We all want to find the perfect gifts for the special people in our lives, and sometimes that means celebrating who they are and what they do.
Our annual list of Holiday Gifts for Truckers will help you find something for every truck driver on your gift list. We have safety and wellness options, cleaning tools, wearables, something for the driver with a sweet tooth, and more. And while you are at it, pick out something for yourself!
- PERSONALIZED HAT –This classic trucker style hat is custom-made-to-order and can be personalized with a name and you can select the color of the truck shown on the hat. Names can be up to 15 characters long, and the truck is available in nine different colors.
- COMPRESSION SOCKS – Truck drivers spend many hours each day sitting down which can cause leg fatigue. Compression socks are a great way to help combat this fatigue because they aid circulation.
- STEERING WHEEL TRAY – Whether your driver is eating lunch in their truck, or trying to do paperwork, this handy steering wheel tray easily attaches to the steering wheel, providing a stable eating or work surface. It's big enough to hold a laptop, and has a built-in cup holder.
- ANTI-SLEEP WATCH – Driving while drowsy can be as dangerous as driving while under the influence. This Nozzer Anti-Sleep Watch stimulates nervous activity by sending electric impulses up the arm. Also tells time and has built in timer and stopwatch.
- CORDLESS HANDHELD VACUUM – Help your trucker keep their truck spotless and clean with this handy cordless vacuum. It comes with three attachments, a carry bag, filter brush and spare HEPA filter. And best of all, it has a 16 foot cord and uses the 12v aux outlet so it's ready for use anywhere, at any time.
- CHOCOLATE TOOLS - yes, they ARE edible! – For the trucker with a sweet tooth, this dark chocolate tool set looks so realistic your gift recipient might try and actually use them as tools. But don't be fooled, they are delicious! Comes packed in a nice gift box.
- ELECTRIC TRAVEL BLANKET – For those chilly nights (or days) when your trucker just can't get warm enough, this selection of 12-volt heated travel blankets will do the trick. Available in a variety of sizes and colors, you are sure to find the perfect option for your special someone.
- MINI PERCUSSION MASSAGE TOOL – Driving puts stress and strain on the legs, arms, neck, back and more. This small, lightweight and portable percussion massager helps relieve tension and unlocks tight muscles and muscle knots.
- SLEEP MASK – This sleep mask was deemed the Best Sleep Mask of 2022 by CNN. It has an adjustable nose wire so you get a perfect fit resulting in perfect light-blocking. And better yet, the 100% cotton fabric makes it light weight, soft and comfortable. Comes with a travel pouch that includes a carabiner.
- BLUETOOTH NOISE CANCELING HEADSET – Keep your driver hands-free with this selection of noise cancelling, Bluetooth, wireless headsets. With a variety of options and price points, there's bound to be something that fits your budget and will keep your trucking pro connected.
- CUSTOM SNACK BOX – Create a custom snack box from hundreds of available options, including beverages, beverage mixes, salty snacks, sweets, energy bars, dried fruits, nuts and more. Pack your box with old favorites or try something new.
- MOVIES – While VHS tapes and DVDs are not entirely popular anymore, given the streaming options, if your favorite driver still owns a VHS, DVD or BlueRay player, consider gifting them one of these classic movies featuring some terrific actors playing truck drivers (CB radios included!). Include some popcorn with the gift for a "Night at the Movies" experience.
Smokey and the Bandit (1977) - Burt Reynolds, Sally Field and Jerry Reed
Breaker, Breaker (1977) - Chuck Norris
Convoy (1978) - Kris Kristofferson and Ali MacGraw
Over the Top (1987) - Sylvester Stallone and David Mendenhall
Black Dog (1998) - Patrick Swayze, Randy Travis, Meatloaf
Big Rig (2007) - Documentary
Even if you don’t have a certain truck driver for whom these would be good, maybe you can find something for yourself. And if you have your eye on a new or used truck, we’re always happy to help with equipment financing.
Happy holidays and happy gift giving. We wish everyone a safe holiday season and a very prosperous new year.
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Want more ideas? Below are the lists from 2021, 2020 and 2019!
- HERO TRUCKER T-SHIRT –Our truckers are the heroes of delivery. This great T-shirt celebrates dads, truckers, heroes. Available in a variety of sizes, colors and styles.
- CUSTOM TRUCKING COMPANY METAL WALL ART – Help your favorite trucking company display and promote their business with this custom, personalized metal wall art. Great for displaying indoors or outside.
- PORTABLE WOVEN STRAPPING KIT – Don’t let your favorite driver be caught without extra strapping. This portable woven strapping kit contains 250 feet of ¾” woven poly strapping, buckles, tension bar and safety cutter, all in a lightweight duffel bag.
- BLACKOUT SLEEP MASK – This fully adjustable sleep mask with extra-deep eye cups provides zero eye pressure while providing black-out conditions. Perfect for catching a few zzzzs even in brightly lit places.
- QUICK DRY TOWELS – Grabbing a quick shower at the truck stop? These lightweight, easily packable and quick drying microfiber towels are perfect for when you are on the road. Available in 3 sizes and multiple colors.
- HANGING PHOTO FRAMES – Help your favorite driver remember why they work as hard as they do! These small, lightweight photo frames can hang from nearly anywhere, including the rearview mirror. Use your favorite photos of family, friends and/or pets to help remind your driver of home.
- CAB COMMANDER – This car/truck organizer from Duluth Trading Company is perfect for storing your laptop, clipboard, and other paperwork. Large side sleeves hold your travel coffee mug or water bottle. It also has pockets for cell phone, tape measure, flashlight and more. And it easily and securely attaches to the passenger seat for quick, safe access.
- DASH CAMERA – A dash camera can help monitor driving habits or capture video if an incident occurs. This 1080P Full HD 3” Dashboard Camera has a 170 degree wide angle and was rated a “best value” by TheDrive.com.
- AUDIBLE MEMBERSHIP – Give the gift of literature with an Audible Membership. Membership includes access to thousands of audio books, podcasts, and Audible Original productions.
- FIRST AID KIT – Compact and packaged in a stay-dry resealable bag, this first aid kit is easy to store and comes with bandages in various sizes, sunscreen, first aid cream, hand sanitizer, safety pins, gloves, first aid guide and more. Perfect for those little cuts and scrapes.
- POWER INVERTER OR USB CONVERTER – With all the gadgets and gizmos we now carry – phones, tablets, wireless ear buds, smart watches – it seems like something always needs to be charged. This power inverter is perfect for any driver.
- ERGONOMIC SEAT CUSHION – Sitting all day while driving put pressure on the sit bones, tailbone, and sciatic nerve. Help keep the driver in your life comfortable and pain free with this selection of padded, comfortable, ergonomic seat cushions.
- ROADSIDE SAFETY KIT – While we hope there is never an accident or a roadside breakdown, being prepared is a key to staying safe. This truck driver essentials safety kit comes complete with safety vest and gloves, multi-tool flashlight, straps, emergency triangle and more.
- PERSONALIZED MUD FLAPS – Help your favorite truck driver build brand awareness for their trucking company. Personalized mud flaps add that special touch and can be customized with company logos, phone numbers and more.
LANTERN WITH MAGNETIC BASE – having a light is essential for those on the road, and this lantern with a magnetic base is perfect for emergencies. A driver can use it while looking under the hood or keep it in their sleeper for when they are resting.
- THERAPEUTIC ITEMS – sitting in a truck for long hours each day can cause a lot of stress on your whole body, especially your back, neck and tailbone. If you’re looking for a perfect therapeutic gift for a truck driver enduring these pains, consider purchasing a nice seat cushion, massaging chair cover that plugs into the car port.
- MAGNETIC PHONE MOUNT– phones are necessary when you are on the road, but they can also be dangerous. With a phone mount, truckers can easily see and access their phone without endangering themselves and other drivers. This magnetic phone mount, for instance, locks into the vehicle’s air vent and holds the phone securely with a magnet placed inside the phone’s case.
- PORTABLE STOVES OR CROCKPOTS – when you’re constantly on the road, eating healthy may be difficult. Furthermore, it’s easy to get burnt out on gas station food and cold meals. With this lunchbox stove, drivers can pack hot meals for their trip and keep them warm. They can heat up canned soups, leftovers, and even bring homemade meals to cook.
- COFFEE KIT – coffee (or hot chocolate) is a must for truckers and helps them stay alert on their routes. To keep their drinks warmer longer, try this heated travel mug that plugs straight into the truck’s DC port with a 48” power adapter. If you’re looking for a great gift for a coffee drinker, this portable coffee brewer is also a great asset to any big rig.
- MINI FRIDGE OR COOLER – this one is a no-brainer. Truckers oftentimes live in their trucks for days and need to stay hydrated. You could go with a traditional mini fridge (think dorm room size) or go with this portable electric car cooler, which is more versatile and perfect for those truckers that also need a cooler to camp, fish, boat, etc.
- HEATED ICE SCRAPER – you think scraping your car’s windshield is a pain, try scraping a big rig. When defrosters and wiper fluid aren’t enough, this heated ice scraper will do the trick. For your drivers hauling through colder climates, this could be a useful tool throughout multiple months of the year.
- SHOWER BAG WITH TOILETRIES – for a customized and curated gift, buy a hanging carry bag and supply it with all the daily hygiene necessities like a toothbrush, deodorant, shampoo, etc.