With Christmas just around the corner we thought it timely to put together a handy last-minute gift guide for the car enthusiast in your life. Do you know someone who is obsessed with their car and all things driving? If so, we’re sure they will love this selection, with ideas for all budgets.
You can buy maintenance or winter kits as readymade gift packs or you could shop around and put one together yourself. Maintenance kits generally include everything you need for a top-notch car clean and some tlc for your car, including sponges, brushes, detergent, wax, tyre care and polish. Winter kits contain all the essentials to help you in cold weather, such as a scraper, de-icer, torch and first aid kit.
There are so many options for driving experiences that you’re sure to find one that your loved one will like. For speed demons there are track days, or you could gift them a challenging off-road driving experience. There are also more unusual options like classic cars, monster trucks or even tank driving! Making memories on an experience day is a great option for the person that already seems to have all the things they need, and you could even book a place for yourself to join in on the day.
A Personalised Print
You can get a variety of car and driving themed prints on websites like Etsy. Perhaps you could find one with your loved one’s dream car model, a retro-style car advert, scenic driving routes or a custom print of their first car. Artwork is always a lovely gift that will be appreciated for years to come, and some prints can even be personalised with the person’s name or a memorable date.
Make sure you loved one looks cool behind the wheel with a new pair of sunglasses. These are a driving essential both for summer sunshine and winter glare, so they will be able to use them all year round!
A modern-take on a cassette mixtape! Simply make a gift of a driving playlist or CD depending on what the person has available in their car. This is a great option if you’re on a tight budget and it’s a kind and thoughtful gift. You could theme it with summer driving songs, hits from the person’s favourite band or some nostalgic tunes from years gone by.
Insulated Travel Mug
An insulated travel mug is a great present for any coffee lover, but it’s especially good If you know someone who starts their commute early or often drives longer distances. This will help keep their drinks warm and is a more environmentally friendly option than single-use drinks cups. Remember to check the reviews to get one that’s leak-proof!
Book of Road Trips
A stylish coffee-table book is a classic gift and there are some beautiful options with details of scenic driving routes in the UK and beyond. You never know, you might just inspire your giftee’s next holiday!
A New Car
Why not go all out at Christmas and treat your loved one to a whole new set of wheels? Though if the person is a real motoring enthusiast, they’ll likely want to pick it themselves. If they’ve been thinking about a new car for a while then even just gifting your time to accompany them to the showroom could be enough of a present!
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