2018 Gift Guide: The 14 Best STEM Toys for Adults

2018 Gift Guide: The 14 Best STEM Toys for Adults

With the holiday season already well underway, it’s time to get serious about your shopping list. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for the geeky grownups in your life, look no further; we’ve rounded up 14 of the best science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) toys for adults, broken down by price point. No need to hog your kid’s gifts this year. Stocking Stuffers — $10 or Less Chop Savers Light Up LightSaber Chopsticks – $9.99 Make dinner time a little more exciting with these LED-powered light-up chopsticks, available in a range of vibrant, neon colors. Batteries are included, and a convenient on-off push-button makes for easy use. Lightweight and portable, these funky chopsticks will light up even the dullest holiday party. Night Sky Playing Cards: Playing With the Constellations – From $4.40 You can only play so many games of Charades before someone starts nodding off into their eggnog. Instead, get outside and take advantage of the clear winter nights. Based on Jonathan Poppele’s award-winning Night Sky field guide, this set of playing cards feature 52 different constellations, with each suit corresponding to one of the four seasons. Play enough games of Rummy and you’ll soon be a star among the stars. Jiulyning 6-in-1 Multi-Tool With Ruler, Level Gauge, Ballpoint Pen, Stylus, and Two Screw Drivers – $11.99 The Jiulyning six-in-one multi-use tool is one part ruler, one part level gauge, one part pen, one part stylus, one part stylus, and one part screwdriver — actually, two parts screwdriver, as both a flathead and Phillips are included. Perfect for DIY projects around the house or at work, this versatile tool is portable and convenient — and a lot of fun. Featuring a sleek, modern design and available in various colors, this handy stocking stuffer isn’t just for hands-on jobs or fixes; the stylus is compatible with all touchscreen smart devices, phones, and tablets. Economical Gifts — $10-$25 Bluetooth Beanie Hat – $19.99 With this Bluetooth beanie, you can keep warm while staying cool: the high-tech hat features built-in, high-performance dual stereo speakers and a discreet microphone so you can listen to music while shoveling or catch up with friends on a chilly winter walk. The whole thing is wireless, and hooks up directly to any smartphone or mobile device-enabled Bluetooth. The headphones are removable to allow for easy washing, and a USB port allows for simple charging. Worried about sizing? Don’t be; the beanie is made of a stretchable knit material. Remember those little gadgets everyone used to carry around and check throughout the day to make sure their cat or dog or other cute critter was healthy, fed, and rested? Yes, Tamagotchis are still around, looking just as did they when they were introduced in 1997, with the original programming intact. They’re now available in a huge range of colors, styles, and types; there’s even a leopard-print design. Stoke someone’s nostalgia this year and gift them the gift of simpler times, when your biggest concern […]

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