10 Science-y Valentine's Day Gifts

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This Valentine's Day, show your loved one how much you appreciate them with the help of science. From beaker-shaped wine glasses to heart cufflinks, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for the science lover in your life.

1. Microbe Box of Chocolates; $20

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Assorted boxes of chocolate can be something of a letdown as there tends to only be a few worth eating. So skip the sweets this year and give them a box of plush microbes instead. Packaged inside a heart-shaped box, you’ll find an adorable plush kissing disease, a sperm cell, an egg cell, a penicillin, and a pink amoeba.

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2. Periodic Table Beaker Wine Glass; $19

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If you’re going to enjoy a glass of wine on Valentine’s Day, do so with scientific precision. These glasses not only look like real beakers, but they can be thrown in the dishwasher when you’re done using them for an easy wash.

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Scientific minds like to break things down and examine them from every angle—including kissing. In this book, author Sheril Kirshenbaum looks into the history and science of smooching, from when humans first started puckering up to why men and women kiss differently.

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4. Heart Coasters; $20

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Hearts are the universal symbol of Valentine’s Day, but this gift is for anyone who just can’t stand to look at the very anatomically incorrect pink and red ones that adorn most cards. These glass coasters all feature an illustration of a different part of the human heart, and when they're stacked together, they form the whole thing. And since the coasters are coated with a sealant, you can rest a sweaty drink right on top and the images won't come off.

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5. ‘I Love you’ Bean Plant; $8


If you’re looking for a unique way to tell someone you love them this Valentine’s Day, why not do it with a bean plant? The company guarantees the plant will grow within 10 days; all you need to do is add water and watch your lovely message sprout.

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6. Heart Cufflinks; $12


Now your gift recipient can quite literally wear their heart on their sleeve. These handmade silver and gold cufflinks show the heart in its true form and make a great addition to just about any outfit.

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7. Mini Science Valentine’s Day Cards; $16

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If you’re looking to express your love in ways like, “Unlike this DNA fragment you cannot be replicated,” or “Unlike Dolly the sheep...Ewe are one of a kind,” then these are the cards for you. This 24-pack of wallet-sized cards includes four different adorable designs that are perfect for handing out on Valentine’s Day.

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The chemical dopamine is often associated with love, desire, happiness, and excitement. Hopefully you and your partner feel these things when you're together, so celebrate the wonderful chemical with this necklace plated in a 24-karat rose gold.

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9. Chemistry Glass Terrarium; $40


Grow some plants in a beaker that looks like it was taken right out of a high school chemistry class. Perfect for the botanist in your life, you'll find soil, sand, activated charcoal, and pebbles in the kit. All you need to do is add a few plants.

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Skip the cliché box of chocolates and go for something a little ... brainier. These pink chocolate brains are perfect for studious individuals and zombie lovers alike. Each box comes with 12 individually wrapped brains.

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