50 last-minute gift ideas for car enthusiasts

50 last-minute gift ideas for car enthusiasts. The holiday season is fast approaching, and if you have a car enthusiast in your life, you might be struggling to come up with the perfect gift. Fortunately, there are many options for last-minute gifts that will appeal to anyone who loves cars. Whether you’re looking for stocking stuffers or still have a few names on your list you need to cross off, we’ve rounded up our favourite gift ideas for all your car loving friends and family. Here are 50 ideas to get you started with links to Amazon.

  1. Car detailing kit – This kit includes all the essential tools and products for cleaning and detailing a car, including soap, wax, and microfiber towels.
  2. The Grand Tour A-Z of the Car: Everything you wanted to know about cars and some things you probably didn’t.
  3. Tyre pressure gauge – Keeping tires properly inflated is essential for safety and performance, and a useful tool for any car owner or track day enthusiast.
  4. Car air freshener – Novelty Car Air Fresheners Walls Ice Cream Twister Tropical Funny Feet Starship.
  5. Car sunshade – A sunshade that blocks out harmful UV rays and keeps the interior of a car cool can be a lifesaver on hot summer days.
  6. Car Visor Anti-glare Sunshade Extender for Front Seat Driver or Passenger 
  7. Keychain – Geekey Multi-Tool – Key Shaped Pocket Tool for Your Keychain w/ Bottle Opener, Screwdriver, Ruler, Wrench, Box Cutter, bit Driver, File, Pipe, Bike Spoke Key – Stainless Steel and TSA Friendly, is a small but thoughtful gift.
  8. Car phone mount – A phone mount that attaches to the dashboard or windshield of a car is a practical gift that can help a car enthusiast stay connected while on the road.
  9. Microfiber towels – High-quality microfiber towels are essential for detailing a car and keeping it looking its best.
  10. Car cover – A car cover can help protect a car from the elements and keep it looking like new.
  11. Driving gloves – A pair of driving gloves can add style and comfort to the driving experience, and can be particularly useful in colder weather.
  12. Castrol inspired gift mug – A coffee mug featuring a car brand logo or a classic car design is a fun way to enjoy a hot beverage.
  13. Car-themed T-shirt – A T-shirt with a car-themed design is a great way to show off a car enthusiast’s love for cars.
  14. Bluetooth OBD2 scanner – a device that plugs into a car’s diagnostic port and connects to a smartphone, providing real-time information about the car’s performance and health.
  15. Car cleaning kit – a set of high-quality cleaning products designed specifically for cars, Autoglym Supreme Car Care Collection, 12pc Car Cleaning Kit, Car Cleaning Gift Set.
  16. High quality travel coffee mug – YETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler w/MagSlider Lid.
  17. Portable tire inflator – a small, portable device that can be used to inflate tires on the go.
  18. Dash cam – a small camera that attaches to the car’s dashboard and records footage while driving.
  19. Car-themed poster – WallBuddy Set of 6 Car Racing Grand Prix Posters F Poster Formula Poster Car racing Print Motor Racing Poster 1930, 1936, 1937, 1952, 1966, 1970
  20. Book by Jeremy Clarkson – Can You Make This Thing Go Faster? (The World According to Clarkson, 8)
  21. LED light strips – strips of LED lights that can be installed in the car’s interior or exterior for a custom look.
  22. Tire pressure monitoring system – a device that monitors tire pressure and alerts the driver when it is low.
  23. Automotive tool set – a set of high-quality tools designed specifically for working on cars. DEKO 192 Piece Socket Wrench Auto Repair Tool Combination Package Mixed Tool Set Hand Tool Kit with Plastic Toolbox Storage Case
  24. Scalextric Racing game – old school racing game for the young or old car enthusiast.
  25. Car-themed Word Search – Puzzle Book for Adults, Gifts for Car Lovers, Automobile Themed Puzzle Wordsearch.
  26. Racing simulator – Racing Wheel for Xbox One Series X|S PS4 PS3 Nintendo Switch PC iPhone Android mobile phone steering wheel gaming with responsive foot pedals paddle shifters mounting clamp gear stick.
  27. Top Gear The Ultimate Car Challenge Board Game – a board game that is themed around cars, racing, or car culture.
  28. Car-themed coasters – a set of 4 classic car-themed coasters
  29. Car-themed wall art – 5 Panel Hot Rod Wall Art.
  30. Car mats – 4 Piece Rubber Car Mat ( Front + Rear ) Universal Non-Slip.
  31. Premium Grade Natural Chamois – Perfect for drying off the whole car, glass, mirrors, inside and out, super soft and highly absorbent, Made in the UK.
  32. Hot Wheels Race Track – fun for all ages, Portable Storage 8+ Feet of Race Track, Includes 2 Hot Wheels Cars.
  33. Remote Control Buggy – High Speed 2WD Rock Climber Race Buggy.
  34. Quirky Car Book – Auto Erotica: A grand tour through classic car brochures of the 1960s to 1980s.
  35. Mechanic’s gloves – gloves designed specifically for working on cars, with features like grip and durability.
  36. Vintage car poster – a poster featuring a classic car from the 1950s or 1960s.
  37. LEGO Technic Model Car – hours of fun and plenty of car to choose from at every budget.
  38. Auto Log Book – old school gift for the classic car owner who has everything. Keep track of road trips fuel and maintenance.
  39. Car-themed wall clock – a clock with a car-themed design, such as the face of a classic speedometer.
  40. Book – Diddly Squat: ‘Til The Cows Come Home: The No 1 Sunday Times Bestseller 2022
  41. High-end car detailing package – Autoglym Luxury Bodywork And Wheels Collection, 6pc Car Cleaning Kit, Car Cleaning Gift Set.
  42. Pressure washer – Kärcher K 2 Power Control Home high-pressure washer. Perfect for the car lover and great for cleaning the driveway too.
  43. Limited-edition car model – A limited-edition model car or a rare collectible can be an excellent addition to a car enthusiast’s collection.
  44. Portable car jump starter – NOCO Boost Plus UltraSafe Portable Lithium Car Jump Starter, Heavy-Duty Battery Booster Power 
  45. Premium ceramic car coating – Gtechniq Crystal Serum Light Ceramic Coating for Cars, Protect Car Paintwork, High Shine, Easy to Apply
  46. Racing simulator setup
  47. Bluetooth Transmitter – Add Bluetooth to an older or classic car.
  48. Machine polisher – Dual Action Polisher, Variable Speed Car Buffer with 3 Functions of Foam Pads for Car Detailing Polishing and Waxing.
  49. Car GPS tracker – Full Global Coverage. 4G LTE Real-Time Tracking for Vehicle
  50. Driving experience – Red Letter Days Driving Dreams Gift Voucher, 250 unique UK driving experiences to choose from from quad biking to supercars and more.


To conclude, finding the perfect gift for a car enthusiast doesn’t have to be an uphill battle. With so many creative and exciting gift ideas, you’re sure to find something that will get their motor running. From the practical to the extravagant, there are plenty of options to choose from, so you can cater to any budget or taste. So, put the pedal to the metal, and pick a gift that will leave them driving off into the sunset with a smile on their face.