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Top 10 Christmas gifts for car lovers

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If you're looking for something to buy the car lover in your life, let us help. We've scoured the internet to bring you the best range of Christmas gifts for all people, across all prices, from stocking fillers, to budget blowers. Merry Car-istmas, to one and to all.

Enough with the puns, let's present the presents...
Extended Renault track day
Track days are a great way to get behind the wheel of some of the world’s most exclusive and expensive cars, if only for a few hours.

There’s plenty to choose from, but as an example we picked out this extended Formula Renault Racing Car Experience – which gives you 10 unaccompanied laps around the track in the Formula Renault 2.0, plus training laps with a qualified race driver.

Check the deal out here.
Palmer Sports track day
One car isn’t enough, you say? We applaud your dedication to motors and humbly point you in the direction of Palmer Sport’s Driving Event. One packed day gets you behind the wheel of no less than eight cars, including the Formula 3000 and the Land Rover Defender.

There’s also plenty of food and prizes for the best-drivers on any given day, which you can learn more about here
Personalised car mats
A set of four personalised car mats could make a great gift for the car-owner looking to add a bit of a personal stamp to proceedings. Whether you opt for the driver’s name, the car’s name, or a fantastic pun is entirely up to you.

Take a look.
Car bin
Sick of kicking empty bottles and used meal deal wrappers to one side every time you get in a car? Then a brand-new car bin could be as much a gift for you as it is them.

We’ve included this one because it doubles as a drinks cooler and we’re #thrifty, but if your loved one needs a bigger bin then do shop around.

Take a look.
Car cleaning kits
Those who sit on the other end of the spectrum and take great care in their car’s appearance are spoilt for choice when it comes to car cleaning kits.

There’s a huge of range of kits available, suited to a range of budgets and offering everything from general cleaning to mirror- or bodywork-specific sets.

Get inspired here.
Lego cars
Did you know Lego are the largest tyre manufacturers in the world? Well, now you do. And those tiny tyres can be found on a range of classic cars, including the Volkswagen Beetle, Ford Mustang, Aston Martin DBS and the Porsche 911. They’re all collectables and could make a nice stocking filler for those with the budget.

They’re all collectables and could make a nice stocking filler for those with the budget. Take a look.
Personalised racing socks
Perfect for putting your feet up while you watch the F1, Grandprix, or browse Auto Trader for a bargain on the car of your dreams (we all do it). These funky socks are printed to order and come in a range of colours.

Take a look.
Dashcams
Possibly the most practical gift idea on our list, dash cams are a strongly-recommended addition given that they can quickly prove what happened in the event of an accident - which can be a big help with car insurance. This could protect you from fraudulent insurance claims and potentially preserve your no-claims bonus.

Have a browse.
Goodwood Revival’s Festive Merch
If you’re keen to relive the magic of the Goodwood Revival (or want to compensate for missing out), then take a look at their Christmas range – which includes stocking fillers, decorations and more.

Explore the range.
A new car with a pre-haggled price
Saving the best to last, brand new cars on Auto Trader come with a full manufacturer warranty, flexible finance options and pre-haggled prices – meaning you’ll get a great price without having to lift a finger.

A new car may be a bit pricey for the average Christmas gift, but it’s definitely worth a look if you’re in the market for a new car in 2020…

Browse brand-new cars here.