Automotive fans can be tricky to shop for if you’re not into cars, or if you aren’t an actual gearhead yourself. Not to worry! After hours of research and testing, we picked 35 of the coolest and most useful gifts for car lovers that are guaranteed to impress enthusiasts of all ages. And of course, we are constantly evaluating new products to keep our selection up to date.
The products that we vouch for range from tools that will take their car and driving experience to another level, through various tech gadgets created in partnership with iconic car brans, all the way to fun apparel and everyday accessories for them to show off their BMW, Ferrari, Ford, or Corvette pride. Believe it or not, there are even a few memorable options here for less than $20.
It's time to pick out the perfect present with these gifts for car lovers.
The RAD 480i laser radar detector by Cobra is a great gift that will hopefully also make the recipient a more responsible driver. The gadget can accurately detect laser and radar well in advance in front of and behind the user’s vehicle.
It has built-in tech to reduce distracting false alerts, and there’s a companion mobile app that can deliver real-time updates from a large community of drivers.
The Amazon Echo Auto is a great gift for car lovers who use Alexa regularly. The nifty gadget will allow users to integrate the virtual assistant into their car and use its vast powers to both entertain and help them get from point A to point B.
Compact, easy to install, and affordably priced, the Echo Auto has eight built-in microphones for seamless control with voice commands.
This is a tongue-in-cheek gift for car lovers who are obsessed with their stick shift. These socks will help them remember which side is the clutch and which is the gas, even when they're just padding around the house.
The mid-length socks are made from cotton, so they're plenty soft and cozy. You can order them in black or gray.
A true car lover will want to keep their interior impeccably clean. Gift them this compact, yet powerful car vacuum. It has a 16-foot cord, meaning it'll reach all the nooks and crannies to make sure that there's no dirt or debris in their beloved ride. We love it so much that it was featured in our 2021 Best of the Best list.
The Ford Mustang car building kit by Lego Creator is one of the coolest gifts for car lovers. The product of a collaboration between Lego and Ford, the kit has a whopping 1,471 parts and elaborate detailing throughout. They include a supercharger and a ducktail spoiler, among others.
In case you find the Mustang a tad too big (and pricey), consider this more affordable Lego Speed Champions Ferrari F8 Tributo instead.
This incredibly fun T-shirt is guaranteed to make a lasting impression on a guy who’s obsessed with cars. Made from a soft blend of cotton and polyester, the product has a large “car guy” print, as well as a smile-inducing definition of the term. There are several colors of the tee to pick from.
With BMW M Motorsport-branding and color accents, these Puma sneakers are a great gift for car lovers. Fans of the legendary German car manufacturer in particular will be especially thrilled to receive them.
Crafted from premium leather, the comfy shoes have a versatile design that makes them an equally great option for a long drive or a brunch outing. You can order the product in black or white.
This magnetic wireless car charger by Satechi — one of the premier makers of Apple accessories — is an amazing gift for users of MagSafe-toting iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models. Designed to attach to an air vent, the wireless charger doubles as an iPhone mount with available landscape and portrait mode.
Like many Satechi products, the charger has a sleek aluminum housing with a space gray finish. It comes bundled with a USB-C cable.
Ford v Ferrari is rightfully among the greatest motorsport movies of all time. This collector's edition that includes 4K Ultra HD and Blu-Ray discs, as well as a digital copy is a great gift that's a must-watch for automotive enthusiasts.
Based on a true story, the film offers a thrilling look at the epic duel between Ford and Ferrari in the 1960s at Le Mans — the most grueling car race.
This product by Anker is an amazing gift for car enthusiasts. The accessory is not only an excellent car charger with a duo of speedy USB ports, but also a Bluetooth and FM transmitter. It's perfect for older and vintage cars that lack modern infotainment systems.
The nifty gadget has futureproof Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and the ability to automatically scan for free FM frequencies for a seamless audio experience with music and phone calls.
The Peak Design travel duffelpack is a great gift for car enthusiasts because they'll need the right gear to successfully pack for a road trip. The product is elegant and incredibly versatile. It can expand its capacity by almost 50% in a matter of seconds.
Peak Design has equipped the duffelpack with a ton of grab handles. The travel accessory has a weatherproof exterior (in black or sage) and a lifetime warranty.
Every driver should carry an emergency escape tool on the same chain as their car keys of key fob, making this Resqme offering a great gift option. Crafted in the United States, the reasonably priced tool has an integrated glass breaker and seat belt cutter. Its incredibly lightweight and you can order it in a multitude of colors.
The McLaren Edition Klipsch T5 II ANC true wireless earbuds — the latest collaboration between the legendary audio brand and the iconic car maker — are a thoughtful gift for anyone who's even remotely interested in cars. The buds combine amazing sound and top-tier noise cancellation with McLaren’s design expertise and meticulous attention to detail. Believe it or not, the product will allow gift recipients to control audio playback and take calls with head nods.
The NEBO Slyde is a sleek and powerful flashlight that’s a fantastic gift for car lovers. As its name suggests, the product also has a handy slide-out work light with various modes. It also has a magnetic base, so the recipient can mount it while taking a peek underneath the hood of most cars.
The Slyde is impact-resistant and IP67 waterproof. It has a rechargeable battery with a convenient USB-C connector.
This fast and reliable car charger from the team behind Car and Driver magazine is a fantastic gift for drivers (and passengers) who own multiple tech gadgets. The gadget has a fast USB-C port, as well as a speedy full USB connector, so it's as versatile as it gets.
This nifty gadget is designed to plug into a car's 12-volt socket. Despite its reasonable price, it comes in giftworthy packaging.
This Victorinox watch is a foolproof gift for car lovers. Powered by a high-quality Swiss movement, the timepiece has a classic chronograph layout with a trio of sub-dials and a date complication, as well a robust 5-year warranty.
This Alliance Sport version has a 44-millimeter stainless steel case with a comfy leather strap. Victorinox offers a variety of dial and strap color options.
This canvas wall art showcases the smoke silhouette of the Pagani Huayra, one of the most iconic modern supercars the world has seen to date. This art piece was created by wrapping a canvas print around a wooden frame. It looks both beautiful and understated when mounted on the wall.
The canvas measures 16x24 inches. In case Pagani is a tad too futuristic for you, consider this alternative that showcases the timeless Porsche 911 instead.
Master & Dynamic — a New York City-based maker of high-end audio products — teamed up with Lamborghini to create one of the best gifts for car enthusiasts out there. The MW65 Automobili Lamborghini wireless noise-canceling headphones are crafted using Alcantara, stainless steel, and sapphire glass, among other high-tech materials. Their sound that’s as amazing as their timelessly beautiful design.
A coloring book with classic cars is a great, insanely affordable gift that will help gearheads unwind by customizing some of history’s most iconic cars. There are over 100 models to pick from, ranging from 1950s classics, through vintage muscle cars, all the way to 21st-century hypercars.
The book is ideal for car enthusiasts of all ages. To make the gift complete, consider adding on a set of coloring pencils for less than $10.
The Tile Pro Bluetooth tracker is a great gift for car lovers because it’ll ensure that they never lose track of their keys. The nifty item will help locate their lost item, as long as it's within 400 feet away.
When out of range, the user can count on a vast community of Tile owners to help track down a lost item. The Tile Pro trackers have an easy setup and a replaceable battery.
Any car lover hates getting the interior of their vehicle wet, especially when it’s leather. This unique, inverted umbrella can fold the top, wet layer into the dry layer underneath, preventing water from dripping everywhere. When they get caught in the next rainstorm with it, they’ll thank you.
OK, so this one is a little steep, but if they have plans to be anywhere near Las Vegas, this Cloud 9 Living experience is an extremely memorable gift for car lovers, and it will be the thrill of a lifetime for them.
With the base package, drivers will get the choice of five supercars that they'll be able to lap around the Las Vegas Speedway's road course. Packages with more laps are also available.
The D01 R-Spec wallet by Dango Products has design and craftsmanship inspired by today's best high-performance cars, so it's a perfect gift for car lovers. The elegant accessory is made using aerospace-grade aluminum, carbon fiber, and high-quality leather, so its tactility is as awesome as its design. It has enough space for up to 12 cards, RFID-blocking tech to prevent identity theft, and a built-in bottle opener.
The driving gloves by Riparo Motorsports are a great gift for car lovers, thanks to their effortlessly cool looks and ergonomics to match. Crafted from a combination of high-quality perforated and soft leather, the gloves will develop a beautiful patina as they age.
The gloves are equipped with a wrist-snap button for a secure fit. There are also multiple sizes and colors to choose from.
These will make suiting up a little more fun. Any guy who’s into cars knows that it’s all about the tiny details, and these speedometer and gauge cufflinks are just that.
This Popular Mechanics gadget is a great gift, because it will instantly transform a car's cup holder into a sturdy phone mount. Its base will lock into the car’s standard cup holder, ensuring that the user's phone is easy to charge and always in place.
The accessory is compatible with any smartphone, regardless of its size — from compact to big-screen. It has a 360-degree ball pivot and a 2-year warranty.
The Logitech G920 racing wheel is a great gift for car lovers who love racing games. It has a beautiful design, excellent craftsmanship, and a duo of built-in motors for exceptional in-game racing feedback. It comes bundled with high-quality pedals, too.
This variant of the Logitech G920 is compatible with Xbox One and PC racing games. A variant of the device for PlayStation is also available.
This universal charging cable by Nomad is an awesome gift for car lovers because it’s the only one they’ll need to power all their gadgets. Crafted from incredibly durable Kevlar, the accessory has a built-in adapter that's compatible with an Apple Lightning connector and a USB-C or microUSB connector. It measures 5 feet in length.
An avid gearhead needs a great pair of driving sunglasses, thus making the Scuderia Ferrari-branded Ray-Ban a perfect gift for car lovers. These sunglasses have the brand's timelessly cool Wayfarer shape and subtle Ferrari branding. They are also lightweight and exceptionally comfortable.
This particular pair has Ray-Ban's iconic green lenses, which are perfect for long drives, though different styles are also available.
Know someone who loves Chevy Corvettes? If so, you need to buy them this wall clock with the Corvette C5 branding. The timepiece has built-in neon, so it's guaranteed to impress with its retro aesthetic.
The clock measures 15 inches in diameter, so it will have plenty of presence on the wall. It is powered by one easily replaceable AA battery (that's not included).