Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and if you want a gift that stands out from the crowd, it’s time to ditch the flowers and chocolates. When it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, it’s best to stick with the kinds of items your gift recipient loves.
If you have a car lover on your gift list this year, think outside the box and get them something unique that they will really appreciate. Read below for our best gift suggestions for the car lover in your life.
Bluetooth Headset or Adapter
This is the perfect gift for not only a car lover, but someone who spends a lot of time driving. A Bluetooth speaker or adapter allows the user to talk on the phone while keeping both hands on the wheel. If your loved one has a long commute, they’ll love that they join conference calls, check in with loved ones and more – all while staying safe and hands-free.
Let’s face it, buying car maintenance items like windshield washer fluid, windshield wipers and cleaning supplies isn’t the most exciting purchase. But when it’s all wrapped up in a fun basket, those items make for a great gift!
Gather a number of car maintenance items like:
- Safelite® glass cleaner
- Windshield washer fluid
- Windshield wipers
- Car wash formula
- Rags for car drying
Put them all together in a basket or bin (this can be used to store all the items, too), wrap it in cellophane and voila – a gift that’s practical and perfect for those who love spending weekends detailing their car.
A satellite radio is another great gift for someone who loves taking trips in their car or has a long commute. A drive is always better with the perfect soundtrack in the background! Satellite radio can easily be installed in their car and provides a wide variety of radio stations so they can have all the music, talk radio, news they want on drives.
Remote Car Starter
This is an especially great gift if you live in an area with colder temperatures during the winter. What’s better than a car that’s already nice and warm when you’re ready to hop in?? Make sure you purchase a car starter that is compatible with the kind of car your gift recipient drives and go the extra mile to plan for installation, too.
Stock Car Driving Experience
Sometimes the best gifts aren’t gifts at all, they are experiences. Plan a perfect daytime date featuring an experience every car lover will appreciate: stock car driving. Find a location where you can rent stock cars and practice driving them around the course.
Custom Car Art
Your car lover may have a second, vintage car that they keep in the garage and drive only on special occasions. Or perhaps they still talk with pride about their very first car. No matter which car they love the most, you can put it on the wall with a unique and completely custom piece of artwork. Find a local artist or use a site like Uncommon Goods to draw their car from a picture you provide.
Snag some tickets to a major race event like the Daytona 500 or Indy 500 – or even a smaller, local event. It’s not just a gift, it’s an unforgettable experience that will create some lasting memories for both you and your car lover!
Smart Driving Assist
This modern gift is perfect for experienced and novice drives. Once it’s connected to their car’s onboard computer, it can tell them diagnostic information, give them scores and even audible suggestions on how to improve driving.