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
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
9. Gift certificate to Home Depot
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!