28 Holiday Gifts for Truck Drivers
The holidays are right around the corner, and you want to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. If you have a truck driver in your life, you might be stumped by the type of gift they’ll enjoy and use.
We’ve created this list of 28 gifts for truck drivers to spark your imagination and help you choose the perfect holiday gift for your loved one. From gadgets to keep them comfortable and safe to entertainment subscriptions and on-the-road dining options, this list has something that will make your truck driver’s holiday a memorable season.
How to decide on the best gifts for truck drivers
Finding the perfect gift for a loved one is challenging enough. How do you choose something that will bring them happiness or make their life a bit easier? As you sift through this list of gifts for truck drivers, you have many factors to consider before making your choice including their professional life.
For example, truckers drive for 11 hours a day and can be away from home for weeks at a time. They spend a long time sitting at the wheel of their rig; they don’t always have access to fresh food; they might not get much exercise. Fortunately, there are plenty of gift ideas for truck drivers that could make their lives easier and more comfortable.
Read through the following list to get 28 holiday gifts for truck drivers ideas.
Truckers work hard, spending hours on the road delivering goods across the country. A gift to help them stay comfortable is sure to be appreciated.
Orthopedic seat cushion
Truck drivers spend hours and hours behind the wheel each day they’re on the road. That’s a long time to sit in a potentially uncomfortable truck seat. An orthopedic cushion set could keep them comfortable while protecting their posture and reducing their risk of back and hip pain later. Alternatively, Purple offers a variety of seat cushions using its Purple Gel Flex™ Grid to reduce pressure points, prevent overheating, and keep your loved one comfortable during long stretches of driving.
Truck drivers also have to contend with sun glare, UV rays, and intense light while driving. A good pair of polarized sunglasses reduce glare keeping the driver’s vision clear and uncompromised. Polarized lenses can also keep your truck driver comfortable, reducing eye strain, headaches, and light sensitivity. Polarized sunglasses are available in a variety of styles and prices from traditional RayBan® aviators to Huckleberry Weekenders.
Prolonged sitting can increase your risk of developing blood clots or deep vein thrombosis. Wearing compression socks can not only support a truck driver’s cardiovascular health but also relieve leg fatigue and cramps. Pro Compression socks are consistently highly rated socks. They’re available in varying degrees of compression and an array of styles.
Deep tissue massage gun
When your loved one is far from home and you can’t rub their shoulders after a long day, a deep tissue massage gun can get the job done. This powerful tool can vibrate up to 3200 rpm to relieve the aches and pains of driving for hours on end. The Vybe Percussion Massage Gun has nine settings and eight attachments to treat every muscle group in the body.
Mattress for their berth
Many truck cabs are equipped with berths for sleeping between shifts, which is critical part of safe driving. Make sure you know the dimensions of your loved one’s berth so you can outfit them with a comfortable mattress and select the correct size. Some highly rated truck mattress brands include: Raney’s, Brooklyn Bedding, and Mattress Insider.
A good pillow
You could also treat your truck driver to a new pillow for their in-cab overnights. Purple makes a variety of pillows using their hypoallergenic honeycomb grid system. You can find options for side, back, and stomach sleepers. Brooklyn Bedding also makes a range of pillows to keep your loved one comfortable overnight.
And while you’re looking through gifts to help your truck driver sleep better between long driving shifts, consider a heated blanket. The Perfect Fit SertaHeated Micro Fleece and Sherpa Throw provides full coverage and five settings to help maintain the perfect temperature. The blanket also has an automatic shut-off safety feature.
Personalized air fresheners
One of the toughest parts of being away from home is missing your family and friends. Why not give your trucker a set of personalized air fresheners with your family’s faces? The air fresheners will not only remind them of all the people who love them at home, but also keep their cabin smelling fresh.
You want the truck driver in your life to stay safe and come home without any accidents or injuries. Consider a Christmas gift to increase their safety while they’re driving.
When it comes to GPS devices, you have plenty of options to choose from. We suggest looking at a GPS programmed specifically for truck drivers. The Garmin dezl 580 LMT-S plans routes based on the size and weight of the truck. It can help your truck driver avoid low bridges, weight restrictions, and roads that don’t allow trucks. The device also lets the driver know about nearby restaurants, gyms, truck stops, shower amenities, and rest areas. This particular GPS also has a built-in Wi-Fi receptor, voice control, and external memory slots. It provides live weather and traffic updates and is compatible with ELDs.
Guardian Angel Light
You don’t want to think of your trucker stranded on the side of the road, but sometimes trucks break down. A Guardian Angel Light can help them stay visible and safe if they’re ever stuck with a broken-down vehicle. The Guardian Angel Light has three settings: an amber light, flashlight, and work light, making it multifunctional. Additionally, the driver can attach the light to their shirt, coat, or hat to boost their visibility at night. Another option to consider is an LED Road Flares Set. This affordable and ultra-bright set of six disc flares has nine different flashing modes to work other motorists of a stopped truck.
Accidents are another worrisome reality of driving. A dash camera can provide valuable evidence to insurance companies when there aren’t any reliable witnesses available. The Garmin Dash Cam 55 has several extras that make it a perfect gift for the trucker in your life. The small device warns drivers of upcoming road hazards and speed cameras. The Garmin Dash Cam 55 is also equipped with voice control to reduce the risk of distracted driving, keeping your trucker’s hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. If an accident occurs, this dash cam also automatically backs up the footage to the SD card.
Wireless phone charger
Space can be a little tight in the cab of a truck, so your loved one might not want to have wires everywhere. But they still need to keep their phone charged so they can stay in touch with you and be safe in the case of an emergency. ZeeHoo is a well-respected brand offering 10 different styles of wireless phone charges.
Speaking of wire-free gadgets, a wireless headset allows your trucker to keep in touch with you and other friends and loved ones while complying with road-safety phone rules. BlueParrot is an industry leader when it comes to Bluetooth headsets. They’re not cheap, but with 10 styles to choose from you can find the perfect fit.
As fatigue is one of the main contributing factors to road collisions, you could give your loved one an anti-sleep alarm. These small devices warn drivers when they begin to get sleepy before their fatigue becomes dangerous. StopSleep is a well-known brand in the industry, however, Amazon features multiple brands at a wide range of price points.
Hours and hours of highway driving can get boring, leading to fatigue and a loss of focus. The truck driver in your life might appreciate some entertainment to pass the time. Audio subscriptions are entertaining without compromising on safety.
Audiobooks are a great way to pass the time on long drives. Audible is the biggest producer and seller of audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. An Audible subscription includes access to thousands of audiobooks, podcasts, Audible original content, and more. You have multiple subscription packages to choose from to tailor the membership to your truck driver’s needs. The platform is easy to use, so your loved one can easily find the entertainment they’re looking for.
SiriusXM satellite radio subscription
Another audio entertainment option is a subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio. SiriusXM offer hundreds of stations, ensuring that everyone can find the perfect mix. Whether your truck driver likes pop music, metal, country, or talk radio, SiriusXM has a selection of stations to keep them entertained during those long stretches of driving.
EpicVue Direct TV
EpicVue specializes in satellite television services for truck drivers so they can kick back and relax during their off time, just like they would at home. You can choose from a variety of subscription packages as well as devices and mounting equipment. EpicVue is a splurge but could be worth it.
If your loved one is more of a reader, you could give them a new Kindle. The Kindle Paperwhite has a 6.8” display, a warm adjustable light, and up to 10 weeks of battery life. The Paperwhite Signature Edition includes wireless charging, an auto-adjusting front light and 32GB of storage. You can always add on a Kindle Unlimited subscription. Subscribers can read as much as they want from a library of over 3 million volumes.
Eating on the Road
Whether the truck driver in your life wants to make healthier food choices, reduce the time spent stopping for food, or you want to show some love with packed homemade meals, a gift to keep them satisfied on the road won’t go amiss.
While the drive-thru can provide an occasional treat, a diet of burgers and fries gets boring quick and is terrible for the waistline and health. Give your trucker a 12 volt cooler so they can keep healthy food cold and crisp while they’re on the road. The Igloo 40 Quart Iceless Thermoelectric 12 Volt Cooler plugs into the auxiliary power outlet with an 8 foot cord and keeps food and drinks cold without ice or the subsequent cooler full of water. This particular cooler is big enough to hold several bottles of water and food items to keep even the hungriest driver satisfied.
Alternatively, if the truck driver in your life prefers a hot lunch, the Sunny Side Solar Powered Self Heating Lunchbox is a great option to keep lunches warm and satisfying. The lunchbox also has a USB cord to provide backup energy to its induction heating technology. It also has a built-in thermometer and sensor to control the temperature of the lunchbox, keeping meals fresh and satisfying. In addition to keeping food fresh for up to twenty hours, it heats food in minutes whenever required.
Portable slow cooker
Alternatively, consider a portable slow cooker with an adapter so your truck driver can use it on the road. Eating a hot meal has never been so easy. The Aotto Personal Portable Oven heats food evenly without over drying. Your trucker can eat healthy, satisfying food and not have to rely on fast food or cold, soggy sandwiches.
Portable coffee maker
There’s nothing quite like a fresh cup of coffee to keep fatigue at bay. However, truck stop, and gas station coffee can be a bit hit and miss when it comes to quality. You can splurge on a Handpresso coffee machine designed specifically for use in trucks and other vehicles. Handpresso makes several onboard machines, so you can choose the perfect option for the long-distance driver in your life. The Pack Handpresso Auto Set Capsule includes everything a driver needs to make a fresh cuppa joe on the road, the machine, cups, and a power adapter cord.
Insulated, shatter proof tumbler
Yeti makes several sizes and styles of stainless-steel tumblers. These cups keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot. They’re nearly indestructible and have splash-proof lids. The tumblers aren’t leakproof – if that’s an important feature to you, consider the Yeti bottles.
Staying tidy and organized
With the relatively limited space in a truck cab, it’s important to stay organized and keep things neat. If the truck driver in your life prefers a tidy work (and living) space, take a look at these gift ideas for truck drivers.
Steering wheel tray attachment
Eating on the road is an inevitable fact of life for a truck driver. A steering wheel tray attachment can catch spills and other food debris, keeping the chair, floor, and overall interior of the cab clean. Your loved one can also use the tray to prop up a laptop or tablet.
Front seat organizer/sun visor organizer
Your truck driver might also like an organizer to fit over the sun visor or the front seat. They can safely and securely store their phone, sunglasses, water bottle or even a laptop with the right device. Help your loved one keep necessities close while reducing clutter.
Portable clipboard case
While most of the paperwork truck drivers need to complete is now electronic and automated, there may still be some paper forms to complete and file. A clipboard case keeps everything organized and in one place.
Even with the most dedicated efforts to keep a truck cab clean, dust, crumbs, hair, and other debris accumulate. The truck driver in your life might like a small portable car vacuum to keep their home away from home clean. The ThisWorx Vacuum cleaners with car accessories have over 11,000 five-star ratings and will remove debris from the tiniest nooks and crannies of the truck cab.
Portable washing machine bag
And finally, after days or weeks on the road, the truck driver in your life may want to wash their clothes. Scrubba makes a wide range of washing machine bags. With just water and detergent, your loved one can wash their clothes in six simple steps from anywhere.
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We hope our list of the 28 best gifts for truck drivers helps you find the perfect present for the road warrior in your life. Helping to keep them comfortable, entertained, and well-fed helps to keep them focused and alert for a safer trip and journey home.
Happy holidays to all!
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