Posted 05.12.2019

Nielsen's Top 10 Christmas Gifts for the Car Enthusiast

Christmas is just around the corner! Struggling to think of gift ideas for the car enthusiast in your life? Or are you a car enthusiast that’s fed up of being asked what you want for Christmas and not having any ideas for yourself? Either way, we’ve got you covered! 

Here’s the run-down of our top 10 gift ideas for car enthusiasts. 

Car-Related Games

If you’re shopping for someone who loves gaming AND cars, why not treat them to a new car game for their console? For Xbox One gamers, our personal favourite is Forza Motorsport 7, and for PS4 lovers, Gran Turismo Sport is a must-have! F1 2018 and GTA V are available for both Xbox One and PS4 consoles.

Want a classic offline game for the car enthusiast in your life? Why not throw it back to the good old days and get them a Scalextrics or even try a remote control car for hours of fun!

Classic Car Models

Red VW Beetle Car Model

Do you know a classic car enthusiast? One of our favourite gift ideas is a good old classic car model. If you know their favourite classic car, why not purchase a model of it for them to display somewhere in their house, or on their desk at work. 

Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

A cordless, handheld vacuum cleaner is always a good shout for someone who prides themselves on keeping their car spotless. Although it is rather expensive, the Dyson V7 Trigger is a versatile, handheld vacuum, that comes with a range of accessories suitable for cleaning cars and reaching those pesky areas we all hate trying to clean. With a run-time of approximately 30minutes and a hygienic bin-emptying system, we think this is a perfect gift for a car lover.

Car Seat Gap Filler

Do you know someone who is forever losing loose change and dropping things down the side of their car seat? Why not get them seat gap fillers! These fillers offer 100% gap coverage and will block anything from falling down between the car seat and centre console. What’s more, it saves you having to try and vacuum down the side of the seats which, as we all know, is a nightmare of a job! 

Car Experience or Track Day Tickets

The ideal gift for a car-loving thrill-seeker – a driving experience. There are so many driving experiences you can purchase nowadays – off-roading and supercar experiences, or even days out go-karting. Regardless of which one you choose, we guarantee a car enthusiast would love it! If they’ve “been there and done that” why not purchase tickets for a track day event instead? British Touring Car Championships, British Superbikes, World Superbikes, Formula 1 – all fantastic events and great days out for all involved. 

Polarized Sunglasses

Now, we know the UK is currently in it’s cooler months, but that doesn’t stop us needing sunglasses for driving in every now and then. The Winter sun places itself very low in the sky, sometimes too low for the sun visor to cover, which is where driving glasses come in very useful. Polarized sunglasses are designed to reduce glare from wet surfaces, snow and glass which is great for Winter in the UK, and of course, Summer.

Nielsen 50 Year Anniversary Pack

Nielsen 50th Anniversary Car Cleaning Pack

We may be a little biased, but we think the Nielsen 50 Year Anniversary Pack is a great addition to any car enthusiasts collection! Included in the pack is a whole host of our Nielsen car cleaning products, along with our brand new anniversary wash bucket with grit guard. Here’s the full list of products included: 

  • The new Anniversary Wash Bucket with Grit Guard
  • Gloss Shampoo – 500ml
  • Window Cleaner – 500ml
  • Wheel Cleaner – 500ml
  • Tyre Dressing – 500ml
  • Leather Maintainer – 500ml
  • Interior Dressing – 500ml
  • Interior Cleaner – 500ml 
  • Exterior Dressing – 500ml
  • Exhibition Polish – 500ml
  • 1 x Wash Mitt
  • 1 x Cellulose Polish Sponge
  • 1 x Large Microfibre Cloth

Anyone who loves keeping their car clean would simply love this. Click here to buy.

Car Tracking Device

The perfect gift for someone that’s always forgetting where they parked in the car park! There are many GPS trackers on the market. These are tiny devices you hide somewhere in your car, so you can easily track your car if required. Also a handy little device to have in case your car gets stolen, providing your device is charged of course!

Haynes Manuals

Haynes are renowned in the industry for their car manuals, but did you know they do other interesting and handy books that car enthusiasts would love to feast their eyes on? Individuals with a passion for classic cars would love their restoration manuals on Morris Minors, Minis and the Jaguar XJ6. There are also some Bluffer guides on Formula 1, Cars, and more, along with a book of car hacks.

DRIVE Bin

We all know someone who loves their car but struggles to keep it clean at times. The DRIVE bin could be the perfect solution and gift for them. This ingenious product is more than just a bin for your car! The bag is water-resistant and can hold large quantities of rubbish with no issues. What’s even better is it can double up as a thermal container for food and drinks! When purchasing the product, it comes with 20 liners.

And there you have it – our top 10 Christmas gift ideas for a car enthusiast! 

What are you waiting for? Get shopping and give the car people in your life the best Christmas yet.