Geeks are some of the easiest, yet toughest people to buy gifts for. While we are open about our interests, gift givers often have a hard time finding something we’ll love that we don’t already have.
If the geek in your life also happens to be a car lover, things get a little bit easier. That is, unless they ask you to buy a new car online for them. In that case, you’re not buying for an easy-going car lover and should run for the hills!
But in all seriousness, because you won’t always have the opportunity to do gift-giving recon in their room or home, it’s easy enough to take a ride with them or quickly peek in their vehicle to get ideas.
Below are five great examples to get you started on your road to the perfect geeky gift for your car lover.
Custom Shift Nob
Whether your car lover has a manual or an automatic, you can find shift knobs to fit just about any hobby, interest, or taste. For geeks, here are some of the best, courtesy of Amazon:
- Darth Vader/Storm Trooper Head
- Pokeball from Pokemon
- Dragon Ball
- Mushroom from Mario
- Samurai Sword
Take some time to browse the complete inventory on Amazon, or do a Google Image search for one you’re specifically looking to buy. Often enough, those link back to the site of origin or will let you know which site offers it.
Flux Capacitor USB Charger
Who doesn’t love Back to the Future? I can’t think of anyone, but I definitely can name a few people who love it more than the average person.
For a simple, yet thoughtful gift for the geek in your life, ThinkGeek has a Flux Capacitor USB Charger. It’s both a functional accessory and one worth showing off. A win-win in the gift-giving book!
Note: This item is currently out of stock, but if you bug ThinkGeek enough they may rush it back in.
Rear Wiper Decal
Rarely seen, but always hilarious, tail wiper decals are a fun and inexpensive way to customize your car. ThinkGeek’s “Moving Tail Kitty Car Decal” is easily the most popular, but others have dug deep into their creative minds for some more original idea.
Here are some of my favorites:
If you find any others or create your own, be sure to share it in the comments below!
Tardis Car Emblem
Doctor Who has some of the most diehard fans of any series in the history of television. What better way to show your Doctor Who fan/car lover you care than with a Tardis emblem they can proudly display on their vehicle.
Whether they remove their current vehicle’s model emblem and replace it, or create a Corolla-Tardis, Taurus-Tardis, etc. is completely up to them. They’ll simply appreciate the careful thought that went into the gift!
Captain America Spare Tire Cover
For the Marvel comics/movie fan who also owns an offroad vehicle, such as a Jeep or FJ Cruiser, a custom spare tire cover is a great way for them to show off their love for the Marvel universe.
And what better character to represent with a spare tire cover than Captain America? His shield emblem makes the perfect cover, and will make the driver feel special any time they’re on the road.
Have a favorite or a great suggestion for a geeky gift for car lovers? Let’s start a discussion in the comments below!