Gifts For Tradies & Blokes

Need gifts for tradies but you're just not sure what to get? At DadShop we've spent years building a list of the best gift ideas for Christmas, birthdays, retirement and pretty much all the other important occasions in your life. So if you're buying a gift for a bloke or a tradie we've got just the right gift for you.

Gifts For Tradies That'll Make Them Smile

Are you struggling to find the perfect gifts for tradies or a top bloke? Perhaps you're not sure what they'd ever want! Well, fear not, because at DadShop we've put together a list of some great gifts that'll make any tradie smile. From cool novelty tools to funny aprons and t-shirts, we've got something for every type of bloke out there. So even if you're looking for Christmas gifts or novelty gifts we've got just the right gift for every occasion.

What Gifts For Tradies Would You Recommend?

Did you know when you're buying a gift for a tradie they will appreciate any gift that relates to their work, interest, hobbies and especially if it's on their wishlist. Some of the best gift ideas for tradies include anything related to beer, novelty socks, a beer brewing kit, a multi-tool kit that includes screw driver and a bunch of other useful tools, and anything for their bbq. 

How To Buy The Perfect Gift For Tradies or Blokes

If you're sick of buying gifts that are somewhat traditional like a hammer, drill, screwdriver, cap, mug, flask or a Bunning's gift card then we hope you turn to DadShop. Let's take a look at some ways you can find the perfect gift for any tradesman in your life.

1. Consider The Tradies Personality

This is probably the most important thing to consider when buying gifts for tradies or blokes. If they're the serious type, then practical gifts are going to be best. However, if they've got a good sense of humour then you can afford to be a little more creative with your gift-giving. You can go with something that is fun and humorous to match their character.

2. What Are Their Hobbies Or Interests?

Another great way to find gifts for tradies is to consider their hobbies or interests. For example, if they're into cars then you could get them a one of our novelty number plates or something for their workshop. Or, if they're into fishing, we have a huge selection of fishing gifts. 

3. Is There Anything They Need Or Want?

Of course, sometimes the best gifts are the ones that tradies actually need or want. If they've been hinting at a new tool set or pair of work boots, then go ahead and get them what they really want! Chances are they'll be pretty happy with anything you get them as long as it's practical or well suited to their personality and style. Just a quick tip: Put yourself in their shoes for a second; after a hard day’s work when they come home what's something that would appreciate or love to see when they get home?

4. How Much Do You Want To Spend On The Gift?

Finally, you'll need to consider your budget when buying gifts for blokes. At DadShop, we have a great range of affordable gifts that won't break the bank.

5. What Is Your Relationship With Him?

Most of the time the relationship you have with the tradie will dictate what kind of gift you can give him. Your closeness will also determine how much you want to spend.

6. What Is The Occasion For This Gift?

The occasion is also something you need to think about when buying a gift. Is it for his birthday, Christmas, or just because? This will help you decide what kind of gift to get him.

What Tradie Gifts Can You Recommend?

Now that you know how to buy gifts for tradies, let's take a look at some of the great gifts we have on offer at DadShop. Here are a few gifts we recommend that are usually popular with tradies and blokes for home use or at the worksite.

  1. Aussie Man Hands Gift Box - Hand Cream, Soap Bar & Lip Protector
  2. Beard Catcher
  3. Personalised Handyman Apron
  4. Bottle Opener Sunglasses
  5. Original 10-in-1 Credit Card Multi Tool - A Handy Lottle Friend

What If My Tradie Gift Is For A Woman?

If you are unsure about what to get your female tradie friend for a gift, consider something that is both practical and stylish. You could go for a wine cooler bag, a nice apron, cool women's socks or something for her pet or plants if that's what she's into. As long as you put something thought into your gift ideas she will appreciate the thoughtfulness of the gift, and it will be something she can use at her job site that's even better.

Let's Explore More About Tradies and Blokes

What Are Tradies?

Tradies are otherwise known as tradesmen or skilled workers who specialise in a particular trade such as carpentry, plumbing, or electrical work. They are usually employed in the construction industry but can also be self-employed.

What Do Tradies Do?

The term 'tradies' covers a wide range of different occupations and trades. Some of the most common trades that tradies might be involved in include: carpentry, plumbing, electricians, bricklaying, roofing, painting, landscaping, or tiling. There are a lot more tradie professions out there than we can name.

What's The Difference With A Tradesman and Tradie?

A tradesman is someone who is skilled in a particular trade or craft, while a tradie is someone who works in the trade industry. While both terms are used interchangeably, there is a slight difference between the two. A tradesman is someone who has undergone formal training and has certification in their field, while a tradie is someone who may have learned through on-the-job training or experience. Tradies are more likely to be involved in manual labour, while tradesmen may also include office workers and those in managerial positions. With these subtle differences, gifts for tradesmen are not too different to tradies.

What Are Blokes?

The term 'bloke' is a slang word used in Australia and New Zealand to refer to a man. It is generally used to describe someone who is considered to be a 'typical' Australian male. This might be someone who is tough, rugged and enjoys sports or outdoor activities.

What Do Blokes Do?

There is no one answer to this question as every bloke is different! However, some of the things that blokes might enjoy doing include: watching sports, fishing, camping, BBQs, or spending time with mates.

Finally Gifts For Tradies To Enjoy

Tradies and blokes all seem tough on the outside, but they’re really just big kids at heart who love getting presents that they can enjoy. The next time you’re stuck on what gifts to get a tradie or bloke, we hope you look tradies gift guide for that special tradie in your life.

Common Questions About Gifts For Tradies

When Will My Gifts Arrive?

Most gifts arrive between 2-5 business days. Each gift on our website will be sent according to the processing time. Deliveries all over Australia will vary from state to state but to most major cities it is around 2-5 business days. Since Australia's such a huge country deliveries going to rural areas can take 1-2 weeks.

Are Last Minute Gift For Tradies A Good Idea?

If it's a birthday, father's day or Christmas gift and you know it's going to be late, it's still a good idea to buy anyways. This way, you can at least avoid the embarrassment of forgetting the special occasion completely. Tradies often aren't too fussy if their gifts a slightly late. Most men are easy this way.

What Are Popular Gifts For Tradies?

We have a few recommendations however it also depends on their personality and what they like. Every tradesman (man or woman) will have different preferences. However, some popular gifts for tradies include magnetic bottle caps catcher, beard shave kit to carry at the job site, shower Bluetooth speakers, battery powered whistle key finder, tow nuts, credit card-sized multitool, drinking games, waterproof watch, cheeky tie (built-in flask to hold your alcohol) and our beer lovers hamper.