Gift Guide

8 of the Best Programming Gifts – Christmas 2018

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The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations

The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations

A popular collection of classic math and logic puzzles first published in the Soviet Union in 1956

Available at Amazon.com for $10

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator

These stripped-back calculator style synthesizers are incredibly fun and capable all-in-one music making machines

Available at Amazon.com for $59

DIY Retro Game Console Kit

DIY Retro Game Console Kit

Build a handheld retro gaming console from scratch

Available at Amazon.com for $90

Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker

Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker

Entertaining "Catch Me If You Can" style memoir of the renowned hacker Kevin Mitnick

Available at Amazon.com for $11

The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy

The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy

A historical look at the world of codes and ciphers, from ancient Egyptian texts to cutting edge quantum cryptography

Available at Amazon.com for $11

Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

An insightful journey into the inner workings of a computer

Available at Amazon.com for $13 - $18

Cracking the Coding Interview

Cracking the Coding Interview

Problems and solutions to interview questions asked by big tech companies

Available at Amazon.com for $31

Raspberry Pi Starter Kit

Raspberry Pi Starter Kit

The famously versatile, credit-card sized computer capable of a million different uses for beginners and enthusiasts alike.

Available at Amazon.com for $80

Google Cardboard VR Kit

Google Cardboard VR Kit

A fun entry-level kit to experience virtual reality and 360° videos

Available at Amazon.com for $15

Programming Mugs

Programming Mugs

An essential item, here's our pick of the best

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Folio Society Editions: Science, Technology & Natural History

Folio Society Editions: Science, Technology & Natural History

Beautifully crafted books from the world of science, technology and natural history

Available at The Folio Society for $50 - $95

Retro Windows Solitaire Cards

Retro Windows Solitaire Cards

Pay homage to a classic era of computing

Available at Firebox for $18

What If?

What If?

Hilarious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions, from the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd

Available at Amazon.com for $15

First Draft Notebooks

First Draft Notebooks

Hardbound and cloth covered, this notebook feels just as good in your hand as the paper feels under pencil

Available at First Draft Co for $22

Buddha Board - The Temporary Drawing Board

Buddha Board - The Temporary Drawing Board

Like an Etch-a-Sketch that you paint with water, as the water dries the image fades, ready for your next creation

Available at Amazon.com for $35

3D Pen for Doodling and Drawing

3D Pen for Doodling and Drawing

Create unique and fantastic 3-D art straight out of your imagination

Available at Amazon.com for $95

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