61 Christmas Gift Ideas for Car Lovers and Enthusiasts


Are you looking for great Christmas gift ideas for car lovers and enthusiasts? Rest assured that you are already on the right track. Honest Accurate Auto Service is here to help! As a family owned and operated automotive shop serving Colorado Springs for almost three decades, we know cars, we love cars and we have a pretty great understanding of what most car owners would want for Christmas. No one spends more time in and out of vehicles of all makes and models than a mechanic. We see the newest gadgets for the auto enthusiast every day and we are more than happy to share creative ideas with you.

Honest Accurate Auto’s Holiday Gift Guide for Car Enthusiasts

Honest Accurate Auto’s holiday gift guide for car enthusiasts has lots of ideas at all sorts of price points and for different purposes. The holiday season is busy enough without worrying about how to find unique car gifts, especially if you’re not too familiar with the latest trends or cars in general.

We’re here to make shopping for the best car Christmas gifts easier. Whether you are looking for Christmas gifts for the car guy or gal in your life or even practical gifts for a loved one you want to keep driving safely, we’ve got gift ideas for you. We’ve broken them down into handy categories: Gadgets and Gizmos, Unique Gifts, Superior Services, Practical Presents and Simple Stocking Stuffers. Read on to learn about these great Christmas gifts for car lovers.

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$50 – $99

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$1 – $49

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Gadgets and Gizmos for Car Lovers

If you’re searching for ideas on what to get a car guy for Christmas this year, or the perfect tech gadgets for your favorite car lady, this list of gadgets and gizmos for car lovers should shift your inspiration into high gear. We’ve got a blend of fancy big ticket tech and smaller items, too. Look for the icons below to know your price point and find out which gifts you can get at Honest Accurate Auto!

New Car Stereo | 🎄🎄🎄

Give the gift of a new car stereo/upgrade to someone you love. Crystal clear podcasts and easy phone pairings to their favorite music apps will make commutes and road trips fly by. If at all possible, it’s a good idea to schedule the installation. While car stereos are easy to install, Christmas is a high-demand season and booking an appointment soon after the holiday is a gamble.

Remote Start | 🎄🎄🎄

Winters in Colorado can be mighty cold, and it’s illegal to warm up your car (puffing) unless you have a remote start. Get the interior of your loved one’s car heated before they head out to work, shop or play with the press of a button. Banish the icy steering wheel and fumbling for ice scrapers, too! They’ll be able to prevent theft, follow the law and ride comfortably all in with one single gift.

Key Tracker | 🎄

This tiny gift could almost be considered a stocking stuffer if it wasn’t such a handy little tech invention. We all know someone who is constantly looking for their keys in the laundry, the car, the couch, you name it. A key tracker can help your beloved-but-hapless friend or family locate their keys by responding to an app, a whistle or clapping, depending on the type of device. As a bonus, those trackers can be used with other items … like the wallet they just misplaced.

Car Vacuum 🎄 to 🎄🎄

A vacuum is a handy tool to have in the car no matter who is along for the ride. Vacuum up stray snacks from kids, clean up sand from the beach or give the seats a pass for pet hair before picking up friends. Newer models have a lot of extra attachments, like micro crevasse tools and upholstery brushes.

Amazon Auto Echo | 🎄 to 🎄🎄

Help your loved ones take Alexa on the road this Christmas with this handy gift. Get directions, stream music and ask all the bizarre questions you like as you cruise to work or other more pleasant destinations. The Echo works through your smartphone to work just like it does a home. Check to find out if it’s compatible with your giftee’s car first!

More Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Automotive Techies

  • New Speakers
  • Racing Games
  • Dash Cam
  • Impact Wrench
  • Portable Air Compressor
  • GPS
  • Tailgate Smoker
  • Brush Hero Car Cleaner
  • Digital Pressure Gauge
  • Car Charger
  • FM Transmitter for Phone or Music Player
  • Radar Detector
  • Wireless Charger
  • Flashlight
  • Satellite Radio/Safety Service

Unique Gifts for Car Lovers

It’s more than okay to go from creative to incredibly unique in your gift selection. These gifts are a little bit different than a tool or a service. They’re car related, of course, but in a way that is sure to surprise and delight your giftee!

Fordite Jewelry | 🎄🎄🎄
Fordite (or Motor Agate) is a vibrant, colorful material made from the paint slag (run-off) that would pool around the painting area of automotive manufacturers. Layer after colorful layer would build up, getting baked repeatedly in ovens used to harden the paint on the car. When the build-up was chipped away, the chunks could be cut, polished and shaped into beautiful “stones.” The process for painting cars has changed, making this material a rare commodity–and makes a great car Christmas idea for guys who want to get their special someone something, well, special!

Model Car Kits | 🎄 to 🎄🎄
Fun to build and fun to display, model car kits aren’t just for kids. They make excellent Christmas presents for gearheads and classic car enthusiasts. Buy a kit with their dream car or buy a kit for a vehicle they already own. Make sure you pick up any extra little accessories. If they’re not already into building model cars, you may have just given them two gifts in one: a keepsake and a hobby!

Car-themed Accessories | 🎄 to 🎄🎄
Most car lovers have a favorite car brand, and most brands have nifty apparel like hats, socks, t-shirts, keychains, coats and even jewelry. Show them how much you know about them by getting their favorite brand or make of car. Car-themed accessories are top Christmas presents for guys who like cars and most are quite affordable, too!

Superior Services

Sometimes, the best gift you can give is to save someone time and money on things they truly need — like these superior services. These are especially helpful and welcomed by people who live and breathe for classic cars, modified cars and brand new vehicles. A car habit can be costly, so why not lend them a hand with a special holiday present?

🔧 Auto Detailing Package | 🎄🎄
An auto detailing package is perfect for almost everyone. That’s true whether your giftee is the mom with a minivan full of crushed Goldfish crackers and french fries, or the automotive cleanliness fanatic with a designer trash bag in the door and Armor All wipes in the glovebox. Give us a call or a referral to a great location.

🔧 AC Recharge | 🎄🎄🎄
As the cold sets in, we may not be thinking much about summer, but rest assured, summer is thinking about us. And you know who else will be thinking about you? Your giftee, every single time the sweet chill of winter blows through their vents on a hot summer day.

🔧 Car Wash Punch Card | 🎄
Anyone living in Colorado Springs knows the value of a car wash punch card. When the salt and sand from the plows or mud from the thaw clings to their vehicle after every storm, they’ll be singing your praises for thinking ahead and helping them scrub off winter’s messy reminders.

🔧 Headlight Restoration | 🎄🎄🎄
Keep their headlights shining bright with headlight restoration service. In a state like Colorado, dark nights and deer make for risky drives, not to mention ripped tires, random lumber and stranded motorists. Help your loved ones see clearly with this special service that will save them money on replacement headlights and keep them safe.

🔧 4 Oil Change Punch Card at Honest Accurate Auto | 🎄🎄🎄
An oil change is a great way to show how much you care — just ask your dad! This deal is a steal, offering oil changes at the unheard of price per visit. Your gift recipient can make an appointment with our trusty team and relax while we do all the work to keep their car running smoothly. Of all the deals we offer, this one is our favorite, especially when it comes to car Christmas gift ideas. For current punch card prices, click here to visit our specials page.

More Service Gift Ideas

  • Full inspection
  • Brake repair
  • Radiator flush
  • Tow hitch installation
  • Window tinting
  • Car stereo/speaker installation

Practical Presents

Practical presents are often great gifts. This is especially true when they keep our loved ones safe or provide them with ways to extend the life and value of their car. People joke about presents like socks on Christmas Day, but no one is laughing when it’s laundry day and they need to be somewhere in clean clothes ASAP. These gifts are in the same vein in that everyone is going to appreciate them right when they need them the most.

New Tires | 🎄🎄🎄
Tires may not be the most exciting gift on earth, but they will take you safely to all of your favorite exciting places. A set of high-quality tires is a gift that will last for a very long time and save the recipient a lot of stress! While it is on the pricier side of the gift-giving spectrum, you won’t feel an ounce of regret when you see the smile on the face of your friend or family member.

Car Cleaning Kit | 🎄
This is an excellent Christmas gift idea for car enthusiasts because it is thoughtful, affordable and quite useful. You can look for pre-made kits in your local parts supply store, or you can build your own kit with the exact tools you think they’ll need and a hand tote to carry it.

Seat Protectors for Dogs | 🎄
Do you have a friend with a pet? A good seat protector is a helpful way to contain the inevitable hair and make it easy for them to clear the way when human passengers are along for the ride. You can get one for the cargo hold, the front seat or the middle row. Many of them come with features like protective netting to keep puppers from leaping over the seats or accessories to help buckle up the pup.

Roadside Emergency Kit 🎄 to 🎄🎄
This is another gift you can usually buy in a package but that is also fun to put together yourself. Some things to include or ensure are included would be jumper cables, flashlight, flares, poncho, small toolkit, blanket, first aid and a small fire extinguisher. Another accessory that is good to include is a phone charger cord. So many people have their worst luck when their phone is dead and their charger cord is forgotten in the house or office! Hide it in the kit and thank us later (we know you’ll be able to call). Check out our article about how to build a roadside car emergency kit.

More Practical Present Ideas

  • New Windshield Wipers
  • New Headlights
  • Seat Covers
  • Steering Wheel Covers
  • Cargo Set-up for Dogs
  • Toolkit
  • Tire Repair Kit
  • Floor Mats
  • Windshield Sun Blocker
  • Cargo Roof Carrier
  • Tow Hitch Cargo Carrier

Simple Stocking Stuffers

Not every present has to be a big ticket item, and sometimes a simple stocking stuffer says it all. Plus, little car-related Christmas gifts can also be used as Secret Santa presents at your annual work party or family dinner. If you find something particularly silly and car-themed, you also have White Elephant gifts!

Driving Gloves | 🎄 to 🎄🎄🎄
Make them feel like James Bond on the hunt for spies with a pair of classy and comfortable driving gloves. You can scale up with brand name gloves from companies like Ferrari or Lamborghini or select something beautiful but budget-friendly like soft leather gloves or unique colorful ones.

Subscription to a Car Magazine | 🎄
Lots of cool information is online these days, but there’s something to be said for the joy of getting a glossy new magazine in the mail each month. This makes a great Christmas gift for guys who love cars and you can tailor it to their favorite car or their favorite automotive trend. There are a lot of options, so do a little research and find the perfect fit.

Phone Mount | 🎄
Help your loved ones keep their phones in plain view while driving. A phone mount makes phone navigation safer and removes the dangerous distraction of looking down when a call comes in or fumbling to find the phone to change songs or podcasts. There are many options, like vent-mounted, cup-holder inserts and suction cup mounts for dashboards.

More Stocking Stuffer Ideas

  • Sunglasses
  • Air Fresheners/Car Spray
  • Seat Organizer
  • Dashboard Decor
  • Custom Gear Toppers
  • Toy Cars: Hot Wheels or Matchbox
  • Dashboard Wipes
  • Coffee Cups
  • French Fry Cup Holder

Happy Holidays from Accurate Honest Auto!

We hope this list has given you excellent ideas on what to buy a car lover for Christmas. We’re confident there is at least one gift idea in this list to make the heart of your favorite car enthusiast race with joy. If you’re interested in any of the services we’ve listed, give us a call! And don’t forget, if you’re getting ready for a holiday road trip, we’re more than happy to help you hit the highway safely with an inspection, oil change or other maintenance needs.

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