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15 really cool Christmas gift ideas for the science and tech geeks in your life

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Not sure what to get the science and tech-lovers in your life?

Well, despair not. Whether it’s studying stars from your living room, playing around with microscopes or building a retro gaming console from scratch, we’ve got you all covered with these gizmos.

1. DIY synth kit

 

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(£24.99, Firebox)

Who doesn’t want to brag about literally making their own sound synthesiser?

2. Potato clock

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(£6.99, Prezzybox)

Using vegetables to power digital clocks never sounded more fun.

3. Super magnetic thinking putty

(£14.99, Firebox)
(£14.99, Firebox)

It may not be much to look at but watching this gizmo do its work is surprisingly soothing.

4. Robot puppy

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(£199,99, Red5)

He’s as cute as the real deal. Well, almost.

5. The X Cube

(£27.99, Firebox)
(£27.99, Firebox)

For those who are pretty good at solving the Rubik’s cube and need a bigger challenge.

6. Science mug

(£6.50, Etsy)
(£6.50, Etsy)

Because things are best when they look a bit geeky.

7. Star theatre planetarium

(£109.99, Firebox)
(£109.99, Firebox)

Using a high-tech projector and white LED technology, the gizmo beams 60,000 stars to the ceiling of your room. So cool.

8. Periodic table chopping board

(£19.99, Etsy)

(£19.99, Etsy)

For those who can’t resist a science pun.

9. Periodic table coasters set

(£11.95, Etsy)
(£11.95, Etsy)

A perfect gift for chemistry geeks and tea lovers.

 

 

10. Moonwalk outta here necklace

(£25, IFL Science)
(£25, IFL Science)

This is definitely one for the space adventurers.

11. Moon lamp

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(£14.99, Firebox)

Guess what, this lamp comes with a teeny-tiny ‘Neil Armstrong’ footprint. And it’s only £14.99.

12. DIY gamer kit

(£69.99, Firebox)
(£69.99, Firebox)

For those who want to build their own console and enjoy it later.

13. Spaceman USB light

(£4.97, Menkind)
(£4.97, Menkind)

The Spaceman is the perfect gift for those that love to browse the internet late into the night.

14. Smartphone magnifier

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(£19.99, Firebox)

For when you want your phone screen to look retro.

15. Digital microscope

(£59.99, Menkind)
(£59.99, Menkind)

This cool USB desktop microscope comes with 400x magnification.

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