A person’s car says a lot about his or her personality and approach towards life--and that goes double for car-lovers, who often take their affection to a whole new level by purchasing items that enhance their pride and joy.
So it’s no surprise that the holiday season finds car-lovers drooling over the latest gadgets or gizmos.
Here’s a guide to the coolest Christmas and Hannukah gifts for car-lovers this holiday season.
High-performance driving school
Every car-lover wants to put the pedal to the metal every once and a while. Imagine the pleased look on his or her face when they open an envelope with a gift card or certificate to one of the nation’s top performance driving schools. Among the top driving schools to consider are the Skip Barber Racing School, with operations in Georgia, Connecticut, and California, the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving with four race tracks in Arizona, and the Fast Track High Performance Driving School in Harrisburg, North Carolina, where you can learn how to drive a stock car. ($2,000-$5,000)
Subscription to a car magazine
If you don’t have a lot of money this holiday season, give the gift that keeps on giving--a magazine subscription to a popular car magazine such as Road and Track, Car and Driver, or Popular Mechanics. You favorite car-lover can find out about the latest models to hit the road, new items to enhance their car, and trends in the automobile industry. ($12-$25)
Picture Makes Perfect
For a surprise, take a photo of his or her prized automobile and transfer the image onto a poster, t-shirt, hat, coffee mug, or keychain. Car lovers love just about anything that celebrates their most cherished possession. To make the gift seasonally appropriate, you can even put the image on a Christmas ornament. ($5-$15)
Car washes for a year
If you ever want to see where all the most devoted car-lovers congregate, it’s not at a car show or automotive parts shop, it’s the car wash. A gift card or certificate for a year’s worth of car washes is greatly appreciated by car lovers who want their possession to sparkle every day of the year. ($25-$100)