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
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.
Everyone will want to try their hand at one of these challenging 3D wooden puzzles.
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!
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.
Give the gift of an ergonomic work station with this adjustable laptop stand.
For the Fandom*
No Doctor Who fan would turn down a(nother) pair of TARDIS socks.
These shades are straight from the Matrix. Or at least from Super Mario Bros.
It levitates. Need we say more?
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.
Star Wars Family Car Decals
So that makes R2-D2 the family pet, then?
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!).