Birthday Gift Ideas for the Car Guy
If your guy can tell you the size of a car’s engine, what size tires it has and its top speed – even if he doesn’t own that car – chances are good he’s a car guy. Buying a birthday present for him can cause a bit of anxiety, especially if your knowledge of cars consists of putting gas in every once in a while and which pedals are which. Here are a few suggestions to get you started on the raceway to the success.
When a car guy isn’t driving his car, or working on his car, he generally likes to read (and dream) about cars. Gift him with one or two car-related magazine subscriptions – there are multitudes to choose from – and he will be reminded every month of your thoughtfulness. Classic cars his thing? There’s a magazine for that. Hot rods? Porches? Whatever his fancy, you can find a car magazine that will speak his car language.
Even if his car is a standard shift, a Momo custom shift knob will thrill him and add a touch of suave to his ride. Available in a variety of styles and prices, you’re sure to find one that will match his personality. Plus, he’ll be having so much fun driving; he won’t mind taking you out more than usual.
Does the checkered flag inspire your guy? If he aspires to be a racecar driver (and really, what guy doesn’t secretly want to be a racecar driver) he can at least look the part. Puma Ferrari racing shoes will have him walking on cloud 9. Until he gets pulled over for speeding. But he’ll look good.
No, you’re not gonna be able to get his actual dream car, but you can get him stuff about his dream car. Love Mustangs? How about a Mustang set? A coffee table book about the history of the classic car, a Mustang wall calendar and a Mustang Parking Only sign will surround him with the car he loves. Look for items that match his dream car and show him you’re his number one fan.
Car guys are obsessed with the condition of their car – inside and out. Custom floor mats will protect the interior of his car, and score you points for the completely practical and useful gift. Make sure you know the year and model of his car – these mats are specifically made for most types of cars and trucks. Weathertech mats are one of those gifts that will last a long time.
This 4.0 horsepower, Garage Wall Mount vacuum by Metro is the ultimate car care center. With a detail kit, assorted brushes and tools, this is car cleaning like the pros do. With this many gadgets, bells and whistles, he will not only love cleaning his car, he may even clean yours. (Try not to suggest this though. Otherwise he may get the idea that you bought it just so he’ll clean your car. But between us, this is one of those “dual purpose” gifts that benefit both giver and receiver!)