Gift guide for software developers

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Nate McGuire in Development category

High-Quality Headphones. 

There’s no denying that developers need to block out distractions. High-Quality headphones are a great way to ensure they can focus.

Recommendation: Bose QuietComfort 35 II or Sony WH-1000XM4.

Ergonomic Keyboard and Mouse.

There’s a reason why ergonomic keyboards are often featured on gift guides for engineers, and this is because they ensure that developers are always comfy as the code. 

Recommendation: Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop or Logitech MX Vertical.

Dual Monitor Setup. 

Productivity rates increase by as much as 42% when using dual monitors. This is one of the best options in this gift guide for men, as you can’t put a price on productivity!

Recommendation: Dell UltraSharp U2719DX or LG 27UK650-W.

Mechanical Keyboard. 

Many users have found that mechanical keyboards can enhance a developer’s typing speed and accuracy, which means they’re a great productivity-boosting gift.

Recommendation: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT or Razer Huntsman Elite.

Portable Charger. 

Developers are often on the go and there’s nothing more frustrating than realizing your device is about to die. As such, you can’t go wrong when buying a portable charger. 

Recommendation: Anker PowerCore 10000 or RavPower 10000mAh Portable Charger


Smartwatches are great for on-the-go developers who don’t want to fall out of the loop. They can track notifications, fitness goals, and even a spot of coding!

Recommendation: Apple Watch Series 6 or Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2.

Portable Hard Drive. 

Developers often work on large files.  As a result, they always need access to portable hard drives to store and transport these files. 

Recommendation: Seagate Backup Plus Slim or WD My Passport.

Coding Books and Courses. 

The digital world is constantly changing, so learning is a lifelong pursuit for developers. No matter what stage they are at in their career, they’ll appreciate gifts that allow them to learn something new!

Recommendation: “Clean Code” by Robert Martin or “Cracking the Coding Interview” by Gayle McDowell. 

Mug Warmer. 

There’s nothing more disappointing than reaching for a sip of your coffee only to find it’s gone cold! As such any developer would, appreciate a mug warmer that will keep their drink of choice nice and hot.

Recommendations: Cosori Coffee Warmer or Cuisinar mug warmer

Relaxation and Mindfulness Aids. 

Time-consuming or complex projects often leave developers feeling stressed 24/7. As such, relation aids can be a great way to help them relax and recharge. 

Recommendations: TaoTronics Essential Oil Diffuser or Movo Vibration Platform Machine.

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