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Must-Have Gifts for the Car Lover in your Life

November 20, 2018
As the days get shorter and Daylight Savings time inches closer and closer, Christmas lists start exchanging hands. If you’re looking for some gift ideas for that auto enthusiast in your life, check out the items below. You may find they’ve already got some of the accessories below, but hopefully this list will spark some ideas and help you figure out that perfect gift this Christmas.

Auto Parts Store Gift Card

It’s a bit of a no-brainer and maybe a tiny bit of an “I didn’t quite know what you wanted,” but gift cards are often underrated. Play it safe and get them a gift card to whichever store they most frequently visit. Chances are they’re going to be ordering more parts anyway, and if they do their own oil changes, that gift card might just come in super handy.

Automotive Graphic T-Shirts

Your car pal might already have their collection of Chevrolet or Ford or (insert favorite car brand here) T-shirts, but what’s one more? It could be a funny saying, a retro-style throwback shirt, or even something a bit more edgy. The best automotive T-shirts usually end up with parts of the car—including liquids—on them, so replacement shirts might just be in order. If you’re looking for a one-off solution for your Christmas gift this year, try one of the many customization sites where you can design your own shirts and have them shipped to you. These are great for clubs, groups, or even just friends and family. Who knows, maybe that one shirt will be the best gift they’ve gotten this year.

Tools and Toolboxes

These types of gifts might take a bit more knowledge of what your car friend/family member wants, but they can also be a great way to show your appreciation for all the wrenching they do. Prices can sky-rocket pretty fast in this part of the automotive world, so it might be the one thing you gift all year, a Christmas and birthday present combined. Because tools and toolboxes can be a personal item to some mechanics, make sure you keep your receipts. In the event you need to exchange something out for a different size or a new item, you’ll be covered.

DIY Detailing Supplies

Maybe they spend more time with their car than is normal, but it sure looks good coming around the corner. If this sounds like the car person in your life, you can’t go wrong with a packaged set of detailing supplies. Most sets will come with a wash, interior cleaner, and a few other accessories your car pal is sure to love. It’s their whole Saturday wrapped in a nice big package of awesome! Show them you care too, by picking up a detailing kit at your nearest auto parts store. There you have it! These are just a few of the items you can choose from for the automotive lover in your life. If you can’t think of anything good and all else fails, simply ask! Surprise gifts are part of the delight on Christmas morning, but there’s no real replacement for opening up a present you know you can use.
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