With every approaching holiday gift shopping season comes worry. The anxiety arises from wanting to buy the right gift for someone. A demographic that is especially difficult to buy for is the car enthusiast. This is for several reasons. First, they often have very narrow and specific needs that the non-car person will not be familiar with. Secondly, car enthusiasts do not usually share important knowledge about what they have and what they want for their cars. For this reason, I have compiled a few gift suggestions that your car enthusiast will enjoy greatly.
One fantasy of many car enthusiasts is to drive an exotic, high end car. Sometimes financial limitations mean that they may never own one of these cars. There is, however, a great gift idea that can fulfill their dreams. Across the country, there are several car rental places that rent out high end cars. A search engine called Find Exotic will allow you to search for the make and model of car you would like to rent out. Search your area and see if there is a rental place that services your region. Most participants offer gift packages specifically for the holiday season.
If your car enthusiast has one or several cars in his collection, he may not have the time to give each car the proper attention it needs. One gift suggestion that could be proper for this type of person is a gift certificate to a high end detailing shop. Most basic car detailing will only run you twenty to thirty dollars. An excellent detailing, however, can cost anywhere from one hundred to two hundred dollars. Your gift recipient will appreciate the cleanliness and rejuvenation a high end detailing gives to his car.
Car enthusiasts tend to immerse themselves in whatever specific type of cars they enjoy. They might prefer trucks to hot rods or muscle cars to sports cars. No matter what type of car is the object of their attention, there is a magazine dedicated to it. Because of the small number of subscribers, these magazines can get pricey. Your car enthusiast may not even be aware of the magazine existence. Some titles that are published are Import Car Enthusiast, British Motoring, and Hot Rod Magazine. It’s important to know what specific type of cars your gift recipient enjoys. Otherwise, they might get s tuck with something they do not want to read.
If the aforementioned suggestions do not seem like something your car enthusiast would enjoy, you can always go with a safe bet. If they undertake any repairs or work to their cars by themselves, then they will need a comprehensive tool set. Sure, they might have many sets of strange tools but they could always more. No matter what, any car mechanic will be thankful to have duplicate tools. Therefore, this is a great idea if you want to play it safe.
For those who are car enthusiasts as well as gadget geeks there are some nifty new tools that came out in the past few years. There is a little tool called the Quick Pick Up. Basically, it’s a jack that is propelled by a CO2 canister. It weighs 4.5 pounds but can lift up to 2,400 pounds in a matter of second. Not only does it weigh next to nothing but it is quite compact. This will not only be a useful gift but one that they can show off to friends.
If you don’t think your car enthusiast will be needing any tools, magazines, or gift subscriptions, but you know what kind of cars they like, you can always check out sites like Amazon or Barnes and Noble for books related to their areas of car preference. It may seem like a more boring gift solution but you can never go wrong with giving them more material about their cars. Just make sure that they don’t already have a library of books dedicated to their car type.
As you can see, you don’t have to be stymied by having to purchase holiday gifts for a car enthusiast. Just keep in mind a few things before you ultimately decide what to buy your car guy. If they are particular about someone touching their car, then it wouldn’t be wise to get them something like a high end detailing. Geeky car guys will enjoy a gift like the Quick Pick Up over an exotic car rental. No matter what, remember that it’s the thought that counts and have a safe and happy holiday season.