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Thursday, December 22, 2022

Top 5 Christmas and New Year Gifts for Programmers and Developers in 2024 [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.

5 Best Gifts for Programmers and Developers for Christmas and New Year

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 language, 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. 

Here are the best course deals for programmers which you can also gift to your loved ones:

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. Gift of Medium

If your friend or loved one like to read then gifting Medium membership is another great gift idea, I really loved it because it is something they will appreciate and use every day.  This holiday season, Medium is also offering a great discount of 50% and you can gift whole year reading experience for just $25 until 3rd January.

To be honest, this is one gift you can also give yourself, I love what Medium offer, interesting stories, insights, and real world experience from real people, particularly those who are hard to reach by like Engineer from Google, Facebook, Amazon and even many influential people. 

Medium is the only place where you can learn from these people and that's why I put this gift idea in the top 2 gift ideas for programmers, developers, and any tech people who like to read and learn. 

When you treat your friend or loved one to the millions of curiosity-speaking, thought-provoking, ambition-fulling stories then will thank you every day. 

Here is the link to give gift of Medium - Gift a year of Medium


3. Apple Air Pod Pro

Most of the Programmers have a good taste in music and they love the high-quality sound. What can be better than a Apple Air Pod Pro? 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 listening to programming podcast on my Apple Air Pod Pro, it has amazing sound quality. It's incredible, probably the best gift you can give to your programmer friend this year.

best New Year Gifts for Programmers

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

4. 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. 

best gift for developers and tech guys

5. 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.

If they are in mood of finding new jobs and preparing for interviews, you can also gift my books to them, they are available for 50% discount now due to Christmas and New Year sale. 

Here is the link - 50% OFF on My Java and Spring Interview Books

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 2024 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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