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10 incredible last minute gifts for the car lover in your life

With only 6 days to go till Christmas time is running out to find the perfect gift! We've done the hard work for you, take a look our top ten last minute gifts for car lovers of all ages.

Have you got a car-lover in the family or maybe even two? Or a friend that desperately wants that Porsche 911 but is still financing their Fiesta? No car lovers in your family, then treat your car, the holidays are the best time to start giving some thought for the four wheels that have transported you around all year!

Good gifts that petrolheads and car enthusiasts actually want are hard to come by. We've done all the hard work of trailing through countless novelty gift sites to bring you a list of ten super unique gifts that are guaranteed to suit every budget and personality, impressing even the fussiest of fans!

#1. 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera AUTOart diecast Model



 A great gift for any classic car lover. The 1973 variant on the Carrera is dubbed by collectors to be the most "classic" of the 911s. If your budget doesn't stretch to £50,000-£100,000 (we feel your pain) then why not pick up one of these AUTOart models? This intricately put together diecast Porsche comes factory sealed in its original packaging, with fine detailing making it a piece worthy enough to belong on any classic car lovers mantelpiece. If your petrol-head isn't a fan of Porsche then Diecast sell an indispensable amount of different car makes as replica models, everything from the 2004 Ford Shelby Cobra Concept to iconic automotive history pieces like the Lancia Delta S4 "Martini" Tour De Corse 1986 Toivonen/Cresto #4 which pays tribute to racers Toivonen and Cresto who died during the 1986 Tour De Corse.

You could also treat them by renting a Porsche from a RideLink car owner!


#2. A universal tablet holder for the car




End those squabbles now! No more fighting over the iPad and distracting the driver from what's really important. This may be a pretty conventional gift, compared to some of the other attractions on this list, but you can't put a price on silence. A tablet mount for cars is a godsend for any driver with children, change their long distance road trips forever with this ingenious contraption that's designed to fit most vehicle types.


#3. Tickets to Bond in Motion Exhibition at London Film Museum





You'd have to be living under a big rock during the past few months to have missed all the news about Spectre, the latest film installment about everyone's favourite British spy. With a combined gross of over $6,000 million to date, the films are the third-highest-grossing film series, behind the Harry Potter and Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

If you want to buy a Bond fan an unforgettable experience, London's Museum of Film is hosting a "Bond in Motion" exhibition, featuring vehicles, props, models and costumes from the latest film release, including amongst others, James Bond’s Aston Martin DB10, villain Hinx’s Stunt Jaguar C-X75, and Franz Oberhauser’s Rolls Royce Wraith. If you want to complete the experience, you could drive down to the exhibition in an Aston Martin, Bond's favourite British car.

Best news? The exhibition is here to stay in the capital indefinitely. Adult tickets cost a mere £14.50 & under 5's go free though we have a feeling the person on the receiving end of this present may want to leave the kids at home for this one!

#4. "Fresh Fred": The car air freshener





No really likes car air fresheners..... it's true. But are they a necessity? Absolutely! We've all owned at least one novelty type that give us a good chuckle when we first hang it on our rear view mirror. Or the ones with relatable names like "new car smell" that are extremely potent for about 5 minutes before reducing themselves to the bit of paper that they were printed on. Enter 'Fresh Fred', this little fella combines novelty and odour eliminating fragrance, fitting very cutely on top your car's air vent omitting lovely smelling essential oils into your car.

#5. Audi TT Roadster Ride-On Car


Do you know an Audi-lover that's desperately waiting to pass the torch to their offspring or perhaps little motorhead in the making? Look no further than this charming red Audi TT ride-on car. The powerful 6V motor is driven by a 6V-4Ah rechargeable battery that emits zero emissions and gets our full seal of approval! If you Audi lover is too big to fit in a ride-on then consider car rental, Jedd O's TT is a great value choice for a test drive. 

If Audi is not to your liking, then John Lewis also stock a mini Lamborghini for the tiny tycoon in your life and even a reasonably priced Lotus F1 ride-on race car

#6. Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger



Plug this into your car's power plug port and tell your passenger you don't need roads where you're going....OK, we're kidding. But you can believe otherwise with this USB car charger that's shaped like lovable Doc Brown's fictitious invention the Flux Capacitor. Definitely a worthy and eye-catching new addition to your roadster, just be sure to not go over 88mph.

#7. A Supercar Experience




A number of different online retailers offer custom designed supercar 'experience' days, we've selected Virgin experience days due to the multiple different locations they have available across the UK. Experience days are the perfect gift for thrill seeking supercar lovers, who will be spoilt for choice with 16 exhilarating laps in not one, but four incredible supercars. You can choose from famous models such as Ferraris, Lamborghini and Aston Martins! 

If you're feeling generous you could always treat your car-lover to a full day experience by renting out Stuart M's Ferrari. 

#8 Star Wars Frost shield


We can bet that if your car-lover is also a star wars fan they are probably more excited about the upcoming release (we have our tickets - do you?) of The Force Awakens than they are about Christmas. With most fans being able to see the movie before Christmas day, why not mark the occasion and make it memorable for them by purchasing this practical but legendary Star Wars themed frost shield! The shield features the iconic image of Luke Skywalker defending the rebel base on Ice Planet Hoth and is guaranteed to please the driver and protect the car from frost. 

#9 The Steve McQueen Collection




This collection showcases the  finest from McQueen's film career. Featuring: the Great Escape, the Magnificent Seven, the Thomas Crown Affair and the Sand Pebbles we recommend this gift for film buffs and car lovers alike.  The actor, commonly referred to as the 'King of Cool', loved motorbikes and cars and unsurprisingly so do his fans!  

#10 Netflix membership




OK, so this isn't strictly for car lovers but, hear us out. This gift works really well for car lovers if you customise their account before gifting them the membership! Top Gear returns to our screens in May 2016 and UK Netflix currently has seasons 9 through to 21 for their viewing pleasure. Even if your roadster isn't a big fan of the Jeremy and the boys (soon to be Chris along with German racing driver Sabine Schmitz and motoring journalist Chris Harris) there's still plenty of automotive related movies and shows to keep them entertained for the whole of 2016.


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