Christmas Gifts for Car Lovers 2017: Ideas for Every Budget

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

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).

£6.01 from Tesco

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

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.

£7.28 from Amazon


Christmas Gifts for Car Lovers: £10 – £30

austin mini t-shirt

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.

£10.99 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 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!

£27.99 from Argos

Christmas Gifts for Car Lovers: £30-£70

Micro Scalextric Hyper Cars

Bring out their competitive side and let them prove their driving prowess with this modern take on the classic retro game. Featuring two mini versions of the Bugatti Veyron, this is a great way to give them their fix of racing fun.

£39.98 from Toys R Us

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.

£58.98 from Amazon

Personalised hand drawn car illustration (see pic above)

A present that any car enthusiast would be proud to hang on their wall, this personalised artwork immortalises their favourite motor. You can also include a personal message underneath the illustration if you’d like.

From £67 from Not on the High Street


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!

£79 from Halfords

Maplin Wireless Reversing Camera Kit for Cars

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 170-degree field of view, it the makes squeezing into even the tightest of spaces easy-peasy.

£84.99 from Maplin

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.

£125 from Not on the High Street

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.

£259.99 from Lego Shop

‘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

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.

£895 from Track Days

Christmas Gifts for Car Lovers: £1,000+

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

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 £1.4 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.

£1,425,000 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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