You’ve just stumbled upon a procrastinator’s gift giving paradise. Christmas Eve will never be the same again.
This year, forget the snooty salespeople at the mall, the bullying superstores crowds, or timing your online orders just right. This year, shop at a 24 hour Truck Stop.
Truck Stops serve up stylish tees, tons of tech gadgets, appliances, tools, dolls, toys, movies, and more. From the Hipster to the fitness guru and from Grandpa to little Suzy, your gift giving machismo is now dialed in, and not a day too early.
We’ve patronized our share of Truck Stops, we’ve stayed over, got coffee, and shopped for appliances. Sometimes we browse the isles over morning coffee, pouring over all the tech gadgets, DVDs, and fresh doughnuts.
In this list, we’ve cobbled together a few common recipient stereotypes, then combined them with unique, thoughtful, and completely awesome treasures. All of which can be found randomly at over 10,000 road-side stores, nationwide.
Go ahead, give it a gander. We think we’ve uncovered a lil’ gem here, don’t you?
The Gadget Geek
Sci-Fi Movie T-Shirt
Yeah, it comes in XXL.
Big mall appeal. High roller status.
Practical. Cheap. Under the radar.
Kitchy. Cheap. No wrap necessary.
Food truck status. Bring it hot.
Practical. Cheap. Works on ketchup.
Simple find. Key: Bad IS way-good.
Large type. Wrong size, even better.
Never heard of it? Perfect.
Leave price tag on. Unisex.
The Fitness Guru
Buy in bulk. Response varies.
Wrap in wine bag. Higher price is best.
Laces or vests. Very thoughtful
Zone-out. Zone Diet. It’s all good.
Impressive. Conversation starter.
If you want “in,” a CB radio is the gift.
One can never be too ready.
Doesn’t matter, if it’s camo, just get it.
The Rug Rat
Easy. Tried and true Truck Stop item.
Better than a BB gun.
Sweet-hero. These will not disappoint.
Multi-kid gift. Packs a punch.
The Sports Fan
Avoid fail. Know “their” team.
Go Big or Go Home!
If they can coach, they can be the camera man.
12v Tailgate Cooker
Packed with beef sticks and BBQ sauce.
The “Don” or The “G”
Heavy trunks yield flat tires.
Sturdy. Reliable. Always a hit.
Fresh. Clean. Player.
If it does nothing, you’ve found it.
Close your eyes. Any one will do.
Let’em know you ‘get’ them.
Don’t hate the tapes, hate the player.
To our U.K. and Aussie friends; when we say Truck Stop in the States, think of your Transport Cafés and Roadhouses, only with a hodgepodge of trinkets, goodies and gadgets. Beyond hot grub and petro, this adaptation to the road service center is unmistakably American.
Find a Truck Stop in the U.S.
Travel Centers of America
Love’s Travel Stops
Pilot Flying J
Petro Truck Stops