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Being a car enthusiast isn’t an easy feat. Not only do you have to have some serious love for cars but they always know so much about them. They can tell you so many fascinating things about cars that most people wouldn’t even be able to fathom. For me, I have multiple car enthusiasts in my family. So much so that when I’m looking for gifts for birthdays or holidays I always start by looking for gifts for car lovers. So because I feel like I’m always searching for cool car lover gift ideas, I figured I’d put together a list of awesome items that the car enthusiast in your life will probably love too. Enjoy! 

  • 1) Muscle Car Engraved Glasses

    Now, I’m not a car expert, but my grandfather certainly is up there. Usually, when I go hunting for gift ideas for him, I find stuff like this. These are engraved whiskey and pint glasses with classic muscle cars. This is an awesome gift idea for any muscle car lover. Plus, this Etsy seller offers personalization so if you want to get the gift recipient’s initials on it you can.

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  • 2) Money Can’t Buy Happiness, But It Can Buy Car Parts Shirt

    Ah yes, this shirt is perfect for the grease monkeys who love to get their hands dirty and fix cars. There are definitely plenty of folks trying to restore some classic cars out there and this would be a great gift for them.

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  • 3) Classic Cars: A Definitive Visual History

    Say what you will about coffee table books, but this one is awesome. It features “more than 250 iconic models from the 1940s to the 1980s, photographed from every angle.” The book was edited by award-winning automotive journalist Giles Chapman and looks at the various stories behind “more than 20 great marques, including household names Bentley, Mercedes, Ferrari, Cadillac, and Aston Martin.” This is one of those collectibles that every car lover Must Have.

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  • 4) Real Cars Don’t Shift By Themselves Shirt

    For all of you manual/stick shift lovers out there, you know this is the shirt for you. Might as well grab it to show your pride.

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  • 5) Classic Car Patent Art

    These would look really cool in a car lover’s garage or office. They feature mock-ups of the patent designs for various car parts. These also come in various sizes so you can pick the right size to fit the spaces you’re looking to fill.

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  • 6) Engine Timing Gear & Chain Wall Clock

    That’s one way to repurpose something. This is a really unique wall clock that any car enthusiast would be sure to love.

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  • 7) Just One More Car Tee

    Here’s a great find for the folks who definitely are car collectors. Car collecting is serious business and let’s face it can get pretty expensive, but we all know they’re awesome to look at. This would be a great t-shirt gift for the car collector in your life.

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  • 8) Classic Cars: 60 Years of Driving Excellence

    Coffee table books are seriously one of my favorite things to look at. And for car enthusiasts, this is definitely another one you won’t want to skip out on. This book was released just this year and features 78 different vehicles spanning from the 30s through the 80s.

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  • 9) Car Dad Tee

    Whether it’s for a birthday or as a Father’s day gift this shirt is a great find for the car loving dad in your love. Because let’s face it, they aren’t like regular dads. They can absolutely spot a classic car a mile away and tell you all the unique facts specific to that make and model.

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  • 10) Race Fuel Scented Candle

    This is a cool gift idea for both racing fans and car lovers. It’s a “car guy” themed candle that actually smells like a cross between a new car smell and hints of gasoline.

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  • 11) Car Floor Mat Coasters

    I honestly think these are super fun and such a great gift idea. Coasters are one of those fun trinket types of gifts and these definitely scream you need it if you’re a car lover.

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  • 12) Custom Metal Garage Sign

    If they spend a lot of time out in the garage then this is the gift for them! This custom metal garage sign is such a fun and special way to show the car lover in your life how much you love them. It’s a really cool piece of décor that they’re sure to treasure.

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  • 13) 1965 Ford Mustang Vintage Desktop Thermometer Clock

    Boy that was a mouthful to read and type! But we saved the best for last here. This is a replica of the 1965 Ford Mustang’s instrument panel. It functions as a working clock and thermometer, so it’s one of those items that will easily sit with pride on any desk or mantle.

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