It's no secret that car lovers are hard to buy for, everyone has a particular taste in cars and are mostly set in their ways. This year we have wrapped up some traditional and non-traditional gifts you can give to the enthusiast in your life this Christmas.
17. EVO Magazine Subscription
EVO is one of the longer standing performance car magazines which focuses on excellent photography and in-depth car reviews of the latest and greatest performance cars the world has to offer.
16. Hot Wheels Augmented Reality Race Track
Hot Wheels will always be cool. Of course, this gift is best suited towards children, but parents can enjoy playing this with their kids. Hot Wheels now has an augmented reality app where you can track stats for each car as well as configure your track in real time on the app.
15. A Private Number Plate
Certainly on the more expensive side of Christmas gifts, a private reg is one of the first things car enthusiasts start looking for once they get a new car. There's also tons of different variations to be had, so have a look at the configurator to find the most suitable plate! There are loads of different suppliers of number plates out there so be sure to shop around, we've just selected this one as an example.
14. BecauseRacecarBox Subscrption
Subscription boxes have been all the rage over the past few years and BecauseRacecarBox have found themselves a nice niche within the automotive world. Each month, a new box containing a range of cleaning products, air fresheners and mystery gifts is sent right to your door, with each months box being entirely unique from the last.
13. Logitech Racing Wheel & Pedals for Xbox / PC
Experience racing games closer to the real deal with this gaming racing wheel by Logitech with steel paddle shifters and force feedback to simulate driving a real car. Perfect for any avid racing game fan, a separate wheel is also available for PS3 & PS4 players here.
12. AUTOGLYM Car Cleaning Collection Kit
If you're reading this on the weekend and your partner isn't already outside cleaning their pride and joy, they're certainly thinking about it. This car cleaning kit from Autoglym has everything a car enthusiast needs to detail their car and keep them occupied for hours.
11. Electronic Turbocharger Keychain
This Turbocharger keychain features a spool up and blow-off valve noise, activated by a small button on the top. It also has an LED for you to use in the dark when using locks and a USB cable for recharging.
10. Heel Tread Iconic Car Inspired Socks
Love the tartan seats from the famous Volkswagen Golf GTI? Now you can represent the legendary hot hatch on your feet! Heel Tread offer a range of different socks inspired by some of motor sport's most iconic cars. You can buy this set of 12 unique pairs for £76 or browse the website to find a singular pair you like the most.
9. Favourite Manufacturer T Shirt
Does your car fan have a particular manufacturer they like? Why not get them a simple T-shirt with the log on it.
You can get these from most websites such as Amazon, eBay and the manufacturer's own website. We got this from the BMW Shop.
8. Build Your Own V8 Engine
This DIY V8 engine kit is a great gift for both young and older car enthusiasts, the model is fully functional and has illuminating spark plugs with ignition sound.
7. Baby Driver DVD
Directed by Edgar Wright, Baby Driver was one of the most anticipated films of 2017. It's a fast-paced action film with a fantastic soundtrack and is gaining a cult following which Wright was successful in achieving with the likes of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. A rear wheel drive 2006 Subaru WRX modified specifically for the stunt scenes recently sold after a week-long auction for $69,100! bearing in mind it had 168,000 miles on the clock.
6. LEGO Mercedes-Benz AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team
This LEGO Speed Champions set includes two cars to build along with an F1 garage and starting lights.
5. Forza Horizon 4
The latest instalment in Microsoft and Turn 10's Forza Horizon series brings us 4K resolution and 60 frames per second, Forza 7 was one of the most anticipated video games of 2017 and Forza Horizon looks to smash it as well. It is is available for both Xbox One and Windows 10. It's also one of the best car customisation games due to the sheer variety of cars you can buy as well as the ability to fine tune your car, create completely custom paint jobs in the vinyl editor and add a variety of body styling parts.
4. LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS
This LEGO Technic Porsche set is tempting enough to even bring grown men back to playing with Lego. Models such as these are popular among collectors and often appreciate in value if left un-opened; but where's the fun in that?
2. Goodwood Festival of Speed tickets
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is an event every car enthusiast in the UK will know of. Set over a weekend in mid-July (12th-15th) the festival is the largest car culture event of its kind in the entire world. Major manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover offer passenger experiences in their top of the range models or if history is more your thing you'll spot motorsport icons such as the McLaren F1.
1. Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron
Here it is, the hands down best gift for car lovers - a Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron. The reason we've selected this as the number one present is because car people tend to love messing around with parts and have an appreciation for mechanics. This Chiron was released by LEGO a few years after the Porsche displayed above, it's much more complicated and has a grand total of 3599 pieces and is a 1:18 scale replica of the real deal.