Christmas Gifts for Truck Lovers
Here are some affordable gifts for all truck lovers. No car parts necessary.
The four best-selling trucks of 2017 were Ford, GMC, Dodge and Toyota models. Truck owners are a loyal bunch, so here are some gift ideas inspired by these brands that they'll be happy to receive this holiday season. Don't worry, you won’t have to purchase an F-150. These items are actually affordable.
For the Ford Fan
This vintage-inspired sign could be perfect for the trucker who's had a Super Duty for years. It is a great way to show brand loyalty in a subtle way. This one is made of aluminum, just like a license plate, and is painted royal blue with a white fleur-de-lis-style design and a retro-looking logo. It goes for $35 on Ford's merchandise site.
For the Ram Driver
Give the Dodge truck owner the gift of fuel. Human fuel, that is. This unique mug features a sketch of the 1997 RAM truck, featuring the front, back, and sides of the prototype. It even includes the patent number and lists the inventors.
The handmade black and white mug is available in an 11-ounce version that goes for $16 and a 15-ounce version for $20. Buy it for the Dodge owner and coffee addict.
For the GMC Devotee
The book may be 10 years old, but any GMC lover would be interested in this token of the truck brand’s century-long history. The $30 dollar book is available new and gently used on Amazon, and includes models from the brand’s 1902 inception up until 2007. It details milestones like the yellow cab trucks, 4x4 pickups, and the brand’s World War II involvement.
Author James K. Wagner is a former mechanical engineer who worked at Ford for 37 years. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Historians.
For the Toyota Trucker
A stainless steel and leather wristwatch is the perfect option for someone who owns a quality truck like the Toyota Tundra. For about $35, this gift is a steal. The dial was made by Japanese watch company Citizen, which produces luxury timepieces for Nordstrom and Macy’s.
Choose from versions in black, white, gold and silver, in silicon, steel or leather materials.