The 8 Best Gift Ideas for Truckers

Do you have someone in the trucking industry in the family that you are having trouble finding the perfect gift for birthdays or Christmas gifts? A good truck driver gift can be tough to think of. Gift cards are too easy and shows that you didn’t put in any effort. Everyone loves a gift tailored to their life or specific interests and needs. Remember truckers put in a lot of hours over long distance on the road. Most would be grateful for practical gifts that were geared towards that reality. There are of course a lot of options but don’t be the one that gives lame gifts such as a seat cushion, coffee mug, or keychain. You want to aim for practical gifts a trucker can use efficiently on the road to make life easier and enjoyable during their long hours in a big rig. For that reason we have put together some great gift ideas for that special trucker. Be sure to click the links as we linked the pages that can be purchased from Amazon and other suppliers. Let’s look at our top picks for a trucker gift to give your favorite truck driver:

Food

Instant Pot

An Instant Pot or crockpot can save the trucker in your life a lot of money by cooking instead of eating out. Everyone knows a great home-cooked meal that takes little effort, always starts with an instant pot. Instant pots are great especially when you are in a semi truck and have little time and want something hearty, filling and delicious. Throw all your ingredients in the pot before you begin your drive, hours later and a couple of stirs here and there, and boom! It’s done. Dinner for one. Ready to be devoured.

Electric Indoor Grill 

While it is a little big for a stocking stuffer, this one is great for truckers. They do not have to be at home to get a perfectly grilled burger or steak. You can even mix it up with some kabobs or grilled chicken sandwich for your next over the road dinner. Compact and small, it’s the perfect size to fit in your truck. Perfect for grilling for one and quick if grilling for friends, it’s a nice addition to your OTR kitchen collection.

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Meal Prep Containers 

Planning ahead can make cooking on-the-go a lot easier. When picking out a gift for a truck consider some of these meal prep containers to store away leftovers eaten out on the road. When they are sealed tight, they will keep you food fresh all week long until it’s time to dig in. Check out the recipes below!

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Air Fryer

Help the trucker you know dump the truck stop food by getting them an air fryer for their truck. They are the new cooking craze! Air fryers give you that crispy, delicious taste, without all the grease and fat. They are healthier and quicker than using grease and a frying pan. Take your favorite guilty pleasure fried chicken wings and switch them out for a healthier recipe instead!

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RESOURCES

Flashlight

Cell phone light doesn’t always cut it. A simple yet effective gift for a trucker is a dependable light source for them to use on the road. Here is a high powered option to keep you safe in dark situations that you need to see. Flashlight-An extra light can always be handy. Even if it’s just a small light attached to your keys.

Safety Kit 

Another practical gift for truckers is a good first aid kit including extra bandages or some gauze. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Be prepared in your time of need with a safety kit filled with lots of helpful medical items.

RELAX

Diffuser

There are several different kinds of diffusers, however, you will probably want a small one for your cab. Essential Oil diffusers blow scented oils into the air, creating a fresh, light aroma for anyone who enters your truck. The soothing mist can help you relax in stressful times, or even help aid better sleep, even in a truck, with a lavender oil scent. It smells delightful and leaves a dim, low light. Perfect for a good night’s sleep!

Warm Blanket

Everyone loves to get cozy but for those who have to spend all day in a truck and sleep in their as well, comfort in a must! Everyone loves to cuddle up with a great book or to watch a favorite movie (again) in their spare time. Make the experience of drifting away into your Netflix escape even better with a warm, fuzzy electric blanket. You can even make your own tie blanket in your free time. All you need is two pieces of fabric (about the same size), some scissors and your hands to tie. Some other convenient option you might want to consider would be a power inverter, mini fridge to keep in the truck, or even a subscription to audible to keep them entertained during their long drives alone on the road.