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. To make it easy on yourself, try some of these amazing options:
Relaxing oil field worker gifts
Many oil workers live on a rig with about 200 other people, often with no access to windows. During their weeks off, they will enjoy some fresh air. The good thing is, that after working weeks on end, they usually have just as much time off. With a hammock they can spend outdoor time with the family or just relax.
An outdoor bluetooth speaker will allow them to listen to their favorite playlists while soaking up some sunshine.
Don’t forget a beverage table with a cooler. This can keep frosty beverages within arms reach while providing a place to set open drinks and snacks.
2. Mind Puzzles
Gift ideas for oil field workers
Working on an oil rig takes high concentration. In addition to being physically fit, oil field workers need to stay mentally in shape. Help give their brain a work out with some brain teasers.
Helpful gifts for oil field workers
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. You can also find handheld massagers that can be used on any sore muscles.
A foot massager will help rejuvenate sore feet after standing during a long shift.
Plus a heating pad will soothe sore back muscles.
Best gifts for oilfield workers
Since these workers spend so much time apart from their loved ones, photo gifts help keep those dear to them close to their hearts. A 3D crystal photo makes a great Father’s Day gift for oilfield workers. It will keep time spent with family in the forefront of their minds.
You can also get a customized photo blanket to keep them warm on those cold windy nights.
If your sweetheart is an oilfield worker, give him a personalized song plaque with your special tune, along with an image of the two of you together. It will let them know you are thinking of them even while they are away.
Christmas gifts for oil field workers
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.
Cool gifts for oilfield workers
These guys work hard. Let them show pride in their work by displaying a cool pump jack sculpture or an oil rig model.
For more of a hands-on gift, give them a pump jack 3D puzzle or a set of pump jack building blocks to build their own replicas during their extended time off. These also make great activities to do with families. Building something provides quality time while helping kids understand what their parent does while away from home.
Decorative gifts for oilfield workers
This job is more than just a career. So much time spent on the rig becomes part of who they are. Demonstrate how that part of them is important to you with beautiful wall art depicting oil rigs.
For outdoors, metal wall art can be customized as a welcome sign.