18 Christmas Gifts Perfect For Engineers

06 Dec 13:00 by Jamie Silman


With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of the perfect gift for that special engineer in your life.

Here’s our list of 18 Christmas gifts we think any engineer would love to receive!

Multi-Tool Pen

Unleash their inner James Bond with this multi-tool pen. It features a black ballpoint pen, a touch screen stylus, both slot and crosshead screwdrivers, a spirit level, a pocket clip, and a 10 cm / 4-inch ruler; making it the perfect stocking filler.

Mean Phantom Labyrinth

If the engineer in your life enjoys puzzles, then this could be the gift for you.

The Mean Phantom Labyrinth is a ball maze that you play in the dark - once you’ve released the ball, you can’t see where it is in the maze. The only clues you have are the maps engraved on the side, so it takes skill and patience to complete this puzzle!

Fred PIZZA BOSS 3000 Pizza Cutter

After a hard day’s DIY, it’s nice to sit back and relax with a cold beer and a slice of pizza, admiring the work you’ve just completed.

The Pizza Boss 3000 Pizza Cutter lets your partner carry on playing with their power tools, even after the work is complete, when they’re cutting themselves a slice of freshly baked pizza!

Thumbs Up Retro Games Controller

If you’re looking for a dose of nostalgia this Christmas, why not get your hands on the Thumbs Up Retro Games Controller? 

With 200 retro games included, its compact and ultra-portable design makes it great fun you can share with the whole family.

Wallet Ninja 18-In-1 Pocket Multi-Tool

The Wallet Ninja is an 18-in-1 pocket multi-tool that fits snugly in a wallet’s card slot.

Made from 1.5mm thick heat-treated steel to prevent rusting or bending, it features 3 screwdrivers, 6 hex-head slots, a bottle opener, a can opener, a letter opener, a phone stand, a box cutter, a ruler, and peeler.

The perfect mini multi-tool for makers or tinkerers.

Floppy Disk Coasters

If your favourite engineer is a bit of a computer nerd, these are a great stocking filler for Christmas day - they help keep coffee tables clean, will stir up some memories, and will also confuse the hell out of the kids!

Enamel Engineer Mug

Oftentimes it can be tough to know what to buy men for Christmas, but this enamelled tin mug could be the answer. We’ve chosen the “I'm A Engineer, What’s Your Superpower?” mug, but it’s available with a whole host of different designs and is perfect to take to work, on a camping or fishing trip, or to just keep at home.

Wood Trick Wooden Robotic Hand Kit

If you’re looking for a way to keep your favourite engineer busy this Christmas day then look no further! 

This wooden robotic hand kit has 199 pieces, creating a hand with fully-articulated fingers that allow the wearer to move each finger individually, in a realistic fashion.

Thermos Direct Drink Flask

British engineers rely on tea to get them through the day - it’s the fuel that drives British engineering forward.

But every day, because they leave their mugs in a cold machine shop whilst working, hundreds of poor engineers across the country inadvertently take a sip of cold tea while they’re working!

You can help end this suffering, with a Thermos drink flask, which can keep its contents hot for up to 10 hours!

Stanley Classic Lunch Box

Keep your lunch safe in this Stanley Classic lunch box. Made from stainless steel and finished in Hammer Tone Green, the timeless and durable design features a metal bracket that can hold a drinks flask.

Tile Pro

If your loved one has a habit of losing or misplacing their keys or bags regularly, then this gift could be your saving grace.

The Tile Pro is a finder tag that you can attach to those often-difficult-to-locate items; which lets you ring your things when you can’t find them. Alternatively, if you have your keys but not your phone, the button on the Tile Pro makes your phone ring, helping you locate it easily and quickly.

Stanley 38 Piece Tool Set

Every engineer appreciates a new set of tools.

This 38 piece tool set from Stanley comes with a 5m tape measure, a hammer, combination pliers, long nose pliers, a screwdriver with 11 changeable bits, 4 standard screwdrivers, a spirit level, and a set of 16 Allen keys.

Perfect for getting them to FINALLY hang that shelf you’ve been asking for!

Morpher Flat-Folding Cycle Helmet

We all know that wearing a helmet on a bicycle is important, but when you commute to work by bicycle it’s often the most difficult thing to transport or store once you arrive at your destination. They’re often left swinging from a bag strap as you make your way to the office, leaving them free to get scratched or damaged as they’re carried around.

The Morpher Flat-Folding Cycle Helmet is a CE certified helmet that folds flat almost instantly, with magnets to keep it securely closed when not in use, leaving it free to be carried in a backpack, laptop case, handbag or hand luggage.

Smarter iKettle

As we’ve already established, tea is important for fuelling the minds of British engineers.

But who has the time to wait for the kettle to boil?!

The Smarter iKettle lets you remote boil your iKettle from anywhere with its app, letting you set alarms and prompts, and control the boiling temperature between 20-100 degrees.

It’s also compatible with home devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo, with one reviewer describing how they’d used motion sensors to boil the kettle and turn the kitchen lights on when they come downstairs in the morning. Genius!

LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender Set

If the engineer in your life loves Lego and Land Rovers, then this is probably the perfect gift!

This challenging build features a detailed dashboard, working steering wheel, forward-folding rear seats, a 4-speed sequential gearbox, all-wheel drive with 3 differentials, independent suspension, a working winch and detailed 6-cylinder engine with moving pistons!

With 2573 pieces, this build will keep the big kid in your life entertained for hours.


A super gadget for engineers who love to make things, this 3D printer will let them bring their ideas to life.

Compact and easy to assemble, the Anycubic i3 has build dimensions of 210 x 210 x 205mm, making it the perfect addition to any engineers workshop!

ViewSonic Ultra-Portable Projector

Weighing just 750 grams, and with built-in dual Harman Kardon speakers, the ViewSonic Ultra-Portable Projector offers entertainment in any room with 300 LED Lumens of brightness. 

Connect a phone to the projector and enjoy big-screen entertainment up to 100 inches, or use the Bluetooth speakers to play your favourite album, the 6-hour battery life makes sure you’re entertained all evening.

iRobot Roomba 895 Robot Vacuum Cleaner

If you struggle to get your loved one to help you with the cleaning, then this could be the solution.

The iRobot Roomba is a robot vacuum cleaner that allows the user to schedule the cleaning throughout the week or control it with a simple Alexa command.

Buy this for your favourite engineer and they’ll never let you do the cleaning again! 

There’s plenty of gifts and gadgets out there to keep the engineer in your life busy, at least for an hour or two!

Whatever you decide to buy, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.