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Cool Holiday Gifts Perfect for Any Webmaster

Published on 12/20/2010 by

It’s the last week of the 2010 holiday shopping season.  Whether you’re searching for a quick last minute gift or have run out of ideas, here are seven really cool gifts that are sure to please every webmaster on your shopping list.

Domain names

A domain name make for excellent virtual stocking stuffer for anyone interested in starting a website.  You can purchase a domain name through almost any domain registrar for under $10 or buy a gift card or gift certificate and let the receiver choose his own name.  GoDaddy is selling eGift cards this year that cover the cost of domain names, web hosting and other services.

Web hosting package

Your budding webmaster can’t get online without a web hosting plan.  Web hosting companies offer gift certificates and cards good for one year of hosting or you can buy a plan outright.  Start by reading web hosting reviews to find a quality web hosting company.  Sign up takes just a few moments and many web hosting plans include a free domain name with purchase.

Cloud storage upgrade

Do you have friends or family who’ve moved their data storage to the cloud?  Upgrade free cloud storage accounts to larger, paid accounts to give them more room to play.  DropBox paid accounts start at $9.99/month and SugarSync cloud services are $4.99/month.

Browser sketch pad

Browser sketch pads are perfect gifts for web designers.  Sketch pads resemble common Internet browsers and help designers create visually appealing websites on paper before attempting to build them in graphics software.

HTML 5 books

All webmasters need to acquaint themselves with HTML 5 and there’s no better way to do that with a book they can reference as needed.

Website magazine subscription

Website Magazine is where website success starts.  Each monthly magazine edition is filled with expert information about design and coding, search engine optimization, eCommerce news, and more.  Purchase a subscription online and you’ll save up to 46% off the cover price on newsstands.

Reliable email address

Do you have friends and family who are still stuck in the dark ages and using web based free Internet email addresses?  Give them a personalized, reliable email address with an email hosting account.  Email hosting is inexpensive and offers advanced features not found with free email providers.

Happy shopping!