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Nothing says “I care” like a care package in our books—especially if it’s a car care package! Whether you’re looking for that perfect gift for a DIYer who’s new to wrenching, need to find something special for someone who ventures into the great outdoors every weekend, or want to give your loved one a kit of essentials to keep on hand in case of emergencies, this list has something for everyone.

Check out these 10 gift ideas that every driver in your life will appreciate.

1. OEMTOOLS Jumper Cables

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Don’t let your loved one get stranded without these jumper cables by OEMTOOLS. Their extra-long, 20-foot design makes hookups quick and easy, plus they come with a handy storage bag so they can get tucked away nice and tidy.

2. AutoMeter BEX-1500 Battery Charger

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Or better yet, help prevent no-starts in the first place with AutoMeter’s BEX-1500 battery charger. Water-resistant and equipped with advanced circuitry for fully automatic “smart” charging and parasitic drain protection, this battery extender is safe to set and forget, keeping your loved one’s car battery working more efficiently and lasting longer.

3. Baseball Hat

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Featuring a breathable poly twill design and embroidered with white and orange branding, this baseball cap will be perfect for them to put on when wrenching in their driveway on the weekends, going on camping and fishing trips, or to just use every day, wherever the road takes them.

4. Great Neck 85-Piece Ratchet and Socket Set

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This versatile 85-piece ratchet and socket set by Great Neck is a great gift for DIYers of all levels. With tools made of triple-chrome-plated, drop-forged steel, they’ll think of you whenever they work on their car for years to come!

5. OEMTOOLS Digital Tire Gauge and Emergency Tool

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Keep your loved one prepared for anything with this digital tire gauge and emergency tool by OEMTOOLS. Not only is it a digital tire gauge with 4 measurement ranges and a lighted nozzle, but this tool also functions as a tire deflator, window breaking emergency hammer, and seatbelt cutter for ultimate peace of mind.

6. WeatherTech Floor Mats

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Whether that special driver in your life has kids, pets, or a love of nature, they’ll love WeatherTech floor mats (especially their DigitalFit series). WeatherTech’s floor liners are specially designed to protect your car’s carpeted areas (and passengers’ feet) from spills, debris, and dirt, plus they’re easy to empty and hose or wipe off.

7. OEMTOOLS 2-in-1 Rechargeable Pocket Light

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A ton of functionality is packed into the small, compact design of this 2-in-1 rechargeable pocket light by OEMTOOLS, making it a great addition to any driver’s tool collection. It includes 5 SMDs for use as an inspection lamp, 1 ultra-bright LED at the top for use as a flashlight, and a powerful magnetic base and convenient pocket clip that rotates 120 degrees for adjustable, hands-free illumination.

8. WeatherTech Cell Phone Holder

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Encourage your loved one to drive safely with a cell phone holder by WeatherTech. All of WeatherTech’s cell phone holders are designed for easy placement and hands-free viewing with or without a charging cable attached.

9. OEMTOOLS Floor Jack and Jack Stands

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Built for safe, heavy-duty performance and ease of use, a floor jack and set of jack stands by OEMTOOLS make a great addition to any driver’s garage or workshop.

10. Westin Off-Road Lights

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Keep the off-roader in your life safe on the trails with a set of off-road lights by Westin. They’re built tough to hold up against the elements and equipped with bright lighting technology for better visibility and navigation.

Happy shopping, happy driving, and happy holidays!

About The Author
Written By Associate Manager, Marketing & Communications at

Jacqui Fauni is a contributing writer and editor for In the Garage, specializing in features, guides, and both product and lifestyle content. With over 10 years of experience in copywriting—five of which have been in the automotive industry—and a BA in English and Psychology from UC Berkeley, Jacqui is passionate about community-building and helping to make parts knowledge and the automotive space as a whole more accessible to everyday drivers. As an old soul, she’d pick cruising down the coast in a classic car over a day at the track anytime.

Any information provided on this Website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace consultation with a professional mechanic. The accuracy and timeliness of the information may change from the time of publication.

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