Useful Christmas Gift Ideas For Surveyors

We’ve put together a list of the 10 best gifts for the architect or surveyor in your life. Whatever your budget, there’s a gift for every surveyor!

Article By: Francesca Burke
Last Update: September 2019

In this article, we present a number of different gift ideas ideal for a surveyor who visits sites, works in an office, travels to work and more. We’re not just talking about land surveyors either – treat the building surveyors and quantity surveyors in your life this Christmas!

To make things easy, we had a few rules when hunting out the Perfect Gift:

  • Must be listed on Amazon (easy to order).
  • Product must be highly reviewed (no less than 4.5 stars).
  • Has to be reasonably priced (we don’t want anything cheaply-made that’s poor quality)

As an architectural and land surveying business, we know the small things that can make a big difference to our everyday lives.

Let’s get started!

When Working on Site


It gets pretty cold in the middle of fields or in a cold construction site. 

A decent pair of thermals will make things a bit more comfortable when working in the cold!

Head Torch

Getting around in dark spaces such as lofts, under properties or in sheds and outbuildings can be tricky.

A decent head torch can save those annoying bangs on the head and can also help light up your notebook as you are writing.

Weatherproof Notebook

Inevitably a surveyor will be working outside in the rain, which can make note-taking almost impossible.

Having a durable notepad that is waterproof can make all the difference on site saving time, energy and making note taking a bit more reliable.

Tape Measure

A quality tape measure will speed up work on site quite significantly. A higher quality tape will be reliable and durable allowing the surveyor to get their jobs completed a bit quicker. There is nothing worse than a rubbish tape!

Laser Distomat

Like a tape measure, a quality laser distomat can make a huge difference on site.

A quality laser will allow you to confidently measure long distances without the need for a tape measure saving precious time and energy.

Steel Toe-Capped Wellington Boots

Any surveyor should be issued with a good pair of work boots. However, on muddy sites these can quickly become bogged down.

A pair of steel toe capped wellies are often better as you can confidently walk through deep puddles and mud knowing your socks won’t get wet!

When Working in the Office


Working in an office can sometimes lead to frustrations with the same songs and adverts being played constantly.

A decent pair of headphones will let you listen to your own music or audiobooks without disturbing others!

Back Massager

Standing up all day on site, and then sitting down all day in the office doing computer work, can cause a bit of a backache and pain.

Using a back massager that is simply placed on the back of your chair is a real game-changer in the office!


They might look like something destined for a primary school pencil case, but surveyors love multicolour pens for their simplicity.

Marking up drawings, taking notes, drawing little sketches etc is a lot easier with a multi coloured pen!

Computer Mouse

A quality, wireless, Bluetooth mouse can make all the difference when working on a computer.

A decent mouse can give users a bit more control, customisation and the ability to get things done a little quicker.

Reusable Coffee Mug

Coffee cups from Costa, Starbucks etc. are currently not recyclable and are disposed of in a landfill.

Having your own cup is a bit more environmentally friendly and often businesses give you a small discount for using them!

Audio Book Subscription

In the office, you are sometimes at the mercy of the person who controls the radio. Alternatively, you might not want to listen to your own music.

An audio book subscription can offer an alternative to music, listening to a book whilst working, great!

Hopefully, this give you a few Christmas gift ideas. If you have any questions or queries I can help with then please let me know in the comments section. Happy to assist!

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