Christmas is approaching fast – but what should you get for the car lover in your life this year?
We’ve pulled together a handy cheat sheet for anyone looking for gift inspiration. Whatever your budget, there’s a car-themed present to suit!
Christmas Gifts for Car Lovers: Under £10
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).
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.
If You’d Just Let Me Finish by Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Clarkson fans will find this easy-to-read collection of essays, released earlier this year, is packed with the kind of outrageous opinions and anecdotes that he’s become known for.
Christmas Gifts for Car Lovers: £10 – £30
AVANTEK car charger
Particularly useful for anyone who travels a lot for work, this handy in-car charger has three cigarette lighter sockets and two USB charging ports, enabling drivers to charge several items at once when they’re on the road.
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.
Black & Decker 7.2V 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!
Christmas Gifts for Car Lovers: £30-£70
James Bond Carvolution® Personalised Artwork Print
One for the 007 wannabes, this colourful art print charts the many vehicles used by the world’s most famous spy throughout the decades, and can be personalised with the receiver’s name.
Micro Scalextric Emergency Pursuit Playset
Bring out their competitive side and let them prove their driving prowess with this modern take on the classic retro game. As this set’s well-suited to beginners, it also offers car fans a chance to get their kids involved with the racing fun.
Auto Glym The Collection Perfect Bodywork, Wheels & Interiors
Help them keep their most prized possession in showroom condition with this comprehensive cleaning kit that contain 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.
Christmas Gifts for Car Lovers: £70-£150
Garmin Drive 50 LM 5″ Sat Nav with UK and Ireland Maps
They’ll never got lost again with this easy-to-use sat nav system. And as there’s currently 20% off many Garmin models at Halfords, you might want to treat yourself too!
Streetwize 12v Reverse Camera Kit
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 3.5″ LCD colour screen, it the makes squeezing into even the tightest of spaces easy-peasy.
Rhodium Vintage Car Cufflinks (see pic above)
Let their wear their heart on their sleeve with this charming pair of silver cufflinks. Featuring a classic racing car and presented in a luxury box, they’re both a useful and great-looking gift.
Christmas Gifts for Car Lovers: £150-£1,000
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.
‘AA19 JCT’ 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.
Supercar Supreme driving experience
For those with a need for speed, there are few better gifts than the chance to get behind the wheel of 10 classic supercars – including the Aston Martin DBS, Ferrari 458 Italia, and the Lamborghini Gallardo – all in the space of the same day.
Christmas Gifts for Car Lovers: £1,000+
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?
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.
1983 Lamborghini Countach 5000
Have a spare £450k lying around in your bank account? Then why not splash out on this incredible Lamborghini Countach – built in 1983, but with just 1,010 miles on the clock. Having moved from Italy to Cyprus then to the UK, the car has a full service history and in 2016 was sent to Valentino Balboni in Italy for a major service including a new clutch and tyres and returned with a letter confirming its originality and superb condition. Read more here.
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.