Struggling to think of thoughtful gifts for truck drivers? Figuring out what type of present they’d like or find useful isn’t easy. Don’t worry – I’m here to help.
I’ve rounded up 25 gifts your favorite trucker will love. There are loads of practical suggestions and a few home comforts too. They’ll all make life on the road that little bit easier.
Gerber Gear Truss Multi-tool
Every trucker needs a good multi-tool to help them fix and maintain their rig. The Gerber Gear Truss is designed to meet the demands of the U.S. military, so it’s incredibly reliable.
The Truss has 17 locking tools, including pliers, screwdrivers, and blades. It’s lightweight and comes with a belt pouch to keep this handy tool close at all times. This is a practical gift your truck driver won’t leave home without.
Igloo 12-Volt Cooler
This 12-volt cooler is the ideal way to keep your trucker’s food and beverages cool. There are lots of truck stops – but some drivers want to save money by bringing their own meals, snacks, and drinks.
The Igloo fridge has a 40 Quarts capacity and plugs into a 12V outlet in the cab. It’s a lot more convenient than dealing with a cooler full of melting ice. Truck drivers will love this thoughtful gift.
Uniden Bearcat 880 CB Radio
Keep your trucker in the loop with this CB radio. It’s an important tool – they rely on CB radio for the latest road updates and emergency alerts. This Uniden model offers full 40-channel coverage and NOAA weather alerts.
It has all of the adjustments and settings a professional driver expects from a high-end CB radio. This is an essential gift for truckers who pass through areas with poor cell coverage.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite is the perfect gift idea if your favorite trucker likes to read. They’ll gain access to a library of over 2 million books, audiobooks, and lots more.
This e-reader device has a backlit display perfect for reading in dark truck cabins. The battery lasts for up to 10 weeks, so it won’t need charging on the road. This is an excellent gift for truckers who like to wind down with a good book.
Everbeam H6 Pro LED Head Torch
A head torch is an excellent gift idea for truck drivers. They often have to prepare their rig early in the morning while it’s still dark. Having both hands free makes this process much easier.
The super-bright LED head torch has 5 light modes and a motion sensor for gesture control. It charges via USB and offers 10 hours of white light or 30 hours of red light. Your driver will wonder how they lived without this practical item.
Garmin Dash Cam 45
Protect your trucker’s insurance premiums with a Garmin dashcam. This device will record the road ahead in high-quality HD and prove your driver did nothing wrong. Lane departure warnings and other safety features also help keep your trucker safe.
It’s GPS-enabled and can also give warnings about nearby speed cameras. The unit’s compact size reduces distractions in the cab and makes it easy to install. It’s an essential item for any professional driver.
Guardian Angel Personal Safety Light Bar
If your truck driver has to stop at the roadside at night, this personal light bar will help keep them safe. It mounts to a hardhat or safety vest for hands-free operation. Strong magnets in the device mean it can also be attached to the truck.
The 360° light bar can be set to flashing and continuous modes, creating a clear warning for other road users. It’s a thoughtful gift option for your special truck driver.
Deep Tissue Massage Gun
Searching for a gift that will soothe your truck driver’s aching muscles? Then this deep tissue massage gun is a great way to combat muscle soreness after a long day behind the wheel.
It has 20-speed settings and 10 attachments designed to relax every part of the body. The handheld device has a travel case and offers 4 hours of run time from the rechargeable battery. Your trucker will love breaking this present out at the next rest stop.
Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker
The Keurig K-Mini coffee maker is the perfect gift for truck drivers who love a good cup of coffee. It’s an easy-to-use pod-based system that makes the perfect brew every time. The compact design makes it easy to slip into a bag or store in a cab.
It only holds enough water for 1 cup at a time, so there’s no risk of water spilling everywhere when underway. This is a fantastic gift for coffee-loving truckers.
Emergency First Aid Kit
Ensure your truck driver is prepared for emergencies with this compact first aid kit. It has all of the essentials they’ll need to support themself or someone else until medics arrive.
The kit has been assembled by U.S. military veterans and comes in a handy grab bag. It can be mounted in the truck and has a quick-release tab for easy access. This gift could save someone's life.
Memory Foam Mattress
Give your favorite truck driver the gift of a great night’s sleep. This comfy mattress is the ideal replacement for the thin, worn mattress in their truck’s cabin.
The memory foam supports and adapts to the contours of the body. The mattress rolls up and comes with a handy travel bag. It's perfect for anyone who’s constantly swapping rigs. Your trucker will wake up feeling refreshed after a night with this present.
Polarized Aviator Sunglasses
Protect your trucker’s eyesight with a pair of stylish, polarized aviator sunglasses. They have a UV protective coating that blocks harmful rays from the sun. The polarized sunglasses also help reduce glare, keeping eyes feeling fresher for longer.
I’ve picked out this neutral “gun black” design, but the frames and lenses also come in various bright colors. A pair of sunglasses is an awesome gift for truckers in sunny states.
Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth Headset
This Bluetooth headset makes it easy and legal for your trucker to take calls on their cell when driving. The noise-canceling mic blocks out road noise to ensure they can be heard.
People say it’s comfortable to wear for long periods, so there’s no need to keep taking it off and on. It can also stream music or audiobooks from your trucker’s smartphone. Truckers will appreciate this handy device.
Orthopedic Seat Cushion
Make your truck driver more comfortable with this orthopedic seat cushion. Long hours in the driving seat can take a toll on the spine. This memory foam cushion helps relieve and prevent back pain.
There’s a cooling gel layer for added comfort on long drives. The cushion has a non-slip base to keep it in one place. There’s also a machine-washable cover to ensure it stays fresh. Drivers say it makes a huge difference.
SiriusXM Onyx Plus Satellite Radio
This satellite radio is an incredible gift if your trucker loves listening to music. Unlike regular radio, every station is available almost anywhere in the United States. That means no more hunting for stations every time they pass through a new town.
The radio comes with a universal mounting kit and a free 3-month subscription to the Sirius package. There’s an ongoing subscription fee, but I think it’s great value entertainment for truckers.
RoadPro 12-Volt Slow Cooker
Want to help your favorite trucker eat healthy food easily? Then this 12 V slow cooker is a fabulous gift idea. They can heat up tasty stews and other meals in the removable stoneware crock.
With a 1.5 quart capacity, they could even share food with fellow truckers. The lid has a cord to hold it in place, allowing the slower cooker to do its thing on the road. This is an excellent present for truckers who are fed up with fast food.
Wells Lamont Cowhide Leather Work Gloves
Protect your truck driver’s hands with this pair of cowhide leather work gloves. Hitching trailers, fastening loads, and connecting air lines are pretty hard on the hands. These gloves will take the strain and make your trucker more comfortable as they work.
They’re reinforced in all the right places and have added flexibility where it’s required. These gloves are built to last and will keep your trucker’s hands safe for many years to come.
Tidify Seat Organizer
If your trucker is always swapping rigs, this seat organizer is a great way to keep their things together. There are dedicated spaces for a laptop, tablet computer, water bottle, and lots more.
It has a handy shoulder strap for easy carriage. This also doubles as a way to secure the organizer to the passenger seat. They’ll love being able to park up the company truck, grab this bag, and haul ass home.
Sleep Eye Mask
This sleep eye mask will help your driver fall asleep when they need a well-earned rest. If they’ve been driving through the night, this mask will help block out ambient light.
It’s also useful for nights at truck stops where the lights from passing vehicles make it hard to nod off. The mask is made from super soft memory foam for maximum comfort. Your truck driver won’t be able to thank you enough once they’ve tried this out.
Truck Phone Mount Holder
A phone holder is a brilliant gift idea for any safety-conscious trucker. This model has an extra-long arm – perfect for truck cabs where the windscreen is much further away.
The phone cradle clamps down securely to ensure the device doesn’t fall out on uneven roads. It uses a suction cup mount which is easy to install and remove. This is a practical gift they’ll use all the time.
Truck Driver Keychain
This keychain is the perfect truck driver gift for someone you love. It carries a sentimental message that reads, “May all the roads lead you back to me.” The brass and black enamel design will appeal to truckers, so they’ll want to use it.
The keychain has a handy sprung metal clasp that’s perfect for hooking it to a bag or belt loop. It’s a heartfelt gift that will ensure their GPS always finds the quickest route home.
Bestek 300W Power Inverter
Help keep your trucker’s appliances powered up on long trips with this Bestek power inverter. It plugs into the truck’s 12V cigarette lighter and converts the supply to 110V AC.
It has 2 outlets and 2 USB sockets – it’s ideal for powering coffee machines, TVs, laptops, and more. The rugged metal housing will survive truck life and has a built-in fuse for added safety. This gift will give your truck driver power anywhere.
SnapSafe Keyed Lock Box
Keep your trucker’s possessions safe with this keyed lockbox. They can keep their valuables locked away and hidden out of sight. It’s made from alloy steel and has a padded lining. There’s also a strong steel security cable to tether the box to a fixture in the truck.
If your trucker carries a pistol, the box meets TSA firearm requirements. It’s one of those practical gift ideas for truck drivers that will give them peace of mind.