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This construction gift giving guide has thousands of ideas for giving the perfect construction person, the perfect construction gift. Updated for 2019 and well into 2020.

For the past 10 years this construction gift giving guide 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. 

This Construction Gift Giving Guide Focuses on Useful

I 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 they’re useless to the receiver.

The Realities of Construction

Construction 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, here’s this years’ construction gift giving guide to give you some ideas about what gifts might be useful to the construction people, or person in your life.

New Arrivals to Keep Things On the Level

Old Faithfuls to Keep Things Comfortable

Popular Last Year

Trending Last Year

Rotating Deals – check out this page with a slider full of deals related to tools and Home Improvements.

Selfie Drones! – They’re small, the propellers fold away and snap open when needed, they take at least 720P video, many operate right from your mobile device and they take still pictures too. Great for the jobsite, or for personal use. Oh, and the cost…really affordable.

Height Adjustable Desk – Stand, sit, or something in between, this sturdy workstation allows you to go from sitting to standing in one easy smooth motion with dual gas spring force. This standard desk size measures 36” x 22”, providing plenty of space for single monitor, dual monitor, and laptop plus computer monitor setups. Customize your work area and create the workflow you need. It’s dual tier and goes together easily. With this in your job trailer you’ll be the envy of the whole jobsite. Well, maybe not, but still…

The Coleman 16 can Soft Cooler with a Hard Liner made headlines here for its 5 colors and features you don’t usually find in coolers.

For those construction pros on the run, this Carhartt Legacy Travel Kit keeps the essentials, essentially contained, and in a good way.

Popular Over The Years

18 inch Rolling Tool bag – Water-resistant 600 denier polyester tool bag with heavy duty telescoping handle and oversized wheels for easy maneuvering.

Magnetic Wrist Bands – Embedded with super strong magnets for holding screws, nails, scissors, small tools, bolts, bits.

Beer Savers – Silicone Caps that lock in the flavor and carbonation of your brewski… for awhile.

Coffee Mugs – Careful, this page includes the risky, and the risqué, but also the very interesting.

Bucket Organizers – Who doesn’t have a bucket laying around that isn’t doing anything, but that could be?

Multi-Bit Drivers – Very handy, often needed, and cool.

Jobsite coffee makers were originally featured right here on Construction Informer.

Give the personal touch with a single serve coffee maker and included travel mug. Cool color too.

Why not ‘express’ more robustly with a convenient, portable Espresso Maker that gets its power from your mobile device!

Warm Socks – I bought some Merino wool socks last year and although they cost a lot more than the six packs of socks at Walmart, they are very comfortable, durable and great for helping your feet stay warm and dry.

Everyday Needs

Gettin’ Tough

Construction environments are hard on everything, so here are ideas for protecting stuff. Tough Watches, Tough Cases and Accessories for Phones Tough Cases for Cameras and Photo Accessories Tough Cases and Accessories for Tablets, Toughness Additions and Accessories for Laptops


Toolkits Power, Tools Power Tool Accessories, Store and secure all those power tools And, everybody could use a multitool, right? See them right here.



Construction Management, Accounting, Etc. For the little, wanna-be constructors “How To Build A House” follows the adventures of three unlikely friends, as they take on their latest engineering adventure, building a house. (7-9 years old) Beautiful design, layout and pictures.

Not Serious

Let’s not forget though to have some fun. See a wide assortment right here and here. Don’t forget to check out some of the drones too, right here. You can get wild and tame belt buckles here. Money clips, and wallets here, Keychains here.

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