Finding the right gift for the person you care about can be a difficult task, especially when that particular person is a car enthusiast or a Motorhead of sort. Today I’ll be assisting you in finding the ideal gift, by giving affordable and thoughtful gift ideas that they might highly appreciate. Grab a pen and paper, relax and enjoy.
Motorsport/ Car related apparel
This involves affordable hats, shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, etc from either their favourite vehicle brand, motorsport team, movie, TV show, or Youtube channel. Here’s a quick tip to make your gift more thoughtful, The perfect starting point is by observing what brand, motorsport team, or Youtube channel they support. a little bit of sneaky research into who/what they follow on social media can give you a broad idea of what they may like.
Things you should consider
- Boost Creep Hoodie from Donut Media.
- HOONICORN VS THE WORLD 2 CENSOR BAR S/S TEE
- Volkswagen Vrr-pah! T-Shirt by Sentimetal
Hats/Cap: Lewis Hamilton 20/21 cap from Mercedes Benz F1
Tools play a very important role in a petrolhead’s life, they assist them in working and caring for their vehicle. Buying new toolkits can easily lift the mood of any handy petrolhead because you are giving them a much better convenience if the current tools they are using become worn out. trust me there is nothing more exciting than free and fresh brand new tools.
- Work Gloves: Mechanix Wear Durahide Fastfit
Gadgets and memorabilia
Car enthusiasts love cars (go figure), they appreciate anything that has any automotive background on it, whether recreational, sentimental, or artistic.
- Remote Control RC Cars
Remote Control cars are an excellent gift if they love being playful or outdoorsy, a perfect example is the RC Drift Car Super GT Sport Racing Car 1:16 4WD Hight Speed Drift Vehicle
- Diecast model cars/ hot wheels
We may not have enough money to buy real-size vehicles, but it will be cool to at least have the possibility of owning them even in miniature form. here’s a perfect example of something very cool and collectible. The BMW (E30) 3-Series 1/43 scale.
This here can be a very memorable gift idea which can go from Cars, bikes, Motorsport, or even their favourite racing driver or motorsports icon, etc… Sentimetal has a wide range of beautiful posters which feature locally popular vehicles dear to South African hearts.
Here is a Porsche 911 RSR racecar lego which could make a fun and interesting project for both the gifter and the gifted.
Other cool gadgets may include things such as Keychains, lanyards, Skate Deck, phone covers/cases with certain automotive detail…
Thoughtful gift vouchers
- Fuel voucher
Let’s be honest, with the current increase in fuel prices. We as motorists have become quite a bit more economical than usual. our spontaneous spirited/joyride has decreased ever since. So. being gifted fuel should be considered a pretty good gesture in these times. The first option can be as simple as walking/driving to any fuel station and asking them to generate a fuel voucher (gift card) for your desired amount, which you can then give to the recipient at any time. the second option involves making use of the standalone app called E-Petrol, it allows you to buy fuel anywhere and be able to your desired recipient in the form of a QR code, provided the recipient also has the app.
- Car wash voucher
Every car deserves a detailed spa treatment now and then. Local detailers don’t usually offer special vouchers, but here is what you can do. Start by doing a quick research online for any local detailing/car wash center. call them and ask for their prices/ quote (if you are looking for a nice detailing session ) make reservations on which day the car is scheduled for a detailed treatment and surprise them by driving there together or even better if you have access to their car, bring it back clean and shining.
places we would recommend if you are from cape town:
- Tickets to car events/ Expositions
Not as tangible as the physical gifts mentioned above. These will instead offer an unforgettable memory with the person you care about. and you will also be able to meet like-minded people and discover some really interesting cars, and groups. Examples are plentiful from local car shows/expositions, car museums, to race events, etc
Here are a few examples of places/events with an amazing experience
We would recommend you to visit https://www.motorsport.co.za/ To find out more about local races/ motorsports events calendar/schedule.
Since we had given you a lot of gifting ideas to choose from, let’s have some fun by creating a hypothetical gift bundle. My budget is R2500, with that amount of money you can end up with a handful of gifts which will most likely be highly appreciated such as:
- Fuel Voucher (R1000)
- BMW “Gusheshe” Limited-Edition T-shirt valued at R290
- BMW (E30) 3 Series Coupe (Maxichamps Blue) 1:43 scale valued at R725
- BMW M3 Collection A1 Print valued at R400-00
- Local spinning event on average is R40 Per person