Santa’s Shortlist: Holiday Stocking Stuffers for Car Lovers

Didn’t find that perfect gift in our 2018 Gift-Giving Guide? Perhaps something on this short list of stocking stuffers will catch your eye. After all, sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest impression. From niche to mainstream, here’s 20 little gifts sure to make car lovers everywhere smile.

Rightline Gear Hitch Rack Dry Bags

Rightline Gear Hitch Rack Dry Bags make our short list of stocking stuffers for car lovers.

These cut, tear, and abrasion-resistant bags make excellent stocking stuffers for car lovers on the go. No matter the size or shape of the gear, Rightline’s heavy-duty bags are up to the task of keeping it secure and dry.

Sold in pairs, each bag offers 17 cu-ft of storage and folds down to fit inside a small stuff sack. They fit side-by-side on most hitch racks, secured by included attachment straps. $39.95

Hand-Crafted Spark Plug Bottle Opener

This hand-crafted spark plug bottle opener makes our short list of stocking stuffers for car lovers.

This hand-crafted bottle opener is the perfect little stocking stuffer for the car lover too posh for aluminum cans and screw caps. $12

Stanley 3/8-Inch Drive Rotator Ratchet

This Stanley Rotator Rachet makes our short list of stocking stuffers for car lovers.

Providing constant drive action with a special handle, this ratchet allows you to socket nuts with essentially no turn angle. In fact, it requires less than 1 degree arc swing in “Twist Action” mode, meaning you can get into some seriously tight spaces. With a great design, great price point ($28), and lifetime warranty from Stanley, this gift is sure to make any motor man smile.

CupFoneUniversal Portable Cell Phone Holder

The WeatherTech CupFone™ makes our short list of stocking stuffers for car lovers.

This cell phone holder from WeatherTech offers easy and safe access to navigation apps while driving. The base fits snugly into any vehicle’s cup holder, propping the phone up and allowing for 360° rotation. And since the speakers and microphone aren’t blocked, hands-free voice commands can easily be made without taking eyes off the road. Great for car lovers who don’t want unsightly mounts on the dash, or really anyone who spends a great deal of time in their car. $34.95

Novelty Enthusiast Socks

These novelty items make our short list of stocking stuffers for car lovers.

These funny Clutch/Gas socks make the perfect Secret Santa gift for that office auto enthusiast. And at only $10, you can tack on one of these “OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE LOSING” stickers. Sure to score you at least one free coffee in the new year.

Spidy Gear ATV Cargo Webb

This Spidy Gear Cargo Webb makes our short list of stocking stuffers for car lovers.

For the gearhead who’s also a powersports junkie, these expandable cargo nets from Covercraft provide universal fit for ATV racks to secure even and uneven loads. Constructed of heavy-duty 6mm 100% stretch shock cord, they make great gifts for hunters, campers, and outdoor adventurers. $15

Meguiar’s X2000 Water Magnet Microfiber Drying Towel

This Meguiar's microfiber towel makes our short list of stocking stuffers for car lovers.

Car lovers have a different relationship with their rides than the average vehicle owner. And trust us, they’ll appreciate having this high-quality towel from the worldwide leader in car-care. And just think: when that warm weather rolls in and it’s time to spend every Saturday washing the whip, they’ll think of you. $11.99

Adam’s Odor Bomb

Adam's Odor Bomb makes our short list of stocking stuffers for car lovers.

Keep that car looking (and smelling) fresh with an Adam’s Odor Bomb. Removing odors caused by all sorts of disgusting contaminants caused by old food, messy children, and rambunctious pets, these eco-friendly odor bombs are a great way to tell your loved one that their car stanks. $24.99

Chrome Jerry Can Hip Flask

This Jerry Can hip flask makes our short list of stocking stuffers for car lovers.

Drinking and driving is bad, while drinking and wrenching is a pastime. With this classic gas can-looking flask, holding up to 5 oz of… whatever, your beloved gearhead will never be without a nip. $19.99

Sea Foam Motor Treatment

Sea Foam Motor Treatment makes our short list of stocking stuffers for car lovers.

We’ve talked about Sea Foam on the blog before, and that’s because this magical elixir is a godsend for car lovers everywhere. Great for cleaning gunk out of the fuel system and liquefying engine contaminants, this is a must-have for any at-home mechanic. Pick up this twin set of 16 oz bottles for $19.99 and make a gearhead smile this Christmas.

WASP Portable Power Bank

This WASP Portable Power Bank makes our short list of stocking stuffers for car lovers.

While jumper cables, phone chargers, and extra battery packs are always great to have on hand, you really ought to have one kit that does it all. As far as stocking stuffers go, this one’s a little high-dollar at $90. But it provides both convenience and peace of mind this holiday season.

“My Other Car Seat is in the Chevelle” Baby Onesie

This adorable onesie makes our short list of stocking stuffers for car lovers.

Ideal for the growing gearhead. Start ‘em young, fam. $13.99

Build Your Own Internal Combustion Engine Kit

This build-your-own-engine kit makes our short list of stocking stuffers for car lovers.

And speaking of the little ones, how about this build-your-own-engine kit from Perisphere and Trylon Games? Featuring an electric motor with over 100 parts, it’s a great way to get kids involved in the time-honored hobby of wrenching… or you know, give your beloved gearhead a kick in the pants to finish that project car sitting in the garage. $49.99

Kurgo Backseat Barrier

This Kurgo Backseat Barrier makes our short list of stocking stuffers for car lovers.

For the auto enthusiast who goes nowhere without their trusty sidekick, Kurgo’s got you covered with its innovative dog-friendly car barrier. It’s impossible to keep both eyes on the road when you’re trying to fend off a wagging tail, drool, or a persistent sniffer. (Double the trouble if your pup is packing some heft.) Kurgo’s Backseat Barrier keeps your buddy in the backseat via a soft wall that still allows you to reach back and give a friendly pat. Best of all it eliminates any furry cannonballs should you have to slam on those brakes. $45

Crank Shaft Necklace

This original crankshaft necklace makes our short list of stocking stuffers for car lovers.

This original pendant necklace is great for the girlie gearhead who reconciles her feminine desire to look a lil’ fancy with her deep-rooted love for the smell of burned fuel and rubber. $49.50

1935 Rat Rod Metal Ornament

This handmade rat rod ornament makes our short list of stocking stuffers for car lovers.

Hand-crafted, this is a gift fit for enthusiasts who love polarizing auto trends and rusty metal. $8

BedRug TrackMat Work Mat

This BedRug TrackMat makes our short list of stocking stuffers for car lovers.

This knee-saving foldable mat from BedRug is a must-have in any garage, pit, or trailer. Plush but ultra-tough, it’s stain-resistant and won’t retain water, mold, or mildew. Great as a knee pad or portable creeper, it’ll be sure to make achy car lovers smile in relief. $39.99

11oz Jeep Two Tone Mug

This JEEP novelty mug makes our short list of stocking stuffers for car lovers.

Jeep owners tend to enjoy the simpler things in life—fresh air, the open road, blasting through off-road obstacles with their fresh 37s. You know, the little things. That’s why this simple (yet oversized) coffee mug sporting a vintage Jeep vibe makes an ideal stocking stuffer for the special 4×4 enthusiast in your life. $8.99

Smittybilt Jeep Grab Handles

These Smittybilt JEEP handles make our short list of stocking stuffers for car lovers.

However, if you’re looking to give your beloved Jeeper something a little more practical this holiday season—and you’re tired of bouncing around like a jumping bean whenever you ride shotgun—grab a pair of these Smittybilt sport handles. Mounting right on the roll bar with virtually no installation time required, they’re a gift that’ll help keep that off-road romance alive. $20.99

Loctite Heavy Duty Threadlocker

Loctite Threadlocker makes our short list of stocking stuffers for car lovers.

The most affordable item on this list of stocking stuffers also happens to be the most practical. The little tube of blue magic is ideal on everything from the lawnmower in the shed to the prized hot rod in the garage. Sets in 10 minutes, cures in 24 hours, provides long-lasting leak and rust prevention. And all for less than $5. We call that a win-win.

We hope one of these stocking stuffers will satisfy the car lovers in your life. If you haven’t already, check out our holiday gift-giving guide for even more ideas. Happy hunting!

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