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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Your Car

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By Madeline Klein on December 2, 2021 in Life Hacks

The holidays are objectively one of the busiest times of the year. Let us remove some stress with these incredible gifts for you and your ride!

Why to Pick a Car-Themed Gift This Year

Ultimately, we know you’re going to pick the perfect gift for people in your life because you know them better than us. We’re just going to hop on our soapbox super quick and tell you why car-themed gifts are a MUST this year. The past two years have been nothing short of unpredictable and overwhelming. What’s been by your side through all the flights turned road trips and drives to pick up groceries? Your family and friends, yes, but also, your car. Snag some of these gifts that’ll benefit both driver and ride!

Best Car-Themed Gifts

1. Smartphone Mount

Our smartphone is our map, pit-stop-finder, camera, phone (obviously), airline/concert ticket keeper, and much more. So, it’s an integral part of any of your travels. However, in several states it’s illegal to hold your cell phone and use it while driving, not to mention, it’s very unsafe. Grab one of these smartphone mounts and set your phone where you can easily see it but keep your hands off it!

2. Car Washing Kit

Washing your car at home can save you some serious cash money and with only a couple easy steps it will be spick and span (6, to be specific, if you use our handy guide). The icing on the cake? With just 6 more steps, you can deep clean the interior of your car too. The two kits we listed below serve different purposes – if you’re looking for cleaning supplies, go with option one. If you’re looking for cleaning tools, go with option two.

Have more car wash questions? Check out our blog for answers to how often you should wax your car and more!

3. Personalized Keychain

This one is perfect for any family, friend, or yourself. You can personalize all three of the below examples with names, dates, photos, etc. so it’ll be a memorable gift. Between commuting, road-tripping, running errands, or just going for drives, the keychain is bound to get a lot of use!

4. Portable Car Battery Charger

If we could pick a must-have car item, this might just be it. Especially helpful with older batteries and bad weather, a portable car battery charger will have you up and running in no time!

5. Backseat Trash Can

Let’s pledge together to say goodbye to car clutter in 2022 – this can be our new year’s resolution, okay? The first step, buy a car trash can. Having a place for trash will help you avoid items like receipts and straw wrappers in your cup holders or center console. Just empty it out each week on trash day and you’re set.

6. Trunk Organizer

In the name of eliminating clutter, the trunk organizer enters the chat. The ultimate gift for your friends who always say, “Just throw it in the trunk!” This is equipped with different sections for different kinds of items, so nothing will go missing in your car ever again (…or at least we hope not)!

7. Sound System Upgrades

Last, but surely not least, sound system upgrades. We don’t know about you but jammin’ in the car is our #1 pastime and makes every road trip 100% better. So, treat yourself (or friends/family) to the gift that will keep on giving…and giving…and giving. We didn’t include links for this one because it’s very car-specific. Whether it’s new subwoofers or new speakers for each car door, you’ll have to do some light research to find the best fit for your ride.


What’s the main takeaway? Treat yourself and your ride, or your friends and their rides this holiday season!

Madeline Klein is Say's Digital Content Producer. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism, emphasis in Strategic Communication. Her experience is in writing and digital media. Madeline loves using her creativity to write and design new and exciting pieces of work for Say!