5 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Car Enthusiast
The holidays are here again and you’re probably stuck wondering what your auto junkie hopes is under the tree this year. Not to fear! Shift into first gear because we’ve got new gift suggestions to add to our Last Minute Gifts For the Automotive Lover guide.
Know Your Car
Android owners rejoice! Torque, an Android app available on Google Play for just $4.95, caters to the practical needs and zealotry of any car lover. Hook it up to your vehicle’s bluetooth adapter to track speed, RPM’s, torque, engine temperatures, and any other logistics you care to know with this app at any point in time. Not only does the app provide exciting stats, it can be a life saver if your car breaks down and you need to know why.
A Pocketful of Carbon Fiber
Has your motorhead friend swapped out their hood, roof, or doors for carbon fiber replacements? Complement their ride with a sleek carbon fiber iPhone 6/6 plus case — lightweight and strong, this case will protect their mobile device even with their high-speed hobby. Available from Carbon Trim Solutions for about $80.00.
Emoticons Take to the Road
We rely on horns, turn signals, and hand gestures to communicate with other drivers on the road. C’mon, it’s the year 2015! The remote-controlled Drivemocion LED Car Sign will bring you up to speed with the future with 16 messages and faces to display on their rear window. Say “ThnX” when someone lets you merge, or say “Bye” just before peeling out in front of them. There’s even an angry face for when you’re feeling… grumpy. Available on ThinkGeek.com for $39.99.
A Different Type of Diamond
Nothing says classy like Ferarri. Put a piece of the Ferarri 250 GTO in your car lover’s pocket with the 250 GTO wallet collection, inspired by the Ferarri 250 GTO’s diamond stitched leather interior. Available from GTOlondon.com for £225.00 (about $342.00).
For the Budding Mechanic
Maybe you need a gift for a car-crazed child, or maybe your aspiring mechanic found their hobby later in life. Either way, Haynes Build Your Own Internal Combustion Engine is a great educational gift that will ignite their passion for mastering the inner workings of automobiles. Available on Amazon for $40.60.