By Sarah June FischerDecember 6, 2016

10+ Gift Ideas for Developers

Need a gift idea for that special someone who is always hard to buy for? We've got you covered.

1. Raspberry Pi

A Raspberry Pi is a small, single-board computer that can be used in robotics and computer programming (and is a great learning tool for young programmers). It makes the perfect gift for the tinkerer in your life.

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2. Drone

The hottest gadget you’ve been hearing so much about is quickly becoming more affordable. The drone is the big kid’s version of a remote-controlled car, and many come equipped with a built-in camera.

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3. Wide Angle + Macro Clip-on Smartphone Lens

With the tech companies clamoring to produce the best smartphone with the best camera, hobbyist photographers can shoot amazing photos with the device in their pocket. Enhance their photo skills with this lens from AUKEY, a compact option that offers both wide angle and macro shots.

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4. Anova Culinary Bluetooth Precision Cooker

Is your favorite techie a fan of gadgets and a wiz in the kitchen? The Anova precision cooker cooks food with a method that prevents it from drying out or losing flavor. Cook anything to perfection, from steak to vegetables.

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5. Leaf Health Tracker

For the health-conscious developer in your life, check out the stylish Leaf, a beautiful piece of wearable tech. Designed specifically for women, the Leaf tracks sleep patterns and activity.

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LEAF by Bellabeat

6. Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Any dev who needs to buckle down and get in the coding zone will appreciate a pair of noise-cancelling headphones. Bose’s line of QuietComfort headphones are wireless and last 20 hours without a recharge.

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7. Virtual Reality Headset

With the rise in virtual reality games and gadgets, get your favorite developer a headset to turn their smartphone into a portal to another world. Browse carefully though, as not all headsets are compatible with all smartphones.

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Woman Using a Samsung VR Headset at SXSW 2015 (2015-03-15 14.10.24 by Nan Palmero)

8. Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock

Know a night owl who despises the loud beep of their morning alarm? Help them wake up naturally with the sunrise-simulating alarm clock from Philips.

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9. BB-8 Sphero

If your favorite programmer already has their tickets in hand for Rogue One, consider getting them an app-controlled BB-8 Sphero.

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10. Echo Dot

While we’re a few versions away from a Stark-esque J.A.R.V.I.S assistant, the Echo Dot from Amazon is leading the pack in hands-free, voice-controlled devices.

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11. The Old Standby

Drawing a blank on what to get your scifi fan? Open up their options with a gift card from ThinkGeek, where they can pick out their favorite items from a huge selection of fantasy- and scifi-focused clothes, decor, gadgets, gear, and more.

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