Shopping can, for many, be the most onerous task on the planet. No, not grocery shopping, but shopping for gifts. Likely right up there with root canal surgery – without the benefit of a local anaesthetic.
However, if you must shop for gifts, you may enjoy the experience all the more if it’s a present for someone who is a car enthusiast. You may be “forced” to buy an extra gift or two for yourself!
With a gift for an auto fanatic, you would be surprised what may float their boat. It need not be something extravagant. Something practical like car wash coupons is almost certain to please – especially if purchased from an establishment that offers genuine touchless facilities!
Sometimes a little effort is required. Yet another keychain will not cut it; unless, of course, it’s from the classic 1968 Ford Mustang GT Steve McQueen drove in “Bullitt” – and has the provenance to back it up.
For the child at heart – and in the automotive community they are in abundance – a few Hot Wheels vehicles will go over well – but if the recipient is an avid collector, the selection at your local drug store may not cut it.
Readily available, a GPS is a gift that many will be thankful. While navigation as an option in a new vehicle can be quite expensive, a standalone unit, even with a 5” screen from either Garmin, Tom-Tom or Magellan is an inexpensive and thoughtful tool for the directionally-challenged that can be set up in any vehicle in moments – and need not break the bank,
Extremely popular in eastern European countries, high-definition dash cams are being added by prudent drivers who believe that this form of added auto insurance is a prudent investment. If nothing else, the individual who receives this thoughtful gift, can soon create their own channel on on-line video sites and share their generally uneventful daily drive to an eager audience.
Other practical gifts include weather-specific windshield wipers or a pocket-sized lithium ion jump starter device that can re-charge a drained battery, a smartphone and other in-vehicle electronics.
Is there a perfect gift? That depends upon the recipient. Ever bought a child the latest and greatest must-have toy – only to find they spend more time playing with the box it came in?