The festive season is upon us, and present shopping for the big day is well and truly underway — but what do you get for the car-mad person in your life?
We’ve already given some suggestions in a previous blog post but here are some more ideal presents for petrolheads, and with a variety of different prices there’s sure to be something for every budget.
Xbox One X with Forza Motorsport 7 and Horizon 4 — £399
Racing games are something anyone can enjoy — be it the kid who’s got another decade to wait before being able to get behind the wheel of a real car, or the older enthusiast with a garage full of exotica. We’ve picked out this Xbox One X bundle, which comes with the track-oriented Forza Motorsport 7 and its sister title Forza Horizon 4, which takes place in an open-world recreation of Britain — covering all the bases.
Car show tickets — varies
There are few better ways to spend a day out for a petrolhead than attending a car show, and there’s all sorts taking place up and down the country to appeal to all tastes. Your recipient a fan of classics? Bicester’s Sunday Scramble has that covered. Prefers heavily modified machinery? Japfest at Silverstone can appeal to that taste. There’s countless more at great prices too, so have a look around.
McLaren x Gandys MCL33 Halo Edition Flip Flop — £24
Earlier this year, McLaren teamed with fashion firm Gandys to create a flip flop in celebration of the introduction of the ‘halo’ to F1 — which many believe look like the footwear. Decked out in McLaren orange with a blue strap, your loved one will be racing into summer with these.
Nextbase 412GW dash cam - £129.99
Dashcams get something of a bad rap thanks to terrible drivers and the magic of the internet, but they’re still a great way to combat the threat of crash-for-cash scammers. This mid-range Nextbase offers really good-quality footage and is super-easy to use too.
Porsche 911 speaker - £799
There’s nothing quite like the sound of a Porsche 911. But for those whom the rear-engined sports car noise is a dream too far, then there’s this Bluetooth speaker crafted from the exit pipes of a 911 GT3. With a full aluminium housing, this speaker has a battery life of close to 24 hours.
Piloti driving shoes - from £139
Serious drivers need serious shoes — right? However, it’s undeniable that if turning up to a social event in race boots will make anyone look like a wally. Piloti shoes combine stylish Italian-designed uppers with proper heel support to make long drives easy and stylish.
Off-road driving experience at Eastnor Castle - from £129
Off-road driving is a seriously fun way to waste a day and is a bit different to the usual supercar track experience. Land Rover runs experiences like this across the country in its range of unstoppable off-roaders, and a taster session starts from just £129.
Pashley Morgan-8 bicycle - £1595
Morgan may be famed for its use of wooden and aluminium construction in its cars, but this bicycle - the Pashley Morgan-8 - takes this ethos and applies it to two wheels. You get a classy ‘Pearl Grey’ paint scheme along with black wood veneer mudguards which combine to get you as close as you could be to a Morgan with handlebars.