Buying for car lovers and enthusiasts can be tough; we should know, being as we are those very same people here at Rear View Prints. There’s only so many years that a Halford’s gift card or a randomly requested car part will do. Now with Christmas just around the corner in 2018, we reckon it’s time to push the boat (car) out. If you’re stuck for a loved one, or if you just want to treat yourself, we’ve got an ideal list of unique gifts for car lovers. Let’s get stuck in.
Kenu Airbase Pro Smartphone Mount. £26.07
With traffic laws and regulations increasingly coming down hard on motorists using phones, it’s never been more essential to own a smartphone mount. Luckily for you guys, we’ve picked out the best one available. The grip expands to fit all smartphones currently available on the market and can be rotated too; providing ideal views for both landscape and portrait mode.
Tecknet 4 Port Car Charger. £7.99
What’s more convenient than a good car charger? How about four of them? With an increasing amount of electronic devices flooding our everyday lives, most people’s vehicles have become secondary devices for charging tablets and phones. Make yourself or somebody else’s life easier with this Teknet 4 Port Car Charger. Despite the availability of 4 ports, the device still remains sleek and innocuous enough looking to fit discreetly in the front of most cars and vehicles. Never suffer from a flat battery on the road again!
Hammock Seat Cover. £16.99
This one’s for the car and dog lovers amongst us. If you frequently let your dog ride in the back with you on road trips or even just a quick drive to the store; your seats have probably suffered a bit for it. But fear not, now you don’t have to get your back seats dirty and full of malting hair with this handy hammock style seat cover. Even for the muckiest of pups this will keep the dirt at bay. You’ll never have to worry about your faithful companion messing up your beloved car interior ever again.
Allview Rearview Mirror. £98.51
Used by law enforcement across the globe and race car drivers in top competitions, this type of rearview mirror is designed to increase awareness and minimise “close calls”. The Allview Rearview Mirror aims to eliminate all blind spots from view providing a distortion free look onto the road. As an added bonus it also reduces glare from strong headlights at night too. If you know someone who drives a little recklessly for their own good, use this as a polite nudge in the right direction!
Lego Bugatti Chiron. £329.99
Let’s face it, some of us never grew up, and those that did would still probably love this anyway. This is an exact replica of the Bugatti Chiron made out of what else? Lego bricks! It comes in quite steep at £329.99 but look at the damn thing! It’s a Lego Bugatti! Don’t leave it too late though, this model in particular is tough to find and will surely be gone before Christmas rolls around.
Personalised Registration Plate. £250+
This really is one of the more unique offerings on this list and something for real car enthusiasts. Prices vary of course and you can enter any idea that pops into your head on the DVLA’s very user friendly website.
Air Hawk Pro – Cordless Tyre Inflator. £49.99
A practical and downright nifty gift for all vehicle owners, the Air Hawk Pro will become as essential to drivers as the spare tyre itself! The technology works so that as soon as the optimal PSI is achieved the device automatically turns off, meaning you won’t unnecessarily over inflate.
Car Colour Wrap. £1095+
If you know someone who likes to change cars fairly often, or just enjoys customising what they have, you can’t go wrong with a car colour wrap. Instead of trading for a new vehicle or ordering an expensive new paint-job; a colour wrap is the perfect affordable in-between. A brand new style and look for a fraction of the cost of the other options. What’s not to love?
Driving Gloves. £14.99-£29.99
We all saw Drive, and even those of you without a fascination for the automotive side of life surely have to agree how effortlessly cool Ryan Gosling was playing “Driver”. So how do you capture even just an inch of that said coolness? Hint: It’s not by buying that Scorpion jacket. Instead, why not invest in a good quality pair of leather driving gloves like these. Available in a range of shades, perfect for the more classy driver in your life. Or just yourself!
DBPOWER 600A 18000mAh Portable Car Jump Starter £66.99
Moving away from fashion and frivolity, it doesn’t get more practical than DIY jumper cables. Gone are the days where you’d need a second car and a willing participant to help you jump start a flat battery; this packs gives you everything you need to literally do it yourself. We’d recommend this as a must for almost any car owner, but even more so if you have a younger first time driver who’s prone to adventure and a few brain dead moments. This will ensure they’ll never be stranded anywhere again!
Tile Mate Key Finder. £19.99
Have you ever lost your car keys before? If you’re one of the lucky ones, you won’t know the irritating and sometimes costly process it is to get replacements. Some replacement keys can cost deep into the hundreds of pounds, an eye-watering amount on top of an already inconvenient situation. So what’s the solution for this? Tile Mate Key Finder lets you attach a device to your key that syncs up via bluetooth to your smartphone, so if you lose your keys you can simply use your phone to get them to make a sound. As an added bonus, if you lose your phone but have your keys on you, you can press the Tile Mate Key Finder and it’ll make your phone ring, even when it’s on silent. We honestly can’t think of a much better insurance deal for two of the most commonly lost items a year.
We don’t want to brag, but this list wouldn’t be as good if we didn’t feature somewhere. That’s right, whether you want car inspired apparel, legendary F1 circuits or iconic vehicles from the ages, we have something for every car fan. As far as unique gifts for car lovers go, this Christmas in 2018 you can’t go wrong with our brand new generations series. Featuring automotive giants like BMW, Honda and Porsche there’s a nostalgic trip down memory lane for all the petrolheads you know, and maybe even for yourself!
We hope you enjoyed our guide on unique gifts for car lovers, and we hope it’s made shopping for yourself or loved ones a little bit less of a headache for Christmas 2018. Remember to give us a follow on twitter and instagram and a like on facebook. There’ll be a lot more deals coming for you to enjoy in the run up to the festive period!