Web Developer Gift Guide

It’s always hard to know what to get people, especially when you don’t know what they already have. I have my friend (let’s call him Mike) who has been honing his web development skills since the early 2010s but I have no idea what he does or what he likes. So what should I get him? Is there anything that’s a must-have gift in the web design world in 2022? Are there any resources or classes he should be checking out? Let’s take a look at a few options in this web developer gift guide 

Merch For Web Developers

We spend our days developing things with an endless stream of trendy new Javascript frameworks, back end technologies and the latest info on best practice. So it’s nice to have something to remind us of where we came from. Perhaps try a Node JS Shirt or a React Mug? Maybe something with a sarcastic saying on it? Boost their design skills with these:

It works on my computer - Black Tee Shirt For Programmers

It Works On My Computer | Unisex Heavy Cotton Tee

It’s the classic tale of a programmer. After some heavy debugging, the back end code works flawlessly and meets spec in your virtual environment. You’re just about to ship it into a production environment when someone tries to test it on the staging server. And with disappointment it fails to work. Tell them it worked on your computer!

It's not a bug, it's a feature. Mug for programmers

It’s Not a Bug It’s a Feature | Mug 11oz

Let the QA team know that thing they encountered wasn’t a bug at all. No not at all, it was intentional!

Code T Shirt For Programmers

Code | Unisex Heavy Cotton Tee

Web Development truly is a way of life, the endless cycle of having a god-complex right before going back to having imposter syndrome. When you put t-shirt on, is the word code used as a verb? Or is it a noun? That’s up to you!

Gadget And Gizmos

Our lives are becoming increasingly filled with technology. The next time you’re looking to buy a gift for a CSS junkie, consider buying them something that will help them embrace or dive deeper into their field. Here are some gadgets every web developer in 2022 would love to have:

Loupedeck Creative Tool – The Custom Editing Console for Photo, Video, Music and Design

This is a programmable shortcut key panel, great for web developers who might need like to have a nice light up panel to help them work more efficiently. 


Price: $549.00

Logitech K845 Mechanical Illuminated Keyboard with Mechanical Switches

If you use a keyboard a lot, you’ll love the feel of a good quality clicky mechanical keyboard. This one is reasonably priced and offers a few features.

Price: $51.95

Wacom Intuos Graphics Drawing Tablet for Mac, PC, Chromebook & Android

Essentially this lets you control your mouse with a pen. This is great for those that started their design careers by drawing. They can tap into that muscle memory and use that familiar motion in their digital workflows

Price: $69.95

Inspiration For The Grind

As you can see, there’s a lot that can go into a web developer gift guide. So breaking this down into a few categories can help. Web developers love cool, new tools but what about something fundamental to creativity? Check out these gifts and see if they’re perfect for your friends who are eager to keep their zen levels at top-notch. Give your friend something that he or she can use in their personal projects, or even encourage them to take a weekend class on how to better use those cool new tools you gave them!

The Full Stack Developer: Your Essential Guide to the Everyday Skills Expected of a Modern Full Stack Web Developer

Understand the technical foundations, as well as the non-programming skills needed to be a successful full stack web developer. This book reveals the reasons why a truly successful full stack developer does more than write code.

Price: $42.14

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

Price: $15.79

Remotely Rich: How to multiply your income as a web developer

Web developers who work as employees of companies are limited in their potential earnings and subject to all of the typical issues of working for someone else. I’ve been there and done that. I wanted more income, more freedom and more variety of projects.

Remote contract-based Web developer work offers all of these benefits to programmers who are willing to run their own business and work hard.

Price: $6.99

Gift Cards For Anything Else

These days, gift cards are seen as impersonal and lazy. But with web developers being hard to buy for, you can get them something they’ll really love without knowing what it is. Here are some ideas for gift cards and subscriptions that web designers will love.

Skillshare

There’s tons of really great web development, web design and other technology courses available on this platform. This can really help your developer friend take their skills to the next level.

Audible

Some people like to listen to audio books while they work, this is a great way to gift them that ability.

Amazon

For anything else, there’s always an Amazon gift card

We hope you enjoyed this web developer gift guide. Should you have any questions, or would like to suggest products to add to this, feel free to leave a reply.

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