Science and tech lovers can be hard to shop for - after all, most of them already have all the latest gadgets..

That's why we've teamed up with StackCommerce to offer you 14 of our favourite gift ideas for science lovers via ScienceAlert Academy - including awesome science kits, cheap Steam subscriptions, and kick-ass drones.

It's the perfect shopping inspiration anyone who loves science and tech as much as we do… or just treat yourself to some cool new gadgets (because we all deserve it after almost making it through 2016).

1. Geek Fuel Mega Pack


​A cool subscription box filled with fun and geeky items sent out to you each month.​

2. Getflix: Lifetime Subscription


This awesome subscription lets you watch services like Hulu and Netflix outside the US.​

3. Lytro Illum Camera Bundle 2


This high-res camera captures a ridiculous 40 million rays per picture, which means you can record several focus planes on the same file. It's one of our top five best sellers, and the bundle comes with all travel accessories.

4. Complete Arduino Starter Kit & Course Bundle


This DIY kit contains everything you need to build your own circuits, and eventually your own robot. It's the perfect hobby for the holidays.

5. Steamcrate subscription


This monthly subscription sends you 10 random Steam games every month that are yours to keep forever.

6. 6.5-Ft Apple MFi-Certified Lightning Cable: 3-Pack


This three-pack of 2-metre (6.5 feet) long iPhone cables is awesome value. Hands up if anyone managed to get through the year without losing all their iPhone chargers?

7. FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Earbuds


These bluetooth headphones are cord-free, and water- and sweat-resistant. More than 10 hours of playtime with each charge.

8. PureVPN 5-year subscription 


Protect your personal data and online activity with our top VPN deal.

9. Code Black Drone


The Code Black is Stack Commerce's top-selling drone of all time. The palm-size drone is super fun to fly and comes with a HD camera so you can capture bird's eye footage.

10. G-Tube Adventure-Ready Bluetooth Speaker 


This water-resistant bluetooth portable speaker is super-resilient and delivers awesome sound. You can even use it in the shower.​

11. Scientific Magnetic Putty


Magnetic putty is the best! The ultimate sciencey stocking filler.

12. Virtual Reality Headset


This incredible virtual reality headset allows you to see the world around you in a whole new way, and explore landscapes like the surface of Mars and the bottom of the ocean from the comfort of your own home. Just insert your smartphone into the headset, and you're ready to go.

13. Martian Notifier Smartwatch


This awesome-looking watch syncs with iPhones and Androids to let you receive app notifications and take photos, all from your watch.

14. Twist World Charging Station


This gadget saves you from having to lug around travel converters on holiday ever again. It twists to let you access different countries' power adaptors, and has 4 USB slots for rapid charging.

This is a promotional ScienceAlert Academy post, in partnership with StackCommerce. We carefully vet all courses and products to make sure they're relevant to our readers, and make a share in the profits of any sales.