You have a lot of options when it comes to giving your gearhead loved one a Christmas gift. You can always buy them an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera or the new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 if you have the same net worth as Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates.
Otherwise, you may settle for these cool Christmas present ideas that your gearhead friend, family member, or partner will appreciate – and your pocket will love, as well.
Ooo–kay, you may think. After all, who gives keychains for Christmas nowadays? They don’t seem like much. For a car lover, however, a car-inspired keychain is as good a gift as any, especially if custom-made for them. Companies like MultiDrift, for instance, feature top car brands in their keychain products. Brand fans will love them.
Car Wash After Winter
Sure, your loved one may be really keen and crazy about their car. And, chances are they clean their cars themselves on a regular basis – not as regular as they’d want to during the winter, though. When the snow starts to melt, treat your loved one to a late Christmas present, and bring their car to a local car wash for a lovely bath. If you are feeling extra generous, offer to bring the car to the mechanic for an after-winter checkup.
Car Care Kit
Apart from an actual car, the best thing a car nut can receive as a present are tools that will help them maintain their auto. Your loved one probably tinkers with their ‘toy’ often, which means some of their tools may already be wearing out. A briefcase full of car care tools would be a nice gift.
Car Scale Models
If you’re still about $20,000 short of buying your loved one that Jeep Gladiator, don’t worry, you’ll get there if you work hard. In the meantime, you can order scale models of their dream car. These scale models won’t only serve as a gift, but also an inspiration.
You remember Ted from How I Met Your Mother and how his friends made fun of him for wearing driving gloves? Well, if your family member or friend is a fan of Ted and driving gloves, a pair of leather driving gloves isn’t a bad idea for a present. This is ideal for car owners who go out of their way to protect their steering wheels, especially those made with leather or vintage wood.
If you don’t have enough money to buy a racing suit, you can always opt for a season-appropriate piece of clothing. Customize a hoodie – you can have your loved one’s favorite car brand printed on it. Or, you can personalize it with a picture of their car. If you’re feeling more creative, ditch the hoodie and go for a knitted sweater, instead. But, it should still feature something about cars.
Christmas is about giving, not expenses. So what if you can’t afford the Porsche you’ve wanted to give your gearhead spouse, son, or best friend? You can still make their heart race with excitement with unique holiday gifts that have something to do with cars. The key is to learn what they love most and find things that match. The suggestions above will help you with your gift-hunting mission.