Car lovers are naturally picky and particular about their preferences. So, shopping for them during Christmas can be a challenge.
If you don’t have the ideas or funds to gift them the rare and costly parts or cars they dream of, there are still lots of nice and cool gifts any car lover will be happy to receive. To make shopping for car enthusiasts on your list easier, I came up with 30-holiday gift ideas they’ll appreciate.
Most of these items are available with 2 to 5 days shipping depending on your location, so don’t stress too hard about your last-minute shopping. But then, it’s still better than your order sooner to acquire a timely arrival.
Check out our 30-holiday gift ideas for car lovers below.
Car Accessories Holiday Gift Ideas
1. A smartphone mount
Car lovers would rather spend their money on nice parts and accessories than pay a huge fine for using a phone while driving. Giving them a smartphone mount is like giving them a safety gift.
A smartphone mount like iOttie Easy One Touch 4 Phone mount is compatible with all smartphones and can be mounted on dash or windshield.
2. A Bluetooth AUX adapter
A Bluetooth AUX adapter is a thoughtful gift for someone who upgraded a smartphone without a 3.5mm auxiliary port. Instead of spending bucks on a new Bluetooth-compatible car stereo, they can simply pair their phones via Bluetooth easily.
3. A Tile Mate keychain
Going on an enjoying drive is what every car enthusiast likes to do, but without car keys, this won’t be possible. One is an easy solution for them to keep track of the keys is to have a Tile Mate key finder. You can easily attach this to your key ring, sync to your smartphone via Bluetooth, and track down using GPS on the Tile App.
The Tile App shows a map so you can better locate your Tile mate. This also works well with wallets, so they don’t have to worry if they can’t find their driver’s license before going out.
4. An Alexa-enabled car charger
Since Alexa was introduced to the market, many people enjoy using it in their homes. But, who would’ve thought that one company can manufacture something and bring it on the road? Well, give thanks to Roav Viva by Anker, they made it possible.
To use, you will need to plug it in the 12-volt adapter and gain voice-controlled access to music, audiobooks, directions, and more. It also provides 2 USB high-speed charging ports for your devices.
5. A cordless tire inflator
Whether you’re a car enthusiast or not, this air compressor is a gift to anyone. Its cordless design makes inflating tires easier than ever before. With its auto-off feature, you won’t have to worry about over-inflating.
6. The Brush Hero Water-Powered Wheel Brush
It’s no doubt that the wheels are the hardest areas to clean in a car. With this Brush Hero Water-Powered Wheel Brush, you can clean the wheels with ease. It harnesses water pressure from a garden hose to knock away dirt and grime without ruining the finish of wheels.
I tested this in my car, and I assure you that any car lover will appreciate the time this device can save them.
7. A car cleaning kit
A clean car makes your driving better. So, any car lover will appreciate receiving a car cleaning kit.
I recommend the Chemical Guys 16-piece car wash bucket kit. This already includes the wash soap, glass cleaner, detail spray, wheel cleaner, tire shine, and cream wax. This also includes professional-grade accessories like a wash mitt, wheel cleaning brush, and scratch-free microfiber cloths.
8. A wooden gift crate filled with auto-care products.
A car crate is an excellent choice for a car-loving guy on your list. And for this selection, I recommend Man Crates as they have a variety of gifts for men. Inside this, there are ultimate fire hose car wash nozzle, a honeydew snow foam auto wash, a professional grade microfiber towels, and wash mitt, and a collapsible bucket.
9. Two personalized leather keychains
Most car lovers want customizing things, even the keychains. Giving them custom leather keychains is a thing that you can personalize for them. JooJoobs do this, and by just $47, you can get one side of the keychain stamped with letters or words of your choice. But, if you want both sides done, just add $10 more.
10. A mechanic’s tool kit
Owning a set of tools is a must for every car person. Instead of purchasing random tools, the Craftsman 450-piece tool kit has everything you need for mechanical work. The price ranging from $200 to $450 isn’t bad at all because of its practicality. Remember that when you have the tools and knowledge, there’s no need to pay a mechanic for labor.
11. An Alexa-enabled navigation system and dashcam
The Garmin Speak Plus is designed to provide turn-by-turn directions with a clear and unobstructed view while driving.
Integrated with Alexa, car users will never have to pull out their phone to get directions, make a phone call, or control music. On top of all, the windshield-mounted device added safety features like the built-in camera to prevent forward collision and lane departure warnings.
12. A portable jump starter and power pack
The conventional jumper cables are useless without another car to use for power and a helping hand.
But with the TACKLIFE T6 packs 16,500mAH of power, jump-starting a car all alone is no problem. It comes with a flashlight attachment and operates as a battery pack for devices like your smartphone or tablet. As a convenient accessory, it has a place in everyone’s car, not just for car lovers.
13. A California Car Duster
The California Car Duster is an awesome gift for car lovers. It’s an effective tool to have whether they’re a meticulous collector who needs to dust off their car often, or they just like to keep their ride free of pollen and dirt in between washes.
14. A handheld vacuum
Keeping the car’s interior clean is as important as the exterior. That said, a hand-held vacuum is another must-have for car lovers.
One of the best handheld vacuums out there is the Black & Decker Lithium Cordless Hand Vacuum. It fully charges in 6 hours to provide efficient and robust suction. With a flip-up brush head for dusting and cleaning upholstery and a pull-out crevice tool for hard to reach areas, it’ll thoroughly clean every corner of a car’s interior.
15. A laser radar detector
You shouldn’t encourage any car lovers to exceed the speed limit. But, let’s face it — some people just have a heavy foot while driving.
So, just to help alert them of police scanners ahead, giving the Cobra RAD 450 Radar Detector can warn them when it’s time to slow down. If this device saves them from getting one speeding ticket, then it’s a good investment.
However, keep in mind that radar and laser detectors are legal in all states except Washington D.C and Virginia.
Clothing Gears Holiday Gift Ideas
Puma is one of the most established sportswear brands in racing culture. its Motorsport collection proves that. With apparel for BMW Motorsport, Ferrari, AND Mercedes-Benz AMG, they’ve got pieces for auto lovers of Benzes, Bimmers, and the Prancing Horse.
17. A pair of driving gloves
Even if you’re not buying for a race car driver, a pair of driving gloves will be appreciated by any car lover. During the fall and winter, these pair of driving gloves can keep hands from freezing on a cold steering wheel without losing the necessary grip for maneuvering.
18. A pair of driving loafers
A nice pair of driving loafers are the perfect shoes for cruising and for days when full race gear isn’t needed.
I recommend Wolf & Shepherd Gunner Driver as these are handcrafted, waterproof suede and are super comfortable. With these loafers, car guys can easily hit the clutch when driving and still look stylish when they park the car and get out.
19. Clutch and Gas Socks
If you insist on shopping that special someone a pair of socks for the holiday season, these clutch and gas socks are a fun holiday gift option for car lovers. Even when they’re not behind the wheel, they’ll remind them of their love for driving.
Classic and Unique Toys and Collection Holiday Gift Ideas
20. A remote-controlled drift car
Unlike most remote-controlled cars with basic controls, the Drift Furious Turbo 9 RC car can effortlessly slide around corners like a high performing drift car. If you’re buying for a drifter or a kid who has grown tired of their normal remote-controlled cars, they’ll get a kick out of this one.
21. A die-cast model car
A car lover on your holiday list probably wants a real vintage car — but that may not be completely possible. If the 1957 Chevy Bel Air they’ve been dreaming of isn’t in your budget, a die-cast model car is the next best thing to give.
22. A LEGO Bugatti Chiron
If a car lover is more interested in new cars than old ones, this gift is sure to satisfy.
The LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron is nothing like the LEGOs they played with as a kid. This 3599-piece kit can be built into an excellent supercar that auto enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy building. The $350 price tag might sound too pricy, but it definitely beats the $3 million price tag of a real Chiron.
23. Reality Racing Track Set
For many generations, Hot wheels have been on holiday wish lists of car lovers. But its recent hottest track is truly from the future. It uses a smart device using augmented reality to control the track. Hot Wheels Augmoto Track brings the action to life with cheering crowds, explosions, fireworks, and more.
24. NASCAR HEAT 3 for PlayStation 4
NASCAR HEAT 3 is the must-have racing game for PlayStation 4 owners. The game includes realistic race modes that simulate some of the most iconic NASCAR tracks.
They get to enjoy fun, mud-slinging race modes. Moreover, they’ll receive a $50 NASCAR ticket to attend a real race. To make the in-game driving experience even more realistic, you can also purchase their Logitech racing wheel, pedal assembly, and shifter set.
25. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is extremely fun even if the driving experience is far from reality. In this game, they will race their way through crazy tracks filled with obstacles like banana peels, bombs, and more. Car lover or not, it’s a must-have game for all Nintendo Switch owners.
26. Forza Horizon 4 for Xbox One
If the car lover you’re shopping owns an XBOX One, Forza Horizon 4 is the best racing game for their console. This game features a realistic competitive racing game that can be enjoyed at any level. Just like the NASCAR HEAT 3, purchasing the Logitech racing wheel, pedal assembly, and shifter set can improve the gaming experience.
27. A timing chain wall clock
A wall clock by Auto Timing Chain and Gears is a cool gift to any car lovers. It is designed similar to an engine’s timing chain. It’s a nice display for their garage and office space.
28. A race-inspired watch
Momo is known for making car parts like seats, shift knobs, and steering wheels. And this time, Momo also took the risk of putting these into the watch.
Their invention, Driver Pro Automatic watch, features a large dial that’s uniquely automotive and a black rubber strap. Any car guy will love this watch, but if you’re shopping for a true high-end option, you’ll want to check out the Rolex Daytona — the most iconic race watch ever created.
29. An outrageous coffee table
If you’re shopping for the car lover who already has everything you could possibly think of, a V8-style engine block coffee table will blow them away. With this, you won’t have to buy another gift for the next few years as it costs $1500.
30. An experiential gift
Gifts don’t need to be in the form of an item. In fact, experiences are sometimes an even better option than material gifts. The good news is that Groupon has plenty to choose from.
If you want to give the person on your list an unforgettable experience, you can search for auto-cross lessons in rentals and another exotic car to go-kart races. Since search results vary based on your location, you should browse Groupon to see what’s available in your area.