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Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Car Enthusiasts


Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Car Enthusiasts

Lucy Wyndham
20 May 2019

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When it comes to giving gifts, Americans are considered to be the second-most generous group of people in the world, according to a Pew Research poll. Finding the perfect gift, whether it is for Christmas, a birthday, or an anniversary, for a car aficionado may turn out to be very daunting if you have no idea what to buy. Buying technical gifts such as wheel covers and spoilers are always risky if you don’t know exactly what (if any) modifications the car owner is planning whilecar cleaning and tool kits may be perceived as impersonal. Thankfully there are countless other inspired gift ideas, such as the following, for the special motor-loving person in your life.

Something to wear

If the person you are gifting is practical by nature, you may want to consider buying them something to wear such as cufflinks, driving gloves, or a pair of fashionable sneakers. A pair of metal gear shifter cufflinks are ideal for a car enthusiast who wants to add a touch of modern class to their every-day suits. If your car-loving friend or family member is a sporty BMW fan they will be over the moon with a pair of Puma BMW MMS Drift Cat 5 Ultra II racing sneakers. The sneakers, that are available in black, dark blue, and white are equally suited to driving and walking and sport a classy understated design and appealing BMW branding. If you are looking for something to wear for someone with an old spirit, why not opt for a set of leather driving gloves that are busy making a huge comeback among automobile lovers.

A gift that keeps on giving

If there is one thing that is better than receiving a gift, it is receiving a gift that keeps on giving. A subscription to a leading car magazine such as Road and Track, TopGear, or Automobile will definitely appeal to any petrol head. Most popular magazines offer subscriptions to both the physical and online version of their publication and it is entirely up to you to decide which would be a better gift for the car fanatic in your life. Subscription boxes are another superb gift idea for automotive enthusiasts of all ages. When you gift someone with a subscription box they will receive a range of themed items on a regular basis.

Toys to play with

Many true car enthusiasts will be over the moon when gifted with a car-related game or toy. For younger (and young at heart) vehicle buffs who also like to engage in gaming from time to time, a new console or PC game such as Forza Horizon 4, NASCAR Heat 3, and Project Cars 2 will be a welcome gift. LEGO Technic building kits also make for amazing gifts and will impress anyone who has a fondness for beautiful cars. Current available kits include a Ford Mustang, a Bugatti Chiron, a Porsche 911, an Aston Martin DB5, and even a Volkswagen T1 Camper Van.

Buying a gift for a car fanatic is a lot easier than imagined once you start putting some thought into it. Putting some thought into a gift shows the recipient that you not only know them but truly care about them as well.

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