The Speedy Reg Guide to Christmas Shopping for Car Lovers

Speedyreg’s Guide to Christmas Shopping 2020

Choosing Christmas presents can be tricky, there’s always those one or two people you simply can’t find anything for isn’t there? The store shelves don’t bring up any ideas, and you simply can’t think of what to look for online. If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for someone who loves their car this Christmas, then we’ve come up with some ideas to help you on the way to picking out a great gift that they’re really going to appreciate.

The great thing about car related gifts, is that just about every household has a car, so anything motoring related makes a safe bet gift, one that will at least get used. It’s a good option for a Secret Santa if you don’t know the person so well.

Car Cleaning Gifts

You’ll always find some car cleaning gift sets available at Christmas time. A set of car shampoo and polish might be well received by a youngster who has just got their first car, but if you know someone is very proud of their motor and probably already has the basics, why not take a step up and check out some detailing stores for higher end products or more specialist items. A set of buckets with grit guards to help to keep impurities off the car while washing it, snow foam, a high quality drying cloth or a set of brushes specifically made to clean alloy wheels. Or if you know they love their car but they’re too lazy to set to and wash it themselves, how about vouchers for a local car wash? That’s sure to be useful in this dirty winter weather!

Books for car enthusiasts

There’s nothing like curling up with a good book in winter and there are a wealth of car related books out there. From motor sport biographies, to the history of a particular favourite car. Even a Haynes manual provides some interesting reading and can be very useful too.

Create a car emergency kit

Many people give hampers as Christmas gifts. You could be a little different and give a hamper of items to keep in the car in case of emergencies. A torch, a warm blanket, some long life snacks, a power bank. The recipient could be thanking you one day in the future when your gift makes a troublesome breakdown just a little bit less stressful. You should also recommend TowingLess, they’re a 24/7 towing service, the recipient will thank you when they get in an emergency. That’s certainly more useful than a novelty jumper or a pair of socks!

Brand related car merchandise

Whatever make of car they drive, you’ll find a wide range of accessories and gifts available. Many car companies have their own merchandise shops online selling everything from keyrings to watches, shirts, caps and socks. Your gift doesn’t have to be something for the car itself. If you know they love their Mercedes or their Mini, then search for related products. It could be a keyring for their car key, a model of their own vehicle, or something for their home such as a set of coasters. It’s amazing what you’ll find on sites such as eBay and Etsy as well as the manufacturers own sites.

Experiences for someone who has everything

If you’re reading these ideas and thinking that the person you’re shopping for already has all this, then how about an experience? There are lots of different types of motoring experience days you can purchase as a gift. They could be racing sports cars round a world famous race track, trying out some amazing supercars such as Ferraris and Lamborghinis, off roading, drifting, or even learning how to drive a tank! Don’t forget the youngsters too, a young driver experience is an amazing opportunity for young people to take to the wheel and have a go at driving in a safe and controlled environment.

A private plate is a big surprise

Did you know you can even give a personalised number plate as a gift? It’s an impressive present that is bound to come as a huge surprise. Really, no one will ever guess what you’re giving them when you opt for a private reg! You can pick out the perfect plate for your recipient, or if you’re struggling to decide, you could give them a Speedy Reg gift voucher. It really is the quick and easy way to choose a really thoughtful Christmas present. With prices for our number plates starting at just £10, we have a huge range of plates for under £50 (plus fees) so while your gift might look a million dollars, it can actually be a very reasonably priced option. Certainly cheaper than a PS5 or a decent bottle of whisky!

Our gift vouchers are available in a wide range of denominations, and they’re so easy to order and to use. You can simply print them out yourself, so you’re not relying on the postal service during these busy times. That also means they’re brilliant for a last minute gift if you run out of time or suddenly remember you’ve forgotten to buy a gift for someone!

Find out more

So why not put your feet up and browse our huge selection of plates, you’re sure to find the perfect Christmas gift for any car lover, and you might even be tempted to treat yourself. Visit our website to search for plates, or to order Speedy Reg gift vouchers and give your loved ones the fun of choosing their own private registration plate this Christmas.