Practical gift ideas for truck drivers.
I’m the proud wife of a trucker and have been for over 10 years now. Whether it’s your husband or brother, most families have a trucker in their life. And let me fill you in a little secret. Men LOVE practical gifts!! This means that finding a gift for the truck driver in your life is super easy!
Not excluding the ladies, but women make up only 6% of the trucking industry so I think it’s safe to say men here 😉
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Gift Ideas for Truckers
Stocking Stuffers for Truck Drivers
It can feel really cliche to buy someone socks but trust me. Men appreciate high quality socks. Wool socks keep your feel warm in the winter and cool in the summer. My husband swears by Smartwools and doesn’t buy anything else!
Even with electronic logs, truckers still have plenty of paperwork to fill out. Therefore they need a good pen and I guarantee you this will put a smile on his face to see these! I am a bit of a pen snob and Pilot G2s are an excellent pen at an affordable price.
Sometimes a pen ISN’T just a pen. I’m a girl so I had no idea these things existed! It’s a pen for everyday use as well as a tool that can be used for self-defense. When we think about trucking being a dangerous job, we often think of driving conditions, but truckers can find themselves in some pretty sketchy areas and may need a way to defend themselves.
I was never a believer in bullet journals until I tried these notebooks. Game-changer!! They are light, compact, and perfect for writing down anything and everything. Ditch the sticky notes and scratch paper and get yourself one of these babies! I mean, gift one of these babies.
Sometimes truckers need the most random things or something you have no idea what it is. Gift cards, especially from Amazon, are the perfect gift because they can get what they truly need.
Whether it’s for an emergency or for fidgeting while waiting, a Zippo is great tool for your arsenal.
Both of these are an everyday carry essential. They are another item that doesn’t feel like you are giving them something super cool, but they are greatly appreciated!
Truck Driver Gift Ideas
An automatic watch will make all the difference for any man. Every man deserves a nice watch and this Seiko is my husband’s favorite. It’s stylish, water-resistant to 200M, and he will cherish it for years to come.
This leather hanging bathroom kit will please men and women truckers alike! This timeless design features 4 internal pockets and can hang or lay flat. It has a lifetime guarantee and is one of Amazon’s choices!
Another dopp kit option for under 20 bucks! This canvas toiletry bag has a thick leather handle and a study metal zipper making it perfect for stashing in a duffel bag!
Caffeine is life to truck drivers and while not every truck stop has great coffee, EVERYWHERE has hot water to make tea. Jocko white tea is my husband’s favorite.
Since you have the Jocko white tea coursing through your veins, you might as well get after it!! Kettlebells offer a great workout and don’t take up much room. Trucking is a sedentary job so getting up and moving when you can is a must!
Another practical item that’s great for all men, not just truckers. This sling-type backpack is “a fully customizable tactical bag with adjustable cushioned shoulder strap made of water resistant sturdy, lightweight nylon. an be used as a multipurpose bag, survival bug out bag, range or hunting bag, army or military backpack, tactical sling pack, hiking rucksack, or as an everyday shoulder backpack.” My husband has this exact bag and it’s great!
I can’t tell you how much I love this thing. My daughter got one for her birthday and it is so comfortable, easy to put up, lightweight, and, again, doesn’t take up much room. Being away from home is hard so it’s nice to have way to relax.
Work Gifts for Truckers
An atlas you say?! You really need one in the age of GPS? Yes, yes you do. Service isn’t always reliable but maps are. “Part of the #1 selling trucker’s road atlas line, the new and updated Large Scale Motor Carrier’s Road Atlas features maps that are 37% larger than the regular Motor Carriers’ maps, laminated tear and water resistant pages, and tough, spiral binding for stay-flat pages.”
But if you want to purchase a GPS for your trucker, this is the one to get! This one was recommended to my husband by a fellow trucker and he LOVES IT! Routing, traffic, and road warnings are just some of the perks of this awesome GPS system.
Utility bar/4-in-1 tool for prying, splitting, board bending, and demolition. Great for breaking down materials, opening trailer doors, and taking care of an mishaps that occur.
Many trucks come with small refrigerators these days, but they aren’t always super cold. Yeti makes the best coolers that keep things cold for hours. They are well worth the investment. This size fits perfectly on the passenger seat where many truckers store their cooler.
Again, I am a huge Yeti fan and their tumblers are the best and well worth the price. Keep your cold drinks cold and your hot drinks hot! They are super sturdy and survive the traveling that truckers do.
This reliable, heavy-duty flashlight is like no other flashlight out there. It has a 1600 maximum lumens output and 283 meters beam distance. It’s an ultra-compact flashlight that comes with a rechargeable battery. It’s heavy duty but lightweight enough that you don’t know you are carrying it!
“Multi-beam headlamp designed for proximity lighting, movement, and distance vision. White and red lighting for nocturnal stealth.”
There is a saying amongst men, “I have a leatherman, I can help!” This multitool is a life-saver on the road. “The Surge is equipped with 21 tools, including knives, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, an electrical crimper, a wire stripper, scissors, bottle and can openers, files, a saw with blade exchanger, an awl, and a ruler.” Men love gadgets and this is the ultimate gadget!
“21 double-ended bits in a variety of sizes including hex, Torx, Phillips, Robertson, Pozi, and slotted screwdriver varieties.”
Truckers need to make use of every space in their truck and these seat organizers are genius! It fits over the back of the headrest and is a great place to store things you need easy and quick access to.
High quality sunglasses are a small price to pay for seeing clearly on the road!
Gloves will help trucking not be such a dirty job. Mechanix gloves are the freaking best. They are very durable and machine washable.
An organizer for all his everyday carry needs! Avoid the clutter with this pocket organizer. An organizer for keys, pens, flashlight, all in one place. Effecient enough for all your gear, but small enough to slip in a backpack or even cargo pockets!
The more electronic gadgets you have, the more charger cords you need! This large organizer is even big enough to store your iPad. The thick waterproof coating is easy to carry and will keep all your cords neatly organized.
Everyone has a different preference for headphones or headsets but these BlueParrott B450-XT Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headset are one of Amazon’s top purchased items!
With Audible you get 1 book each month for $14.95/month, 30% off the price of additional audiobook purchases, and you can cancel anytime. Your books are yours to keep, even if you cancel. It’s great for those hard to find audiobooks that your library may not have.