Don your woolly hats, pull on your warmest gloves and hit the streets (or the keyboard) to find the best Christmas gift for the car lover in your life.

We know, it comes around quicker every year.

But it is time to start thinking about that ‘C’ word, with Christmas right around the corner.

The sooner you get your Christmas shopping done, the quicker you can get your feet up with a mulled wine, a mince pie, and the smug feeling that your gifts are all wrapped and ready to go. 

Luckily for you, we’ve done the hard work already.

We’ve got you covered, with a whole range of gifts handpicked by us – and believe me, we know a thing or two about cars.

Custom car portrait

Custom car portrait

Whether it’s your first ever car, your daily runaround or a timeless classic, we all have a favourite car.

If you know someone who squeals at the sight of that special pair of wheels, this gift will get you straight to the top of their ‘nice’ list.

All you have to do is send in your photo, and you’ll receive a unique watercolour artwork back. Stick it in a nice frame when it arrives, and you’ll have the perfect gift for the motorist in your life.

Smug feeling not included.

Available from: Etsy

Price: from £15.99

Car cleaning kit

Car cleaning supplies

Does the car lover in your life pride themselves on keeping their wheels spick and span?

If so, treat them to a little something – or somethings – from Autoglym’s collection of professional car care and cleaning products.

Their extensive range includes super resin polish, bodywork shampoo and conditioner, interior cleaning kits, and so much more.

If you need it to keep your car lease in showroom condition all year round, Autoglym will have it.

Available from: Autoglym

Price: From £5.99

Biscuiteers Classic Car Biscuits selection box

Classic car biscuits

Let’s face it, if a box of delicious biscuits turned up under your tree, you wouldn’t be mad about it.

And if those biscuits were shaped like your favourite thing?

Frankly, not a lot could be better.

Biscuiteers are renowned for their inventive – and delicious – biscuits, and a box of their British Classic Cars will certainly make the perfect present for any car-and-biscuit lover.

The only difficulty will be deciding which one to nibble on first.

Available from: Biscuiteers

Price: £48

Driving experience days

Driving experience days

Sometimes, only the real thing will do.

If your petrolhead has the itch to get out on the track, treat them to a driving experience that’s guaranteed to inspire and excite those young and old.

From supercar track days to off-road trials, tank driving to new driver lessons, Formula One thrills to indoor go-karting, there’s something for every taste and budget.

We’ve got our eyes on the triple supercar driving blast - an adrenaline-fuelled day where you’ll experience the might of iconic cars like the Audi R8, Porsche 911, or Jaguar F-TYPE.

Available from: Red Letter Days

Price: From £15

Formula 1 2024 circuits mug

Formula 1 circuits mug 

Know a Formula 1 lover?

If they’re more a fan of watching the races from the comfort of their own sofa than jet-setting all over the world, then this is the gift for them.

What better way to enjoy a cuppa than from this mug, featuring all the circuits for the 2024 season?

Never will a brew have tasted so good.

Available from: Not On The High Street

Price: £12

Dash cam

Dash cam

Sure, it’s not the most exciting gift you’ve ever gifted.

But a dash cam is something that should be on every motorist’s must-have list.

It’s a valuable accessory for providing evidence in the event of a collision or damage, whether you’re on the road or parked up.

Consider the film quality, frame size, and whether you want rear coverage for optimum efficiency.

Available from: Amazon

Price: From £14.98

Lotus Super 7 Series II model kit

Tamiya scale model kit

If you can’t quite afford a real supercar or iconic classic, a Tamiya scale car model is the next best thing.

Renowned for their ease of construction, quality, and wide range of models, if your car lover is someone who likes a slightly fiddly challenge, one of these kits is the perfect present.

It’ll keep them busy in that ‘Twixmas twilight zone, when you’re not quite sure what day it is, and everyone is eating cheese in their jammies at 9am.

With models ranging from a Ford Mustang GT4 to a Lotus Super 7 Series II, you’re sure to find their favourite car in miniature model form.

Available from: Wonderland Models

Price: From £13.99

Bespoke automotive artwork

Bespoke automotive prints from Limited100

Limited100 offers an array of stunning artwork that will transform any home. These beautiful handcrafted pieces are made with the love and attention that the historic cars deserve. With anything from classic Jaguars to the latest supercars and hypercars, you can find the perfect piece of art for you.

Handcrafted in Britain, your artwork is guaranteed to be something unique and rare, with production limited to just 100 pieces per image. 

Founder Simon Wright told us, "Make your house your home with Limited100. Our range of exclusive limited-run vintage, classic and modern automotive wall art aims to cater for every enthusiast. We work with a carefully selected group of award-winning photographers and digital designers. 

"Handcrafted in Nottingham, our products are available in print-only, framed, natural wood canvas, aluminum composite and acrylic glass format (available on request). Any size, any style, delivered with care anywhere in the world, but each image is always limited to 100."

Available from: Limited100

Price: From £119.00

Car magazine subscription

Car magazine subscription

Does your petrolhead love staying up to date on the latest automotive goss?

Treat them to a year-long magazine subscription to one of the UK’s top car mags.

It’s not just for Christmas – it’s the gift that keeps on giving with a new issue through their letterbox every month.

From Auto Express to Top Gear, they’ll be on top of all the latest news. Just be prepared to hear all about the latest facelifts and model releases.

Available from: Magazine.co.uk

Price: Varies

Silverstone Museum

Silverstone Museum tickets

The perfect gift for motorsports fans everywhere, a trip to the Silverstone Museum is one to tick off the automotive bucket list.

Filled to the brim with the artefacts and objects that tell the fascinating history of Silverstone, if you have any interest in the history of motorsports this is one not to be missed.

Not only will you come away with all the facts you and your car lover need to impress everyone you meet, but you’ll be helping the museum to continue its important work preserving the heritage of Silverstone.

A win-win in anybody’s book.

Available from: Silverstone Museum

Price: £25 per person

And after all that, we’re off for a slice of Christmas cake.

Merry Christmas to you and yours – we hope you have a wonderful festive season.

Prices and availability correct at time of publication.

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Sarah Hunt

Sarah Hunt

Sarah is the Head of Marketing and she's tasked with keeping the fantastic marketing team in line. She's probably the reason you've heard of us, and her wealth of marketing experience means that no challenge is too big.