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4 Best Christmas and New Year Gifts for Programmers and Developers in 2022 [UPDATED]

Hello guys, Season's greetings to everyone. May God bless you with success and whatever you want coming new year. This is festival time and I have a couple of friends asking me what to gift to a programmer friend or colleague? This is a common confusion you face when buying a gift for tech geeks, software engineers, programmers, and web developers. Everybody wants that their gift to be well received and make the person excited and happy. Being a Java programmer myself, I am going to suggest a couple of things which I have recently bought for my programmer friends, colleagues, and relatives. 

If you are in doubt, you can take some inspiration from my list. At times, I have really spent a good amount of time searching for gifts for fellow programmers and I know, we'll keep doing it, so expect this list to grow.

You can also suggest what gift you have bought or gifted to your programmer friend and his response. This way we can make this article more useful and the one-stop resource for gift ideas for programmers and developers.

I am sure you have bought some gifts for your fellow developers in past, you can share them too. This will really help us to buy better gifts for our programmer friends, a gift which is worth of their money and useful for programmers.

3 Best Gifts for Programmers and Developers

Here is my list of best gifts for programmers and developers, they are items I personally love and use and I know many of my programmer and developer friends also carve for them, which makes them really good gift ideas, as people say tried and tested.

1. Course Membership

Programmers have to learn a lot, in fact, most of the time they are learning a new programming langauge, a new framework, a new library, a new tool, or preparing for a new certification, hence anything you gift which can help with their learning is a great gift in my opinion and one such gift is Pluralsight membership.

Pluralsight is one of the leading online learning portals and has more than 7000+ online courses to learn anything you want, related to tech, which makes them a great website for programmers. I have Pluralsight membership, the premium plan and I can say that it's totally worth it and if you give a gift to any programmer they will be most delighted. 

The only thing which you may need to consider is that they might already have the membership but that can be with any gift. But, it's good to know in advance as they are other platforms as well like Udemy and Educative, they also allow you to gift courses and membership and you can gift them accordingly. 

Best Gifts for Programmers and Developers


2. Bose SoundLink Mini 2 Bluetooth Speaker

Most of the Programmers have a good taste in music and they love the high-quality sound. What can be better than a Bose sound link Mini 2 speaker? It's portable, looks classy, and has incredible sound quality. 

Most importantly it has Bluetooth connectivity so you can connect to your iPhone, iPad, PC, laptop or even TV. I love watching movies on my big screen monitor with Bose sound link mini 2 speaker sound. It's incredible, probably the best gift you can give to your programmer friend this year.

Gift Bose Bluetooth SoundLink Speaker to your programmer friend

Alternatively, you can also gift Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II, that would also be an awesome gift.

3. iPad Mini or Amazon Kindle

Programmers like gadgets and what could be better than an apple gadget like iPad mini. It's a nice compromise between price and power. An Apple iPad mini can fit in the pocket and can be incredibly useful for Programmers. They can listen to programming podcasts, can read books on the go, and can also play games. I am sure your programmer friend will love this gift. 

Alternatively, you can also gift Amazon Kindle as it's a great device for reading books. Kindle paperwhite signature edition can be a great choice this season due to its 6.8" display, 32GB storage, wireless charging, and auto-adjusting front light features. 

4. Bundle of great Java Books

Amazon offers a nice bundle of good programming books e.g. a bundle of Effective Java, Java Concurrency in Practice, Refactoring, improving the design of existing code, and Head First Design Pattern. This is I guess the best gift to any Java programmer.

Best gift for Java programmers

That's all in this list of what to gift your Java programmer friend or colleague. If you really have a deep pocket and want to give something big, then you can also consider game consoles like Xbox or Nintendo PS3. Programmers love video games. Once again, a very Happy New Year 2022 and make sure you do your new year resolutions, I am coming back with mine in a couple of days:-)


Prafful said...

Happy new year .....

ugla87 said...

Happy New Year colleague! I like what you do on this blog! Don't stop!

javin paul said...

@Prafful and @ugla87, Thank you and wish you very happy New Year!!

Unknown said...

Happy new year 2016!

Animesh Kumar said...

HNY 2016

Miguel Ruiz said...

Happy New Year 2017!! Thanks for this interesting blog!

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