Here Are Some Holiday Gift Ideas for Contractors, Kids on Your List

Plenty of creative construction-themed gifts can be found with a little searching for little people, adults and everyone in between.

📅   Fri November 27, 2015 - National Edition
Brenda Ruggiero - CEG CORRESPONDENT


The Construction Game
The Construction Game
The Construction Game Q-BA-MAZE Big Box SmartMax Build ’N Light Magna-Tiles Deluxe (DX) Playtown: Construction: A Lift-the-Flap Board Book Magnetic Wrist Band Apple Cookie and Chocolate Company Clippa Lady Mini Tools Clip Excavator Personalized Ornament Contractor Pen Tervis Construction Trucks Cup Set of 3 Construction Utensils Carter’s Construction Pajamas

Plenty of creative construction-themed gifts can be found with a little searching for little people, adults and everyone in between. Here’s a compilation of some of our favorites.

The Construction Game

By The Weekend Farmer

This game allows players to bid on jobs and buy dozers, backhoes, excavators and scrapers to get the work done. Adapted from the Farming Game by a construction engineer, the game is for 2 to 6 players and takes 30 to 45 minutes to play. For ages 10 - adult.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Weekend-Farmer-300-Construction/dp/B0000DJX63/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1447871079&sr=8-9&keywords=top+contractor+gifts

Magnetic Wristband

By Magnelex

Perfect for holding tools, screws, nails, bolts, drilling bits and screwdriver bits, this handy wristband makes a great gift for the handyman. Strong magnets keep everything in place to allow for hands-free work. Constructed of breathable polyester, the strap is adjustable to allow one size to fit most.

http://www.amazon.com/Magnelex-Magnetic-Wristband-Screwdriver-Projects/dp/B00R1UWNDE/ ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1447871237&sr=8-1&keywords=top+construction+gifts

Apple Cookie and Chocolate Company Gifts

The Apple Cookie and Chocolate Company offers a wide selection of unique gifts such as this 24 in. toolbox filled with over 8 lbs. of chocolate chip cookies and an assortment of approximately 2 lbs. of chocolate tools.

http://www.applecookies.com/builder-contractor-construction-gifts/giant-toolbox/

Clippa Lady Mini Tools Clip

By Monkey Business

This clever hair clip has a secret life as a handy gadget. It offers a nail file, bottle opener, small screwdriver, scraper and ruler

http://www.amazon.com/Clippa-Lady-Mini-Tools-Clip/dp/B010T7UJW2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448481967&sr=8-1&keywords=clippa+lady+mini+tools+clip

Excavator Personalized Christmas Ornament

OrnamentShop.com

This excavator ornament included a boom, stick, bucket and cab that sits on a rotating platform. Made of Polish glass, the ornament can be personalized to create a lasting keepsake. It measures 3 3/4 in. by 5 1/4in.

https://www.ornamentshop.com/excavator-christmas-ornament-p7661-c107

Contractor Pen

By Jac Zagoory

This multi-use contractor tool features level and plumb bubbles, drywall and angle gauges, a ruler, a magnetic strip and a mini-pen holder. The pen included is a superior writing instrument known as the Fisher Space Pen, designed to withstand the extreme temperatures and conditions of space. It writes upside down, in freezing cold and hot temperatures, underwater, on wood, on aluminum and on galvanized steel.

http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/contractor-pen?country=US&gclid=CKfinZnOmskCFYc8gQod7vMBjw

Tervis Construction Trucks Cup

Made in America and microwave and dishwasher safe, these cups are great for both hot and cold and reduce condensation. Many designs are available, including this construction truck design.

http://www.tervis.com/Designs/Designs-Coll-Kids-Just-Kids-Construction-Trucks-Wrap-withLid/ 5dbc4a72e9236349b6a91c5280992f42/5dbc4a72e9236349b6a91c5280992f42/?gclid=CP6x6MvOmskCFdgTgQodXekP5w#upc=093597751493

Set of 3 Construction Utensils

From Constructive Eating

These made-in-the-USA utensils are dishwasher safe and add a bit of fun to mealtime. They are good for travel, too. The set has textured, easy grip handles and includes a bulldozer pusher, forklift fork, and front loader spoon.

http://www.amazon.com/Set-of-3-Construction-Utensils/dp/B000T0JOX0

Carters Construction Pajamas

These classic pajamas with an ankle-to-chin zipper and cozy built-in footies are adorable with a construction print.

http://www.jcpenney.com/jsp/search/results.jsp?fromSearch=true&Ntt=Carters+Construction+Pajamas&ruleZoneName=XGNSZone&successPage=null&_dyncharset=UTF-8

Q-BA-MAZE Big Box

By MindWare

This unique set includes 72 cubes, 20 steel marbles and design ideas for building towers, mazes and marble runs. For Ages 5 and up.

https://www.fatbraintoys.com/search.cfm?q=Q-BA-MAZE+Big+Box

SmartMax Build ’N Light

By Smart Brands

LED light is a fun twist to these magnetic pieces that can be used to construct towers, bridges and more. The magnets are strong enough to carry 60 times their weight. The set features 47 pieces, including two LED-lit magnetic bars.

http://www.toysrus.com/buy/plastic-magnetic-connectors/smartmax-build-n-light-smx505us-54199416

Magna-Tiles Deluxe (DX)

By Valtech Co.

This 48-piece set includes solid colored pieces, along with pieces with holes, curved pieces, a magnetic door and a wheeled piece. There are 12 small squares, four large squares, six isosceles triangles, 10 right triangles, 11 equilateral triangles, a wheeled piece, an arch and three special shapes. An idea guide is also included. http://www.magnatiles.com/products/magna-tiles-clear-colors-48-piece-dx-set/

Playtown: Construction: A Lift-the-Flap Board Book

By Roger Priddy

Playtown is a busy place, with diggers digging holes, materials being delivered, and roads being laid. Each page offers flaps to tell about the picture above, and the back of the book includes a fold-out of a construction scene.

http://www.amazon.com/Playtown--Lift---Flap-Book-Roger-Priddy/dp/0312519125/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie= UTF8&qid=1447976146&sr=1-2&keywords=new+construction+books&pebp=1447976157268&perid=0JMDZM2FTQ8J984WZ3VA