Few things are as special as having chemistry with a chemist. If you want to show that special someone how much you care this Valentine’s, don’t lose your concentration. Here are some creative and special gifts which will certainly draw out a reaction.
Oxytocin regulates social interaction and sexual reproduction, playing a role in behaviors from maternal-infant bonding and milk release to empathy, generosity, and orgasms. Now, you can gift it to your love one as a necklace, too. The silver oxytocin necklace is stylish and elegant, but it also appeals to the geekier side of things. If you like the idea but oxytocin just doesn’t do it, or you’re just looking for a simpler necklace, you might want to check the dopamine necklace below. It’s also a bit cheaper.
If you’d like something just a bit simpler, you can always go for the V-day card. But this isn’t just any old card, this is special-tailored for your chemistry-loving loved one.
If there’s one thing chemists (and most scientists) love, it’s coffee. But why have your coffee from a boring old mug when you can have it from a beaker? No, not a beaker in the lab, you don’t know what’s been in there, John. Here, have this, it’s even got the markings and the caffeine molecule on it.
We all know mornings are not necessarily the most pleasant part of the day, so maybe that’s not when you want your loved one to think about you. Love and wine go hand in hand, and with this glass, they also go hand in hand with chemistry. Now, if your Valentine is a bit more adventurous…
I have to admit, when I first laid my eyes on this, I started drooling a bit. It’s not just that the set is chemistry-themed — and that let’s face it, who doesn’t like a good cocktail — but it’s made from high-quality temperature-resistant glass, too. It even has the hazard labels because, you know, dangerous things can happen once you start drinking cocktails.
If you like the idea but want something just a bit tamer, you’ll probably enjoy:
Cooking is basically chemistry, but it can become much more interesting with this set. Everything is refillable, so you can use them again and again after the original spice has run out.
If you want something simpler, but definitely enjoyable, these glowing coasters will definitely do the trick. They light up when you place your drink on them and (spoiler alert) they’re not actually made from radioactive elements. Great at parties or for a quiet dinner with your loved one. The batteries last for hours.
If you’re not exactly convinced by what you’ve seen yet, or you simply want to go back to something simple but thoughtful, this is exactly what you’re looking for. After all, it’s one of the few times that chemistry feels soft and silky.
Lastly, what better gift than a book about the chemistry of love? The Chemistry Between Us is a fascinating book that takes a look at the genetics, brain chemistry and hormones that make love what it is.
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