An Aston Martin may be on the top of many people’s Christmas list, but for those with a slightly stricter budget it pays to think about some savvy alternatives for the car enthusiast.
For all those budding mechanics
If your loved one is keen on tinkering and tending to their car repairs, then have a nosey in their tool box, research essential tools and see if there are any opportunities for presents there.
Play detective and try and tease out in conversation something that would be really useful such as a car trolley jack. Look to a company such as SGS Engineering for a reasonably priced, good quality present.
Kitting out the garage with adequate space and tools is a thoughtful present. Start by clearing all the junk that has hogged valuable space for the past few years. Replace this clutter with a new workbench or storage for tools and equipment.
Ride of your life
Or how about some tickets to a drag-racing event or hop on a plane to the formula 1, such a special gift could ensure brownie points for years to come! There are many opportunities to visit car-shows – allow yourselves to drool over the beautifully crafted old classics and be wowed by the luxury vehicles.
Or, for a more local, yet equally thrilling adventure go for a track-day send your adrenaline pumping and have an experience to remember.
Polish and pamper
It is not much of an enjoyable past-time cleaning muck from the kids’ boots which is now caked on your precious car interior. Let’s face it; it’s no fun vacuuming in the rain. How about taking your partner’s car in to a professional car valeting service? Your vehicle will come back sparkling, smelling fresh and without a grain of mud in sight.
Your own brand
If you have money to burn and you would like a unique and timeless gift, then perhaps look into getting a personalised registration plate. Be cautious when choosing – your idea of GORG3OU5 may be a touching thought, but will the recipient be proud to drive around town with such blatant self-praise.
For smaller car-related gifts consider key rings, air fresheners or funky car-seat covers. If you are looking for a present for classy chap, how about some elegant car cuff-links, or maybe an exquisite print for your home.
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