Christmas is just around the corner, so now is the perfect time to start shopping for gifts for your loved ones. If you have someone in your family who loves cars, it makes sense to go for an automotive-related gift. We have some ideas if you are struggling to find something suitable for someone who loves cars. If you go for one of the ideas mentioned, we are sure you will make a positive impression.
Car Enhancement Parts and Kits
There is only one place to begin when it comes to gifts that are perfect for car lovers: car improvement parts and kits. From Camaro coilovers to engine improvement kits, there are plenty of products on the market today that fall into this category.
Of course, it is imperative to choose something you know the person in question is going to enjoy and want for their vehicle. Do not purchase something simply because you like it or you think it looks cool. Instead, find out what your recipient prefers. For instance, don’t purchase a supercharger if they’d rather boost their ride with a pair of turbochargers.
Not everything you purchase for Christmas needs a placement on or inside of a vehicle. For example, automotive art is what we’re thinking. There are plenty of amazing pieces of artwork online, based on vehicles, so you can spend time looking at the different options available. This includes everything from photographic art and real-life scenes to abstract art and pop art pieces. Indeed, there is something for everyone.
If the gift recipient is a fan of a particular brand or model of vehicle, you might consider a canvas based on it. Fortunately, you are not going to need to break the bank to purchase a beautiful piece of auto theme art.
Another great suggestion is to purchase driving loafers (shoes). Consider the many ways you can make the person’s driving experience more comfortable and enjoyable. Driving loafers will be near the top of that list.
After all, we know how frustrating it can be to drive with a pair of shoes that are uncomfortable and may cause blisters or cramps. However, there are some very comfortable and high-quality driving loafers available, made from natural materials and sporting rubber-grommet soles for optimum grip.
A book is a gift that never fails, especially if you are looking for something interesting and affordable. You won’t have to break the bank for such a gift and it is something that will certainly find appreciation.
Whether you want to purchase an autobiography of a famous racing driver (Jenson Button, for example) or you are looking for a car brand book (e.g., Ferrari, Hudson, and Lotus), the options are endless. Furthermore, new titles become available now for Christmas, so the choices are current and many.
Tickets to an Automotive Event
Another great idea for someone who is a fan of cars is to purchase tickets to an automotive event. For example, you could purchase tickets to NASCAR’s Daytona 500 or the F1 Grand Prix. And if funds allow, you might cover travel expenses including airfare and accommodations.
Car shows such as the Los Angeles Auto Show and the New York Auto Show remain popular attractions for automotive enthusiasts. For fans of antique and classic cars, there are several choices to consider as well. Who wouldn’t want tickets to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, which is part of the wider Monterey Week celebration every August in California? Also held in August is the annual Woodward Dream Cruise in Michigan. Look for regional events with great dining and cultural destinations nearby.
We would be remiss if we left out automotive museums. They are great places to take in static displays of some of the most unusual and rare vehicles not typically found at live events. The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is the top destination of its kind in the U.S. If you are traveling internationally, a visit to Cite de l’Automobile – Schlumpf Collection in Mulhouse, France is worth a stop.
Finally, you might consider building an automotive hamper, filled with goods and treats for the gift recipient. Fill the hamper with a variety of items, including a book, snacks for the road, gift certificates for stops at stores along their favorite route, and two or three wine choices for their arrival.
You can also purchase custom-made hampers. This is an ideal choice if you are shipping your gift. You will lose some of the personalization, but you can choose a hamper option that is close to what you would create yourself.
Christmas 2021: Order Early
Because of global shortages and supply chain issues, we recommend ordering early this year. Consequently, if you wait, the item(s) you want may be out of stock or shipment may not happen until well into the new year. Avoid a repeat of the difficulties faced during Christmas 2020 by making your purchase decisions now.