Holiday Gift Guide: 9 Brilliant Gifts for Engineers

Holiday Gift Guide: 9 Brilliant Gifts for Engineers




By Learnio Staff

It’s been a helluva year (or three) and if we’ve learned anything it’s that we need to enjoy the moments we have in front of  us and show others you care.

There are still a couple of weeks to go and if you’re looking for the perfect gift for an engineer – professional or amateur – look no further. We’ve got you covered with a list of great gifts that will make your shopping easier this holiday season.

With shipping and supply chain issues being what they are, don’t wait too long to get your shopping done.

A Pop of Nature for the WFH Office

We spend a lot of time indoors staring at one screen or another in the winter and a little hit of nature is good medicine. Plant delivery services are popping up all over, causing us to ask why didn’t this catch on sooner?

We  pay a premium to send fragile flowers that die a week later, so why not a philodendron that can last years?   Try Foli or Plant It Modern.

Coffee Fix Within Arms Reach 

Perfect whether you work from home or need to grab one for the road, this is a great gift for any coffee lover. We’re fans of this Nespresso machine. The coffee is delicious and it takes two minutes to make


A Good Pair of Headphones

Many engineers  listen to music while they work (not to mention during down time) and having good headphones can make all the difference when it comes down to getting work done.

Noise cancelling headphones can reduce distractions from coworkers and help you focus on work more effectively than before.

One of our favourites is these  Audio Technica ATH-M20xBT Wireless Over-Ear Headphones or if your engineer is more of an earbuds person, check out these Beats by Dre and Bose.

The Dyson Zone

If your engineer’s taste lean towards futuristic tech The Dyson Zone is a pair of “noise cancelling, air-purifying headphones that simultaneously tackle the urban issues of air quality and noise pollution.”

Since Dyson is synonymous with cool engineering what might look weird now, could become the prestige gadget of the future. Click here to get specs and find out more. Pre-orders start in January.


A Year of Professional Development 


Those headphones would go well with an annual subscription to podcast based Professional Development platform Learnio CPD for Engineers.

Your CPD hours are auto-tracked and the site features a growing library of  podcasts, complete with written take-aways and resources,  featuring a wide range of experts from NASA’s Webb Space Telescope to urban transportation innovators to ethics experts and more.

Earn CPD while you commute or walk the pooch or hit the gym.

Biographies of Innovators

The holidays are a great time to catch up on your reading and stories of great cultural icons and innovators can be inspiring. Author Walter Isaacson has written definitive biographies of Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Ben Franklin, Steve Jobs, and ‘Code Breaker’ about CRISPR inventor Jennifer Doudna. His latest book in the works is an authorized biography about Elon Musk.


Oura Ring


If this one hasn’t been on your radar it should be. The Oura Ring is a smart ring and marvel of modern technology with legions of obsessed fans.

It provides sleep feedback, monitors your blood pressure, can track your hormones and period all without another screen strapped to your arm.

There are two infrared LED sensors, two negative thermal coefficient body temperature sensors, a 3D accelerometer, and a gyroscope Researchers from UC San Francisco used the ring to try to predict Covid-19 in health care workers. The NBA and WNBA purchased the ring by the thousands for their players. Even Nascar is using Oura rings for drivers and staff.

3D Printer

If there’s one bullseye gift for an engineer it might be the 3D Printer.

The LulzBot Mini Desktop 3D Pringter has a steep price tag, but it could be the perfect group gift for the engineering family or team. It’s sure to inspire the budding engineer and makes for educational and creative family time.


Also For the Budding Engineer

ENGINO Creative Engineering 100 in 1 Robotized: Maker Pro

Everyone likes a gift you can play with after the chaos of opening presents is over and the kids start wondering why there aren’t more.

This one is a source of great quality time for the mom or dad engineer and their budding builder.


What’s on your list this year? Let us know what you think of these ideas and if they provided some inspiration.

Merry Christmas!

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