8 Great Car Gift Ideas for the Holidays 2015
Holiday shopping for friends and family can be tough, if not downright exhausting. Will they like your gift? Is it something they already have? The search can go on, and on, and on. But don't worry, we've got you covered. If you happen to have a few car enthusiasts on your shopping list this year, the following are eight great gift ideas guaranteed to please the four-wheeled fans in your life. Cyntur JumperPack Mini
If you've ever been left stranded on the side of the road...you'll know how crucial one of these car battery charger packs can be. Built by Cyntur, the JumperPack Mini boasts 250 amps of cranking power for your flat car battery, an emergency light, and also features charger ports for smartphones and tablets. Never be stranded without Netflix again.
LEGO Ferrari F40 set
Whether you're a young kid or a grown-up “kid"—LEGO sets always make great gift ideas, and it doesn't get much better than one of the greatest Ferrari road cars of all time, the Ferrari F40. It's a stunning set, which LEGO suggests for builders age 14 and up. If you're looking for some more gift ideas, check out LEGO's great Speed Champions line as well, with Formula 1 cars, the McLaren-Porsche-Ferrari hypercar trio, Porsche 911 sports cars, and enough racing hardware to recreate your own Le Mans circuit.
3DR Solo Drone Quadcopter
Ever wanted to film your car with all the cinematic flair of a big budget production? Now you can, at least as far as aerial shots are concerned. The 3DRobotics Solo drone features a great "Follow Me" ability, which means the drone can keep you in its GoPro sights as you lap a track, do donuts, or crawl through your favorite off-road spot. Now you're a one-person film crew!
Garmin nuvi 2589LMT
Car infotainment technology has come a long way in recent years. If your car lacks these features, notably GPS, the Garmin nuvi makes big strides in bridging that gap. The nuvi 2589LMT features free lifetime map updates, as well as voice-activated directions, Bluetooth hands-free calling, and integration with Foursquare. Up-market models even add a dash cam, but understandably that costs extra. The nuvi 2589LMT normally retails for around $230. Now it's on sale at 18 percent off!
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman DVD
To many, Paul Newman is best known as one of Hollywood's greatest leading men—starring in unforgettable classics like Butch Cassidy and Cool Hand Luke. But those close to Newman knew a different side—Paul Newman the racer. Behind the wheel of a race car he was blisteringly quick. Winning takes a look at that lesser known side of Newman, and it's really an incredible ride.
Plugless Electric Vehicle Car Charger
Got an electric vehicle you always forget to plug in? No problem. With the Plugless system installed on you car and your garage floor, simply drive over the charger pad and you'll never have to plug in at home again. So far the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt, and Cadillac ELR are supported, with more EV options on the way.
Cool Shirt System
Ambient temperatures may be tumbling outside, but for the amateur racer in your life...it's still hot as heck in that race car! To chill them off, why not buy them a Cool Shirt water cooler, which circulates cooling water through specialized racing gear—helping racers at all levels stay ice cold and committed on track.
Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger
Okay, so nobody really "needs" a Flux Capacitor USB car charger, but if you're adding some USB plugs to your ride, why not do it in style? The Back to the Future gadget adds two charging ports...no word on whether it allows time travel at 88 miles per hour, but we'll trust that it does. A perfect gift idea for the Marty McFly or Doc Brown in your life.
Got any other gift ideas? Share them in the comments below. Happy Holidays!