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Christmas gifts for car lovers

The best Christmas gifts for all the car lovers in your life, even your Land Rover-loving pooch. Don't leave it until the last minute, or yule be sorry.

Words by: First published: 5th December 2018
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. Let's present the presents...
Bentley Continental GT (1:8 scale): Blow the Christmas budget
Not one for panic-ordering on Christmas Eve… Bentley has created a replica of the Continental GT, in a 1:8 scale. You can choose everything from the paint to the veneer in a totally bespoke commission. Bentley car models don’t come more customisable than this.

1:8 Bentley Continental GT, Bentley shop, £6,995
Porsche 911 GT3 RS LEGO: Keep calm and carry on building
LEGO has plenty of car kits available, including the Caterham Seven 620R, Ford Mustang GT, Mini Cooper and Ferrari F40, but we love this LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS. It doesn’t look easy, and you’d definitely need to know your way around LEGO, but this 1:8 scale model includes features such as a working gearbox, opening doors and a detailed dashboard.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS, LEGO, currently on sale for £207.99, down from £259.99
The Grand Tour Guide to the World: The boys are back...
If you know someone who has always wanted to see a picture of James May in an anorak, or how to speak Welsh incorrectly, this is the book for them. The boys are back, and this time they're offering travel tips...

The Grand Tour Guide to the World, Amazon, £12.71
Goodwood gifts: Have yourself, a merry Goodwood Christmas
Goodwood has covered all the bases this Christmas, with everything from tickets for events, to gifts ranging from notepads and golf ball markers, to handmade champagne flutes and cashmere scarves, and overalls that would be perfect for next year's Goodwood Revival.

Goodwood Christmas gifts
Dogs in cars coffee table book: A winning combination
What better combination is there than dogs and cars? This coffee table book, with beautiful photography, is guaranteed to make people smile.

Dogs in Cars, Lara Jo Regan, Amazon, £13.74
Porsche office chair: If this doesn't say Christmas, what does?
Ok, so you may be thinking we're crazy for suggesting a Christmas office chair for your loved one, but this is no normal office chair. This is an original Sports Seat Plus [4-way, electric] as featured in the current Porsche 911...

Porsche office chair, Porsche UK, £3,900
Amy Shore photography prints: For the car photography lover
Amy Shore's gorgeous automotive photography is now available to buy as prints, with each copy hand-signed by Amy. They're available in a range of sizes, from A3 to A0.

Car photography prints, Amy Shore Photography, £50-£270
Land Rover dog bowl: Gourmet dog dining
And, you can’t forget about Fenton this Christmas! He’s probably spent plenty of time muddying up the boot of your Land Rover, so he should recognise and appreciate this fetching Land Rover dog bowl.

Land Rover, hue ceramic dog bowl, Land Rover shop, £22.00
Prescott ales: Don't mix drinking and driving
Everyone knows not to mix drinking and driving, but here are three ales from Prescott brewery inspired by the Prescott hill climb course in Gloucestershire. You get a full-bodied ale, an amber ale, and a best bitter, in a gift box.

Set of three Prescott ales, Me and My Car, £20.00
Retro racing chocolate: A good little stocking filler
If you're after a little something extra for someone this Christmas, how about this Belgium milk chocolate bar wrapped in a card printed with a stunning motor racing design by Belgian artist Jaak De Konick?

Wheels chocolate bar, Me and My Car, £2.50
Mini Convertible sit-on car: For the coolest kid in the neighbourhood
A Mini that’s still actually quite mini, and electric. Your child can either cruise around the neighbourhood themselves, or you can use the remote control to direct them to the corner shop for a pint of milk.

Mini Cooper 6V ride on with remote control, Halfords, £50
Jaguar bottle stop: There'll be no leaping to conclusions...
It might not be all that often that you’re left with half a bottle of wine, but for those times that you are, or you just want to look fancy, stop that bottle in style.

Leaper bottle stopper, Jaguar shop, £25.00
Heritage E-Type espresso cups: Coffee with added big cat
Coffee mornings round at your house won’t get much better than this. Sip your latte from these bone china cups, which feature an E-Type Technical drawing graphic.

Heritage E-Type coffee cups, Jaguar shop, £22.00
Jaguar Pace, eau de toilette: Inspired by the F-Pace
Oh yes, there’s a matching Jaguar fragrance for your car! It's apparently “an expression of true masculinity, emanating power, confidence and charisma.” Ooh-er. Parisian perfumers are responsible for creating a fragrance inspired by the F-Pace. One of them, Alexandra Monet, said, “We imagined the fragrance of warm, damp asphalt after light summer rain.” Nice.

Pace eau de toilette 60ml, Marks and Spencer, £28.00
Porsche keyring: Even if you don't have one, people might think you do
Maybe you can’t quite afford the real thing, or maybe you just want your house keys to match your car key. Either way, you’ll be making people jealous when they spot this Porsche keyring.

Porsche crest keyring, Porsche shop, £20.00
Audi golf balls: Only three, not fore
Top up your golf-lover’s ball collection with these Audi and TaylorMade balls. As the phrase goes, ‘golf balls are like eggs. They are white, sold by the dozen, and a week later you have to buy more’.

Audi TaylorMade golf balls, Audi shop, £8.50
Bentley ball point: Just as good as owning a Continental GT, right?
If your Christmas budget doesn’t quite stretch to the Continental GT replica, you can still embrace the luxury lifestyle with this Bentley ballpoint pen.

Bentley ballpen, Bentley shop, £29.00
A Ferrari watch: Racy
Ferrari has a huge range of watches on its site, with most of them being inspired by its cars.

Take your pick from the collection, starting from £125.
Lewis Hamilton British Grand Prix cap: Hats off to you
One for all the Hamilton fans out there, the 2018 official flat peak cap in black. Mercedes-Benz logo embroidered in white on front. Hamilton 'Wings' embroidered on the back. Green Monster logo on underside of peak. Done.

Lewis Hamilton cap, Mercedes-Benz World, £35.00
Mercedes-Benz nail varnish: Nail that car colour
These Mercedes-Benz nail varnishes come in genuine paintwork colours: Petronas Green and Arrow Silver, so your car can complement you in more ways than one. And these are slightly less patronising than the Renault ones, which said you could also use them to touch up your paintwork...

Nail polish set, Mercedes-Benz World, £22.50
Ferrari beauty case: If you promised someone a Ferrari for Christmas, does this count?
And where will you keep your Mercedes nail varnish? In this lovely leather Ferrari beauty case.

Leather and neoprene beauty case Ferrari, Ferrari shop, £170
VW Classics kitchen appliances: Relive the time of peace and love, man
Take your kitchen back to the time of free love, better music, and customised campers, with this VW Classics toaster.

VW Camper Van toaster, The Fowndry, £49.99
F1 driving experience simulator: All of the fun, none of the terror
If you want something a bit more hands-on, how about a trip to the Let’s Race F1 simulator? Tackle a variety of famous circuits at 200mph, without leaving the room.

Let's Race, race experience from £19.95
Wall climbing car: Drive something/someone up the wall this Christmas
This gravity-defying radio-controlled car will climb all the walls in your house using vacuum technology. It can even go onto the ceiling! Turn your walls into a race track with hours of fun. And you can even race three cars at the same time. The perfect way to annoy the family!

Wall climbing car, Lost World Gifts, £19.99.
Porsche 911 Bluetooth speaker: a different kind of music
If you were looking for the perfect speaker to go with your fancy Porsche office chair (see above), how about this high-end speaker created from the twin exhaust module of a Porsche 911 GT3? It features top-quality materials, such as its aluminium casing, along with Bluetooth 4.0 and apt-X technology for wireless audio streaming from smartphones, tablets and PCs in CD quality.

Porsche 911 Bluetooth speaker, Design 911, £495