If you're looking for a thoughtful gift for a rockhound, a geologist, or anyone interested in science, you've come to the right place. Here we've rounded up some of our customers' favorite gift items to make your shopping a little easier.
Earth Science Gifts
Check out these popular gift items!
Large Selection of Wall MapsWall maps are an important tool for communication, education and reference. They also are a great addition to offices, classrooms and lobbies. You can use a wall map to document your travels, projects, and business activities. We have maps of the world, continents, states and more.
Fluorescent Mineral KitsDiscover the world of fluorescent minerals! We have everything you need: ultraviolet lamps for viewing the specimens, fluorescent mineral collections, UV safety glasses, and beautifully illustrated books to get you started.
Rock Hammers and ToolsWe have many different geology tools for sale - various types of rock hammers, sledge hammers, rock chisels, leather field cases, field bags, and much more.
Waterproof NotebooksWaterproof notebooks are a great gift for people who work or play outdoors! Select from a variety of notebooks, field covers, waterproof pens, and mechanical pencils designed for use in the field.
PuffinPaper - Synthetic Waterproof PaperPuffinPaper is waterproof, tear resistant, puncture resistant, chemical resistant, and abrasion resistant. It works in any weather. You can print on it with laser printers, inkjet printers and plain paper copiers, or write on it with a standard ballpoint pen or waterproof pen.
Available in packs of 25, 50, 100, or 500 sheets. Choose from 2 thicknesses. More information.
Tumbled StonesEveryone loves tumbled stones! You can use them in a wide variety of jewelry, craft and decorative projects. Teachers use them for lessons on classification and rock identification. Some people simply love to collect them. We see them in retail displays and as colorful photography props.
Rock TumblersFind everything you need for rock tumbling on our sister site, RockTumbler.com.
For the beginner, there are starter kits that contain a small tumbler, rough rocks, grit, polish, a jewelry-making kit and instructions. For the experienced rock tumbler, there are many kinds of rough rock for sale, bulk grit kits, and various types of media. And for the serious rockhound, there are rotary and vibratory tumblers for sale by Thumler's and Lot-O-Tumbler, as well as a large selection of replacement parts.
Additionally, you will find the internet's largest library of rock tumbling information, written by people with decades of rock tumbling experience.
Hardness PicksMohs hardness testing will be a breeze with this set of high-quality hardness picks. Hardness picks make testing much easier and more precise - especially when testing small specimens or grains within a rock.
Gemstones of the Worldby Walter Schumann
Gemstones of the World is one of the most popular books ever written about gems and gem materials. Over one million copies have been sold. More information, table of contents.
Rock and Gem - Smithsonian Guidebookby Ronald Louis Bonewitz
We use this book frequently. It is a textbook-size (7.0" x 9.25 ") book for reading, reference or study. Accurately written by highly qualified authors, it presents interesting facts about hundreds of different rocks, gems, minerals and fossils. Contains 360 pages with hundreds of full-color illustrations and index. This book is REALLY nice! More information, table of contents.
101 American Geo-Sites You've Gotta Seeby Albert B. Dickas
Use this book to plan your "Bucket List" of geology sites to visit in the United States. It has pictures, maps and descriptions of 101 of the most amazing geo-sites in the United States. More information, table of contents.
Roadside Geology Books
Learn about the geology of your favorite state on your next road trip! With maps, photos and expert descriptions, the Roadside Geology and Geology Underfoot series are ready to be your guide! Find your state.
Find books about Gemstones, Rocks and Minerals, Fossils, Finding Gold, General Geology Topics, and the Roadside Geology / Geology Underfoot series.