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The Best Gifts for a Car Enthusiast

Author: Sterling Feathers

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Sterling Feathers

Sterling was born in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and has had a massive passion for cars since he could talk. He studied Business Administration at Ferris State University hoping to run his own car dealership one day. As time went on, Sterling began writing car reviews on his own website until he found his home with us as our first Copywriter! He loves everything about the car culture and was Vice President of the motorsports club during his time at Ferris. Sterling enjoys going to every car show and meet possible, attending autocross events, and going for long road cruises with other members in the car scene. He currently drives a 2016 Volkswagen GTI with a stage 2 tune, downpipe, BC Racing coilovers, and a set of Artisa ArtFormed Elders.

December 1, 2020

Slammed MK4 Golf with 3 Piece Wheels

Holidays and birthdays are exciting for everyone but they come with their fair share of stress. Especially if you have a car enthusiast in your life. Why? Well, most car enthusiasts know that their hobby is very expensive and they've come to accept that.

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Unfortunately for them, these expensive parts aren't usually attainable for other family members to give as gifts. This means car enthusiasts end up with some eBay universal parts that will just sit on a shelf for the next few years because there is absolutely no way that the unbranded fake fender vents would ever tastefully find their way onto a proper build.

Subaru BRZ with Work Emotion

So what gifts can you get for a car enthusiast that they'll actually use or enjoy that also won't make you go into massive amounts of debt? Today, we'll go over some of our favorite gift ideas for car enthusiasts! The best part is that we have everything on this list in one place. Your search is over!

Let's get right into it!

Table of Contents:

- Car Cleaning Products

- Enthusiast Apparel

- Wheel Spacers

- Underglow

- Stickers

- Lowering Springs

- Wheels

- Lug Nuts

- Tires

- Honorable Mention

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Car Cleaning Products

Car Care

Car enthusiast or not, everyone can appreciate a clean car. Getting car care products for a gift will ensure that that it gets used and will definitely help out the other person.

Slammed Civic Type R

You wouldn't believe how much money car people dump into just cleaning products alone. We have a ton of different car care products available that you can check out by clicking the blue button below!

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Slammed Civic Type R

Enthusiast Apparel

AirLift Suspension Hoodie

Clothes always seem to be the go-to when it comes to finding a gift for someone. But every enthusiast absolutely loves rocking the newest car-themed apparel when they go to car events.

Vaporwave Hoodie

It's similar to dressing formally when going to a wedding. You want to be a part of the event and a car-themed t-shirt or hoodie will definitely help any car enthusiast feel right at home at every car event. Plus, this is one of the most cost-effective gifts on this list!

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Crest Tee Shirt

Wheel Spacers

Wheel Spacer

If you don't know about wheel spacers, they essentially go behind the wheel and push them outward more. This creates that flush look that most car people are looking for. Wheel spacers offer a pretty big aesthetic difference to nearly any car since factory fitment usually isn't all that great.

E55 AMG Wheel Spacers

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If the person you're shopping for wants a new set of wheels but can't quite afford them yet, wheel spacers will allow them to use the factory wheels and make the car look a lot more aggressive.


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370z with Underglow

Hear us out on this one. Underglow is usually a love or hate car mod, but we've noticed it making a pretty fast comeback recently. Our underglow is incredibly easy to install and allows the owner to adjust the color of the lights any way they want. This is one of the biggest changes you can make to any car at this price point!

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Underglow on 370z


FI Small Decal

Ah yes, stickers. The staple to any car enthusiast. Stickers are huge in the car community and it seems like some people just can't get enough of them. We carry everything from small 4 inch decals all the way up to complete windshield banners.

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Our stickers come in a wide variety of colors so we should have an option to match just about any car.

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Lowering Springs

Eibach Lowering Springs

If you want to get something that will make a massive difference in a car build for little money, lowering springs are hard to beat. These springs will allow the car to be dropped a couple of inches but keep the stock struts.

Civic Type R with Lowering Springs

This means that the car can have a way better look but still maintain near-factory ride quality.

Lowered Corolla Hatch

This is one of the easiest ways to get any car lower without spending thousands. Pair these with a set of wheel spacers and you're on your way to one awesome looking build.

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Scat Pack with Lowering Springs


ESR CS15 Wheels on Honda Civic

If you really want to go all out, look at picking up a set of wheels. Contrary to popular belief, not all wheels are crazy expensive. We know there are a lot of details you need to look at when shopping for wheels like bolt pattern, width, diameter.

However, we're happy to tell you that we've made it pretty easy to pick out wheels that should fit without knowing a ton about cars.

AVID1 Wheels on WRX

Just head over to our wheels page and enter the year, make, and model of the car you want to get wheels for and the tool will automatically find recommended wheels.

Nardo Grey GTI

Don't know where to start? Check out some of our favorite bang-for-your-buck wheel brands like XXR, Aodhan, and more!

Bagged Nissan 370z

If you want to see what aftermarket wheels look like on a certain car, you can go over to our gallery where we have thousands of cars submitted with all of their wheel specs.

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Lug Nuts

Lug Nuts

A budget-friendly way to make any set of wheels stand out is to upgrade the lug nuts. These aftermarket lugs will add some color to any build and offer a wide variety of colors and styles. Plus, you can usually pick up a set of lug nuts for under $100. 



WRX with Cosmis Racing Wheels

Finally, we have tires. This one wouldn't even require a car enthusiast since everyone who owns a vehicle needs tires at some point. We have an absolutely massive selection of tires available for all different purposes.

Federal ss595

One of our most popular tires this year has been the Federal SS595. This tire offers a lot of performance for not a lot of money making it perfect for any enthusiast's car.

Subaru BRZ with Kansei Tandem

Tires are the most important part of any car so this mod will make the biggest difference in any build.

Find the Perfect Set of Tires

Honorable Mention: Artisa ArtFormed Wheels

Artisa Wheels Logo

We've given you a lot of options, but Artisa ArtFormed Wheels satisfy many of these ideas in one convenient package. Artisa offers ArtFormed wheels that are lighter and stronger than a lot of other brands on the market making them perfect for anyone who loves spirited driving. Otherwise, their Deco Directional designs will turn heads at just about every show. You're probably wondering how these wheels satisfy more than one thing on this list.

G35 on Artisa Elders

Well, every set of Artisa ArtFormed wheels comes with a Gear Pack that includes a hat, t-shirt, and a sticker. The wheels also come with a billet aluminum center cap that the owner gets to install themselves. Included with the center cap is an aluminum valve stem cap and the Artisa Insignia gel sticker.


This package gets you wheels, accessories, apparel, and stickers all in one! 

FRS and GTI with Artisa Wheels

We hope this helped you find something for that car enthusiast in your life. You can click the button below to see all of these ideas in one place so you can decide what awesome gift your enthusiast will get this year!

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