10 Science-y Valentine's Day Gifts

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Grand Central Publishing/ZUNON/Amazon

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

Giant microbes
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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.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Periodic Table Beaker Wine Glass; $19

Wine glass beaker sold on Amazon.
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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.

Buy it: Amazon

3. THE SCIENCE OF KISSING; $19


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

Coasters that look like a heart
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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

Magic Bean Plant from Walmart.
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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.

Buy it: Walmart

6. Heart Cufflinks; $12

Cufflinks with hearts on them
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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

Funny Valentine's Day cards
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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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8. DOPAMINE NECKLACE; $34


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

A terrarium in a beaker
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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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10. CHOCOLATE BRAINS; $26


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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Whiten Your Teeth From Home for $40 With This Motorized Toothbrush

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AquaSonic

Since many people aren't exactly rushing to see their dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic, it's become more important than ever to find the best at-home products to maintain your oral hygiene. And if you're looking for a high-quality motorized toothbrush, you can take advantage of this deal on the AquaSonic Black Series model, which is currently on sale for 71 percent off.

This smart toothbrush can actually tell you how long to keep the brush in one place to get the most thorough cleaning—and that’s just one of the ways it can remove more plaque than an average toothbrush. The brush also features multiple modes that can whiten teeth, adjust for sensitive teeth, and massage your gums for better blood flow.

As you’d expect from any smart device, modern technology doesn’t stop at functionality. The design of the AquaSonic Black Series is sleek enough to seamlessly fit in with a modern aesthetic, and the charging base is cordless so it’s easy to bring on the go. The current deal even includes a travel case and eight Dupont replacement heads.

Right now, you can find the AquaSonic Black Series toothbrush on sale for just $40.

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Save 93 Percent on This 9-Course Mixology Bundle

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