Safety and comfort are right there at the top of the list when it comes to buying gifts for truck drivers, and this list has loads of both. Filled with essentials such as emergency tools and inflatable beds to fit over wheel wells, there are also items which will make them feel less alone, like a sweet keychain from the kids, or a mini coffee maker to make their cab a home from home.
Help them keep everything close at hand but super tidy, too, with the Cab Commander. Designed to fit to the passenger seat, this organizer holds drinks, files, and folders, as well as a laptop, and has space for a cell phone and tools while keeping the cab neat and clean.
LEATHERMAN P4 Multitool with Magnetic Locking
While life on the open road undoubtedly has its perks, one drawback is the lack of storage space inside the truck. Do away with lots of tools and utensils by swapping them for this remarkable 21-in-1 multi-tool, which opens with a simple push of the thumb.
Purple Ultimate Seat Cushion
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Spending hours and hours in the driving seat can create havoc with the back, which can make it almost impossible to drive. Give them the gift of comfort with the Purple Ultimate Seat Cushion. With contouring designed to improve posture and relieve pressure, it makes driving a pleasure again.
I Just Dropped a Load Trucker Coffee Mug
If they rely on caffeine to keep them awake on their long-distance drives, let them drink it from a mug that makes them smile. This funny trucker-themed one comes in various sizes and styles, and is printed on both sides in ink that won’t fade or rub away.
Polarized Oakley Trucker Sunglasses
Driving when it’s sunny can really put a strain on the eyes which will result in headaches, making it difficult to concentrate. These Oakley sunglasses filter 100% of all UVA, UVB, and UVC as well as blue light, to keep his eyes safe while also looking incredibly cool, too.
LARQ Self-cleaning Water Bottle
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It’s incredibly important to stay hydrated throughout the day, but when you’re stuck in a cab, access to clean drinking water can be limited. The LARQ bottle actually cleans the water inside every two hours by using bacteria and virus-killing UV-C light, while keeping drinks hot or cold as desired.
Towels are essential when you’re on the road, but they can take up unnecessary space. The NanoDry towel folds up into a tiny pocket-sized shell, yet has the capacity to hold up to 2.3 times its weight in moisture. It’s also treated with an antimicrobial coating to ward off bacteria.
Scrubba Portable Laundry System
If they’re going to be away for more than a few days, clean clothes can be a problem. Solve it with the Scrubba Wash Bag. This clever gizmo allows anyone to quickly and safely wash clothes without the need for a washing machine, or even a restroom basin.
Truck Bed Air Mattress
Make sure they have a good night’s sleep with an inflatable mattress which has been specially designed to fit over the wheel wells of a pick-up truck. Topped with a soft fabric for even more comfort, this mattress also comes with a 12V DC cigarette lighter-operated pump for fast inflation.
Ultra-Light Acoustic Travel Guitar
If they like to while away the time by playing the guitar, this travel version will be ideal. 43% lighter and 31% shorter than a standard acoustic, this guitar can be plugged into an amp or recording device, and provides the same playing experience as a full-size instrument.
An absolute essential for anyone who drives regularly, this emergency hammer could well save their life. With a knuckle guard to protect the hands when smashing windows, this tool also includes a concealed blade which will quickly and easily slice through jammed seatbelts. Dashboard or console bracket included.
Men's Leather Work Gloves
Loading and unloading can really take a toll on a trucker’s hands, but these durable abrasion and puncture-resistant work gloves will help to protect them. Made from 100% grain cowhide, they include a leather palm patch to improve grip, and adjustable wrists to keep dirt and debris out.
Smart Pack Travel Set
Space saving and stylish, this travel set consists of seven expandable cubes and bags, each one with a different purpose. Marked on the outside for easy identification, these bags hold clothes, shoes, electronics, and toiletries, and also include a document wallet to hold passport, cash, and cards in one place.
With so much traffic on the roads, it’s vital to use a dash cam in case of accidents and disputes. This dash cam records crystal clear footage both day and night, and can even pick up licence plates and other small details, while allowing easy transfer to police and insurance companies.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
They can pause, rewind, and replay live satellite radio with the SiriusXM SXPL1V1 Onyx Plus Satellite Radio. Playable through an in-dash audio system, it features a color touchscreen display, shows album art and graphics, and can store up to 20 Smart favorite channels so they can find them every time.
12v Electric Powered Cooler
There’ll be no excuse for eating junk food on the road when they have this brilliant fridge-freezer in their truck. Suitable for both refrigerating and freezing, this durable, weatherproof cooler even has a separate compartment for fresh fruit and veg, and runs on 12/24 Volts DC and 120 Volts AC.
Trucker Dad Keychain
This key chain would make a beautiful Father’s Day or birthday gift for truck driver dads. The hand stamped metal rectangle reads ‘Drive safe Daddy’ along with an image of a truck, while the smaller tag can be stamped with a choice of three sweet, caring phrases.
Bracketron Gear Rack
Brilliantly helpful and designed for those who spend a lot of time driving trucks, this gear rack will prove invaluable. The flexible bar will bend to fit almost any dash (and even goes around corners), and can hold both a mobile phone and a GPS device.
Armor All Microfiber Car Cleaning Towels
They’ll have a multitude of uses for this bumper pack of microfiber cloths. Machine washable, these cloths can be used dry to pick up dust and debris using static, or wet to wipe away more stubborn marks; they save on single-use paper towels, too, so they’re great for the environment.
Still Plays with Trucks Trucker Shirt
If trucks were their favorite toys when they were kids, this tee will tell the world that even though they’re all grown up, they still play with them now. Available in seven different colors, this shirt is soft and comfortable, and comes in seven unisex sizes.
Roadside Expansion Kit
We always think it won’t happen to us, but accidents or breakdowns can affect anyone. Make sure they’re prepared with this essential kit, which is small enough to stow under a seat, but contains a shovel, flare, battery charger, and more so if the worst happens, they can deal with it.
Portable Car Vacuum Cleaner
When someone spends as much time behind the wheel as a trucker does, it stands to reason that it’s going to get messy. This portable vacuum cleaner makes short work of both wet and dry spills, and features a 16ft power cord which plugs into the lighter port.
Timberland Waterproof Ankle Boot
Hard working and comfortable, these Timberland boots are ideal for the wear and tear of life on the road. Made from full grain leather, the uppers are waterproof and offer quick lacing with hooks at the top, so they’re easy to change in and out of.
Keurig K-Mini Plus Coffee Maker
If they miss their freshly brewed coffee when they’re away from home, the Keurig K-Mini Plus Coffee Maker makes an excellent gift idea. Compatible with Keurig K-Cup pods, this scaled down machine makes single serve coffee and even caters for travel mugs up to 7 inches tall.
Music is a great soother, and after a long day’s driving, it’s the perfect way to relax and unwind. The Marine Band 1896 harmonica (favored by Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen), is small enough to slip into the pocket, but will provide hours of entertainment and creativity.
Getting caught short with nowhere to ‘go’ is every driver’s nightmare, but luckily there’s a solution. This unisex emergency urinal shrinks to make it super portable and discreet, while the leak-proof lid means that contents stay securely inside until it’s emptied, even if it’s knocked over.
Carhartt Trucker Cap
With a pre-curved visor for shielding eyes, this Carhartt Men’s Buffalo Sandstone Cap is made from 100% cotton and features a mesh back to keep heads cool even when it’s hot outside. With a choice of five vintage washed colors, it also comes with the official Carhartt logo on the front.
YETI Roadie 20 Cooler
With space for up to 14 cans, the YETI Roadie will keep drinks colder for longer thanks to a whopping 2 inches of Permafrost insulation. Certified bear-resistant, this cooler can certainly stand up to the rigors of life on the road, and that includes the heavy duty rubber T-Rex latches.
Classic Stainless Steel Thermos
You can get quite a lot of coffee in a 40oz flask, but it’s no good if it goes cold after a few hours. This Thermos King will keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours, making it an invaluable gift they’ll use all year long.
Trucker's Friend Demolition & Multitool
We never know what conditions we’ll face when we drive, so it pays to be equipped for any eventuality. This multi-tool combines an axe, hammer, spanner, nail-puller, tire chain hook, and pry bar which make light work of cutting branches, breaking ice, pulling out nails, and more.
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