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Gifts for car lovers this Christmas

by | 10 Oct 2018

Some people can be a nightmare to buy for. They have enough socks, their taste in music and films changes almost by the day, and the last time you bought them a new shirt it was shoved to the back of the wardrobe by New Year’s Day.

But if you’re in need of a last-minute gift and the recipient happens to be a motorist, don’t despair. Here are some great gift ideas for the driver in your life.

Winter car kit

OK, it’s not the height of romance but, if they don’t have one already, a good winter car kit should be in any driver’s pillow case this Christmas. There are plenty to choose from, but many come with a foldable snow shovel, high visibility vest, LED torch, foil blanket, waterproof ponchos and booster cables, among other winter breakdown essentials. If the recipient does breakdown on a cold wintry night, it’s one gift that will be worth its weight in gold.

Off-roading or track racing

Inside many an enthusiastic motorist is a petrol-head bursting to get out. Feed his or her inner racer with a full throttle motoring experience day, which can mean anything from tearing up countryside tracks in a powerful 4X4 to negotiating hairpins and chicanes on a real racing circuit. You can even race dumper trucks, if that’s your thing!

https://www.redletterdays.co.uk/experience/driving

Aston Martin calendar

Give them the gift of Aston Martin this Christmas! Not an actual Aston Martin, of course (maybe next year). Instead - and it’s a quite distant second to the car, admittedly - this limited edition Aston Martin 2015 calendar is beautifully designed and photographed, featuring 12 months of stunning cars pictured against awe inspiring scenery.

http://www.astongifts.co.uk/christmas/for-him/2015-aston-workshop-calendar-c14326d402348.html

Car cufflinks

If the driver in your life likes to dress well, how about a pair of snazzy, car-themed cuff links to tie a stylish outfit together? There are several to choose from, but we think these car dial cuff links make a classy, unique stocking filler.

http://www.meandmycar.co.uk/car-dials-cufflinks-p-396.html

In car camera

On a practical note, in car cameras help to enhance road safety and protect drivers from fraudulent insurance claims. On a more flippant one, recording some incredible drives in picture perfect locations can be a lot of fun. This model has a night vision mode, 130 degree recording angle and a 4GB memory card.

http://www.racshop.co.uk/sat-navs-tech/car-cameras/product/rac-carcam-01-in-car-camera.html

Top Gear Daft Cars

You may think your own car has its eccentric moments, but these incredible – and incredibly daft - cars really are at the far end of the bizarre spectrum. They include amphibious saloons, solar powered hatchbacks and rockets on wheels, among many others.

http://www.theoriginalgift.co.uk/Top-Gear-Book-of-Daft-Cars/Product1_22552_-1_260252_11056

Winter car check

One surprise present that will definitely be appreciated – you can get it as a little extra something if it doesn’t feel romantic or special enough – is booking his or her car in at your local Approved Garage for a winter once over. Because when you think about it, giving the gift of safe and reliable motoring this Christmas could be the most thoughtful gift of all.