45+ Best Budget Gift Ideas for Car Lovers

gift ideas for car

If you have a friend or a loved one who loves cars, you’d know they take it seriously. From pimping their ride to ensuring it’s always kept in pristine condition, you can regard it as their baby.

Since it gets expensive to maintain, giving them gifts for their car can make their entire day. Plus you don’t have to gift them accessories that run into thousands of dollars. A simple glove can even make all the difference. 

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So, in this article, we’ve put together a list of gifts you can buy for car lovers. They range from $9-$130. 

Toolbox or emergency roadside kit

One of the best ways to show you care is by prioritizing their safety. That’s why gifting them an emergency roadside kit is such a great idea. Unsure of where to start? Here are a few ideas;toolbox car gift idea

  • Auto Roadside Assistance Travel Safety Kit with Jumper Cable for Truck Vehicle $39.99
  • Amazon Basics Emergency Seat Belt Cutter and Window Hammer Tool for $9.26
  • Turtle Wax Roadside Emergency Kit – 30 Pieces including jumper cable for $29.99
  • Hyper Tough Ht 51-piece Auto And Motorcycle Tool Kit for $27.75
  • CARTMAN 148Piece Tool Set General Household Hand Tool Kit for $34.99
  • Performance Tool W1197 38 Piece Compact Tool Set with Zipper Case for $17.91

Car wash kit

If they love their car, they definitely love keeping it spotless. Get them a cleaning kit to help them keep it so.

cleaning set gift idea for cars
  • Lezcufer 17Pcs Car Wash Kit for $41.99
  • SwiftJet Car Wash Foam Gun Sprayer + Microfiber Wash Mitt for $38.99
  • Anngrowy 62″ Microfiber Car Wash Brush Mop Kit for $17.99
  • TRRBC 27Pcs Car Detailing Kit for $28.99
  • XCVBDE 24Pcs Car Detailing Kit for $22.09

Vacuum cleaners

Many times, they won’t need a cleaning kit to get rid of crumbs, dust, and particles. This is where a portable car vacuum comes in. They are inexpensive, and very functional gifts. Here are a few options you can explore; 

car vacuum cleaner
  • ThisWorx Small 12V High Power Handheld Portable Car Vacuum w/Attachments for $28.49
  • AstroAI Car Vacuum for $19.99
  • Hoover ONEPWR Blade MAX AutoVac Cordless Hand-Held Vacuum Cleaner for $129.99
  • SAKOLD Handheld Vacuum Mini Portable Rechargeable Car Vacuum Cleaner for $39.99
  • BSRCO Handheld Vacuum Cordless for $49.99
  • AUTOOMMO Car Vacuum Cleaner for $22.29
  • HOTOR Car Vacuum Cleaner for $19.99

Interior led lights

While this can be tricky since not everyone likes LED lights, they make wonderful gifts if your loved one really likes using these strips. If they do, here are a few you can purchase for them;

  • Interior Car Lights Keepsmile Car Accessories Car Led Lights for $16.98
  • Interior Car LED Strip Lights with Wireless APP and Remote Control for $28.99
  • Car LED Strip Lights for $26.99
  • SIR IUS LED 194 LED Bulbs for Car truck Interior $11.95
  • Miytsya 1 Pack Car Roof LED Night Lights for $6.99

Car dash cams

Another way to show that you care about their safety is by offering a car dashboard camera. These are very presentable gifts that can help them record events and keep track of what goes on during a ride.

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car dash camera

We’ve written an extensive list of the best car dash cams here but here are a couple of options to also consider;

  • AutoSky Dash Cam Front and Rear – Dash Camera for Cars for $33.99
  • Dash Camera for Cars, Super Night Vision Dash Cam for $59.99
  • Garmin Dash Cam Mini 2 for $129.99
  • WOLFBOX G840S for $129.99

Seat covers

Asides from being an aesthetically pleasing gift, seat covers are functional presents especially if your loved one has pets. They can protect the actual seat from fur and other particles. Some of the best car seats you can purchase include;

seat covers gift idea for car
  • Car Seat Protector 1 Pack for $16.71
  • SMART ELF Car Seat Protector, 2Pack for $33.91
  • Gorla Gear Black Premium Universal Fit Waterproof Stain Resistant Car Seat Cover for $44.99
  • Lusso Gear Dog Car Seat Cover for Back Seat $35.95
  • Kingphenix Premium PU Car Seat Cover for $24.95
  • Fiada 15 Pcs Colored Heart Car Seat Covers Full Set for Women for $37.49
  • Yuntec Dog Car Seat Cover for $32.89

Car chargers

Because of our growing dependency on online maps, everyone with a car needs a charger. Even if they already have one, helping them get a faster, newer one makes all the difference. Upgrade their car charger from any of these options;

car chargers
  • [Apple MFi Certified] iPhone Fast Car Charger, Veetone 48W Dual Port for $16.99
  • Braveridge Fast Car Charger for iPhone $13.99
  • Syncwire iPhone Car Charger – Upgrade [Apple MFi Certified] for $19.99
  • Multi Ports USB Car Charger, 96W for $25.99
  • Anker USB C Car Charger for $23.99
  • 5 Multi USB Car Charger for $14.97

Cup holder

Do they love their cars and a cup of coffee? It could also be bubble tea, water or a beverage. Cup holders will help them keep their cars organized by creating more space for other stuff. It’s also a great gift for your loved ones if they have kids. Here are a few;

cup holder car gift idea
  • Car Cup Holder Expander for $14.99
  • 2 in 1 Multifunctional Car Cup Holder for $16.59
  • Car Headrest Seat Back Organizer Cup Holder Drink for $11.98
  • KEMIMOTO Cup Holder Expander for $39.99
  • Car Headrest Backseat Organizer with Cup Holders for $25.99


Enhance their sound experience when driving with an echo auto speaker. That way they can always have fun whenever they’re at the wheel.

  • Echo Auto (2nd Gen) with Adjustable Car Vent Mount for Echo Auto for $62.98


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