This construction gift giving guide provides thousands of ideas for giving the perfect construction person, the perfect gift. It’s all updated for 2018 and well into 2019. Most of the items in this construction gift giving guide will serve you well any time of the year.For the past nine years this post has featured links to various outlets selling merchandise that would interest construction people. The companies and people the post linked to, weren’t paying anything to be included. Now, to recoup some of the costs of hosting this blog, all the links in this construction gift giving guide feature products available at Amazon where CI has an affiliate arrangement. So, Thank You! when you buy something after following one of the links.
Construction Gift Giving Guide Focuses on UsefulI tend to focus on useful construction gifts ever since a gift I once gave to someone came back to me as a re-gift the following year. There is more than one reason construction gifts are re-gifted, but I think the main reason is that they are useless to the receiver.
The Realities of ConstructionConstruction people turn building plans into three-dimensional objects. So, they need and like all kinds of tools. Not just screw guns and cut-off saws, but reference tools and calculating tools as well. Construction people also work in all kinds of conditions. Day, night, rain, fog, snow, ice, dazzling sunshine and in and around structures that are in all stages of completion. So, they need things that help them stay comfortable without sacrificing flexibility, safety and mobility.
The Value in Knowing Your Giftee (and in using a construction gift giving guide)Some construction people work for companies, while others are the company. If your giftee is a self-employed contractor, carpenter, plumber, electrician, or painter (just to name a few) then the number of appropriate gifts expands significantly since they don’t have a company supplying tools of the trade to them. There are also many different kinds of construction people. Some drive the nails and finish the concrete, others estimate, plan and schedule, while others manage. Buying a screw gun for a project manager is like buying a typewriter for a CEO. They probably aren’t going to use it, and if they need one they can probably get one, or already have one. Which brings me to the final caution when buying gifts for construction people.
Avoid Stuff They Already Have (by using the construction gift giving guide just to the right, yes right there…)There’s no point in getting them things that would normally be supplied to them as part of their work. One exception would be personalized items. So, for what it’s worth, here’s this years’ construction gift giving guide that will hopefully give you some ideas about what gifts might be useful to the construction people, or person in your life. If you know of a unique gift idea for construction people, leave a comment. Of course, some construction people may not want anything construction-related. For that, you’re on your own.
Gerber Truss Multi-Tool with Sheath [30-001343] The Truss is an all-inclusive multi-tool, with 17 tools built to the exacting needs of the professional user in a size-conscious design. The Truss includes the benchmark features: all outboard tools, all locking tools, and spring-loaded pliers. Features to the Truss include: wire stripper, medium flathead driver, awl, file, and ruler. The needlenose pliers are spring-loaded to lessen hand fatigue for the user.