Driving into work during the rush hour each day can be a real drag, so get a car commuter a gift that will make the nightmare journey more bearable.
My Top Gift Choice For People Who Drive To Work
Drinking a cup of strong coffee in the mornings is vital for some car commuters to wake them up and energise them, and with one of these ramblers they can drink their coffee on the journey in to make sitting in the inevitable rush hour traffic slightly more bearable.
Is there anything worse than sitting in rush hour traffic? Spending hours of your life each day crawling along and staring at the car in front of you?
Well for many people this is a daily and unavoidable part of their working life.
And while you can't take away this hellish journey for a loved one, you could treat them to a little something that will make it easier, more comfortable and less painful.
As each of the following gift ideas for people who drive to work will all help to improve their daily experience behind the wheel.
1. An Insulated Coffee Cup For Their Morning Brew
Drinking a nice strong cup of coffee in the morning is a great way to get going and sharpen your mind for the long day ahead.
So our first gift idea for car commuters here is to get them an insulated coffee tumbler they can use to drink from in their cars on the journey in.
With the YETI Rambler 20oz tumbler being one that will keep their coffee hot for the entire journey and should fit in most car cup holders.
2. A Water Bottle To Keep Them Hydrated
It's also important that they stay well hydrated on the commute too, especially during the warm weather months.
So the gift of a reusable water bottle for their cars is a good one for a car commuter.
As something like the Hydro Flask water bottle that will keep their water cold and fresh for the entire journey means they'll always have a refreshing drink on hand.
3. A Lunch Box For Fresh And Healthy Snacks
As well as coffee and water, a car commuter may also need to pack a few snacks for the journey if it's a long one.
So why not get them a good quality lunch box that they can use in their car, such as the Black + Blum sandwich box.
As this way they can pack it full of fresh and healthy homemade food, which is far better for them than relying on unhealthy options at roadside stops and cafes.
4. A Seat Cushion For A More Comfortable Backside
Not all cars are blessed with the comfiest of seats and this can become a big problem on long commutes into the office.
As the last thing you want is for your butt to start cramping up and to feel really uncomfortable enroute.
So a gift idea that can greatly improve their comfort on the journey is to get them a supportive seat cushion.
As something like the Everlasting Comfort car seat cushion will ensure their car seat is never the enemy for them again.
5. A Lumbar Cushion To Ease Any Back Pain
Lower back pain is a common problem among drivers who spend a lot of time behind the wheel.
And a lot of times this is caused by car seats that force you to sit in an uncomfortable posture that can put excess strain on your back and body.
So the gift of a lumbar cushion they can use with their car seat can be a good one if they've gotten back pain from driving in the past.
And one that will do a nice job of this is the Cushion Lab lumbar pillow.
6. Heated Seat Cover For Cold Mornings
Getting into your car for the drive to the office on a freezing cold winters morning can be tough, especially if your car doesn't have heated seats.
So a gift of a heated seat cover can make all the difference to a car commuter with an older car, as this way they can feel hot and toasty on the ride in rather than cold and miserable.
And for a decent option check out the heated car seat cover above.
7. An Ice Scraper And Defogger Set
Another problem with freezing cold winter mornings is that your car can get covered in snow and your windshield can freeze over with ice.
So a stocking stuffer gift idea that a car commuter would find super useful is to put together an ice scraper and defogger set.
As this will get them going on frosty mornings and make sure they can see where they are going!
With a couple of good options being the AstroAI snow brush and ice scraper and the Travelon windshield cleaner and defogger.
8. A Dash Mount For Their Smartphone
People use their smartphones for everything these days.
And while you can't text or use a phone while driving, you can still use it for other things like making hands free calls and as a GPS system for directions via Goggle maps.
So if your favourite car commuter doesn't already have one in their car, getting them a smartphone mount as a gift can be really handy.
As something like the iOttie dash mount phone holder will allow them to glance at the map safely while driving.
9. A Bluetooth AUX Adapter To Link Their Devices
Another thing people use their smartphones for on their commute is for entertainment, such as listening to podcasts, audiobooks or Spotify playlists.
So getting them a Bluetooth AUX adapter that will connect their smartphone to the cars sound system is a top gift idea.
As this way they can have more control over what they listen to on the drive in and far more variety than just listening to the standard car radio.
10. An Audible Subscription
Those endless hours we spend commuting to and from work each day can feel like such a waste, but they don't have to be a total write off.
As you can choose to use this enforced time in your car as a chance to learn or broaden your mind in some way.
And this is where an Audible subscription can be such a productive gift idea for a car commuter.
As this way they can listen to audiobooks on their commute for entertainment, but also for other purposes too such as self development, learning a new skill or language, or increasing their knowledge of the world around them.
Driving into work every day can take it's toll on the best of us.
However, there are ways to make the journey more enjoyable and many items that will work well as a gift for a car commuter.
So I hope you've found something among these gift ideas for people who drive to work that would suit a loved one of your own too.