10 Gifts for the Car Enthusiast

With the holidays just around the corner, you may be wondering what gifts to get for the car enthusiast on your shopping list. Whether they just enjoy driving cars, are a racing fan, or turn wrenches, here are 10 gift ideas for your favorite gearhead.

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1. 1966 Monaco Grand Prix Poster

Monaco Grand Prix poster
The racing fan will always be appreciative of some wall art for their man cave, office, or garage. This 13”x19” print features vintage advertising artwork for the 24th Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Available on Amazon for $22.98.

2. Clutch and Gas Socks

clutch and gas socks gift for car enthusiast
These black and white ankle socks make a great gift for the car enthusiast who drives a vehicle with a manual transmission. They are available in U.S. sizes up to 11.

Available on Amazon for $9.95.

3. Carbon-Fiber Wallet by Garage Girls Jewelry

Garage Girls Jewelry carbon fiber wallet car enthusiast gift
Have a gearhead girl on your Christmas shopping list? This wallet features real carbon fiber and leather and makes an excellent gift. With your choice of three interior colors and multiple card slots and compartments, this wallet also has RFID blocking to help prevent electronic pick-pocketing.

Available at Garage Girls Jewelry for $74.99.

4. Chemical Guys Wash Kit

Chemical Guys Foam Blaster set
Automotive enthusiasts take pride in washing and detailing their vehicles. Included in this Chemical Guys set is everything needed to make a car shine as if it were on the showroom floor: a Torq Foam Blaster, microfiber cloths, soap, wax, various cleaners, a bucket, a Cyclone dirt trap, and more.

Available on Amazon for $99.99.

5. Set of 10-mm Sockets by Car Guy Tools

10-mm sockets set
Everyone who works on their car knows about the ever-elusive 10-mm socket. You can never find one when you need it. Your favorite gearhead will appreciate a multipack of 10-mm sockets, available with 1/4-inch or 3/8-inch drives, and you can even get a pack of 26 of them.

Available on Amazon for $8.99–$46.99.

6. Lego Speed Champions

Lego Speed Champions Porsche 919 Hybrid
Sometimes the car enthusiast is still a kid at heart. Lego’s Speed Champions series lets you give the gift of the car they may never be able to have in real life. Choose from the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 race car, McLaren P1, Bugatti Chiron, Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP, and more.

Available on Amazon for as little as $11.99.

7. Still Plays with Blocks T-Shirt

still plays with blocks T-shirt car enthusiast gift
Speaking of playing with blocks, this T-shirt is perfect for the one who turns wrenches. Available in both men’s and women’s sizes and your choice of five colors, this T-shirt is lightweight and has a classic fit.

Available on Amazon for $18.99.

8. Scalextric Arc One American Classics Slot Car Set

Scalextric American Classics slot car set
Many car enthusiasts remember receiving slot cars as gifts and racing them on their living-room floor when they were kids, and some of them may still enjoy the hobby. Bring back those memories with this 1/32-scale set by Scalextric, which] includes two Trans Am classics: the No. 6 Penske Sunoco Camaro and No. 16 George Follmer Ford Mustang. Also, you can manage races using your smartphone with the Arc One app.

Available on Amazon for $149.99.

9. Piston Clock by Ben’s Automotive Decor

Ben's Automotive Decor piston clock
Give your favorite car enthusiast the gift of a handmade piston clock. Perfect for one’s office desk or garage, you can customize the clock by choosing its ring color and number style.

Available at Ben’s Automotive Decor for $56.

10. Racetrack Tile Coasters by Viva Motorsport

Viva Motorsport coasters
Racing fans can recognize their favorite tracks on these handmade tile coasters. With the ability to choose up to four different tracks that are cut into carbon fiber vinyl, you can personalize the set to suit the Le Mans, Formula 1, or NASCAR fan.

Available at Viva Motorsport for $25.

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