[Updated 9/26/2020] The holiday season is just around the corner, and chances are, you have a car lover or two on your shopping list. From items to use in the car and around the house to truly unique gifts that will bring a smile to a gearhead’s face, there is plenty to choose from. Check out these unique gift ideas that are sure to be loved by anyone with a passion for automobiles.
The Top 5 Holiday Gifts for Car Lovers
While you’d probably love to present the car lover in your life with his or her dream car, chances are, your budget won’t allow it. Here are the top 5 holiday gifts* for car lovers that are more likely to fit into your budget this holiday season.
Racing Brake Clock
For a unique gift that your car-loving recipient will look at daily, consider something like the Racing Brake Clock from AUTOart. Manufactured to the exact same size as a real racing brake, this clock is a unique conversation starter that will look great in a garage or man cave.
Smartphone Scan Tool
If you have a do-it-yourselfer on your shopping list, a smartphone scan tool, such as the Actron U-Scan Code Scanner is a great choice. These small devices bring all the functionality of a full-size code scanner to the user’s smartphone. With one of these tools, advanced diagnostics can be accessed by simply plugging the tool into the car’s OBD II data port and downloading an Android or Apple app. The tool syncs to the user’s phone using BlueTooth and allows the user to read and erase codes.
Car Wash Kit
If you’re a do-it-yourselfer yourself, consider a DIY car wash kit. Sure, you can buy car wash kits just about everywhere during the holiday season, but why not put together something a bit more personal? Start out with a bucket, and fill it with car wash essentials, like soap, glass cleaner, a wash mitt, and shop towels. Then, add in some unique goodies, like a car magazine, a kit for cleaning foggy headlights, an air freshener in his or her favorite scent, or even a mini vacuum. Use your imagination to come up with the perfect kit for the car lover in your life.
Cup Holder Tray
Know someone who spends way too much time on the road and ends up frequently eating in their car? A cup holder swivel tray is a fun gift idea. It fits in the car’s cup holder and swivels into a comfortable position. The textured tray keeps things from sliding and spilling. When your gift recipient isn’t using it to hold lunch, these trays are also good for keeping things like cell phones and earpieces close at hand.
When you’re looking for the ultimate practical gift for a car lover, remember that sometimes the best gifts are those that are the simplest. Help the car enthusiast in your life keep his or her ride in top condition by paying for routine services like an oil change or a tune-up. Call your local garage to see if they offer gift certificates or if they will allow you to pre-pay for a service for someone else. Most will be glad to help you out with giving the gift of auto service.
With a little creativity, finding the perfect holiday gifts for car lovers is easy. To give yourself the gift of a safe, reliable car, give Tune Tech Automotive a call to schedule maintenance or repairs. You can also schedule online via our website.
*The products listed in this guide are not manufactured or distributed by Tune Tech Automotive, nor should these suggestions be considered official endorsements. This list is for informational purposes only.