Abnormal as this holiday season may be, builders, contractors, and other jobsite professionals will always appreciate a gift that makes their jobs a little easier. Whether it’s new work wear, updated tech, or a stainless-steel tumbler that keeps drinks hot or cold, the following 13 product highlights should bring some smiles to workers' faces this year.

Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool’s new hard-hat lanyards were designed to securely tether hard hats and improve jobsite safety while reducing user frustration. They are engineered to deliver shock absorption and are equipped with an adjustable buckle for easy connection to hard-hat accessory slots. Complete with a metal tooth clip that provides grip, the hard-hat lanyard with clip easily anchors to vests and shirts and the hard-hat lanyard with loop anchors to fall protection. Both lanyards are for use at heights and are ANSI/ISEA 1212-2018 compliant. milwaukeetool.com

Price: $5.97 to $9.97 (prices may differ by distributor)
Available at: Acme Tools and other distributors



EcoVessel’s versatile lineup of high-performance, insulated drinkware will make a great gift for every hot or cold beverage drinker. The Transit stainless steel mug, in particular, boasts a sleek design with modern lines and features the company’s TriMax triple insulation, which will keep drinks cold up to 40 hours and hot up to four hours. Additionally, it includes a multi-position open/close slider lid, a nonslip silicone base, and an ergonomic handle that makes it comfortable to hold and easy to carry. It is available in five color options. ecovessel.com

Price: $24.95
Available at: ecovessel.com

BRUNT Workwear

Comprising four core styles, BRUNT work boots cater to the modern worker looking for style and comfort. All four styles (including The Perkins pictured above) are waterproof, lightweight, and come with free laces for life. Another unique feature is the company’s Adjustable Width Fit System that creates the perfect fit for all with the addition of a removable gray insert that can take the boot from a regular fit to a relaxed fit. BRUNT also offers a 30-day trial, allowing customers to wear these in the field to ensure they work for their lifestyle. bruntworkwear.com

Price: $135 to $155
Available at: bruntworkwear.com


The 18V ONE+ Precision Rotary tool is designed for fine detail work across a variety of surface types, including metal engraving, fine woodworking, glass etching, and polishing. The cordless tool includes five variable speed settings, ranging from 4,400 to 23,000 RPM, and 12 accessories to fit a variety of applications. The quiet motor also allows for unobtrusive indoor use. ryobitools.com

Price: $44.97
Available at: The Home Depot, starting in December 2020

Mechanix Wear

The M-Packt KNIT CR3A4 cut gloves are made from 13-gauge machine knit polyester, designed to conform to the wearer’s hands, and feature EN 388: 2003 level 3 and ANSI A3 cut resistance. A thermoplastic rubber shield protects the wearer’s knuckles, fingers, and metacarpals from common impact and pinching injuries, and sandy nitrile palm coating with D30 padding helps to dissipate impact and vibrations. mechanix.com

Price: $19.99
Available at: https://www.mechanix.com/us-en


The Carta by Plott measuring wheel makes a digital record of its path in real time, and syncs with the LetsPlott companion app to create an AR workspace around its measurements, augmented by user photos, satellite imagery, or real-time capture of the surrounding area. The app automatically calculates dimensions based on Carta wheel’s measurement data, reducing the need for external calculations. Users can add notes, images, and videos to the workspace. letsplott.com

Price: $199.99
Available at: letsplott.com


The 99-11-0127 all-in-one tool tether kit is one of three new dropped object prevention kits by Stronghold by PSG, specifically designed to accommodate common tools for general construction workers. The kit is ANSI-compliant with applicable noted exceptions, to accommodate common construction tools, including hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, levels, pliers, tape measures, and cordless tools. Tethering tools include coils, bungees, swiveling premium tethers, drill boots, tether cinch loops, PPE caddy glove holders, and more. puresafetygroup.com

Price: $208.66
Available at: https://www.puresafetygroup.com/about-us/locations


ISOtunes’ newest jobsite headphones are available in two style categories. The neckband-style ISOtunes XTRA 2.0 is an upgraded edition of the existing XTRA line, featuring a noise reduction rating of 27 decibels and a battery life of up to 11-plus hours. ISOtunes LINK, the company’s first Bluetooth over-ear headphones, feature a 14-plus hour battery life and a noise-isolating microphone for incoming calls. All ISOtunes headphones limit output volume to 85 decibels, and offer a noise reduction rating between 22 and 29 dB, compliant with OSHA and NIOSH regulations. isotunes.com

Price: $79.99 for ISOtunes XTRA 2.0; $69.99 for ISOtunes LINK
Available at: isotunes.com


The GAL18V6-80 18V Six-Bay Lithium-Ion Fast Battery Charger offers four times the current of a standard charger, and incorporates a two-cycle charging method to minimize tool downtime between charges. The first cycle is able to charge a set of CORE18V 4.0 Ah batteries to 80% in 32 minutes, and achieves a full charge in 50 minutes. The charger features LED charging cycle and battery level indicators, as well as a cooling fan to optimize charging and prevent overheating. boschtools.com

Price: $97.13 (prices may differ by distributor)
Available at: https://www.boschtools.com/us/en/boschtools-ocs/-GAL18V6-80-206542-p/

CAT Phones

The Cat S42 is the latest in Cat Phones’ line of rugged smartphones for jobsite use, featuring a long battery life, Android 10-11 operating system, and a large touchscreen display usable even with wet fingers or heavy gloves. The phone is tested to MIL SPEC 810H and IP68 standards, passes drop testing from 1.8 meters onto steel, and continues operation in high and low temperature extremes. Like all Cat Phones, the S42 is fully waterproof, and can be cleaned by submerging in hot soapy water or disinfectant—an advantage for cleanliness and COVID-19 protection, according to the manufacturer. catphones.com

Price: $299
Available at: catphones.com



When winter hits hard, Pyramex’s RPB35 series jacket in all black can protect workers from the elements. With a Teflon-treated, waterproof, rip-stop polyester shell, the jacket has a quilted interior, elastic bands at the wrists, and a concealed detachable hood. Heat-sealed seams and a dual zipper with a front closure and hook-and-loop storm flap make for warmer and dryer shifts. Plus, all Pyramex hi-vis gear is designed to be exceptionally luminescent and easily discernible anywhere and against any background. pyramexsafety.com

Price: Contact a local distributor
Available at: https://www.pyramexsafety.com/distributors-retailers/



Makita recently launched the 18V LXT Compact Handheld Canister Vacuum to provide a powerful and portable cleanup solution that eliminates extension cords. The purpose-built motor moves a high volume of air with up to 49 CFM for use on a wide range of debris. Users can get up to 40 minutes of continuous run time with a fully charged 1.5Ah battery on a low setting. The vacuum offers three speeds, controlled with the push of a button, weighs 4 pounds for easy portability, and is available as both a bare tool and as a kit. makitatools.com

Price: $219 for the kit (prices may differ by distributor)
Available at: Amazon, Home Depot, and other distributors



Described as the “ultimate mobile workshop,” the ToughBuilt Modular Tote allows professionals to have flexibility when carrying their tools and supplies. Offered in three different sizes, 12, 18, and 30 inches, contractors can choose the best fit for their upcoming projects. Every bag has a HardBody construction and heavy-duty rivet reinforcement and includes a removable SoftBox that offers three removable tool dividers, including one with an integrated kickstand to conveniently stand the tools next to the job at hand. toughbuilt.com

Price: $37.20 to $64.67 (prices may differ by distributor)
Available at: Home Depot and other distributors

For more gift ideas, click here to view last year’s gift guide.

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