10 Gifts for the Developer in Your Life

Vincent Alese
December 1, 2021
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Are you looking for the perfect gift for the developer or engineer in your life? Well, we’re here to help. We went straight to the source (our very own ForAllSecure developers) for the best gifts at the top of their lists.

See what they had to say!

1. Monitor Backlights

Monitor back light gift for developers

These lights look great and can even help reduce eye strain. The best part? It doesn’t have to break the bank. With a variety of options to choose from, you can get a great set within your budget.

On Lenovo.com ($79)
On BestBuy.com ($14.99)

2. TerraLiving ZERO Moss 

TerraLiving gift for developers
Etsy.com TerraLiving Gallery

These bioart pieces require virtually zero care and add some beautiful color to any developer’s office, whether at home or on-site.

On Etsy.com ($55-$2,500)

3. Sony α6400 (ILCE-6400)


This compact mirrorless digital camera is the perfect gift for the developer in your life with a passion for photography. The Sony α6400 comes with a new touchscreen monitor -- allowing for quickly setting focus and changing settings. 

On Sony.com ($899)

4. Standing Mat for Standing Desk

standing desk gift for developers

Standing desks are nearly standard for developers, but one very overlooked necessity is an accompanying standing mat. This Topo Anti-Fatigue Mat aims to keep the body activated and posture in alignment. Unlike standard flat mats, the Topo mat features peaks and valleys to keep your legs engaged while working.

On Fully.com ($84.15)

5. New MacBook Pro with Arm Chip

MacBook gift for code developers

The latest generation of Macbooks is targeting both creative and technical professionals with their new M1 chips. Compared to the previous generation, this new lineup builds code in Xcode up to 2.8x faster and compiles four times as much code on a single charge.

On Apple.com (Starting at $1,299)

6. Dogecoin

Funny dogecoin gift for tech people
Etsy.com Cryptochips

The developer in your life will get a kick out of this. Just be sure you send the Doge to the right wallet! If you want to gift something a little more… tangible, you can also get a physical Dogecoin Collectable.

On Etsy.com ($9.09)

7. Fi Smart Collar

cool smart dog collar gift idea

This bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled dog collar will allow your developer to track their best friend’s walks, activity, and sleep.

On tryfi.com ($149)

8. Nomad Base Station Mini Wireless Charger

sleek wireless charger for gifting

The wireless charger comes in a compact and sleek leather package that is sure to fit in on any developer's desk.

On Nomadgoods.com ($69.95)

9. Books

Cyber books for holiday gifts

You can always fall back on those “hacker” books. Here are some that are on our security experts’ “buy and eventually read” list:

10. Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse

wireless mouse for the holidays for developers and gamers

Rounding out the list is this wireless gaming mouse -- perfect for working during the day and gaming at night. 

On BestBuy.com ($29.99)

Good Luck!

Thanks for reading and we hope you find that perfect gift! From all of us on the ForAllSecure team, Happy Holidays!

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