The holidays are just around the corner and it’s about that time where people are scrambling to buy last-minute gifts. If you happen to have any family or friends that are car lovers, you’re going to want to keep reading this article because we’ve got a ton of car accessory gift ideas for you. Forget about getting the typical gifts like socks, sweatshirts and booze, we’ve got 10 car accessories that all car geeks will love!
1. Portable Car Vacuum (Price: $42.99)
For car geeks, cleanliness is critical so having a portable vacuum cleaner is a must. Even for non-car geeks, nobody wants to look at their seats and see crumbs and dust. Whether you keep it charged in your garage or charge it and leave it in your trunk, a portable vacuum cleaner ensures that you’ll never have to worry about a dirty interior again!
2. Yeti Tumbler (Price: $39.99)
It doesn’t matter whether the person you’re buying for is a car geek or not, any coffee lover is sure to love this gift. YETI tumblers are made from dent-resistant stainless steel and double-wall vacuum insulated to keep drinks hot or cold for a long period of time. This 20oz. was made to fit every car's cupholder. It also has a splash-resistant lid so you don’t have to worry about making a mess if you hit a bump on the road.
3. Armor All Gift Pack (Price $31.99)
If you’re going to buy the portable vacuum cleaner, you may as well go for the Armor All gift pack to make sure that the car is looking crisp. The Armor All Gift Pack comes with Multi-Purpose Cleaning Wipes, Extreme Shield Protectant Wipes, Glass Cleaner, Ultra Shine Wash and Wax, and Ultra Shine Total Vehicle Detailer. For only $32, this one is a no-brainer and will have anyone vehicle looking shiny and new.
4. Chortau Dash Camera (Price: $69.98)
Here’s another gift that’s good for any driver, car fanatic or not. Having a dash camera gives you that extra bit of security in case of an accident or theft. It doesn’t matter if your car is parked or on the road, the dashcam will capture the exterior areas of your car in case any incidents take place. We chose this dash cam specifically because of its easy installation process and 1080p quality.
5. Echo Auto (Price: $69.99)
Echo Auto is essentially Alexa for your car. It’s a hands-free, voice-activated assistant that can help you get directions, change the song and make calls! Echo Auto works completely through your phone and plays through your car speakers, allowing you to do what you need to do without being a distracted driver. One cool feature about Echo Auto is it has 8 microphones and far-field technology that will facilitate voice activation in noisy environments.
6. Eddie Bauer Touchscreen Gloves (Price: $52.50)
At this point in the year, you’re probably going to be wearing gloves for at least the first 5 minutes of your drive as your car warms up. Where this can get dangerous is when you have to take them off while driving because you’re warm enough or you need to access your navigation system. The beauty of these gloves is that they’re made to be responsive with touchscreens, so you can keep them on as you use your infotainment system. These gloves make getting directions, changing music and answering phone calls easier and safer for yourself and other drivers around you.
7. WeatherTech FloorLiners (Price: $159.99)
In the middle of winter, it’s tough to keep your car floors clean and tidy. Whether it’s snow, rain or mud, the mess of winter can add up quickly and make your clean car a mess. The FloorLiners are made out of High-Density Tri-Extruded material that minimizes the mess of water and mud on your floor. While we know this product is a bit pricey, it does come with a lifetime warranty!
8. Roadside Emergency Kit ($79.99)
There’s nothing like knowing you’re prepared for an emergency if it were to ever happen. You never want to be in a situation where you need a first aid kit or jumper cables and don’t have them. The Roadside Emergency Kit comes with 86 safety pieces to ensure that regardless of what emergency situation you’re in, you’ve got yourself covered. If you don’t have one for your own car, buy an extra one for yourself while you’re shopping.
9. Tile Bluetooth Keys Tracker (Price: $29.99)
We’ve all had those moments where you’re running late for something and the moment you’re about to hit the road, you realize you don’t know where your keys are. Usually, you end up finding them in the couch cushions or under your bed, but if you never find them, it’s a costly thing to replace. That’s why this tracker is a lifesaver for anyone who frequently misplaces their keys. The Bluetooth Tile is attached to your keychain and connected to your phone so you can always locate your key fab!
10. Gas Card (Price: Whatever You Want!)
Absolutely anyone would appreciate a gas card for the holidays this year! If you dropped the ball and forgot to get a gift for a family member or friend, simply stop by a gas station and load up a pre-paid card.