Top Gifts for Mechanical Engineers

Best gifts for Mechanical Engineers

Choosing the perfect gift for someone is never easy, but it can be even more challenging if you are looking for a special something for the mechanical engineer in your life. And sure, not all of us are looking for career-centric gifts specific to mechanical engineering, but for those of us who are, this article is for you!

Maybe your best friend just graduated and you want to give them something that honors this monumental moment. Or maybe you simply want to show appreciation to a loved one who just happens to be an engineer. Heck, maybe you’re the engineer and you are looking to spoil yourself with some inspiration for your work. Whatever your reason may be, it is clear that you are looking for something functional and unique to give to someone you care about, and you know what? We care too. So get ready to wow that special person in your life with a clever and thoughtful gift that screams, “hey, I think it’s pretty cool that you’re a mechanical engineer” or you know, something like that. 


Notebooks and Notepads

Math Equations That Changed The World

Before we get into the notebook that celebrates the equations that have changed the world, let’s acknowledge that math isn’t for everyone. But you know who appreciates and understands math more than the average person? Yep, you guessed it: mechanical engineers. This deep blue and burnt orange notebook is multi functional and can be used to jot down insights, graph observations, and record data. 

So for the math-loving person in your life, this gift is more than just acute notebook (pun intended), it pays homage to the many scientific and mathematical discoveries credited to the early Greek philosopher Pythagoras. Trust us, they’re going to love it. 

Mechanical Engineer Math Notebook

Optical Engineering Lab Notebook

It doesn’t take a mathematician to see why this notebook ranks as one of the best gifts for mechanical engineers. This brightly-colored vintage cover was designed to spark inspiration for math and science lovers alike. One of the coolest things about this particular workbook is that each book has space for a complete table of contents and numbered pages, making it easy to keep track of projects and research. 

Mechanical Engineer Lab Notebook

The Engineer - Notebook Collection

Consider this particular collection the Rolls Royce of gifts for engineers. With traditional green engineering grid paper in a lay-flat bound hardcover format, it’s no wonder why these notebooks would make the perfect gift. Not only does this 12-pack of hardcover bound notebooks contain each of The Engineer notebooks, but it was sustainably built in response to a special request from a prominent aerospace engineer, so you know it's engineer-approved! If you don’t need the entire collection, you can always choose any one of the twelve, like the Chemical Engineering bound pad or the Mechanical Engineering bound pad


The Engineer Notebook stack


Illustrations & More

Mechanical Engineering Scientific Illustration Museum Print

Spruce up any room with this museum print that doubles as a unique form of art that any mechanical engineer is sure to appreciate. With deep indigo, powder blue, and dusty brass colors, this Mechanical Engineering Art Print makes a great graduation, birthday, or congratulatory gift!


Mechanical Engineering Scientific Artwork


Electromagnetic Spectrum Drinking Glass

While this gift isn’t specific to mechanical engineering, it does make a fantastic gift for anyone who loves math and science. Plus, think of how cool this would look on any engineer’s desk! 


Electromagnetic Spectrum Drinking Glass


Engineering Mystery Field Pack

Let us handle the art of gifting for you! These mystery packs are thoughtfully assembled with a specific theme or academic field in mind. So when it comes to the best gifts for mechanical engineers, you can’t really go wrong with this Mystery Field Pack. 

The best part? Everything in our shop is fair game! You could get notebooks, pencil cases, bags, glassware, stationery and more. Oh, and did we mention that these packs are a great deal because you'll get more than 25% off the cost of the items you receive? It’s a win-win for the gifter and the giftee. 


Engineering Mystery Field Pack


The Perfect Engineers Gift Does Exist

The perfect gift for your engineer acquaintance is just a click away. At Cognitive Surplus, we pride ourselves in carrying expertly crafted, and sustainable gifts for science enthusiasts. However quirky, complex, or meticulous the engineer in your life is - we’ve got something for them!
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