Gifts for Geoprofessionals: Part Three

We are wrapping up our three-part holiday gift guide for geoprofessionals. With more than 40 items included at a wide range of price points, there is truly something for everyone. From lighthearted stocking stuffers and clever task management solutions to professional reference materials and tools, these gifts can help make this a memorable holiday season for the geoprofessional in your life.

If you need even more ideas than what’s below, be sure to look at Parts One and Two of our Gifts for Geoprofessionals series.

(Prices listed are as of the publication date and are subject to change. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favor of GBA.)

Think Again
Author Adam Grant writes about the importance of opening your mind and rethinking and relearning what you think you know. Grant writes that people should embrace being wrong, and surround themselves with those who challenge their thought process rather than only with those who agree.

Soil Profile Coffee Mug


Does your geoprofessional begin and end their day thinking about soil health? If so, this microwavable and dishwasher-safe mug designed and sold by a Utah-based geologist makes a great gift.




Rock Hammer
The geologist in your life will love this alloy steel rock hammer with a comfortable, genuine leather grip. Stylish and functional!

Emergency Kit
Keep your geoprofessional safe while in the field with this first aid kit designed for contractors and those who work at construction sites. Many similar kits are available at a variety of prices.

3D Map of Your Region or State
Give your geoprofessional a custom, laser-cut map of their neighborhood or favorite travel destination.There are many options on Etsy, including the one pictured here from creator FrontierDesignsAK.

Geologists: Because Engineers Need Heroes, TooMug 
Geoprofessionals aren’t all business, all the time. So how do you make a geologist chuckle? Give them this mug!

The Intentional Engineer
Subtitled, “A Guide to a Purpose-Driven Life and Career For Engineers and Technical Professionals,” this book from Jeff Perry shares the author’s vast experience training engineers on leadership, career development, and intentional living.

Productivity Cube







This productivity cube will give geoprofessionals a new tool for task and time management. There are preset countdown times for tasks or users can create custom times for reading emails, researching, brainstorming, and any array of personal or professional tasks.

Wireless Power Bank/Portable Charger
The geoprofessional on-the-go can stay connected at all times with this portable power bank that can charge multiple devices at once.

The Curiosity Muscle





The only thing harder than getting to the top is staying there. This book from Diana Kander demonstrates why curiosity is a person’s greatest asset and can take their business from stagnant to soaring.

Pocket Penetrometer
This pocket penetrometer is specified for field personnel to verify soil strength estimates when evaluating stability and the safety of trench excavations. It indicates consistency, shear strength, and approximate unconfined shear strength.

Travel Laptop Backpack
This sleek laptop backpack allows geoprofessionals to go hands-free as they travel outside the office. It comes in a variety of colors and features an external USB port with a built-in charging cable.

Expert Advice” Pencil Holder










“Of course I talk to myself. Sometimes I need expert advice.”
Bring joy to your geoprofessional friend’s desktop with this humorous pencil holder that will playfully remind them who to turn to for expert advice.

Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen
What if you could start preventing problems instead of responding to them? This book from New York Times bestselling author Dan Heath can help geoprofessionals reprioritize their efforts with practical solutions.