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Christmas Gifts for Petrolheads


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It’s that time of year again, when you face the task of finding last-minute gifts for those you love. Whether you are looking for that perfect gift for a petrolhead member of your family, or seeking out something to put on your own Christmas list, we thought we would save you the trouble of trekking for hours around crowded shops by finding the best Xmas gifts for those that love to drive. You’ll have to be quick though!

Spanner Bottle Opener

The humble bottle opener is an invention of genius, allowing us access to our favourite drinks all year round. This bottle opener is spanner shaped and features a fully functional 14mm open ended spanner at one end. It makes the perfect gift for every driver or biker out there.

Fuel Can Phone Charger

Now you never have to run out of mobile battery juice ever again. This phone charger is shaped like a tiny fuel can and is the perfect size to fit onto a keyring. It carries enough power to give a mobile phone a boost of power to keep it working for around 20 to 30 minutes. When the handy nozzle is removed you will see a micro-USB connector which plugs straight in to the charging socket on a mobile phone.

Build Your Own V8 Engine

Unfortunately, it is unlikely that most petrolheads will ever get a chance to tinker with a real V8 engine, but now you can give them the opportunity to build a fully working version in miniature instead. This scale model of a V8 actually works and contains over 250 pieces including pistons, valves and camshafts. This is a great gift that will keep motor geeks busy for hours and is a great way for younger petrolheads to learn about what goes on beneath a bonnet.

Castrol Motor Oil Mug

Castrol Motor Oil was founded in 1899 and is a brand immediately recognisable to motor enthusiasts of any age due to its association with everything from Formula 1, and Moto GP to rally driving. This retro mug is made from enamelled tin and features the classic Castrol Oil logo on the side. Great for enjoying a brew at home or in the garage.

The Complete Guide To Garages

The garage is the natural domain of the petrolhead, so this guide, which contains “Ideas and inspirations for creating the perfect garage”, could prove invaluable in helping them turn their space into the best garage they can imagine. Some of the ideas might be a little out of reach, particularly for younger drivers or those that have only recently taken their driving test, but it is always nice to dream and play the ‘if only’ game.

Swarfega Orange Rapid Hand Cleaner

A bottle of hand cleaner for Christmas? This isn’t your run-of-the-mill soap that you might have seen your petrolhead friend desperately using to try and clean their hands. This is Swarfega, which is specially designed to remove grease, oil and associated filth that can come out of an engine. It also has a lovely orange fragrance, which means working on your car never smelt so good.