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Published Dec. 9, 2020

Truckers spend many long hours and days on the road, and they deserve to be spoiled every now and again — especially on Christmas, their birthday, or another special occasion. If you’re not sure what to get the trucker in your life, we have some suggestions. Our buying guide includes several products and gadgets that will make life on the road for these hard-working men and women just a little bit easier and more convenient. From seat cushions and GPS units to Bluetooth devices and portable coolers, there are a lot of items truckers would love to have in their cabs. No matter what the occasion or holiday, these gifts are good options if you’re looking to reward your favorite truck driver for all that they do.

The Best Gifts for Truck Drivers

This smart-looking tactical wallet is the perfect gift for the outdoor-loving chap who likes to be prepared for pretty much anything while on the road. Not only does this wallet have an RFID blocker to protect up to 12 credit or cash cards, but it also has enough gadgets to impress a Boy Scout. With 14 cool functions built-in, this is an awesome high carbon stainless steel multi-tool. From a mini-saw, knife, ruler, nail pryer, paracord tensioner, even a smartphone stand, this tactical wallet can turn its talents to a host of running repairs. The multi-tool can also be removed from the wallet to be used on its own. Oh, and as one of our best gifts for truck drivers, the wallet is also made of top grain leather, with safety locks to keep everything secure.

Key Features
  • RFID secured cash/card case
  • Holds up to 12 cards
  • Genuine grain leather
  • Stainless steel multi-tool
  • 14 built-in tool functions
Specification
  • Brand Dango Products
  • Weight 6.1 ounces

Discreet, wireless, and comfortable to wear, the FocusPower mini Bluetooth earbuds will let your trucker rock out to their favorite tunes straight from their smartphone. We really like the battery life in these mini earphones, which the makers claim is around 1.5 times more than other similar products. You’ll need to manage the volume to get the most out of their juice but there’s enough power to get you through a day’s journey. Ergonomically designed, they are kind on your ears too, meaning that they fit securely without added pressure. For around $20, these earbuds are great value and will make awesome stocking filler gifts for truck drivers.

Key Features
  • Compatible with Bluetooth-enabled devices
  • Connect to two smartphones at the same time
  • Ergonomically designed for comfort
  • 4.5 hours battery life on full volume
  • Magnetic inductive charging
Specification
  • Brand FOCUSPOWER
  • Model FBA_F10
  • Weight 0.16 ounces

If your trucker sits for long periods and complains of a numb butt, then check out this gel memory foam cushion from ComfiLife. With a non-slip rubber bottom and built-in handle, it’s designed for life on the road and provides superior comfort and support during extended journeys. We really like the way it contours to an individual fit and is ergonomically designed to support the tailbone, promoting a healthy posture when seated. It also provides relief if back pain and sciatica are an issue. Plus, there’s a removable cover for super-easy cleaning. This is one of those Christmas gifts for truck drivers they will wonder how they lived without!

Key Features
  • 100% high-density memory foam
  • Side handles for easy transport
  • Non-slip rubber bottom
  • Supports tailbone and relieves pressure
  • Machine-washable zip cover
Specification
  • Brand ComfiLife
  • Model B014F18ZGU
  • Weight 1.45 pounds

Eating on the move can be made easier with this cool multi-tool that’s both durable and lightweight. With its clever spoon and fork combo, you also get a bottle opener as well as a hex screwdriver and wrench to boot. And all for around ten bucks — what’s not to love! Buy this for your trucker, and they can keep it with them wherever they go, thanks to the sturdy carabiner that easily snaps onto a belt or rucksack. Ok, the fork prongs are on the small side, but as a scoop and eat this spork multi-tool works really well. A nice little gift to tuck into your trucker’s stocking.

Key Features
  • Lightweight spoon and fork combo
  • Includes a bottle opener and wrench
  • Emergency screwdriver blade
  • Made from chrome-colored steel
  • Carabiner attachment
Specification
  • Brand Columbia River Knife & Tool
  • Model 9100KC
  • Weight 1.44 ounces

The Garmin dezl OTR800 8-inch GPS Truck Navigator features an eight-inch touchscreen and displays information in either landscape or portrait mode. In some areas, you can enter a rig’s height, length, width, and weight to locate routes that are better suited for trucks and their loads. The device also features routes that are popular among truckers as well as load-to-dock guidance, which displays loading zones and storage lots. This truck-centered GPS also points out truck-friendly parking areas and rest stops through its Truck & Trailer Services directory and issues alerts regarding bridge heights, sharp curves, and steep grades. Users like having the arrival time, distance to stops, and other information at a glance. There are several mounting options, wireless updates, and a voice assistant to promote hands-free driving. While it’s a great device, one complaint is that there’s a lag when switching screens or menus. Also, the suction mount isn’t the best, and not to mention a little pricey.

Key Features
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Voice assistant
  • Truck and trailer services directory
  • Load-to-dock guidance
  • Popular truck routes
Specification
  • Brand Garmin
  • Model 010-02314-00
  • Weight 13.8 ounces

To keep all your trucker’s tech powered when they’re on the road, this multi-port power inverter from Bestek could very well be the juicer go-to. This little powerhouse provides 200 watts of continuous DC to AC power, ideal for charging multiple electronic devices from the 12-volt outlet in most vehicles. You get three AC outlets and four USB ports, so this is perfect for re-juicing smartphones, GPS units, laptops, and tablets when out on the road. There’s also a built-in fuse and cooling fan to keep your tech protected. Comes with a 2.5-foot cigarette lighter plug cable so you can keep your devices neatly out of the way when you charge. Plus, there’s an 18-month warranty. Not suitable for high-power items.

Key Features
  • Operates from 12V outlet
  • Isolation voltage protection
  • 3 AC outlets and 4 USB ports
  • Suitable for car, truck and RV use
  • 2.5-foot charging cable
Specification
  • Brand BESTEK
  • Model MRI2011GU
  • Weight 9.6 ounces

Treat your trucker to the ultimate in-cab radio system with the Sirius XM satellite radio plus installation kit and you’ll go to the top of their favorite person list! With commercial-free radio, they can choose from sport, news, and entertainment as well as their favorite music genre — all perfect for whiling away hours on the road. You also get a three months’ free subscription to the streaming service, but you’ll then need to set up a monthly subscription. However, you do get to customize your own radio channel with all your personal favorites. With an easy to set up the system, you can stream your Sirius through the radio in the truck’s cabin for instant use. Perfect for life on the road, the Sirius XM gives one-touch access to real-time traffic updates wherever you are. And if your trucker misses anything, they can simply pause, rewind or replay for up to 30 minutes. We think this is one of the best Christmas gifts for truck drivers who have everything. Well, almost everything.

Key Features
  • Access Sirius XM via in-car radio
  • Three months’ free subscription
  • Complete in installation kit
  • Store up to 20 channels
  • Pause, rewind or replay function
Specification
  • Brand SiriusXM
  • Model SXPL1V1
  • Weight 3.2 ounces

If your trucker has to spend time overnight in their cab, then why not upgrade their sleeping arrangements with this super-comfy memory foam mattress from Mobile Innerspace. Designed specifically by professional drivers for truck or camper sleeping, this mattress comes rolled compressed so that it can be undone, expanded, and fitted onto the sleeper berth in minutes. The old-school grey check reminds you of the comforts of home and the memory foam means a good night’s sleep or day rest is on the cards.  Plus, you get a 30-day sleep guarantee so if the ZZZs don’t come your way, you can send it back. Rest assured, we think this is one of the more unusual gifts for truckers that will be greatly welcomed!

Key Features
  • 4-inch high density polyurethane foam
  • Compressed and rolled for ease of use
  • Designed by drivers for drivers
  • Sized for camper/truck sleeper berths
  • 30-day sleep guarantee
Specification
  • Brand FirsTime & Co.
  • Model AMZ-TS-2879
  • Weight 8 pounds

Every truck cabin should have one, so why not make this first aid kit from Surviveware a stocking-stuffer pick? This kit has been built to last, thanks to its waterproof 600D polyester bag with a carry handle and robust zips, while inside you get 100 essential first aid items, each clearly labeled for its function.

The whole kit has also been FDA approved so totally safe to use and all the internal items are protected from the elements, thanks to zip-top laminate bags, each one organized by category. Plus, there are extra pockets for your own medication. In short, this first aid kit is an absolute essential and is tough and practical enough to cope with life on the road.

Key Features
  • Tough and waterproof polyester bag
  • 100 pieces of essential first aid kit
  • Organized by category and function
  • Space for your own items
  • FDA- approved
Specification
  • Brand Surviveware
  • Model FBA_SW001
  • Weight 1.2 pounds

The Rexing V1LG Dual Channel Dash Cam is designed for a variety of vehicles, including trucks. The rear camera records in 720p resolution, while the front camera records in 1080p HD. Users report that the image quality on the front camera in particular is quite good and picks up small details. The device features built-in GPS, so you can log information such as time, date, location, and speed. The dashcam also has loop recording, which overwrites older video if the memory card fills up. In addition, it locks video and protects it if detects a collision, so it will not be erased. Overall, it’s easy to set up, the GPS is very responsive, and it’s a great training tool. Two downsides are you may need to update the memory card to hold more data, and it doesn’t have WiFi capability.

Key Features
  • Front camera has 1080p HD resolution
  • Rear camera has 720p resolution
  • Built-in GPS
  • 2.7-inch display
Specification
  • Brand Rexing
  • Model SG_B071LPV7G6_US
  • Weight 1 pound

As a way to protect cash and valuable while on the road, this portable lockbox safe from AmazonBasics is a great value buy and would be a welcome gift in any trucker’s Christmas stocking. The Lock Box Safe has enough space to hold cash, jewelry, documents or cards and is made from anti-pry steel, with a padded interior. The size makes this lockbox extremely portable and so ideal for the cabin of a truck or RV, where you can discreetly store it away. You also get a zinc alloy combo-lock for an extra layer of security. Pop it under the driver seat or in the glove box, and with an additional 1700-pound tested steel cable for attaching, you can rest easy your precious stuff is safe while out on the road.

Key Features
  • Compact and discreet box design
  • Made from premium anti-pry steel
  • Foam padded interior
  • Zinc alloy combination secure lock
  • Additional steel cable for securing
Specification
  • Brand AmazonBasics
  • Model SW-SC03
  • Weight 3.5 pounds

As one of the ultimate Christmas gifts for truck drivers, it would be hard to beat this high-spec portable fridge freezer from Dometic. With a low power consumption, using 120-V AC or 12/24-V DC, this super-smart looking cooler is perfect for long road trips. It is also great for solar setups so a top unit for your camper or RV. Yes, it does retail at just shy of 1000 bucks, but there’s a lot of cool spec to the Dometic. Frost-free, it can refrigerate or freeze to -7F and its heavy-duty design mean it can take the knocks and bumps of life on the road. Plus, wi-fi enabled, you can monitor and control the unit’s temperature via an app on your smartphone. And it is one quiet dude too, so the perfect cool traveling companion!

Key Features
  • AC or DC low power consumption
  • Freezes down to -7F
  • Can also operate on a solar set up
  • robust design made for traveling
  • Control temperature from your smartphone
Specification
  • Brand Dometic
  • Model CFX-40W
  • Weight 40.8 pounds

Give a personal gift this Christmas with this carefully crafted brown leather keychain, with a single letter of your choice. Perfect for their truck and house keys, this classy looking chain easily and securely snaps on to a belt or loop so they can keep their essentials close to them. There’s a lovely vintage look to this keychain that adds style to any trucking outfit. The clasp is made from quality metal and although quite snug is easy to use without fumbling or prying to remove. A super gift for any trucker’s stocking this Holiday Season.

Key Features
  • Vintage-look keyring with single metal letter
  • Made from brown matt leather
  • Secure metal attachment clasp
  • Three hooks for your keys
  • Comes with 180-day warranty
Specification
  • Brand Marino Ave
  • Model KI036-1-BR-E
  • Weight 4.8 ounces

Every trucker needs a go-to cap and with this looker from Under Armour, they’ll be in for a cool headgear ride. Made from 100% polyester, the structure and design of the Blitzing Trucker 3.0 makes it both stylish and practical to wear. The fit has a pre-curved visor to protect the eyes from road glare and side and back mesh panels to keep the head well ventilated. Inside you get a built-in sweatband to wick away sweat to keep you looking and feeling trucker cool, while the back strap is fully adjustable. The overall design is structured and modern, with a slightly higher crown for an up-to-date fit. Whether it is for time on the road, or going out for a beer at a bar, this is a hat they will love to wear.

Key Features
  • Made from 100% polyester
  • Pre-curved visor and mesh panels
  • Higher crown for a modern fit
  • Built-in wicking headband
  • Adjustable snapback closure
Specification
  • Brand Under Armour
  • Model 1305039-P
  • Weight 4 ounces

You get a lot of quality leather for the price in this tough but handsome looking biker’s wallet that is perfect for the trucking life. The design is simple but effective and the leather really is super-soft, with its trifold design giving enough space for cash and cards. Two press-stud straps secure it all together and the added 45cm silver colored metal chain adds a cool look while also giving you another way to secure your belongings and keep them close. Pop your Kabana wallet in your jeans’ pocket and secure to your belt loop with the chain and you are away! Good value too for real leather at just shy of $20, so a great buy if you are looking for ideas for gifts for truck drivers this Christmas.

Key Features
  • Genuine black leather
  • 4.7 x 3.5-inch dimensions
  • Metal 45 cm chain attached
  • Two buckles for safe closure
  • Trifold design
Specification
  • Brand Kabana
  • Model 10442705
  • Weight 5 ounces

Our Top Pick

Our pick for the best trucker gift is the stylish but functional Dango T01 Tactical EDC Wallet. Made of high-quality carbon stainless steel and high-grain leather, this wallet is durable and will last a long time. It includes an RFID blocker, so your credit cards will be secure. Plus, it has a multitool with more than 10 functions, just in case you need a small saw, hex wrench, or another tool in the event of an emergency. If the trucker in your life appreciates useful gifts, then this is a great option.

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