Whether you want to keep them healthy, safe, entertained, or well equipped on the road, we have all the gifts for truck drivers that they want and need here.
Life on the road as a long distance truck driver is a tough one.
As having to drive your truck on grueling cross-country journeys day after day can really start to take its toll.
There's also the stress of having tight delivery schedules to keep whilst trying to beat the traffic.
Not to mention watching out for some of the idiots you have to share the road with.
Then when you do finally reach your destination you may have to deal with surly security guards and over-officious warehouse foremen.
Which after a day of driving a monster of a vehicle is the last thing you need!
And it's a job unlike many others, in that you could be spending days at a time on the road away from your friends and family.
Sleeping overnight in your cab and having to rely on your own company.
So if you know a truck driver, why not get them a gift that will make their days that bit easier and more pleasant.
And to help you we've compiled a list of gift ideas for truck drivers that they will love to receive, including:
Gifts That Make Handy Items To Have On The Truck
One of the big factors in how easy, enjoyable and successful your working day is as a trucker is how well equipped you are for the job.
Because having certain items on board that can get you out of any problem you may encounter makes a big difference.
So take a look through the following list of items that come under this bracket.
As each one will make a really good gift idea for truck drivers.
A head lamp flashlight
Having a good flashlight on board is essential for any trucker.
Because you're going to have to load and unload during dark early mornings and late nights.
Not to mention make running repairs or inspections to your vehicle in the dark.
Plus they come in handy for finding your way to the truck stop or nearest tree during the night if you get caught short!
So one of these make a really nice gift for a trucker, and a particularly good one is the Stealman Pro Rechargeable LED head lamp.
As being a head lamp flashlight it leaves both your hands free for work.
And the LED light is great too, with 3 brightness settings and upto a 20m range.
You can also adjust the angle of the light to get it shining exactly where you want it.
And there are hard hat clips attached so you can wear it on the job without breaking any health and safety rules and regulations.
All in all a solid choice for any trucker.
A bluetooth headset
When you're driving a huge beast of a truck you can't afford to take your eyes off the road for a second.
Because even the slightest lapse in concentration can cause a massive problem, not just for yourself but for everyone else on the road too.
But at the same time you need to be connected and to take calls from your operators at times too.
So the solution is to wear a hands-free bluetooth headset as you drive.
This way you can take calls as often as you like and still stay safe on the road.
And a great choice that many truckers swear by is the BlueParrott B450-XT Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headset.
As these have a noise cancelling microphone that drowns out the noise of the truck and the road, meaning you can hear and be heard in HD clarity.
And they are really comfortable to wear too, with a padded headband and ear cushion.
So getting a trucker one of these headsets will make for a really nice gift.
As a truck driver you need to have a decent selection of tools in your cab in case you encounter any problems on the road.
However at the same time you don't have a ton of space to play with.
And the last thing you want is for your cab to start resembling a shed with tools all over the place.
So a great gift to give a trucker is a multi-tool like the Leatherman Wingman.
As this is a combination of 14 different tools in 1.
So you can use it as a screwdriver, knife, pair of pliers, wire cutter, pair of scissors, can opener, ruler, or metal file among other things.
And it folds up neatly to fit in your pocket.
All in all a really handy item to have and awesome gift to receive.
A bigger multi-tool
While the Leatherman Wingman is a great multi-tool for certain tasks, you will also need some more heavy duty tools on board your truck.
But luckily there is also a multi-tool for these, namely the Off Grid Tools Trucker's Friend.
This tool comprises a hammer, axe, pry bar, tire chain hook, spanner, and nail puller in one.
So you're covered if you need to chip away ice, pry open doors or containers, or fix tires.
And this tool has a shock absorbing grip too, so it's kind on your body.
Another handy tool for the truck.
A power bank
As a trucker you'll spend long hours, days, and nights on the road away from power outlets.
Which makes it hard to keep your gadgets charged up.
And this can be a problem, as the modern day trucker is likely to have a variety of gadgets such as smartphones, tablets, game consoles, kindles, and portable radios.
So a really handy gift to give a trucker is a portable power bank like the one below by RAVPower.
As this contains 3 USB ports where you can charge 3 devices simultaneously as you drive.
So there's no excuse for reaching your destination with gadgets that are out of juice when you have one of these in your cab.
A dash cam
Driving is your livelihood and as a truck driver you need stay safe and maintain a clean record to keep your job.
However no matter how careful you are accidents can still happen.
And when these occur with no witnesses it might not always be clear who is at fault.
Meaning you could end up taking the blame for something completely outside of your control.
So a great way to cover yourself is to use a dash cam in your truck.
These are cameras that fix to your dashboard to record everything that happens on the road as you drive.
So if the worst does happen you have video evidence of why it occurred and who was to blame.
And one we'd recommend is the WheelWitness HD Pro dash cam.
As this one has great video quality both during day and night times.
And it's easy to use to, turning on and off with your truck and attaching to the dash board via a suction cup.
So one of these is a really sensible gift idea for a trucker that can protect them and their jobs in the case of an accident.
A tablet mount holder
Another handy item to have in the truck is a tablet mount holder.
These stick to the dash or windscreen via a suction cup and have a long, rubberised, adjustable arm so you can position it just how you'd like it.
And they are great for holding your smartphone or GPS tablet in place as you drive along.
They also come in handy after the drive too.
As you can slip your iPad in one, lay back in your seat, and watch a movie hands-free.
So one of these can make a nice little gift that a trucker will definitely find useful.
An insulated coffee mug
A nice strong cup of coffee at the right times can really help to keep you safe and alert while driving long distance.
And one way to make this effect last for longer is to drink your coffee in an insulated mug.
As this will keep it piping hot for longer, meaning you can drink it as slowly as you like without it going lukewarm.
And as such one of these mugs make a great gift, with our recommendation being the YETI Rambler insulated mug.
As this one is double walled and vacuum insulated to keep the contents hot right up until you finish your drink.
And it comes with a lid to keep the heat in and avoid spills from vibrations or when driving over bumps in the road.
YETI also do a range of larger sized tumblers if you know a trucker who'd prefer a bigger cup of coffee each morning.
Gifts To Help Truck Drivers Find Their Way
One of the fundamentals of a truck drivers job is to know where they're going.
However this is more complex for them than it is for regular drivers.
As they can't rely on Google maps like the rest of us if they go wrong.
Because driving your huge truck down a road that is too narrow, leads to a dead end where you can't turn around, or has bridges that are too low is an absolute disaster.
So every trucker needs a way of finding directions that are suitable to them in their monster of a vehicle.
And the following gifts both serve that purpose.
Rand McNally truck GPS tablet
The most well known GPS system for truckers in North America is the Rand McNally TND 740 Truck GPS Tablet.
And it's a great choice as a gift because it's designed specifically for professional truck drivers.
So not only can you find the best route to take that is appropriate for a vehicle your size, it also comes with a raft of other features such as:
You can also connect it with the Rand McNally driver connect app to sync your journeys with your drivers logs and vehicle inspection reports.
All in all a really great gadget to have on board to show you the best way to get to your destination.
Rand McNally motor carriers road atlas
As good as GPS is, there is always a chance that technology can let you down.
So another essential to have in your truck is the Rand McNally Motor Carriers Road Atlas.
As while this may feel like going back in time a bit, mapping out your route on a paper atlas means you will never go wrong unless it's your own mistake.
And this road atlas in particular is a great gift to give to a trucker who needs to plan their route.
Because it contains up to date information on restricted routes, low clearance roads, and weight-restricted roads.
As well as a mileage directory of over 40,000 truck routes.
And it'll stand up to heavy daily use too with it's laminated pages and spiral binding.
Gifts To Help Truck Drivers Get A Better Night's Sleep
Truck stops aren't the easiest places to get a good night's sleep.
As not only do you have to try and sleep in a cramped and sometimes cold cab.
You also have to deal with street lights being on all night.
Plus the noise of trucks pulling in or starting their engines to head out.
And of course the other truckers around you that may be talking and walking around.
So any gift that can help a trucker to sleep better is great.
As this will leave them feeling refreshed and energised ahead of a big drive the following day.
A sleeping mask
Most cabs on trucks will have curtains that you pull closed at night when you are trying to get some shut eye.
However while these curtains offer some privacy, they don't stop all the light from coming in.
And this can be a problem when you have the headlights from other vehicles and street lamps lighting up your bedroom for the night.
So a nice gift to get for an overnight trucker is a blackout sleeping mask like the one below.
As this will ensure complete darkness, making it easier to drift off to sleep.
And you'll be far less likely to be disturbed by random lights throughout the night too.
Noise can be another big distraction when you're trying to sleep in the cab.
With engines roaring, people moving around outside your cab, and the sounds of nocturnal activities going on around you.
So giving a trucker something to drown out these noisy distractions is great.
And you can do just that with these Mack's earplugs.
As these fit nice and comfortably in your ear and cancel out the noises outside.
Giving you the peace and quiet you need to get to sleep and stay there.
A warm blanket
As if the light and noise weren't distracting enough, there is one more thing that can keep you awake at night in the cab.
And that is the cold.
Because some trucks can get a bit nippy in the winter time.
So it's important to make sure you stay warm enough to feel comfortable enough to sleep.
And a gift that can give that extra bit of help to a truckers duvet or sleeping bag is the Genteele Sherpa Fleece Throw Blanket.
As the faux sheepskin is great for holding in your body heat and keeping you warm.
And it's really soft and luxurious to the touch, so great for comfort too.
A comfy pillow
A good pillow can make all the difference between getting a nice and relaxing sleep and waking up in the morning feeling stiff and sore.
So why not treat a trucker to one as a gift.
However this is not the easiest thing to do, as people have different preferences when it comes to pillows.
And you need different pillow heights depending on your usual sleeping position too.
But a great pillow that covers all the bases is the Coop Home Goods Shredded Memory Foam Pillow.
As this one is filled with pieces of shredded visco memory foam that you can either add or remove to change the size and shape of the pillow.
So you can make it flatter if you are a back or stomach sleeper, or fatter if you are a side sleeper.
And not only will this make you more comfortable, it'll also help to keep your spine and neck in the proper alignment.
Meaning less aches and pains in the morning.
A memory foam mattress topper
Sleeping on a busted old mattress in the back of your cab is a one way ticket to aches, pains and sleepless nights.
So a lot of truckers swear by using a good quality mattress topper to help them to sleep better.
And one of the best choices for your truck is the Lucid Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper.
As this one is 3" thick with a memory foam that will feel really comfortable and relieve pressure on your tired body.
And it's cooler than most memory foam toppers too.
Because it is ventilated with small holes and is gel-infused, meaning you won't overheat while sleeping on it.
So one of these could be a game changing gift for a trucker.
And as for which size to get, the twin XL should fit most cabs and trucks nicely.
Gifts To Keep Truck Drivers Safe And Pain-Free
Life as a truck driver can be tough on the body too.
Because sitting behind the wheel all day is highly likely to lead to back, neck and shoulder pain if you're not careful.
In fact people that spend even just a couple of hours each day behind the wheel are far more likely to develop these aches and pains than people that don't drive.
And it's even worse for truck drivers (4 times worse according to this review of 25 studies!).
Because the vibrations from the truck reverberate through your entire body, putting even more strain on your discs and muscles.
And you may also have to help load and unload your vehicle with heavy goods.
Which can lead to extra strains and pulls when your body isn't warmed up.
It can be a nightmare.
However there are a few items that can help keep a trucker safe and pain-free on the road.
And they make gifts that they'll really appreciate.
A back support belt
Loading and unloading your truck can be dangerous for your back after a long journey.
This is because the long hours of sitting behind the wheel weaken both your spinal discs and your core muscles that support your spine.
As a result your back doesn't get the support it needs to stay strong and protected.
And before you know it something pops and you're in agony.
However one way to minimise this risk is to wear a back support belt while lifting heavy loads.
As these belts compress your abdomen and assist your core muscles in supporting your back.
And this compression will also ensure you don't overstretch or extend yourself too much.
So if you know a trucker that has to load and unload heavy items and complains of lower back pain, the Maxar Industrial Back Support Belt will be an awesome gift to give them.
A lumbar support cushion
One of the reasons that drivers get lower back, neck, and shoulder pain behind the wheel is that they tend to get into bad habits and sit in an unhealthy posture.
And doing this puts pressure on your body that it doesn't want or need.
So one way of lessening back pain while sitting down is to use a lumbar support like the one below from ComfiLife.
As when placing this between your truck seat and your lower spine it will encourage you to sit with a healthy 'S' shaped curve in your spine, rather than an unhealthy 'C' shaped curve.
And this will spread the pressure out evenly across your whole body, rather than placing the strain on your lower back, neck, and shoulders.
Meaning you'll feel less aches and pains after a long drive when using one of these.
A pretty cool gift to give.
A coccyx cushion
Another problem on long truck journeys is your backside getting numb and uncomfortable from sitting in your seat for so long.
So another gift idea for truckers is to get them a cushion to sit on like the ComfiLife Gel Coccyx Cushion.
As this will give them the padding to keep them comfortable as they drive.
It will also relieve the pressure that sitting puts on your tailbone and coccyx.
Which is great for keeping aches and pains at bay, and is also good for people with lower back pain or sciatica.
And this cushion isn't just comfortable and supportive.
It's also cooler than other coccyx cushions, as it's gel infused.
So your backside won't overheat when sitting on it either.
A TENS Unit
No matter how much you try to avoid them, a few aches, pains, and general stiffness is inevitable after a day of driving.
So why not get a truck diver a gift that they can use to zap away those pains.
Because that's exactly what you get with the iReliev TENS & EMS unit.
As you can massage your aching muscles using electrical impulses that are delivered from the TENS unit to your body via small pads you place on the areas that hurt.
And this stimulation works by blocking the pain signals from reaching your brain, while also releasing endorphins which are your body's natural painkiller.
So you'll be more relaxed and in less pain in no time.
And it's easy to use too, with 14 pre-programmed settings at different intensity levels.
It also works via a rechargeable battery, so it's ideal for life on the road.
So we think this is a gift that a truck driver can use over and over again to get them out of pain and keep themselves feeling good.
Work boots with good arch support
A good pair of work boots is another essential item for a truck driver to have in their locker if they want to avoid pain and stay safe on the road.
And there are two reasons for this.
Firstly your feet work like shock absorbers for your whole body.
So when you wear boots that are lacking in arch support you get no protection, with every jar and jolt being felt in your discs, joints, and muscles.
And secondly as a trucker you'll have to work on many different surfaces and in all weathers.
Which means wearing a boots without good grip can lead to slips and falls that may result in serious injury when conditions get wet and icy.
So a good pair of driving boots always makes a useful gift for a trucker, with our recommendation being the Timberland Pro White Ledge Waterproof Boots.
As these have all the features a trucker needs to stay safe.
Coming with great arch support and having a grip that will hold out on even the most treacherous of surfaces.
And they're comfortable and waterproof too, so your feet will stay warm and relaxed on the drive.
A pair of traction cleats
If you know a trucker that regularly works in cold, wet, and icy conditions, then it may be an idea to get them a gift that gives them extra protection against slips and falls.
So a pair of traction cleats like the ones below by YakTrax would be perfect.
As these are rubber slings with diamond beads made from steel alloys that you fit over your boots to give you extra grip and traction on snowy and icy surfaces.
And they work brilliantly for any truckers that has to load or unload in the cold.
They are also durable, tough, and easy to put on and take off.
So a really nice gift idea.
A pair of polarized sunglasses
Another hazard when driving on the open road is the glare from the sun.
As not only can this make it hard to see properly while driving, the UV rays can also damage your eyes over time.
So buying a trucker a cool pair of polarized sunglasses like the ones below from Oakley makes for a great gift.
As not only will they protect their eyes and help them to drive safer.
They'll also make them look really cool while doing so!
A first aid kit
Accidents will happen no matter how careful you are.
And when they do it helps if you have the right materials on hand to fix the problem quickly.
Especially when you are driving through the middle of nowhere with no stores of pharmacies in sight.
So a good first aid kit is an essential for staying safe on the road, and one such as the Swiss Safe First Aid Kit below makes an essential gift.
This one contains pretty much all you need for any minor mishaps on the road.
As it has over 120 items inside including plasters, bandages, antiseptic wipes, an ice pack, tape, and emergency blanket.
There is even a glow stick, compass, and whistle in case you get stuck out in the wilderness!
So this first aid kit will be very useful for every trucker to have on board.
Gifts To Help Truck Drivers Eat Healthier
Staying healthy while on the road can seem like an impossible task for truckers.
Because not only are you forced to sit down for most of the day and don't have access to gyms or the like where you can get any form of exercise in.
It's also really hard to find any nutritious and healthy food to eat.
As most truck stops only sell heavily processed and fatty fast food that can add plenty of timber to your frame and leave you feeling tired and lethargic.
Not to mention making an unhealthy dent in your wallet!
So consider getting a trucker a gift that will allow them to eat healthy food even when they are on the road for days at a time.
A fridge for the truck
Being able to keep food chilled and fresh in your truck is a game changer for a truckers health.
As this way you can always have some fresh fruits, salads, and cold drinks on hand wherever you are.
And you can bring containers of healthy home made meals and lunches with you to store and eat throughout the week.
So if you know a trucker that would like to stay healthier on the road, consider getting them a portable fridge for their truck.
And a great option is the Igloo Iceless 40-Quart 12V Fridge.
As this one runs when plugged into your truck's cigarette lighter, circulating cold air via a convection cooling fan to keep your food and drinks cold.
So there's no need for ice or any mess.
And it gets to 38 degrees fahrenheit below ambient temperature which is pretty good.
Certainly good enough to keep a couple of cans of beer cold for when you want to finish the day with a nice beverage too!
Something to warm up their food with
You probably won't want to be eating cold food all of the time on the road.
Especially when you are driving during the winter months.
So a good option to have on your truck is a microwave or warming stove that can heat up your home made meals that you keep in the fridge.
And one that works great is the RoadPro 12V Portable Stove.
Again this works by plugging into your truck's cigarette lighter and can warm food up to 300 degrees fahrenheit.
So it's great for warming up stews, soups, curries, rice, noodles, or anything that you've brought along to keep you going.
This usually takes about 30-40 minutes to warm a chilled pre-cooked meal up to a piping hot temperature.
And you can also cook food in it from scratch too if you like.
So a great little addition to keep you warm and full of nutritious food on your trucking adventures.
Gifts To Keep Truck Drivers Warm On The Road
Staying warm both inside the truck and outside it is vital to keep a truck driver happy and comfortable.
However if you regularly drive through cold and icy parts of the country this can be hard to do.
And even if you manage to get warm and toasty inside the truck, you will still have to brave the elements too when loading and unloading.
So getting your favourite trucker something to keep them warm on cold days on the road is a great gift to give.
A heated seat cushion
One of the best and quickest ways to warm up when you first get into a cold cab is with a heated seat cushion.
As by simply plugging one of these into the cigarette lighter, you have something warm and comfy to sit on for your journey.
And one that works well as a gift is the Wagan 12V Heated Seat Cushion.
As this one has two heat settings (high or low), and get get up to a temperature of 114 degrees fahrenheit.
Enough to warm even the coldest of backsides!
And the cushion is soft and comfortable to sit on, so it'll feel great on long truck journeys.
A warm jacket
A warm winter jacket is an essential part of any truckers kit.
And it needs to do a few things well.
Firstly it needs to protect you from the elements, keeping you dry and comfortable in the wind, rain, and snow.
And it also needs to trap in enough body heat to keep you warm, while also being breathable enough so you don't get too sweaty as you work.
So a great choice for a gift for truckers is the RefrigiWear Extreme Softshell Jacket, as this does both of these things really well.
And you won't get cold in one of these, as It's made to withstand temperatures of up to -60 degrees celcius.
It also has a reflective interior that helps to retain body heat and keep you warm.
And the Hi-Vis exterior is another bonus for truckers, as it'll make you visible at night to other motorists when carrying out any truck repairs.
Cold weather gloves
A good pair of gloves that can keep your hands warm as you work is another essential piece of kit for truckers.
Ideally you want a pair that are insulated but still durable, flexible, and strong enough to be able to work in.
And a great pair for truckers are the Ironclad Cold Condition Gloves.
As these are insulated, waterproof and windproof, meaning your hands and fingers will stay dry and warm while loading and unloading the truck.
And they are also rugged and durable enough to stand up to heavy use.
A beanie hat
We lose a lot of our body heat through our heads when outside in the cold.
So it makes sense to always have a warm beanie hat on your truck that you can slip on when the conditions outside get a bit arctic.
And one that does the business is the Thinsulate Cuffed Knit Beanie.
As not only is it comfortable and warming when you are wearing it.
It also has a bigger fold than most, meaning your ears get more protection against the cold.
A nice little gift to get for a trucker.
A thermos flask
One of the best ways to warm yourself up is from the inside out.
So being able to drink hot drinks and soups along the way will make a massive difference to your body temperature and sense of well-being as you drive.
Which makes a good Thermos flask like the Work Series 40 a great gift for truckers.
As this one will hold 1.2 litres and keep it warm for up to 24 hours at a time.
And it's small and portable too, meaning you can carry it around with you easily and it won't take up too much room in your cab.
Perfect for a cold day on the road.
Gifts To Keep Truck Drivers Entertained
Hour after hour of monotonous driving along freeways that all look the same isn't the most exciting way to spend your day.
And being on your own and relying on your own company can grow old fast if you have nothing to entertain yourself with.
So it's really important that truck drivers carry around some things with them that allow them to enjoy their free time and relax.
And in the modern age you have so many options to do that.
So there's no excuse for getting bored as long as you have the right gizmos with you.
And these gadgets also make really great gifts to give to truckers.
An XM portable satellite radio
Having something to listen to as you drive throughout the day is one of the things that keeps you sane behind the wheel.
And with an XM satellite radio you have plenty of options.
As you can listen to music on a wide variety of radio stations, news, sports, talk radio shows, and much more.
It's like having a bit of company with you inside the cab.
So getting one of these radios for a trucker is like giving them the gift of a friend to take with them on their long journeys.
And a really good one is the SiriusXM Onyx Plus Satellite Radio.
This connects up to the stereo in your truck and offers you over 130 channels to choose from.
Plus there are some cool features that let you shuffle between tunes on different stations or play the current song from the beginning when flicking arounds between them.
The only downside is you do need to purchase a monthly subscription from SiriusXM to use it, but that is small beer for what it gives you in return.
Having a tablet with you in the truck is an absolute necessity.
As they allow you to watch movies, TV shows, listen to music, keep in touch with your friends, and play games.
In other words they are a full entertainment center wrapped up in one device.
And the most popular tablet to go for would be an iPad.
As they have a great screen and display, are easy to use, and do just about everything you need them to do.
So receiving one of these as a gift will make a truckers day.
And the model above is good as it can run on cellular data as well as WiFi, whihc is important when you are out of reach of any connection.
But even if you are in the middle of nowhere you can still play movies and shows that you've downloaded to the device on Netflix or similar streaming platforms.
So you'll never be stuck without something to do with one of these.
A Kindle paperwhite
If you know a trucker that loves reading then a Kindle Paperwhite can make a fantastic gift for them.
As they are easier to carry around with you than a pile of books.
And you can load them up with as many books as you like, so you won't run out of good things to read.
They also have a battery that lasts for weeks at a time, which is great for life on the road.
And the light on this one means you can read it in the dark at night in your cab.
A games console
Gaming can be another great way to pass a few hours in the evening in your truck.
And some truckers rig their cabs out with a ton of equipment that has them looking like an arcade when all set up!
However you don't need to go to these extremes to get your gaming fix.
As a handheld games machine such as the Nintendo Switch can be taken with you and used anywhere.
This comes with a good choice of games and is a really popular choice right now.
And if you have a big screen on board you can plug this in and use it like a regular console.
You can even challenge the other truckers to a game too, as this can be converted so that there are two handsets playing at the same time.
An awesome little console to have on the road.
Noise cancelling headphones
A good pair of noise cancelling headphones has two main benefits.
Firstly they'll give you great sound when listening to music or movies and TV shows.
And they'll also drown out surrounding noise when you want a bit of peace of quiet.
And both of these things are important to a trucker.
So if you want to give a trucker a pair of these as a gift, a really top of the line model are the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones below.
As these sound fantastic and connect to your devices via bluetooth, so you don't have wires all over the place.
And they are super soft and comfortable on the ears too.
But if these are a bit more expensive than you are looking to pay for a gift then there are so many other options that will also do a great job.
Fun Stocking Fillers For Truck Drivers
All of the gifts we've listed so far have been super useful for a trucker.
However if you're just looking to get a trucker something small to make them chuckle, then check out the following items instead.
After all, it's good to have a laugh sometimes!
A back scratcher
Driving a big truck is a huge responsibility and you need to keep your eyes on the road at all times.
However there's one thing that can really affect your concentration and annoy the hell out of you.
And that's having a scratch you can't itch.
Because no matter how you manoeuvre yourself, there are certain places that you just can't reach.
So getting a trucker the gift of a back scratcher may sound like a funny one, but it's also a gift that will come in extremely handy.
As this way they can scratch that itch to their hearts desire.
And keep their mind on the road rather than that annoying tingling sensation on their back.
A truckers mug
Novelty mugs are always a bit of an acquired taste.
But we think this mug for truckers below is pretty cool.
As it mirrors the nutritional information you get on food items but with a truckers twist.
So something a bit different for them to drink their morning coffee out of and a talking point among their mates.
A book of tales about trucking
What goes on the road stays on the road right?
For most truckers this is the case, which is a shame as there are some great stories that remain untold.
However one trucker, Finn Murphy, has broken the ranks and released a book full of stories from his truck driving career.
These stories cover funny events, his experiences driving through every corner of the United States and how it has changed over the years, as well as a real insight into the life of a trucker.
So this book makes a great gift for a novice trucker starting out.
Or for an experienced trucker that wants to laugh along with someone who understands their life.
A pack of soft toilet paper
Now admittedly toilet paper is a strange thing to wrap up as a gift.
But in a way that's what makes it funny.
And after the laughter or bewilderment has faded away trust us, truckers will find this gift extremely useful.
Because not many truck stops have good toilet paper in them.
And day after day of using rough and uncomfortable paper on your sensitive parts is not very nice.
So having a pack of these super soft Charmin toilet rolls on board will be a revelation when you need to go for your morning constitutional.
And they can also get you out of jail if you need to stop the truck for an alfresco pit stop too!
Long distance driving day after day is a tough task.
And while most truckers enjoy life on the open road, there are certain elements of it that can be difficult to cope with.
So getting your favourite trucker one of the gifts from our list will help to make their daily lives that bit easier and more comfortable.
And as such it will be a gift that they'll really appreciate.