Automotive fans can be tricky to shop for if you’re not into cars or aren’t an actual gearhead yourself. Not to worry! We’ve picked 35 of the coolest and most useful gifts any car enthusiast would love, from tools that will make your actual car even better to fun accessories for you to sport your Porsche or Lamborghini pride.
LEGO Technic Porsche 911 RSR Building Kit
The Porsche 911 RSR car building kit by Lego Technic is one of the coolest gifts to give an automotive enthusiast in your life. A product of close collaboration between LEGO and Porsche, the kit has a whopping 1,550 parts and elaborate detailing throughout. We really like that the LEGO Porsche has an engine with moving pistons, as well as functioning steering. In case you find the RSR a tad too big (and pricey), consider this considerably more affordable LEGO Speed Champions 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 instead.
Gas Clutch Socks
New drivers should know it’s not safe to use both feet on the pedals, but at least these socks will help them remember which side is the clutch and which is the gas. The midlength socks are made from cotton, so they’re plenty soft and cozy. You can order them in black or gray.
Road & Track Magazine Subscription
An annual subscription to Road & Track magazine is a fantastic and reasonably priced gift for any car enthusiast you know. Engaging and entertaining in equal measure, the award-winning publication will keep them informed with about the latest, most exciting cars and industry trends.
You can choose between gifting an Amazon Kindle or a print edition of the magazine. There’s an option to gift a 1-year or auto-renewing subscription.
Puma Mercedes AMG Petronas Kart Cat III Shoes
The Puma Mercedes AMG Petronas Kart Cat III racing sneakers are a great gift, especially for someone who is a fan of the legendary German car manufacturer. The sneakers have a nicely understated design and Mercedes AMG branding throughout, as well as brake and power prints on the left and right sneaker outsoles, respectively.
We like that the Puma Mercedes AMG Petronas Kart Cat III sneakers are an equally great option for driving and for taking a walk. They’re available in black or white.
Dyson V7 Car + Boat Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
The V7 Car + Boat handheld vacuum cleaner by Dyson is a fantastic gift for anyone who owns a motor vehicle. Sleek and incredibly effective, the gadget comes with a rich selection of cleaning tools, which will make any car spotless in a matter of minutes.
According to Dyson, the compact vacuum cleaner can last up to 30 minutes between charges — more than enough to clean a car. We love that the V7 is bundled with a car charger.
Amazon Echo Auto
The Amazon Echo Auto is a great gift for car enthusiasts who use Alexa on a regular basis. The nifty gadget will allow users to integrate the tech giant’s virtual assistant into their car and use its vast powers to entertain and help with daily tasks. It’s compact, easy to install, and affordably priced.
The Echo Auto has eight built-in microphones for seamless control with voice commands. It requires Bluetooth connectivity to work wirelessly. It comes bundled with an auxiliary cable, just in case the recipient’s car isn’t compatible.