Engineers dedicate their professional careers to building workable solutions for highly technical problems. They want whatever they build to be practical and useful. The same goes when you are searching for a gift for an engineer. If you stick with something that is practical and can help them in their daily work lives, they will be very thankful to you.
That being said, they also do have a sense of humour and like to receive fun and exciting gifts as much as the next person. This gift list is a mix of useful and fun gifts for engineers. Whichever one you pick, I am certain you will raise a smile on their face.
Best value gifts for engineers
Are you searching for a stocking filler or a gift for the engineer at work? All of these gifts are priced below $20 and represent excellent value for money.
When you are working away on your project, tucked under a machine, you need to have all of the tools you need to hand. RAK produce fine tools for all trades and are well loved by engineers. The RAK Magnetic Wristband is a handy little device that straps to your wrist and keeps all of your screws, bolts and screwdriver heads firmly against your wrist.
When you need a certain screw, you don’t have to stop what you are doing to go ratcheting about in your tool box. They are right next to you on your wrist, allowing you to carry on working. This clever device is a great gift idea for any engineer, they will definitely use it all the time!
Okay, so they may not be the most useful of gifts when it comes to helping an engineer build machines. But everyone needs a pair or two of lucky socks. These novelty socks are right up any engineer's street. They are covered in fun designs of mathematical equations and experiments.
Any engineer is also a mathematician as so much of what they do is based on working out equations for how something will stand up and not collapse. Add these gifts to a stocking or put it into the secret santa for work’s engineer.
Engineers love nothing more than being the smartest person in the room and this clock is certainly for those who know their math! Each position on the clock is replaced with a mathematical equation representing the number making it fun to work out the time.
If you have an engineer friend or family member who has an office of their own, then this is a great addition to their office. It will be a real talking point when clients come to visit them. What is more, it is very reasonably priced.
Mid-range gifts for engineers
If you have a family member or close friend to buy for who is also an engineer, then the gifts in this section are all quality buys between $20-$40.
Engage the brain of your engineer family member and give them something to do on Christmas day by buying them this brilliant wooden puzzle. It will take them a while to assemble it but don’t worry they love to be able to work with their hands. The puzzle is designed as a factory and cogs and when assembled all together will send metal balls chugging along the conveyor belt.
What is more, once assembled this puzzle looks lovely as a decorative piece in their office. The ROKR 3D Wooden Puzzle also comes in lots of different variants, so if the engineer in your life loved building the first one, they have plenty more they can have a go at.
A caliper is used by an engineer every day to accurately calculate measurements. They will use it for all sorts of different reasons as it is one of the central tools of their trade. This caliper by Neiko will let them step up their game from the standard manual caliper as this one is digital allowing for greater precision.
It has an extra large LED screen that clearly displays the measurements, which comes in handy when you are trying to take a measurement from the back of a machine. If you are searching for a quality gift for your engineer loved one, they will certainly appreciate this professional gift.
Something special: high-end gifts for engineers
In our final section of gifts for engineers, these last two gifts are something a little bit special to spoil engineer in your life.
Being an engineer can be messy work sometimes. Yet, you also need to stay presentable for clients. The answer is this adjustable denim bid in camel that has fully adjustable leather straps around the back. Not only does this bib make you look professional, it is also very useful.
It has several pockets around the front including a zipped pouch to keep screws and other small items safe. The ties around the back are very comfortable making it easy to wear everyday. If you want to give a high quality gift to an engineer for them to use at work then you don’t need to look any further than this stylish work bib.
The final gift on our list of gifts for engineers is the Handheld Butane Torch Canvas Print. The print is perfect for having pride of place in any engineer’s office. Printed onto top quality canvas, the print is of a US patent of the butane torch.
It shows the exact measurements and design of the torch, something which will definitely be of interest to any engineer who loves to get into the inner workings of machines and understand how they work. This gift would make an excellent option for a retirement gift for an engineer or perhaps for you loved one on your wedding anniversary. It is certainly something to treasure.
As with all our gift lists, we search for highly rated and usable gifts for the different categories of people you want to buy for. You can guarantee that the gifts on this list have all been selected to thrill the engineers in your life. They love practicable but fun gifts that they can use regularly. Whether you choose one of the best value items or something special, you will definitely impress them with your knowledge of engineering.