21 Best Truck Driver Gifts [Practical, Yet Surprising]

We’ve curated twenty-one of the best, most practical, and (in some instances) surprisingly creative truck driver gifts.

Let’s celebrate the heroes that keep our country well-supplied with groceries, household necessities, building supplies, deliveries, and of course an array of wonderful gifts delivered to your door. Truck drivers cover our country from corner to corner and sea to shining sea!

Long days on the road and longer nights away from their family. Let your favorite trucker know that you are always keeping them close in your heart with the perfect truck driving gift.

10 Best Gifts for Truckers

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1. Steering Wheel Desk

When you are on the road, you’re going to need to eat on the road! This steering wheel tray is perfect. Not only is it extremely lightweight, but this double-sided tray includes space for those delicious milkshakes and even a pen slot for when they are making very important notes!

2. Best Trucker Ever Tumbler

“Best Ever” or “Keep on Truckin'” or anything else you like – Northwest Gifts will personalize this double-walled, stainless steel tumbler any way you want. Its always a hit!

This is the ideal way to honor your favorite trucker with something they’ll actually use. Customized laser engraving is just one of the reasons this tumbler is so popular. You can compare this Polar Camel to the more expensive brands, and it will always come out on top.

Your friend or loved one can Keep On Truckin’ with this personalized tumbler. Your drinks will be icy cold or piping hot for hours to come. No need to stop until you need a refill. Enjoy!

Choose from stainless steel or 6 other beautiful colors.

3. Yeti Cooler

This is the best Yeti cooler out there. You can travel with 18 cans of soda and ice, and your drinks will stay icy cold all day long. This cooler is perfect for keeping sandwiches, fruit, or any items you want to keep cool and fresh. The new design is easy to open-just a flick of the hand will do the trick!

When gifting, you can pack some special snacks for your trucker too. He’ll thank you every time he reaches into the Yeti and pulls out a delicious snack.

These new Yeti coolers are lighter, larger and better performing than the older models. It’s the ultimate trucker gift!

4. Massage Gun

This deep tissue muscle massager provides the relaxing end to a long day. Relieve muscle soreness from the stress of life.

Light-weight and easy to use, this cordless massager will last up to 3 hours without recharging. With normal daily use, that means it will be 2-3 weeks before you will need to charge again. With seven attachments, you will be able to find the right one for your neck, shoulders, and large muscle groups.

This is a great gift for anyone that sits for long periods of time… for example… your Trucker!

5. Front Seat Organizer

A portable office for the road. This great organizer is a must-have for anyone that travels.

Storage for your important gear: like your laptop, tablet, phone, and other essentials. Lots of space for extras, too. You can slide in a couple of water bottles for some quick refreshment on the go. This well-made portable office will last you for years. Made from durable 600D polyester fabric.

After a day on the road, you won’t have to grab “everything”, just one bag and your office is closed for the day.

6. Personalized Sun Glasses

These personalized aviator glasses are the perfect gift for drivers! These stylish glasses are handmade from bamboo for a lightweight frame. You can also order a beautifully handmade, personalized wooden gift box.

Your truck driver will have reduced eye fatigue by wearing these custom glasses. Cutting the glare of the sun will help to minimize eye strain-keeping your eyes healthier too.

Choose from four different lens colors and various fonts for optimal personalization.

7. Car Seat Cushion

This gel foam memory cushion might be just what the doctor ordered. After all, few things are harder on your lower back than sitting all day long.

This cushion helps to align the hip joints and spine to make traveling all day more comfortable. Simply place it on your seat, and you are ready for hours of pain free driving.

The cover is available in black or gray and is machine washable, so it’s always ready for your next trip.

8. Custom Trucker Portrait

A custom gift for your favorite trucker. This handmade Yellow Cartoon character is a fun and unique gift.

It’s easy to make your order – send in a high-quality photo. In turn, you will receive a digital file of a Yellow Cartoon style portrait. This is perfect for printing on a canvas, poster, t-shirt, or anything else.

Keep a t-shirt for yourself to remind you of your loved one on the road!

9. Gerber Multi Tool

Because they can run into so many strange and, urm, exciting circumstances out there on the road! Help them be prepared for pretty much anything and everything their adventures have to throw at them with this incredible Gerber Multi Tool.

Designed by one of the most recognized names in survival utility, this super functional tool is made of for long lasting use and durability. With seventeen tool options (while still maintaining its compact design) and a lifetime warrantee, this will be the most useful addition to their gear in years!

10. Trucker’s Prayer

This beautiful prayer is an excellent way to let your love show. Praying for protection for family and driver, the Lord will be your guide. This handmade plaque is etched on American steel.

This prayer scroll is a tribute to the hardest workers in America… our truckers!

11. Food Heating Electric Lunchbox

We understand that it looks like a regular lunchbox, but oh-ho-ho it is so much more. This electric lunchbox is like the Dom Perignon of lunchboxes, as it plugs directly into the cigarette lighter of your truck and heats your meal till its nice’n toasty.

The large capacity, stainless steel container runs from a 60W power supply, meaning food is hot and ready to eat within just 25-35 minutes. It’s fully sealed and leak proof, too, so they don’t lose a single drop of mealtime goodness.

Outfitted with a thermal case and also includes a plastic storage container and a set of silverware so they’re all set for a meal on the go.

12. Personalized Metal Trucker Sign

This custom-made metal truck sign is the perfect gift! Imagine the pride your trucker will feel seeing this sign! You can hang your laser-cut sign indoors or outside. It is made to last for years and years.

You can choose from multiple colors and sizes. This is a great gift for any occasion or simply to say “I appreciate you.”

Truck Driver Gifts for Dad

Nothing is harder than being away from your kids. Whether you are gone for a day or days on end, you MISS your kids, and they MISS you!

Below are some special gifts, just for Dad from his kids.

13. Wall Mounted Bottle Opener

This particular personalized Best Dad Ever is a bottle opener he will love! Dad can come home, pop open a soda for the kids, and maybe a cold one for himself.

These personalized openers are handcrafted from real wood with a cast iron opener. Custom laser engraving of the kids’ names will make this gift extra special. This is a present Dad will use again and again. It can be mounted inside or out.

14. Garmin Watch for Truckers

This Garmin watch is so cool and has so many great features for truckers, we can barely even begin to list them! Water, thermal, and shock resistant, it also has a built-in GPS mode, Garmin contactless payment, all-day health monitoring and so, so much more.

If dad is a truck driver, he can definitely appreciate and benefit from this incredible piece of tech.

15. Drive Safe Dad

A thoughtful way to let that special Trucker Dad know he’s loved. Make it extra special by adding the kid’s names. Dad will always be mindful he has someone waiting at home.

This handmade stainless steel key chain is sure to make him smile!

Truck Driver Gifts for Mom

Even Moms can drive trucks! And what better way to remind her she is loved then a little something special from her kids? We have a few delightful surprises and gifts in store just for her.

16. Truckers Guardian Angel

This Guardian Angel Visor Clip is a cute way to remind Mom to be safe. The pewter clip will make Mom smile every time she sees it-reminding her of the angels that are waiting at home.

17. Digital Storage Safe

Finally a place to keep all of her most valuable items safe while she’s on the road!

Sure glove compartments are great in a pinch, but they really aren’t the safest and definitely aren’t meant for long term storage.

This steel, fire resistant safe is outfitted with a digital passcode, but also includes two override keys incase you forget the code or need to give access to another individual. Ample room for cash, jewelry, passports, medications and more while still being compact enough to fit under the driver’s seat or stowed on the floorboard for easy access. This little safe is a must.

18. Custom Bobble Figures

What a thoughtful gift for Mom. Get one of her or one of her whole family so she can enjoy your cute heads bobble on her dashboard while she drives down those long high ways. A beautiful reminder that she is loved and missed.

These delightful little bobbles are handmade from the finest resin. Built to last a lifetime!

Truck Driver Essentials

We all have things we need — right? Here are a few essentials any truck driver would appreciate.

19. Carhartt Classic Hat

This Carhartt classic cap makes the perfect gift for anyone traveling on the road.

The canvas, mesh-back cap features a vintage wash that comes in more colors than you could shake a stick at. It’s made for peak comfort and also has a pre-shaped bill so all they have to do is pop it on and they’re ready to hit the road!

20. Compact Espresso Maker

It doesn’t get more compact than this! This awesome, portable espresso maker fits right in the cupholder for easy access and an even easier pick me up.

No batteries or electricity are needed for this super cool, single serve coffee maker, just hand power. It’s bundled with its own protective case, too, to keep it safe from scratches and dust.

Having café quality espresso on hand has never been easier.

21. Trauma First Aid Kit

Safety first! Stay relaxed with knowing that your loved trucker has everything they need to keep themselves safe with this military grade trauma first aid kit.

Bonus: Trucker Must Haves

Layered Wooden Map

Help them keep track of where they’ve been and where they’re headed!

This beautiful, layered wooden map of the US will look fabulous hung on the wall back at home base.

Crafted from quality ash wood, this neat focal piece is available in three solid finishes (walnut, oak & terra) or in a pretty mix of the three. It will make a wonderful conversation piece, and they’ll have so many adventures to tell about each state every time they look at it.

I’ll Be In My Office

A snuggly hoodie, or a soft T-shirt, which one? It doesn’t matter because either one will be like hugging Mom each time she wears it. Being comfortable at home or on the job is important. Mom thinking about you while she is in the office? VERY important!

Pick from three colors and various sizes. These clothes are handmade from cotton, in the USA.

Ultra-Slim RFID Wallet

These stylish and slim wallets are a comfortable solution to the bulky wallet he might be carrying.

Proudly made in the USA, this ultra thin wallet carries up to 8 credit cards and cash. They also offer RFID protection to keep your cards safe.

The Airo Slim Wallet is made to last for years and is 15 times stronger than steel. Bulky wallets can cause back pain when placed in the back pocket. This wallet is so thin, no more back pain! And it stays thin, even when full.

Rare Beer Club

Beer and not having to drive to get it? What’s a better combo?! Beer Monthly Club is an amazing service that delivers 12 premium-quality craft beers straight to your door every month.

Your favorite trucker is going to love sitting back and relaxing with a cold one.

Interested? Check out our review!

Long Distance Bracelets

These unique couple’s bracelets are so heartwarming! The magnets will connect every time they come into contact with each other. You may be apart by distance, but you are always connected with your hearts.

This cute gift will always be a reminder of the “connection” you share! Built to last a lifetime… just like the two of you.

Personalized Leather Dopp Kit

Make him feel extra spoiled and doted on with this custom, leather toiletry bag or “dopp kit.”

Crafted from durable, full-grain buffalo leather, this kit will last him a lifetime. Perfect for staying organized at the truck stop and keeping all of his essentials in one place. Have his initials engraved on the end so there’s no questioning who such a handsome bag belongs to!

Portable Cooler

This is one unique portable cooler. Not only will it keep their favorite drinks cold, but it will also keep anything they need warm! They are going to love having the options that most don’t while on the road.

Whether you are a long haul trucker or home every night, you are loved and appreciated!

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Karen Roldan

Karen Roldan is a part-time writer and full-time licensed funeral director. These two professions have given her unique insight into the things that people truly value, and her passion is to help families in their deepest time of need.


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