We all know that the holiday season is really about spending time with loved ones, but when you love a truck driver, much of their time is spent away from you. Giving a present that will help them on the road is a meaningful way to show the truck driver in your life that you appreciate all of their hard work. We’ve put together some gift ideas that your trucker is sure to love.
Make the Drive More Comfortable
From long days and nights alone on the road to sleeping and showering in small spaces, truck drivers have a pretty different lifestyle from the average person. One useful gift is a portable shower caddy. You can even fill it with new soap, shampoo, and body wash for a thoughtful touch. Another gift that your trucker will appreciate is an electric heated blanket that will keep him or her warm on cold nights sleeping in the truck bed.
If they don’t already have one, a GPS unit designed specifically for commercial vehicle use is a perfect gift for truck drivers. Most normal GPS systems aren’t equipped with all of the information that truck drivers need. If your trucker already has a GPS to help navigate drives, consider a gift that will make those drives more comfortable. Seat cushions for pain relief come in many styles that are designed specially to combat discomfort and provide lumbar support.
Think About Your Trucker’s Interests
Not everything has to be practical–some things can be practical and fun. A gift such as a satellite radio or audiobook subscription will help your trucker stay alert on the road and provide entertainment. Similarly, personalized mud flaps are a great gift that combines usefulness and fun. There are plenty of companies that provide custom designs for mud flaps, so no matter what a truck driver is passionate about, they can let the world know.
Give Them a Connection to Home
For the trucker that misses home, you might want to choose a Bluetooth headset that will allow him or her to chat with family and friends in a safe and hands-free manner. Another gift for drivers looking for a piece of home is a slow cooker where they can make their favorite family recipes. The best part is that the food will cook as they drive!
Tis the Season
Make the holidays a little more special this year by putting thought into your gifts. Sure, socks are great, but why not pick out something that your loved one can really use and enjoy? We hope this gift guide helps you find the perfect present for the truck driver in your life!