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9 Gifts Anyone With a Car Will Love

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You may not have many car enthusiasts on your gift list but I’m sure there are a few people you know who spend a lot of time in their cars! Here are some go-to gifts for commuters, forgetful family members and everyone in between.

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Key Finder

Trackr ($24.99)

“Ah! I can’t find my keys!” has been utter by everyone at one point. Some people are constantly looking for their misplaced keys or have a schedule so tight that 5 minutes spent searching can throw off their entire day. Attach this tracker to a key ring and you can simply tap the app on your smartphone and the tracker will ring loudly! To make this a versatile gift, it can attach it to anything – wallets, bags or remote controls. And it works in reverse, too. If you misplaced your phone, this tracker can make it ring!

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Multiple-Port Charger

Amazon ($14.99)

If you know a family that is constantly jockeying for that one available place in the car to charge their smartphones and tablets then you could be a hero with this multiple-port charger. Arguments will end now that everyone can reach 100% at the same time. It’s a gift people never knew they wanted but will use over and over again! You’ll be a hero!

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Dash Cam

Amazon ($168.00)

A dash cam records the action around a vehicle and can make all the difference if you’re in an accident. If someone on your list likes the gift of security and assurance, this is perfect. On the flip side, the cool footage you record can be posted to social networks and shared with friends. A great gift that’s safety-conscious yet fun!!

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Audible Subscription

Audible (3 month subscription/$45)

Book lovers who travel can now enjoy the latest bestsellers while in the car. Give them a subscription to Audible and they can select from thousands of books and listen while they’re on the road (or cooking or running!)
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An Amazing Travel Mug

Amazon ($20.33)

For the commuter on your list, this is a real score. A great travel mug is a small pleasure for someone who spends time driving to and from work. Give the gift of fewer dry cleaning bills and a warm cup of joe with a spill-proof, insulated travel mug.

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Road Trip-Inspired T-Shirt

Etsy: familyfanclub ($15.30)

For the person who loves a good road trip movie, look for a t-shirt with one of their favorite quotes or one that can be customized, like this National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation shirt. They’ll get a good laugh!

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Go Hands-Free

Amazon ($35.99)

Car technology adapts and changes so quickly but many people buy cars to last 10 or more years. If someone on your list isn’t willing to trade in a good vehicle for the newest “bells and whistles” but still likes to have convenient technology in their car, you can give the gift of a hands-free experience. This receiver adds Bluetooth functionality to a car so they can stream music and make calls.
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Capture Memories

Shutterfly (Keychain $9.99)

Did you take an amazing road trip this year with someone on your list? Take a photo from your journey and have it framed, create a book or make it into a keychain. In a world where many of our images live on our phones or social media, this will be a touching and thoughtful gift.

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GPS Car Locator

Amazon ($39.95)

For the person in your life who likes to be in the know or enjoys a “techy” gift, this gps car locator can help them!

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Good luck GasBuddies and let us know if you use any of our gift suggestions. Remember that it’s the thought that counts…but a great gift doesn’t hurt either!

My goal is to make the lives of our GasBuddies easier with tips, information and advice related to traveling and saving money. I spend many hours driving around in my Toyota 4Runner with my two young kids and big yellow dog. I write for GasBuddy but I carry these other titles as well: wife, mom, marketing maniac, dog owner, commuter, carpool driver, soccer and basketball coach, family CFO, chef, runner, yogi, skier, lover of books, sports fan, semi-retired golfer, knitting beginner, want-to-be painter and vacation planner. Thanks for letting me help you perfect your pit stop!