There are some jobs we don’t think about on a regular basis. They are behind the scenes. Oilfield workers are among these professionals. You may not give much thought about what the lives of oilfield workers are like until you need to buy a gift for one. This occupation includes many different types of workers such as natural gas processors, derrickmen, drillers, and maintenance workers. Some field personnel and drillers may move from place to place as projects are completed, stationed far from the coast. Others may work at just one facility. Workers often live on ships near the drill site or on the platform itself. They are often away from home for weeks or months at a time. They often don’t have access to many of the things we do.
Therefore, when choosing gifts for oil field workers it is important to keep these things in mind. Here’s some great gift ideas for that special oilfield worker in your life.
Funny Hard Hat Decals
All oil field workers need to wear a hard hat and what a better way to stand out from your other co-workers. Decals can be funny and just overall different. This profession is hard and demanding so this could be a way for your oilfield worker to have some fun with their job.
Wool socks will keep their feet warm and dry during cold and wet weather. They work perfectly for boots too because they prevent rashes and blisters from wearing boots hours on end. Socks may seem basic, but they are a good choice for your son, husband or a friend who works in the oil and gas industry.
Electric Lunch Box Warmer
An electric lunch box warmer is great for anyone on the job that doesn’t get the opportunity to stop and take a break. This type of lunchbox will warm up food and keep it warm for hours. The lunch possibilities are endless and will make life on the rig much easier. They are easy and small to carry, don’t take up much room, and allow you to still have a nice hot lunch while on the go. Working as a roughneck can be tough on the hands, especially when working in cold climates and environments; but everything is easier with a warm meal in your belly.
Self Care Items
These workers are often away from civilization for extended periods, meaning they can’t just run out to the barber shop or stop by the store on their way home from work. Therefore hygiene items make useful gifts. For the holidays jazz it up a bit by getting a beard grooming kit to keep things tame while away from home. A soap gift set will be a blessing after long days on the job sweating from the heat or physical exertion. If they are a no nonsense type of guy, give them a basic men’s hygiene kit. Then they won’t run out of necessities like toothpaste, deodorant, or razors.
Rig work requires long hours, sometimes 12 hours per day for 7-14 days in a row. The job is physically demanding. A neck massager will help alleviate some of the aches associated with this occupation. A foot massager will help rejuvenate sore feet after standing during a long shift. Plus a heating pad will soothe sore back muscles.
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