Car Enthusiast Gift Guide: 5 Gifts for the Car Nut on Your List

The holidays are a time of joy and gift giving, but sometimes the one dearest to you is the hardest to find the right gift for. If your special someone is a certified car nut, then this car enthusiast gift guide is for you. Here’s a look as some of the coolest holiday car gear.

Jingle Jump

Jump start packs are a dime a dozen these days but most are big and clunky. With improvements in battery technology, jump packs like the Blue Fuel Jump Starter are not only compact enough to fit in a car’s glove box, but they also look cool — and even come with a roadside flashlight and smartphone charging port.

On Dasher

Today’s cars often come packed with options like navigation and Bluetooth connectivity, but there are still plenty of other accessories for the car lover on your holiday list. A dash cam is a great gadget for the ravenous goer. It records incidents while driving and serves as an extra layer of security against break-ins and vandalism when parked. With up to 1080p 12-megapixel resolution, a dash cam also comes in handy for shooting sweet footage on the race track!

Checking His List (or ECU)

If anyone in your family is the mechanic type, odds are he’s under the hood a lot, and a gadget like an OBDII scanning tool will be appreciated. Vehicles may be more complicated, but they are also smarter in telling you what is wrong. A good scanning tool can help pinpoint an issue and make an informed repair decision rather than just throwing parts at a problem.

Stylish pair of driving gloves

Baby Its Cold Outside

The last place you want to get stuck is on the side of the road on the way to Grandma’s house, but if that unfortunate event occurs an emergency kit is a gift that keeps on giving. Not only can it keep them warm with gloves and a hat, but it can help signal for help.

Guide Your Sleigh

Whether needed for cold-weather driving or to get a firm grip on the wheel, a pair of driving gloves makes for an unexpected gift for the car nut in your life. There are many options out there, from super-stylish leather gloves that look like a million bucks to track-inspired pairs that are flashy and fit … like a glove.

Whether the people in your life like to tinker in the garage, take long rides or enjoy the thrill of the track, this car enthusiast gift guide is sure to list something perfect for the holiday season.

For more information on gifts for car enthusiasts, chat with a knowledgeable expert at your local NAPA AUTO PARTS store.

about author

Erich Reichert

Erich Reichert has been an editor and on-air personality in the radio control car hobby for 12 years. A certified car nut since birth, he has written for internationally published titles such as RC Car Action, RC Driver and Xtreme RC Cars, as well as Stuff Magazine, Road and Track and Super Street. He's covered everything from product reviews and tech articles to high-profile lifestyle pieces and celebrity interviews. Erich found his passion for writing after a successful career as an art director, working with brands such as Pepsico, NASCAR, MTV, Nintendo, WWE, Cannondale Bicycles and HBO. He's also a father, an avid hockey fan and an FIA race license holder who enjoys hiking, playing drums and movies.

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