The ultimate holiday gift guide for car enthusiasts

Made by car people for car people

Do you have a gearhead on your holiday shopping list? Our team of car-lovers and automotive specialists at are here to help you pick the perfect gifts.

They’ve given us a peek into their holiday wish lists to create the ultimate gift guide packed with car-themed apparel, tools, garage accessories, lifestyle items, and more.

You’ll find everything you need to put a smile on your car guy or gal’s face this holiday season below.

Apparel and Accessories

Visit Hagerty’s online shop to find a carefully selected collection of automotive car gear. You’ll find everything from apparel and accessories to car-themed home and garage items. Right now, 100% of proceeds go to Hagerty’s License to the Future program to help teenagers learn how to drive and get their licenses for free.

The Journal's holiday gift guide | BMW Motorsport Jacket

These motorsport jackets are a must-have for any classic or modern BMW enthusiast. Both designs embrace BMWs racing history in a retro-modern look – the makings of a great holiday gift.

The Journal's holiday gift guide | Aston Martin No Time to Die Pin Set

For the James Bond and Aston Martin fans in your life, the No Time To Die Pin Set is a collector piece that makes for a fantastic gift. The set features all 4 cars found in the upcoming Bond film No Time to Die coming out in 2021.

The Journal's holiday gift guide | CURB Shop tshirt

Help the manual drivers on your list become an official member of The Manual Gearbox Preservation Society by gifting them this customizable t-shirt from CURB. Pick and choose the recipient’s preferred shift pattern to add a personal touch.

Car Maintenance

The Journal's holiday gift guide | Adam's Polishes

The Adam’s Arsenal Builder Kit is packed with value and quality which makes it a perfect gift for a car enthusiast. This versatile car care kit is filled with easy to use, essential must-have products and contains everything needed to make a car shine.

The Journal's holiday gift guide | Weathertech

Help your loved one keep their car floors like new by gifting them FloorLiners from WeatherTech. FloorLiners are lasered measured to protect the front, back, and up the sides of the vehicle’s footwell. They are made of high-density core materials and engineered with advanced surfacing for ultimate strength and dependability.

The Journal's holiday gift guide | Coverking car cover

A custom-tailored vehicle cover that keeps a well-loved car safe from the outside elements is a great holiday gift. Cover Kings’s custom covers use computer-aided designs to build a cover that fits a car’s shape with the fewest seams possible.

The Journal's holiday gift guide | BlueDriver bluetooth pro OBDII scan tool

A go-to device for all drivers, BlueDriver’s Pro OBDII Scan Tool plugs into any vehicle and will tell you everything you need to know the next time your Check Engine light pops up. The device scans the vehicle codes and tells you what needs to be repaired on your car to get it back to road-ready.


The Journal's holiday gift guide | Petrolified automotive portraits

Gift the ultimate present for any car enthusiast by immortalizing the car in their (dream) garage on the wall. Submit a photo of their favorite car, and Petrolified will create a stunning illustration of the vehicle.

The Journal's holiday gift guide | Peter Lyons' Shadow, The Magnificent Machines of a Man of Mystery

There’s no better gift than a good book like Pete Lyons’ Shadow, The Magnificent Machines of a Man of Mystery. Lyons tells the story of enigmatic American Don Nichols, the D-Day paratrooper, Army counter-intelligence office and controversial entrepreneur, who created the infamous Shadow racing team, the only us-based team to win a Can-Am championship.

The Journal's holiday gift guide | LEGO creator James Bond Aston Martin D85

For the hands-on, creatives on your list, gift them the LEGO Creator Expert James Aston Martin DB5 so they can relive the excitement of the Goldfinger film! This 1290 piece kit includes the infamous ejector seat, revolving number plates, hidden telephone and machine guns, as well as detailed interiors and engine bay.

Garage and Tools

The Journal's holiday gift guide | Boxo Tools tool roll

This is the perfect every-day tool set for all kinds of car enthusiasts. With 66 pieces including an expanded socket set, tire pressure gauge, ball peen hammer, and much more, this set will help you tackle most jobs.

The Journal's holiday gift guide | Aluma 8200 tilt and tandem trailer

You don’t have to be a precision driver to load or offload your vehicle or equipment. For ease of use, nothing beats a tilt trailer. Aluma offers a wide range of tilt trailers for utility equipment, recreation vehicles, car hauling, low profile vehicles and more. Tilt trailers offer all of the features that Aluma’s regular series offers, plus the added benefits of a tilt bed.

The Journal's holiday gift guide | Jumpstart 3-in-1 portable jump starter

A roadside must-have, this portable car jumper powers up vehicle engines as big as diesel trucks and can do the same job on cars, motorcycles, boats, and more, making it the perfect holiday gift. It can be recharged 1,000 times, and it also provides USB charges and a safety-bosting light.

The Journal's holiday gift guide | Swisstrax modular flooring for garages

Finding the right floor tiles can be overwhelming. Take away the stress by gifting Swisstrax interlocking floor tiles that are made to last a lifetime. Their UV stabilizers prevent fading, which allows their custom-designed floors to remain brilliant for years to come.

The Journal's holiday gift guide | Neiko cordless LED work light

Light up someone’s garage with this Rechargeable Work Light that features a cordless design with 60 SMD Super Bright LEDs providing high energy efficiency and superb brightness intensity. Suited with a detachable magnet and swivel hanging hooks, this light allows for versatility on any job.

100 percent cotton waxed canvas, this shop apron fights off grease stains and shrugs off tranny fluid, power steering fluid, oil, and whatever else you choose to throw at it. Loads of pockets for drivers or other tools, this is true professional grade and a great holiday gift.

The Journal's holiday gift guide | summit racing equipment gift card

Summit Racing has an extensive catalog of car parts and accessories. You don’t have to select anything specific but can give a gift card so the car enthusiast on your list can pick their own parts.

The Journal's holiday gift guide | cool boos swamp cooler for garages

The CB‐30 Cool Boss portable evaporative cooler, sometimes called a swamp cooler, provides a low‐cost, environmentally‐friendly way to keep shops cool and workplace areas comfortable, even during the hottest summer months.

The Journal's holiday gift guide | quick jack portable car lift

The QuickJack  BL-3500SLX is the ultimate small car and track portable lift. Super lightweight, easy to roll or even carry, this unit is ideal for small-wheelbase cars in the garage or taken out for track day.

Tell us what’s on your wish list this holiday season in the comments below. Happy holidays!

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