The inquisitive people in your life are surprisingly easy to buy for if you can tap into what motivates them. And what motivates them is, simply, curiosity. Buy them something that occupies their mind or intrigues them and you've got it right. I've got some suggestions that fit the bill.
1 Things Come Apart: a Teardown Manual for Modern Living, Hardcover
For that person in your life who loves to tinker with a screwdriver. Beautiful photos of the intricate innards of 100s of things.
2 Closed Aquatic Ecosystem, Sphere
Would you believe this little real life eco-system can self-sustain for up to 3 years?
3 Constellation Mug
What stargazer wouldn't love to drink out of this?
4 Charley Harper Tree of Life 500-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
For anyone who loves the challenge of a jigsaw.
5 Moon, Earth and Galaxy Night Lights
A nice stocking filler for the kids or someone obsessed with the night sky.
6 15L Flow Aquarium, White
Everything you need to start keeping fish.
7 What if? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Put this on the gift list for someone who doesn't believe that curiosity killed the cat.
8 Desktop Madness Series Hand Pen Holder with Magnetic Back
Everything on your desk close to hand - ha ha.
9 Cork Globe Map of the World
No adventurer should be without a globe. Especially a cork one you can stick pins in.
10 Moldable Plastic
Hours of fun with moldable plastic that can be used over and over. do you know a crafty person who would love this?
11 Cabinet of Natural Curiosities
A museum in a book! Pages of fascination. And it came from a collection made in the 18th century.
12 Kit - Original
What do you buy a budding writer? Magnetic words of course.
13 How to Create a Mind: the Secret of Human Thought Revealed
Got a psychology student on your gift list? Also great for anyone intrigued by the human mind.
14 Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming
Undoubtedly the curious person on your list asks the question "what if" many times - so do the writers of this book.
15 Arduino Uno Ultimate Starter Kit, Includes Instruction Book
Know someone who would like to learn about electrical circuitry? Gift problem solved!
16 Clocky Alarm Clock on Wheels
There's only so much time in this world and so many questions to be asked and answered so never miss a minute of it with this clock that actually jumps up to 3 feet high.
17 Branch & Twig Assorted Colored Pencils, 10-Pack
Who wouldn't love these natural pencils?
18 The Geometry of Pasta [Hardcover]
Undoubtedly the foodie in your life has wondered about the geometry of pasta. Feed them the answer with this book.
19 Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain
A great read for anyone who wants to delve deep into how science has explored the brain throughout history.
20 Plastic Human Skull Model
For your budding brainiac or med student. Hinged for natural movement! Will also double as Yorick in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
21 Light Field Camera, 8GB, Electric Blue
The Lytro camera is the first consumer camera that records the entire light field—all the rays of light traveling in every direction through a scene—instead
of a flat 2D image.
22 The Last Whole Earth Catalog: Access to Tools
An intriguing book that is the ultimate companion to the person who looks for usefulness in everything.
23 My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope - MFL-06
Anyone who wants to get up close and personal with the object of their curiosity needs a microscope.
24 Haynes Build Your Own Internal Combustion Engine
Got a petrolhead to buy for? With this they can build their own engine, learning the intricacies of how it works ad they go,
25 National Geographic Science of Everything: How Things Work in Our World
Indispensable book that reveals the science behind virtually everything.
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