Every holiday season it’s difficult to find the perfect gift – especially for a young girl. Ditch the lip gloss and fuzzy pens for a learning gift that could set your little girl on an amazing path in life. Back in the 1800s Ada Lovelace had an idea that would essentially describe what we call programming today. Could your daughter, niece or grand-daughter be the next Ada? With these coding gifts she just might…

Smart Art Kit

Discover new ways to express your artistic side with Circuit Cubes! Using moving parts and a motor, your art can spin and swivel or move up and down. You decide. Select one of the five patterns inside to create a carousel, jewelry box, mobile, light-up sign, or Flying Lady and hack it to your own style. Each Circuit Cube kit comes complete with everything you need to make the suggested projects, including the Motor, Battery, and LED Cubes. COST: $59.95  BUY NOW

Code Your Own Games

Become a super-coder and create your very own computer games using Scratch—a free software developed by MIT. Calling all creative young gamers! With its easy-to-follow, illustrated step-by-step instructions, this book will teach you key concepts—like drawing shapes—so you can code your own games using free software. By the end, any kid will be able to make 20 popular games, from Snake to Brick Bouncer. COST: $12.95 BUY NOW

Code Art T-Shirt

Funny geek tshirt, great gift for geeky or nerdy men, women, boys, girls. Features retro pixelated green text, familiar to computer programmers, technicians, repair tech, computer science students and teachers, software and hardware repair technicians
COST: $19.99  BUY NOW

Code Board Game / On the Brink

Can you keep your robot on the brink? In this hands-on game you get to play programmer building “procedures” that guide your robot along a path from start to finish. There are 40 challenges picturing colored paths. The colors signify moves for your robot to follow. Your job? Finding the correct sequence of moves for each color. To do so you’ll need to flex your forward thinking and problem solving muscles. On the Brink takes the coding concept of sequencing to the next level through its multi-challenge format. The beginner challenges introduce sequencing in its simplest form so that you’ll become a real master. COST: $14.99  BUY NOW

Girls Who Code Book

Bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles, and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA, this graphically animated book shows what a huge role computer science plays in our lives and how much fun it can be. No matter your interest—sports, the arts, baking, student government, social justice—coding can help you do what you love and make your dreams come true. Whether you’re a girl who’s never coded before, a girl who codes, or a parent raising one, this entertaining book, printed in bold two-color and featuring art on every page, will have you itching to create your own apps, games, and robots to make the world a better place. COST: $14.39   BUY NOW

Droid Inventor Kit by Little Bits

Kids can create their own Droid and bring it to life using littleBits electronic blocks! With the Droid Inventor app, they’ll give their Droid new abilities and take it on 16+ missions. Hurry to get this one… it’s sold out on Amazon and they have limited stock at Little Bits
COST: $99.95 BUY NOW

Code Girl Pins

These fun “Code Girl” mission pins designed by artist Mette Hornung Rankin make a great gift for any female coder. Perfect stocking stuffer this time of year! Donate by Dec 18th to arrive by Dec 25th.
(Pin backer card is 3 1/4″ in x 2 1/8″.)
COST: $10  BUY NOW

About Code Art

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Our mission is to increase the number of girls studying computer science by delighting and inspiring them with the creative possibilities of computer programming.

CodeArt uses art as an onramp to coding for girls in grades 4-12. CodeArt runs CodeHer clubs and community workshops where students learn how to write computer programs that generate art. CodeArt also hold events to highlight the need for more gender and racial diversity in Computer Science.

Want to help a girl learn to code?

Make a donation for $250 or more to support our scholarships, workshops and other efforts to inspire girls to code! As a special thank you for your generous donation, we will send you one of our limited edition Code Art Donor Pins designed by artist Mette Hornung Rankin. MAKE A GIFT