The holiday season is coming and you may be looking for a gifts for oilfield workers, roughnecks, toolpushers or a company man or consultant who works on oil rigs . Here are some possible ideas for gifts for roughnecks and oilfield workers.
You might consider a book about the oil and gas industry, such as the funny and true stories contained in “This Is Not A Drill” by Paul Carter, seen below. Another funny book of his is entitled “Don’t Tell Mom I Work On The Rigs”. It chronicles the author’s experiences working on oil rigs around the world and all kinds of crazy things that happened during his career.
Other good gifts for roughnecks and oil rig workers include things like custom safety glasses that are ANSI approved and which double as sunglasses when on and off work. Though most drilling companies provide safety glasses for their employees, they often are not the most stylish things you’ve seen, but employees must wear them for hours at a time. Everybody want’s sunglasses to look good, even while working hard on an oil rig. Lots of oilfield roughnecks ride Harley’s and there are even Harley Davidson licensed safety glasses in a variety of lens colors. Below is an example of safety glasses for roughnecks that are both durable and stylish made under license of Harley Davidson.
Another good gift for oilfield drillers and roughnecks are drill bit keychains, such as the one seen below. Other drilling rig items ou will find cast in bronze, aluminum or sterling silver are elevator keychains, which are perfect for derrick men, and pumpjack paperweights for pumpers or gaugers and other oilfield production workers.
When all else fails in your search for gifts for roughnecks or oilfield workers, consider a gift card to a store like Cabellas, since many love outdoor pursuits such as fishing. The oil industry doesn’t have the best public image right now, but the fact is that those who work on the rigs here in North America and overseas help provide the energy we need to keep our cars running. They most often work at least 12 hour days or longer, in all kinds of nasty weather to provide that energy. Consider one of the roughneck gifts above for the hard working oilfield worker you know.
Another good gift for oilfield roughnecks is a collection of oilfield hardhat stickers. These are traded among workers and often worn on hardhats. You can often find collections of hundreds of rare and discontinued oilfield hardhat stickers like “Red Adair, Oilfield Firefighting” and “Boots and Coots”, as well as many saucy ones featuring girls and racy language. See Oilfield Hardhat Stickers for info and latest collections available. ( I personally bought one of these collections a couple of years ago that had oilfield stickers from companies from the 1950′s to the 1980′s, so you’ll never know what you’ll find.