25 Gifts For Engineers That’ll Definitely Measure Up

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: February 28, 2024

    Let’s get down to the nuts and bolts of it: finding the perfect gifts for the engineers in your life is like trying to solve a complex equation with a simple solution. These brainy innovators who spend their days crafting the future deserve something as unique and thoughtful as their creations.

    Whether they’re building bridges or coding the next big app, we’ve engineered a guaranteed gift guide to meet their high standards. From gadgets that make their equations a little more fun to desk toys that offer a much-needed break from the blueprint, our lineup is as diverse as their interests.

    So, let’s gear up to surprise your favorite problem-solvers with gifts that are more than just a token of appreciation—they’re a nod to their genius. Get ready to be crowned the gift-giving champion of the tech world!

  1. Perpetual Calendar
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    This boldly original calendar is designed to be used year after year. Move the two magnetic balls to mark the date and month. Made of injection-molded plastic and magnets, it can be wall-mounted or used on a desktop. Give your favorite engineer a truly unique gift.

  3. 3D Printing Pen
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    This pen supports two filaments; you can customize the drawing speed and temperature. This 3D pen is extraordinarily friendly and safe while drawing with a patented ceramic nozzle and adjustable temperature design. This gadget is the perfect gift for yourself, your friends, or your family! Want to step up your gift game? Get them a 3D printer.

  5. Tesla Patent
  6. Were you looking for a unique gift for that engineer friend or family member? This set of 6 beautiful Tesla patent prints will make a memorable gift. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist! He is best known for his contributions to the design of the electricity supply system. Each 8×10 print will look fabulous as framed decorative wall art.

  7. Lego Technic Racer
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    Your engineer friend will be ready to tear up the track with the Lego Technic RC Tracked Racer. It’s two great experiences: A challenging build and a sleek, rugged RC car for racing excitement. Massive tracks make it a monster in any terrain, so your builder can easily take on any obstacle. Kids will be impressed with the 360-degree turns and bold colors—a great gift idea for any occasion.

  9. Engineers Tactical Bag


    Engineers have to carry a lot of gear when in the field. This high-density 1000D nylon fabric and rugged premium construction from upgraded fabric is lightweight, durable,scratch-resistant, waterproof, and will not fade. It can be a handbag briefcase or a tactical sling backpack bag with an adjustable shoulder strap. It contains multiple dividers for easy gear organization with Molle webbing platforms on the front and sides for customization with pouches and attachments. The padded compartment on the show, sides, back, and bottom protect your laptop and devices from accidental scratches.

  11. Engineering Cheat Sheet Tee
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    Need engineering help? Wear this T-shirt, printed all over with engineering concepts, equations, and hints to help solve your engineering problems. Makes an excellent gift for your favorite chemical engineer, civil engineer, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, aerospace engineer, and more.

  13. The Perfectionist Cutting Board
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    Embrace your OCD tendencies with The Precision Cutting Board! Your cutting guidelines, straight edges, and measurements are conveniently laser engraved into the thick, durable bamboo wood for quick reference and precise cuts! This kitchen tool will make the perfect gift for your favorite chef!

  15. Fellow Coffee Tumbler
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    A travel mug finally worthy of the coffee inside! Designed to amplify your coffee-drinking experience even when you’re on the go. Of course, your coffee should taste how you intended; unlike stainless steel, our ceramic interior coating keeps your brew pure and free of lingering odors, oils, and “old penny” tasting notes. 

  17. Math Equation Clock
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    Are you looking for a gift for a math nerd? A unique and creative way to keep track of time! This might be a traditional analog display clock, but telling time will be challenging. Solve it, and you might solve the riddle of time! As the clock ticks, the hands move around the dial, indicating each hour’s time of day through a different math problem.

  19. Mind Teaser Puzzles 
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    Test your skill and patience with these tricky puzzles to help you practice focus and logical thinking. Fun Party Games: Next time you’re at a party, pull these out and divide them into teams. Find out who’s the best master solver of the group. Finally, a game set worth owning to challenge your mind every day. 

  21. Engineer Mug


    They will enjoy their morning dose of caffeine with this funny engineer mug. This coffee mug is the perfect conversation starter and will amuse everyone in the office. This extra-large mug holds a generous 12 oz of your favorite hot coffee or tea, which is excellent for those days you need a fix. Great for any engineer coffee lover, for any occasion! 

  23. Weatherproof Notebooks
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     The Green 4″ x 6″ top spiral notebook is small enough to fit comfortably in your pocket and tough enough to survive Mother Nature’s onslaughts. This scrappy pocket notebook will survive rain, sweat, mud, snow, oil, and grease. The green paper is legible in bright sunlight. The impact-resistant Wire-O binding won’t lose its shape. The polyuria cover defends your notes from scratches and stains—the best gift for engineers in the field.

  25. Personalized Pen


    This Classy gift box ballpoint pen set is an ideal gift for a valued employee, a coworker, or a deserving loved one. The pen has a textured handle for a firm grip. It weights for a balanced feel, and the ballpoint tip writes in smooth, clean lines. These personalized pen sets are great for engineers. The pen set includes one case, a rollerball pen, and a ballpoint pen in black ink.

  27. Shashibo Box
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    Are you looking for something to fidget with and stimulate your mind? You’re in the right place. Shashibo is a shape-shifting box that transforms into over 70 shapes. Plus, with its robust magnet system, you can combine several cubes to build more extensive forms, sculptures, and structures. Can you create them all? It’s a fun gift for anyone who likes a challenge.

  29. Multitool
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    Rugged, reliable, and easy to handle, the Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier is engineered to tackle jobs in almost every situation. Featuring a sleek butterfly design, durable stainless steel construction, and Gerber’s patented Saf.T.Plus component locking system, this affordable multitool packs 12 convenient tools that will quickly prove indispensable.

  31. Engineer Girl Power Coffee Mug
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     Never underestimate a woman with an engineer’s degree. This coffee mug makes the perfect female engineer. This fun, high-quality, inspiring coffee mug will spread good vibes & make her smile—an excellent graduation gift for engineering students.

  33. More Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things
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    Following the success of the best-selling first edition, here is an entirely new collection of 1,715 ingenious uses for items in your pantry that can save you hundreds of dollars, oodles of time, and lots of hassle-plus help the environment. For the handyman or handywoman. Silence squeaky hinges with shaving cream, remove rust from tools by rubbing them with a slice of raw potato dipped in salt, and ten neat home-repair uses for nail polish.

  35. Badass Engineer Knife
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    A thoughtful Father’s Day gift or retirement gift for an Engineer. A trusty knife is a man’s best tool. This laser-engraved survival knife will surely bring a smile to his face. Knives are perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays, or any occasion. Give a gift with lasting utility. He’ll thank you every time he uses it. Features a bead-blasted, 3-inch stainless steel half-serrated blade.

  37. Aviator Saftey Glasses
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    Now, they can look slightly cooler with these metal frames aviator-style safety glasses. Lenses are coated for superior scratch protection. The Engineer safety glasses are constructed from a nickel-silver alloy and are available in fashionable styles. Side shields are permanently attached. 

  39. Circuit Board Card Holder
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    Whether used for business cards, gift cards, or other essential carries such as credit/ATM cards, driver’s licenses, and insurance cards — the first thing you see before you take out the card is your card case. So, make a memorable first impression, and pull out a card case with a unique character that brings out your style! Each card case features a natural wood veneered, precision-cut surface on a stainless steel body. It makes a great stocking stuffer.

  41. Elon Musk
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    Vance uses Musk’s story to explore one of the pressing questions of our time: can the nation of inventors and creators, which led the modern world for a century, still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk–one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history–is a contemporary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs.

  43. Mathematical Glasses 
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    Whether it’s advanced calculus or just calculating ideal ice-to-iced tea ratios, stay hydrated in statistical style with this set. Drinking with mathematical precision is easy: Use the standard ounce marks and their equivalent constants, then geek out over the expanded formulas—all presented in delightfully differential colors like graph paper blue and #2 pencil gray.

  45. Circuit Board Coasters
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    Cut into circles and turned into coasters with cushy cork bottoms, these retired electronic boards are emblems of the electronic nervous system of our world. In vivid colors, with metal circuits that gleam like polished jewelry, they make striking conversation pieces in the living room or out on the patio. For anyone with an emotional connection to electronic and digital technology—whether it’s nostalgia for their early coding days, religious yearly viewing of The Matrix, or a never-ending love affair with all things Internet—they make quirky and cool gifts for a computer engineer.

  47. The Moscow Puzzles
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    This is, quite simply, the best and most popular puzzle book ever published in the Soviet Union. Lavishly illustrated with over 400 clear diagrams and amusing sketches, this inexpensive edition of the first English translation will offer weeks or even months of stimulating entertainment. It belongs in the library of every puzzlist or lover of recreational mathematics.

  49. Leonardo da Vinci Catapult Kit
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    Catapults were first invented in Ancient Greek and Roman times; however, our common idea is based on drawings from the Medieval Ages. Leonardo redesigned the catapult around 1485 and used the springlike energy stored in bent wood to give power to the swingarm. They can unleash their mechanical creativity to build this ultimate medieval artillery weapon.

    What do engineering students need?

    Congratulations to the future engineer! A perfect gift would be a high-quality, personalized multitool set that showcases their new profession and equips them for the challenges ahead. Pair it with a thoughtful, inspirational engineering book, and they’ll be thrilled to have such a meaningful and practical gift to commemorate this incredible milestone in their life!

    Gifting a sleek, stylish, professional backpack or laptop bag will help them stay organized and make a great impression as they transition into their new engineering career. Also, consider including a heartfelt, handwritten note expressing your pride in their accomplishments and the bright future that awaits them, making this thoughtful gift even more special and memorable.

    What are the best gifts for engineers?

    Prepare for lift-off as we suggest the ideal gift! Launch their creativity sky-high with a challenging, brain-teasing puzzle or an innovative gadget that’s equal parts fascinating and functional. Add a dash of humor with a clever engineering-themed T-shirt or mug, and you have the perfect formula to make your inner nerd rejoice. Watch their face light up like a well-designed circuit as they unwrap your thoughtfully chosen gift!