Holiday Gift Guide: Tech Edition Under $20!

It’s the best time of the year! The holiday season! Are you looking for the perfect gift for your developer?! Or are you a developer trying to think of a gift or two or five to add to your holiday wish list? Need something to suggest to your significant other?! Well, look no further! I have compiled a list of the 5 BEST items for computer lovers!

And the best part?!

They’re all under $20!

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Gift Guide: Under $20

1. Marble Mouse Pad


Why I think it’s awesome: I mean, c’mon – this thing is beautiful! I feel like this mouse pad will take my Instagram pictures to the next levelIt’s almost 3 feet long, which makes it super convenient to have under my laptop and use my wireless mouse on! My mouse pad will finally stop moving around on my desk! Hallelujahhhh! Plus, it looks super portable, so I can bring it back and forth between home and work!

Bonus: I’ll no longer have to head over to my parents’ house to take a picture of my laptop on their marble bathroom sink, I can do it from the luxury of my own coffee table!

From Amazon: 

  • Extended Large Gaming Mouse Pad/Mat: Measures 35.4×15.7×0.08 inches . This mouse pad is large enough to fit your mouse, keyboard, and other items, offers plenty of room for gaming, office works and daily use while protecting your desk.
  • Silky Smooth Surface: The ultra smooth surface provides optimum speed and accurate control while playing your love games. It gives excellent experience while you surfing the web, working in the office and so on.
  • Waterproof Top and Anti-slip Rubber Bottom: Waterproof material surface prevents damage from water, coffee, juice and other drinks. The back of the pad is rubberized to keep it stay and stick securely in place when using it. 

Price: $13.99


2. Eat Sleep Code Coffee Mug


Why I think it’s awesome: Who doesn’t love a fun mug?! I definitely do not need another one, and have been looking for the perfect mug to use while coding/working at home! I love the simplicity of it and how well it encapsulates my work days(emphasis on eat and sleep)! It comes in a bunch of different colors, but I am partial to the black one!

From Amazon: 

  • HIGH QUALITY CERAMIC MUG – This perfect sized Coffee mug is available in 11oz or 15oz sizes.
  • Sturdy ceramic mug with large easy grip handle
  • Comes in Black, Blue, Green, White, or Red

Price: $13.95


3. Coffee Socks


Why I think it’s awesome: Alright I am not sure how I don’t already own these! For many developers, coffee is the lifeblood of maintaining a semi-alert mental state. I’m already picturing wearing these on the weekends to indicate to a certain someone that its coffee time!  Plus, these look super cozy! These socks are honestly everything I need for watching the Kardashians refactoring my code from my couch!

From Amazon: 

  • SO COMFORTABLE SHE WON’T WANT TO TAKE THEM OFF – The high quality Cinch! Coffee socks are extra soft to the touch and were specially designed to be the perfect sock for weekend lounging. The soft and fuzzy polyester blend makes our women’s coffee socks almost like a toasty warm house slipper to keep your feet warm on every morning, night, and chilly winter’s day. Women size 6-9.5 
  • COFFEE ON DEMAND – This pair of cute coffee socks features “If You Can Read This” on one and “Bring Me Coffee” on the other to remind your husband or spouse to bring you a fresh, delicious cup of coffee without every saying a word!

Price: $10.99


4. Blue Light Glasses


Why I think it’s awesome: TBH I already own these and I LOVE them! I just always forget them at work, so it would be awesome to get a second pair for home! These glasses have reduced my migraines significantly, which makes me much less grumpy at work! They are super simple yet stylish, and if I accidentally forget to take them off when I head to lunch with coworkers, no biggie! They look just like normal glasses!

From Amazon: 

  • ANTI BLUE LIGHT–+0.0x Reading glasses, anti harmful blue ray, provide all-day protection, against the detrimental effect high energy visible blue light and UV400.
  • Dimension: lens width: 53mm; arms : 140 mm; bridge: 15 mm;
  • PC LENS–Glasses lenses are high-end space PC lens with SHMC technology , shock resistant and water proof, dust free and easy to clean;
  • TRANSPARENT LENS–No color difference, bring you good visual experience.
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY–We provide worry-free lifetime warranty(no man-made)and friendly customer service.

Price: $19.99


5. Lap Desk


Why I think it’s awesome: Sooo my sister has told me I HAVE to stop ‘borrowing’ this lap desk from her, so I guess it’s time to get my own! I love this thing because it keeps my laptop from getting too warm, and it gives me just enough laptop elevation to make typing away on the couch super comfortable and cozy! It’s small and portable which makes it easy for me to bring it from my bed to my couch home to work! Plus they have a bunch of colors so I will probably get the light pink one, woo!

From Amazon: 

  • Compact size for convenient travel
  • Dual-bolster cushion provides the correct angle for optimal screen viewing
  • Micro-bead filled cushion conforms to the lap, providing comfort and stability
  • Durable surface made from High-Impact Polystyrene
  • Dimensions: 13.75 x 10 x 2 in.

Price: $12.35



I hope you are as excited about these gifts as I am, feel free to share this list with friends and family! Or if you’re like me and can’t wait for the holidays so you’ll prob just buy them for yourself, the total for all of these items is only $60.28!


Treat yo’self!


What other things are you adding to your holiday wish list?! Let me know in the comments below!


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