Do you know a guy who’s really into cars? Does he treat his car like it’s his own offspring? Does he frequently attend car shows? Does his idea of a good time include detailing his ride?
If so, he probably already owns a lot of car-related accessories. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a list of gifts for car guys that goes beyond the typical stuff like car fresheners or sun shades.
1. Back-Up Camera
If your car enthusiast bought his vehicle recently, it most likely has a built-in back-up camera. These things are so nifty that they’re becoming standard in new cars.
If your car guy owns an older vehicle, don’t let him feel left out! A back-up camera is a great gift because not only is it convenient, but it will also help keep him safe.
2. Vintage Honda Jacket
Plain old vintage jackets are already cool. But a vintage car jacket? There’s practically nothing cooler.
Vintage Culture has some 1960s-inspired Honda jackets that would be perfect for your car lover, especially if he drives a Honda.
3. Roadside Emergency Kit
A roadside emergency kit will prepare your car guy for any situation he might encounter on the road.
They come with all kinds of tools, such as flashlights, screwdrivers, gloves, batteries, and more. You can grab one at most supermarkets or auto part stores.
4. Car Magazine Subscription
Real car enthusiasts need to stay informed about what’s going on in the auto industry. That makes a car magazine subscription the perfect gift for car lovers.
If you’re unsure of which one to get, check out this list of underrated auto magazines.
5. Heel Tread Socks
Heel Tread (a brand featured in Evo, Top Gear, and GQ) sells stylish socks inspired by “man’s greatest machines.”
They even sell gift cards, so your car lover can choose for himself which iconic car he wants to represent.
6. Complete Car Care Kit
A complete car care kit typically comes with items to clean your vehicle with. Meguiar’s Complete Car Care Kit, for example, comes with shampoo, wax, clay bars, towels, and more.
What kind of car lover doesn’t strive to keep his prized possession in tip-top shape?
7. Seat Covers
Seat covers are essential for any vehicle. They preserve the condition of seats with new upholstery and hide any unsightliness in cars with old upholstery.
Many seat covers are laundry-safe, so you can toss them right in the wash. Plus, they come in lots of shapes and patterns, making them a unique way to customize your car.
8. RC Car
What could be a better gift for car guys than, well, a car?
Check out Traxxas RC Cars and Parts for all kinds of different models that he can perform killer stunts with.
9. Lego Technic Car Building Kits
For another car gift idea that will bring out his inner child, try Lego technic car building kits.
The instructions say 10-16 years, but we beg to differ.
10. Driving Gloves
A pair of nice driving gloves is a worthwhile investment. They don’t just look cool; they’re practical, too.
We all know how cold the steering wheel gets in winter. Driving gloves protect your fingers from the cold while also improving grip.
You’ll “Drive” Him Crazy with These Gifts for Car Guys
There’s no better feeling than finding the perfect present. And you can’t go wrong with these sure-fire gifts.
If your car enthusiast loved one (or more) of these gifts for car guys, let us know!