Shopping for a programmer? Don’t worry if you are unsure of what a developer friend, spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend wants—we got you covered.
Here’s a guide with 15 programmer gift ideas curated by coders for coders:
Programmers love rocking developer-exclusive humor and this t-shirt is no exception! The It Works on My Machine Tee is made of 100% ring spun cotton. When your code doesn’t work on a user’s end, jokingly blame them ¯\_(ツ)_/¯… Also available in a sweatshirt or hoodie.
Wear an HTML <head> tag (present in every webpage!) on your actual… head. It doesn’t get any more on the nose than this! Any programmer, even beginners, will understand and love this <head> dad cap or <head> beanie.
To a web developer, localhost at 127.0.0.1 is home. Gift a comfy and warm sweatshirt for the colder days that will always provide a great laugh!
4. Give Me a <br> Beanie or Dad Hat
Available in multiple colors, the “give me a <br>” embroidery design captures every coder’s mindset and features a break/<br> double entendre. <br> is an HTML tag for line breaks. Every programmer would love this hilarious cap or beanie!
A play on the classic anthem “99 bottles of beer on the wall” but this time, the number grows! Debugging your code? It might just get worse 😢. The 99 Bugs mug is a perfect addition to any programmer’s desk. Or, check out the 99 Bugs sweater!
Recursive functions call themselves. So does the XONOT recursion definition shirt!
Anyone who programs or knows someone who programs knows that coffee is every coder’s fuel! So much so that when you look up the word “programmer” in the dictionary, “a machine that turns coffee into code” is what you get, at least by our definition.
13. Coffee <br> Mug
As established, coders love coffee! Why not drink from a mug with an HTML pun?
14. #0 Coder Beanie or Cap
A developer who codes in multiple languages is multilingual in their own right! For them, the perfect programmer gift is a multilingual t-shirt featuring ten different ways to print “Hello, world.”