Valentine's Gifts for Engineers

By Max Maxfield |

Do you have any Valentine's gift suggestions suitable for engineers -- either for us to buy for other people, or for them to buy for us?


Give me strength. Valentine's Day is almost upon us. I'm still recovering from Christmas, which was closely followed by one of our wedding anniversaries (we had one ceremony in the USA and the other in the UK, just to make sure). I'm too young for all this excitement. 

This is the time when we all start thinking about Valentine's gifts to buy for our significant others. Sad to relate, my wife (Gina the Gorgeous) has no interest whatsoever in anything to do with electronics or engineering. The reason I say this is sad is that I just saw a great gift for an engineer: a Leather Charging Cable Tool Roll from the folks at Go Forth Goods (obviously you have to provide the cables yourself).

(Source: Go Forth Goods)

I don’t know about you, but cables are one of the banes of my life. I can't tell you how much time I've spent over the years rooting around looking for them, and then untangling them when I find them, so I'm always interested in ways to store the little scamps in an easy-to-find and untangled form. 

I'm also partial to things made out of leather; they are so much more durable than their cheap-and-cheesy plastic counterparts, and they just look cool.

When I first saw the image above, I assumed that you simply wound the leather thong around the roll to keep everything together. When I looked at the images more closely, however, I realized that there's a stud-hole mechanism to hold everything together in a more robust manner.

(Source: Go Forth Goods)

As I said, this wouldn't be of interest to my significant other. All is not lost, however, because Gina is always looking for ideas for things to buy me for Valentine's Day, so now I'm basking it the warm glow of a job well done because I can put her out of her misery (that's just the sort of chap I am -- always thinking of others).

How about you? Do you have any Valentine's gift suggestions suitable for engineers -- either for us to buy for other people, or for them to buy for us?

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  • by  John Beetem
    My favorite St. Valentine's gift (giving or receiving) is the Dark Chocolate Raspberry Heart from  See's Candies.   Currently out of stock online, but there were plenty last week at my nearest offline store.

    So what does this delicious item have to do with electrical engineering?  Well, it happens to be See's Candies product #555.   It doesn't get any geekier than that :-)
    • by  Elizabeth Simon

      I was going to mention chocolate but you beat me to it. That product looks particularly tempting.

      • by  Max Maxfield

        @Elizabeth: "...That product looks particularly tempting..."

        I agree, the dark chocolate raspberry heart does look tasty, but have you ever tried a Terry's Chocolate Orange?

        • by  Elizabeth Simon
          I've seen these but haven't tried one. Of course, I'd prefer the dark chocolate version....
          • by  Max Maxfield

            @Elizabeth: "...I've seen these but haven't tried one.."

            The next time you get a chance -- jump on it (the chance, not the chocolate orange) -- you can thank me later!

    • by  Max Maxfield

      @John: "...See's Candies product #555.   It doesn't get any geekier than that..."

      The sad thing is that if they see your comment, they won't have a clue what it means.

      Did you see this column I posted a while back: Mega-Cool Transistor-Level Classic Chip Kits? One of these kits is a 555 timer!

  • by  Elizabeth Simon

    I was going to mention chocolate but you beat me to it. That product looks particularly tempting.

    • by  Max Maxfield

      @Elizabeth: "...That product looks particularly tempting..."

      I agree, the dark chocolate raspberry heart does look tasty, but have you ever tried a Terry's Chocolate Orange?

      • by  Elizabeth Simon
        I've seen these but haven't tried one. Of course, I'd prefer the dark chocolate version....
        • by  Max Maxfield

          @Elizabeth: "...I've seen these but haven't tried one.."

          The next time you get a chance -- jump on it (the chance, not the chocolate orange) -- you can thank me later!

  • by  Max Maxfield

    @Elizabeth: "...That product looks particularly tempting..."

    I agree, the dark chocolate raspberry heart does look tasty, but have you ever tried a Terry's Chocolate Orange?

    • by  Elizabeth Simon
      I've seen these but haven't tried one. Of course, I'd prefer the dark chocolate version....
      • by  Max Maxfield

        @Elizabeth: "...I've seen these but haven't tried one.."

        The next time you get a chance -- jump on it (the chance, not the chocolate orange) -- you can thank me later!

  • by  Elizabeth Simon
    I've seen these but haven't tried one. Of course, I'd prefer the dark chocolate version....
    • by  Max Maxfield

      @Elizabeth: "...I've seen these but haven't tried one.."

      The next time you get a chance -- jump on it (the chance, not the chocolate orange) -- you can thank me later!

  • by  Max Maxfield

    @Elizabeth: "...I've seen these but haven't tried one.."

    The next time you get a chance -- jump on it (the chance, not the chocolate orange) -- you can thank me later!

  • by  Max Maxfield

    @John: "...See's Candies product #555.   It doesn't get any geekier than that..."

    The sad thing is that if they see your comment, they won't have a clue what it means.

    Did you see this column I posted a while back: Mega-Cool Transistor-Level Classic Chip Kits? One of these kits is a 555 timer!

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