It might seem as though buying a gift for a car lover is an easy thing to do. You just need to search online, and you’ll discover a wide range of accessories, tools, and general car-related items that can give you plenty of ideas. The problem is, there may be too many ideas. Trying to decide exactly what to get for your friend or family member who adores their vehicle becomes a much tougher job with so much choice.
That’s why we’ve put together this short gift guide to give you some ideas about the best thing you can buy someone who loves cars. The gifts range from practical to fun, from technological to personal, and each one will be ideal – all you have to do is choose. Read on to find out more.
A Box Of Car Cleaning Products
Handing over a box of cleaning products when you’re meant to be giving a gift might not seem overly exciting. It might not even feel like a gift at all, and that could be why you’ve not thought of it before when it comes to your loved one. Yet if they love their car, giving them a box of car cleaning products is perfect; they will love it.
For those who have a special place in their heart for their vehicle, you’ll probably notice that they spend a lot of time, perhaps in all weather, cleaning it and making sure it looks its best. This can become expensive since they’ll have to keep buying various different cleaning products. That’s why, if you can give them a box of these specialised cleaning products, you’ll put a big smile on their faces.
The kinds of things you can include in your box are:
- A cleaning bucket (you could even put everything in the bucket instead of using a box)
- A high-quality chamois leather
- Car shampoo
Leather Driving Gloves
There is something so luxurious about leather goods that giving a leather product as a gift can be a great idea. It will always exude quality and be long-lasting, not to mention the fact that it will look amazing.
For a car lover, leather driving gloves are the perfect leather accessory. They can use them in the winter to keep their hands warm, but unlike standard woollen gloves, they will allow the driver to keep a good, safe grip on their steering wheel.
Although modern cars usually have quick-working heaters, even heated seats, that doesn’t mean it’s comfortable to drive around with hot air blasting into your face, especially if it’s only your hands that are cold. As for older cars, and particularly classic cars, the heaters, if they are even installed, don’t work very well at all. In any case, keeping your hands warm even when the rest of you is cold is a much better way to drive.
Private Number Plates
Private number plates are such a thoughtful gift. They show that you have really taken the time to think of something unique (after all, no two number plates can be the same), which is entirely personalised to the recipient. You can choose to find a plate that spells out a name, a location, or perhaps just a word that has special meaning for the recipient or for both of you.
When someone loves their car, having a private number plate to set it off perfectly, to remind them of how much you love them and to enjoy driving around with – not to mention the fact that it makes the entire car completely different from anyone else’s, a difficult thing to do when so many cars look like these days – is one of the very best gifts you can buy them. They are sure to love it.
No matter how much of a careful driver you are, accidents still happen. When they occur, it can sometimes be hard to determine who was at fault, and because of this, insurance premiums can be affected. In some cases, the insurance company might not even pay out, meaning that your loved one’s beloved car can’t be repaired, or at least not right away.
Although a dash cam won’t prevent an accident from happening, it will hold the proof of who was to blame – if anyone – for any accident that might take place. This will help to speed up the insurance claim process, and the car can be back on the road much sooner. In other words, the dash cam can make a big difference when dealing with an accident.
Even if the recipient is never in an accident, which would be ideal, they can use the dash cam to record their journeys, which could form an interesting collection if they drive a lot.