The clock is ticking. Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away.
If you are flying solo this Valentine’s Day, I give you permission to stop reading here. (But it may be worth your while to stick around a little longer; remember the trend of single women buying diamond rings for themselves?)
Valentine’s Day, despite its attachment to all things commercial, can be a lovely day. But we all know there is also pressure to orchestrate the best date, book the best restaurant and produce the best gift. If you fail at any of these, obviously your love is weak, insufficient and your relationship is headed for disaster.
In the interests of keeping your relationship strong and healthy, I’d like to suggest some gift ideas for that scientist in your life – or if you’re the scientist, feel free to drop hints to your partner so you won’t be disappointed!
Disclaimer: I have no connection to any of these products or companies, just a passion for keeping lovebirds together ? ?
The site that makes my heart beat a little faster is Nervous System. The designers create beautiful and unique jewelry, puzzles, lighting and more “at the intersection of science, art, and technology” all inspired by nature. At CCRM, we like this site so much, we gave Dr. Molly Shoichet a gift certificate to Nervous System when she won the 2016 Till & McCulloch Award. Here are a couple of ideas.
Perhaps crushing on a favourite icon of science is his or her thing. If that’s the case, you can purchase a Marie Curie, Albert Einstein or Ada Lovelace pint glass, to name a few, by clicking here.
If you or your partner are craving some creativity in your life, here’s a 3D pen to facilitate a 3D printing hobby.
Finally, my gift to you is “The Mad Scientist Ruins Valentine’s Day.”
Our regular feature, Right Turn, appears every Friday and we invite you to submit your own blog to info(at)ccrm.ca. We encourage you to be creative and use the right (!) side of your brain. We dare you to make us laugh! Right Turn features cartoons, photos, videos and other content to amuse, educate and encourage discussion.
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