The holidays are quickly approaching, which means it’s time to start racking your brain for gift ideas for friends and family. If you have a loved one who can’t get out of the driver’s seat, this is the post for you. Check out this year’s list of the top 10 presents for the driving enthusiast in your life. Each gift is guaranteed to make your gearhead go absolutely ga-ga!
1. Firestone Complete Auto Care Gift Card
If you’re not quite sure what your beloved car enthusiast needs for their ride, this is the best option. Giving them a wad of cash says, “I forgot to buy you something.” Giving them a Firestone Complete Auto Care gift card says, “I care about your passions!” A gift card lets them handpick the service or repair they want, right when they want it most.
2. An Interior Tech Gadget
The options are endless here! Consider things like GPS trackers, a phone mount, a car charger, or a Bluetooth kit. There are plenty of affordable gadgets that can be major upgrades for car enthusiasts. Sneak a peek inside their car to make sure you don’t get them something they already have!
3. Handpicked Car Care Kit
Many stores sell pre-made car care kits, but you can make this idea even more thoughtful by putting together a custom kit for your car lover. For a friend who often takes the road less traveled, things like flares, flashlights, nonperishable snacks, and tire sealants might come in handy. For your loved one who treats their car like their baby, consider things like leather cleaner, car wax, scratch remover, and so on.
4. Special Driving Shoes
Is there anything cooler than a nice pair of driving shoes? Treat the car lover in your life to a spiffy pair of leather or suede rubber-soled driving shoes! Driving shoes are quickly becoming fashion staples and you can find them at almost any department store.
5. Rooftop Cargo Bins
Rooftop cargo bins are lifesavers for road trippers, adventurers, and basically anyone who needs a bit of extra space. While state-of-the-art cargo bins can cost you a pretty penny, there are many affordable options, too. Consider waterproof cargo bags, which cost significantly less than the hard-shelled boxes.
6. A Dashcam
A car dashcam is a fantastic gift. On a good day, it can be used to capture and commemorate particularly beautiful and memorable drives over the hills and through woods. On a bad day, it can be used as evidence in a car accident – the recording can prove who was (and wasn't) at-fault. Make sure that A) mounted dash cams are legal in your state and B) the camera isn't one that will obstruct their view of the road. Then keep your fingers crossed that it only gets used for the fun stuff!
7. Portable Tire Pump
Save your friend from getting stranded – or doing damage to their wheel – thanks to an underinflated tire. Give them a mini tire inflator, which can be charged through their vehicle’s cigarette lighter. Adding air will be a breeze, and they’ll thank you everytime they do it! If your car lover is prone to flats, consider splurging on a set of DriveGuard tires so that they can keep going after a puncture or complete air loss. Then they'll really thank you!
8. Performance Tires
If someone has been super nice to you this year, why not go all out and get them a new set of performance tires? Firestone Firehawk tires bring track-proven performance to the street, and your friend or family member will be thrilled to take them for a spin.
9. Battery Jumpstart Kit
It’s smart to keep jumper cables in the car, but they're worthless if no one's around to help. Give your loved one a battery jump start kit that can jolt their dead battery to life anywhere, anytime. They’ll be grateful when they receive it, but even more grateful when they have to use it.
10. A Radio Subscription
Nothing completes a road trip like a fantastic soundtrack. Give your car-loving friend a subscription to their favorite music streaming service like SiriusXM, Spotify, Tidal, or Apple Music. They’ll think of you with every impromptu highway sing-along!
The gift that keeps on giving isn't a fiber optic holiday sweater or a butter warmer (and yes, those both exist). The best gifts for loved ones that adore their car are ones that help them stay safe and enjoy the road ahead. With a Firestone Complete Auto Care gift card, you can take care of your car enthusiast by helping them take care of their vehicle. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to load up on gift cards today!
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