30 Best Gifts for Contractors

Here is a list of all the amazing gifts that you need for your contractor!

Great Gifts for Contractors

Home Repair and Improvement

Ultimate Guide to Home Repair and Improvement, Updated Edition: Proven Money-Saving Projects; 3,400 Photos & Illustrations (Creative Homeowner) 600 Page Resource with 325 Step-by-Step DIY Projects

This Home Repair and Improvement ultimate guide book is the most complete home improvement manual on the market and offers more than 2,300 photos and practical texts. As there are 325 step-by-step projects, this will give the contractor lots of help to learn more and inspiration for projects that they can do in their clients’ houses. There is essential instruction on plumbing and electrical repairs, heating and cooling, roofing and siding, cabinets and countertops, and more.

The reader will also find information on tools, materials, and basic skills. Fortunately, these DIY projects and repairs will save them money when remodeling, renovating, repairing, and maintaining the home. A contractor would certainly love to receive this book as a present!

DEWALT Pocket Tool Bag


Any contractor needs a useful Pocket Tool Bag! This tool bag features a pop-open design and a large interior compartment to allow for easy access to tools and parts. It is very durable and the heavy-duty poly fabric construction is strong enough to stand up to any job.

With 33 pockets in this heavy-duty tool bag, this tool bag allows for hundreds of organization options and includes one flap-covered pocket with hook & loop closure. Luckily, this tool bag is nice and comfortable to carry with an adjustable shoulder strap. A contractor would definitely use this tool bag on a daily basis.

Smart Watch & Fitness Tracker

Amazfit Bip U Pro Smart Watch with Alexa Built-In for Men Women, GPS Fitness Tracker with 60+ Sport Modes, Blood Oxygen Heart Rate Sleep Monitor, 5 ATM Water Resistant, for iPhone Android(Black)

A contractor needs a good Smart Watch with Fitness Tracker that is very useful with lots of great features! This multifunctional Smart Watch has a dial, a pedometer, a sedentary remind, sleep monitoring, message reminder, camera controllers, music players, plus Alexa capabilities.

Once they start to use this Bluetooth smartwatch, it will make a busy contractor’s life easier and much more convenient. The battery is very long-lasting and full charge requires only about half an hour. This is an excellent present for a close friend or family member who is a contractor and they will use it for a long time to come!

Ever Boots Leather Work Boots


These Leather Work Boots are made from Goodyear Welt Construction which is the toughest shoe construction that has ever been invented. The rubber outsole delivers stability when walking on any kind of terrain. The soft leather takes the pain out of breaking into a new pair of work boots. There will be no more wanting to take off your boots while working.

The insole removal option offers a custom insole of your own to ensure the ultimate comfort. A contractor will definitely appreciate these shoes when they have to stand for long hours hard at work!

Ironclad Ranchworx Gloves

Ironclad Ranchworx Work Gloves RWG2, Premier Leather Work Glove, Performance Fit, Durable, Machine Washable, (1 Pair), RWG2-05-XL,Brown/Black

These amazing Ranchworx Gloves are a fantastic present for a contractor! They have patented roll top seamless fingertips and provide the ultimate dexterity and double-layer protection.

These gloves have been reinforced in critical wear areas for maximum durability. There is also a handy Terry cloth sweat wipe which is conveniently located on the back of the thumb. It allows the contractor to stay focused on the job at hand with one swipe of the brow. A contractor will definitely be grateful for these!

Contractor Hourly Rate T-Shirt

Contractor Hourly Rate Price Chart Labor Funny Gift Handyman T-Shirt

This Contractor T-Shirt is a great gift for the contractor with a sense of humor. It comes in several different color options and is made from 100% cotton or a cotton/polyester blend depending on the color selected. The contractor in your life will love wearing this around the house, on errands, and especially when he’s doing some DIY projects when he isn’t at work. 

A contractor will love the inside joke about what really goes on when they’re on a job site. Plus, it’s made with quality so he can wear it again and again! 

Heated Hoodie

ORORO Heated Hoodie with Battery Pack (Large, Black)

A contractor would definitely appreciate this fabulous Heated Hoodie! This hoodie features quick heat-up and anti-high temperature control carbon fiber heating panels that will keep them feeling so warm in winter.

A contractor often has to work outdoors, whatever the weather or season so this is definitely the item that they will need! The heated clothing features 3 different heating zones. Press the button to adjust the heating levels. Fortunately, it is machine washable so very easy to take care of. They will never feel cold at work again!

DEWALT Tool Organizer

DEWALT Tough System Tool Storage Organizer (DWST08202)

The DEWALT Tool Organizer is a really practical present for a contractor! They often have many small bits and pieces that they need to be stored away in an organized way. This is because they also need to carry it around with them so this is nice and compact. The clear lid is very resistant and ensures full visibility to see the products that are inside. The tool storage contains 4 large and 8 small removable cups. A contractor would definitely use this tool storage on a daily basis so it is a wonderful present idea.

All-Weather Spiral Notebooks

Rite In The Rain Weatherproof Top Spiral Notebook, 4

The All-Weather Spiral Notebook is 100 useful pages for a contractor. Amazingly, it is a weatherproof paper that will be useful in all sorts of weather conditions. It will repel water, sweat, grease, mud, and even survive the accidental laundry mishap. It is also tough impact-resistant so it won’t lose any of its shape in your back pocket or backpack.

Unlike a standard spiral notebook, Wire-O keeps the open pages aligned and intact. With this notebook, you can even write in the rain with a standard pencil and all the notes will stay intact. This present will be really appreciated by a contractor. 

Truewerk Winter Work Pants

The Winter Work Pants are essential for winter work pants! They are non-bulky and fitted. The rugged, dependable, and long-lasting construction will meet any challenge. These pants have superior quality and functionality so they are very useful for any contractor to have. Made with a waterproof membrane and fleece-lined, these pants deliver comfort and mobility from the inside out. The contractor will be warm and toasty on any job site! Therefore, these make a really great present for the contractor.

Thermos 16 Ounce Food Jar

THERMOS Stainless King Vacuum-Insulated Food Jar with Spoon, 16 Ounce, Army Green

The 16 Ounce Food Jar is a really practical present for a contractor! The thermos vacuum insulation technology for maximum temperature retention, hot or cold, keeps liquids hot for 7 hours and cold for 9 hours. There is a durable stainless steel interior and exterior so it is a very strong product. It is cool to the touch with hot liquids and sweatproof with cold. It is very compact and can be an insulated stainless steel serving bowl. Cleaning it is also very simple! This makes a great present for a contractor.

Fisher Space Pen

fisher SPACE PEN 400B Space Bullet Space Pen - Matte Black

The Fisher 400B Space Pen is the perfect work companion for a contractor! It can be used to write at any angle, even in zero gravity. When closed, these bullet space pens can easily be carried around in your wallet, pocket, purse, or toolbox as they are a handy size. If the contractor has to write in extreme temperatures then there is no problem as this pen can write from -30F to 250F. This makes a great present for a hard-working contractor.

Gerber Mini Multi-Tool

Gerber Gear Dime 12-in-1 Mini Multi-tool - Needle Nose Pliers, Pocket Knife, Keychain, Bottle Opener - Father's Day Gift - EDC Gear and Equipment - Black

The Mini Multi-Tool is a very useful companion for a contractor! It is a sturdy stainless steel construction so it will work very well and it will last for a long time. Durability is very important with tools! It is compact and lightweight so will fit perfectly in a contractor’s pocket.

Therefore, this is a daily companion for any task that needs to get done. It includes ten tools: needle-nose spring-loaded pliers, a wire cutter, a fine edge blade, a retail package opener, scissors, a medium flat driver, a crosshead driver, a bottle opener, tweezers, a file. This multi-tool is convenient as it has an easily accessible butterfly opening.

Pro Bluetooth Headphones

ISOtunes PRO Bluetooth Earplug Headphones, 27 dB Noise Reduction Rating, 10 Hour Battery, Noise Cancelling Mic, OSHA Compliant Bluetooth Hearing Protector (Safety Orange)

The Pro Bluetooth Headphones is the perfect thing for the contractor to have with them whilst hard at work. The heat-activated memory foam ear tips expand like earplugs to significantly reduce outside noise. It comes with 4 pairs of foam ear tips and 1 pair of silicone triple-flange ear tips. You can also use these earphones to wirelessly play music and take calls 30+ feet from your device.

The long battery life ensures that a contractor will be able to get through long days without having to recharge. The ultra-lightweight design stays comfortable all day. Signature noise-suppressing microphone with echo cancellation technology help block steady outside noise that contractors may have at work like engines and saws.

Wrangler Ranger Pant

Wrangler Riggs Workwear mens Ranger work utility pants, Bark, 30W x 30L US

The Wrangler Ranger Pant is exactly what a contractor might want to wear to work on a daily basis. This relaxed-fit work pant is designed with function and comfort in mind. Built with a relaxed fit through the seat, thigh, and knee, these pants are very comfortable to wear on the waist, there is plenty of room for them to fit over the work boot. The pants have an action gusset crotch and deep front pockets for added range of movement and comfort in wear.

With durable material, these materials are constructed with strong cotton fabric for long-lasting durability and comfort so there is a big layer of protection from the elements whilst in the workplace. There is also plenty of storage in these pants as they are equipped with a hammer loop, a reinforced leather tape measure clip, roomy side pockets, back pockets, a watch pocket, and deep front pockets. They make a wonderful present for a contractor.

Amazon Laptop Backpack

Amazon Basics Laptop Backpack Fits Up to 17-Inch Laptops, Black

Every contractor needs a handy Laptop Backpack to store all of their essentials in! This large multi-compartment backpack has a padded sleeve which is ideal for storing and transporting laptops (up to 17″ in size). Also, it has mesh water bottle pockets on the side. There are organizational compartments for pens, keys, and cell phones which is very useful as a contractor may need to carry around a lot of things with them! Therefore, this is a really cool present idea!

Amazon Alarm Clock 

Amazon Basics Small Digital Oval Alarm Clock With LED Display, Nightlight & Battery Backup, Black, 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.4 Inches

A practical present for a contractor is a Digital Alarm Clock with a 0.7-inch green LED display for easily checking the time at a quick glance. There is a built-in nightlight that will gently illuminate a dark room. The repeating snooze function makes it possible to sleep a bit longer.

It is also a wonderful decorative piece as it looks very sleek and modern on his nightstand. Having this also means that they don’t have to look at their phone first thing in the morning which will set them up for a healthier morning routine. This is a great present for a friend or family member to a contractor in their life!

Post-it Extreme Notes

Post-it Extreme Notes, Works outdoors, Removes cleanly, 100X the holding power, Green, Orange, Yellow, 3 in x 3 in, 3 Pads/Pack, 45 Sheets/Pad (EXTRM33-3TRYMX)

The Post-it Extreme Notes is something that every contractor needs to have on them! They may need to quickly note something down or label something at any time and carrying these around means that they will always be organized. These post-it notes come in a pack of 3 pads with 45 sheets a pad. They are very durable and make the writing show up very clearly. Fortunately, they can be used in hot and cold environments and even in wet conditions. A contractor uses stationery such as this every single day.

Klein Cooler Lunch Box

Klein Tools 55600 Work Cooler, 17-Quart Lunch Box Holds 18 Cans, Keeps Cool 30 Hours, Seats 300 Lb, Tradesman Pro Tough Box

The Klein Cooler Lunch Box is able to keep its contents cool for up to 30 hours. The cooler can support up to 300 pounds so not only does it carry lunch but it can double as a handy place to sit. There is also an inside storage compartment, the lid opens fully to access and holds items like phones, medicine, keys, napkins, utensils, etc. There is no rust stainless steel on the hinged lid that can hold 1-liter water bottles. The shoulder strap holds the lid in place and easily converts to a handle.

Energizer Battery Charger

The Energizer Charger is very useful for a busy contractor! It charges 2 or 4 AA/AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries. The set includes 2 AA Energizer NiMH batteries with 1300 mAh charge capacity, pre-charged and ready to use. Also, the charge time is approximately 7-13 hours for 2 or 4 batteries. The compact wall outlet charger has a folding plug for easy storage so it is very practical. This makes a handy gift!

Bose Bluetooth Speaker 

Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Portable and Long-Lasting Bluetooth 360 Speaker - Triple Black

A contractor who likes music definitely needs an awesome Bose Speaker to play music! These ones have a deep, loud, and immersive sound, with True 360-degree coverage. They even have a built-in mic for speakerphone to take clear calls out loud, either personal or for work, with a wireless range of approximately 30 feet.

They can have plenty of time with the speakers as well as they can last for up to 12 hours of playtime from a rechargeable battery. Speakers make a wonderful present that all contractors will really enjoy.

Juro Tumbler

Juro Tumbler 20 Oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated, with Lids and Straw [Travel Mug] Double Wall Water Coffee Cup for Home, Office, Outdoor Works Great for Ice Drinks and Hot Beverage - Black

A Juro Tumbler is a great present for a hard-working contractor! It is the perfect way to store a beverage that will keep it hot or cold for a long time. Any drink that is hot, like coffee, can stay hot for up to 6 hours. Cooler drinks can stay cold for up to 24 hours. There is even a choice of lids, one is a slider lid and the other is a flip lid. 

This tumbler is very sleek and lightweight and very comfortable for the user to hold and carry.  They can use it whether out at the mall, soccer game, or park with this tumbler. The contractor will stay refreshed and hydrated all day at work wherever they are!

Carhartt Classic Crew

Carhartt Men's Base Force Midweight Classic Crew, Black, XX-Large

The Carhartt Classic Crew is a great piece for a contractor who spends a lot of time outdoors in cold weather. The material is classic waffle knit which can trap in the heat for extra warmth. The FastDry material prevents sweat. There are smooth flatlock seams and a tagless label for comfort. Finally, a concealed thumb loop is at the end of each sleeve. Therefore, this makes a great present for a contractor!

NoCry Professional Knee Pads 

NoCry Professional Gel Knee Pads for Work with Soft Foam and Gel Cushion — Heavy Duty Cap, Adjustable Straps & Military Grade Rivets — Perfect Construction Knee Pads for Men or Knee Pads for Women

A contractor would love to receive some Professional Knee Pads as their knees can be worked very hard which can injure them over time. This is because hours spent kneeling on concrete or wooden floors as they work really take their toll, sending shock waves up through the knee joint. These knee pads will cushion their knees against the hard surfaces, absorb the shocks, spread the pressure out evenly, and also protect them when kneeling on anything sharp. The soft gel core and durable EVA foam padding cushion even the more sensitive knees.

The heavy-duty thick poly shield protects against cuts or scrapes on any terrain. Also, the flexible neoprene straps lock the pads in place and the ergonomic design hugs your knee for a superior fit. Finally, the 600D polyester mesh breathes for all-day comfort. Therefore, this is a very practical gift for a contractor!

AllyFlex Lumbar Support

AllyFlex Sports® Back Brace For Lifting Work Y-shape Suspenders Safety Belt With Dual 3D Lumbar Support Relieve Pain, Prevent Injury - XL/XXL (45''-55'')

This Back Brace is a great gift for all busy contractors! It has adjustable and detachable y-shape suspenders that contour to the body to comfortably fit back and shoulders and provide compression and support when lifting heavy objects. There are two medical 3D lumbar pads are placed on either side of the spine to provide extra support and protection for the lower back while bending and lifting.

The high-tech Coolmax inner layer of fabric wicks away moisture from the body to keep the back cool, dry, and comfortable all day. Perforated Neoprene makes this back brace strong and highly breathable, giving you the much-needed lower back support to prevent injury while working. Suspender straps can be easily detached from the hooks of the safety belt for continuous use of the back brace for lower back pain relief after work or during sleep. Therefore, this makes a great gift for a contractor!

SolidWork Safety Goggles

SolidWork Safety Goggles Anti-Fog Clear Lens with Adjustable Elastic Headband. Protective Eyewear for Men & Women (Tinted Blue)

A contractor could use some nice Safety Goggles to protect their eyes on a daily basis. They are a perfect fit for everybody as the soft material of the goggles’ contact surface ensures a perfect fit for every head shape and a complete seal between their face and the environment. Due to the individually adjustable headband and the soft material mix, the glasses will gently wrap around the head without causing any pressure points.

Also, a special coating of the lenses makes the goggles extremely scratch-resistant on the outside and fog-free on the inside while the polarized dark lenses protect the eyes from harmful UV rays. The panoramic design of the goggles offers full side vision and at the same time protects your eyes against flying particles from all sides.

Bucket Boss Belt with Suspenders

Bucket Boss - AirLift Tool Belt with Suspenders, Tool Belts - Original Series (50100) with 12 pockets, Brown , 52 Inch

Every contractor needs a useful Tool Belt in which to hold all of the items that they need to carry around them for the day. This one has reinforced pouch bottoms and fits up to a 52″ waist. It has a barrel-bottom with super capacity pouches. There is a single body construction and an adjustable pouch. Also, the suspended part of the belt makes it even more relaxing and secure.

The large pockets can hold a screw gun and the smaller pockets can hold a box of screws or nails, there is easy access to the hammer holder and it is very easy to get on and off. Therefore, overall it makes a really great present for a busy contractor who needs a lot of their tools and possessions on their person at all times throughout the day.

Makita Job Site Radio

Makita XRM05 18V LXT Job Site Radio

Every contractor needs some entertainment to get through the day! This Job Site Radio is just the thing to keep their spirits up as they work hard through the day. It delivers rich stereo sound from two powerful 3″ side-firing speakers.

They can enjoy up to 35 hours of continuous use with an 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 5.0Ah battery (battery not included). Fortunately, there is a protective bumper design for added durability so it can be taken to all sorts of different work sites. Therefore, this makes a wonderful present for a busy contractor!

Charging Stand

Sendowtek Bamboo Charging Station for Multiple Devices 6 in 1 USB A/C Charger Station Compatible with Apple Product Phone Wooden Charging Organizer Stand with Power Supply for Family Office

This 6-in-1 Charging Stand is a great present for a contractor! They will usually need to use their phone all day long so must start the day with it fully charged. Plus, it holds lots of other devices, too!

This bamboo charging stand is very durable and so will last him a long time. It will look very modern and stylish wherever he decides to place it, be that on his nightstand or his mantelpiece. Also, the right cable hole design keeps the charging cable nicely in order. This makes a great present for a busy contractor!

DEWALT Contractor Portfolio

DEWALT DG5142 Pro Contractor's Business Portfolio with Flex-Light, Built-In Calculator, Full Zipper Enclosure

All contractors need to be nice and organized, this Business Portfolio enable them to be that! The built-in Flex-Light allows you to use this portfolio indoors and out, in all lighting conditions. Ballistic poly material with Sure- Grip spine provides strength and durability.

There is also a built-in calculator which has solar and battery power for quick calculations. The zipper closure keeps notes and documents secure and the sleeves and pockets hold business cards, credit cards, pens, pencils, and markers. This makes a great present for a contractor!

How We Selected Gifts for Contractors

Type of Gifts

It is true that we always want to choose a present that is valuable, mainly because it is something that is uniquely personal to the contractor themselves and their career in general. You need to consider whether to buy them something novelty that will make them smile and laugh or something more practical that they can use on a daily basis at work that will help them out.

In terms of how much to spend, you need to think of what price point you want to gift to be. This list has a variety of cheaper and more expensive gift ideas so you need to take into account the budget that you have. One of the first things that you should think about is how much you are willing to spend and then go from there.

Widely Available Gifts

You may want to get something very unique and different, but often that is very hard to find if it is particularly niche, and sometimes it is difficult to physically obtain. If there is any reason why the gift may need to be returned it is much easier to do so from a more mainstream shopping site. The items that have been chosen here are widely available on popular and credible sites to enable ease of purchase.

That being said, the items are still nice and very unique. Just because something is on a well-known retail site does not mean that everyone will have it. You just want to be able to easily find something lovely to surprise your contractor with!

FAQs – Gifts for Contractors

What is a good gift for a contractor?

A contractor might need some useful items. It is best to get something that they will need every day for their busy job. For example, they might appreciate some small tools or tool storage. Another good idea is something that they can wear, such as some tough gloves, pants or jackets. They would also love a sturdy pair of boots as they may have to be outside working in all types of weather, such as when it is cold or raining.

What is a good gift for someone who has everything?

If the contractor seems to already have everything then of course you need to think more outside the box! For example, they might appreciate a gift card or a gift voucher for their favorite store or restaurant. This gives them the chance to enjoy their well-earned time off work! Vouchers to try something new, such as for a wine-tasting event, is a good idea too. They may also like something practical for the home or work. If they have a family, consider getting them a family-friendly board game!

Jason Collins

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Now, living in Las Vegas. Freelance writer and world traveler. My interests include Pink Floyd and Lemony Snicket.