Seven popular presents for van drivers this Christmas

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  Posted by: electime      17th December 2019

Air fresheners and travel kettles are at the top of van drivers’ Christmas lists this year, experts have revealed.

Motoring experts from have listed seven useful items which would make great presents for van drivers this Christmas.

From portable seat heaters for long commutes across the country, to van vaults to keep precious tools and valuables safe, these are the gifts that will be most beneficial to tradespeople and van owners.

A spokesperson for said: “Finding the perfect present for anyone can be difficult, but if someone’s job revolves around their van, the usual notebook or pen holder might not quite cut it.

“Thinking outside the box – but inside the van – will help make the recipient’s time on the road that little bit easier.”

Here are seven of’s perfect presents for van drivers this Christmas:

1. Travel Kettle

The need to travel from service station to service station to quench caffeine cravings will be a thing of the past with this present. Within a couple of minutes, you can have boiling water after plugging a travel kettle into the 12-volt socket. They cost around £10-£20 and will help save a lot of money when it comes to coffees and teas.

2. Ice scraper mitt

This could soon become a life-changing essential to any winter safety pack. De-icing a van won’t be the same again after trying a fleece lined scraper mitt, helping to protect drivers from cold hands. These start from as little as £5 so are the perfect stocking filler or secret Santa gift.

3. Leather driving gloves

Fingers are the first thing to feel the cold, but this can be the thing of the past with driving gloves. With different quality options, and prices from anywhere between £20 and £200 they can also make a great Christmas present for anyone where you can choose the amount you wish to spend on them. Made from thin, soft leather they can increase a driver’s control of their vehicle due to improved grip of the steering wheel and gear stick.

4. Van Vault

Often a target for theft due to the fact high value tools can often be left in the back overnight, generous gift buyers wanting to splash the cash and help improve van safety should consider a van vault. Secure boxes have a sturdy design and reinforced locks but can cost up to £150.

5. Air freshener 

A classic stocking filler, every motorist should always receive a pack of air fresheners. Van drivers spend a lot of time in their cabs, often after doing quite strenuous work meaning anything to eliminate smells are often welcomed. For less than £5 a pack of air fresheners can certainly sweeten the day.

6. Portable seat heater

We all know the feeling of driving on a particularly cold day and not being able to feel certain parts of your body… A heated seat pad can come to the rescue for drivers of vans which don’t offer internal seat warmers. Costing around £20, the device can be plugged directly into the 12-volt socket and will keep bums warm this winter.

7. Dashboard pads

Phones and keys are the perfect size and shape to have a habit of falling next to the seat and in hard-to-reach places. Losing them can be a thing of the past once they’ve received a dashboard pad this winter. A tacky pad costing around £5 sticks to the dashboard grabbing hold of easy to lose items.