Father’s Day Gift Guide for Car Enthusiasts

fathers day gift guide for car enthusiasts

Father’s Day is almost here, and it’s time to start thinking about that special present you’re going to get your dad to show him your love. And when Father’s Day rolls around for that amazing car enthusiast, there are lots of fantastic choices. Check out these 30 great gift ideas!

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1. GARMIN DASH CAM 55

This is currently one of the best dash cams on the market. With a price tag just under $200, this dash cam offers a ton of great features at a price point that won’t break the bank. And the voice-activated functions allow your favorite driver to put all his focus on the road without worrying about pushing buttons. After all, safety is important!

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2. POPSOCKET & POPSOCKETS CAR VENT MOUNT

Everyone needs some form of navigation when they’re out driving their favorite car. And if your dad is driving a classic car, he probably doesn’t have a built-in navigation system. So what’s the next best thing? His cell phone, of course!

When you equip Dad’s cell phone with a Popsocket and the Popsockets Car Vent Mount, he will have a great setup allowing him to use his favorite app to navigate those roads, no matter where he goes. And Popsockets come in all sorts of colors and designs — so you can pick out just the right one for your dad.

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3. STONE CAR COASTERS

In the summertime, your dad will be out cruising, and he’ll probably want his favorite drink sitting in his cup holder. To avoid condensation collecting at the bottom of his car’s cup holders, buy him some stone car coasters. These discs fit in your standard cup holders and do a great job of wicking away the moisture left behind from a cold beverage. They come in a ton of different styles, so you’re sure to find one that fits your dad’s aesthetic.

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4. JENSON BUTTON: LIFE TO THE LIMIT: MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Does your father love to read? Is he a fan of Formula 1 racing? Then he’s sure to love this autobiography written by Jenson Button, who shares all the inside scoop on his relationships with other Formula 1 drivers and what it’s like to race at speeds of over 200 miles per hour.

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5. EXOTIC CAR DRIVING EXPERIENCE

If your dad has ever dreamed about driving a fast car that might be a little out of his price range, then check out Xtreme Xperience. All around the country, Xtreme Xperience offers driving or ride-along experiences in some amazing vehicles. Your dad can pick his car, strap on a helmet and head out on to the track for the experience of a lifetime.

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6. ROAD & TRACK SUBSCRIPTION

No magazine subscription will make your car enthusiast any happier than one to Road & Track. Each issue will find your dad reading the latest car reviews, checking out some of the newest technology in the automotive industry or planning a trip to some of the greatest auto shows around the globe. This is a great gift that can come directly to his mailbox or be delivered digitally.

each issue will find your dad quote

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7. AUTOMOBILE FURNITURE

Does your dad have a sweet man cave that could use a little sprucing up? How about a unique coffee table made from an engine block? Or a lamp made from a distributor? Car Guy Garage has some amazing and distinct pieces of furniture that will bring a little piece of the car right inside the house.

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8. BROOKS BROTHERS CARS PRINT TIE

If dad wears a tie to work, consider getting him one from Brooks Brothers. Available in burgundy, green, navy or yellow, this 100 percent silk tie with a car print on it is sure to class up any suit and make your dad feel like a million bucks.

tie cars print

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9. HIS GARAGE RULE PERSONALIZED SLATE PLAQUE

You can customize this sign in three different ways to fit your dad’s personality. And every time he sees it hanging in his garage, he’ll know you were thinking of him.

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10. DIESEL PARTS

Does your dad love to tinker with diesel engines? Has he got a diesel on blocks in the garage that he’s working on? Sit down with him and help him get his project a step further when you buy him something from ForDiesels.com. With a selection of fuel injectors, pumps, turbochargers and more, your diesel-loving dad will really appreciate your help with his current project.

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11. TESLA EVENT

The gift of spending time together is priceless, but you can make it a truly memorable occasion when you and your dad head to one of the Tesla events that are happening all over the world. These events allow you to learn all about different Tesla models depending on the event, and some even give you the opportunity to drive one. These events are free but require you to submit a request for a reservation — so be sure to check if any are happening close to you.

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12. FORZA MOTORSPORT 7

If dad likes video games and he’s a car racing enthusiast, it’s time to introduce him to Forza Motorsport 7. Available for Xbox One and Windows 10, this game has incredible graphics and a great selection of cars to drive — and your dad is sure to want to play it all the time.

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13. MODEL CAR KIT

Is there a car your dad fantasizes about? Maybe he misses that car he drove in high school or college. Or does he have a dream car that might be out of his price range? Then get him a model car kit so he can build his very own miniature version. There are tons of different cars available, and he’ll have a fun project to show off when it’s completed.

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14. CAR DETAILING

man cleaning car outdoors

If your dad loves his car, then he’ll love to see it all shiny and sparkly! And while you could hire someone to detail it for him, you could always do it yourself. Check out this video for some great tips and tricks on detailing a car, then show your dad how much you love him when you make his ride look like brand new.

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15. CAR MOLD ICE TRAY

On a hot day, serve your dad a cold drink with some ice cubes that look like cars. This cool ice cube tray makes some novelty ice that will bring some automotive sensibility to his drink to spruce up those warm days of summer. And with a price under $15, it’s an inexpensive way to add some fun.

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16. DRIVING SHOES

With their special soles, driving shoes were designed in Italy for men who wanted a little extra grip when driving their Italian sports cars. The modern version includes slip-on shoes in all sorts of colors and materials, along with a variety of price points. Find your dad a comfortable pair he can wear while cruising around this summer — even without any socks — and he’s sure to look smashing!

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17. FORD MUSTANG MOUNTAIN BIKE

Your dad loves life on the road, but if he also craves a little off-road adventure, a Ford Mustang Mountain Bike is the perfect gift this Father’s Day. This 21-speed mountain bike let’s Dad show off his car enthusiasm during those rides on the trails this summer and into the fall.

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18. CAR ART

From classic art to modern art, you can find some great additions for your dad’s walls. You can search for car art by make and model, art style, decade or by type of car. And with pieces starting at about $12, you’ll find something perfect to fit your gift-buying budget.

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19. MERCEDES BENZ FLASH DRIVE

If your dad is a tech guy who also loves Mercedes Benz, this flash drive is a fantastic little gift. Designed to look like a Mercedes key, this USB flash drive has a memory of up to 64gb, making it great for storing photos or presentations — and for dreaming of owning a Mercedes one day.

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20. MOVIES ABOUT CARS

If you buy your dad some movies where the car is the star, he’s sure to love them Check out this list of 25 great movies where the cars are equal to — if not more important than — the humans that are in them! Can you really go wrong with classics like “Smokey and the Bandit” orBullitt”?

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21. LICENSE PLATE WOOD PHOTO FRAME

Insert your favorite family photo into this license plate photo frame, and you’ll have a gift that your dad will show off to all his friends — because it’s a gift with two of his favorite things: You and cars.

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22. LEGO TECHNIC PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS

Legos aren’t just for kids any more. In fact, some of their kits are specifically meant for adults. This Lego Technic Porsche 911 is a build-it-yourself kit for Porsche lovers, Lego lovers and car lovers in general. Your dad will have a blast building this amazing Lego replica just like when he was a kid. And this kit is compatible with other Lego construction sets if he wants to add more.

legos arent just for kids quote

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23. PERSONALIZED KEY CHAIN

If you head over to Etsy.com, there are lots of shops that can create a personalized key chain for your dad. Be sure to check out StampedFrosting who has several different designs available and makes it easy to add children’s name and other details that are special to the dad in your life.

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24. GLOVE BOX ORGANIZER

If your dad just throws all his important car papers and other car-related items into his glove box without any means of arranging it, consider picking him up an organizer. It’s a great way to help him make the most of that tiny space and keep it from becoming cluttered and messy.

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25. TILE MATE KEY FINDER

Dad will never lose his keys again when you get him the Tile Mate Key Finder this Father’s Day. He can use his smartphone to find his misplaced keys, as the Tile Mate will play a tune to help locate them. And here’s a cool thing: if you can find your keys but can’t find your phone, your Tile Mate can help with that, too, so it works both ways! Now, if it could only find his glasses…

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26. HAIL PROTECTOR

Does your dad’s favorite car have to stay outside because there’s just no room in the garage? Does he live in an area prone to hail? How about buying him a hail protector for his car? Available in various sizes, this remote-controlled cover can protect your dad’s car from any size hail and give him peace of mind that his car will remain in mint condition during a storm.

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27. AIR FRESHENER

These are not your usual gas station air fresheners. 90 Proof Air Fresheners makes a variety of scents in small batches. With names like Southern Curfew, Texas Roadtrip and Strawberry Wine, you’ll be giving your dad a unique scent to keep his car smelling good.

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28. HEATED TRAVEL MUG

His coffee will never be cold when you get him this heated mug complete with a car charger. It even has five different heat settings for a truly personalized beverage temp.

man holding travel mug in car

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29. HOCKEY STICK SNOWBRUSH

We hate to think about snow in the summer, but if your dad lives where it’s cold and snowy and loves hockey, grab him this hockey stick snowbrush. He can throw it in his trunk now, and when the first flurries fall, he’ll remember you were thinking of him as he’s prepared to face the ice in style.

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30. AAA MEMBERSHIP

There’s nothing like giving dad a AAA membership. With various plans available, you can choose the right membership for your dad based on what you think he may need. But if he ever needs to be towed, any of these memberships will pay for themselves and then some.

So what are you buying your dad for Father’s Day this year? No more boring gifts that he doesn’t truly want. After all, he loves cars, and with these 30 awesome suggestions, you’re sure to find something that fits your budget and that your dad will cherish for a lifetime. So show your dad some love this Father’s Day with one (or more) of these great presents.

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