We’ve all got that one person in our lives who absolutely lives for cars. Their knowledge can rival any Google search. And don’t even get them started about a certain body style or engine, or they’ll never stop. To them their car isn’t just a car; it’s their baby.
If you’ve got one of these folks on your gift list, you’re in luck! Whether it’s the latest tech toy or the unusual find, we’ve got the best gifts for all car enthusiasts below.
The car may be the centerpiece but these hi-tech additions can make a sweet ride even sweeter!
- Amazon Echo Auto puts Alexa right in your car. The device connects to the Alexa app on your phone and plays through your car’s speakers. Alexa can play music, make calls, find a nearby coffee shop, pay for gas, all at the command of your voice. It doesn’t work with all car models or smartphones, so check before you buy.
- NOCO’s Portable Battery Jump Starter Pack offers peace of mind if you ever need an extra charge. It’s also an LED flashlight and a portable power bank for USB devices. This booster is rated for gasoline engines up to 6 liters and diesel up to 3 liters.
- The Garmin Dash Cam Mini 2 alerts you if there’s an incident around your car and automatically records it. It provides video if you’re ever in an accident. This device is prohibited in some areas; make sure you’re aware of the local laws.
- The Car Cushion with Massage and Heat from Sharper Image offers comfort and warmth for those long, cold winter drives—and even the short ones!
Car Inspired Fashion
These trendsetters are a must for car lovers when they aren’t behind the wheel.
- Puma has a line of motorsport sneakers that celebrate such carmakers as Porsche, BMW, and Ferrari. With logos and team colors, these kicks are perfect for life in the fast lane. Pair them with Heel Tread socks, inspired by classic car brands.
- Driving gloves are not only a stylish accessory. They give you a firmer grip on the wheel and they keep the wheel from getting dirty or sticky.
- From t-shirts with classic Corvettes to funny ones that proclaim “still plays with cars,” Zazzle has some great options.
- Speedometer and fuel gauge cufflinks are the perfect accessories for any dress-up occasion.
Practical – and Fun
Check out these fun and useful ideas for the car lover in your life.
- Etsy has some wonderful presents for car lovers. If you’re looking to open a little bubbly this holiday season, the spark plug bottle opener is the perfect gift. Or try these car coaster cup holders that keep those pesky places clean from dirt and debris. For the car-loving dad in your life, this key chain says it all.
- The No Blindspot Rearview Mirror was rated the best by the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute. It offers a 180-degree view with no distortion, and clips right over most existing rearview mirrors.
- The Gillette Heated Razor Bugatti Limited Edition pays homage to the iconic Bugatti. Plus, this razor heats up, delivering a shave that’s as luxurious as the car!
- Teachers, give a special gift by extending your NEA Member Benefits to eligible family members. NEA Member Benefits recently added siblings to the list of family members eligible to access the NEA Auto and Home Insurance Program provided by California Casualty. Parents, in-laws, adult children, and now siblings can take advantage of the special rates, deep discounts, and personalized service available through the NEA Auto and Home Insurance Program.
Just for Fun!
Put a smile on every car lover’s face this season with these uniquely fun gifts.
- LEGO® isn’t just for kids. The toymaker has an extensive line of car kits for adults. This includes the LEGO® Technic Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 and the James Bond™ Aston Martin DB5. Let the car lovers in your life build their dream car collection.
- For the gamer in your family, the Logitech G920 Racing Wheel offers a great “driving” experience. It realistically simulates the feel of your car and tires on every turn.
- When you can’t get enough of your car, a custom watercolor print is just the thing! You can also find beautiful car wall art on Fine Art America.
- For the ultimate gift, give your car lover a ride in a race car. Virgin Experience, Xtreme Experience , and others offer chances to drive tracks throughout the U.S. Also check Groupon for local listings of exotic car rides or rentals in your area.
Happy holidays from California Casualty!
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