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.
Jump start packs are a dime a dozen these days but most are big and clunky. With improvements in battery technology, multi function jump packs are not only compact enough to tuck into a trunk corner or door panel, but they also look cool — and even come with a roadside work light and smartphone charging port. For a more compact option that fits in a glovebox, the BlueFuel lithium power supply is a great stocking stuffer.
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 they are 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.
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.
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Whether needed for cold-weather driving or to get a firm grip on a stubborn oil filter, a pair of gloves makes for an unexpected gift for the car nut in your life. There are many options out there, but Mechanix Wear has over 25 years experience in hand protection. Their wind resistant cold weather gloves are just the ticket for those who have brave the elements to get the job done.
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.
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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.