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Gifts for Electrical Engineers

16 Graduation Gifts for Electrical Engineers

You are probably wondering what to get for your boyfriend as a graduation gift but nothing is coming to mind. He is one of the coolest people you know and you just want to get him something impressive. You feel like getting a mug just doesn’t cut it; you want something really cool and exciting for him.

We have carefully selected some of the coolest unique gifts you can find for an electrical engineer. Whichever items you choose to get as gifts from our list is guaranteed to impress him. He will be happy with it.

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Quick Overview: Gifts for Electrical Engineers

1. NIKOLA TESLA FIGURINE

You are probably wondering who is this guy and what is he holding? Also, why would my boyfriend like this? Well, this is Nikola Tesla, an electrical engineer known for many discoveries/inventions still widely used as a standard in electrical engineering today. He is holding the Wardenclyffe tower also known as the Tesla transmission tower which is a prototype for many wireless technology we enjoy today. Many electrical engineers are a big fan of him and his inventions, this is why this figurine will make a cool gift.

Pros.

  • The figurine is roughly 12inch tall which is a great size
  • The craftsmanship is applaudable
  • Quality material
  • Durable

Cons.

  • It may seem pricey but the quality and detail of this statue is worth the price

Tesla fans that bought this figurine had only positive things to say about it. They were quite impressed with the detailed craft.

2. TESLA COIL ARC LIGHTER

A Tesla coil lighter is another cool gift you can get. It mimics Tesla’s idea of wireless electricity. The light works by creating an electric arc anytimes the button on the lighter is pressed. What’s so cool is that this lighter is USB rechargeable and a full charge can last up to a week or more, depending on the usage. No more need for lighter fluids. This lighter is safe because the lid ensures that it does not go on accidentally. Cool item right?

Pros.

  • It is flameless and windproof
  • USB rechargeable
  • Easy to use
  • Quality item
  • Durable

Cons.

  • Since the width between conductors are close, a little more attention may be needed to light up an item/object unlike alternative flame lighters

This lighter is unconventional which makes it a unique gift to give. Most customers were happy with their purchase.

3. FUNNY T-SHIRT

This is a really funny t-shirt. He’ll definitely get the joke, however the question is, will he be confident or comfortable wearing the t-shirt out? We don’t know but we know this shirt is funny. He may love to have this t-shirt in his closet. The shirt fabric is a mixture of materials that are good absorbent and breathable.

Pros.

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable 
  • Comes in assorted colors

Cons.

  • This item is yet to be bought

The joke on the shirt is really funny and ambiguous, easy to be misinterpreted by a few people but it would probably not matter to him. We think this t-shirt is cool. Check out our article for more sentimental gift to get your boyfriend

4. SCIENCE GENIUS SOCKS

A Tesla design sock will be a good addition to his socks collection. It has the symbols of current, Tesla face and tower on it which is cute.

Pros.

  • Soft and comfortable
  • Cool designs
  • Appropriately thick
  • Quality material

Cons.

  • Depending on the size of his leg may be smaller.

This is a nice pair of socks for engineers, you can also add this circuit board design sock to the Tesla socks. It is fun and attractive and he will love using them.

5. HARLEY DAVIDSON METAL PEN HOLDER

Even if he is not into motor bikes, this Harley Davidson model bike pen holder will still get him excited. Harley Davidson is one of the two oldest bike manufacturers in the United States with renown designs. This detailed piece of art is stunning and would probably spark a love for bikes if he doesn’t already have. It will make a cool toy for your Engineer boyfriend.

Pros.

  • Good craftsmanship
  • The black bronze painting is cool
  • Attractive desk item
  • Sturdy
  • Durable

Cons.

  • While the additional embroidered butterfly pendant is cool, the motorbike bike pen holder is still cool alone.

This is a lovely office desk/ shelf item. Customers are happy with their purchase.

6. GALILEO THERMOMETER

Apart from the unique design of this item, the Galileo thermometer was built in line with the Galileo Galilei principle on thermometers which states that the density of a liquid changes depending on temperature. This is a cool way of measuring temperature and most engineers will love to have this item in their collection.

Pros.

  • It is a great decor
  • A cool indoor temperature kit
  • A good way to strike a conversation with visitors that might be interested in this attractive piece

Cons.

  • This is a fragile item and shipping it comes with a lot of risk. It is, however, a cool item to have.

Most customers that bought it noted that it was functional as well as a stunning piece.

7. EDISON BULB VINTAGE LAMP

The light bulb remains one of the coolest inventions by an engineer till date. This is why this bulb lamp replica is a cool electrical engineer gift. The lamp is made with wood and glass and is roughly 10.25 inches.

Pros.

  • Easy to setup/use
  • It has vintage vibe to it
  • Bright
  • Attractive decor

Cons.

  • A few customers complained that the socket is crooked but not annoying enough to dislike this item

This is a cute shelf/table lamp.

8. ZYKLOP RATCHET SET

Now he is done with tertiary, he will either need to upgrade his tools are get new ones for work purposes. One tool set many electrical engineers find useful is a Ratchet set and we think that you should get this Zyklop ratchet set for him. It includes a ¼ inch ratchet, 10 sockets, 2 flexible lock extensions (long and short), sliding t-handle, universal joint, wobble extension, adaptor and 24 bits.  The ratchet can be used as a conventional screw driver by attaching an adaptor and a bit. The Kraftform handle has been designed to prevent blisters and calluses while still giving you a good grip. This set was built with effectiveness and safety as top priority.

Pros.

  • Versatile
  • High quality set
  • Impressive result
  • Sturdy
  • Solid packaging
  • Value for money

Cons.

  • Engineering tools don’t come cheap

Impressive tool set, highly recommended by those that bought it.

9. OSCILLOSCOPE

Oscilloscope enables waveforms to be seen, which makes it easy to detect faults in circuits. It is an essential tool for testing electronic hardwares and your boyfriend will love this Cheffort digital storage oscilloscope if he does not already have one. This mini Oscilloscope can be used to measure voltage, frequency and pulse width. It displays AC in color, including sine, sawtooth, square and triangle waveforms which makes it easy to read. It has 4 channels, 2 analog and 2 digital channels. The package also includes 2 mcx oscilloscope  probes (X1 and X10), allen key and a user manual. Check out creative ways to give your boyfriend gifts like this.

Pros.

  • Easy to use
  • Portable
  • The material is of better quality
  • Effective

Cons.

  • It will be nice if the cables were longer

This item is considered effective by customers that bought it. They love the size and build.

10. WIRELESS VINTAGE FM RADIO

You might be wondering why you should get this radio. Lets just say is a blend of old and new technology, an easy reminder of how things (engineering and technology) have evolved with time. This portable radio bluetooth speaker has great sound quality, good radio reception, attractive vintage look, a tuning knob and an indicator dial. It comes in a high grade plastic suitcase which is a classy way to deliver this wireless vintage radio.

Pros.

  • Impressive packaging
  • Great sound quality
  • Attractive exterior
  • Easy to use
  • Good bluetooth connectivity
  • Value for money.

Cons.

Customers had only positive reviews for this item. They love the battery life, sound quality, vintage look and packaging.

11. QUALITY WORK BAG

A solid bag that is able to fit in all their working tools will make a great gift. This Seibertron pro-multifunction bag has been built to fit in as many working tools as possible, including a laptop. It has 4 front pockets, 2 side pockets, a laptop compartment, a main compartment, front zipper pocket and inner pockets and pen slots. It also has a tough hand and shoulder strap that have been built to last.

Pros.

  • Good quality
  • Spacious
  • Durable

Cons.

  • A reviewer noted that it doesn’t have a bottom padding which is needed for gadget protection, especially for an item such as a laptop. However, a pad can be bought and inserted. Thankfully, it is not expensive. 

This bag has been rated high for features such as quality material, sturdiness, durability and value for money.

12. ROBOT DIY BUILDING KIT

A wood puzzle toy he will find interesting is this Rowood steampunk Robot DIY building kit. The kit contains 221 laser cut wood pieces in 7 sheets, LED light, music box, screw driver, wood glue, sand papers, tweezers and a user manual. The estimated time to build this robot is 8 hours. It operates with two lithium batteries and can be kept in different positions.When the handle is turned, the robot sings a song titled ‘can’t take my eyes off you’. He will find assembling this robot mentally stimulating. The robot is very attractive and will definitely receive a lot of  attention from friends.

Pros.

  • Easy to assemble
  • Sturdy
  • Attractive
  • Value for money

Cons.

  • It does not come with batteries

Most customers considered this kit giftable.

13. MAGNETIC FLOATING GLOBE

Another cool office desk/ home decor item to get for him is this magnetic floating globe. The globe is held midair by an electronically controlled magnetic system. The top part of the gadget contains an electro magnet and a magnetic sensor while the base contains a microprocessor and the electronic control component that makes the globe levitate.  This high tech gadget comes with a LED light that makes it look stunning in the dark.

Pros.

  • Stunning
  • Functional
  • Educational

Cons.

  • It should not be placed in close proximity with other electronic gadgets to  ensure that the magnetic field of this gadget remains stable.

Customers that bought it considered it to be a cool gadget

14. PORTABLE PROJECTOR

A mini projector is always a handy gadget to have. It will enhance his home entertainment views. It has a great visual effect: two brightness modes. Can be widely connected to different gadgets through HDMI port. The allowed projection distance is between 1m-4m and projected size from 30-100 inches. It has a built-in 5000 mAh battery which can last over two hours when fully charged. Your boyfriend will enjoy using this on-the-go gadget for his personal entertainment. You can check out more priceless gifts you can get for your boyfriend.

Pros.

  • Easy to use
  • Portable
  • Lightweight
  • Great picture quality

Cons.

  • Since the audio is quite low, he may need to connect it to a portable speaker for audibility.

Customers rate it high for features such as brightness, picture quality, sheerness, portability and value for money.

15. THINKGEEK STEAMPUNK TESLA WATCH

It looks geeky doesn’t it? It is afterall for geniuses. This ThinkGeek Steampunk-styled Tesla analog watch is a stunning piece of art. The catchy features are definitely the two faux vacuum tubes with LED red lights that can be switched on and off and the ornamental winding key. It is attractive and will sure receive a lot of good comments from admirers.

Pros.

  • Quality leather straps
  • Keeps to time
  • Vacuum tubes are functional
  • Good looking
  • Good packaging

Cons.

  • It is not water resistant

The uniqueness of the watch makes it a piece worth giving as a gift.

16. ELECROW CROWPI RASPBERRY PI 4

This Crowpi Raspberry pi kit is one of the best programming kits out there. It comes with 19 different sensors in a well organized portable box.

Pros.

  • Quality
  • Easy to easy
  • It is a touch screen
  • Multiple tools in one place is awesome

Cons.

  • The screen is quite small
  • A customer felt that the company did not do justice to this product with the shallow documentation available.

Except for a few minor suggestions that will greatly improve this kit, customers were really impressed with it.

You might want to check out other articles of ours for more gift ideas.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are some of the cool electrical engineering gifts I can get for someone?

All 16 items in our gift list are cool, unique and will make a good impression on the person you are getting the gifts for.

What can I get an electrical engineer for christmas?

We think that the collection of socks with some cool electrical tool designs will make a good christmas gift. Also, the wireless vintage radio, robot toy kit and a portable projector can be added to your Christmas list.

List of a few cool gadgets for electrical engineers.

An Oscilloscope, a Raspberry pi, Zyklop ratchet set, portable projector and fitbit watch are a few gadgets you can get for an electrical engineer.

CONCLUSION

There are a lot of cool modelled items that an electrical engineer will love as a gift and we’ve mentioned 16 of them. One way of picking out a good gift is by learning one or two things about their field of work, it gives you an insight about certain inventions and inventors that fascinates them. We hope that you find the list items helpful in choosing that perfect gift.

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