Part of the joy of gift giving during the holiday season is picking out that perfect present for someone: Something that they normally wouldn’t buy for themselves or even better something that they’ve always wanted but just never got around to buying.
On your holiday shopping list this year more than likely there will be an auto enthusiast on your list. While a new car for that person more than likely is NOT in your budget there are lots of great gift out there that range from $20.00 and on up.
Power Play: Is there a little kid on your list that refuses to group up? Take a look at the new remote controlled cars. Most are anything but kids’ toys — and many are capable of serious speed and style. Case in point: HPI’s entry-level E10 series of electric racers. The E10 features shaft-driven all-wheel drive and one very innovative feature: The electric motor can be mounted either toward the front or the rear of the chassis, affecting how the car handles. Want a touring/racing configuration? Move the motor to the rear and throw the sticky slicks on. Tired of going wheel-to-wheel and want to drift around a parking lot? Mount the motor in the front, throw on some hard-compound drift tires, and even add an aftermarket sway bar to liven things up. The chassis is made of tough plastic to survive the occasional curb kiss and the bodies and wheels are swappable, allowing plenty of customization. Plenty of aftermarket upgrades are available, too. The E10 series comes either in kit form or ready-to-run just charge the batteries and go. The price is not a kids price either they start at around $200.00 and go up.
NASCAR RACING EXPERIENCE: The perfect gift for the die-hard race fan, this NASCAR® Racing Experience Champ Ride gift card allows the recipient experience 3 laps of pure heart-pounding speed from the passenger seat of a real NASCAR® race car. Sit back and hold on tight as you ride shotgun with one of NASCAR® Racing Experience’s professional racing instructors at speeds approaching 170mph. Also included is a 5″ x 7″ digital photo to capture the memory. You can go to NASCAR.com and buy them starting at $99.99 going up to $499.99
NASCAR DVD’s:Seven wins at Dayton 500 – The Richard Patty wins in 1964, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1979, and then again in 1984, this would make a great adding to a DVD library for a NASCAR fan. Dale Earnhardt – This unprecedented five-disc collection of Dale Earnhardt races provides the perfect tribute to his competitive fire and is a display of the essence of a hard-driving, world-class champion. You can get these great movies for $25.00 and $49.99
HEATED CAR SEAT: If you have someone on your list that lives where the winter means very cold weather, and the spend the first few minutes shivering like the last of fall leaf on the tree. Why not get them a heated car seat. This is a great device that plugs into a cigarette-lighter or a power outlet. The seat cushion heats up immediately to speeds soothing warmth throughout their body; it also relaxes their lower back muscles for additional comfort on long trips. This great gift starts off around $20.00
PORTA-JUMP EMERGENCY JUMP STARTER: The next item that I know I would love to get as I am always leaving my head lights on is the, ready to use this emergency jumper starter lets you charge a dead battery from the safety of your car, without jumper cables. Simply plug the Porte-Jump Emergency Jump Starter into your car’s 12v cigarette lighter socket. With just 10 minutes of charging, you’ll be ready to go. Small enough to keep in your glove box, the Porte-Jump Emergency Jump Starter comes pre-charged and ready to use for up to 5 years. If you shop around you can find these for around $35.00
RETRACTABLE SUN SHADE: Is there a friend or family member that lives in the dessert? For them summer driving can mean blistering steering wheels, why let them fight with large, awkward cardboard pieces when a Retractable Auto Sun Shade reduces interior temperatures and protects dashboards and upholstery. They coast around $60.00 but well worth it for people who live in the dessert parts of the country or any other part of the country really.
CUSTOM GARAGE SIGN: Jazz up any garage with this custom wall plaque, individually sand-cast and personalized. You will need to plan ahead on this and allow 3 to 4 weeks to receive this; the price will vary from $60.00 and on up.
So we got the gift covered why not add a little auto to the stocking for your loved one’s;
Miniature Multi Tool
Gas Gift Cards
Car Wash Gift Cards
Oil Change Certificates