T'is the season of giving, and many people have got Christmas shopping all wrapped up already. But what if there’s an engineer in your life for whom you’re struggling to find the perfect gift?

Or perhaps you’re an engineer who keeps getting asked by your loved ones what you’d like for Christmas, but you don’t know what to ask them for?

Luckily, we’ve put together this handy gift guide designed to help buying gifts for engineers stress free.

We’ve split the gifts into disciplines, since different engineers have different interests.

Chemical Engineers

Science MAD! Chemistry Lab

Amazon, £26.76 – Click here

You’re never too old to get a thrill out of some basic chemistry experiments. Share the fun with kids to encourage an interest in STEM. It’s educational and fun for all ages.


Personalised Embroidered Lab Coat

FoodSafetyDirect, £15.59 – Click here

Whether for work or just to feel authoritative at home or in public, the personalised lab coat is always useful for any lab worker.


Mechanical Engineers

Chocolate Tool Set

The Amazing Chocolate Workshop, £31 – Click here

While these tools might not necessarily be practical for a mechanical engineer, they are delicious. This surprising novelty item is sure to be a talking point when the recipient opens their gift.


Meccano Excavator

Amazon, £25.98 – Click here

For many mechanical engineers, the childhood gift of a Meccano set might have been the start of a lifelong love of building and fixing things. Aside from nostalgia, Meccano is still a fun and relaxing activity for everyone.


Automotive Engineers

LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5

John Lewis, £129.00 – Click here

This has to be the ultimate toy for any car fan, especially those with an interest in building, fixing or tinkering with their vehicles. Fans of the classic Aston Martin DB5, particularly the one driven by James Bond in Goldfinger (1964), will love the attention to detail on this LEGO recreation, which includes bullet shield, ejection seat and rotating licence plate.


Silverstone Race Car Experience

Track Days, £199 – Click here

For any motoring fan, the epicentre of racing is Silverstone. Here is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that won’t soon be forgotten. Choose from a Ferrari, Aston Martin or a single-seater racing car and set your fastest lap around this iconic circuit.


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