Five Holiday Gift Ideas for the Car Enthusiast in Your Life

Published 10 years ago — by Lisa Federico

Holiday Gifts for the Car Enthusiast in Your Life

What will you give that car enthusiast in your life for the holidays?
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‘Tis the season of gift giving to your family and friends. For Dad, a tie, Mom, some cozy slippers, and an iTunes gift card to your siblings and/or friends. But what about that one person, either family or friend, who is the ultimate car enthusiast? What’s the perfect gift for them? Check out some of these cool finds.

Automatic: A smart driving assistant app for the iPhone (currently in Beta for Android) that has a plethora of capabilities, including helping to remember where you parked, adjust your driving habits to help with fuel efficiency, decode your “check engine” light problem if it should come on, detect serious crashes and call for help/alert loved ones, and more.

By pairing with the Automatic Link intelligent hardware and plugging it into your car’s OBD-II port (which all cars since 1996 should have, but make sure you check car compatibility first), it connects your phone to the on-board computer while you drive. Best part…no subscription required! $99.95

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Garmin Head-Up Display (HUD): This portable navigation display projects a visible transparent film on your car’s windshield (even in the sunlight and at night) to help you get to your destination. Showing turn-by-turn directions, including what lane you should be in for your next turn, it also alerts you when you are speeding and warns you of traffic delays.

The easy setup – pairing wirelessly with your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone - makes this a cool gift for all types of drivers, even those bad with directions. $149.99

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Kinivo BTC450 Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit: This device is designed to answer and receive calls, hands-free, with any smartphone that has Bluetooth connectivity. It also has the ability to stream music from the auxiliary input. Great for those wanting to add Bluetooth capability to someone’s ride. $39.99

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Drivemotion Emoticon LED Car Sign: Communicate with other drivers about how you’re feeling with this LED car sign that suctions to your window. You have the ability to customize the different emoticon message by the press of a button. Developed in the U.K. and quite amusing. $40.00 and up

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Lamborghini Murcielago Racing Desk: Want to give the gift of the ultimate exotic car? How about this desk instead! This unique desk makes you feel like you’re cruising behind the wheel of the sleek Lambo Murcielago and comes in a variety of colors. While this desk is a bargain compared to the price of the real thing, it’ll still cost you a pretty penny. $7,8000 and up

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What are you giving that car-lover in your life? Tell us in the comments section below.

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