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Gift your software developer friend will love!

Hello everyone, in today’s article I will be sharing what would be the best gift for your software developer friend. If you are reading this article I am pretty sure you don’t know what your computer geek friend want for his birthday. Whether he is a software developer, web developer, hacker, gamer it doesn’t matter.

If he spends most of the time sitting in front of the computer and types some random things which you don’t understand, he is a geek. So some common things like chocolate, flowers etc won’t be covered in this article. But if you want to gift him/her something that will be useful for him, and you want to make him feel you really cares about his needs then I think these will be the perfect gift for your programmer friend.

Being a software developer myself, I gathered these things which I believe your developer friend will love. You can continue with this article if you are looking a gift for a computer science student whether he/she is your son/daughter, your girlfriend/boyfriend or your best friend.

Pen drive

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So if you are looking for some economic gift, because you always give the gift to your developer friend, but now you are looking for something different, a pen drive will be the best gift. An extra pen drive is always handy, we need these to share data with our colleagues, for presentation in office. And we are too lazy to go and buy these.

But just don’t buy any random pen drive because some of them are very slow. I will share you link of some pen drives which are fast and your friend will just be super happy.


Note: If links doesn’t work just copy the text and search in your favorite store.

Lexar® Jump Drive® S25 64GB USB 3.0

Lexar JumpDrive S50 64GB

SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe Type C

Stress balls or Stress crystals

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Stress balls could be a good to time pass during stressing office hours. Sitting on one place for 6-7 hours in a day could be tiring. Having a stress ball with us would help to relieve stress. Stress balls are good if you are looking for a gift which isn’t too costly, or you just want to gift casually, not during some occasion.

Whereas, stress crystals could be good decoration for the office and as per Vastu Sastra it helps to remove negative energy from the environment. And with all that stress and work load, looking at shiny and beautiful crystals will make them feel good for a little time. These are studies that supports stress crystals, doesn’t matter whether crystals are fake or real.

Coffee mug best gift for your developer friend

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Programmers really enjoys coffee/tea. And mugs are one of the most common gift but wait. Don’t gift your special one some boring cup instead give them something that would make them feel awesome on some tiring nights.

You can just search on Amazon “coffee mugs for programmers” and it will suggest you some good coffee mugs. But here are some coffee mugs that you can gift to your software developer friend will like these.


HeartInk Programmer Fan Art Printed Ceramic Tea/Coffee Mug

Debugging Meaning – Funny Ceramic Printed Coffee Mug

GiftOwl Ceramic Coffee Mug

Inspirational Ceramic Coffee Mug for Programmers,Developers,Software Engineers

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Headphones best gift for developer

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Music is one of the most important for a programmer to focus or relaxing. Having a good noise-cancelling headphone is important to remove useless voices and improves focus which is very important. You just have to search for “Noise cancellation headphones” on Amazon or from wherever you buy. Here I am sharing some of my personal suggestions, hope you will like them.

Headphones are best gift for your developer boyfriend, and they will surely love them.


Sennheiser HD 450BT Over Ear Wireless Headphones

boAt Nirvanaa 715 ANC Active Noise Cancellation Headphones

JBL Tune 750BTNC Over-Ear Wireless Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones

External hard drive

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External hard drive is one of the most important peripheral device for computer geeks. We keep our backups on external hard drive if something ever goes wrong. Even though your friend have a hard drive, one extra would do no harm and he/she will accept it happily.

The External hard drive should be kept with extreme care as they may get damaged by slight hit on it. So after you buy it make sure to keep it in a safe place and avoid any hard stokes on it. Also try to keep it away from magnets. You can buy an external hard drive from any store but here are some of my suggestions for you.


Lenovo Portable 1TB External Hard Disk Drive HDD

Western Digital WD 1TB My Passport Portable External Hard Drive, Black – with Automatic Backup

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1 TB External HDD – USB 3.0 for Windows and Mac, 3 yr Data Recovery Services

Online Learning Course

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This would be the perfect gift for your son/daughter. There are many websites like Udacity, Udemy, Coursera that provide certificates on completing their course. And if done properly they will help them to get a good job. I can’t suggest you any course because it depends on your child on which fields they are interested.

So what you can do instead is buy gift cards for them and let them choose by themselves.

Keyboard best gift for developer

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I already wrote an article on some of the best keyboards from programmers that you can read here. Apart from that if your friend has a desktop, and you have seen it (glowing with colors) just buy are matching keyboard. All you have to do is search for “Backlit gaming keyboards” in any e-commerce website, and you will find some decent keyboards there.

Some companies I would suggest are Zebronics, Ant Esports, Logitech. But if your friend plays video games a lot then don’t buy him a wireless keyboard. I wrote an article which you can read and choose a keyboard by yourself.


So, these were some gift for your developer friend. But you should keep in mind that person before gifting them anything. Because every person is different, and they might have some other needs maybe chocolate or teddy? I suggested these gift because these are some essential stuff every programmer want to own.

So, I hope you enjoyed the post and let us know in the comment what was your friend’s reaction after receiving one of the above gifts.


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