2015 Gift Guide: Last-Minute Ideas for Your Favorite Developer

The items we assembled for this year’s list all fit into two distinct categories: Form Follows Function, featuring more practical gifts, and For the Fandom, focused on less useful (but still awesome) gadgets. Check out the list below to find the perfect gift for the software developer in your life!

Form Follows Function

  1. Online Training Subscription
    A subscription to sites like Code School, Egghead, or Front-End Masters is a great way for aspiring devs to try their hand at web development or expand their skill set to new technologies.

  2. Portal Bookends
    These bookends would look great on either side of our favorite programming texts.

Portal Bookends
  1. 3D Puzzle
    Everyone will want to try their hand at one of these challenging 3D wooden puzzles.

  2. Moleskine Notebook
    Themed Moleskine notebooks span practical and trendy. Anyone who grew up building with Legos will love this high-quality Moleskine notebook adorned with a Lego brick that you can actually build on. Does your gift getter prefer Middle Earth to Legoland? Get them a Hobbit-themed Moleskine notebook instead!

  1. Over-Ear Headphones
    Every developer needs a reliable pair of headphones to help them focus on the task at hand. We love the look and quality of Accidentally Extraordinary’s headphones made with dark walnut wood, brushed steel, and black leather.

  2. Laptop Stand
    Give the gift of an ergonomic work station with this adjustable laptop stand.

For the Fandom*

  1. TARDIS Socks
    No Doctor Who fan would turn down a(nother) pair of TARDIS socks.

  2. 8-Bit Sunglasses
    These shades are straight from the Matrix. Or at least from Super Mario Bros.

  3. BB-8 Lamp
    Who didn’t automatically want a BB-8 droid after watching the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer? Snag the lamp above, or check out the real deal.

  1. Levitating Speaker
    It levitates. Need we say more?

  2. Lego Set
    Whether it’s the nostalgia from childhood Legos or the huge variety of sets available, we know several people on our shopping list who would definitely want to find a themed Lego set under the tree.

  3. Star Wars Family Car Decals
    So that makes R2-D2 the family pet, then?

Star Wars Decal

Know of something else that should be on this list? Tell us!

*This section was almost labeled “The Fandom Awakens” because there are so many awesome Star Wars-themed gifts this year (thanks, Episode VII!).

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