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10 top Christmas gifts for the special truckie in your life

CHRISTMAS LISTS: Don't fret, have a read of our list of suggestions for Christmas presents.
CHRISTMAS LISTS: Don't fret, have a read of our list of suggestions for Christmas presents. Bev Lacey

IT'S THAT time of the year again.

If you haven't got your list of presents sorted out, don't worry.

Big Rigs has got you covered.

The team compiled a list of some great presents to get that special truckie in your life.

From logbook covers to photography sessions, diecast models, audio books and more, there's something for everyone.

 

Even the seat covers are made by hand out of Bundaberg rum towels. Photo Emma Boughen / The Bush Telegraph
Even the seat covers are made by hand out of Bundaberg rum towels. Photo Emma Boughen / The Bush Telegraph Emma Boughen

1. SEAT COVERS: Everyone needs a comfortable seat

IF YOU'RE sitting down driving all day, what's the first thing a truckie needs?

Some funky seat covers, of course.

Things like coffee, sweat, UV rays and general dirt and grime can quickly tarnish your seats.

Well, there's heaps of room to be creative, depending on what your truckie's personality is or what they're a fan of.

Truck seat covers come in almost every kind of fabric you can think of, in almost every colour and design.

There are even seat covers for your favourite footy teams or favourite truck or car dealers.

And there's something for everyone's price range - seat covers range in price from about $50 to the more expensive ones for about $250.

 

Toowoomba Library now has audio books available online. Gary Hudson listens to a book. Photo: Bev Lacey/The Chronicle
Toowoomba Library now has audio books available online. Gary Hudson listens to a book. Photo: Bev Lacey/The Chronicle Bev Lacey

2. AUDIO BOOKS: Listen to a new book on the road

AUDIOBOOKS are a truckie's best friend.

What else are they going to listen to when they can't get a radio signal?

The list of books you can listen to is endless, all good book stores, be it physical or online, offering a huge range.

Categories you can choose from include crime and thrillers, sci-fi and fantasy, history, health and development, classics, biographies and memoirs, business, action and adventure, romance, fiction, non-fiction, children's, film, radio and television, comedy, best-sellers and more.

If you don't know what genre or book to buy, why not buy them a voucher?

 

In The Sac Pure Linen sheet set, from $425, www.inthesac.com.au
In The Sac Pure Linen sheet set, from $425, www.inthesac.com.au in the sac

4. BEDS, LINEN: Rest your head in fresh comfort

JUST like everyone else, a truckie needs a comfortable place to rest their head at night.

For drivers out on the road it is a little bit tougher, so why not consider sprucing up the cab?

New bed linen, a cover can work wonders to help make a cab a home.

 

Big Lift's Rolling Thunder in the shop at PJ's Custom Spray Painting. More than $200,000 was spent on doing up the Western Star. Photo Sean Owens / Big Rigs
Big Lift's Rolling Thunder in the shop at PJ's Custom Spray Painting. More than $200,000 was spent on doing up the Western Star. Photo Sean Owens / Big Rigs Carly Morrissey

5. PHOTOSHOOT: Remember your truck forever

A PICTURE says a thousand words, but it also brings wonderful memories flooding back long after it was taken.

So for Christmas this year, why not treat that special truckie in your life to a truck photoshoot?

That way, years down the track, even if they give it a makeover so it looks completely different to when they picked it up, or if they just want to remember what their old faithful looked like after they sell it to another truckie, they've got those fond memories to look back on.

There are heaps of photographers across the country who specialise in truck photography.

 

Model truck at the Beauy Muster October 31. Photo Carly Morrissey / Big Rigs
Model truck at the Beauy Muster October 31. Photo Carly Morrissey / Big Rigs Carly Morrissey

6. MODEL TRUCKS: Make your own diecast models

WE'VE already suggested photographs as a way to remember your favourite truck, but why not get a model as well?

There's models for nearly every kind of truck that you can think of - be it a new one or an old one.

Or if you're really into that thing, you can get creative and build your own models or paint your own.

Models are also varied in prices from the cheap end of the scale to a little bit more top level, so there's definitely something for everyone.

 

The Garmin Dash Cam 55.
The Garmin Dash Cam 55.

7. DASH CAM: Keep an eye on road as you drive

YOU can have a camera anywhere these days, so why not have one in your truck?

Whether for fun or safety, dashboard cameras record clear and reliable footage to make sure you always have a record of your travels.

These devices have risen in popularity of late and you can pick one up at any good store that sells electronics.

Like any kind of electronics, prices are varied.

 

Kenworth, single brand market leader in Australia.
Kenworth, single brand market leader in Australia. Bruce Honeywill

8. MERCHANDISE: Get some merch for your truck

IT'S NOT only the car dealers that offer their drivers and fans awesome merchandise.

So why not find out what your truckie's favourite brand is and go and find some merch to match?

And the sky's the limit as to what you can find.

Why not get a cap with a logo on it, t-shirts too, or even a jumper? Or why not a stubby cooler, a backpack, headphones, a bag or an esky too?

 

Nolan's dedicated truck wash facility.
Nolan's dedicated truck wash facility. Carly Morrissey

9. TRUCK WASH: Give it a good scrubbing

WHEN you're driving something as big as a truck, with little time to spare.

As a busy driver you simply don't have any time to stop and think about washing the vehicle, least of all wash it when you get back to the depot.

So, why not get them a voucher to get their truck a good wash?

There are truck wash businesses throughout Australia and, depending on what you drive, varied prices.

 

Truck driver fills out a log bookPhoto Carly Morrissey / Big Rigs
Truck driver fills out a log bookPhoto Carly Morrissey / Big Rigs Carly Morrissey

10. LOGBOOK COVER: Give your logbook a fancy spruce up

NO TRUCK driver can live without their ball and chain logbook.

So why not make it a little more bearable give it a bit of a makeover?

There are all sorts of different covers available for logbooks these days.

Leather covers are pretty popular, or you can get one customised with your favourite truck logo on the front, or even your name or initials.

If you're not into leather, don't fret, there are plenty of other options too.

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