Best Gifts for Programmers, Coders and Developers

Winter is upon us, and it’s finally time to start organising your holiday shopping lists. While going to the store and buying random gifts for your friends and family is easy, finding a thoughtful gift requires dedication and effort. That is especially true when you’re trying to find the best gifts for programmers and developers. 

Although coding enthusiasts enjoy the same things as the rest of us, keep in mind that you can always find a perfect gift that will make their job easier or more enjoyable. With that in mind, here are some gift ideas for people who spend most of their time in front of the computer screen.

Circuit board coasters

Circuit board coasters are ideal for all tech lovers who want to add style to their home office or personal space. You can either order them online or handle this fun project by yourself. With a few circuit boards, a mould and epoxy or resin, you can create beautiful and unique coasters your tech friends will love.

Udemy Courses

True programmers never stop learning. They always need to find new ways to elevate their skills, learn a new programming language or find other ways to deliver better results. With that in mind, a programming course from Udemy can be a great way to show your programmer friends how much you love them. 

Udemy has the most extensive collection of online courses, and most of them are budget-friendly. So, ask your loved ones what they want to learn in the future and find an adequate course on one of the biggest and most versatile learning platforms in the world. Whether they need to learn C#, Python, or PHP, Udemy has something worth their time.

A Raspberry Pi starter kit

The Raspberry Pi is a mini-computer that allows you to elevate your programming skills through fun projects. It’s a budget-friendly, credit card-sized computer that will occupy any tech lover for hours. The starter kit contains everything they need to become more familiar with the Raspberry Pi, so if you’re in the process of creating a new Christmas shopping list, this starter kit is worth checking out.

A fitness club membership

Programmers tend to spend a lot of time in front of the computer screen. They might already have an ergonomic chair that helps alleviate back pain, but they undoubtedly need to become more physically active. A fitness club membership will motivate your programmer friends to improve their lifestyle, relax or disconnect from work and increase stamina.

Heat sensitive mug

Heat sensitive cups change colour when filled with hot liquid. A handmade ceramic mug that reveals code written in Java or any other programming language when filled to the top is an excellent, witty gift for every tech lover. What’s more, you can personalise the gift by ordering a cup that has their first-ever written code on it.

Gift boxes

If you’re searching for a gift for one of your colleagues, neatly wrapped corporate gift boxes are an excellent choice. What’s great about these gifts is that you can personalise them, but more importantly, they fit every occasion. A luxury gift box is also an excellent choice for new clients or business partners, especially if you’re trying to grow your business or make new business connections.

A personalised binary code poster

Personalised binary code posters are all you need for the upcoming holiday season if you have tech lover friends or colleagues. This is a perfect nerdy decor for all programmers, so be sure to include a memorable or meaningful message and let them decipher the code as a challenge. Moreover, a binary code poster is an ideal home office or bedroom decor, so if your friends need a little motivation to decorate their walls, this is a perfect opportunity to give them something special.


These are some of the best gift ideas for programmers and tech lovers, but keep in mind that your coder friends will appreciate any other type of gift. However, if you want to make their birthday or Christmas extra special, be sure to put some of these presents under their Christmas tree. But, if you’re going to get them something practical, feel free to ask them what they need, plan your next Birthday or Christmas shopping,  and choose your gift accordingly.