40+ Gifts for Programmers, Web Developers, and Anyone Else Who Codes for All Occasions

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The sphere of IT is truly vibrant and changeable. It doesn’t follow, but sets trends. It’s not a big surprise that many people are involved in IT. Most likely, you can name three or even more friends from this dynamic habitat. And “habitat” is not a mischosen word. As web and design developers spend an enormous part of their lifetime in the computerized workflow. Always busy, often sleepy, they also know how to have fun and how to find it almost everywhere.

Still, enigmatic IT geeks are pretty different and as all millennials, they are:

  • less materialistic, more action-oriented (so, don’t concentrate on “classy things”—your developer prefers emotions)
  • hard-working, they dominate the workforce (find something for an unwind, something positive, and remember that developers are coffee-addicted)
  • striving to make a difference (yep, it’s a problem and better forget about the idea of an “impressive” present)
  • smart geeks and proud of it (every present that makes an accent on it is good)
  • in love with their gadgets (help your developer find a cozy place for using them, or some tech accessories)
  • community-minded and empathetic introverts but not tethered (that sounds controversial and you need to find out if your developer is eco-friendly, fights for equality, saves animals, loves comics, etc)
  • spending a lot of time indoors (lists of “healthy” presents are rather boring but we’ll try to figure out)
  • avid readers; a good book is always appropriate (yet, you won’t find any here because the world of literature is boundless and you know better the tastes of your friends)
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What’s the Difference Between a Software Engineer, Programmer, Coder, and Developer?

Even if you have been in the technology industry for a long time, you may be a little confused about these concepts, which is normal. So, let’s get to the bottom of them.

When used unofficially, the terms are essentially interchangeable. So, if you suddenly refer to a developer as a programmer in a conversation with a friend who is not in any way connected to the IT sphere, there is no harm done.

Software Engineers

These professionals are of the highest calibre on our list. They modulate the final product to develop a clean interface and then work with programmers and developers to implement the more detailed aspects of the design. A software engineer position implies that you don’t just write code, but that you are an experienced engineer who understands software architecture. Accordingly, you are familiar with many software design patterns, programming languages, and platforms.

Coder

Basically, if you are able to write code in any of the programming languages, you can call yourself a coder. But as a rule, coders are considered the least trained or experienced programmers. Basically they do not have any algorithmic knowledge or knowledge of most of the related technologies for their field. Coders are usually assigned the job of writing clear pieces of code that can be easily delegated to developers.

Developers and Programmers

The titles ”developer” and ”programmer” very often mean the same thing. They can apply their knowledge of algorithms to create more complex levels of software coding. The only difference is that developers are slightly more involved and have a better understanding of the full scope of the project. Programmers deal with a specific part of the project.

So, do not get hung up on a single term, especially if you are not in the IT industry. And do not think that if you are going to find an interesting gift for a developer, it will be somehow different if it says that it is a gift for a programmer.

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In case you still cannot figure out a nice gift for your programmer, you are going to be interested in the gift generator from MasterBundles. Using this tool, you can easily get perfect gift ideas for anyone. In order to find out the perfect gift options for this or that person, all you have to do is enter a person’s user name, select the sex, and click on the ‘Find A Present’ button. In less than a second, you’ll get nine gift options for your programmer. So why are you still hesitating? Go ahead and give it a try!

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Computer Accessories for Programmers

There are many different computer accessories that programmers use. However, there is nothing supernatural about them; they are quite common, you might even use them in your home. Let’s take a look at some examples that are great for programmer gifts.

Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub with Individual LED Power Switches


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Sabrent 4 port usb 3.0 hub.

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This device does not even need an introduction. Here is a great device for adding 4 USB 3.0 ports to any compatible device.

Cyxus Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses Square Retro Clear Lens Eyeglasses Frame


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Cyxus blue light blocking computer glasses.

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Glasses with a blue light filter would make a very useful gift for programmers. These glasses can absorb harmful blue light between 380 nm and 450 nm and release useful blue light.

Twelve South HiRise for MacBook


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Twelve south hirise for macbook.

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If the height of your desk or chair does not match your parameters, it can happen that your neck begins to hurt when you use the laptop for an extended period of time. This is a great way to change the situation.

SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable SSD


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Black Sandisk external hard disk drive.

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This NVMe SSD has read speeds of up to 1050 MB/s and write speeds of up to 1000 MB/s in a portable, high-capacity drive that’s perfect for content creation or any kind of software operation.

White Cable Clips, Cord Organizer Cable Management


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White Cord Organizer on the table.

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A small but pleasant little thing—an organizer for the cables. It is especially handy when you use a large number of devices and need to access their cables easily.


Gifts for Education

Many people do not know what to get for people who are passionate about programming or are just starting to get interested. Let’s look at some examples of cool gifts for future developers.

Becoming a Better Programmer: A Handbook for People Who Care About Code


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Book cover 'Becoming a Better Programmer'.

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Of course, the best gift for education is and always has been a book. There is so much knowledge and useful information that can be gleaned from it.

Official Arduino Starter Kit


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Arduino Starter Kit.

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This kit introduces you to the basics of electronics in practice. No prior experience is required as the kit familiarizes you with coding and electronics through fun, engaging, hands-on projects.

Computer Science Python Programmer Eat Code Sleep Notebook


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Cover of notebook with programmer on it.

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This is sometimes a very underrated notebook in terms of learning. Yes, you can leave notes electronically, but if you want to become a true professional who can write code even with a pen and notepad, then this thing is indispensable.

Freenove Ultimate Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi 4 B 3 B+ 400, 561-Page Detailed Tutorials, Python C Java Scratch Code, 223 Items, 72 Projects, Solderless Breadboard


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Freenove Ultimate Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi.

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Here is an ultimative tutorial that includes 4 programming languages. This present will be most useful for beginners in programming or for those who have decided to try something new related to electronics.

OCA / OCP Java SE 8 Programmer Certification Kit


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OCA / OCP Certification kit.

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One of the most valuable gifts for a programmer is something that will bring him knowledge. Here we have the complete certification guide on the road to Oracle Java SE. The person will have every opportunity to learn how to program functionally, learn the Java language in detail, and also get certified.


Birthday Gift Ideas for Programmers

What would a programmer want to get as a birthday present? ”Gadgets!” is the first thing that probably crosses your mind. And you’re absolutely right! Even if your IT friend doesn’t give the impression of being a techie, secretly they love all things technology. True, devices and accessories can be quite expensive. Still, you can find a nice birthday gift for a programmer. The section below lists the gifts for the thrifty and generous.

Apple AirPods Pro (Renewed)


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White Apple airpods in case.

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If your coder friend doesn’t have AirPods, this is a chance to present them with the latest model. A wireless charging case makes owning AirPods a lot more pleasurable. Easy setup for all your Apple devices and quick access to Siri—is there more to ask for?

A Programmer’s Guide to Computer Science


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Book 'A Programmer's Guide to Computer Science'.

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If you think programmers can read books or tutorials online as well, we hasten to disappoint you. A book is the best gift for aspiring programmers. Because here all the structured information is always at your fingertips.

Razer BlackWidow Lite TKL Tenkeyless Mechanical Keyboard


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Razer BlackWidow Keyboard in white color.

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Another great gift for programmers is, of course, a quality mechanical keyboard. It is a must-have tool for them. A comfortable TKL keyboard, with Orange Key Switches, which are designed for improved tactility and less noise, is perfect. It is the kind of gift any developer would be happy to receive.

Ravensburger Disney Villainous Strategy Board Game


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Ravensburger Disney Villainous Strategy Board Game.

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Programmers love strategy board games. Luckily, Amazon has a vast selection of board games for every taste and budget. Disney Villainous is an asymmetric board game which allows playing as any of six iconic Disney Villains. Ravensburger Disney Villainous won the prestigious ‘Game of the Year’ Award at the 2019 TOTY Awards.

(Renewed) Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm) – Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band


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Apple Watch Series 6.

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Of course, the best gifts for computer programmers are the various gadgets on the market and this one is no exception. You might think it is trivial, but that is a misconception. The practicality of this gadget is maximum. It will be the greatest joy for anyone who owns it.

Dell Universal Dock – D6000S, Equipped with USB-C/USB-A PowerShare Options, Connect up to Three 4K Displays, LED Indicator, Black


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Black universal doc station from Dell.

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Do you want to make anyone jump for joy? If you give him a docking station, believe me, he will be overjoyed. Whether at their desk or in a shared workspace at home or in the office, a person can easily connect to displays, mouse, keyboard, and audio devices from the compatible system of your choice.


Valentine’s Day Gifts for Programmers In 2022

For someone, falling in love with a geek might be challenging. True, every relationship has its ups and downs. With our Valentine’s Day gift ideas for programmers, you’ll make February 14, 2022 a truly romantic experience! Programmers and web developers can be hard to please. So, we at MasterBundles have picked the best gift ideas for February 14 to let them know you love them.

You are the CSS to My HTML Love Valentine Programmer Notebook: Perfect Notebook for Programmers, Coders and Developers


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Valentine Programmer Notebook.

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Here is a very nice and amazing gift for female programmers that is sure to catch the heart of your other half. This simple but charming notebook will make your soulmate feel good just by writing in it.

Acrylic Fluid Art Tutorial and Gift Box


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Collage with Acrylic Fluid Art Tutorial and Gift Box.

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Do you know what programming and rice drawing have in common? There is creativity in both. Every developer is a creative person at heart, and on Valentine’s Day, he or she will appreciate such a gift, especially from their loved one.

Victrola Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable


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Victrola Vintage Suitcase Turntable.

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Vintage lovers will absolutely adore this three-speed turntable (33 1/3, 45, 78 RPM)! The Victoria vintage turntable has built-in Bluetooth, so it’s possible to play music wirelessly from a Bluetooth-enabled device. This turntable is equipped with built-in stereo speakers. Portable design (suitcase) allows carrying the turntable around.

My Husband Is an Awesome Web Developer, Epic Valentine’s Day Shot Glass Gift


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White glass wih black text on it.

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Another good gift for programmers is a seemingly trivial mug. However, just one inscription on it makes it quite interesting and really nice. Believe us, there will be those who will appreciate such a gift.

Tech Gifts Charing Dock Station, ‘Everything is Under Control CTRL’, for Gamer, Geeks, Programmer, Tech Lover, Nightstand Electronic Organizer


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Charing Dock Station.

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Tech Gifts Charing Dock Station, ‘Everything is Under Control CTRL’, for Gamer, Geeks, Programmer, Tech Lover, Nightstand Electronic Organizer

Christmas Gifts for Programmers & Web Developers

It’s true, programmers typically love nerdy stuff. Haven’t come up with an idea of a nerdy Christmas gift for a programmer? Amazon will come to your rescue. Programmers and web developers spend the majority of their time on the computer. Still, they love to engage in holiday celebrations. Most people would describe a typical programmer as a person knowledgeable about coding and Star Wars. So, why don’t you use that knowledge when looking for a Christmas gift?

We’ve made the task a bit easier and picked the best 3 Christmas gifts for programmers available on Amazon right now. Take a look!

Christmas Tree Ornament 2022 It’s a Computer Programmer Thing You Wouldn’t Understand Xmas Decorations


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Christmas Tree Ornament.

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Surely if you know a developer you have at least once heard them say something like “this has to do with programming you won’t understand.” It would be both funny and great to give a friend or loved one something like this, which they will definitely appreciate and understand the humorous reference.

Funny Programmer Elf Christmas Notebook Gift


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Black notebook with elf's hat and shoes.

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How can a trivial notebook make a cool Christmas present for a friend or colleague from work? That’s right, use a cool picture or inscription. Such a simple, yet funny gift is sure to lift the spirits of the person you give it to.

Vinyl VSCO Girls Stickers Hydro Flask Waterproof Skateboard Stickers for Water Bottle DIY Xmas Decoration Laptop Decals Gift Card Luggage Car Bicycle Music Film Guitar Travel Case Programmer


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Collage with many vinyl stickers.

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An interesting and unusual Christmas gift for computer programmers would be this cool set of waterproof stickers that people can stick almost anywhere.


TOP 5 New Year’s 2022 Gifts for Programmers

New Year’s Eve celebration is all about hopes, dreams, resolutions, and presents. However, sometimes it is pretty difficult to come up with the right gifts for your loved ones, especially if there are programmers among them. But no worries, we have some dope New Year’s gift ideas for programmers that you are surely going to like. So get ready, here they come.

Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming 2nd Edition


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Book 'Python Crash Course'.

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A great New Year’s present would be this book, especially if the person to whom you are giving it as a gift has just started to learn programming or wants to start. Now he will have the opportunity to start the new year by learning a programming language.

2022 Newest Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Laptop


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Lenovo Ideapad Laptop.

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Probably one of the best gifts for computer programmers would be a laptop. What could be better for a programmer than something he works with all the time?

Arduino Uno REV3


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Arduino Uno REV3.

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Another unique gift is this board. It is great for learning the basics of sensors and actuators. Plus, it is also the most used and documented board in the world.

LG 34WN750-B Monitor 34″ 21:9 WQHD (3440 x 1440) IPS Display, AMD FreeSync, Dual Controller, OnScreen Control, 3-Side Borderless Design – Black


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LG ultra wide monitor.

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Absolutely everyone involved in IT would be delighted to receive such a great gift as a monitor. This particular model is the most convenient for programming, because of the possibility to view several windows at the same time, e.g., write code and see the output at once.

Jabra Evolve 65 UC Wireless Headset Stereo


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Jabra evolve 65 uc wireless headset.

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Another cool gift for programmers is, of course, the headset. In particular, if the developer works remotely, he often calls his colleagues, which is why a good headset is desirable.


Gifts Under $20

The year 2021 was quite a difficult one, so many people cannot afford to buy expensive gifts for their loved ones. At the same time, a good gift does not have to be expensive. What really matters is your attention and desire to make the person happy, not the price of the gift. So here is a selection of cool gifts for programmers under $20. In most cases, these are the usual trinkets, socks, T-shirts, and cups, but with very entertaining and interesting imprints.

LAQII Metal Signs Programmers Life Room Decor Funny Poster Wall Decor Novelty Gift 8 X 12 Inch


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Programmers Life Room Decor.

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Here is a funny gift for programmers that you can decorate anything with. For example, hanging it on a door or somewhere else.

100 Days of Code Learning Journal


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A book '100 Days of Code Learning Journal'.

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Another very entertaining gift is a kind of diary for a programmer. It would be a nice present for a novice coder to take notes and keep track of his progress.

Programmer Gifts, Software Engineer Keepsake Picture Frame


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Software Engineer Keepsake Picture Frame.

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The special thing about this photo frame is that it is also a piggy bank, which also has two backgrounds that you can easily change. You may use it to hold money or as a change holder.

FUSTMW Computer Programmer Gift No I Will Not Fix Your Computer Keychain Geek Gifts


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Keychain with funny sign.

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Here is another seemingly banal keyring, but with a very interesting and funny inscription. As we all know, people who are not in IT think that if you are a programmer, you can fix his computer, and this keychain actually makes fun of that.

Addune Hand Exercise Balls Marble Dark Green Baoding Balls Chinese Health Massage Balls Stress Relieve Relax Fingers Gift for Parents Programmer


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Dark green exercise balls with red box.

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At the sight of this gift, you might wonder what it has to do with developers, coders, and programming in general. Try to play with these therapeutic balls in your hand after you have been writing code all day long—you will be pleasantly surprised with the effect.


Top Gifts for Programmers

It is difficult to choose the best gifts for programmers or developers. People have different tastes and therefore it is impossible to please everyone, but we have tried to choose the most interesting and useful things in our opinion.

VIVO 32 inch Desk Converter, Height Adjustable Riser, Sit to Stand Dual Monitor and Laptop Workstation with Wide Keyboard Tray, Black, DESK-V000K, 32″


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Desk Converter for computer table.

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VIVO 32 inch Desk Converter, Height Adjustable Riser, Sit to Stand Dual Monitor and Laptop Workstation with Wide Keyboard Tray, Black, DESK-V000K, 32″

SIHOO Ergonomic Office Chair with Footrest, Recliner Computer Desk Chair, Adjustable Headrest Breathable Mesh High Back and Armrests Mesh Chair


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Ergonomic Office Chair with Footrest.

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You have probably noticed that when you sit for a long time, your back or neck starts to hurt. Programmers sometimes sit for hours and it is very debilitating. A comfortable, ergonomic armchair is a great solution, not only for comfort but also for your health.

Think Like a Programmer: An Introduction to Creative Problem Solving


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A book 'Think Like a Programmer'.

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Here is again another book, yes! Books have always been and will always be indispensable and ideal gifts for programmers. Especially for novice coders, general books like this one will be useful.

OrgaNice Hourglass 30 Minutes Sand Timer


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Black and white Hourglasses.

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One very unusual, rare but cool gift for programmers would be an hourglass like this. Sometimes after hours of sitting at the monitor, you just want to turn everything off and relax, and that is where it comes in handy.

Ninja CM401 Specialty 10-Cup Coffee Maker, with 4 Brew Styles for Ground Coffee, Built-in Water Reservoir, Fold-Away Frother & Glass Carafe, Black


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Ninja cm401 coffee maker.

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Who does not love a good coffee? A coffee machine would make a great gift for people sitting in an office or at a desk at home all the time.



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Gifts For Programmers (And Computer Science Majors)


The holidays have rolled around, so whether you are looking to buy a gift for a software engineer and programmer or you are a computer science major looking for gifts; I’ve compiled a list of wide range of awesome gift ideas for every programmer and tech enthusiast out there. There are some great cyber Monday and Black Friday deals still going on so try to take advantage of those!

FAQ

What are the most popular gift ideas for programmers?

The most popular gift for programmers has and always will be TechOrbits Standing Desk Converter. No wonder! Programmers spend most of their time sitting in a chair. A standing desk can help to avoid problems like back pain and other health issues.

How to choose the best gift for a particular person?

Well, you used to be alone with this problem, but now you have us. We have a super cool tool based on artificial intelligence, which allows you to select gifts for your special person based on his or her Instagram account. All you need is to enter their user name, choose the price that you are willing to pay for the gift and wait 10-15 seconds. Our algorithm will do all the job for you. You still do not believe that it’s possible? Then give it a try!

What are the most popular Christmas gift for programmers?

Programmers love t-shirts and hoodies, so a themed Christmas t-shirt will be the perfect festive gift! More christmas gifts

Where can you learn about present ideas for programmers?

Puzzled at the perspective of choosing a present for programmer or web developer? Take a look at a collection of awesome gift ideas by MasterBundles. Here you’ll find lots of present options for any budget.

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