Share Your Christmas Wishes and Win!

By Adam Roberts
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Let’s face it: Christmas shopping is awful.

No-one knows what to get anyone else, and so days or weeks of research are needed. Anxiety levels quickly go through the roof as everyone struggles to work out what gift they’ll get for their family, significant other, or friends. Some people are easy, with personal interests that lend themselves to obvious gifts. Others are a bit more tricky, with very specific tastes you can spend hours stressing to appeal to.

No-one wants to receive a disappointing gift, and no-one wants to be that person who provides such a gift.

It’s always easier if someone comes to you with a request for what they want Santa to bring them. That way, on the big day you’ll know they’re happy with what they receive, and you’ll be happy you didn’t waste time, money or energy chasing after stuff you even weren’t sure they wanted.

We Want Your Christmas Ideas

We’re wanting to cut out some of this stress, and rustle up some ideas for what you developers, designers and web folk want to help you create awesome internet things. If you’re not sure what to ask for, or not sure what to give the developer in your life, we can help.

Over the course of 2014 we’ve covered some amazing new products, from PhpStorm’s excellent new version, to Braintree’s amazing payment platform, to Slack, a great way to collaborate with teams.

Whether it’s something physical, like an Arduino or an Android phone, or a software package, like an Adobe Creative Cloud plan or a PhpStorm license, we want to know what would make your Christmas truly merry.

Comment and Win

If you comment below with your favorite Christmas present, you’ll have a chance to win a free year on Learnable, our learning platform. Down the line, we may even use your suggestions for another promotion, so you could even win twice. Who can say?

So: get involved, share your Christmas wish below, and (maybe) get an early present from us!

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  • Otilia

    A lifetime membership to Learnable.

  • Great and glad to know that you want to celebrate Christmas with us :)

  • Wolf_22

    This is the reason I love SitePoint!

    Okay, Adam, here’s my wishlist: 5 books –
    1.) jQuery: Novice to Ninja: New Kicks and Tricks
    2.) Outsourcing Web Projects
    3.) Git Fundamentals
    4.) No Nonsense XML Web Development With PHP
    5.) Anything about advanced Drupal usage.

    Even if you guys can’t do this, I’ll still love ya! Keep up the great work!

  • kilinkis

    A couple of physical books would be very helpful

  • Jose Samonte Jr.

    Really want something to help me become a better programmer

  • Me too. I will also love a life time Learnable membership.

    • PauletteVSmith

      My last pay >>>>>>>

      {Go to next link in this site}

  • Andrea Borchiellini

    An Adobe Creative Cloud subscription would be amazing!

  • Roger Spencelayh

    It ain’t gonna happen, but a fully loaded Surface Pro 3 would be nice. Short of that, an extension to my Learnable subscription would be nice.

  • VaN

    A PHPStorm License and the book “Spécifiez Agile” ( would make me really happy for the coming 2015 year.

  • Jay

    1) Leap Motion Controller
    2) Arduino

    • Jimmy

      Finding new toys for _me_ to play with has never been the problem – how about you publish a list of what my wife _actually_ wants?

  • Allan Fisher

    I want monthly membership of learnable for just $1.

  • judith

    cybertron quad core with a tripp Lite 4-Port desktop switch, a dual compatible 27 inch monitor, a thunderbolt display, and a 5k retina imac, a kinesis keyboard and a magic mouse. And I might need an apple wireless keyboard, too (but I’m not sure about that) :-) Is that asking too much Santa? I hope not – I work a lot and I love my job; but this would make it so awesome!

  • betzib

    Here’s my wishlist! All print books – I do ebooks, too, but there’s something about physically flipping through a book…

    Sitepoint books:
    The Principles of Beautiful Web Design, 3rd ed.
    Jumpstart PHP
    Jumpstart Javascript

    Non Sitepoint books:
    A Web for Everyone by Sarah Horton and Whitney Queensbery
    Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-To’s of Working Out Loud by Jane Bozarth

  • A bunch of things I’d like but can’t afford/justify right now:
    1) Macbook Air (could use for development, backup & travel computer)
    2) iPad (luxury item, mostly, some development uses)
    3) Kindle Voyage (I have a Paper White, but I like the upgrades; can’t justify the cost, though)
    4) Second car (a beater for errands would be fine; we donated our last “2nd car” to charity)
    5) Books: a growing and rolling list, so gift cards work
    6) Someone else mentioned it, but it struck a chord: Lifetime Learnable Membership
    7) Business wardrobe: lost a bunch of weight, so a shopping spree would help
    8) Next pair of running shows. On track for running 1,300 miles in 2014, so need a pair apparent

  • A few things that I would love to have for Christmas:
    1) A desktop (now I have a school laptop that’s falling apart, the materials aren’t very good. Cheap plastic)
    2) Or I can just have a Macbook Air
    3) iPad or iPhone (so at least I know how my apps look like if I do publish them)
    4) Sitepoint books (they’re really good, the ones I borrowed at my library were great!)

    Thing I would love to learn (to a professional level) by Christmas:
    1) PHP, HTML, ASPX, and those stuff
    2) Objective C
    3) JavaScript, CSS, C+
    4) And learn how to properly use those “things” (I’m referring to Bootstrap, Node, Bowser. I only started programing in May. I really hope that I’ll get better at this :)

  • Pamela JC

    Xmas, Another FREE year at sitepoint! This year I was ALONE w/2 Termite
    outbreaks, Roach infestation, toxic gas coming up a crack in the house,
    Domestic Violence earlier this year, Sick Cats from termites in their
    all natural cat litter, most of this lasted for months and now
    foreclosure. Did I mention I live in a house with no running water and
    carry 20-30 Gallons a day.

  • ruby lily

    Online learning is definitely on my list. I’ve been purposely stalling on purchasing until Christmas comes along :) I’m desperately in need of a new desk chair too!

  • Victor Cintron

    A Macbook Air?

  • Arun

    Team, Thank you for your generous offers so far

    i would like to have ebooks / tutorials on:
    MEAN stack
    ANGULAR js
    MySQL performance tuning
    Project management tips

  • Kevin Nagurski

    I’ve been in the market for an Adobe CC subscription, also really wanna try out Affinity Designer.

  • Solomon

    J2ee stuff from sitepoint in learnable

  • JLF

    Dear Santa Sitepoint,

    I’d like a lifetime membership to Learnable, a new retina iMac, an Aeron chair, a Creative Cloud subscription, and a 14 day vacation to Maui for me and my family.



  • Steve Robillard

    When we were kids there was always a present that came to be called the box. It wasn’t a secret and by the size (the size of a case of copy paper) we pretty much new which one it was. Inside was paper, and markers, colored pencils etc. I got more hours of enjoyment from that one simple idea than I often got from the hot new toy that I got. I loved the hours of creativity and simple drawing it provided.Perhaps the only things that I can think that top the box are my new wheelchair and peace on earth.

  • Jola H

    Dear Santa,

    All I want for Christmas is an Europe trip for a week with my friends :D
    From Me, with love :)!

  • For Christmas all I want is to meet and hang out with 5 Seconds of Summer

  • Adam Rasheed

    a 2015 15″ MBP, thunderbolt SSD drive, a $1,500 credit to upwork.