Father's Day is June 21 this year and there's still time to get your dad the present he wants and maybe even deserves. We've compiled a list of great gift options with the construction professional in mind. If you have other suggestions, we'd love to hear them in the comments section below!
Hardcore Hammers claim to be “one hammer to rule them all”, because it combines a finish and a framing hammer all in one. With a recessed milled insert forged from steel and a smooth outer rim, it won’t tear up your walls when you go from framing to finish. The original Hardcore Hammers come with an 18 inch long handle, the head weighs 19 ounces, and are built in the USA.
The Original Hardcore Hammer ($79) | Hardcore Hammers
The Ergodyne Cooling Vest doubles as a safety vest and a body temperature regulator for when your dad is out on the job site throughout the hot summer months. This vest has removable cooling packs that maintain a constant 58 degrees for up to 4 hours at a time. Keep a second pack in the cooler when the first one warms up and you’re covered for most of the day!
Ergodyne Chill-Its 6215HV ($266.50) | Full Source
Your dad’s not always going to be hard at work, so when he dresses up have him make a statement with these construction-inspired silver hard hat or gold bubble level cuff links. Nothing says “I play hard” like a couple of classy cuff links.
Construction isn’t for the faint of heart and it certainly isn’t for watches that can’t put up with a little stress. Regular watches don’t stand a chance in the field, but there’s no tougher watch than the Casio G-Shock DW6900MS-1. This watch is water resistant to 200 meters, shock resistant, and features a resin wristband. Want to know just how touch it is? Watch the video below to see it get smashed with a hammer multiple times and still work.
Just like with most watches, smart phones and tablets aren’t built to keep up with the demand of a job site, but the industry is relying more and more heavily on their use. Whether it’s drops, dust, or moisture, there are plenty of things that can damage them. Pelican ProGear provides solutions for Samsung Galaxy phones, iPhones, and iPads that can keep the elements out of your phone and keep them damage free and working. The video below shows just how much its iPad case can put up with:
Pelican Smartphone and Tablet Cases ($40-$100) | Pelican ProGear
The Handibot, the most expensive gift idea on our list is a handheld computer numerically controlled mill, which allows the user to program shapes and designs on the computer and send those designs to your Handibot to cut out. This allows you to create the same cuts and shapes over and over again for consistency. The Handibot can be controlled by simple apps on your phone or tablet, so there’s no need to learn complicated programs. Video below gives a demo on how the machine works:
Handibot ($2000) | Handibot