If you’re scrambling to find the perfect gift for your loved one who owns an electric car or just loves them as much as you do, then you might be struggling as most gift ideas for car lovers are aimed at petrol vehicle owners. Well, fear not! We have 17 great EV-themed gift ideas for you below that are sure to make your loved one’s day, whether it’s for a Birthday, Christmas, or Father’s Day gift.
1. Car Care Kit
When it comes to keeping a car looking spick and span, electric vehicles are no different to their fossil fuel counterparts. That’s why this car care kit makes a great gift for all owners to make sure their pride and joy stays in the best shape possible. The Meguiars kit contains 12 products including a wash, waxes, polishes, and more.
2. Tesla Coaster
This handmade coaster will be a conversation piece and can hold all of your friend’s drink cans perfectly. It may not compare to the sleek design of an actual Tesla, but it’ll look just as great displayed on a shelf at home or work.
3. Plug + Play Car Mug
This mug featuring the slogan ‘My car is plug and play’ has been designed especially for electric car owners to enjoy their morning cup of tea or coffee. It is 100% dishwasher safe and is sure to make any EV owner smile when they see it.
4. Home EV Charger
Trust us, your electric car-owning friend will love you forever if you buy them this home charger. The ChargePoint 24kW wall-mounted unit allows drivers to recharge their vehicle in roughly 8 hours. The charger is compatible with all vehicles currently sold in the United States and Canada by Chevrolet, Nissan, Ford, BMW (such as the i3), Chevy, Toyota, and Tesla.
5. Electric & Hybrid Vehicles Book
If you want to give your recipient a head start when it comes to electric vehicles, this book is just the ticket. Endorsed by the Institute of the Motor Industry, it has everything they’ll need to get an in-depth understanding, including types of electric vehicles, costs, emissions, charging infrastructure, and exactly how they work. it’s aimed at people planning to study electric vehicles or EV technicians but would be great for any enthusiast who loves to learn.
6. Tesla Mug
This 11oz coffee/tea mug is perfect for Tesla owners with the official logo front and center. The black and red mug has an ultra-smooth matte finish and is dishwasher safe. it will quickly become their go-to mug.
7. Novelty Phone Charger
This novelty desktop phone charger in the shape of an electric vehicle charging station is a lovely gift for someone obsessed with their Tesla or other electric car. Not only does it look great but it’s compatible with both USB-C and Lightning Cables so it will fit most phones.
8. Tesla Tumbler
Let’s face it – tumblers are always a good idea. This one is no different. The stainless steel tumbler is double-walled and vacuum insulated to keep hot drinks at their optimum temperature for longer – perfect for when your EV-owning friend likes a nice cup of tea or coffee on the go.
9. Electric Vehicle Pillow
This pillow with ‘You Revolt Me’ is the perfect cheeky gift for a friend or spouse with an electric car. Despite the tongue-in-cheek message, the black pillow looks great and is sure to be a talking point when your loved one displays it on their bed or sofa.
10. Elon Musk Biography
This hardcover book tells the amazing story of the billionaire inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk, with plenty of stunning photographs included in its pages. It will appeal to anyone who enjoys reading about business success stories and will be a great companion on a long trip or to keep them inspired at work.
11. EV Decal Sticker
There’s an old joke that goes, “How do you know if someone has an electrical car….? because they’ll tell you.” Well, with this window decal sticker, your loved one can show off their car with pride, without having to mention it. Stick this to their car window and watch the smiles roll in.
12. EV Etiquette Kit
This is a great gift for a passive-aggressive friend who often gets frustrated at new EV owners not following proper etiquette (and there are a lot). There are plenty of useful tools for communicating with other drivers and helping them follow best practice. For example, notices for drivers who have left their vehicle plugged in for an excessive amount of time or ‘do not unplug before…’ notices to prevent people unplugging their car.
13. Tesla Beanie
Winter is coming, but your electric car friend will be ready for it with this Tesla beanie hat complete with the logo on the front. The tonal knit beanie will fit most head sizes and can be used to keep their head warm when they’re off on a drive in cold weather or just enjoying a relaxing Sunday brunch in the city.
14. Formula E-Tickets
If your giftee is a Formula 1 fan but a ticket to the top-tier race league is out of your price range, you could also consider a ticket to the more eco-friendly version, Formula E. This is a global racing championship featuring fully-electric formula cars capable of reaching speeds up to 140mph.
15. Echo Auto
Ask your friend about their Tesla and they’ll probably mention voice control. This is a great gift idea for someone who loves the technology in their car and wants it in other things too. The Echo Auto connects to Alexa to play music, read the news, give weather updates and answer questions when connected to Wi-Fi – all through voice commands.
16. Tesla Cuff Links
For the more stylish EV owner, these cuff links are a great addition to their collection of accessories – especially if they have an impressive selection already! The silver metal design goes with most outfits and can be worn for formal occasions as well as everyday wear.
17. An Actual Electric Car
This one sounds like it goes without saying, but you might be surprised at how many people still think about the petrol engine when they want to buy a car. Giving your friend an actual electric car is one of the most meaningful (and practical) gifts they’ll receive.