Great Gifts for Car Enthusiasts

It’s that time of year again when most of us spend a crazy amount of money on holiday gifts. Shopping for some people is easy, but there are those times when you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for the hard-to-shop-for person. We’re here to help you find the best and most thoughtful gifts for the automotive fan in your family!

Ready, set, shop!

Inverted umbrella

I personally hate getting the inside of my car wet, so when my friend showed me the inverted umbrella, I was sold! This thing looks like a regular umbrella but it closes/opens in reverse. It keeps me dry and prevents spills in my car and in the house. Read more about it.

Steering wheel cover

They’ll appreciate a steering wheel cover, especially if they live in an area where it snows a lot and temperatures dip below zero.

Car seat cover

Help the car enthusiast on your list protect their car interior. Seat covers help defend the car from scratches, dirt, stains etc. And if there happens to be a furry friend in the car, a seat cover is a must to keep pet hair at bay. It’s also a great gift if their car is a bit older since it will spruce things up a bit and the give the illusion of an upgrade.

Car care kit

Most car enthusiasts love their car and want it to be spotless at all times. They may even spend hours a year polishing it. Perhaps not the most extravagant gift, but a car care kit is thoughtful. Just think about all the money they’ll save detailing their car themselves instead of bringing it to a car spa.

Car vacuum

Who likes a dirty car floor? No one, of course! A car vacuum is a great gift. It means the end of running to the gas station to keep the car clean. They can do it in their own driveway or garage.

Model cars

Let’s be honest, most car enthusiasts like to collect cars. So get them started on their own collection with a model car, or help them enhance their existing collection. If your gift is their first model, decide wisely between fancy expensive models, wooden models, Legos and Hot Wheels. If they already have a collection started, gift them a missing item. Be aware though, some of these can be expensive; they’re collector items after all. Read what model cars are currently trending here.


Everyone loves movies, so why not gift a classic? Depending on your car enthusiast’s interest, the gift can range from a scary car movie like “Christine,” or a movie featuring muscle cars and imports, like “Fast and Furious.” Or perhaps a comedy like “Herbie.”

Video games

There are plenty of video games you can buy for the car aficionado. Just be sure to know what system they own so they don’t have return the copy of “Need for Speed” on PS4 when they own an Xbox.


Most car folk love pretty pictures of cars, so why not gift them a book (or two). Below are some books we think are fitting for any car lover. Head to your nearest bookstore and grab a copy.

  • Porsche 911: 50 Years
  • The Man and Le Mans Documentary
  • Corvette: America’s Star-Spangled Sports Car: The Complete History
  • Black Noon: The Year They Stopped the Indy 500
  • Shelby Cobra: The Snake that Conquered the World


Man or woman, we all love accessories. Car jewelry is a thing. As is car-related cufflinks and tie clasps. Of course, driving gloves are always appreciated. Check out this site and pick a pair of gloves that fit your car enthusiast’s personality best.

An experience

There are plenty of places a car enthusiast can find a thrill. You can gift them tickets to a movie starring a car, auto museum, auto show, cruise-night dinner date or even a first-hand track experience. Check out what races are upcoming and see if you can get your hands on a pair of tickets.

Regardless of what gift you choose, it’s the thought that counts, right? Just remember that and enjoy the time you spend with family and friends.

Happy holidays, everyone!



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