ml
Explorer Telescope, 15X x 35mm
Twilight Blue Thinking Putty
Slinky, metal


Bring the magic of STEM to life this Christmas with hands-on gifts that let loved ones see science in action. Through an application of STEM concepts, these gifts guarantee learning without labor! Today, they’ll conquer their new STEM kits; tomorrow, they’ll conquer the world!

OWI 14-in-1 Solar Robot
Thames & Kosmos Remote-Control Machines DLX
Thames & Kosmos Robotics, Smart Machines


No science gift guide is complete without chemistry. Chemistry sets for kids & adults bring abstract concepts, like the building blocks of matter, into focus. Experiment with sputtering, spewing chemical reactions and inspire kids to learn more.

Complete Introduction to Chemistry Kit
Advanced Chemistry Labware Set
Thames & Kosmos Chem C1000


Biology gifts are an invitation to investigate life and living things. Explore the human body. Guard against bacteria. Discover dissection and more. Biology offers endless options for your child to learn and enjoy.

How to Suture Wounds Course & Kit
How to Examine Patients Course & Kit
The Magic School Bus The World of Germs Kit

Animals and Insects

To find gifts for animal lovers and bug collectors, look no further than this science gift guide! Whether you want to witness metamorphosis or collect insects, animal & insect science gifts bring learning to life. Give kids the beauty and fascination of the animal kingdom this year.

Insect Collector's Backpack Kit
Chick Bator Egg Incubator with Four Eggs
Grow-a-Frog Kit

Earth & Geology

People who dig earth science and geology will also dig these gift ideas! Though you can’t give them the world on the platter, you can give them gifts to learn more about the world. And that’s kind of the same thing, right?

Adventure Station Diggin' Geology Kit
Rock Hound's Backpack Kit
Rocks & Minerals Earth Science Collection, 75 specimens


Give them the tools to explore the final frontier from the comfort of home. The space enthusiasts on your list will flip for these gifts. You always told them to reach for the stars, and space gifts put the stars (plus the moon & planets!) a little closer within reach.

Levenhuk Skyline 70mm Refractor Telescope
3D Star Theater
FirstScope Tabletop Telescope


Challenge the problem solvers in your life with engineering gifts from this science gift guide. Construction sets let future engineers build models while building their confidence. Simple machine gifts put physics principles (and busy brains!) to work.

Engino Discovering STEM: Structures & Bridges
K'Nex - Intro To Simple Machines: Levers and Pulleys
KEVA Structures 200 Plank Set


Robot gifts let kids and adults experiment with computer science, engineering & more. From beginner levels to advanced programming, robotics gifts offer the best way to learn technology. Shop robotics kits that combine blocks with robots and more.

Cubelets Twelve Robotics Kit
MOSS Zombonitron 1600 Robotics Kit
OWI All Terrain 3-in-1 RC Robot Kit


Put a physics lab under the tree with these physical science gift ideas. Physics experiment kits give kids firsthand and hands-on experience with science concepts. Discovering motion, force & work has never been more fun.

Thames & Kosmos Remote-Control Machines
Thames & Kosmos Physics Workshop


Kids can’t help their attraction to science with magnet science gifts. Perform simple or complex magnetism science projects that show how magnets work. Get them stuck on learning this Christmas!

Thames & Kosmos Magnetic Science
Electricity & Magnetism Experiment Kit
Electricity & Magnetism Kit


Bring the magic of microscopic life into sharp focus with these gifts! Reveal the bustling world beyond what the naked eye can see. Magnify their love of science with tools to help them study the world up close.

Home Microscope
eFlex Digital Handheld Microscope, 75x/300x
My First Lab Mega Duo-Scope Microscope


Satisfy their love of justice and science with CSI gifts. These interactive kits let kids investigate and solve mock crimes using the same tools the pros use. These forensic science sets transform the coffee table into a crime lab and kids into cops.

Whodunnit? Detective Spy Scope
Crime Scene Science Kit

Science Magic

Though it’s not magic but science behind the tricks in these kits, the effects are just as amazing! These make perfect gifts for kids who love the pageantry of performance. If they can’t be wizards, scientists are the next best thing.

Chemistry Magic Tricks Kit
Magic Penny Magnet Kit
Magnetic Levitation Kit

Kitchen Science

Finally, kids have a reason to play with their food. These kitchen science gifts guide kids through tasty and educational experiments. Let them discover food chemistry and how delicious learning about science can be.

Make Your Own Chocolate Kit
Cheesemaking Kit - Mozzarella & Ricotta