Choosing the perfect gift can be difficult, especially for a Trucker or Truck fan. Luckily, Raney’s is here to help alleviate some of the pressure by providing you with an overview of potential gift ideas that Truckers are sure to use. Before we begin, here are some useful tips to keep in mind when choosing a gift:
1. Always know what truck they drive. Many trucking items are make and model specific, so make sure you check the product’s compatibility with the specific truck type.If you’re just beginning your search for gift ideas, take a look at some of our most Popular Trucker Gifts (Just keep in mind some exterior gifts are better for those that own their own Trucks!)
2. Do they own the truck they drive or drive for a company? If they drive for a company, it is probably best to get something they can use personally, like apparel, headsets, or a GPS unit—think Interior-related items. If they own the truck, they’ll probably want something more permanent.
3. Do they work locally or nationwide? Knowing this can really help narrow down some great gifts! For the constant long hauler, a fridge can be a really valuable gift, as with a GPS. If they drive in familiar territory often, a beefy GPS won’t be as necessary.
4. Does he/she have a Raney’s Wishlist? If you’re really unsure about what to buy the Trucker in your family, ask them if they have a Raney’s wishlist! They have already done all the guesswork for you.
Owner-Operator have more gifts ideas available to them since they own their truck. Here are some of our favorite ideas that will improve the functionality and/or the aesthetics of their truck.
Comfort and Function are essential elements in every trucker’s life. Using products that promote this can have positive health benefits to keep those wheels rolling. These gift ideas can help accomplish that.
Technology has changed the Trucking Industry a lot, improving Truck quality of life and safety. Here’s our selection of electronics that we wouldn’t want to be on the road without:
1:16 or 1/16 = 2 ft long model truck
1:32 or 1/32 = 1 ft long model truck
1:64 or 1/64 = .5 ft long model truck
For almost every major brand of semi-truck there is a corresponding model, so when you are shopping for a loved one, try to find out what they drive or what they want to drive when they grow up. Scale model trucks make great stocking stuffers, especially the 1/64 and 1/87 scaled trucks as these are the smallest, yet still extremely detailed models. For big time collectors, make sure you are purchasing a Die cast Metal truck. They are a bit weightier and really stand out when put on display. Die-cast trucks make great gifts for someone in the industry to go on a desk or in an office. Careful though, they tend to be a little heavy for kids.
Still not sure what to choose? How about a Gift Card? The universal gift you can’t go wrong with!