23 Amazing Gifts For Boys Who Love All Things Construction

Encourage your little carpenters, engineers, makers and builders.

Before the little builder in your life gets his or her hands on a real hammer, screwdriver or handsaw, teach them basic safety skills with these fun construction themed gifts. These toys make every day an opportunity for construction cosplay, engineering entertainment, and building beguilement. Before you know it you’ll have the next Frank Lloyd Wright on your hands – and that’s an aspiration worth framing out.

The Ultimate List Of The Best Gifts For Boys Who Love Construction

Construction Wall Decals

1. Construction Wall Decals

Make your tiny foreman’s bedroom into a construction zone with these easy to apply wall decals. Peel and re-stick for every new construction project!
Working Crane

2. Working Crane

Take this fully functional crane to the beach, the backyard or the sandbox and let your kid have at it! Have them dig you a new garden bed or koi pond. They’ll be excavating with the absolute best of them before you know it!
Where Do Diggers Sleep At Night?

3. Where Do Diggers Sleep At Night?

Some questions are beyond the typical parental scope. When your kid has anthropomorphized every construction vehicle in their repertoire, this book will explain where all the diggers go once the work day is done and the sun goes down.
Radio Controlled Crane and Truck Set

4. Radio Controlled Crane and Truck Set

This RC crane toy is an incredible gift for the advanced junior engineer in your life. With real crane action, your young builder can get hours of practice for later in life when they’re operating the real thing hundreds of feet in the air.
Toy Tool Belt

5. Toy Tool Belt

Every builder knows you need the right tool for the job. Teach your little buddies how to safely use and choose the right tool with this adorable, miniature tool belt.
Toy Steer Loader

6. Toy Steer Loader

A very necessary addition to the construction toy collection of any young builder, this toy bulldozer is a replica of Caterpillar’s most recognizable construction vehicle. Junior can use this to bulldoze all their toys into their toy dump truck.
Toy Dump Truck

7. Toy Dump Truck

This dump truck is the perfect receptacle for all the tiny tools, building blocks and miniatures that inevitably litter your kiddos play space. They’ll be living their dreams feeling like a real foreman just by straightening up their room; can you ask for anything more in a toy?
Construction Temporary Tattoos

8. Construction Temporary Tattoos

As if your kid wasn’t enough of a badass with their dreams of operating heavy machinery and building skyscrapers, these temporary tattoos will really drive the point home. Bonus points for chest application.
Radio Controlled Excavator

9. Radio Controlled Excavator

Little builders will go bananas for this radio controlled excavator. This digger will thrill the young construction enthusiast, but exercise caution lest you end up with a yard that’s been half dug up.
Caterpillar Miniatures

10. Caterpillar Miniatures

No little builder’s toy box is complete without these miniature caterpillar machines. Your tot can really feel like a job site manager with every vehicle needed to build their dream structures, in one-inch scale that is.
Worksite Sandbox

11. Worksite Sandbox

Zen sand garden plus children’s sandbox plus construction site equals awesome gift for the engineer-minded child in your life. They can build a wall, smash it to bits and then ruminate on the impermanence of life all with this one toy.
Handyman’s Tool Belt

12. Handyman’s Tool Belt

These teensy tools will help the tiny builders in your life build dexterity for when it’s time to graduate to young adult tools. Bonus, there really isn’t much they can damage with these practice tools, but that hammer is going to get banged a lot. Do with that information what you will.
Safety Vest

13. Safety Vest

It’s never too early to practice safe building. Every young engineer needs a starter safety vest. Pairs well with an itsy bitsy tool belt, a junior league hard hat, and a foreman’s confident attitude.
Dump Truck Dinnerware

14. Dump Truck Dinnerware

Letting a child eat off of a plate that is designed to look like a dump truck is one of the joys of life. Your tot won’t be fazed at all by the implications of eating from a dump truck, but you will, and that’s why it’s funny.
I’m Digging Being Two Tshirt

15. I’m Digging Being Two Tshirt

Only two years old and already ready to operate the bulldozer. Sound like your kid? Well, have we got a shirt for you.
Work Zone Play Set

16. Work Zone Play Set

Dressing up for a game of make believe just got a smidge more real. When your tot dons this work zone outfit, get out of the way, because if you’re not in safety gear, there’s no place for you on the job site!
Constructive Eating Dinnerware

17. Constructive Eating Dinnerware

The fascination with all things construction doesn’t stop at the dinner table, and why should it? With a dinnerware set like this, your little builder can make a mashed potato house with a meatloaf foundation and green pea landscaping all while eating a balanced meal.
Lego Juniors Construction Site Blocks

18. Lego Juniors Construction Site Blocks

Junior’s first job-site themed lego kit features a large articulated crane among other construction vehicles and tools. Engineers can get their start early with this comprehensive, easy to build set.
Construction Placemat

19. Construction Placemat

Make mealtimes epic for your builder in training. This construction site placemat will keep junior occupied during dinner, and maybe give them some inspiration for their next big lego project. Hey, some kids like to look at dump trucks while they eat, and that’s okay.
Builder’s Backpack

20. Builder’s Backpack

This simple book-bag/backpack declares to the world, “I want to build it all!” When your kid’s life revolves around backhoes and dump trucks, this is the backpack to wear over the orange safety vest. It also sits nicely above a miniature tool belt, FYI.
Click A Brick Mighty Machines

21. Click A Brick Mighty Machines

When your little buddy starts showing an interest in building and construction, these Click A Brick blocks will give them something positive to focus that energy on. Each set creates a bulldozer, a backhoe, a helicopter and a crane so your kiddo can build the things that build the things!
Junior Construction Helmet

22. Junior Construction Helmet

Keep your little builder’s noggin safe and sound with this play hard hat. This should be required for all kids, regardless of whether or not they love construction.
Caterpillar Flash Light/ Nightlight

23. Caterpillar Flash Light/ Nightlight

When your little person’s bedroom is decorated to resemble a construction site, there is literally no better nightlight. For parents, it’s also a great tool for finding miniature backhoes that have been shoved under the couch.

Boys Construction Toys | Buying Guide

Boys love to build things, and construction toys provide the perfect outlet for their creativity.

Whether it's creating a skyscraper out of blocks, assembling a car from a kit, or building a tower out of Lincoln logs, construction toys offer hours of entertainment. If you're looking for a gift for the boy in your life who loves to build, take a look at these five great construction toy options.

Toys that let boys use their imagination

LEGO sets

LEGO sets are a classic choice for boys construction toys. With so many different sets available, there is something for every boy's interests.

Kinetic sand

This sand sticks to itself, so kids can create all sorts of structures without the mess of traditional sand.


These simple plastic rods and balls can be used to create anything from a simple car to an elaborate Ferris wheel.

Toys that let boys build real things

These toys let boys build real things that they can play with, and they provide hours of fun for boys of all ages.

Hot Wheels track

These tracks allow boys to create winding courses for their cars.

Magna Tiles

These colorful tiles can be put together to create any number of shapes and structures.

Lincoln Logs

These classic logs can be used to build everything from a small cabin to a large fortress.

Construction toys are a great way for boys to express their creativity and have fun. They can build anything they imagine, from houses and cars to robots and dinosaurs. Construction toys help boys learn problem-solving skills and develop dexterity and coordination.

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