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10 Christmas Gift Ideas for the Driver on your List

Park these fab Christmas gifts under your tree.

Park these fab Christmas gifts under your tree

Relax, last-minute shoppers: It’s not too late to nab fab gifts for all the motorists on your Christmas list. Check out our driver Christmas gift ideas, loaded with picks geared at every type of motorist on the road. Hop online – or fight for a parking spot at the mall – then take it easy, knowing your shopping is complete!

For the luxury car aficionado:

If your giftee has moved on up to a luxury car, treat them to a pair of sleek ‘n’ chic driving gloves. These cherry-red ones are crafted from super-soft sheep leather, and will keep your giftee’s hands warm while she tools about in her prestige car. Bentley Dents Pittards Cabretta Driving Gloves, $142. (Men’s styles also available.)

Leather Gloves

For the performance car fan:

Owning a performance automobile often entails being on active duty as resident car mechanic. You never know when you’ll want to get under the hood and start tinkering. This automotive repair kit equips your gear-head for light repairs and maintenance. 54-Piece Automotive Kit, $60.

Mastercraft Automotive Kit

For the outdoors escape artist:

Avid adventurers must be prepared for self-help on remote roads. This auto survival kit includes First Aid as well as a T3 survival tool that cuts seat belts, punches out windows and boasts a steel blade and LED light. Auto Survival Kit.

Auto survival kit

For the eco-conscious driver:

You know the type: her other car is a bike. But sometimes she drives a hybrid.  Get the green driver on your list an insulated, 12-oz travel mug so she can enjoy her fair trade, organic java or chai without any wasted paper cups. Green Balloon Double Wall Traveler, $22.

Starbucks Mug

For families on the go:

Cut squabbles by turning every seat in the minivan into the best seat in the house. This dual-screen portable DVD player is a sanity saver for parents…until the kids fight over what to play next, of course. Dual Screen Portable DVD Player, $199.

Portable DVD player

For the urban commuter:

Consider this sheepskin steering wheel cover the equivalent of Uggs for the urban commuter’s car: super-cute, snuggly and yet eminently practical. Your giftee will never have frozen hands while waiting for their car to heat up.  Steering Wheel Cover, $25.

For the heavy lifter/work force driver:

You can boost almost any truck or car with this strong-like-bull booster. With its 120 psi built-in air compressor, it inflates any tire, football, basketball or beach toy you throw its way, too. MotoMaster Eliminator 1000 Booster Pack, $150.

Booster Cable Pack

For the new driver:

This fun new-driver care package is the perfect way to say “Congrats!” to the recently road-ready young (or older) adult in your life. The six-piece kit includes retro fuzzy dice keychain, a travel mug, and also a cell phone pouch to help ensure drivers keep their focus entirely on the road. You Got Your License Kit, $30.

Licence Kit

For the car sharer:

A car is a private refuge, even if only temporarily. Your car-sharing friends will love these cheeky air fresheners: they add a personal touch while replacing any pre-existing communal auto smells with… Cherry pie! Buttered popcorn! Or cupcakes! Mmmmm. Scented Hanging Air Fresheners, $2-$2.50 each.

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For the classic car lover:

This genuine Chevy clock with retro chrome-and-neon styling will appeal to anyone who digs a classic car aesthetic. The battery-operated clock is actually lighter than it looks and the perfect choice for your nostalgia fan’s garage or man cave. Genuine Chevrolet Blue Neon Clock, $80.

Chevrolet Clock


By Yuki Hayashi is not affiliated with any of the companies or products mentioned in this article. This article is meant to suggest fun gift ideas for drivers and does not endorse any of these products. Information was taken from the manufacturers website at time of publishing this article. Product information and prices are subject to change. All images sourced from manufacturers website.

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