The holiday season is finally here! Snow is falling and stockings are hanging–but drivers are still rolling. As we cross friends and family off our shopping lists, a lot of us struggle to find gift ideas for truck drivers. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are some holiday gift ideas any driver would love to unwrap.
1. Slow Cooker
Who says you have to be at home to enjoy a home-cooked meal? Slow cookers give drivers the ability to cook a warm, hearty meal wherever the road may take them. During those long hauls, slow cookers fill the cab with delicious smells and give them something to look forward to when they pull over for the night. Bonus: we’ve got some driver-approved recipes right here.
2. Polarized Sunglasses
A good pair of sunglasses goes a long way with drivers. Glare can come from anywhere, whether it’s the bright sun or another driver’s headlights. Having a nice pair of polarized sunglasses cuts down on glare and keeps drivers safe on the road. Remember, drivers will wear them for hours at a time, so find a pair that balances comfort and style.
3. Media Subscriptions
Even miles away from home, drivers love a good binge session of TV shows and movies. Consider buying your driver a subscription to a popular video streaming service, like Netflix or Hulu, to enjoy during their off hours. Your gift could also keep them entertained during the day, with a subscription to Audible for audiobooks or Spotify and Sirius XM for music.
4. New Bedding
Everyone loves the feeling of going to bed with fresh sheets. Drivers are no different. A new set of sheets, comforters and pillow cases will brighten their days and boost their motivation. Plus, it may even help your driver sleep better at night–and who doesn’t love the gift of a good night’s sleep?
5. DIY Gifts
If you’d prefer not to buy a gift, any driver would love a homemade keepsake to keep in the cab. You could make a miniature scrapbook, paint a coffee mug, put together a recipe book or make a personalized keychain. The options are truly endless. As long as it’s easy to stow in the cab and comes directly from you, your driver will love it.
What Not to Get
We’d hate to see you buy a gift that your driver can’t use. This time of year, we see a lot of people who want to gift mini fridges or heaters. These are all great ideas–and that’s why we included them in the cab of every Dynamic Transit truck.
Although it may seem difficult to come up with gift ideas, drivers are an easy bunch to shop for once you know how your gift could improve their day-to-day life. We hope these ideas help you get started. Happy shopping!