Construction Holiday Gift Buying Guide

gift12Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I’d like to start off by wishing everyone a happy and safe Turkey Day. Of course after Thanksgiving comes Black Friday and the start of the holiday gift buying season. In order to help you find the perfect gift for the construction professional in your life we thought we’d get you started with a list of ideas that are sure to please.

1. For the tech savvy. Help them protect their smartphone, tablet or laptop with a case by G-Form. They have a good selection of rugged cases for iPhones, iPads, tablets and laptops and their website shows devices protected in their cases surviving being dropped from 100,000 feet and having a 12-pound bowling ball dropped on them. These are great for keeping your devices safe at the construction site.

2. The cooler to beat all coolers. Everyone I know that owns one claims that Yeti Coolers are hands down the best coolers on the market. These things are rugged, durable and keep things cold for a ridiculously long time. They are great for keeping drinks cold on the construction site during the dog days of summer. They’re also perfect away from the construction site for things like camping, fishing trips, road trips and tailgating.

3. A new hammer? People are usually pretty particular about their tools so normally I wouldn’t recommend something without knowing exactly what they want but Stanley Tools has redesigned their already amazing FatMax Anti-Vibe Hammer. The latest version is a 2-piece steel construction that is supposed to isolate vibration and shock waves better than their one-piece predecessor. The new model will be offered as a 14-ounce nailing hammer and 17-ounce framing hammer. The 17-ounce version will also feature a magnetic nail starter.

4. For the future contractor, design-builder or architect. I’m going to go with a classic on this one and suggest your basic Lego blocks. If you forgo the more expensive licensed products like say the $400 Star Wars Death Star and stick with the basic bricks you can actually get a lot of blocks for not a lot of bucks.

5. Personalize it. If all else fails find something they would use every day and get it personalized with their name, initials or favorite team logo. Everything from hardhats to tool belts and work gloves to travel mugs can be personalized and it comes with the added bonus of easily being identified as theirs at the jobsite.

Hopefully this list will serve as a good jumping off point for all those people on your list. Again we want to wish everyone safe travels over the holiday season and as you gather with family and friends to celebrate.

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