10 Christmas Gifts for a Petrolhead

We all have someone we know who is mad about cars in our lives whether it is a brother, uncle or just a distant mate, there is plenty of ideas for car-themed gifts out there! We’ve brought together a bunch of ideas for any kind of budget.  

1.       A Good Motoring Book

This one may seem easy and a little cheap, but there are so many good books for someone who loves cars, such as our favourite 1,001 Cars to Dream of Driving Before You Die! Depending on how close you are to this person, you may be able to get away with just that, but a book alone won’t cut it for your Dad!

2.       Karting Session

Find a karting track near you and book a day with a couple of mates to fly around a track! This is a perfect present, as you can invite multiple people covering multiple presents… and it probably won’t be too expensive either!

3.       Motor Show Tickets

Living in the UK, we have some of the best vehicle gatherings in the world! Everything from classics to home-builds, there is an event for every taste! These events usually have food, activities and family friendly atmospheres.

4.       Car Service

Yes, most petrolheads don’t like other people messing with their car, but for the busy petrolhead you know, a voucher for a service could be a very appreciated gift! If you wanted to make it that bit more personal, you could offer to drop off/pick-up the car for them! Now that is a first-class service!

5.       Set of Tools

Any car lover will be over the moon to get a good set of tools and it shouldn’t set you back more than £100 or thereabouts. We would suggest making sure they don’t already have one similar but either way it is a safe bet for a pressie!

6.       Outlierman Face Mask

Well, it looks like we will be wearing them for a little longer, so I am sure the car-lover you know will be very appreciative to find these classic car silk masks under the tree! Produced by the high-end luggage and glove maker The Outlierman.

7.       Lego Land Rover Defender

For those car loving kids and big kids! You don’t have to wait for the new Defender to hit the showrooms, why not build one this Christmas with your kids with this 2,500 pc Defender model. The perfect gift for those Land Rover obsessives!

8.       Driving Experience

These are very popular and aren’t as expensive as you think! You and your petrolhead pal could be fleeing around a track near you in a Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, or any supercar they are offering. Starting from under £100 for a couple of laps in an R8 up to several hundred pounds for several different cars.

9.       Driving Tuition

This is one of the best gifts you can give to petrolhead but, unfortunately, it is up there as one of the most expensive! There are plenty options to choose from be it dedicated track driving lessons, off-roading or even advanced on road-driving courses in performance cars with a racing instructor. Research here is the key!

10.   Aston Martin AMR-CO1

This is the ultimate gift in our opinion… if you have an extra £70k kicking about! With limited motorsport happening around the world at the moment, this gets you as close as possible to the real thing in your own living room! Developed by Aston Martin’s racing driver Darren Turner, this is a great place to race online or simply hone your driving skills!

So, there you have it, 10 gifts to keep even the fussiest of petrolheads happy! For all you last-minute shoppers (You know who you are…) this list could be the perfect companion for your Christmas shopping list this year!

Posted 14/12/2020 Back to Blog

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