10 Best Gifts for Car Lovers

by Bre, 8:24 AM

The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to wrack your brain to choose special gifts for your loved ones. If you have a car lover close to your heart, you can make them smile by giving them a present that related to what they love—cars.

But you can’t just give any random car-related item. It must be something special or useful to them. If you don’t know where to start, here is a list the best gifts you can give a car lover.

Dash Cam

If your car-loving loved one doesn’t have a dash cam, then you must absolutely gift them one. A dashboard camera can guard them against auto insurance scams and other dangers they may encounter on the road.

In case your car-lover friend encounters trouble, they can file a police report and present the video as evidence. While a dashboard camera may not prevent trouble, it can help them get out of it.

You can also pair the dash cam with a rearview camera for a full 360 view when driving. It helps with parallel parking too.

Phone Mount

Using your phone while driving puts you at risk of getting into a traffic accident. However, there are circumstances when you must check your phone while you drive, like when you need to look for directions. Your car-loving loved one is likely to encounter these situations too, but you can help them out by gifting them with a phone mount for the vehicle.

With a phone mount, they can open Google Maps and get directions to their destination while maintaining their focus on the road. If they activate voice assistance, they don’t have to use their hands to answer an urgent call while they’re on the road. Of course, it’s still best for them to avoid using their phone when they’re driving.

Car Care Kit

Car lovers will always appreciate a gift that they can use to take care of their vehicles. A car care kit is one of the best gifts you can give your loved one. You can buy a ready car care set or assemble one yourself if you’re familiar with the products your loved one usually uses.

Before buying a kit, research the products, and make sure they don’t have harmful ingredients. Read reviews and ask for recommendations from people who are car experts.

Handheld Car Vacuum Cleaner

A true car lover will never leave their car in a messy state. They will love it if you gift them with a portable car vacuum cleaner that will keep their beloved vehicle dust-free. With a car vacuum, they can clean their car like a pro. No dust, dirt, or crumbs will be spared by this tool.

Since it’s handheld, they can store it in their car, take it wherever they go, and keep their vehicle spotlessly clean all the time.

Ergonomic Car-Seat Cushion

Most drivers have chronic back pains because they often have to sit for a long time when they’re driving. Sitting for long periods, especially with poor posture, strains back muscle, thus causing pain.

For your loved ones who enjoy road trips, an ergonomic car-seat cushion can help them maintain good posture while driving, so they don’t have to suffer back pains when they go on long drives. But you should still encourage them to take periodic breaks to stretch and move around after driving for some time.

Personalized Keychain

If you can’t afford an expensive gift for your car-loving loved one, give them a one-of-a-kind present, like a personalized key chain. With something personalized, it’s guaranteed that no one else has the same present.

You can make a DIY key chain or get a ready-made one and have your loved one’s name, initials, or portrait engraved on the keychain. Your car-enthusiast loved one will surely appreciate the unique and thoughtful gift.

Smart Car Adaptor

If your car-loving loved one is looking for an upgrade to their ride, gift them with a smart car adaptor. They can say goodbye to losing their car in a full parking lot or getting caught off guard by a dead battery.

A smart car adaptor has many functions. It can locate your car, assess its condition, and pinpoint the problem when your vehicle breaks down. Giving your loved one a smart car adaptor is like gifting them with a personal mechanic.

Portable Jump Starter

Car batteries are relatively low-maintenance, but they can break down at the most inconvenient times, which can be incredibly frustrating for drivers. Your car-loving loved one has likely had their fair share of battery breakdowns. Help them out by giving them a portable jump starter.

Before buying one, do your research first to make sure you’re getting a quality jump starter that won’t cause any accidents. If you’re not familiar with them, consult a car expert, read reviews, and go over recommendations to find the best jump starter to gift to your loved one.

Tire Pressure Monitor

Driving on a flat tire can be catastrophic. It can cause a fatal accident that will endanger not just yourself but also other road users. A tire pressure monitor can be extremely useful, catching flat tires before they cause any danger. Give your loved one this tool to keep them safe on the road and help them extend the life span of their car tires.

Weatherproof Floor Mats

If your car-enthusiast loved one is particular about keeping their car clean, gift them with custom-made floor mats, like the ones from WeatherTech, to help keep out the mess from their vehicle. These types of floor mats are made from durable materials that can withstand constant use and abuse.

The WeatherTech floor mats are waterproof, dirtproof, and easy to clean. Plus, they’re engineered using digital lasers for precise measurements of interior surfaces.


When buying a present for a car lover, it’s not important if the gift is fancy or not as long as it’s related to their interest—cars. Whether it’s a dash cam, a car care kit, or weatherproof floor mats, they will appreciate any gift that they can use to take care of their vehicle.

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