Your Ultimate Automotive Holiday Gift Guide
We know what you’re thinking, “Not another holiday gift guide!”, but this one’s different. Say goodbye to opening fuzzy dice, universal floor mats, or brightly colored steering wheel covers. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the car enthusiast in your life, or you’re the enthusiast looking to pass along gift ideas to someone else, we have you covered. We’ve scoured the web to bring you our favorite car-themed holiday gift ideas.
For the Art Lover
Adam Ambro’s work captures the true authenticity of the things we love. Ambro starts with recycled canvas, layers of pen, marker, or whatever else is withins arm’s reach and goes to work creating some of the most unique automotive pieces we’ve seen. Be sure to check out his Newsprint Originals and his Limited Edition canvas prints, all at prices you’ll love. See the work: https://www.adamambro.com/shop/
Petrolicious has long been known to capture the essence of true automotive passion through their short films and as their fanbase grow stronger, the natural progression to a curated shop for enthusiasts emerged. Petrolicious has a few sections of their Shop with great gear - see below - but one of our favorites is their Art selection. With a mix of photos, design, minimal and modern, we’re sure you’ll find something to grace your wall. We’ll stop the chatter and let the work speak for itself. https://petrolicious.com/shop/products/art
For the Fashion Forward
Blipshift was founded by two car guys who found a void in the auto enthusiasts market - no good t-shirts! Blipshift brings you high quality, limited edition auto focused shirts for the low, low price of $15! The cool part? Each shirt is only available for a few days before the design is retired and never printed again, giving you a unique piece and always new gear to choose from. Be sure to check their latest designs below and if you’re not into them, check again in a few days as stock is always changing. https://www.blipshift.com/collections/garage
Once again Petrolicious makes the list as their store has a wide variety of automotive enthusiast items. The Apparel Shop ranges from driving shoes, to shirts, hats and even watches. Be sure to take a look and don’t forget to wander around for a bit - we’re sure you’ll find something you like. https://petrolicious.com/shop/products/apparel
For the YouTube Heros
Birthed from a ‘What if?’ idea after a couple beers in the garage turned into some of the most successful, viral auto enthusiast content on the Internet. From Hoonigan and their wild success with Gymkhana, to Up To Speed with Donut Media, all the way to the other side of the world with Mighty Car Mods, or the haphazard crew at Roadkill, these YouTube success stories have provided us with many laughs over the years. They gave us someone to relate to and something to pass the time during the boring work day. Sure, we’re missing a handful of great content producers on this list, but let it be a reminder to support the little guys you love this Holiday season.
For the True Auto Enthusiasts
What’s better than a gift? An experience. We can’t think of anything better to give to the one you love than some seat time behind the wheel of their car, or a car they’ve only dreamed of. The list below just starts to scratch the surface when it comes to time behind the wheel, so be sure to check your local racetrack to see what options they might have to better suit your enthusiast’s needs.
- SCCA Track Night Gift Certificate
- Porsche Driving Experience Gift Certificate
- Tim O’Neal Rally School Gift Certificate
- Speed Vegas Gift Certificate
- Xtreme Xperience (all over US)
For the Best Gift Giver
Although these might not fit under the tree, they'll sure look good in the garage. What's better than a big red bow across a hood anyways? We say, not much! Here are a few favorite from our inventory right here at VICCI Car Auctions.
Not Quite Ready For A Car?
If you're not quite ready to give the gift of a car, how about the gift of investing in one? Rally Rd. is a group of people who developed an app that allows members to invest in individual blue-chip collector automobiles. Their mission is to democratize alternative investments like these, providing access, liquidity, and transparency to markets that have traditionally only been available to a select few - and we think that's pretty cool. Find more about Rally Rd. here: https://rallyrd.com/
Let's Not Forget...
We hope this car guy / car girl holiday gift list keeps you away from tire shaped cereal bowls, gasoline smelling cologne and new-car air fresheners, but if it doesn’t, there’s always next year. What are some of the favorite car related gifts you’ve received? What are some of the worst? Let us know and happy holidays!