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December 19, 2019

11 holiday gifts for construction workers

  • The goods range from heated clothing to waterproof pencils and paper.
  • Photo from Protective Industrial Products [enlarge]
    MaxiFlex gloves are form-fitting for comfort and dexterity.

    Online classified advertising company Equipment Trader has come up with list of 11 holiday gifts for that special construction worker in your life.

    Equipment Trader says it's hard to come up with thoughtful and useful gifts, so it did the legwork for you. Here is the list:

    1. Bluetooth hearing protection earmuffs

    Noise-canceling earmuffs are now equipped with Bluetooth technology, so they not only protect hearing but also allow workers to listen to audio from their smart devices.

    2. Gift card for self-care

    Construction can be back-breaking work — sometimes literally. Help your construction worker find relief with a paid trip to a massage therapist, or even a chiropractor.

    3. Heated clothing

    Keep your construction worker comfortable in the winter months on the jobsite with long-lasting, heat-adjustable jackets, hoodies, gloves and boots.

    4. Dual-port car charger

    With busy, unpredictable and often travel-heavy schedules, dual-port car chargers are a great gift to keep personal and work devices charged, keeping workers in touch with the office or family at home.

    5. MaxiFlex gloves

    Don't just provide a new pair of gloves — invest in gloves that use micro-foam to provide lightweight breathability, are form-fitting for maximum comfort and dexterity, and provide enhanced grip with nitrile coating.

    6. Portable work light

    Flashlights are a thing of the past now that you can gift out cordless, rechargeable work lights that can last for hours and are able to attach to a wide range of surfaces, allowing laborers to easily work when the sun isn't up or lighting is otherwise unavailable.

    7. New tool bag

    Easy access to tools is a must for every construction worker, and new tool bags are not only maximized for flexibility and durability, they're also often lightweight and stylish.

    8. Hard hat with sports team logo

    Help the construction worker in your life celebrate a favorite sports team with a new hard hat that proudly displays the team's logo or mascot for all to see.

    9. Mobile device protective case

    Mobile technology is increasingly common on the jobsite, but those devices are still relatively fragile. Heavy-duty cases for smartphones and tablets help protect against drops, scratches, water and dust.

    10. Waterproof pens/pencils and notebooks

    Writing can become a hassle in outdoor work environments, so keep life easy with waterproof writing tools, including pens, mechanical pencils and notebooks.

    11. Lunch box/cooler and thermos

    Insulated lunch boxes and coolers can keep food fresh in the summer and winter. Look for a lunch pack that is leak-proof and comes with a matching thermos.

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