Construct a Perfect Holiday With CEG's Gift Guide
Looking for a fun holiday gift for the kids — and grown kids? Check out these construction industry ideas.
📅 Fri November 25, 2016 - National Edition
It's gift-giving time again, and CEG has compiled a list of ideas for every construction lover on your list, from the littlest kids to those who have been around the site a few times. There are even a few selections for four-legged family members. Click on the slideshow above to scroll through some fun, creative gift choices.
This toddler boy's pajama set from Carters comes in a fun construction print. The 4-piece cotton set includes a short-sleeved shirt, a long-sleeved shirt, and two pairs of pants and comes in a variety of sizes. The list price is $34 at Kohls.
Melissa & Doug Stacking Construction Toy Trucks
These fun stacking construction trucks are made to build, take apart and rebuild again and again.
The chunky designs feature a bulldozer, dump truck and cement mixer on a freewheeling base. For ages 3 and up, the set retails for $20.
Hard Hats #1
What could be better than a comic book featuring a super hero construction team? This first edition of Hard Hats sells for $5.99.
Stormy Construction Equipment Dog Bed
Furry friends deserve a fun bed, too. Designed with removable, washable covers, this bed comes in two different sizes for various breeds. The large size sells for $79.99.
Earth Mover Dog T-shirt
This fun T-shirt will surely be a hit with friends of the furry variety. They are machine washable and sell for $19.99.
Sterling Silver Bulldozer Pendant Necklace
A combination of jewelry and construction equipment will be a welcome gift, and this sterling silver necklace fits the bill. Made in the USA, its high polished, diamond cut finish makes it sparkle. The necklace sells for $19.98.
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site book
“As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest — so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play.”
This hardcover book features artwork by Tom Lichtenheld and a rhyming text by Sherri Duskey Rinker. It sells for about $10.99.
Young Frank, Architect Book
By Frank Viva
This whimsical children's book follows Young Frank, an aspiring architect, who lives in New York City with his grandfather, Old Frank, also an architect. Young Frank likes to use anything he finds — macaroni, pillows, toilet paper, shoes — to make buildings that twist, chairs with zigzag legs, and even entire cities. But Old Frank disapproves, saying architects only create buildings.
One day they visit The Museum of Modern Art, where they see work by
Construction Destruction Computer Game by Valuesoft
This game challenges players to “take on projects, completing them on time and within budget to become a construction tycoon. But keep your machines in control and your temper in check or you'll pay the price for a botched job. Bid on jobs pushing your rigs to the limit to complete projects on time and on budget. Show 'em you got what it takes to make it big. Maneuver the wrecking ball to demolish a building or use the hook to transport heavy
John Deere Little Boys Tee and Backpack Set
This set includes a long-sleeved T-shirt and a 16 in. (40.6 cm) backpack, and sells for $32.99.
Pinbo Newborn Boys Construction Set
This baby photography photo prop set is 100 percent handmade and comes in one size suitable for 0 to 6 months.
Construction Rubber Ducks
These assorted vinyl rubber ducky construction workers are ready to get to work with their hard hats and tools. They measure 2 in. (5 cm), and can be bought separately for $.99 each or by the dozen for $6.49, making them a great choice for stocking stuffers or party favors.
Construction Vehicles on Blue Socks
Everyone needs a pair of socks decorated with construction vehicles.
Tape Measure Suspenders
These suspenders with a tape measure design make a great gift for those who “measure up” to the job. The suspenders are made of 2-in. wide elastic with a leather back patch, and come in several lengths. They sell for $14.95.
Silver Metal Backhoe Clock
This clever desk clock is a metal replica of a backhoe, and is available with imprinting options.
Tape Measure Gift Set
This set includes an M1 tape measure in a gift box. It sells for $29.95.
EdgeWorks Pen Screwdriver Tool
This clever multitool includes a tablet stylus for tablet or phone, a pen, screwdrivers, a bubble level, and a ruler, all in a lightweight durable bright yellow aluminum housing. It sells for $10.99.
Pallet of Concrete
Chocolate is always a good choice, and when it is part of a novelty gift, it's even better. This gift includes 14 oz. (397 g) of milk chocolate concrete bags on a real mini-wooden pallet.
Cast Iron Tool Bottle Openers
These whimsical, yet functional, cast iron bottle openers are designed to mimic the look and feel of classic tools. They come in a choice of a wrench or a hammer, for $19 each.
Crawler Crane Glass Ornament
Construction equipment enthusiasts will appreciate this glass and resin ornament. It features a yellow construction crane with a gold glitter wire jib. It measures 5.75 in. (14.6 cm) tall, and is ready to hang with a gold cord. The list price is $11.99.
King Force Crane RC Construction Vehicle
A crane, a transmitter, and a little imagination will turn a backyard into a construction site. This plastic toy is 31 in. (79 cm) high and runs on six AA batteries. It retails for $25.99.
Guidecraft Construction Truck
Shape-matching, sorting and pattern-recognition are even more fun to learn with construction vehicle shapes. The set includes six double-sided pattern cards and plastic pieces, a game board with stand, and a storage box. For children 3 and up, this set sells for $39.99.
Red Balloon Construction Site Time Teacher Kids Stainless Steel Watch
Kids will love learning to tell time with this Time Teacher quartz watch. Construction equipment and road signs on both the dial and the colorful fabric strap, and labeled hour and minute hands make it easy to tell time. It comes in a stainless steel case and features 3ATM water resistance. It retails for $31.99.
Construction Vehicles Wooden Magnets
This 20-piece set of wooden magnets in construction vehicle shapes will be a big hit for quiet play or decoration. They sell for $15.