Share it! Science : November 2023

15 Science Themed Stocking Stuffers

Bring on the science this holiday season! Here are some affordable, unique and interesting ideas for stocking stuffers this year. Sure to please the young (or old) scientist on your list. Many of these would make great science-themed party favors as well. There is bound to be something here that will pique the interest of the people in your life this year. Really, who doesn't love science? 
From miniature microscopes to temporary tattoos you will find something for every budget. I have also included links for several retailers, so that you can conveniently find what you are looking for at a price you like. Let the science gift-giving begin! 
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science themed stocking stuffers


Science Tool Stocking Stuffers

Tools of the trade for small hands. 

Magnifying Glass 

Kids love to view things magnified and close up. A magnifying glass makes the perfect little budget friendly stocking stuffer. 
Here are some good choices: 



From bird watching to star gazing, a pair of binoculars can be a handy tool. Here are a couple of good choices for young scientists. 



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Miniature Microscope

Absolutely love this pocket microscope. Use it inside or throw it in a backpack for an outdoor adventure. 

Pocket Microscope: Amazon

A Science Notebook

A notebook for observations and experiments is indispensable! And it doesn't have to be anything fancy. Check out these little stocking-sized ones. 


Plastic Test Tubes

For all of those little experiments! These test tube sets will inspire all sorts of open-ended experimenting and science play. 


Exploring Nature Stocking Stuffers

A few must haves for kids who love nature!

Bug Box

Investigate some creepy crawlies close-up, before returning them to their home. 

Bug Box: Amazon


Rocks and Fossils

Do you know a little rock hound? Small fossils and polished stones are fun little gifts. 

Animal Tracking Cards

Perfect for the backpack when you are out exploring! 

Sun Print Paper

Make a nature print with something cool you've discovered outside. These can be so beautiful, and easy to stick in a nature journal. 

Little Science Experiment Stocking Stuffers


Crystal Growing Kits

These are so fun! Grow crystals of different colors and shapes. How about a little nostalgia? Crystal growing trees! I loved these when I was a kid. 



Lemon Clock Experiment

Build your own lemon clock!


Just for Fun Science Stocking Stuffers


Crocheted Biology and Chemistry Novelties

Are you crafty? Download some crochet patterns to make some cute biology or chemistry themed stuffed toys.

Giant Microbe Stuffies

These funny novelties also teach a little bit about germs and viruses! Good for someone with a sense of humor! 

Giant Microbes: Amazon

Science Themed Stickers

Super fun for water bottles, laptops, etc. Science and STEM themed stickers!

Science Temporary Tattoos

Get temporarily "inked" in a wonderfully science-nerdy way! Fun for all ages.

Science Temporary Tattoos: Amazon


Find more unique science gifts here! Perfect for science teachers! 

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