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Holiday Gift Guide - 5 Staff Picks

Holiday Gift Guide - 5 Staff Picks

At hBAR we really love science, as well as sharing our passion with family and friends! 

I asked our staff which of their favorite products they were gifting this holiday season, and they came up with some really fun ideas!


1) The Dreamy Teal and Purple Fluorite Crystal Aura Sphere

Part of the Artisan Mined Series, this sphere was mined, carved, and finished by hand to ensure a superior level of quality. Made from high quality Fluorite, this stone is perfect for any specimen enthusiast. Each sphere features it's own unique bands, eyes, voids, and veins.

The varying colors in this near perfect sphere range from green to purple and is accented with a variety of white, gold, and blue specks and veins. The smooth stone offers an elegant, refined feeling, making it a versatile display piece for any room or office.

- Dan, Technical Support

2) Newton’s Cradle with Redwood Base

This Newton's Cradle demonstrates the conservation of momentum. Mounted on a beautiful Redwood base, it’s a perfect gift for anyone who is nerdy, into science, geeky, or just generally awesome. Looks great displayed on a desk, shelf, or nightstand.

- Mike, Warehouse Associate

3) Ballista Catapult

Engage in ping pong warfare with this Ballista kit! Part of the Garage Physics line, this DIY kit uses only wood, string, and leather to create one of the most efficient weapons of siege warfare.

Play and explore torsion springs, forces, energy transformation, mechanical advantage, and projectile motion. Shoots ping pong balls over 30 ft!  Includes assembly instructions and educational activity guide.

- Tim, Sales

4) Beaker Wine Glasses

Because, WINE NOT! These wine glasses can hold up to 300 ml and feature realistic graduations and markings. Ours are the highest quality beaker wine glasses on the market – hand blown lab grade borosilicate 3.3 glasses are top rack dishwasher safe. The best gift for science teachers, professors, grad students, lab techs, research scientists, and more!

- Amy, Marketing


5) Invigorating Orange Onyx Aragonite Buddha Head

Another piece from the Artisan Mined Series, This buddha head was mined, carved, and finished by hand to ensure the highest level of quality. Made from orange onyx aragonite, each buddha head has its own unique coat of bands, eyes, voids, and veins – simply stunning!

The sunny orange color, with subtle shocks of amber brown and cream, gives this piece a warm, energizing vibe. The smooth stone offers an elegant, refined feeling, making it a versatile display piece for any room or office.

- Catherine, Customer Support

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