Do you have a car guy in your life? I do, and have made many mistakes over the years when choosing his gifts. Learn from my mistakes. Be sure to steer clear of tools. Unless you are a car fanatic too, you probably do not know precisely what he wants. Most car guys are very specific on the brands, size and style. Look for items that fulfill universal needs, such as apparel with the car guys favorite make and model of car or any of the following items;
Rechargeable Jump Starter
A portable battery charger allows the car guy to jump-start a vehicle’s battery without the help of anyone else. He can keep it charged with a cigarette lighter in the car or from a home outlet. Many of these lightweight units also come equipped with a flashlight.
Magnetic Tool Holder
Magnetic tool holders are designed to organize all the tools a car guy accumulates. The extra-strong magnetic sheet can be hung or placed on a workbench.
Slush mats will keep a car guy’s vehicles clean. Look for a heavy-duty custom-fit mat with deep grooves and rugged textures to catch the dirt.
Solar Battery Saver
A solar battery saver is a useful gift for car guys who own a rarely driven vehicle that stays outside. This piece of equipment sits on the dashboard, plugged into the lighter outlet. It keeps a steady supply of juice going to the battery to keep it charged.
Car guys who work on older cars can use a Craftsman Nutcracker. This tool can split a stuck nut into two pieces. This is an unexpected choice that will be appreciated when no other tool will free a rusted or otherwise stuck nut. You can even package it in a basket full of edible nuts for a play on words.