Gift Guide 2017: How to Buy for Car Lovers this Christmas
Still short on Christmas gift ideas for the petrolhead in your life? Then look no further! Here’s our guide to 12 of the best gadgets and gizmos, from Lego’s supercar to a Tesla phone charger, to give you the inside track on Christmas gift ideas for car lovers this year.
1. LEGO FerrarI F40
For those who dream of waking up to discover the keys for a real F40 in their stocking this Christmas, this little beauty could be the next best thing. This miniature marvel is made up of over one thousand authentic red racing blocks and comes complete with a V8 engine (brick-built of course!).
2. Garmin Speak
No one wants to spend Boxing Day fumbling around with their stereo head unit. Give the car lover in your life a Garmin Speak to pop on their dash instead! This gadget is powered by Alexa AI from Amazon and lets you hand over all your co-piloting duties, from directions to weather checks and ETAs, all while never having to take your eyes from the road.
3. Yeti Glove Ice Scraper
Terrify the neighbours on frosty mornings with this furry, be-clawed yeti paw mitt, complete with anti-ice blade. Makes the job of clearing the windscreen slightly less abominable.
4. DJI Spark
We can all go one better than a lowly Dashcam to capture our in-car action this year: the YouTube-savvy petrolhead can now use their very own drone! Set the DJI Spark to ‘follow me’ mode, jump in the car and let your flying friend do the rest.
5. Retro Collection from Top Trumps
This re-released nostalgia-fest is the ideal stocking filler for all the old-school car lovers out there. Top Trumps Exotic Sports Cars (festooned with original 1992 imagery) will guarantee hours of fun playing with the likes of the TVR V8S and Lamborghini Diablo.
6. Pista Veloce T-Shirt by T-Lab
The ideal gift of style for your motor-mad buddy. This Monza-inspired print T-shirt is both tasteful and speed-freak-friendly so everybody’s happy! Part of a range of stylish threads to be found at T-lab.
7. Porsche Sounds
Give the gift of sweet audio heaven with this CD compendium of original engine sounds. Porsche Sounds comes fully illustrated with beautiful photographs of the real things and will be music to the ears of any serious supercar geek.
8. TrackR Bravo
If you think your car-loving pal is a little prone to misplacing the keys to their beloved chariot, this little gizmo could give them a much-needed break this festive season. The TrackR Bravo is a little disc to attach to a key ring (or any other accessory) putting paid to lost key misery for good! A log of the trackers location is continually updated and can be accessed on a smartphone app.
9. Karcher Premium Window Vac WV5
Nothing will make shorter work of blasting the grime from your motor than this nifty WV5 Vac from Karcher. The sight of gleaming windows will bring a smile to the face of the car lover in your life, particularly with 25 minutes battery life from a single charge and suction nozzle tech that leaves a residue-free finish without the elbow grease.
10. Tesla Smartphone Supercharger
Not many of us will be treating our petrol-heads to an actual Tesla, so perhaps a few Tesla accessories will make them feel better! A good place to start is this 3D printed supercharger for their smartphone, available with Lightning, USB or USB-C connectors. A bit of genuine Tesla style and practical to boot.
11. Smart Polish Pro
This waterless polish might be packaged like a minty mouthwash, but it’s not your teeth that it will make sparkle! The special formula of smart Polish Pro will give you that showroom finish while your hosepipe stays in the garage. Environmentally friendly and streak-free results.
12. Logitech ZeroTouch
Loving your phone and loving your car do not go together- the steering wheel is the only thing you should be grabbing while driving. The Logitech ZeroTouch solves this problem and is a no-brainer for drivers. Keep your petrol-head safe with this gift to mount their phone to an air vent. Integration with Alexa means you can just say the word to send texts, get directions, fire up a playlist, and more. Safe, smart and cool: job done.
*All product images have been sourced from Google and are not owned by Complete Cover Group.