MotoringExposure’s 2011 Under $50 Holiday Automotive Gift Guide

Great gifts for the car enthusiast.

The Holidays are almost here and if you’re still looking to find a gift for your fellow automotive enthusiast, we have the perfect list for you. Our 2011 Holiday Automotive Gift Guide is compiled of gifts that are guaranteed to have any gearhead smiling. All of the gift ideas are under $50 USD, so they can fit into anyone’s budget.

Ferrari 2012 Official “Racing Red” Calendar – $ 44.00

One of the biggest icons in the automotive world is Ferrari. The 2012 Official “Racing Red” Calendar from Ferrari features images from the latest Formula One races on 60 x 42 cm high-quality art paper. Ferrari and motorsport enthusiasts alike will appreciate the superb photography of the Italian racecars, pits, and drivers.

2012 Ferrari Calendar

Find it at the Ferrari Store!

Porsche Crest Mug – $25.00

You don’t need to own a Porsche to appreciate the engineering and history behind the German automaker. The Porsche Crest Mug is an affordable gift for enthusiasts to show their love for Porsche and favorite hot beverage.

Porsche Crest Mug

Find it at the Porsche Store!

Life is a Highway: A Century of Great Automotive Writing – $16.90

Life is a Highway: A Century of Great Automotive Writing is a compilation of some of the best stories, articles, and essays from the past 100 years. The book is a must have for any automotive enthusiast and features pieces from Peter Egan, Stephen King, Jay Leno, and David E. Davis Jr.

Life is a Highway: A Century of Great Automotive Writing

Find it at Barnes and Noble!

Griot’s Sampler Maintenance Kit – $29.99 (Plus free shipping over $25.00!)

The Griot’s Sampler Maintenance Kit is a great gift for anyone that likes to take care of their cars. The kit includes 8 oz. bottles of Car Wash, Speed Shine, and wheel, window, and interior cleaner. Also included are ten lint-free towels and a cleaning sponge. This gift is guaranteed to keep any car looking new!

Griot’s Sampler Maintenance Kit

Find it at Griot’s!

Top Gear: The Complete Season 16 (DVD) – $19.99

One of the most popular automotive television shows around the world is Top Gear, and is a favorite amongst automotive enthusiasts. Season 16 of the renowned car show is currently available on DVD and includes 348 minutes of our favorite cars and entertaining British hosts. If the UK-version doesn’t suit your tastes Season One of the US-version, hosted by Tanner Foust, Rutledge Wood, and Adam Ferrara is also available.

Top Gear DVD

Find it at Amazon (UK) and (US)!

Haynes Repair Manuals – Under $50.00

Fixing a car can be a pain, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing. A vehicle-specific Haynes Repair Manual is a great way to help diagnose and repair your car. Each manual features step-by-step instructions and even shows what tools you will need before you begin a certain repair.

Note: Be sure to order the correct manual based on the year, make, and model of the car!

Find it at Haynes!

Digital Tire Gauge with Chuck (DT150-38CV) – $46.99

Properly inflated tires are important for any vehicle. The MAC Tools Digital Tire Gauge with Chuck features all of the latest technology to give an accurate readout. The gauge will compensate for differences in temperature, has 99 percent accuracy, and comes with a 17.5-inch hose.

Mac Tools Tire Pressure Gauge

Find it at MAC Tools!

Craftsman 36-inch Creeper – $29.99

Working underneath a car can be uncomfortable, awkward, and exhausting. The Craftsman 36-inch creeper is an easy and convenient way to work underneath a car. The Craftsman creeper features oil-resistant rollers and a powder-coated exterior to prevent rust.

Craftsman Creeper

Find it at Sears!

If all else fails, a prepaid gift card to your favorite fuel station is always a great Holiday gift idea. Last time we checked, 99 percent of all cars run on gasoline or diesel fuel, and with rising prices, a fuel gift card will make anyone happy.

What automotive gift are you asking for this Holiday season? Leave a comment and let us know!


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