Between Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all of the deals between Thanksgiving and the New Year, gift shopping has never been so simple, and yet so overwhelming. With everything at your fingertips—and on sale—trying to find the perfect holiday gift for the car connoisseur on your list can seem daunting. That’s why our Caliber Collision gift gurus have rounded up a list of innovations that get our motors running to help you put the pedal to the metal on your holiday shopping.
2019 AUTO AFICIONADO GIFT GUIDE:
For those who love the new car smell:
While a brand-new car may not be on your holiday shopping list this year, you can definitely give the gift of that “new car” feeling. Detailing kits such as the Armor All Gift Pack allow the car lover in your life to clean their ride—inside and out—until it sparkles. Pair the kit with New Car Leather Aroma Oil and an auto diffuser, and their set of wheels will be rolling back in time to when it first drove off the lot.
For those with some junk in the trunk (literally, of course):
For the person in your life whose trunk is filled with safety gear, road tripping accessories or just a lot of stuff, this gift is for them. The FORTEM storage bin comes equipped with tie-down straps, non-slip strips and external pockets for additional storage. Even more, the trunk container is collapsible for when it’s not in use. With its simple design, this bin is perfect for the adventurer, the busy parent, the small business owner and everyone in between.
For those always looking for the newest tech:
Amazon’s Echo has hit the streets, and it’s the perfect gift for anyone who loves staying ahead on all things automotive. The Echo Auto can be mounted to the car’s air vent and is equipped with eight microphones to hear your voice over the radio and surrounding sounds. Without taking their eyes off the road or hands off the wheel, the driver can play music, check the news, make calls, add to their to do-list, manage calendars and more.
*Before stuffing someone’s stocking with this gift, make sure it’s compatible with the recipient’s ride.
For those who love what’s under the hood just as much as what’s around it:
If fixing cars is just as much of a hobby to them as driving, the Stanley 210-piece tool kit may be the perfect holiday gift for the passion-project person in your life. The tools are finished with chrome polish to protect against corrosion, and the blow-molded carry case make organization and portability a breeze. The kit is the perfect addition to any garage or tool shed, and with 210 pieces, even Santa’s sleigh is no match for this set.
For those who love autos and audio:
For those who believe the best part of the holidays are the songs and the best part of the road trip is the radio, consider gifting them this Kenwood Compact Subwoofer. This system adds bass and volume, without taking away car space. The system is so compact it can be stored under the car seat, in between tight spaces or tucked discreetly in the trunk. Even more, the subwoofer is powered (meaning there is no need for an external amplifier) and equipped with remote bass control—giving the user all they need without the extra wires and hassle.
For the stylish and sentimental:
Last on our list—to stuff the stockings of those who seek style inside and outside of their cars—are these personalized leather keychains. Choose between caramel and chocolate brown colors, 12 styles, seven fonts and any engraved message for a key chain that is completely customized and unique. Whether it’s your first holiday season together or your 50th, this gift can celebrate any driver on your list and, no matter where 2020 takes them, remind them of you.