Top 10 Car Accessories for the Festive Season

As the festive season begins, so does the search for the perfect gifts to show those valued people in your life some appreciation. These suggestions are for car owners who love their cars, who drive a lot or simply enjoy convenient or handy motorcar devices and gadgets. 

1. Coffee Maker – Cuts out the need for daily trips to a coffee shop, saving time and money, and with the best models delivering a perfect barista-quality espresso in 2-3 minutes. Coffee makers are easy to use, plugging into the cigarette lighter and fitting into the cup holder working with Easy Serving Espresso (ESE) pods, or ground coffee.

2. Bluetooth Receiver – Cleverly designed to make a car’s audio system compatible with Bluetooth technology if not already installed in a car. This versatile device plugs into the auxiliary port in a car’s stereo and switches on a phone or tablet’s Bluetooth, allowing the driver to play music or make calls through the stereo system without compromising battery life. Newest models on the market connect two Bluetooth devices to a transmitter so the driver and passengers can take turns using the stereo.

3. Tile Mate – a tiny Bluetooth-enabled tracker and companion app that allows you to locate your items, fast. It loops into important items like key chains so you can use your smartphone to locate them even when on silent mode.  If you lose your phone, you can track it by pressing a button on your tile mate. 

4. Portable cooler and warmer – Becomes an ideal companion for road trips, camping, and other adventures. Some of the best models plug into a cigarette lighter and fit on top of the armrest on the backseat while having enough power to keep snacks and beverages chilled (or warm) to journey’s end. 

5. First Aid Kit – Critical in an emergency, comprehensive first aid kits for cars are considered mandatory from a safety perspective whether drivers make long or short journeys. The best first aid kits provide medical supplies and survival gear in a compact, durable lightweight carrying case which includes antiseptic cleansing wipes, an emergency blanket, and a variety of bandages.

6. USB Charger with two ports – Simultaneously charges two devices like cellphones and tablets at full speed, Choose a quality charger with a 12-month manufacturer warranty to ensure longevity.   

7. Car vacuum cleaner- Keeping car interiors clean on a long road trip is possible with a lightweight, compact, and easy to use vacuum cleaner. Some of the best models plug into a car’s 12-volt outlet, pick up wet and dry debris, have an LED torch for night use, and are designed with a built-in crevice tool for hard-to-reach corners.

8. Air Purifier – Cleans the air inside a vehicle removing bacteria, gases, smoke, and odours making it healthy and more pleasant for passengers. 

9. Magnetic Car Phone Mount – Holds cellphones securely in place allowing drivers to perform various tasks from playing music to navigating while also driving safely and legally. Magnetic car phone mounts are much more effective than older cradle-and-clamp mounts as they offer greater flexibility. 

10. Dash Cam – Exceed your budget for that special person by giving them a dashboard camera. These increasingly popular, versatile devices can be coupled with various onboard technologies including recorders and Global Positioning System (GPS) devices. Dash cams are secured to a dashboard using a magnetic pad and are able to track speed and GPS information thereby providing the strongest most accurate evidence in the event of a car crash.

Buy Yourself a Gift

While you are buying gifts, treat yourself to a personal alcohol tester so you always know you’re legally capable of getting behind the wheel. Although it’s best not to drink and drive at all, the festive season comes around once a year when you should be allowed to enjoy a glass of alcohol over a festive meal. 

Use this list to get your creative juices flowing this festive season as you choose the perfect motor vehicle accessory gifts for those special car-lovers in your life.

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