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Fourteen Gifts That Should Be on Every Contractor’s 2022 Holiday Wish List

Contractors can be a tough crew to shop for. That’s why we’ve curated a list of some of the top items and gifts of the year that the construction workers in your life will actually use, both on and off the jobsite.

Ditch the bulky wallet and jingling keys with this everyday carry duo from Ridge. The titanium wallet holds 1-12 cards without stretching out and blocks RFID to prevent theft. The key case streamlines and organizes your keys in a compact silhouette, securing your belongings with a novel, tension panel system. More than 50,000 5-star reviews can’t be wrong.

It’s uncertain if this case could keep your phone intact if run over by a dozer, but the Mobosi Vanguard Defender phone case has military-grade shock protection, which means the device has undergone a system of tests that simulate a variety of environmental conditions, including shock, vibration, and more. A durable kickstand keeps your hands-free.

Maybe the construction worker in your life is planning on attending CONEXPO-CON/AGG in March. While the actual expo happens during the day on March 14-18, 2023, we all know Las Vegas has no shortage of nightlife, and there are plenty of sports and entertainment events that already have tickets available!

While you’re in Las Vegas for CONEXPO-CON/AGG, see the Vegas Golden Knights take on the Calgary Flames on Thursday, March 16. One less night in the casino might not be a bad thing.

Your hard-working hands deserve some relief. O’Keefe’s Working Hands Cream is the perfect stocking stuffer -- highly rated (4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon) and unconditionally guaranteed.

Show off your love of iron with this classic CONEXPO-CON/AGG hooded sweatshirt made by Carhartt. Save 20% on merchandise from the official CONEXPO-CON/AGG merch store with promo code SAVE20.

Ladies and allies for women in construction can make a statement with these perfect crewnecks. Choose from five color options.

These Shocks wireless, bluetooth headphones deliver premium audio through the cheekbone, so your ears are open to ambient sounds, and you can stay safe and aware on the jobsite. Battery power delivers six hours of continuous music on a single charge. A wraparound titanium frame is light and comfortable.

Tired of misplacing your cheaters? These flexible, foldable reading glasses are the most convenient pair of reading glasses you will ever own. Just attach the super slim case to the back of your phone case, fold your ThinOptics glasses, and slide them in.

Attention country music fans attending CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023! Global music superstar Keith Urban announced a new headlining residency at Zappos Theater in Las Vegas, opening Friday, March 3, 2023. He has three concerts slated during the week of the expo: March 15, 17, and 18.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG takes place during the day, be sure to soak up some Vegas entertainment at night!

Cramps, knots, and tension can strike at the most inconvenient times, especially for those of us regularly doing physically demanding labor. This ultra-portable massage device is perfect to relieve your pain and is easy to take with you on the jobsite or when you travel.

Protect your car or truck with these easy-to-install Mud Flaps. Laser-measured for a perfect fit, the WeatherTech Mud Flap literally "mounts in minutes" (in most applications). No need to remove wheels or tires and no need to drill into your vehicle’s fragile painted metal surface. Flaps are contoured to fit each make and model and molded from a proprietary thermoplastic resin.

When temperatures dip this season, these cold weather socks will keep your feet toasty, warm, and safe from the harsh elements.

This 4.5-star rated dryer dries out those wet boots and gloves you’ve been working in all day in just a few hours, while also deodorizing and prepping your attire for the next day. Also features a timer for safe drying even if you go out or forget to turn it off. This gift will keep on giving each frigid winter morning.

With a virtual reality headset, you can step into another world, enjoy games, learn a new language or create and connect. Using Virtual Reality for construction allows for the building of 3D models that will contain information about the future building and provide an immersive walking around that building.

Of course, all these ideas can be made even better with a badge for CONEXPO-CON/AGG, March 14-18 in Las Vegas. Through January 6, save 30 percent off registration by using code MEDIA30.


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