Christmas Gift Ideas for Web Developers and Designers

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The festive season is fast-approaching and we all have that one person on our Christmas list who’s impossible to buy presents for – whether it’s the friend who has everything or the colleague who insists they don’t want you to go to the trouble of choosing a gift for them. We might not be able to solve all of the gift-buying mysteries on your list this year but there’s one area where we can help: when it comes to choosing the perfect gift for the web developer or designer in your life.

We’ve scoured the web to find some of the best tech-related gifts and you’ll find our favourites below. Now, if you decide to buy something for your loved ones and pick up a little treat for yourself at the same time we won’t tell – go on, you deserve it.

  1. Make Your Own Luck by Kate Moross

    Make Your Own Luck by Kate Moross £22.77

    Designed to mimic Moross’s signature bold, brightly coloured style, this book is filled with dozens of examples of her work for companies such as Google, Adidas, and Nokia, as well as musicians including Simian Mobile Disco, Jessie Ware, Zomby, and Pictureplane. Irreverent and packed with enormously helpful tips for designers of all stripes, Make Your Own Luck is certain to become an indispensable guide for anyone interested in graphic art as a vocation or hobby.

    Buy item for only £22.77
  2. 8-bit Open Source Sorcerer - Programming Travel Mug

    8-bit Open Source Sorcerer - Programming Travel Mug £15.14

    This 8-bit Open Source-erer travel mug is perfect for taking coffee and tea to the office to sustain these long days in the lead up to the Christmas break.

    Buy item for only £15.14
  3. Charging Station Multi 5 Port with Wireless Charging Pad

    Charging Station Multi 5 Port with Wireless Charging Pad £26.99

    An ideal gift for the tech-lover who can never find their charger, 5 this charging dock features USB charging ports(2 Micro USB, 2 Ap Cables, 1 Type-C) and allows you to charge multiple devices at the same time, including mobile phones, tablets, game controllers, power banks, Bluetooth headsets and more.

    Buy item for only £26.99
  4. Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

    Don £20.32

    Since Don’t Make Me Think was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug’s guide to help them understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it’s one of the best-loved and most recommended books on the subject.

    Now Steve returns with fresh perspective to reexamine the principles that made Don’t Make Me Think a classic–with updated examples and a new chapter on mobile usability. And it’s still short, profusely illustrated…and best of all–fun to read.

    Buy item for only £20.32
  5. Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Starter Kit

    Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Starter Kit £59

    A great choice for a young web developer, ThePiHut’s supercharged Raspberry Pi 4 Model B  Starter kit includes everything you need to get going right out of the box. Now available with 1GB, 2GB or 4GB RAM options.

    Buy item for only £59
  6. Developer Icons Classic T-shirt

    Developer Icons Classic T-shirt £18.16

    Selection of 70 logos for designers and developers of open source projects like AngularJS, Node.js, HTML5, JavaScript, Python, Linux, Bitcoin. Perfect to stick on laptops, phones, walls, everywhere. Nice gift for a tech specialist. 

    Buy item for only £18.16
  7. Helvetica Neue 11 oz Ceramic Mug

    Helvetica Neue 11 oz Ceramic Mug £4

    Blending typography and coffee, this Helvetica Neue mug might just be the perfect blend of a web designer’s two biggest passions!

    Buy item for only £4
  8. Floppy Disk Coaster Set

    Floppy Disk Coaster Set £9.99

    Hopefully no-one will ask why you are resting a drink on a picture of a save button. If they do, they don’t know how good they have it! If the image of a classic 3 1/2″ floppy disk brings up a feeling of nostalgia, then these are definitely for you!

    Buy item for only £9.99
  9. Natico Decision Maker and Paper Weight

    Natico Decision Maker and Paper Weight £19.28

    When it comes to the run up to Christmas, sometimes making even the simplest decision feels impossible – never fear because the Natico Decision Maker will make up your mind for you, all you need to do is give it a spin.

    Buy item for only £19.28