Top 10 Christmas gifts for car lovers
From tools and accessories to experiences and memorabilia, here are the top 10 Christmas gift ideas for car lovers in the UK.
Christmas is just around the corner, which means it's time to start thinking about gifts for the car enthusiasts in your life. If you have a friend or family member who loves cars, we've got some great ideas to make their holiday special. From tools and accessories to experiences and memorabilia....
Here are the top 10 Christmas gift ideas for car lovers in the UK.
For the ultimate thrill, gift a driving experience like a supercar test drive, race car experience or off-road 4x4 adventure. Popular options include driving a Lamborghini, Ferrari or Aston Martin on a racetrack or taking a Land Rover into the mud trails. Prices vary depending on the car, location and length of drive time but experiences typically range from £50 to £500. It's sure to get their adrenaline pumping!
Car Cleaning Kit
Help them keep their pride and joy looking pristine with a high-quality car cleaning kit. Look for ones that come in a case and include multiple brushes, microfiber cloths, chamois, tire gel, car shampoo and other detailing essentials. Quality kits from brands like Meguiar's and Autoglym make excellent gifts. Prices range from £20 for basic kits to over £100 for professional-grade sets.
Satellite Navigation System
Top models from TomTom, Garmin and other brands have large touchscreens, voice controls and millions of points of interest. You can find high-tech navigation systems from around £100 to £350. Go for one pre-loaded with UK and European maps.
Does the car lover in your life enjoy working on their own vehicle? Get them some new tools and equipment for their garage like power tools, floor jacks, torque wrenches, code readers and tool storage. You can create a great toolkit starting at around £50.
For driving enthusiasts, few things beat the thrill of taking their own car out on a famous racetrack. Gift them some fast laps around Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Donington Park or Goodwood on a track day. They'll get to drive the circuit and receive instruction from professional drivers. Full-day experiences start around £200 per person. An unforgettable driving thrill!
Magazine or Book Subscription
Keep their automotive passion fueled all year with a subscription to a favourite car magazine. Top UK magazines like EVO, Car, Top Gear and AutoExpress all offer print/digital options. Or choose a subscription for books on their favourite car marque or model. Prices for 12-month magazines start around £40.
From diecast model cars to framed prints and signed merchandise, automotive memorabilia makes unique Christmas gifts, and ones that will last forever. Choose something display-worthy representing their favourite brand or race team. Model cars from Minichamps or Autoart display nicely and cost £50 to £200. Limited edition prints start around £50.
Car Care Package
Make it easy with a detail care package including items like spray wax, tyre shine, leather cleaner, microfiber cloths and more. Add a few fun car fragrances or air fresheners to keep the interior smelling nice. Packages start around £20 for multiple products.
Advanced Driving Course
Improve their safety and skills behind the wheel with an advanced driving course from the AA, IAM Roadsmart or other professional school. These intensive courses teach accident avoidance, skid control, emergency braking and more. Often spread over a full day, prices range from £149 to £350 depending on the provider and type of course.
Find shirts, jackets, hats and other gear embroidered with automotive brands and logos. Or choose useful accessories like driving gloves, sunglasses, key fobs and wallets. Look for favourite car manufacturers or patterns evoking vintage motorsports. Apparel starts around £15, with accessories from £5 and up. A personalised wallet is always a winner at Christmas.
Whatever you choose from this list, it's sure to delight the auto aficionado in your family. With Christmas coming up fast, now is the time to start shopping for something special to make the 25th December memorable. Just be prepared - your gift may just make their face light up brighter than the tree on Christmas morning!