Tricks of the Trade
Top tool gift ideas for contractors for holiday 2017
by Billy Stutz
Take the guesswork out of what to give the contractors in your life this holiday season and explore the top tool gift ideas for 2017. Whether you need to find the perfect present for your company's gift exchange or you're not sure what to give your friend or family member who is a trade professional, these tool gift ideas will help you delight every tradesperson on your list. Browse tool gift ideas by trade to find the best gifts for contractors and spread joy on the jobsite this holiday.
Gifts for builders
Surprise the builder on your holiday shopping list with a new screwdriver set and a laser-pointer level to help them execute every project with precision. Sharp hole saws are essential for completing a variety of building tasks, so the builder you know will be sure to appreciate a new hole saw set. Wrap them up in a tool storage bag to allow them to keep all of their new tools in one convenient place.
Gifts for commercial contractors
Help the commercial and mechanical contractors on your list meet OSHA's new silica dust exposure regulations with the right dust management equipment. Complement the gift of a dust extractor with a shop vacuum. Help them keep the jobsite safe with a new work light. A heavy-duty tool chest is the perfect gift box to securely store their holiday presents throughout the year.
Gifts for facility maintenance pros
Facility maintenance professionals will appreciate gifts that help them tackle whatever comes their way on the job. A new portable work light, a hammer drill and a reciprocating saw are all gifts that will simplify the day-to-day facility operations. Put a bow on a tool organizer bag to create the ultimate gift for the facility maintenance pro on your list.
Gifts for HVAC tradespeople
The HVAC professional you're shopping for will benefit from tools that allow them to expertly respond to service calls. A new pair of snippers will make it easy for them to cut sheet metal for HVAC system installation. Give them a new digital pocket thermometer and a voltage meter to help them diagnose heating and cooling problems. For maximum holiday cheer, put these tools under the tree in a new organizing storage tote.
Gifts for plumbers
Professionals across the plumbing industry can always use new pipe tools. A manual PEX crimping tool or a new PEX expander make excellent gifts that will both be sure to get plenty of use. Allow them to easily press a variety of fitting sizes with a powered press tool set. A plumber's tote makes a perfect gift bag for their new plumbing tools.
For the holidays and for every day in between, Ferguson.com is your source for professional-grade tools and products. Visit your local Ferguson Counter to see how we specialize in serving the needs of tradespeople in a variety of industries.