10 Gift Ideas for Pickup Truck Owners


Picking out a holiday gift for your pickup-truck-loving spouse, sibling or friend can be a daunting task. How do you choose something for someone who is so selective about their ride? The trick is to get something that isn't too expensive or complicated like a 4-inch suspension lift kit. Here's some advice: get things like floormats, cab organizers or a belt buckle. Our money is definitely on the belt buckle. No matter what your preference, we want to help. That's why we've put together some simple ideas to help with the decision-making process. Good luck and happy holidays.


1. Pow, Pow, Power Wheels!

The highly anticipated 2015 Ford F-150 is poised to win over a lot of shoppers. Now even the littlest truck lovers can have a new F-150. Ford and Fisher-Price have designed a ride-on toy inspired by the new F-150. This is the third generation of ride-on F-150 toys and surely the best ever. And we know it's strong. Get one for a truck-lover's kid and you will be a hero.


2. Cool It, Warm it

Every pickup owner that takes a long road trip knows what a pain an ice chest is for storing cold sodas and sandwiches. Ditch the ice bucket and go with a 12-volt cooler/warmer from RoadPro. This one, model RPAT-788, holds nine 12-ounce soda cans at 25 degrees below ambient temperature (or warms your stuff to 50 degrees above ambient temperature).


3. No Mud Here

If your gift recipient has a penchant for getting the truck into the mud once in awhile, these WeatherBeater floormats from Husky Liners would be a perfect gift. They're laser designed, so they fit perfectly, stay put, won't crack and get the mud off your shoes and keep it off the carpet. The material is also resistant to chemicals.


4. Ornamental Orientation

Putting a custom hood ornament on your Ram pickup would certainly set you apart, right? So, giving a ram's head ornament from Gem Collectibles seems like a really good idea to us! You can get the ram's head in either silver or gold, and you even have the option of one with lighted eyes. Even if they don't put it on their truck, there's no doubt they'll find someplace for it.


5. Tailgate Assist

You know how awkward it is to control the massive tailgates on pickup trucks, so why not give a DeeZee Tailgate Assist as a gift? The Tailgate Assist is a shock that safely controls the drop of the truck's tailgate. You can open the tailgate with a single feature and avoid the bone-jarring thud as it slams down. It works in conjunction with factory cables; no drilling required and all hardware is included.


6. Honk If You …

You've seen (or more likely heard) those train horns that all the big heavy-duty truck owners have, right? Well, there's a lot of wiring, hoses and money involved with those things. Here's a clever alternative: The Bad Boy horn from Wolo is a self-contained unit (no separate air compressor or tanks required) that can blow a whopping 118 decibels. This will make a truck owner happy that everyone can hear them.


7. Dress For Success

The Buckles of Estes belt buckle store in Estes, Colo., also has a website where you can find a belt buckle for any pickup lover. There's Chevy, Ford and Ram buckles in a variety of designs. Plus, there are belts made with seat belt buckles and designs that have state flags, guns, wildlife and more. You're sure to find something for the "truck guy."


8. Detail Oriented

Detailing a pickup truck can be quite personal for some truck owners, and the products they use, in some cases, are chosen out of habit. That's why you should give your pickup owner a new Mothers California Gold Clay Bar system. Professional detailers understand how a clay bar removes all the bad stuff (like tree sap, overspray, embedded grains of metal and more) without being too aggressive or hurting the paint. Why not shake things up a bit for your truck lover?


9. Safety First

Let's face it, the typical pickup owner isn't going to take the time or spend the money to get a top-rate first-aid kit for their truck. That's where you come in. Every truck should have a first-aid kit, and once you get one for the pickup owner in your life, they'll appreciate your concern and thoughtfulness. You can choose from a wide variety at Wal-Mart, Target, Cabela's and CVS Pharmacy.


10. Heated Blanket

If you are the kind of passenger that is always cold on road trips, here's a gift idea: Get a 12-volt heated blanket for the pickup lover in your life and tell them it's an emergency blanket. Then you can use it all you want. It's pretty sneaky, but who wants to be cold all the time? You can get 12-volt heated blankets at any number of retail or web outlets like Macy's, Amazon or J.C. Whitney.



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