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10 Gifts for the Car Enthusiast in Your Life

At times, holiday gift shopping can be a little difficult. It can be hard to know just what people want or need. If there is a car enthusiast in your life, or maybe a teen who has just gotten their first car, we have put together a list of 10 gift ideas they might enjoy this holiday season.

  1. Roadside Emergency Kit

Show you care with a gift that ensures their safety. Give your new driver or car lover a roadside emergency kit to help protect them in the event of a breakdown or accident. You can purchase premade kits or make one on your own. Make sure there are things like a flashlight, Band-Aids and other first aid items, jumper cables, and reflective triangles or flares. Including some non-perishable food items, blankets, and a shovel may come in handy too. This is a present you hope gets little or no use, but they will be glad they have it if the unexpected happens.

  1. Roadside Assistance Membership

This goes along with the safety aspect and, if you can afford to do both, would go along nicely with the roadside emergency kit- but works well as a stand-alone gift as well. Worry less when your loved one is on the road with the knowledge that if something should happen, they have quick access to help. For a limited time, AAA Arizona is offering $32 off gift memberships. AAA memberships include:

  • 24/7 Roadside Assistance with the fastest average response time in the industry
  • Coverage in any car, anytime – as the driver or a passenger
  • Exclusive member discounts on shopping, dining, and entertainment
  • Expert vacation planning
  • Member-only travel benefits
  • And more!
  1. Floor Mats

Okay, so this may not sound like the most exciting gift, but someone who REALLY loves their car will appreciate the gift of a custom, all-weather floor mats. Good floor mats will protect the vehicle’s interior from the elements, dirt and grime, and everyday wear and tear. Simply take down their vehicle make, model, and year and you can order them a nice set of custom floor mats that complement their taste and vehicle nicely.

  1. Road Trip Package

Do you have a loved one who drives around a lot or who takes a lot of road trips? Surprise them with a homemade road trip package. You can fill a basket with some of their favorite, easy to eat behind the wheel snacks, a travel coffee mug, an iTunes or Google gift card so they can choose some new road trip tunes, a cell phone car charger, car air freshener, maybe a roll of toilet paper for the rest stops that may not have any, and anything else you can think of that can make their road trips more enjoyable.

  1. Race Car Driving Experience

Most car enthusiasts will thrill at the idea of getting behind the wheel of a super-fast car! If your loved one would prefer to be a passenger rather than drive, the Phoenix International Raceway offers both driving and ride-along experiences.

  1. Sun Shield and Ice Scraper

As a Phoenix, AZ resident, the sun shield may make sense to you, but you may scratch your head at the idea of an ice scraper. We suggest this because Arizona is huge! If your loved one plans on traveling up north to Prescott, Payson, Flagstaff, Williams or the like, especially in the winter, an ice scraper will come in handy! Your loved one will appreciate that you are protecting both them and their vehicle from the winter elements. Brushing snow and ice off a windshield with your hands will lead to cold or frostbitten fingers, and no one wants that! The sun shields will come in handy here in Phoenix, especially in the summer. The scorching hot sun will not only make the interior of the vehicle extra hot, but it could damage their vehicle’s interior. A sun shield will help to minimize the heat and keep the interior protected. Sun shields can be fun too as they often come with different designs and patterns, so you can choose one to match your loved one’s personal taste.

  1. Model of Their Favorite Car

We know, you would prefer to buy them the actual car, but that is usually unrealistic. So, get them the next best thing. There are plenty of amazing model cars for sale online or you can purchase them a kit to build their own at a place like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby.

  1. Car Memorabilia

It doesn’t matter if they prefer a Chevy or a Porsche, you can find memorabilia associated with it somewhere. There are items available from t-shirts to ornaments to coffee mugs to mouse pads and more. Help your car enthusiast show their love for the car of their choice wherever they may go. Car accessories that have their favorite sports team are another great option, like these Arizona Cardinals seat protectors.

  1. Car Detailing

Car enthusiasts everywhere will tell you, things can’t get much better than a car that shines like new. So, why not gift them with a gift card to have their vehicle detailed? Car detailing is a luxury that many people don’t often spend money on, so it will be highly appreciated. Or, if you’d prefer, you can build them a kit of supplies with which they can deep clean their car themselves, or offer to do it for them. Nothing says “I love you” quite like manual labor.

  1. Automotive Services

Taking care of a vehicle can get expensive, and this time of year when everyone is purchasing gifts for others, automotive services may be put on the back burner. Ease the strain on your loved one’s pockets by gifting them with a service at Virginia Auto Service this holiday season. We are your go-to in Phoenix, AZ for reliable, high-quality auto repair services. Call (602) 266-0200 or schedule an appointment online.

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