gifts for mechanical engineers

20 Cool gifts for mechanical engineers which you would love too

The gifting season is fast approaching and you cannot delay the starting of your shopping anymore. You have a mechanical engineer on your list of people you have to shop for and your mind has drawn a blank. That means you are on the lookout for presents for mechanical engineers online as you wouldn’t know what to get for them. Fret not because we have spent quite some time to find the ideal gifts which you can give them. There are utility gifts, funny gifts, gifts they will like even if those are not related to mechanical engineering. You will enjoy yourself as you go through the list.


For a mechanical engineer’s birthday or anniversary, this cushion cover is going to be the best gift for them. The cover is 12 x 12 inches and it also comes with a filler. As soon as they get the cushion, they can use it to decorate any part of their house with it. The gift is going to make their day and make them give a big smile. The cover has been printed with the text ‘ You are the Best Mechanical Engineer in the world’ –  that’s quite a compliment which would completely bowl out any mechanical engineer. The printing looks very vibrant on the white cushion cover as multiple colours have been used for printing and there is also a small floral design at the front side below the text. The material usd is Taffeta Silk which makes it even more gift-worthy.

Key Features:

  • Envelope closure
  • Taffeta silk
  • Vacuum packed cushion filler

Which mechanical engineer doesn’t have a need for mechanical pencils? You’re right, nobody! A mechanical pencil set is a must have for every type of engineer. This set comes from one of the best brands that manufacture such pencils and are popular worldwide. If you are looking for a small gift to give them, then too we would recommend you to buy this pencil set as it is one of the most inexpensive but practical gift that you can buy for them. They will be able to use this pencil both for writing and drawing. It has lead of 0.77mm thickness which is very good when they are drawing, sketching or shading and there is a rubberised transparent barrel. This is one of the gift which you can give to a mechanical engineering student.

Key Features:

  • Pencil and barrel with extra leads
  • Easy to grip
  • Lightweight


See how giddy with joy a professional mechanical engineer can become on receiving a gift by giving them this professional mechanic kit. It is one of the best gifts for mechanical engineers. They might have been saving up to buy such a kit for themselves, so they will be thrilled when they see you have already got for them what they have been planning to buy. This is an extra-large toolkit with a drilling machine which can be used for masonry and for drilling on metal, wood and plastic. When there is a mechanical engineer in the house, then calling in for a handyman is unrequired as the engineer is adept at handling things which need to be fixed or attached. Make the one you know completely equipped with a toolset which will soon be their prized possession. The impact drill with the impressive branded tool box will create a large impression on their heart.

Key Features:

  • 550w impact drill
  • Approx. 2 KG weight of toolkit
  • 12 kinds of accessories

This is a tool which would amaze you and you would want to keep it for yourself. This is a small handy tool which is shaped and also looks like a snowflake because of the design and the white colour. Though small in size, this piece will come in use for multiple things, especially when one is outdoors. However incredible it might seem, the tool holds 18 different kinds of tools. Yes, it is an 18-in-1 multifunctional tool and there are some very useful ones which most of us need to use like a portable hex wrench and high-carbon steel spanner. It can be used to open carton boxes and also there is a bottle opener, screwdriver, wrenches. What makes this a great gift is the portability. It is or rather can be used like a keychain. The engineer can hang it on their backpack or even put it in their pocket.

Key Features:

  • Portable
  • 18-in-1
  • Multipurpose tool


Yes coffee mugs have got unfavourable rap about being one of the most cliched gifts but that has failed to diminish its popularity. And that’s largely owing to the interesting and funny designs on the mug. A mug can also be used in multiple ways, for drinking beverages and also for keeping stationeries, mobile, toothbrushes and just as a desktop decorative item. If you have been looking for a pocket-friendly gift item for a mechanical engineer which you can give on Engineers Day, then this should fit your bill. It shows how you can trust the decisions made by a mechanical engineer by depicting some of their work areas. The use of black and white has made the design pop-up and also make it perfect for using at a formal setting.

Key Features:

  • 325ML capacity
  • Appreciation gift
  • Precise design

We know that a mechanical engineer is an owner of many tools. Give them something which would help them to manage their tools. This bag will let them store all of their tools, big and small, at one place. They will no more have to waste time looking for small ones in times of need. Keeping them all in this bag will also keep them ready to be carried while heading out. The bag is made of nylon and is water-proof, so the tools will not be affected by the weather condition. It is a large multipurpose bag which they can use for other things like carrying their gym equipment or carrying their clothes for one-day trips. The black colour with some yellow on it will suit everyone’s taste, where the look of the bag is concerned.

Key Features:

  • Durable nylon bag
  • Waterproof
  • One compartment with quality tested zipper


Surprised to see a cutting board on the list suddenly? Let us explain. This is one of those gifts which are more inclined towards one’s personal interest and not profession. So if the mechanical engineer you know also has a knack for cooking and loves to serve their guests themself, this is a wonderful gift for them. This cutting board is a big size one and made with bamboo. It has ‘Engineer By Day, Chef By Night’ engraved on one side which looks great. The engineer can use the blank side for chopping while cooking and the engraved side can be used as a display item in the kitchen when hung on the wall or kept on the kitchen counter. They can also use it to serve food like cheese, chocolate etc.

Key Features:

  • Legible lettering
  • 100% natural bamboo
  • 13 inch big board

It is difficult to find an engineer who doesn’t like to feel challenged with a good puzzle. This unique 3D puzzle is a gift which you can give to the mechanical engineer. The self-assembly craft kit is a real brain teaser and is also a great DIY gift if you have been looking for one. There are 108 wooden blocks in this puzzle from the science fiction series. The mechanical engineer will be quite fascinated as they get to building up a miniature version of a robot. And if they are or always into modeling or construction-building kits were a part of their hobby, you have reached the perfect gift idea. After they finish building up the grand-looking robot, they can display the same in their bedroom or drawing room.

Key Features:

  • Made of plywood
  • Needs around 2 hours
  • Fit for modern office

Sock It To Me Circuit Board Mens Crew Socks

If you are looking for stocking stuffer gifts for a mechanical engineer who has a good sense of humour, then you can give this pair of offbeat looking socks. The socks are green and black in colour and have circuit boards printed on them which makes it a perfect choice for the engineers. The socks are of extremely good quality and will make the recipient thrilled to get it. If he is comfortable with modern designs on his socks, then he would love wearing them while working too. Otherwise the casual socks are great for pairing with any casual outfit. He can go to parties wearing these eye-catching socks and total conversation starters. These socks have just the right amount of thickness and also fits well.

Key Features:

  • Mix of cotton and polyester
  • Stretchable 
  • No harmful chemicals

This crane alloy model of an engineering vehicle would make the best birthday or holiday gift for any mechanical engineer. They would find child-like happiness in playing with this toy and add this to their room decoration. The structure looks professional enough for it to be placed by them on their workstation or shelf in their cabin.It has been made using 99% zinc alloy which makes it a hardy and durable gift. This is a prototype design of the actual vehicle, which makes it look very realistic. The mode is going to fill the mechanical engineer with awe when they will see the toy engineering vehicle which not only looks real and is also big in size.

Key Features:

  • Made with zinc alloy
  • Big size
  • Realistic looking

If you have been looking for funny gifts for mechanical engineers, then this one is definitely one of them. For someone who is not a physics or science person, the meaning of the print can be confusing.But the recipient of the gift will not need to look up google or remember school lessons. They will instantly know that it is a witty take on the Famous Star Wars dialogue ‘May the force be with you’. And yes, if the mechanical engineer in your life is a Star Wars fan, then this gift is a double bonanza for them. Since it is a unisex t-shirt and in everybody’s favourite colour,black, it is going to be loved by whoever gets it. The inks used in printing this clothing are completely free from all kinds of harmful chemicals.

Key Features:

  • Available from XS to 3XL
  • Slightly tapered fit
  • 100% USA grown cotton material

Are you making a hamper of graduation gifts for mechanical engineers? Start by putting this funny black keychain in it. You can also give it to a mechanical engineer friend if it’s their birthday. When it is the end of the month and a student or fresher like you can only afford to buy a small gift, this keychain is definitely going to win you some brownie points. Every engineer is proud of being in the profession they are in and a mechanical engineer is no different. They love to think they are badass people and so this black keychain having ‘Badass Mechanical Engineer’ printed in bold white font will have them smirking and nodding approvingly. Care has been taken to see that the engraving doesn’t wear or fade off easily.

Key Benefits:

  • Stainless steel
  • Resistant to rust, discoloration 
  • Rectangular shape

This journal has a unique design on the cover as it has been specially made for mechanical engineers. It has a very fun and cheerful cover which reads ‘ Mechanical Engineer Like a Normal Engineer But much cooler’ and a thumbs up sign. The use of hearts and stars and colours has given the notebook a cheerful look. Needless to say , a notebook is a great gift for an engineering student but any professional engineer would need a journal also. Give this notebook to your friend to show that you think that they are cool individuals too. If you want to give a useful gift, this is it. They can use the diary for journaling, writing down notes or their ideas or as an organizer.

Key Features:

  • 120 pages
  • Soft laminated pa[erback
  • Any kind of ink can be used

A coloring book is a good Christmas or Birthday gift idea for an engineer. Adult coloring books are all the rage right now, owing to the stressful situation we are living in. The book is filled with beautiful designs and filling them up with colors will help them to relieve their stress. Stress not only comes from work but from different situations like relationships, family etc. This coloring book has been creatively designed based on the life and activities of an engineer and a mechanical engineer would love it. It would help an engineering student to get rid of some amount of stress too. Anyone from a beginner to an expert will enjoy coloring the patterns in this book.

Key Features:

  • Stress relieving & relaxing
  • One-sided printing
  • For all skill levels

A tote bag or a shoulder bag is a very useful gift and this one is a winner among others because it is a funny novelty gift bag designed for mechanical engineers. The long handles of the tote bag makes it easy to carry even when it’s stuffed with things. This is a completely eco-friendly bag which is reusable and looks very stylish too. You can give it for a birthday, anniversary, Christmas or for any other occasion. The bag too can be used daily or for any occasion. It is the best option to be used as a shopping bag and is a sturdy one which can carry a heavy load.

Key Features:

  • Funny design
  • Dye sublimation printing
  • Long handles

This pack of 2 can coolies will make great gag gifts for an engineer. The black coolies will help to keep the drinks cool. After returning from work or finishing work at home, they might want to pop open a can of beer or cola & relax while watching their favourite shows. The coolies will keep the beverages cold, so that they can enjoy sipping on it slowly and will also allow them to hold the cold cans comfortably without their hands getting numb. The design has been printed on both the sides for visibility from angles. The coolie cover has a chart of ‘Engineer Nutrition Facts’ much like what you see on health drink labels.

Key Features:

  • Compliments for engineers
  • Premium polyurethane foam
  • Pack of 2

Engineers love to solve puzzles and that is why we decided on including an old-school type of puzzle –  an activity book full of puzzles among all the presents for mechanical engineers. It is a word search book where one has to find words related to engineering from a grid. These kinds of puzzles are not very difficult and while it helps to keep the mind occupied, it also relaxes the brain and gives a sense of satisfaction. This is a gift which you can give both to a working engineer or an engineering student. With its 50+ puzzles, it will keep them entertained for days. The cover is vibrant and has a matte finish which will make the book stand out when displayed on the bookshelf.

Key Features:

  • Single-sided puzzle pages
  • More than 50 puzzles
  • Has place for writing about owner

A vintage mechanical watch for a mechanical engineer is a remarkable idea as they would be able to truly appreciate the mechanism of such a watch. This is a pocket watch with a chain, just as we have seen in classic old movies. This style is known as the ‘Oxford’ style which is the open-face pocket watch. It’s a 48mm golden-colored watch  which is studded with 17 jewels. It will already be delivered in a branded gift box, sparing you the trouble of gift-wrapping. The high quality pocket watch will also come with a guarantee so you do not have to doubt the quality. There is a white dial on which Roman numerals have been used for hours. There is a sub-dial too for showing the minutes.

Key Features:

  • Analog watch
  • Micro-quartz movement
  • Comes with chain

This is a cloth bag which your engineer firen can either use for keeping makeup or accessories. It is a great gift for a proud engineer as ‘I’m An Engineer/ I Solve Problems You Don’t Know You Have In Ways You Don’t Understand’ has been printed on the white pouch. Through this gift you will also be able to show that you have a huge respect for their talent. This simple looking zip pouch is multifunctional. It can be used as a bag for keeping cosmetics, toiletries and also as an organizer bag while travelling. It can be carried and use on an everyday basis where the recipient will be able to keep earphones, mobile, keys, sunglasses, cards etc.

Key Features:

  • 3D printing
  • Durable canvas
  • Easy to clean

This shadow box has a wooden frame and makes a lovely keepsake gift. It is a themed box having a glass front so that everyone can see the definition of the word ‘engineer’ written inside. The definition is a special one which is going to touch the heart of any engineer. It is really one of the most unique gifts for mechanical engineers too. The bottom of the box has a lovely pattern printed on it which is related to engineering. The box will come gift ready in a nicely designed box and you just have to write the recipient and your name on it. They can use it to decorate any favourite part of their house with this fun yet meaningful gift. This is one of the best graduation gifts for mechanical engineers.

Key Features:

  • For storing special items
  • Can be used as a display box
  • Reversible back cover

There, we are done with our list of some really cool gifts for mechanical engineers. Now whether the mechanical engineer you know is an extrovert or introvert, outdoorsy or potato couch, we have included gifts for all kinds of personality or tastes that they might have.