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Field Service Gift Guide: 8 Ideas That Every Service Tech Will Love

The holidays are a time for giving, selflessness and showing customers and employees some love. A set of steak knives or a thoughtful card might do the trick for customers, but technicians deserve a token of thanks for their hard work in the field, day in and day out.

Scrambling to find the perfect last-minute gift for your technicians? Don’t fret. Show them you appreciate all they do with these eight gift ideas that will keep techs entertained, warm, caffeinated and productive:

Cobra JumPack

This external battery charger is a multi-purpose tool every field technician could enjoy. It features a USB outlet to charge mobile devices and an LED flashlight. Despite its small size, the charger packs enough punch to jumpstart a vehicle. Techs won’t have to worry about their devices — or their vans — running out of juice. ($130 via Cobra Electronics)

Mini Jambox

It’s time to give up the construction site-sized stereos, or blasting music through the work vehicle’s stereo. This portable Bluetooth stereo is small enough to fit in a technician’s pocket, but it will fill the worksite with sound. Great for use in the office or the van while closing out a work order. ($130 via Jawbone)

Swiss+Tech Utili-Key 6-in-1 Mini-Tool

Here’s a miniature multi-tool that any field service technician could love. It includes six tools: flat screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, mini-screwdriver, straight blade knife, serrated blade knife and a bottle opener. ($11 via Swiss+Tech)

iPad Air 2

The sleeker, faster iPad Air 2 is one of the hottest items on holiday wish lists this year. For managers who want a gift that technicians can use at work or at home — and who are feeling generous — Apple’s new iPad Air 2 is a great idea. ($500 via Apple)

Crock-Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer

With this portable crockpot, technicians can keep food warm by plugging it in while on the job, or at the office. The container holds 24-ounces of home-cooked goodness. ($30 via Crock-Pot)

American Giant Full Zip Hoodie

Keep technicians in the field warm with this heavyweight, American-made sweatshirt. Slate called it the “greatest hoodie ever made.” ($89 via American Giant)

Glider Gloves (Winter Style)

Field techs who work with their hands every day will appreciate this new model from Glider Gloves. The heavy duty construction keeps techs warm during the winter, and the no-slip grip and touchscreen-compatible design allows users to text, call or watch installation videos on a mobile device without removing the gloves. ($30 via Glider Gloves)

Contigo Autoseal West Loop Stainless Steel Travel Mug

Keep your technicians caffeinated throughout the day with Contigo’s portable travel mug. The sturdy design makes it perfect for the field, and it’s dishwasher safe. Mugs are available in 16-ounce and 20-ounce sizes. ($21 via Contigo)

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