Christmas Gifts for Car Lovers 2016: Ideas for Every Budget

So many presents, so little time… Christmas is just a few weeks away now, and we know many of you will be looking for a helping hand when it comes to buying a gift for the car lover in your life.

So we’ve pulled together a list of things they’d be thrilled to receive this festive season – from a cheap-as-chips card game to a souped-up sports car that totally blows the budget…

Christmas Gifts for Car Lovers: Under £10

sports car top trumps

Classic Top Trumps – Sports Cars

If they’re especially into their fast cars, this fun game’s a great way for them to discover a few facts about the most legendary models around (but, thanks to the simple format, it’s suitable for total novices too).

£2.99 from Tesco

Round the Bend by Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson fans will find this former-number-one-bestselling book –  where he writes about current affairs, cars and other annoyances – is packed with the outrageous opinions and anecdotes that he’s become known for.

£6.19 from Amazon

Grippy anti-slip mat

This clever silicone contraption keeps all of your bits in bobs – from your sunglasses to your spare change – firmly in place while you’re driving. It’s super sticky yet won’t damage the dashboard surface so fastidious car owners needn’t worry about it causing a mess.

£6.99 from I Want One of Those

Christmas Gifts for Car Lovers: £10 – £30

austin mini t-shirt

Trident White Electra Qi Series Wireless Charging Cup Holder

This super smart device slots right into your cup holder to charge your mobile wirelessly via Qi technology (be sure to check your friend’s phone is compatible before you buy) – a fantastic gift for those who are on the road a lot.

£18.99 from Amazon

Austin Mini classic 60’s original car colours t-shirt (see pic above)

This retro-feel tee lets the wearer declare their love of cars and look stylish, all at the same time. You can choose from a variety of different t-shirt cuts and colours to create just the look you want.

£19.45 from Redbubble

Black & Decker NV7210N Dustbuster Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

Keeping the interior of a much-loved car spotlessly clean is simple with this handheld vacuum. They can charge it up then use it to blitz the dirt and dust that settles into those crevices – so satisfying!

£29.99 from Argos

Christmas Gifts for Car Lovers: £30-£70

first car best car print

Personalised first car and favourite car print

A present that any car enthusiast would be proud to hang on their wall, this personalised artwork immortalises both the first car they bought and the auto of their dreams side by side. You can also include a personal message underneath the illustrations.

£30 from Not on the High Street

Scalextric Mini Challenge

Bring out their competitive side and let them prove their driving prowess with this modern take on the classic retro game. Far more durable than the tracks you’ll remember from your childhood, this is a great way to give them their fix of racing fun.

£49.99 from Argos

BONUS: If you’re a fan of the British Touring Car Championship, you can pick up the Scalextric version of the Team JCT600 BMW 125 Series 1, driven by Sam Tordoff, for £39.99 from Scalextric.com.

Auto Glym The Collection Perfect Bodywork, Wheels & Interiors

Help them keep their most prized possession in showroom condition with this comprehensive cleaning kit that contains Bodywork Shampoo, Super Resin Polish, Extra Gloss Protection, Clean Wheels, Instant Tyre Dressing, Alloy Wheel Seal, Interior Shampoo, Car Glass Polish, Vinyl and Rubber Care, Sponge, Hi-Tech Finishing Cloth and Aqua Dry Cloth.

£54.91 from Amazon

Christmas Gifts for Car Lovers: £70-£150

bentley bird box

Personalised luxury car bird box

If you’re buying for someone who loves both their cars and their ornithology, then this handmade gift combines the two interests perfectly. Choose from a range of colours and personalise the number plate with a name or message to create a total one-off.

£65 from Not on the High Street

Garmin nuvi 57LM 5″ Sat Nav with UK & Ireland Lifetime Map

They’ll never get lost again with this easy-to-use sat nav system. And as there’s currently 20% off all Garmin models at Halfords, you might want to treat yourself too!

£79 from Halfords

7 inch TFT color monitor + Color Camera IP67 car reversing camera

If reversing’s not their strong point, give them a helping hand with this clever camera, which comes in especially handy when towing a trailer or caravan. With a 120 degree field of view, it makes squeezing into even the tightest of spaces easy-peasy.

£109 from Amazon

Christmas Gifts for Car Lovers: £150-£1,000

lego porsche 911

LEGO Technic 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

This comprehensive kit lets you create an epically detailed replica of the iconic Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS from everyone’s favourite building material, LEGO. Sure to keep the recipient entertained for all of Christmas Day and far beyond, each model has its own unique serial number and comes with a collector’s book.

£199.99 from John Lewis

‘JC60 CAR’ registration plate

Nothing says ‘I love my car’ prouder and louder than a personalised number plate. If you don’t want this particular configuration (and it’s obvious why this one tickled our fancy), there are plenty of others to choose from over on the DVLA site.

£399 from DVLA Personalised Registrations

2017 Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone – Three Day Grandstand Tickets for Two

For those with a need for speed, there are few better gifts than the chance to watch the British Grand Prix at Silverstone from the best seats in the house. And because there are two tickets included in this package, you might even be able to blag an invite yourself…

£622 from Virgin Experience Days

Christmas Gifts for Car Lovers: £1,000+

porsche 918 spyder

Car colour wrap

If you know they’ve grown tired of the look of their car but aren’t ready to trade it in for another model, why not book them in for a wrap? It’s the quickest way to achieve a total car makeover and you can choose from a range of different colours and finishes.

From around £1,095 for a medium car from Vehicle Wraps UK.com

Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.4G 8×17″ Alloy Wheels Finished in Gold

Fans of a little something shiny will relish the chance to personalise their car with these audacious alloy wheels in eye-catching gold. Blingtastic, and better than jewellery any day, right?

£1,395 (set of 4) from Alloy Wheel World

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach PDK (see pic above)

Have a spare £1.5 mil lying around in your bank account? Then splash out on this high-performance hybrid Porsche, which can go from 0-60 in 2.6 seconds and won’t cost you a penny in tax (good job, really). It may not fit under the Christmas tree, but this present would certainly be VERY gratefully received.

£1,500,000 from JCT600

Please note that though we’ve tried our best to find the cheapest possible online deals, we can’t guarantee that these are the best prices out there.

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