I have a confession: I’m not a mathematical sort of a person. My experience with the subject involved falling asleep and drawing, respectively, during my math classes in high school. I was the drama and music nerd that begrudged the fact that maths was a necessary part of the curriculum. That is, with one exception: Pi.
To this day, I couldn’t tell you why it is what it is*, but I can rattle off the numbers to 12+ digits, and I can tell you I feel connected to it. Yes indeed, Pi is the 3.1 4 me.
We have pooled together our resources to bring you 20 hella-awesome Pi Gifts that are not just cool on Pi Day!
*(this is a lie.)
1. Impress Your Colleagues with this Neck Pi Tie
You may or may not work in accounting, but you know your connection to Pi is just as valid as those that do. Sling your IQ on and someone is bound to ask you where you got it. The tie, not your IQ. That’s all you, baby.
2. “Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi” Math Adventure Book
Welp, I need this for my birthday too. Lady Di of Ameter, Radius, I also need to team up with the author for puns because these are golden. I shall get this for my mathlete friend’s first baby. Will you?
3. Be the Apple Pie of All Eyes in this Tee
Make your friends hungry and envious. You’re smart, but you’re also touting food on your chest. It’s reverse psychology! They’ll buy you dinner!
4. I’ve Got my Pi on You x Infinity Scarf
We’ve all got a scarf for all seasons if we know how to wear them, math class err-body up when you wear yours. Give ’em a pi-ece of your smart.
5. Retro Buddy Holly Pi-rty Shades
The shade of it all! ‘Scuse me, Sir/Madame. You’ve got a PI in your eye. And it looks couture as f*ck!
6. Pi Pie Pan — No, Really
I love pie, pie loves me, we’re a happy family. I mean, I love it almost as much as I love Pi. I just really love pie.
7. Conspiracy Theories 101: 3:14=PIE Tee
They’re onto something. Spice up this year’s Pi day by proving to the Illuminati that they did not, in fact, invent conspiracies.
8. Ready for Pie Day? Whiskey in the Pi… in a Glass Tumbler
Be Don Draper and Einstein in one swig of the Scotch, on the rocks or neat. It’ll give you something to ponder when you’re pretending it doesn’t taste like socks.
9. Come to the Dork Side, Luke. We Have Pi Shirt
Baked exclusively (in a Pi pie pan) by a freelancing Boba Fett who’s actually a weirdly good pâtissier.
10. Pi-jove! This Exploration into Mathematics Book is a Crazy Food Idea
You can’t think properly unless you have a full stomach. Food is a necessary aspect of life, right? Yeah well, maths is too!
11. A Pi Gifts Plush and Accessories Box
Learn or teach in style, give Pi the voice it’s never had and let that one kid in class know — the one sleeping (hint: c’est moi) — that maths can be FUN.
12. Pi Fragrance for Men by Givenchy
But remember: because it’s marketed to men, ladies can wear it too because fragrances are gender-nonspecific, as is Pi. Everybody smells good!
13. Van Gogh Inspired Pi in the Sky T-Shirt
I could’ve told you, Vincent, this world was never meant for one as beautiful as Pi. I actually saw a documentary once that linked different mathematical formulae to different pieces of art. They have a lot more in common than I thought.
14. Piception… IncePion? Pi-within-a-Pi Tee
If I remember rightly, there’s no end to Pi, so if you think about it, this design continues and continues on in every way.
15. Bless His Cotton Pi Socks
Did you used to hate getting socks as a gift and now can’t get enough? Saaaaame. I think it’s universal, but socks can never be wrong.
16. Pi to Six Million Poster Print
You can’t make this stuff up. Pi literally just exists the way it is. And I thought I was badass for being able to remember 12 digits. Time to practice!!
17. Yarrrrr, Mateys. What’s a Lonely Pi-rate to Do?
Besides wearing this shirt on the open seas, that is. I’m just elated somebody came up with this design at all. Let’s all take a moment and a bottle of rum for the genius of it.
18. Damn Fine Ceramic Pi Dish!
The whole Greek alphabet collection is pretty ‘amaze’ if I’m honest. Put your cereal in it or just display it. Do both! The world is your oyster (and also your Pi.)
I was going for a kind of jive-y kind of thing there, could you tell? No, same, but don’t hang me with this. It’s too pretty.
20. Pi Coloring Book: Fun for All Ages
Especially mine. Coloring has become a huge deal in the last few years due to us adults reliving our youth and finding that the reason kids are so chill is because coloring is essential meditation. Ask David Lynch.