Holiday Gift Ideas For The Discerning Enthusiast

It’s that time of year again, folks.

The holiday season is upon us once again, and that means gifts.  Fresh out of ideas? Worry not – we’ve got you covered.

Cinema Driver Movie Car Prints

CinemaDriversPrints

Cinema Driver by Mainger is a ridiculously cool series of prints featuring the cars, bikes, vans, motorcycles and other forms of transportation that famous cinematic characters were known for.  Perfect for the automotive movie buff!

Key Tools

KeyTool

Despite what your father-in-law tells you every time he’s over and there’s something broken in your house, not every guy carries a full set of tools around at all times – but with this handy set of key tools, there’s no need to!  These heat-treated, blackened steel keys will help you rub it in his smug face the next time he calls you “unprepared”.

GuardsRed Design Watches

GuardsRedWatches

 

Be careful if you purchase one of these GuardsRed Design Watches for a friend or loved one – they have a tendency to give passerby whiplash with their eye-catching design and meticulous craftsmanship.  Personal injury lawsuits are nothing to sniff at..

Leather Works Minnesota

LeatherWorks

Purveyor of fine, handcrafted, leather goods Leather Works Minnesota is more than just a local company – they’re the vendor of choice for our leather needs.  Wallets, belts, travel accessories and much, much more are lovingly crafted by this Saint Paul-based establishment.  It’s worth noting that due to their huge popularity and the fact that everything is made by hand, they recommend you allow 2 weeks for shipping during the holiday season.

Triumph Street Twin – 900cc

Triumph

For those who can’t get enough classic styling, but perhaps prefer modern reliability. The 2016 Triumph Street Twin replaces the existing base Bonneville model, with the welcome addition of an upgraded 900cc eight-valve, high torque motor.  Updated from the ground up, this Bonnie gets a new chassis, new suspension, ride-by-wire throttle with traction control, slip assisted clutch, ABS, and LED lighting.  Triumph were also so kind as to release a few custom ‘inspiration kits’ you can purchase as a package!

Liveried Egg Chairs

EggChairs

The perfect gift for the racing enthusiast in your life, these ‘egg chairs’ combine retro modern form with iconic styles to create functional automotive art. Using mid-century modern furniture as a canvas, Anthony Jannarelly and Benoit Fraylon create intricate designs that call back to the famous liveries of the legendary race cars of yesteryear.

Subscription Boxes

SubscriptionBoxes

Whether you’re giving a gift or simply indulging for yourself, these subscription boxes are sure to please. And the best part? You don’t have to leave your house to buy them.  One of our favorites is DetailBox – every month you’ll receive 3 to 4 new sample products, which include polishes, waxes, tires polishes, etc.  If you like the product they often have exclusive, member-only coupons for the full product!  For the ladies in your life, we recommend Stitch Fix – clothing and accessories selected by a personal stylist and hand-delivered to her door.

 

Whiskey Stones

WhiskeyStones

Why water down your whiskey with ice?  These stainless steel cubes (or balls, take your pick) will actually keep your drink colder than ice, for longer than ice – and they won’t dilute that heavenly flavor.  If that’s not enough to sway you, they’re also completely non-porous, ensuring you’ll be able to use them over and over with no risk of cross-contamination.

BIR Track Day

BIR

Tired of watching races from the comfort of your couch? Want to hop in the drivers seat and take the bull by the horns? A BIR Track Day is an immersive racing experience unlike any other – and with the option to either track your personal car or take the wheel of a spec racer, there’s something for everyone!

 Smartphone Garage Opener

SmartphoneGarageControl

This neat piece of tech from Chamberlain installs to your existing setup in minutes, and allows you to open and close your garage door from anywhere with your smartphone and a Wi-Fi connection!  Never worry about having left your garage door open again – you can’t buy peace of mind like that.

Auto Floor Guard

AutoFloorGuard

Protect that sweet, sweet garage floor from salt, snow, and other other miscellaneous nastiness with Auto Floor Guard – mildew and rot resistant fabric that has been tested to -40 degrees.  Available in multiple sizes, the fabric has a unique ultraviolet treatment that resists fading and material breakdown.  The perfect gift for those who love to keep everything in their life immaculately clean and well-ordered.

 911 Speedometer Cufflinks

911CuffLinks

What more can be said about these cufflinks that the title doesn’t say already?  They look like the speedo from a freakin’ Porsche 911!  For the air-cooled enthusiast in your life.

Morrie’s Teen Driving School

StreetSmarts

This comprehensive course gives young drivers the hands-on experience they need to avoid accidents.  Through a combination of classroom activities and engaging, hands-on exercises, this program teaches young drivers skills they simply cannot obtain in traditional driver’s ed programs. Each student is paired with a dedicated instructor who coaches them in his or her own car throughout the entire day. At the end of the program each student will have a vastly improved grasp of their car, vehicle dynamics, car control and lifesaving, proactive driving techniques.

Lego Creator Car Kits

Legos

Who says Legos are just for kids?  If these Volkswagen T1 Camper Van, Porsche 911, and McLaren P1 sets don’t get your engine revving, there’s probably something wrong with you…

The Great Sleeping Bear

BearBag

Who among us hasn’t wished we could hibernate through the winter winter months, waking up as the last of the salt is cleared off the roads?  With this hand-made bear sleeping bag by Dutch Artist Eiko Ishizawa, the idea seems a little less far-fetched!  These individually numbered sleeping bags cost a mere $2,350 – a small price to pay for supreme comfort when the weather gets to be simply unBEARable (Yes, that pun happened. We regret nothing).

Happy Holidays, everyone!

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