Following the success of last year’s gifts for academics post, here are a few more fresh ideas for gifts!
1. A poster of a city
For those academics who move cities or even countries for a new job, this could be a simple way to remind them of their favorite place or city. Create your own or get one via Mapiful or Axis Maps (h/t @mdekstrand)
2. A book holder
For more efficient reading and writing, as seen on @raulpacheco‘s Twitter
— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco) November 14, 2017
Get one at bookhug.com or go for one of the options from Amazon:
3. Travel containers
Tile is a Bluetooth tracking device, great for keeping track of your keys, bag or the even your stapler that somebody borrowed “just for a second”.
5. Codenames board game
It’s the best board game ever! I found out about it through Felienne and am obsessed with it. There are different versions, but I really like the “pictures” one.
6. Clothes with pockets
For your academic friends who wear dresses and skirts. It’s a conspiracy I could just start believing, but it’s very difficult to find women’s clothing with pockets. Luckily more and more businesses are realizing this, here are a few options:
OK, technically yes it is $45 for one wine glass but a) it has cool science prints on it and b) it is called the “Tenure” series! https://t.co/tOi1hpLIKe
— Dr Becca, PhD 🐘 (@doc_becca) November 27, 2017
8. Gift of Headspace
Although I was skeptical at first, Headspace has been very helpful for me – I would definitely recommend it to anyone dealing with any sort of stress. You could just get a month subscription to start with to see if the recepient of the gift is into it.
9. On Writing Well
Because we all should be writing.