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15 Best Construction Worker Gifts for 2022

Here are 15 construction worker gifts that balance the comfort, power and durability pros need.

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The holiday season is now, but construction season is year round. Show the construction worker in your life just how much you appreciate them with one of these heavy-duty gifts. Below are 15 construction worker gifts that will help any pro feel confident on the job site.

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Milwaukee Work Belt with Suspension Rig

It’s one thing to have all the tools you need close at hand, and it’s another to deal with that all that weight!

Give the construction worker on your list a helping hand with the Milwaukee work belt and suspension rig. The shoulder harness transfers the weight of the tool belt evenly across the user’s frame, making for a more comfortable and less-fatiguing workday.

Constructed with riveted seams and metal hardware, the manufacturer claims that it is “up to five times more durable than competitive products.” The 29 pockets are puncture-resistant so they can carry sharp items, and there’s a dedicated smartphone pocket. Sizing fits 30-inch to 53-inch waists.

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Craftsman Matte Black Aluminum Crossover Truck Tool Box Ecomm Lowes.comVIA MERCHANT

Craftsman Truck Tool Box

This Craftsman crossover truck tool box lets your construction worker securely take their most valuable tools on the road. It seals when closed to keep tools safe, and the solid aluminum body is low profile and discrete.

The lock is on the driver’s side for convenience, and the rugged fully welded frame can take the rugged use that accompanies a job in construction. It fits most trucks but be sure to double-check compatibility before purchase!

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Carhartt Seat Organizer

Plenty of construction pros have a mobile office—the rest of us call it a truck. Help bring more organization to their office/workshop-on-the-go with this Nylon Duck Seat Organizer from Carhartt.

Attach it to the headrest and secure it at the bottom for easy-access storage. It comes in Carhartt’s signature brown color and has more than enough pockets and attachments to hold everything from jumper cables and tools to phone chargers to pens.

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Milwaukee Tool Locator

It’s easy for small tools to grow legs and walk off a job site. Sometimes it’s accidental, and sometimes not. Either way, help your favorite construction worker keep track of their most expensive tools with the Milwaukee Tick tool and equipment locator.

Named after the notoriously hard-to-dislodge pest, the Tick can be glued, screwed, riveted or strapped to almost any tool or piece of equipment. Resistant to the fiercest storms or shop dust, it will keep running for a full year on a coin battery, providing beacons to any phone with Milwaukee’s One-Key app.

With this gadget, your construction worker can know when they’re near their gear, whether it’s buried in their tool bag or the back of someone else’s truck.

(We should point out the Tick is neither an anti-theft device nor a GPS tracking service. For that, they’ll need a dedicated GPS device and app.)

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Rugged Flex® 6 Inch Composite Toe Work Boot Ecomm Carhartt.comVIA MERCHANT

Carhartt Work Boots

These six-inch Carhartt work boots are built to move and keep workers’ feet dry and comfortable while they work.

A flexible rubber outsole provides grip for ladder rungs, cement floors and uneven terrain, while a cushioned insole maintains all-day comfort. Composite toe protects against impact and compression hazards and meets ASTM 2413-18 standards.

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Carhartt Two-in-One Fleece Hat

You may notice several construction worker gifts on this that list keep workers warm or dry. That’s no accident! Construction is a tough job, and it’s a lot tougher when dealing with extreme weather.

Help protect construction workers protect their faces with this fleece cap and wrap from Carhartt. The adjustable mask prevents wind and debris from snaking into the eyes and between clothing layers.

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HotHands Hand and Foot Warmers

For deeply-appreciated stocking stuffers, consider hand and foot warmers. Usually available at hardware stores, you can purchase bulk packs from Amazon to save a little cash and provide extra warmth when it’s needed.

These air-activated heat packs provide just the right amount of heat without being uncomfortable or depending on batteries.

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Carhartt Insulated Coveralls

When it’s below freezing, DIYers can go inside and let it blow over. Pros can’t. They’ve got to keep working if they want to get paid on time. Help them stay equipped for the harshest of weather conditions with these Carhartt Yukon Extremes Insulated Coveralls.

These coveralls are wind-resistant, water-repellent and insulated. They’ve got ankle-to-thigh zippers with storm flaps and snap closures, triple-stitched main seams, an elastic back waist, a double layer for knee pads and reflective details. The construction worker in your life won’t ever so much as look at another pair of coveralls after receiving these as a gift.

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Vaughan 23 Oz Milled Face Steel Head Wood Framing Hammer Ecomm Lowes.comVIA MERCHANT

Vaughan Wood Hammer

It may seem like a simple tool, but a quality hammer can make a world of difference. The Vaughn 17-inch California framer is the kind of tool a pro will appreciate, sturdy enough to someday be passed on to the next generation of carpenters.

The curved wood handle absorbs vibration and swings easily. The powder-coated finish resists rust, and the magnetic nail starter saves serious time when working one-handed or in tight spaces. It also makes for a great gift for DIYers under $50.

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Leatherman Multi-Tool

If you know someone who works with their hands, you almost can’t go wrong with a multi-tool as a gift. While prices on multi-tools vary widely, we suggest you start by looking at the Leatherman Surge for your construction worker.

Designed with an industrial worker in mind, the Surge features 21 tools, including the largest and most powerful pliers Leatherman offers. It also comes with full-size blades and a staggering 25-year warranty.

A multi-tool doesn’t replace a toolbox, but it can save an extra trip down the ladder or out to the truck. All those saved trips add up to make the workday easier.

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Safety Earmuffs with Bluetooth

These ISOtunes Link earmuffs provide OSHA-compliant hearing protection with Bluetooth compatibility.

When your DIYer or construction pro can use earmuffs for music or podcasts, they’re far more likely to put on hearing protection before breaking out a saw, nail gun or other high-decibel tools.

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Patagonia Women’s All Season Pants

The number of women in the construction and remodeling trades is on the rise. But it can be hard to find clothes cut for a woman that can take the physical wear and tear of a construction site. These double-knee canvas work pants are a terrific exception.

Patagonia’s workwear is an alternative to some of the perennial best-sellers. When you buy their stuff, some of your hard-earned dollars go toward supporting the environment. They offer lots of canvas and hemp-based clothing, and we’re particularly fond of their lineup for women.

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HotLogic Slow Cooker Lunch Box

Lunch is an essential part of the day for most pros. But a lump of cold leftovers in a repurposed plastic container isn’t as appealing as a freshly-prepared warm meal.

Your favorite pro might really like a Hotlogic 1.5-quart slow cooker, which warms cold or frozen meals in about an hour. It can cook on-site or in their vehicle if they have a 120-volt outlet or power inverter. And if they don’t? Read on — we’ve got them covered with our final slide.

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Duracell 150-Watt Power Inverter

Most modern work trucks have an AC outlet and charging port built into the cab. But if your construction worker owns an older truck, then a reliable power inverter is a near-necessity.

This portable inverter from industry leader Duracell plugs into a vehicle’s DC outlet (the cigarette lighter) and converts it to a three-prong 120-volt AC power source with two USB charging ports.

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Dan Stout
Ohio-based freelance writer and author Dan Stout is a former residential remodeler, commercial site supervisor and maintenance manager. He’s worked on nearly all aspects of building and DIY including project planning and permitting, plumbing, basic electric, drywall, carpentry, tiling, painting and more. He also publishes noir fantasy thrillers, including The Carter Series, from Penguin imprint DAW Books.
Mary Henn


As Associate Shopping Editor, Mary helps Family Handyman readers find products to elevate their time spent at home. Her expertise lies in style, trend and design. When she’s not working on the latest home and DIY content, you can find her reading a poem or novel—her creative writing has been awarded national recognition.