If you’re like me, I’m still thinking about Thanksgiving leftovers and haven’t given a thought to the impending mad rush to Christmas. But time is getting short and if you have a Logger or Tree care worker on your gift list, don’t despair, we’ve got you covered.
Loggers can be a finicky group to buy for.... Of course they all want a new saw, but that’s usually outside of most people’s budget. Gloves, suspenders and files are easy gifts, but usually loggers have the preferred brand and size. It’s also hard to get excited about files, no matter how many are in the box.
Most of these items are safety related (Hey, that’s what we sell!) but we’ve thrown in some that are a little more fun than items to stop bleeding.
First on the list and coming way in under your budget at $45 is an OSHA Compliant Logger’s First Aid Kit. This kit is easy to wrap and weighing in at around 2 pounds has an impressive heft to it. This kit has all the standard items such as band aids, antiseptic wipes and gauze pads that the government tells you that you need to have. It will get used over time and it saves your Logger big time in OSHA violations if they don’t already have one. One is required for each vehicle and landing so stock up!
Second on our list is a Combat Application Tourniquet. What does combat have to do with logging? The Combat Application Tourniquet (C-A-T) was designed in conjunction with the US Army and has resulted, in one study, a 62% decrease in fatalities due to extreme hemorrhage (bleeding). Loggers are known to use tools that spin razor sharp chains at about 88 feet per second in close proximity to their body parts. The C-A-T tourniquet is 100% effective in stopping extremity bleeding if used properly. Who wouldn’t want that? It makes a perfect stocking stuffer. At $32 and you can always add a trauma kit case ($34)
if they need something to carry it in. (Aw heck, just get the complete trauma kit!
Next is something on my personal wish list, I don’t know how many back pockets, truck seats and body parts I’ve punctured with the regular scrench but this setup contains 12 tools in one convenient package. Two screwdrivers, a Torx and Allen Wrench , 4 sockets for bar nuts and spark plugs and can it also be used as a chainsaw file handle. With a waterproof nylon sheath to boot, who could ask for more at $24.50
Second to last on the list is something that has universal appeal, but being on their feet 8+ hours a day will be especially appreciated by loggers! They probably have plenty of cheap socks but these are worth their weight in gold. Made in Vermont where they know a thing or two about staying warm (and logging) you’ll be shocked how good these socks feel on your feet. They’ll make your old boots feel like brand new (in a good broken in way). 64% Wool naturally repels bacteria and odor and with superior wicking keeps feet dry. And they’re unconditionally guaranteed for life. Go ahead and splurge on a pair for yourself at $23.95!
Finally, just like socks, you can never have enough T-shirts. There are a lot of funny, snarky Logger T-shirts out there about hippies, hugging it first and “wood” but if you prefer something a little more refined and serious I recommend Timber Clothing Company’s T shirts. In a million different colors and with a simple logo. Only $18 each ($16 if you buy 2!) and they also make cool hats (something else you can never have too much of) with the same logo.
There it is; 5 easy items to take care of the toughest to buy for. All can be easily ordered with the click of a button (and credit card). Have a good suggestion for other gifts? Add it in the comments below.