The Best Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Automotive Gift Ideas For Just About Anyone

By Kimberlea Buczeke - December 2nd 2016
1 comment

Give the gift of car love this holiday season. We’ve compiled some of our favorite automotive gadgets and gizmos for the driver in your life.

1. The Automatic: Connected Car Device that will turn your car into a powerhouse of information.

Image courtesy of Automatic

Simply plug in the adapter, sync your driving data to the app, and keep track of your car’s health. There’s a basic (Automatic Lite) and premium (Automatic Plus) to choose from and they will track everything from basic trip-logging, to trip diagnostics, to crash alerts. Get your car connected with this simple gadget here.

2. This jump starter that will get you out of any situation, quickly and safely.

Screen Shot 2016-12-02 at 12.18.37 PM
Image courtesy of Amazon

This device will not only give your car a much needed jump, but is also capable of charging your devices and being a large, portable power bank. Check it out on Amazon here.

3. A digital tire pressure gauge so you always know if you’re low.

Image courtesy of Amazon

Manual tire pressure gauges have a bit of an unreliable rep, so grabbing this stocking stuffer on Amazon is a great way to always know if you’re running low on air. Keep it within arm's reach, since it also features important safety tools, such as a window breaker and a seat belt cutter. Get it here.

4. An emergency roadside kit that you hope you’ll never need.


Image courtesy of Amazon

Let’s face it: we like to pretend that we’re invincible, but we’re not. Keeping something this compact in your trunk with literally everything you will ever need in the event of an emergency could not only give you peace-of-mind, but actually save your life. Talk about the ultimate gift. Grab one here.

5. Some windshield wipers that seriously get the job done.

Screen Shot 2016-12-02 at 12.21.40 PM

Image courtesy of Amazon

I’m awful about taking the time to go out and buy new windshield wipers and if I were to find these under the tree, I’d be pretty happy. Bonus points: AutoTex Wiper Blades come in pink, benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness. Talk about a legit and meaningful stocking stuffer! Pick some up here.

6. Turn your car into a bluetooth hub with this gadget.

Image courtesy of Amazon

By plugging into your cigarette lighter port and auxiliary (AUX) input, you can make your vehicle bluetooth capable, playing your favorite music and answering calls, hands-free. On top of that, it has great reviews! Check it out here.

7. Handy dandy blind spot mirrors that stick onto your existing mirrors.

Screen Shot 2016-12-02 at 12.17.56 PM
Image courtesy of Amazon

Not only an extremely good idea, but a great stocking stuffer that could prevent a future accident. Take a look at them here.

8. A magnetic phone mount for your dash.

716yuiOO9OL._SL1500_ Image courtesy of Amazon

My sister purchased these little magnets for our entire family and I have to say, I'm pleasantly surprised at my love for it. I don't know about you, but phone mounts have taken on the same feel as phone holders on your hip: not cool. This one is a simple magnet and takes nothing away from the aesthetic of the phone or its case. Get it here.

9. A seat gap filler that will save you from causing a pile up trying to get to your cell phone.

Screen Shot 2016-12-02 at 12.34.46 PM
Image courtesy of Amazon

This is definitely one of those things where you hope the person who designed this is really livin’ large. A great idea that will save you so much time and stress. Pick one up here.

10.  Awesome state decals to show everyone where you hail from.

Screen Shot 2016-12-02 at 12.19.53 PM
Image courtesy of Etsy and We Are California Grown

Are you proud of your home state? Then rep it in the best way possible. You can find state decals on Etsy. Pictured: Washington state decal and “We Are California Grown” decal.

RepairPal is working to not only fix an industry not known for trust and assurance, but also arm consumers with individual knowledge when it comes to getting their cars repaired.

We want to make the auto repair process less stressful and much more trustworthy. Our website features our Fair Price Estimator, eliminating that impending “am I being ripped-off?” feeling, while also providing matches to Certified shops, guaranteed to do the work at that fair price with quality parts and a trained, awesome staff.

Have a question about RepairPal? Send us an email at

1 User Comment

Sign in to comment