The buzz of a saw, the pounding of a hammer, the whirr of an electric drill, these sounds bring to mind a busy construction site. Construction workers are the brick and mortar of our society. Think of what civilization would be like without them. That is why it is important to take time when choosing a gift for them. As with woodworkers, you don’t really want to buy them tools, (they will know what they need better than you do). However, there are plenty of cool gadgets, useful items, and fun gifts for construction workers. I have taken the time to search these out to share with you to make it easier for you to choose a gift.
- Heated Jacket
- Lego Architecture
- Hand Tool Pen Set
- Beer Club Subscription
- Construction Worker Figures
- Monogrammed Steak Brand
- Jerky Box
- Tool Backpack
- Construction Brick Waffle Iron
- LED Flashlight Gloves
- Pro Contractor’s Portfolio
- New Tool Belt
- Heavy Duty Phone Case
- Full Size Arcade Game
- Goofy T-shirts
- Sturdy Lunch Bag
- Wreck Room Experience
- Protective shirt
- Construction Worker Ornament
Best construction worker gifts
Construction takes place at all times of year. Progress doesn’t stop just because of the weather. Get a heated jacket as a gift for a builder, that has both front and back heat zones and comes with a battery and a charger.
While keeping warm is important, supporting the back is a must as well. Help out your construction worker by getting them a sturdy back brace for lumbar support. For those times when they do overwork their muscles, get a neck and back massager to ease their pain.
Creative gift for construction workers
Maybe they like building during their spare time too. Choose their favorite designs from the Lego classic architecture collection for a fun hobby.
Funny construction worker gift
This is a fun gift from the kids, or as a stocking stuffer. With these cool pens shaped like construction tools, nobody will “accidentally” walk off with their pens. If they do, they will easily find the culprit.
Gifts for construction workers after work
After a hard day at work, what could be better than coming home to an icy cold brew? Imagine how happy they will be when they open their fridge to find a selection of unique brews from around the country. A subscription to a beer club will deliver 12 craft brews right to their door. You can choose how often they get a delivery, whether monthly, every other month, or quarterly. Plus they will get the beer club newsletter with each shipment. This way they can learn about the beer they receive along with pairing notes.
For a more personal touch choose a customized barware crate. Have their name engraved on glassware or a decanter. Or for someone a bit more adventurous, give them a home brew kit. Then they can try their hand at making their own beer. This kit has everything they will need to start their new hobby.
Construction worker toys
While kids of construction workers will love emulating mom or dad with these toys, they also appeal to the kid in all of us. These realistic toys will add a sense of pride to the home or office.
Unusual gifts for construction workers
This unusual gift allows them to brand their grilled meats with their initial. You can’t get more manly than that! You know what their friends will want for their birthdays!
Another unique gift is a stone drink dispenser. Add their favorite liquor to make an unforgettable gift. If you are lucky maybe they will share with you.
Some people like to brag about how much heat they can handle. A make your own hot sauce kit will be perfect. They can challenge their friends after making a batch.
7. Jerky Box
Manly snack gifts
Construction workers need protein to keep up their energy while on a job site. A crate of jerky will satisfy their cravings.
Don’t want to send a whole crate? Then a jerky gram will show your thoughtfulness by sending some jerky tucked in a card.
Another alternative for a manly snack is a meat and cheese box. This will go well with those craft beers.
Cool gifts for construction workers
What does every construction worker need? A tool backpack differs from an ordinary backpack in that it has numerous pockets to hold individual tools and is constructed of sturdier materials to prevent wear and tear. Some come with a light that can be used to easily find tools within the bag. The light can also be used on the construction site itself. Others come with USB charging ports for charging devices.
I recommend getting a charging backpack with a light so they have both. However, it does not come with the battery, so make sure to include that with the gift. For those that prefer a hand held tool bag, get one with a molded base. This way it won’t tip over. Most of these have shoulder straps as well, for those times they need their hands free.
Gifts for construction worker dads
This is a great gift for the construction worker who has everything! This cool gift is a waffle iron that makes little bricks so they can make little buildings to eat. Who says you shouldn’t play with your food?
Speaking of playing with food, why not bake cookies with some construction cookie cutters as a birthday gift for a construction dad. This cool 9 piece set has construction vehicles plus tool cutouts. Or if you like making fancy cakes, get a fondant cutter with a hammer and saw design to make a birthday cake.
Cool gadgets for construction workers
Looking for a unique Father’s Day gift for a construction worker? These gloves are fingerless, leaving fingertips free for grasping small items, and contain powerful lights for working in dark spaces. The light has a narrow focus so it goes directly to the area you need it instead of spreading out.
However, dad will still need sturdy gloves with fingers for lifting lumber and to protect hands. For times when flashlight gloves aren’t practical, you can get a head lamp so they can shine light where they need it.
Useful gifts for construction workers
A contractor will need a portfolio to organize contracts and business documents. One with a calculator and a light for night meetings is the best. Some have spaces for cell phones and chargers.
A multitool pen will be a handy present for a construction worker as well. They can fit it in their portfolio to sign paperwork, but it also doubles as a mini ruler and screwdriver. More useful gear to keep in the portfolio is a weatherproof spiral notebook. This way the construction worker doesn’t have to worry about paper disintegrating or the ink smudging when the weather turns bad. Weatherproof sticky notes are a plus too. They adhere through static cling and are waterproof. There is no gluey adhesive which means they don’t fall off when the weather gets soggy.
You might want to take a look at gifts for other jobs too!
12. New Tool Belt
Practical gift ideas for construction workers
After a while tool belts wear out. Get a new one as a Christmas gift for your construction worker.
For the arms, give a pair of protective sleeves. Some even come down over the wrist. These are resistant to cuts so arms stay protected from sharp equipment. Professional knee pads will protect the knees when construction workers have to work in low areas.
More useful construction worker gifts
Construction workers need a sturdy cell phone case that can withstand bumps and shocks. Let’s face it, phones are expensive. Nobody wants their phone broken, especially when it happens at work. Then you realize all of your wages are going to buy a new one. Prevent this by giving a phone case that can withstand dust, water, and other hazards as a gift.
Another useful gift for builders is a rugged portable cell phone charger. Sometimes they may need to use their phone to calculate measurements, send pictures of a project, or contact suppliers. They can’t do this if their phone is dead. Also, give them the gift of music with Protective earmuffs with bluetooth. It will help protect their ears from loud noises on the construction site while allowing them to listen to their favorite tunes.
Gifts for the man cave
They will be the envy of all their friends with a full size arcade game in their man cave. Every guy wants to feel like a kid again by reliving those arcade days. Except now they can do it while drinking a beer and relaxing at home. What a great way to unwind after a hard day of physical labor.
15. Goofy T-shirts
Funny gifts for construction workers
T-shirts with funny sayings are always a safe bet as a gift for concrete workers, construction workers, or anyone.
For a funny gift for a construction worker, get a dog construction outfit for their pet.
16. Sturdy Lunch Bag
Day to Day gifts for construction workers
Construction workers don’t get long lunch breaks. They usually don’t have time to leave work to get a bite to eat. A high quality lunch bag that won’t leak, will keep food cool, and fit a lot of food makes a great construction worker gift.
A large 40 oz. tumbler will keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot to help them stay hydrated or keep them alert with a whole lot of coffee. If your construction worker is working on a major project in a big city, they might like a rocks glass with a map of the city to commemorate their work in helping build it. Many cities are available.
Gifts for construction workers days off
While their job focuses on building stuff, they may have days when they feel like smashing stuff instead. Give them a wreck room experience where they can break things in a safe environment. Although this experience takes place in Vegas, wreck rooms are cropping up in other places around the country too.
18. Protective shirt
Best gifts for construction workers
A long sleeve t-shirt is a practical gift for builders. They need to protect their skin from irritating insulation, while still wearing a breathable fabric in the heat. If they are working outdoors in a high traffic area, the bright color makes others aware they are there.
Stocking gifts for construction workers
An ornament is always a heartfelt gift for a construction worker dad. Some allow for personalization making this gift extra special.
For another personalized gift for a construction worker dad, get a tape measure with a custom sentiment. This makes a great Father’s Day gift or stocking stuffer. He will always think of you while he is at work. You can also get him a multitool keychain so he has tools wherever he goes.