Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Christmas gifts for roughnecks are something to think about if you live in oil country. With a little thought, you can come up with some great ideas for Christmas gifts for roughnecks!
Nifty Nicky's best ideas for Christmas gifts for roughnecks...
It's funny; many people don't even know what roughnecks are. Well, roughneck is an endearing term used to describe folks who work in the oilfield on oilrigs as laborers, roustabouts, driller's helpers and such.
Sometimes the term is used to describe bullies or general helpers in various professions, but for the most part, it refers to oilrig workers.
Roughnecks generally work shift work and get lots of exercise on the job. Even so, many engage in weightlifting, body building or fitness activities in their recreation time. So, fitness equipment and accessories may be good Christmas gifts for roughnecks.
Generally, there is some travel time from home to the worksite for roughnecks, so car stereos, music, comedy CDs, or audio books are decent Christmas gifts for roughnecks who spend a lot of time commuting to and from work. If they ride in a carpool and don't do the driving themselves, books may also be good ideas for Christmas gifts for roughnecks.
Roughnecks are sure to value their sleep as when working long shifts and shift work, they may not get much of it. Nifty Nicky says comfy pillows and sleep aids like those water fountains that make a natural, relaxing noise are wonderful Christmas gifts for roughnecks.
Factoid: There are four basic types of oil or gas wells. They are production wells, exploration wells, appraisal wells or wildcat wells. Wildcat wells are randomly drilled in hopes of hitting oil.
Another thought is, roughnecks do some pretty hard labor and it can be pretty rough on their bodies (and necks - maybe that's why they are called roughnecks). Anyway, gift certificates for massages or massage devices are usually very appreciated, thoughtful Christmas gifts for roughnecks.