10 Techie gifts for the programmer in your life

6. Dominion

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Board games that require complicated rules, advanced strategy and creative play are a programmers dream! In Dominion, you try to create as big and grand of a kingdom as possible by besting the other monarchs. (Amazon, $29)

7. Mini Quadcopters

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Yes, it’s a drone, but this Holy Stone Mini RC Quadcopter has an attached camera. Think about the fun when you fly it up to take birds-eye images of your house — or your neighbor’s house. (Amazon, $70)

8. Book of crossword puzzles

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Anything that requires thinking and strategy makes the perfect gift. Crossword Puzzles are challenging, and The New York Times provide some of the best. (Amazon, $15)

9. Gift certificate to Home Depot

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For those who love to build, Home Depot is heaven. My father has long referred to Home Depot as his toy store. (HomeDepot, $0 and up)

10. BOE-Bot

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The BOE-Bot is the perfect kit for anyone wanting to dabble in robotics . You start with simple movement of the robot and then progress into sensor based projects. Once you advance, you watch as the BOE-Bot moves around the room on its own accord. Think robot vacuum. Truly fantastic! (Amazon, $169)

These gifts will have the coder/programmer in your life tearing off wrapping paper with joy this holiday season. Finally, you can give something in your price range!

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