Gifts For Programmers, Software Engineers, Coders, and Developers

It’s that time of year again! You need to find a gift for that programmer, software engineer, or coder in your life! You might be looking for those perfect gadgets for computer programmers, the best gifts for coders, or even funny gifts for software engineers. You’ve found the right spot! I’ve put together a collection of unique gifts for programmers that I’m sure will help you find the right gift.

Cheap Gifts For Programmers Under $50.00

Leonardo DaVinci Flying Machine Desk Accessory

All developers need inspiration every now and then. Leonardo DaVinci was a master engineer and problem solver. Who’s inventions are considered to be way ahead of their time. What better inspiration could you get than that of the master problem solver. This gives your developer the opportunity to build the flying machine for themselves and also have a bad ass desk accessory that serves as a conversation piece.

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Thinking Putty

Thinking putty is used by developers who need help thinking through a problem. I have to say that it has really helped me over the years. I’ve even found it to be quite relaxing in times where I just felt like I needed to keep my hands busy. This gift is perfect for every developer. Thinking putty has become a part of the development culture.

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Zen Garden Desk Accessory

If you know a developer that has been stressed out lately. One that’s been complaining to you about how they feel like they can’t relax at work. They are bothered by deadlines. Or they just are having a hard time dealing with their work environment. This is the perfect gift for them. This gift will bring a little Zen to their workspace. Every once and a while, giving them a 10 minute break to escape the stresses of the work and play in their garden.

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Rubber Ducky Debugger

The rubber duck debugger goes far back in the history of development. It has become ingrained in the culture of developers alike. When a developer is having trouble finding where a bug is occurring in their code, they will usually have to talk it out with someone. Just to bounce ideas off each other. This process is called “Rubber Ducking” or “Rubber Duck Debugging.” The rubber duck is a symbol of this interaction. This rubber duck is unique as it is a giant rubber duck that the developer in your life can place on his desk and display proud.

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Earth Metals 3D Metal Models

Every once in a while, developers must take a break from the work they are cranking out. On average, a developer will work 10+ hours per day cranking out code. When they take a break, however, their minds are still going. What better way to help them relax than give them a model to put together. This will give them the opportunity to relax, step away from code, but also still use their minds and hands to build something!

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Gifts For Programmers From $50.00 To $100.00

7Pin LED Backlit Gaming Keyboard

As a developer, you will find that you are spending most of your time at your keyboard. The keyboard is the tool in which you use to create the magic you do. When you are a developer and you have a bad ass keyboard, you almost can’t wait to get to coding. This keyboard it a perfect gift for most developers.

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Stand Up Desk Anti Fatigue Standing Mat

If you know a developer that chooses to stand while punching out code, this is the perfect gift for them. The peaks and valleys activate blood flow and engage more muscles than simple standing mats are able to. A flat standing mat or not mat at all will cause fatigue. This mat will help that developer in your life relax and code better while getting the exercise of standing.

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Fully Enclosed Aquatic EcoSystem

For that developer in your life who is looking for peace and tranquility, what better way to gift that to them than a completely balanced ecosystem in which yin and yang live in harmony to maintain this completely enclosed system sustainable.

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MiaWheels Fully Adjustable and Foldable Kick Scooter

This is definitely for that on the go developer who works at a big technology campus. This schooter is perfect for getting around from building to building. The scooter is fully adjustable to fit your individual ride style and features a foldable design to be taken anywhere.

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Expensive Gifts For Programmers From $100.00 And Up

LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon Set

Any developer who is also a Star Wars fan will love you for this gift. It’s the Millennium Falcon! And its LEGOs! Where are you going to go wrong with this gift.

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Table Top Standing Desk

If the developer in your life has ever mentioned a standing desk, this one will be perfect for them. This standing desk sets up on top of your existing desk and provides you with the ability to raise it up and stand while you work.

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Jelly Fish Aquarium For Your Desk

If the developer in your life is one who also enjoys the beauty of nature, this is the perfect gift for them. This jelly fish aquarium is designed to be able to fit exactly to your mood. It features an LED backlighting with over 14 different colors.

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Azio Retro Typewriter Inspired Mechanical Keyboard

This gift is perfect for the developer in your life that is obsessed with the tools they use to do their work. This is a unique keyboard modeled after an antique typewriter.

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Author: Joshua Johnson

My name is Joshua Johnson and I am the founder of UA1 Labs. I am passionate about helping other developers to become successful in their paths. When I started developing software, I didn't have many resources to help me out. UA1 Labs is my way of giving back to all those who helped me.

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