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21 Stimulating Gifts For The Thinker In Your Life

The thoughtless gift is not worth giving! Puzzled about what to get your favorite brainiac? We've got solutions!

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1. Postcards That Transform Into NYC...

Just $24 gets you a set of all 18 Build Your Own New York postcards which can be cut apart and assembled into highly-detailed scale-sized paper miniatures of famous NYC landmarks such as the Flatiron Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building. Get the above pictured NYC set here. Other cities include Chicago, San Francisco and Washington D.C.
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Just $24 gets you a set of all 18 Build Your Own New York postcards which can be cut apart and assembled into highly-detailed scale-sized paper miniatures of famous NYC landmarks such as the Flatiron Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building. Get the above pictured NYC set here. Other cities include Chicago, San Francisco and Washington D.C.

2. Designer Dominoes

Set up tiles according to one of 20 different design cards and knock them down to reveal the image. Then use your imagination to make up your own designs. Get these eco-friendly, hand-painted wooden tiles for $44.99 at Marbles the Brain.
Via Marbles the Brain

Set up tiles according to one of 20 different design cards and knock them down to reveal the image. Then use your imagination to make up your own designs.

Get these eco-friendly, hand-painted wooden tiles for $44.99 at Marbles the Brain.

3. Al Franken Needs One of These!

Chalkboard globe available for $69 at One Kings Lane.
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Chalkboard globe available for $69 at One Kings Lane.

4. Snap Together Wind-Walker Robot Kit

Much cooler than it looks! Watch a quick video of it walking like a crab here. $16.50 at Aliexpress, shipping included.
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Much cooler than it looks! Watch a quick video of it walking like a crab here.

$16.50 at Aliexpress, shipping included.

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5. Picasso-esque Puzzle Parts

This tube contains 90 whimsical shapes that exist only to help you sculpt colorful abstracts. $34 at the Whitney Museum.
Via Whitney Museum of American Art

This tube contains 90 whimsical shapes that exist only to

help you sculpt colorful abstracts. $34 at the Whitney Museum.

6. Sculptural Tetris Lamp

Seven individual Tetris pieces light up when they come into contact with each other. Stack them any way your geeky heart desires! $39.99 at ThinkGeek.
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Seven individual Tetris pieces light up when they come into contact with each other. Stack them any way your geeky heart desires! $39.99 at ThinkGeek.

7. Plato's Play-doh

This stuff is mind-boggling even before you learn there's zero mess! It's also non-toxic, safe for kids 3+. See a quick informational video here.$24.99 at Waba Fun.
Via Waba Fun

This stuff is mind-boggling even before you learn there's zero mess!

It's also non-toxic, safe for kids 3+. See a quick informational video here.

$24.99 at Waba Fun.

8. Wooden Your Junior Architect Love These?

As irresistible to adults as it is to children, MUJI's New York in a Bag comes with eight wooden city structures and six wooden cars. Made of wood from sustainable forests. Available for $18 at MOMA.
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As irresistible to adults as it is to children, MUJI's New York in a Bag

comes with eight wooden city structures and six wooden cars.

Made of wood from sustainable forests. Available for $18 at MOMA.

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9. Zen Balancing Blocks

These all natural Zen Blocks are made from urban tree harvesting or other sustainable sources. Here in Birch for $24.75 or Walnut (shown) for $28.50.
Via Zen Blocks

These all natural Zen Blocks are made from urban tree harvesting or other sustainable sources. Here in Birch for $24.75 or Walnut (shown) for $28.50.

10. Warhol Philosophy Pencils

"Art is what you can get away with." - Andy WarholEIght pencils, each with a different Warholism, $8.99 at the Whitney Museum.

"Art is what you can get away with." - Andy Warhol

EIght pencils, each with a different Warholism, $8.99 at the Whitney Museum.

11. A Shot of Philosophy...

This set of six different shot glasses features quotes from great drinkers like Oscar Wilde, Winston Churchill and Dorothy Parker. $15.95 on Amazon.

This set of six different shot glasses features quotes from great drinkers like

Oscar Wilde, Winston Churchill and Dorothy Parker. $15.95 on Amazon.

12. A LOT of Philosophy...

This poster boasts 465 pithy passages for pondering, all nestled neatly in the leaves of a tree. On Kickstarter, $30 includes shipping.
Via Kickstarter

This poster boasts 465 pithy passages for pondering, all nestled neatly

in the leaves of a tree. On Kickstarter, $30 includes shipping.

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13. Bonsai Kit

Everything you need for growing a Japanese Grey Elm. $34.95 at Red Envelope.
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Everything you need for growing a Japanese Grey Elm. $34.95 at Red Envelope.

14. Beautiful Sudoku-Like Puzzle

Titled The Five Elements, this brain teaser adds a diagonal line hardship to the traditional Sudoku rules. Beautifully crafted in Germany, $48.95 at Brilliant Puzzles... a puzzle lovers paradise!
Via Brilliant Puzzles

Titled The Five Elements, this brain teaser adds a diagonal line hardship to the traditional Sudoku rules. Beautifully crafted in Germany, $48.95 at

Brilliant Puzzles... a puzzle lovers paradise!

15. Heads up!

This super hard puzzle consists of head-shaped pieces that come together to make the pictured square. Get it at the Cooper-Hewitt Gift Shop for $40.
Via Cooper-Hewitt Museum

This super hard puzzle consists of head-shaped pieces that come together to make the pictured square. Get it at the Cooper-Hewitt Gift Shop for $40.

16. Moon in My Room

This authentically detailed moon features 12 different lunar phase settings. Get it at Uncle Milton for $34.99, remote control included.
Via Uncle Milton

This authentically detailed moon features 12 different lunar phase settings.

Get it at Uncle Milton for $34.99, remote control included.

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17. Hanging with Pluto

This Pluto-friendly mobile is perfect for your favorite future astronaut.$87 at Decor Universe.
Via Decor Universe

This Pluto-friendly mobile is perfect for your favorite future astronaut.

$87 at Decor Universe.

18. To Infinity and Beyond...

This astronaut duvet cover is sure to inspire some out of this world dreams. A twin set is $119.00 at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art.
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This astronaut duvet cover is sure to inspire some out of this world dreams. A twin set is $119.00 at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art.

19. Quarter Past Math

This clever clock is a math teachers dream...and my worst nightmare! $31.99 on Mental Floss.
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This clever clock is a math teachers dream...and my worst nightmare!

$31.99 on Mental Floss.

20. Brainiac Mac Lovers...

...are sure to fall for this clever decal. $12.99 on Etsy.
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...are sure to fall for this clever decal. $12.99 on Etsy.

21. Zombie Brain Teaser

Keep your precious brains warm with this cool beanie.Get it for $5 at This is Why I'm Broke.
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Keep your precious brains warm with this cool beanie.

Get it for $5 at This is Why I'm Broke.

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