28 Best Gift Ideas for Contractors and Builders
Collin Fowler is an architect with extensive experience in both commercial and residential builds. He is the lead Building Product Advisor researcher on the latest and most innovative building products on the market.
Ah, the joy of Christmas shopping for your favorite builder. Contractors, builders, and similar home improvement buffs can be fairly difficult to shop for. However, we did the work and found some of the best choices for contractors and builders.
1. Tool Upgrades
Has the builder in your life been grumbling about a tool they broke, or a tool they want? It may be a good time to buy them one of their own. A good toolkit will always find a welcome home to the right builder.
You will never hear a contractor say they have too many batteries. All those handheld goods need power!
3. Drill Bits
Drill bits wear out sooner than you think, and a typical contractor will never have enough of them to go around. A large drill bit kit will ensure he or she is drilling safely and effectively on any project he has.
You don’t have to be a professional contractor to realize that WD-40 is a major tool of the trade. Whether it’s fixing squeaky wheels or cleaning up a mess, this stuff rules. It’s an affordable gift, too.
5. Steel-toed Boots
There isn’t a contractor alive who doesn’t know the importance of proper footwear while working on a job. Help protect your special builder’s feet by getting them some comfortable (yet sturdy) steel-toed workboots.
6. A Cool Helmet
Safety doesn’t have to be drab, you know. If the builder in your life is required to wear OSHA-approved helmets, you might as well help him be the stylish one on his team.
7. A Handyman Pen
Why take down estimates with a normal pen? This multitool pen can write, measure, and act as two different types of screwdrivers. Now, that’s some serious utility!
8. Boot Cleaning Gear
Those construction boots are not going to clean themselves. Your builder might need some gear to keep them in ship-shape.
9. A Cooler Backpack
Nothing is worse than being on a job and having a meal that’s neither chilled nor warmed. It feels gross! A new cooler backpack, ideally packed with some beer, can bring a smile to most construction workers’ faces.
10. Truck Bed Organizers
Let’s face it. A messy truck bed means a lot of time wasted on the job. Any contractor worth their salt will adore having an organizer that makes reaching for that one tool just a little easier.
11. A Luxury Tool Belt
Tool belts are a major part of any typical contractor’s outfit, but let’s face it. Some are better than others. If you want to make their job easier, you’ll get them a comfort-fit rig made from leather, complete with all the tool sections they will need.
12. Funny Mugs
Funny mugs are a favorite gift people of all industries. A coffee (or tea) fan will always enjoy the look of a mug that celebrates what they do. Might as well give them something they’ll use.
13. A Fun Tee Shirt
In the world of contracting, there is a lot of leeway on what you wear to work in many cases. If your friend or family member likes to point out what they do while on the job, you may as well offer them a tee that does it for them.
14. Tool Battery Charger
A lithium battery is going to need to be charged, and when you’re on the job, that’s not always an easy order. Giving that builder in your life a tool battery charger that’s handheld will be a welcome gift for any occasion.
15. A Tub O’ Towels
No amount of care can prevent all the spills and dust that a typical home improvement project can build up. Offering your builder a tub of towels that are designed for heavy spills will put a smile on their face.
16. A Personalized Profession Sign
Does your contractor have a home office? If so, you might as well give him something manly and elegant to help him decorate that place. This sign offers customization and beauty, all in one swoop.
17. An Excavator Ornament
If you are looking for a quick and easy Christmas present, a customized ornament featuring your contractor’s favorite vehicle might be a good choice. Isn’t this excavator ornament adorable?
18. Construction Planners
A DIYer who loves to plan big projects will need to do a budget and have a timeframe in mind. This downloadable spreadsheet gift could be one of the most useful things on this list for them.
19. Construction Wall Art
Another awesome way to gift your favorite contractor some cool decor is to get a set of six wall art installations featuring a construction motif. These metal tins will look amazing in a home office or a Man Cave.
20. Toe Warmers
Many construction pros work in icy conditions that put their feet at risk of frostbite. These toe warmers are reusable and will help them avoid a major injury on the job. They’ll love you for making their work easier in that sense.
21. Chocolate Tools
This is a sweet treat that your favorite contractor will be happy to eat. And it’s construction-themed!
22. Boot Dryers
Imagine the following scenario: you worked all day. Your feet sweat. The next day, you have to sink your feet into the same pair of boots. Not pleasant, is it? Gifting them a boot dryer will make all the difference for that construction worker.
23. A Single Serve Coffee Maker
Trust us when we say that this coffee maker, which is totally portable, will make your friend or relative the most popular person at the job. Who doesn’t like fresh coffee while they work?
24. Beer Of The Month Club
How else are construction workers supposed to cool off after working on a hot summer day? A Craft Beer of the Month club membership will help them sip some seriously good suds after work has been completed.
25. A Cookie Tray
Just in case your construction worker has a sweet tooth, it’s best to offer them something that they can really sink their teeth into.
26. A Pink Toolkit
Not all construction workers and contractors are men! Some are women, and if they love girly things, you might as well indulge them with a gorgeous pink toolkit from FASTPRO. Isn’t it cute?
27. Hand And Foot Care Box
Just because you work in construction doesn’t mean that you have to be resigned to a lifetime of cracked hands and feet. This care box will soothe your skin in ways you didn’t know were possible.
28. A Percussion Massager
After backbreaking labor, doesn’t it make sense to indulge in a little massage once in a while? This portable massager will make your buddy feel like he’s on Cloud 9!
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