Do you have a car nut or gear head you will be purchasing a Christmas present for this year? The choices are endless but also unclear. What would a car nut really like that you can afford? Chances are good you would be surprised! I have compiled a list that can fit into anyone’s budget. Gifts for car nuts/gear heads as low as $9.99 all the way to your life savings. Of course, like my husband jokes, if you really love them and have the money buy them an old car to restore.
You guessed it! I have a car nut/gear head for a husband. He loves all old cars and he can fix almost anything. His passion is his Buick but I have a mustang. Therefore, he is always fiddling with a car.
The prices for the list of Christmas gifts for car nuts/gear heads vary from place to place. My prices are from Jeg’s and Virginia Mustang. Advance Auto Parts, Discount Auto Parts, Auto Zone, NAPA, and local car parts’ stores may have the same items and for less.
Hot Rod Magazine or Car Craft Magazine Subscription
This has got to be the best gift on my list for car nuts/gear heads! These magazines are about $10 for a year if you call the number on the inside of their magazine. Any car guy would love a subscription to Hot Rod or Car Craft.
Hot Rod magazine sponsors the “Power Tour”. Any old car that is road worthy can be seen on this tour. The magazine also depicts “How to’s” on engines, interior, exterior bodywork, and paint. The magazine covers it all at some point.
For your car nut/gear head, you may want to buy a tool for them for Christmas. Every car nut/gear head has almost every tool imaginable to fix anything under the sun. It doesn’t matter if they already have the tool. An extra tool is always handy. Why? Things break even tools (and it’s usually at the worst possible moment when you need the tool). You can buy tools for under $10.
Armor All/ Car Cleaning Products
Christmas is a good time to supply your car nut/gear head with a Christmas present they can use all year round. You could buy one Armor All product or a gift basket of Armor All products. Prices start under $5 and you can get a nice gift basket of Armor All products for $15.
License Plates and Frames
Another inexpensive Christmas present for a car nut/gear head that they will love is a license plate or a license plate frame for their special car. If you have a true car nut/gear head, they will own a special antique automobile not necessarily in original condition.
License plates and frames start at $9.50 from Virginia Mustang. Other car restoration shops will have the type you are looking for. One of the best places to start is Year One.
Clothing or Hats/Caps
Specialty clothing and hats/caps from your gear head/car nut’s favorite store is a unique Christmas gift for the car nut/gear head. Jeg’s clothing starts at $9.99 with hats/caps at $13.99. For the mustang enthusiast Virginia Mustang has hats/caps for $15.95.
Every car nut/gear head needs “music” in their ride. You can purchase favorite CD’s or tapes for about $10. A Christmas present for the car nut/gear head in your life may be CD’s to go with their CD changer.
Car nut/gear head needs to “music” in their ride. So what better way to give it to them than a CD Changer for Christmas? CD Changers start at $99. None of the old vehicles will come equipped with a cd player unless someone forgot to take theirs out.
What garage is complete with out a car calendar? Your car nut/gear head may like a more personalized calendar that includes you in the pictures. You can make this calendar for him/her on your computer. Car calendars can be purchased in the stores for $14.99 for your car nut/gear head for a Christmas present.
Creeper- Under the car or a seat
When you see your car nut/gear head working on his vehicles he is probably laying on the ground or on a flat thing that rolls around. This is a creeper. They have a nasty habit of breaking after a couple of years. There are plenty of choices for a creeper. You can get a flat one or a seat with wheels. This isn’t used as often as the flat one but it does come in handy. Creepers start around $20. This will be a well used Christmas present for a car nut/gear head.
Every garage needs a clock. Surprise your car nut/gear head with a clock with his or her favorite car emblem on the face of the clock. Virginia Mustang has wall clocks starting under $20 and ranging in price to $90 with the pony emblem on the clock. There is a clock for every budget.
Steering Wheels and Professional Series Gauges
Car nuts/gear heads will love a professional series gauge(s) or customized steering wheels. Gauges start at $29.99 and steering wheels can be as low as $25 in Jeg’s. I recommend checking out the Auto Parts Store nearest you for better prices.
Every garage needs a sign and they usually run from $15 up. Gear heads/car nuts will hang as many garage signs as they can find, so this is well worth the effort of buying.
Here are a few more-expensive items for your car nut/gear head for Christmas present ideas. If all else fells and you have extra money buy the oldest most dilapidated car you can find for your car nut/gear head for Christmas.
Car seat covers – Jeg’s start at $32
K & N air filter – Various prices starting at $40 (great buy for the price, lifetime air filters)
Car Covers – Mustang covers start at $60-$170 recommend local auto parts store
Car Bra – Mustang bra is $70 you can find these at local parts stores
Car Mats with Car Emblem- Mustang has a set of 4 for $90