25 Great Gifts for Carpenters, Builders & Construction Workers

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Maybe you’ve got builder friends, or a carpenter Mom or Dad, or maybe you just want to find the best gift for the carpenter who fixed your termite-ridden front porch. In any case, builders and carpenters can be tough to shop for. We’ve created this list of awesome items to inspire your generous spirit and help you find the perfect fit. It’s arranged from most expensive to least expensive for your browsing convenience.

1. OXX COFFEEBOXX Job Site Single Serve Coffee Maker

OXX COFFEEBOXX Job Site Single Serve Coffee Maker, Green

Imagine this little beauty sitting right next to your builder’s air compressor and table saw. It holds up to 1,500 pounds, and it’s built to withstand the dangers of a rugged construction site. It also takes any size of K-Cup pods. Yeah, they’re going to flip over this one.

2. Viva Sol 2’x4’ Bean Bag Toss Game

Viva Sol 2’x4’ Bean Bag Toss Game Includes 2 Premium All-Wood Bean Bag Toss Boards and 8 All-Weather Canvas Bean Bags

They’ll need some time to wind down, too, and a good game of Corn Hole is always a winner. These high-quality boards and beanbags will look great in the yard, the driveway, the beach, or anywhere that strikes their fancy.

3. Ozark Trail 22-piece Camping Combo Set

Ozark Trail 22 piece Camping Combo Set

What’s better after a long week of building than a relaxing campout? This set has absolutely everything your builder needs for a night away, including a tent, camping chairs, sleeping bags, foam pads, a lantern, pillows, and more. It’s like a party pack.

4. Huepar Self-Leveling Cross Line Laser Level

Huepar 902CG Self-Leveling 360-Degree Cross Line Laser Level with Pulse Mode, Switchable Horizontal and Vertical Green Beam Laser Tool, Magnetic Pivoting Base Included

Make your carpenter’s nerdy side sing with this 360-degree cool-as-heck laser level. It has multiple modes, including horizontal or vertical leveling, and it can line out an entire room at the speed of light. Don’t be surprised if you catch them making lightsaber sounds when they power it on.

–> Click here to see a comparison of our 5 Favorite Green Laser Levels of 2019.

5. Carhartt Legacy Tool Bag

Carhartt Legacy Tool Bag 18-Inch w/ Molded Base, Carhartt Brown

Just think of all the schlepping someone can do with this muscley canvas tool bag. Its molded base will keep it sturdy and upright, the plentiful pockets will hold a mighty arsenal of hand tools, and your builder’s friends will all be jealous.

6. Vacmaster 12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum

Vacmaster 12 Gallon, 5 Peak HP, Wet/Dry Vacuum with Detachable Blower, VBV1210

This shop vac has a giant 12-gallon tank, it operates at 5 horsepower, it rolls, and it doubles as a blower. It’s kind of like Rosie from The Jetsons, without the sass.

7. DEWALT Bluetooth Jobsite Speaker

DEWALT DCR010 20V Max Bluetooth Jobsite Speaker (Tool Only)

It’s time to get the job site thumping with this 100-foot-range Bluetooth speaker by DeWalt. Everyone knows you gotta jam out while you’re working, otherwise those walls just aren’t going to go up straight.

–> See our 5 Favorite Jobsite Radios of 2019 here.

8. Caterpillar Men’s Second Shift Steel Toe Work Boot

Caterpillar Men's Second Shift Steel Toe Work Boot

If you’re wondering how tough these boots are, just remember that Caterpillar normally makes backhoes. These dudes are 100% leather and steel-toed for ultimate durability and general awesomeness.

9. Cookie and Chocolate Filled Toolbox

The Grand Cookie and Chocolate filled Toolbox Fresh Baked Cookies and Chocolate Tools by Apple Cookie & Chocolate Co.

Cookies and milk chocolate tools are much more delicious than what you usually find in a toolbox. This one’s great as a Christmas treat, too.

10. Shiatsu Back Shoulder and Neck Massager with Heat

Shiatsu Back Shoulder and Neck Massager with Heat - Electric Deep Tissue 4D Kneading Massage for Shoulder, Back and Neck

Um, yes, in fact, everyone does need to come home to one of these. Your builder will be sighing with relief when they feel that shiatsu pressure on their neck and shoulders. It has a heating element, too, which means they’ll probably be snoring in seconds.

11. Home Brewing Starter Kit for Beer

Home Brewing Kit for Beer – Craft A Brew Brown Ale Beer Kit – Reusable Make Your Own Beer Kit – Starter Set 1 Gallon

Builders like to make things with their hands, but when is the last time they made something for themselves? Now they can concoct a growler of their very own brewski and slam it down knowing they made it from scratch. The best part is, it’ll boost their coolness factor with their friends.

12. Leather Journal Gift Set

BEST LEATHER JOURNAL GIFT SET - for women men - UNIQUE SOFT ROLL UP vintage LUXURY medium UNLINED 7 x 5 notebook, antique PEN & BOX

Your builder probably has some complicated thoughts while pounding nails and throwing up sawdust. Now they can write them down in this soft, authentic leather journal. It comes with a pen and a nice gift box.

13. Carhartt Men’s Billfold Wallet

Carhartt Men's Billfold Wallet

He’ll appreciate knowing his money is safely stowed in this heavy-duty wallet. Carhartt is known for making rugged materials, and this wallet is no different. His pockets will take some wear and tear after a long day on the job, but his wallet will be in top-notch shape.

14. Personalized Laser Engraved Wood Handle Hammer

Personalized Laser Engraved Wood Handle Hammer, Christmas Gifts, Gifts For Men, 5th Anniversary Gifts For Him, Anniversary Gifts For Men

This hammer says it all. At least it will, once you have it engraved with a personal message that will get your builder all misty-eyed every time they swing it, and not just from bashing their thumb.

–> See our 5 Favorite Framing Hammers of 2019 here.

15. Olivina Men Natural Fragrance Cologne

Olivina Men Natural Fragrance Cologne, Bourbon Cedar

Bourbon and cedar could be the manliest scents on the planet, and Olivina has done some magical mixology to bring them together and bottle them. The company also makes deodorants and other delicious-smelling stuff.

16. Carhartt Deluxe Dual Compartment Insulated Lunch Cooler Bag

Carhartt Deluxe Dual Compartment Insulated Lunch Cooler Bag, Carhartt Brown

What’s the most vital part of any workday? That’s right, lunch break. Instead of sending your carpenter off to Mickey D’s for another heart attack sandwich, encourage them to pack a healthy lunch in this sturdy insulated cooler.

–> See our 5 Favorite Lunch Coolers for a Construction Worker Here.

17. POLIGO 20pcs BBQ Grill Accessories Set

POLIGO 20pcs BBQ Grill Accessories Set with Pattern Engraved Handle Stainless Steel BBQ Tool in Aluminum case for Camping - Outdoor Barbecue Grilling Utensils Kit - Father's Day Birthday Gift for Men

After a long week’s work, they’re going to need some homemade barbecue. There’s something about the smell of flame-broiled cow flesh that makes a person feel good about life. This set includes it all, and the spatula even has a built-in bottle opener. They’ll figure out what to do with that.

18. ROCKNIGHT Driving Polarized Sunglasses for Men

ROCKNIGHT Driving Polarized Sunglasses for Men UV Protection Ultra Lightweight Al Mg Golf Fishing Sports Sunglasses

Protect their peepers with this sporty pair of sunglasses. They’re polarized with 100% UV protection, so you know your builder will be taken care of during those long days in the sun. They come in a wide variety of color options.

19. Funny Travel Coffee/Tea Mug

Thank You Novelty Gifts For Carpenter - I Turn Coffee Into Houses - Tumbler Travel Mug Appreciation Gift Idea For Men Tradesman Construction Builder Woodworker Funny Cute Gag Contractor

Help your builder express his or her superpowers with this stainless-steel travel mug. They can bring it on the jobsite and make sure everyone knows what’s up and stay caffeinated in the meantime.

20. Premium Utility Knife

Premium Utility Knife, Folding Pocket Knife Combo, Box Cutter, Heavy Duty Dual Blades W/Belt Clip Gift Set for Dad Carpenter or Construction Worker

Your builder will be ready for a quick fix or the zombie apocalypse with this shiny, all-purpose knife. It’s lightweight enough to stow in a pocket, but heavy-duty enough to stand its ground. It comes in a snappy carrying case, too.

21. Streamline Hand Tool Pens

Streamline Hand Tool Pens, Set of 4 (BPN125)

These are for the carpenter with a whimsical side. This set of pens will look snazzy on any desk or in a toolbox. Now they’ll have no excuse not to write stuff down when you ask them to.

22. Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living

Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living

Everyone needs to nurture their identity when they’re not at work. Comedian Nick Offerman has a few things to say about this in his memoir about all the good things in life, from mustaches, to romance, to woodworking, and more.

23. Ironclad General Utility Work Gloves

Ironclad General Utility Work Gloves GUG, All-Purpose, Performance Fit, Durable, Machine Washable, Sized XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL (1 Pair)

For the builder who doesn’t like to mess around with cheap gloves, get a pair of these snug-fitting, iron-gripping, finger-saving, skin-protecting gloves. Their hands will thank them (and you).

24. RAK Magnetic Wristband

RAK Magnetic Wristband with Strong Magnets for Holding Screws, Nails, Drill Bits - Best Father's Day Gift for Men, DIY Handyman, Father/Dad, Husband, Boyfriend, Him, Women (Black)

Make your builder look tough with this heavy-duty magnetic wristband. With 10 magnets sewn into the fabric, it will keep nails, screws, nuts, bolts, and more right at their disposal. It’s like having a third hand.

25. “Sawdust is Man Glitter” Funny T-ShirtSawdust is Man Glitter Novelty Graphic Sarcastic Funny T Shirt

Don’t be asking him to get fancy when he comes home. He has all the fancy he needs in his hair and down his shirt: man glitter. Now he can say it with pride with this hilarious shirt. It comes in a variety of sizes and colors.

Conclusion

We’ve only scratched the surface here, but hopefully, this cornucopia of ideas will at least help inspire you to find that great gift. We know the carpenter, builder, or construction worker in your life is a complicated person, so we tried thinking outside the box to spark your imagination. Good luck with your search!

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About the Author Adam Harris

Hi there! My name is Adam and I write for HealthyHandyman. I have a great passion for writing about everything related to tools, home improvement, and DIY. In my spare time, I'm either fishing, playing the guitar, or spending quality time with my beloved wife. You'll also often find me in my workshop working on some new project!