Father’s Day is just around the corner. Finding the perfect gift for that special truck driver in your life every year can sometimes be a challenge.
It’s no secret that truckers spend most of their time in their truck, out on the road. So finding a gift that can be used to improve a driver’s lifestyle will go a long ways.
We’re here to help you find a Father’s Day gift that the recipient will get some mileage out of. Trips away from home can be tough, here are some gift ideas to make those trips a little better:
1. Visor Picture Frame
Being away from family for weeks at a time can be very tough on drivers, so a Visor Picture Frame like this one, can be a great sentimental gift as a constant reminder of a truck driver’s loved ones. This gift is low cost with great sentimental value!
A good pair of sunglasses is a must for over-the-road truck drivers. Not only are sunglasses stylish, but they also protect a driver’s eyes, and protect others on the road by keeping drivers from being blinded by the sun and causing accidents. Sunglasses can range from $10 to hundreds of dollars, but there are quality sunglasses you can buy that won’t break the bank. You can browse plenty of options either online or at local retail stores.
3. Seat Cushions
Drivers are seated for the vast majority of the day. Sitting for such long periods of time can, and commonly do, cause lower back pain or chronic leg problems. Adding a supplemental cushion to a driver’s seat can, and will, make a world of difference! An Ergo-Drive Gel Seat Cushion is only $27.96 and will be a life-changing gift for your father! Everyday will feel more comfortable, and debilitating injuries down the road will be avoided with this great gift!
Staying hydrated while driving all day can be tough, unless you have a large tumbler at hand. Getting an insulated tumbler is best, to keep cold drinks cold, and hot drinks hot. Yetis and Hydro Flasks are crowd favorites. PRO TIP: Try to find tumblers with smaller bottom circumferences, like the linked ones above – this will help ensure that they’ll fit into any cup holder. It’s not uncommon for a driver to make the mistake of purchasing a tumbler that does not fit into their cup holder, which defeats the whole purpose!
4. LTI Hat
Some new wear is always a good gift for a trucker. And just like sunglasses, hats can be both a style choice and safety choice, keeping the sun out of one’s eyes. LTI is currently offering a limited edition blue & white LTI trucker hat at a discounted price from now through Father’s Day at $15. In order to grab one of these caps before their sold out, give us a call at 888-897-2776. We do not ship LTI apparel, but if you live in the St. Louis area, swing by our facility to pick yours up! We’ll hold onto it until you arrive.
5. Phone Mount
Drivers shouldn’t be handling their phones while they’re driving. So a phone mount like this one can be a great gift for safety and convenience. This is a gift that you can guarantee will get constant everyday use!
6. Exercise Equipment
The gift of health will certainly pay its dividends over time! As we know, driving involves a lot of sitting and inactivity, so encouraging some healthy activities for your father will go a long way! A set of dumbbells or resistance bands are great, simple, convenient items for a driver to use to exercise. Resistance bands are very versatile; there’s plenty of workouts that can be done with them in every muscle group, and they take up hardly any space in a truck!
7. Audible Gift Card
There’s not many passive, productive activities that can be done while simultaneously driving down the highway. But an audible gift card can be a great gift to mix up the day-to-day routines by adding in some new content! Audible offers over 11,000 titles in various content categories; no doubt there’s something there for everyone! Audible offers audiobooks, podcasts, stand up comedy, meditation guidance, sleep assistance and more! You can also gift individual titles if there’s something specific you have your eyes on!