25 Gifts for the Construction Pro in Your Life
Need some gift ideas for the construction pro who has everything? The products below are a good place to start.
Aching feet and sore toes make the work day miserable for construction pros. Give the gift of foot relief through these black Timberland PRO steel-toe boots, which provide enough comfort and protection to get pros through the day without worrying about how their feet feel.
Work gloves need to be heavy-duty enough to provide protection, but not so bulky and uncomfortable that they get in the way of getting work done. These gloves from Ironclad walk that line, with "thermoplastic" rubber knuckle protection and an engineered fit that allows you to work with precision even while you're wearing them. They're machine-washable, too, which is a major plus.
If someone works construction, they probably own a set of levels that have been through some stuff on the job. Wooden levels from Crick Tools are not the kind of level you take to a dirty jobsite. They're the kind of level that you keep prominently displayed in your garage or workshop, ready to be broken out for special occasions and jobs that require the most precise leveling.
Just like every other profession, construction pros have to dress for the job. Use this holiday season to help revamp your favorite pro's wardrobe, starting with these durable and breathable work pants from Wrangler. They're made from 100 percent cotton fabric and have reinforced knees to stand up to the demands of the jobsite.
Staying warm is just a part of the job for pros who work in parts of the country where the weather turns cold for a good chunk of the year. Thermal socks are a great way to heat up your whole body, and could be coupled with a nice pair of boots to provide someone the ultimate luxury for their feet. An extra pair of socks is something every pro should always have in their truck.
This low-key but stylish lunch bag is a great gift for anyone who frequently packs a lunch for work. It's small enough that it won't take up too much space in your truck, but big enough at 16-ounces to hold enough sustenance and snack foods to get even the hungriest pros through a long work day.
You could give someone a single tool as a gift. Or you could give them the Leatherman Wave Plus, which is 18 tools in one sleek, matte black package. One of the cool things about this multitool is how it's designed to be opened and used with just one hand. Here are more pocket tools we love.
With a backlit color display, large, easy to read numbers and Bluetooth functionality, the Bosch GLM 50 CX is a breeze to use. The Bluetooth technology makes it simple to transfer any measurements directly to a smartphone or tablet so you don't have to scribble them down on a scrap of paper or try to keep memorized measurements straight in your head.
Research shows that the majority of people who listen to music while they work are able to perform their tasks faster and more efficiently. So, really, when you give someone these jobsite-proof headphones you aren't just giving them the gift of music- there's a good chance you're making them better at their job.
While the "fact" that human beings lose ~50 percent of our body heat through our heads might not be exactly true, it's still very important to keep your head covered when working in the cold. This beanie from North Face is made to keep cranium's cozy regardless of how extreme the conditions are.
This is a jacket made for days where you may not need a full-on winter coat but you still need to get work done in chilly temperatures. The sherpa lining in the body of the jacket will keep your torso nice and toasty, and the hood is great when your head needs a little extra cover from the elements.
Frostbite is no joke. Keep hands warm and fingers nimble with this pair of heated gloves, which uses rechargeable batteries to power heating elements that provide heat to the gloves for up to six hours at a time. The gloves have three adjustable heat settings and "SMARTSWIPE technology" on the index fingers that allows wearers to operate touchscreens without having to take the gloves off.
This light has got a no-nonsense design, long-lasting battery life and a wide beam with multiple settings for different applications. There's even a strobe setting, which could be handy for warning off potential intruders.
Here's a cool gift idea: build someone a set of sawhorses. Here's another, just as cool gift idea: buy someone a set of sawhorses. The Kreg track horse is the Cadillac of sawhorses, with a versatile clamp-friendly surface and the capacity to hold up to 2,200 pounds (as a pair) despite its lightweight design.
Sometimes you just don't have enough hands to hold a flashlight and operate tools. This headlamp is a great solution to this problem, shining 8,000 lumens from 5 LED bulbs onto your work area while keeping your hands free to perform other tasks. Here are some of our other favorite work lights.
It takes a lot for clothing and gear to earn the pro stamp of approval. There's a pretty good chance that the construction pro in your life wears old, ratty shirts to work that they don't mind getting dirty or even potentially ruining. Upgrade their shirt collection with these breathable long sleeve work shirts from Carhartt.
Give someone a power inverter and they're automatically one step closer to being able to turn their truck into a viable field office. This inverter from Stanley takes power from your vehicle's DC plug (aka cigarette lighter) and makes it accessible to devices through both a standard 120 volt AC outlet and USB charging ports.
Measuring, setting, and transferring angles is not going to be any more convenient that it is with this digital t-bevel gauge and protractor. The full LCD display is large and easy to read and the tool's impact resistant ABS handle is fairly durable. Trim carpenters in particular should love this tool.
When you're a construction pro, it's helpful and convenient to have some sort of cutting tool on hand at all times. The compact design and heavy-duty housing of this folding utility knife make it easy to slip in and out of pockets and storage compartments of tool belts and bags without taking up too much space from other necessary tools.
Headphones are great for solo listening, but nothing livens up a jobsite like tunes from a quality speaker. If you're a contractor, consider getting one of these jobsite radios as a holiday gift for your crew- you'll never believe how productive they'll become. Just make sure they don't blast the music too loudly.
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