The Ultimate Christmas Gift Ideas For Petrolheads

Despite the challenges we all faced this year, 2021 has flown by as we are heading toward the festive season in top gear. If you’re anything like us, you may have already started buying a few small things but now it’s time to spoil the petrolhead in your life. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of some amazing Christmas gift ideas for all those car enthusiasts out there. 

Our Favourite Christmas Gift Ideas 

While there are several contenders for the top Christmas gift ideas, a good quality toolkit has to be at the top. That said, we also couldn’t leave out track day experiences and tickets to the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

At the very top of our Christmas gift guide is a thrilling Super Car Track Day Experience. You can help your loved one blast through iconic UK circuits including Donnington Park, Oulton Park or Silverstone in a supercar of their choice. That’s right, they can choose from a Nissan GTR all the way to a Lamborghini Huracan. For more information on track day packages, visit

Tickets To The Goodwood Festival Of Speed

One of our favourite Christmas gift ideas is tickets to the Goodwood Festival of Speed. This is an event every car enthusiast in the UK will know about and would love to attend. Set over a weekend in mid-July, the festival is the biggest car culture event of its kind in the world.

Major manufacturers from all over, such as Jaguar Land Rover, offer passenger experiences in their top tier models. For those who prefer spectating, there are also cars and bikes speeding up the Hillclimb track. The Goodwood Festival of Speed is home to all things motoring from the past, present and future. Want to buy Goodwood tickets for 2022? Visit their website today!

Good Quality Mechanic’s Toolkit

This is probably one of the most expensive Christmas gift ideas but also the longest lasting. If your loved one likes getting their hands dirty taking care of their car, then a good mechanic’s toolkit is going to make their car tinkering so much better. No longer would they have to rifle through an old tool bag of tools while leaving bits and bobs around the house and garage. Give them the gift of an organised workstation!

Car Key Finder

Aside from locking your keys in the car, misplacing them is a rather frustrating experience. If you know someone who has a habit of losing their keys, a simple solution is a key finder. While there are some basic ones, the best can connect with your mobile phone to provide the exact location of your car keys. 

Phone Holder

Not only is it frustrating to fumble around for your phone while following directions but it’s also incredibly dangerous. A good quality mobile phone holder that can be mounted to the air con grills, the dashboard or windscreen will help your loved one have everything they need hands-free. There are many different types available on Amazon and many other outlets. 

Professional Car Cleaning Kit

Not everyone likes cleaning their cars but for the motoring enthusiast, a high-quality car cleaning kit is one of the most useful Christmas gift ideas. These usually come with amazing microfibre cloths to clean the interior and exterior to their former glory. Most of them also have good degreasing sprays to make cleaning even easier while the best car cleaning kits include waxes and polishes to get a car looking like new. 

Steering Wheel And Seat Covers

While you could opt to pay for new upholstery, why not get covers for the steering wheel and seats instead? Whether it’s pink and fluffy, simplistic in design or sporty,  good quality steering wheel and seat covers can give your car a more personal touch. The choice is yours as you can get something serious or something to make them laugh.

Smart Technology Christmas Gift Ideas 

We are all becoming more connected and reliant on technology with Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home changing how we do things. This technology is also handy in the car so why not give your loved one an Alexa-enabled device with a 12 Volt socket that can play music or answer questions about the nearest petrol station or coffee shop.

Car Tread Inspired Socks

If you liked the tartan seats from the famous Volkswagen Golf GTI, you’ll adore these car tread-inspired socks! Now, your loved one can represent some of the most iconic cars on their feet. You can buy a set of 12 unique pairs for under £80 or visit the website to find the pairs you like the most. You can purchase these socks from Heel Tread directly here.

Favourite Car Manufacturer’s T-Shirt

Like socks, many of us love wearing branded clothing and that includes motoring enthusiasts. If your partner, friend or little one support a particular car manufacturer, why not get them a simple T-shirt with the company’s logo? You can pick these up from several outlets but also online at Amazon, eBay or the manufacturer’s website.

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Whether you are buying motoring gifts for a child or an adult, good quality DIY kits can be a winner. Not only do they keep them busy but building their own engine or model car is also an achievement and something they can display with pride.  

Build-Your-Own V8 Engine

For fans of American muscle cars, this DIY V8 engine kit is another one of many Christmas gift ideas for both young and old. Car enthusiasts, eat your heart out as this model is fully functional with illuminating spark plugs and a glorious ignition sound. You can buy this from Amazon.

LEGO Performance Cars As Christmas Gift Ideas

Most of us would have played LEGO at some point in our lives and while you might think it’s just for kids, wait until you see these LEGO performance cars. From the Mercedes-Benz AMG Petronas Formula One Team with two cars, an F1 garage and starting lights to the LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS, these LEGO sets are tempting enough for car enthusiasts of all ages.

The legendary Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron is at the top of our list for older people as it was released a few years after the Porsche but is much more complicated. It has a total of 3599 pieces and is a 1:18 scale replica of the real car. You can buy this LEGO Bugatti Chiron directly from LEGO here.

Elite Garages’ Christmas Gift Ideas

There you have it; our top 12 Christmas gift ideas for motoring enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds. If you don’t know what to buy your partner, friend or little race fan, we are confident you will find something they will love in this Christmas gift guide. Happy shopping, everyone, stay safe and from everyone at Elite Garages, we wish you all a wonderful build-up to the festive season!