Wednesday, 09 November 2016 GMT
Author: Staveley Head
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the trucker in your life this Christmas then hopefully our guide will get you in the spirit and give you some inspiration.
we’re looking at some of the gifts that truckers might like to find under the tree on Christmas day.
Overnight stays on your own can feel like a bit of a chore and are boring at the best of times. As a means of entertainment then a tablet would be a brilliant idea. With so many options out there, you are spoilt for choice. Tablets are great for reading books, watching movies and playing games to video calls and instant messaging. With their small size and versatility they make the perfect gift for a trucker.
Portable Coffee Maker
There are not many things more comforting than a warm cup of coffee on a cold winter’s morning, especially if you’ve got a long trip to make. Coffee will help give a kick start in the morning after spending a night in the cabin, and help keep you alert throughout the day. Portable coffee makers are perfect for anyone travelling long distances in a vehicle, because they are easy to use, don’t take up too much room and plug into your vehicles 12v cigarette lighter. Ideal for those chilly winters mornings.
Sitting down for a long time whilst on the road might not be doing the waistline much good, especially if you’re easily tempted by some of the unhealthy foods that can be found in motorway service stations. Eating healthier snacks will obviously be better for you and can increase energy levels. Snack companies give you the option to subscribe to monthly or weekly snack boxes, letting you choose your favourite healthy snacks. Perfect for that January diet!
Truck Specific Sat-Nav
Looking for a really handy gift? Then look no further than a truck specific sat-nav. These are extremely useful for drivers using large vehicles because they take into account the size of the vehicle you are driving and will navigate you around any low bridges or narrow roads, helping you get to your destination without any mishaps.
Pressure Relieving Cushion
Hours on the road and sitting in the same position can really take its toll, causing discomfort and even pain. A pressure relieving cushion that is designed for long hours at the wheel can help to relieve some discomfort.
These handy gadgets are the perfect gift for drivers who spend lots of time on the road. Air purifiers clean the air in the cabin, prevent dust particles and germs from being inhaled and improve breathing, helping to keep you alert and awake on long drives.
Dash cams are becoming increasingly popular in the UK, and would make a fantastic gift for the trucker in your life. These cameras start recording as soon as your vehicle starts, giving you peace of mind if you’re involved in an accident, knowing that everything has been recorded and that you can provide evidence to your insurers. They are also brilliant for catching the unexpected whilst out on the road. Check out the video below!
Why not treat your trucker to a subscription of their favourite trucking magazine this Christmas, helping them to stay entertained and up to date on industry news and events? Most magazines can be ordered in either print or digital format, and 6 month or 12 month subscriptions.
At this time of year, the low winter sun can be dazzling and cause glare on the roads especially if they are wet (which is fairly often in the UK). Polarized sunglasses help protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and cut out bright light and glare from the road, helping to improve your vision and safety whilst driving.
Light Hearted Gifts
Christmas is a time for a bit of fun and there are plenty of quirky gifts out there. From t-shirts and mugs with funny slogans to key rings that will make ideal stocking fillers or small gifts.
We hope that this guide has been useful and you’ve been given some inspiration to find the gift that will put a smile on your truck-drivers face this Christmas.