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Bus Driver Appreciation Day & Week Gifts for 2024 -
15 Awesome Ideas

published: March 6, 2024
Bus Driver Appreciation Day & Week Gifts for 2024 - 15 Awesome Ideas

School Bus Drivers’ Day was established in 2009 by the California State Assembly. Ever since then, districts around the country have celebrated the important job that school bus drivers do each and every day: get our children safely to and from school. This year, Bus Driver Appreciation Day is April 23, 2024, and provides the perfect opportunity for school bus companies, school districts, and parent-teacher associations to say thank you with bus driver appreciation gifts.

Here are some top bus driver appreciation gift ideas:

1. 20 oz Two-Tone Himalayan Tumbler

If you’re looking for great bus driver appreciation gift ideas, consider this two-tone Himalayan tumbler. It features a powder-coated finish and double-wall insulation that keeps drinks hot or cold for hours. The vacuum-insulated stainless steel travel tumbler has a non-slip bottom and a snap-on, spill-resistant lid with a rubber gasket.

2. Core 365™ Fleece Jacket

Bus drivers in your district will stay toasty warm en route with this fleece jacket. This full-zip jacket is made from 100% polyester, anti-pill fleece and has a chin guard and soft feel for comfort.

3. Neck & Shoulder Wrap

Stress-relief and relaxation gifts for bus driver appreciation make perfect sense; after all, driving a bus full of children can try anyone’s patience. This wrap can be microwaved to relax neck and shoulder muscles or frozen to use as a cold pack.

4. Stackable Bento Box With Insulated Carrying Case

When bus drivers take a break mid-day, they will appreciate this custom bento box. Featuring an insulated case for convenient carrying, this stackable bento box lunch set includes a plastic fork, spoon, and knife in a secure second-tier lid compartment.

5. Tek-Scents Air Freshener

For great bus driver appreciation day gift ideas, consider these air fresheners. This accessory is perfect for reminding drivers of your district or organization as well as keeping their buses a bit fresher.

6. Smart Cookie Gift Bag

Snacks make great thank you gifts for bus drivers. This sweet little gift bag is filled with a trio of individually wrapped soft baked cookies. Whether you give drivers this gift individually or paired with a coffee mug or other gift, it will be much appreciated.

7. Fold Up Chair with Bag

Looking for bus driver appreciation day gift ideas? Check out these fold-up chairs, perfect for sporting events to camping trips. Made of nylon, these personalized outdoor chairs are designed with two mesh cup holders and come with a nylon carrying bag with shoulder strap and drawstring.

8. Pocket 4000 mAh Power Bank

Everyone depends on devices today. Help keep your bus drivers powered up. A sleek and stylish portable charger matches today’s most popular devices, quickly charging phones, tablets, and other mobile devices on the go.

9. Patriotic Gusseted Cotton Tote

One great way to share school spirit is to share your school’s mascot and logo with your bus drivers. This cotton tote is 100% made in the USA and the perfect size for carrying just about anything.

10. 25 oz CamelBak Eddy®+ Bottle Tritan™ Renew

These bottles make great bus driver appreciation gifts. Made from Eastman Tritan™ RENEW, a durable and sustainable material containing 50% recycled plastic, these bottles are shatter, stain and odor-resistant. Its wide mouth makes it easy to fill or clean.

11. 5/8" Neon Polyester Lanyard

Help your bus drivers keep important cards and identification close at hand. These brightly colored lanyards are made from durable polyester material. An inexpensive and much-appreciated gift, these lanyards are a great Bus Driver Appreciation Day gift.

12. Super Soft Sherpa Blanket

Help your bus drivers relieve stress after a long day with this premium blanket. Keep them warm and cozy during bus breaks or at home. They will remember your school district or company with bus driver appreciation gifts like these.

13. Resqme® 2-in-1 Auto Emergency Safety Tool

Bus drivers love this 2-in-1 auto safety tool, which includes a spike tool for shattering car windows and a seat belt cutting tool. They will appreciate this safety gift both on and off the job.

14. 18 oz Outdoor Adventure Travel Mug

If you’re looking for gift ideas for bus driver appreciation day, check out this ceramic-looking travel mug. This stylish, speckled stainless steel travel mug has a C-handle and double-wall insulation. It includes a spill-resistant press on lid that slides to open and close.

15. Gildan® SoftStyle Crew T-Shirt

Your bus drivers will appreciate these ultimate customized printed t-shirts. The Gildan® SoftStyle Crew T-Shirt is made from preshrunk cotton that feels soft and smooth on the skin, and it has a modern fit and a 3/4 rib knit collar that add style and flair to any outfit.

Remember that National Bus Driver Appreciation Day comes but once a year. That doesn’t mean it’s the only day to thank and appreciate our bus drivers. If your organization is looking for end-of-school-year or holiday gift ideas, be sure to consider health and wellness, apparel, technology and other great gifts from Crestline. It’s a way we can support education and those who care for our children.