Awesome Gifts for Data Scientists

What will you get your favourite data scientist this Christmas?

If you find it hard to find an awesome gift for a data scientist or statistician you know, we thought we'd help you with a list of gifts any data scientist or geek will appreciate. 

There are some big presents and also some great stocking fillers so you have plenty of choices to delight your data lover friend.  


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Awesome gifts for data scientists

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We've put together a list of gift ideas you can get for your Data Scientist friends and colleagues for you to choose the most suitable gift or perhaps a treat for yourself. But just in case you want to know, this gift is one the most popular gifts in this list, and this other one is in our personal wish list.

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The Coolest Gifts for Data Scientists

Tap Strap Bluetooth Enabled Wearable Keyboard & Mouse, Cross Platform Controller for Smartphone, Tablet, PC, Laptop & SmartTV

Tap is a virtual input device that uses chords to register text so you can type without a keyboard. The Tap Strap has accelerometers built into each finger-ring, which collect motion and acceleration information from your fingers. That information is analyzed by a small computer chip, which is built into the thumb ring. The output character is then transmitted via Bluetooth to the paired device.

Galton Board

The Galton Board is a probability machine.

As you rotate the Galton Board on its axis, you set into motion a flow of steel beads that bounce with equal probability to the left or right through several rows of pegs. As the beads accumulate in the bins, they approximate the bell curve, as shown by the yellow line on the front of the Galton board. This hands-on Galton Board allows you to visualize the order embedded in the chaos of randomness.

TicWatch Pro Smartwatch

We love the look of this Smartwatch.

But it doesn't just look cool, it has all the features you want to have in a Smartwatch: sleep tracking, fitness tracking, bluetooth, water resistant, voice commands, long battery life, built-in GPS, notifications and replies...

Duex Pro Portable Monitor, The On-The-Go Dual-Screen Laptop Monitor

Who said data scientists can't multi-task?

This completely portable dual-screen laptop accessory boosts your productivity by up to 50% and allows for efficient multitasking.
DUEX Pro is simple to use and provides flexible rotation & dual-sided sliding with 270° rotation, and the option for a 180° presentation mode, in 1080p display. DUEX Pro is also lightweight (1.6 lbs), energy efficient, and incredibly durable. 

Mionix Alioth Large Gaming Mousepad 

It's for gaming but if you want a large mousepad this is a good one.

With upgraded microfiber matrix for improved tracking performance.

Stitched edges for extended durability. Water repellent surface. Size: L - 46 x 40 cm.

Want a much bigger matt? Check out this one!

Spoley Desk Decor Sculpture 

Thinking is much easier if you have something to do with your hands.

This is one of the coolest fidget gadgets we've seen and it will look great on any desk.

Single Serve Coffee Maker Machine

Data might be the oil of the 21st century, but data scientists run on coffee.

This Coffee Maker is compatible pods or you can use ground coffee.

It's versatile and a great addition to any Data Scientist's cave office.

And it's got an Autocleaning feature!

Kinesis Advantage2 Ergonomic Keyboard (KB600)

Doesn't this ergonomic keyboard look cool?

But we haven't put it here just cos it looks awesome. It has an All-New Smart Set Programming Engine That Allows Users To Customise The Keyboard for increased productivity.

So you could get your data scientist to code faster! Wouldn't that be great? 

A cheaper alternative to this keyboard is this other one, also by the same brand.

Light Therapy Light

Do your Data Scientist friends feel a bit meh and are lacking in energy during the winter months?

You could try the coffee machine we mentioned above, or you could try giving them one of these Therapy Lights, proven to ease winter blues, jet lag and low energy during the dark days of the fall and winter seasons. 

If you want a cheaper alternative, try this one.

Not finding the right gift so far?

What about some Smart Home gadgets and products? 

Book Gifts for Data Scientists and Statisticians

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward Tufte

It's a classic book on statistical graphics, charts and tables and a must have for any statistician or data scientist. 

Karl Pearson : The Scientific Life in a Statistical Age by Theodore M Porter

In this original and engaging book, a leading historian of modern science investigates the interior experience of one man's scientific life while placing it in a rich tapestry of social, political, and intellectual movements.

Exploratory Data Analysis by John Tukey

The approach in this introductory book is that of informal study of the data. Methods range from plotting picture-drawing techniques to rather elaborate numerical summaries. Several of the methods are the original creations of the author, and all can be carried out either with pencil or aided by hand-held calculator.

Statistical Methods Experimental Design and Scientific Inference by R. A Fisher

Ronald Fisher is the "genius who almost single-handedly created the foundations for modern statistical science".  Get three of his seminal works in this book.

It includes Statistical Methods for Research WorkersStatistical Methods and Scientific Inference, and The Design of Experiments, all republished in their entirety, with only minor corrections.

Maths, Science and Stats Data Science Art

Math Walls Clock

Another Maths Wall Clock

Mandelman Fractal Poster

Maths Dance Poster

Albert Einstein Poster



Hypothesis Testing Poster

Data Science Courses

You can get your budding data scientist or statistician one of our online courses:

Or you can even get them an annual membership to The Hive, so they have access to all our courses.

Stocking Fillers for Data Lovers

T-Shirts for Data Scientists

Cos they're always a great present for the people that have it all.

These are not your cup of tea? Check out these ones from Data Moves Me.

Data Science Mugs 

Funny and quirky mugs only statisticians and data scientists will find funny.

Irresistible Knick Knacks for Data Nerds

What about these as small stocking fillers?

And if you still can't find anything...

Amazon comes to the rescue again with some ideas for when you really can't find anything they'd like.

Here are a couple of gift ideas you probably wouldn't consider.

Amazon Prime as a Gift

The first one is Prime. Did you know you could give it as a gift? Well, it turns out that you can. 

What are you giving when you give the Gift of Prime?

  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items.
  • No minimum order size
  • Instant stream of thousands of movies and TV shows
  • Unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists

Amazon Audible as a Gift

Did you know you can also give Audible as a gift?

You have 4 choices, depending on which membership option you want to get: 3 months, 6 months, 9 months or 12 months. 

What are you giving when you give the Gift of Audible to your favourite data scientist?

  • The Plus Catalog, including thousands of books, podcasts and originals
  • 1 credit a month good for any title in the app FREE forever
  • FREE and easy exchanges for titles purchased with a credit
  • All the best audio entertainment in one app
Other subscriptions you might want to consider:

And here you have 4 different gift cards you could choose from

Ultimate Gift Guide for Data Scientists

Lee Baker

About the author

Lee Baker is an award-winning software creator that lives behind a keyboard in a darkened room. Illuminated only by the light from his monitor, he aspires to finding the light switch. With decades of experience in science, statistics and artificial intelligence, he has a passion for telling stories with data, yet despite explaining it a dozen times, his mother still doesn’t understand what he does for a living. Insisting that data analysis is much simpler than we think it is, he creates friendly, easy-to-understand video courses that teach the fundamentals of data analysis and statistics. As the CEO of Chi-Squared Innovations, one day he’d like to retire to do something simpler, like crocodile wrestling.

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