Some people are born with a natural love for cars. For them, spending hours tinkering in the garage is pure joy.
The following list offers 21 gifts for car lovers of every type. Whether you’re buying for someone who takes pride in their classic car collection or the Lamborghini lover whos an outright petrol head, we’ve got some gift ideas for you.
1. Mustang Record Player
A record player inspired by sports car design is sure to be appreciated by Ford Mustang lovers. This record player, which is shaped like a Mustang, even comes with a set of red racing stripes and the iconic Pony logo on top. It’s primarily a vinyl player but it also has inputs for USB, AUX, and radio if your recipient is a little more modern.
2. Classic Car Jigsaw
Make your loved one’s car adventure a puzzle with this jigsaw. In it, they’ll be able to spot the most common classic cars from every decade-a 1933 Hudson Commodore Six, a 1936 Cord 812 Beverly Sedan, and so on-as well as some more obscure ones like the BMW 507. Any classic car enthusiast will have hours of fun with this gift.
3. Gear Box Water Bottle
Designed to look like an iconic racing car gearbox and branded with the Fast and Furious logo, this water bottle is a great gift for an automotive aficionado. It can hold 600ml of liquid and it’s not only functional but stylish too.
4. Car Care Kit
Help your car lover keep their car looking great with this kit, which has everything they need to clean the interior and exterior of the car as well as take good care of all its other parts. Meguiars is a tristed car care brand and the kit includes shampoo, wax, polish, and more.
5. Car Tire Mug
This mug is perfect for coffee lovers who appreciate some good automotive humor! Whether you’re buying for a mechanic or just someone who loves to fiddle around with their own cars, this novelty mug is sure to earn a smile or two.
6. Creeper Seat
This gift will be easily appreciated by anyone who’s into their car or truck maintenance. This creeper seat is the perfect gift for underneath-the-car work and it has a padded backrest too so they can stay comfortable while they work. Swivel casters allow it to move around easily plus it can be converted into a well padded seat for other maintenance work.
7. Seat Massager
If you’re buying for someone who spends a lot of time in their car, they might enjoy this seat massager, which has various settings to recreate the feeling of a massage chair. It can also vibrate and heat up to offer ultimate relaxation while on the go!
8. Formula Driving Experience
Is your loved one is a huge Formula 1 fan and dreams of getting behind the wheel of a formula racing car themselves? Here they can experience that feeling, in the safety and comfort of their own home. This package allows them to attend formula racing school and get behind the seat of a formula 2000 race car at one of several locations across the US.
9. Echo Auto
This device allows you to control your in-car entertainment, play music from Spotify, ask questions about your day, or even control your smart home devices to get the house toasty for your arrival. It’s hands-free thanks to Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant meaning built-in it can be used with no need to take your eyes off the road or your hands off the wheel. This is a great gift for those who love keeping their new infotainment system up to date.
10. Tire Inflator
An onboard tire inflator is always a great idea for those times when you separately need it. This gadget doesn’t take up much space so it can be carried around in a glove box or storage compartment and used wherever the flat tire is located. The compressor automatically shuts off when tires reach their correct pressure level.
11. Car Coasters
These car logo coasters made from natural slate are a great gift for automotive enthusiasts to bring some of their love for cars into the home in a stylish way. Shown here is an Aston Martin coaster but they are available for almost every car brand.
12. Desktop Charger
This desktop phone charger has been designed to look just like a Tesla Supercharger which makes a great gift for electric car owners. It’s made with a high level of detail and has charge points for both USB-C and lightning port so it will fit all types of phone. It can also be used as a holder for devices.
13. Ferrari Track Day
This gift is perfect for Ferrari lovers, allowing them to get behind the wheel of one of the world’s most iconic supercars for themselves. Choose one of the US locations for your recipient and they’ll get the full experience with a 30-minute lesson to learn racing techniques and safety information before stepping into a Ferrari 488 GTB with a professional in the passenger seat for guidance.
14. Clutch and Gas Socks
These socks are a great gift for petrolheads and make the perfect stocking filler or white elephant gift idea. The design is simple, one that says clutch and one that says gas. But they’re also super comfy to wear made from cotton and polyester.
15. F1 Tickets
If you’re looking for an experience gift that can be enjoyed by both adults and children alike, what better way to spend the day than with a ticket to an F1 race? This is one of the more expensive gift ideas, but if it’s a big birthday or special occasion, why not treat the car lover in your life.
A dashcam is one of those practical gift ideas that might seem boring to begin with but can be really useful when it comes to insurance claims, especially if there’s an accident that wasn’t your fault. Nextbase are one of the best brands in the business and the 522GW is reasonably affordable but packed full of features including 1080p HD video, built-in GPS, lane departure intervention, and built-in Alexa support.
17. Leather Driving Gloves
Driving gloves aren’t just for show they can be really useful not only to stop hands getting burnt on the steering wheel but also to prevent insects from smashing into your face at high speed. This gift idea is perfect for the avid motorist.
18. Doin’ Donuts T-shirt
If your recipient is as much a lover of Dunkin Donuts as they are doing donuts in their car, then this next gift idea will go down a treat. The t-shirt is available in several different colors including black, grey, and navy depending upon what color your recipient prefers.
19. Gear Shift Cufflinks
If your gift recipient is all about the bling, you can’t go wrong with these gear shift cufflinks as an ideal present, especially if they like to wear smart/casual clothes. They’re made from stainless steel and come as a set of two.
20. Build Your Own V8 Engine Model Kit
This is a great gift idea for someone who is into cars, especially if they’re already interested in engine models. The kit allows them to build their own scale replica V8 engine and comes with 83 pieces including all the parts you need. It also features an educational booklet about how an engine works.
21. An Actual Car
Of course, the gift of an actual car is a big one but what better way to show someone that you really care about them than by gifting them their dream car?