As the holidays draw near, you may be thinking about upgrading your toolbox or helping that mate out who’s still using that old spirit level they’ve had for years.
For hardworking construction workers and tradespeople, this season offers a great time to treat yourself to tools that may not be on your everyday shopping list.
In this article, ITS has picked some practical Christmas gift ideas for those who shape the world through construction. These suggestions aim to put a smile on your face and make your job easier. Discover the perfect gifts that fill the gaps in your tool collection and make building even more enjoyable.
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Power Tools Great For Gifting
This wouldn’t be an ITS article without a sprinkling of some power tools! The question is: What makes a good power tool gift? Depending on who you’re buying a gift for, different tools may be more or less appreciated. With this in mind, we’ve picked some great starter power tools that should fit into any kit.
Great Combi Drill Set
- It functions as both a drill and screwdriver, making it versatile for multiple tasks.
- The drill set offers strong and efficient drilling and screw-driving.
- Comes with two 1.5Ah batteries.
- Includes a durable case for convenient storage and transportation, keeping your tools organized and protected.
- Equipped with an integrated LED light
Starter Impact Driver Set
- Delivers strong force for effortless driving and tightening of screws.
- Changing screwdriver bits is simple, saving time and effort during various tasks with the tool’s easy-to-use design.
- Small size and light weight make it easy to handle, reducing fatigue during extended use.
- An ideal choice for DIY tasks and household repairs.
Multi Tool Set with Accessories
- Useful for cutting, sanding, and scraping.
- Cordless, offering freedom of movement and easy access to tight spaces.
- Fast and straightforward blade changes, enhancing efficiency during projects.
- Adjustable speed settings, ensuring accuracy in diverse applications.
- Robust and reliable, providing long-lasting performance.
Don’t Know What Power Tool To Get? Let Them Decide With a Gift Voucher
Hand Tool & Accessory Christmas Hampers
Some tools, such as tape measures, drill bits, impact bits, knives, and blades, are always needed. These tools tend to get overlooked until they eventually break. These Christmas hampers offer a great range of “top me ups” and also some cool merch to boot.
There are also great hand tool kits and accessory kits that would also fill the purpose of a Christmas hamper. However, for the sake of the article, we will focus on the hampers.
A branded hamper is the perfect gift for someone in the trades. Here are some gift bundles that are sure to put a smile on the face of any tool fans.
We have talked about heated clothing before on the hub, these jackets are proven to keep you warmer on-site, especially in the winter months. Here are a few jackets to keep you or your loved one warm this winter.
Despite sounding like it’s a specialist type of workwear, heated jackets, heated hoodies, and heated gilets are easily accessible with the likes of Makita and Milwaukee offering heated clothing that runs on their battery systems – (the same batteries as their power tool ranges). This means that the battery that powers your impact driver will power your heated jacket.
Gifts To Help Support A Builder
Building and construction in general is stressful on the bones joints and muscles. From lifting heavy materials to repetitive tasks, those of us in the construction industry endure a lot of strain and tension. What better way to show someone you care than to take care of their body?
The Padded Suspension Braces provide the ultimate comfort, the cushioned padding evenly distributes the weight of extreme loads throughout any demanding workday keeping your joints protected. Adjustable to fit any size body with side and chest straps.
Compatible with all ToughBuilt® padded tool belts. It features two attachment points at the shoulders for extra ClipTech™ pouches and a loop for hanging the suspension braces & belt at the end of the day.
Made with high-quality, durable fabric, extreme-duty steel hardware, and rivet reinforcement, these suspension braces keep up with the professional’s rigorous demands. This product makes you feel like you’re 10 years younger, who wouldn’t want to feel like that while working?
The ToughBuilt® GelFit™ Specialist Thigh Support Stabilization Knee Pads are the new benchmark for all-day kneeling ergonomics, comfort, and functionality. Not only do they make you look like a young forest gump, but they also keep your knees in pristine condition so that you can run like him too.
Comfortable GelFit™ gel and foam design provides ultimate stability while maintaining easy side-to-side movement. Integrated thigh support keeps the knee perfectly centered.
The lower platform raises the shin off of the ground alleviating pressure on the ankles. Ergonomic foam design embraces the natural shape of the knee and upper shin, maximizing pressure distribution for an extremely comfortable fit. These knee pads are a great gift for someone who needs to look after their knees. Which to be fair we all need to do.
Music Itself Is A Present, But A Radio…That’s Something You Can Gift
Powered by either AC mains portable speakers & radios offer a great way to lift the mood in any workshop or even on site. Many allow different sound profiles to suit your choice of music along with a sound equaliser to make finer and personalised adjustments so that you hear your music the way you want to.
If you have power tool batteries spare most brands now offer a range of radios that will take that same power tool battery and allow you to listen to music for hours on a single charge. They almost always come with an AC adaptor too and some even allow you to charge your battery whilst listening.
Makita’s coffee maker and kettle are useful appliances designed for those of us who love a cuppa. The coffee maker saves time and money over a long time making hot coffee quickly on site. The kettle swiftly boils water which can be used for tea, coffee,e and even an instant noodle on the go. Both are a great gift for anyone on site and will save the trips to Greggs making them surprisingly money-efficient.
|Number Of uses (6ah)
|Used to make
|Time to brew
|Makita DCM501Z 18V LXT Coffee Maker – Body
|Coffee from pods
|Makita DKT360Z 36V (Twin 18V) LXT Kettle – Body
|Boils approx 1800ml water on one charge. (2X36V 6.0ah batteries)
Coffee Mugs For…Well Coffee (Or Tea)
Everyone loves a mug, here are some of our best sellers perfect for gifting for any tea or coffee lover!
If you’re struggling to decide on a gift for a builder/construction worker who has kids, what better gift than something for the little ones? At ITS we have a wide range of construction toys that will guarantee hours of fun for all the children!
These include all types of toys;
- Transforming robots
- Remote control construction trucks
- Toy Hand Tool Sets
- Kid Sized Safety Hats
- Kid garden hand tools and blowers and many more
And there you have it! Some great ideas for gifting a loved one. Did you see anything you liked? All of these products and more are available at ITS.co.uk.