When searching for the perfect gift for an engineer, it can be hard picking out something they might like and find valuable. Thankfully, the FlexDog team of engineers ranging in all ages and degrees have jumped in to compile a list of their favorite gifts for engineers for all ages.
Whether you’re shopping for your husband, wife, friend or coworker, this list will give you some great gift ideas for the engineer in your life.
1. Racing Quadcopter ($115.99)
First Person View 720P HD REAL TIME Video Camera (2MP, 1280×720 Pixel) enable you to take aerial videos and photos with your iPhone or Android phone device.
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The Beer of the Month Club from Amazing Clubs is the most popular beer club in the world! Each month they deliver 12 full-sized bottles of hard-to-find, specialty microbrews from highly-rated, regional breweries across the country. Each shipment includes four different varieties of premium, hand-crafted beer carefully selected by our experts and brewed in limited quantities. Their members can choose from 3, 6, and 12-month clubs and a Beer of the Season Club with new selections each spring, summer, fall and winter.
3. Samsung VR Goggles ($58.08)
With the Samsung Gear VR, you can play amazing games, watch Hollywood’s best movies in your own private cinema (or even on the moon!), socialize with friends new and old, be at the center of a suspense thriller, and so much more
The HD 280 Pro is Sennheiser’s most significant closed, around-the-ear headphone to be introduced in years. Designed to exceed the demands of the professional environment, the HD 280 Pro boasts extremely robust construction combined with the sound quality, modular design, and aggressive noise isolation the necessary in the field.
5. Dry Erase Markers Fine Point ($7.89)
We guess that about 93% of engineers enjoy white-boarding their thoughts and drawing flow charts. Use these Expo’s dry erase markers to track, schedule, and present your point in a brilliant fashion. Intense, bold colors take center stage even from a distance.
6. Nest Remote Learning Thermostat ($159.99)
A thinner, sleeker design. A bigger, sharper display. The 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat is more beautiful than ever. With Farsight, it lights up when it sees you coming and shows you the time or temperature from across the room. And the Nest Thermostat is proven to save energy.
7. Raspberry Pi 3 Motherboard ($39.99)
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Board features a quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 clocked at 1.2 GHz. The Pi 3 features on-board 802.11N WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.
8. Soldering Iron ($39.70)
“Soldering iron…for when you can’t hot glue it together.” -FlexDog Gabe
This kit features a high-quality, lightweight pencil iron with variable power control, a cushioned foam grip with a replaceable heating element, and a safety guard iron holder.
9. One Year Subscription to Scientific American ($29.99)
According to their website, Scientific American is the award-winning authoritative source for the science discoveries and technology innovations that matter.
10. Amazon Audible Subscription (1 book each month, $14.95/mo)
For Engineers with Expensive Taste (+$499)
11. A private island or remote cabin in the middle of nowhere ($??)
Three words: Introvert Recharing Needs
12. Tesla ($$$$)
Tesla cars feature some of the newest and greatest technology features – including self-driving hardware, supercharing, zero to 60 mph under 6 seconds, and a 5-star safety rating. This is exactly why engineers drool over Tesla vehicles.
13. DJI Mavic – Drone ($999)
Wherever You Go The DJI Mavic Pro is a small yet powerful drone that turns the sky into your creative canvass easily and without worry, helping you make every moment an aerial moment. Its compact size hides a high degree of complexity that makes it one of DJI’s most sophisticated flying cameras ever.
FlashForge Creator Pro is the newest desktop 3D printer that is built upon open source platform. It prints ABS better than ever with improvements and new hardware additions. The perfect 3D printer providing the ultimate user experience that DIYers and hobbyists are going after.
This awesome laser pointer is one of the most powerful handheld laser in the world! Utilization of the laser crystal technology and optics creates this high quality: It emits an intense brilliant blue laser beam full of energy. This laser is also fully focus adjustable so one can control the shape of their own lightsabers. This 30000mw Laser kit includes five laser lenses that can emit wonderful patterns. And it will surely bring you a lot entertainment!
16. X15 Flamethrower ($1,599-$1,750)
“Burn it to the ground.” -FlexDog Gabe
Fully assembled X15 Flamethrower (gun, tank, backpack, etc). Three (3) interchangeable wand tips that allow you to adjust the range and efficiency of your flamethrower personalized to your specific application. (1/8”, 3/16”, 1/4”)
17. Pancake Bot ($299)
The PancakeBot is the world’s first pancake printer capable of automatically dispensing batter directly onto a griddle in the shape of the user’s choosing. Design your own pancake masterpiece using the free software or choose from the premade designs at pancakebot.com. A runaway success on Kickstarter, the PancakeBot helps kids and adults explore technology through food.
For the Kids (Or Kids at Heart) / STEM Based Education
18. Build A Kid’s Tesla (+$788.99)
The first and only battery powered ride-on for kids with Lithium Ion Technology. Our Flight SpeedTM Lithium Ion Batteries are engineered to provide the best performance available in a battery powered ride-on with a lower impact on the environment. Easily switch between a top speed of 6 mph or a parent limited speed of 3 mph with the flip of a switch located in the trunk.
19. LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon (+$159)
Travel the galaxy with Han Solo, Chewbacca and others in the iconic Millennium Falcon! Aim for the stars with the Millennium Falcon featuring streamlined design, detachable cockpit, spring-loaded shooter, holochess board and lots more. One of the most iconic starships of the Star Wars saga is back, and it’s leaner and meaner than ever before! As featured in exciting scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this latest LEGO version of the Millennium Falcon is crammed with new and updated external features, including an even more streamlined and detailed design, detachable cockpit with space for 2 minifigures, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with hatch and space for a minifigure, dual spring-loaded shooters, sensor dish, ramp and an entrance hatch.
20. Perplexus Star Wars Death Star ($28.10)
Star Wars Death Star Perplexus brings a-maze-ing lights and sounds to the award-winning range of Perplexus 3-D games! In this Star Wars Edition, you can use Rebel Alliance Squadron tactics to navigate the X-wing Starfighter through the Death Star’s treacherous tunnels and precarious pathways. Its unique shape maximizes visibility as you twist, turn and maneuver through the challenging maze mission. Master the maze and destroy the Death Star! Star Wars Death Star Perplexus is a great game for ages 8 and up. It’s easy to play, yet hard to defeat the dark side!
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