Car lovers can be a challenge to buy for - especially if you're not into cars yourself. So we polled the PumpTalk team and asked what everyone's ideal stocking stuffer would be - you know, in case we make someone's "Nice" list.
Motor Club Membership I'm a safety girl and like knowing that if I get in trouble, there is someone I can call. A membership to a motor club, like our partner the CAA, is a great stocking stuffer!
Gear shift cufflinks Maybe your gear head is also a bit of a clothes horse. He can show off both his passions with these cool gear shift cufflinks.
Something from their favourite car manufacturer OK, the BEST gift would be something new and shiny with 4-wheel drive from the dealership. But since it's tricky to stuff a new, full-size BMW in my stocking, maybe just a keyring that sports the BMW logo. Or a pen. Or a paperweight.
High-end ice scraper It just got frosty in Vancouver and the only ice scraper I could find was in the bottom of my car "go" bag which was this cheap yellow mini scraper that I got as a promo item from a magazine subscription 20 years ago. Time to upgrade. The good folks at The Wire Cutter review a LOT of scrapers and provide some direction on which types work best, including the best one for small cars and large vehicles.
Car First Aid Kit Ooo .. more safety! Seriously, though - you should definitely have a first aid kit in your car! This one from the Canadian Red Cross is a good basic kit.
A great travel mug - insulated, with a spill-proof lid There is nothing like an awesome travel mug that won't spill all over their prized leather seats. I recently upgraded from my old mug to one that is seriously thermal. My coffee stays hot a couple hours longer which makes me a happy camper. Plus, it's better for the environment than those single use cups.
Event tickets Have a hard time keeping your car lover away from the track? Surprise them with tickets to a racing event in your area - or better yet, an event that requires a road trip!
Petro-Canada Gift Card How could we resist? A Petro-Canada Gift Card is the most perfect stocking stuffer of all! They can use it for gas, motor oil or convenience store items.
Well, we hope we've given you some ideas about what to get your gear head this holiday season! We'd love to hear your about your favourite gift ideas - tell us about them in the comments!
- Rose R.