20 Gift Ideas Perfect for School Bus Drivers

Looking for the best gift ideas for a school bus driver?
Here are 20 ideas to get the creative juices flowing.


Whether it’s your school bus driver’s birthday, retirement, a Christmas gift of just a spontaneous gift, finding the perfect present can be a tricky task. We have completed the hard work for you and found 20 items to browse through at you leisure. There’s sure to be something that meets your approval.

1. Keyring

Bus drivers are always sure to have keys on them. So a shiny new keyring made from stainless steel which won’t tarnish or rust will look fabulous alongside their collection of keys. With a lovely message hand stamped on to it, it will be a constant reminder of you!

2. Travel Mug

Busy bus drivers will be on their travels most days, which means they will no doubt want to keep their tea or coffee fix in check, or have a refreshing cool drink to hand. He or she will be able to fill this durable stainless steel travel mug up with hot or cold drinks, so keep hydrated throughout the day. You’ll brighten up their day when they see the lovely message printed on the side. A useful and smart looking mug, suitable for women or men.

3. Cufflinks

Cufflinks can be a great addition to any suit and would be a really fun but subtle way to show they love the job. These are available in a number of finishes, including bronze and silver, and you can choose from a variety of images to make sure you get the perfect gift.

4. Long Sleeve T-Shirt

A fun way to showcase a bus driver’s job! A long sleeve t-shirt with the words ‘This Is How I Roll’ will definitely put a smile on his or her’s face. A unisex long sleeve t-shirt that comes in a range of colours will be the perfect humorous gift. You and your friends on the bus could even sign it with your names to make it super special and personalized.

5. Personalized Chocolate Bar

Chocolate is always a great gift. Birthday? Chocolate, Christmas? Chocolate, Happy? Chocolate, Sad? Chocolate, Always… Chocolate! So your bus driver will no doubt appreciate a little bit of chocolate too. This has is a slight twist on the ordinary chocolate bar – a Snickers wrapper with your custom text on it – making a really thoughtful gift. (This listing is for the printable file for you to download and create yourself.)

6. Novelty Pajamas

This gift will definitely make your bus driver laugh. These pyjamas are quite basic but have a large slogan – ‘You can’t scare me, I’m a bus driver.’ A gift that will be useful and cosy and also bring a smile to their face. There are options for the pattern of the bottoms and there are styles for both men and women.

7. Salt & Pepper Shakers

Everyone will have salt and pepper shakers in their home, but not a set as cool as this one. Shakers on board a school bus will look great on the dining room table and will definitely be a conversation starter. Hand painted and polished, this useful accessory will also look great as an ornament.

8. Clock

Your bus driver will never miss the bus when they have this lovely clock hanging in their home. It features a simple school bus image with a special message which is sure to bring a smile to their face whenever they look up to check the time. Suitable for women or men.

9. Cap

Give your bus driver a stylish accessory to wear on the job or in their own time. A classic black cap is an essential in many people’s wardrobe so gifting this 100% brushed cotton canvas cap with a school bus polyester patch will be an extra special accessory.

10. Bag

You can be assured this Natural Canvas Tote Bag will come in so useful. Whether it’s for their lunch or just to take shopping, there will always be a need for it. It has a simple but effective design featuring a school bus – which they will be no stranger to, of course.

11. Socks

It’s always great to have at least one pair of funky socks in the cupboard. These will be perfect for a school bus driver as they are covered in lots of classic yellow school buses. Made from cotton, polyester and spandex, they will come in handy, as well as being a funny talking point when they peek through from underneath their trousers.

12. Purse

A great little accessory for their money, keys and phone. It is the perfect way for a school bus driver to store all their valuables. With a removable wristlet strap they can decide whether to have it attached or not. Suitable for men and women, either would love to receive something as cool as this.

13. School Bus USB Drive

A simple USB drive would be an okay gift – but when it’s designed to look like a school bus, it changes everything! Surprise them with this thoughtful gift – a small affordable handy gadget that will look really cool. Your bus driver is sure to be delighted.

14. Tie

An old school looking tie will be the perfect accessory for when your bus driver is ‘out of office’. This snazzy neck piece will be great for someone who loves to rock the crazy ties! It’ll be a fabulous way to add some fun to a smart outfit – and is bound to be a conversation starter!

15. Plant Pot

Suitable for men and women, this plant pot will be a really fun way to show off their blooming flowers. A durable ceramic school bus pot can be showcased inside or outside. You could even plant some flowers in there beforehand to make it an extra special personal gift.

16. Seat Cushion

This useful gift is a great way to ease the painful niggles your bus driver might feel, due to sitting down for most of the day. It improves posture, prevents pain and boosts energy, so your bus driver will feel so much better when they have received this gift. Not only can it be used on the bus, but also in the car, on the train, at home or anywhere!

17. Earrings

Possibly more suited to your lady bus driver, these fantastic handmade dangly earrings will be a fun accessory to add to any outfit. Made with silver plated findings and resin school bus beads, they’ll be a great conversation starter. A really cute reminder of you and a way to show off the love of her job.

18. Pendant

Another one for the lady bus drivers out there. This lovely looking expertly handcrafted pendant, made with solid 10 karat yellow gold, would be an extra special gift. A fine polished finish gives it a classy look that would look great paired with any gold piece of jewellery. A suitable accessory for everyday wear.

19. Vintage Tissue Box Dispenser

A really unique gift that will look great anywhere around the home – and make a simple tissue box less ordinary! It has the option to add photos, maybe of themselves and their friends when they were at school. A great gift that they’re unlikely to already have and a lovely reminder of you and his or her time at school.

20. School Bus Cookie Jar

A school bus shaped cookie jar is just what every bus driver needs!
It’ll look great in any kitchen – a fun ornament that’s useful to store their goodies inside. Cookies will keep fresh … and safe … because who would expect to find tasty treats inside a school bus?!

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