Physics Gifts for Graduates

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Physics Gifts for Graduates
Give him a gift that speaks to his passion for physics. (Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Physics enthusiasts are a special group of people. Since everyday demonstrations of the world of physics are all round us, we really are living in their world. Give him a gift that makes it readily evident that he has a passion for science. A T-shirt or other printed gift can be inexpensive, yet speak to his passion for science. He may prefer a gift that actually demonstrates one or more of the laws of physics. Give your physics enthusiast a gift that piques his interest and will inspire others to question the laws of physics.

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Printed Items

Give him a gift that will make it immediately obvious to all of his friends and acquaintances that his has a fascination with physics. There are a lot of printed items available that will make your physicist happy. Choose from physics T-shirts, bumper stickers, posters; and iPod and phone cases.

Newton's Cradle

A physics gift that sparks curiosity and inspires conversation is a Newton's cradle. A Newton's cradle can serve as aesthetic desk accessory or as a functional accessory. He can use it as a paperweight, a gadget that can serve as a conversation starter, or just an item to tinker with while on hold. It takes a lot of restraint to sit down in front of a Newton's cradle and not swing one of the balls.

Physics Gifts for Graduates
Who can see it and not play with it? (Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images)

Levitating Globe

Another physics gift that will not only look good and serve as a great conversation piece, but also inspire awe, is a levitating globe. A levitating globe is an educational desk accessory that will please any physics fan. Her friends and coworkers will be drawn to it immediately upon sight. An affordable gift, a rotating and levitating globe has a mirror base and works on a twelve volt battery, and costs less than £65.

Physics Gifts for Graduates
Ask him how to make a sphere levitate. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Magnetic Gifts

Give your physics buff a science gift that might have been the first object to spark his interest in physics -- a magnet. Give him a therapeutic piece of magnetic jewellery. There is some scientific evidence that indicates magnets may help with arthritis pain. Give him a personalised set of refrigerator magnets, a magnetic frame or a set of pocket magnets for passing the time. A magnetic tool set can be a practical physics-related and practical gift.

Physics Gifts for Graduates
Magnets can be fun and educational. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

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