10 Gifts for developers they’re sure to love

If you have friends who are developers, you're probably used to all the lingo and jargon that you couldn't possibly translate. While you may not understand what they're talking about, you can get them practical gifts to make their lives easier.

10 Gifts for developers they’re sure to love
Holiday gift guide for developers

Have a creator or developer in your life? Are they glued to their computers? Do they sometimes talk about code and leave you scratching your head?

Don’t worry; there won’t be a quiz at the end. Rather than trying to interpret what exactly conditionals are or the difference between JavaScript and Python, just focus on the perfect gift.

Still a little lost? That’s okay. These gifts for developers are sure to make them happy.

WaterField Designs Developers’ Gear Case Tech Pouch

What’s one thing all your developer friends have in common? They have a lot of tech accessories and gadgets. With the Developers’ Gear Case, they have a secure spot for everything. This pouch is the perfect size for housing cables, adapters, SD cards, and more. In addition, the interior sports compartmentalized storage with mesh pockets for effortless organization. Below the mesh pockets is a larger compartment for bigger tech accessories. And, thanks to the three-sided zipper, they can open the top to easily view everything inside.

WaterField Designs Developers’ Gear Case Tech Pouch

WaterField Designs Developers’ Gear Case Tech Pouch with a Compact Design

All-New Apple Mac Pro

For those who really want to splurge, we’re certain any develop on your list this year would love the New Apple Mac Pro. As their most powerful desktop, it’s a creator or developer’s playground. It features an Intel Xeon processor with up to 28 cores. Likewise, the internal components are accessible from 360 degrees so they can customize it to their liking. It’s powerful enough for three 8K streams simultaneously. Plus, it sports 1.5 TB of system memory, meaning it can stand up to anything your friends throw its way.

Apple Mac Pro 2019

Apple Mac Pro 2019 / Credits: The Verge

Code:Deck – Playing Cards For Developers

Sometimes, inspiration for online creation comes from offline sources. The Code:Deck is a set of playing cards for developers. Each card has a code excerpt that describes its rank and suit in one of many programming languages. From well-known languages to the more intricate, it takes a truly knowledgeable developer to understand. Of course, you can also play along even if you don’t have the same level of knowledge, making it a great gift for all your developer friends.


AmpliFi Alien Tri-Band Wi–Fi 6 Router

Do you know what makes every developer super happy? A strong and reliable internet connection. The AmpliFi Alien is a tri-band Wi-Fi 6 router. Along with increasing the capacity of the network, this powerful router also extends its range. It offers up to 7,685 Mbps capacity and 16 spatial streams. If that looks like a bunch of gibberish to you, just ask one of the developers in your life what they think of it. It also comes with a 4.7-inch touchscreen display for effortless control.

AmpliFi Alien Tri-Band Wi–Fi 6 Router

AmpliFi Alien Tri-Band Wi–Fi 6 Router with a Green Base

Amber Smart Storage Platform

Amber is an impressively practical solution to online security and storage. This system lets you access your files and information from anywhere as it safely stores everything in the cloud. But it’s not just any cloud; this one isn’t accessible to the public. With up to 4TB of storage, Amber is also accessible online and off, making it a more convenient option for those who also work from home.


Twelve South StayGo USB-C Hub Organized Desktop Hub

Even those of us who aren’t developers are missing the ports on our laptops. Just imagine how grateful the developers in your life will be to have the Twelve South StayGo USB-C Hub? There are seven beautiful ports on this hub, plenty for all their peripherals they need to plug in. And while most hubs are notoriously bulky when they offer so much, this one is surprisingly compact. In fact, they can easily toss it in their laptop bag to take their extra ports with them everywhere.


HP EliteDisplay S340c Curved Monitor

If you’re looking to pull out all the stops for a very special developer in your life, might we suggest the HP EliteDisplay S340c Curved Monitor? It really is a thing of beauty. The 34-inch display has a stunning curve, making it more immersive than the flat display they currently use. It also comes with a built-in webcam that can be hidden when not in use for total privacy.

Envavo Heatbuff Personal Hand Warmer

With all that working on their keyboards, developers deserve to be comfortable. The Envavo Heatbuff is a personal hand warmer that lives just above the keyboard. Then, it uses LED lights and infrared technology to provide warmth. Its raised design ensures the heat is spread evenly over the top of the hands for optimal warming. In addition, both arms of this device can be angled and adjusted so they deliver the heat right where they need it. Even with all that power, the Heatbuff has a relatively small footprint on the desk.


iSkelter Comfy Lite Ergonomic Lap Desk

It can become extremely boring working at a desk all day. This is especially true for those who work from home. Encourage your developer friends to change up the scenery with the iSkelter Comfy Lite lap desk. It’s wonderfully ergonomic and comes in right-handed and left-handed models. There’s a spot to prop up a tablet as well as a built-in mouse pad. There’s even a comfortable wrist rest to maintain ergonomics.


Mobile Pixels DUEX Pro Dual-Display Laptop Monitor

And if your developer friends are working on the go, it probably means they’re using the small display on their laptop. You can essentially double their screen size without weighing them down with the Mobile Pixels DUEX Pro. It’s a dual-display laptop monitor that provides twice the amount of workspace. It can be used on the side or even the back of their laptop for total convenience. And when it’s not in use, this monitor slides back into its own sleeve to tuck away for safekeeping.
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So, will these gifts for developers please the recipients on your list? You don’t even know to answer; we know they will. Or do you have something you think we should add to our list? Let us know in the comments!

Madhurima Nag is the Head of Content at Gadget Flow. She side-hustles as a parenting and STEM influencer and loves to voice her opinion on product marketing, innovation and gadgets (of course!) in general.
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