It’s that time of the year again—time to give back to your old man. While dads can be notoriously difficult to shop for, we’ve got some great gear he’s sure to love, especially if he’s as auto-obsessed as we are.
Remember: He doesn’t really want a belt or dress shirt, so get him something he’ll actually enjoy. And, along with these gifts, make sure to include something money can’t buy: Spend some quality time with your dad, granddad, or other important man in your life. Go for a nice drive and share some laughs.
In the end, that’s what it’s all about.
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Le Mans Drive Coffee
Track Club by Road & Track
A Track Club membership is a fantastic way to let your car-loving pop know how much he means to you. In addition to a subscription to the revamped Road & Track magazine, Dad will have access to exclusive events and special partner deals. With three different price points starting at just $75 a year, there’s plenty of options to spoil the man who made you a car lover.
Custom Car Art from Etsy
Memorialize your dad’s favorite car with a custom watercolor portrait from Etsy. Just send in a picture of that car and watch it come back as a great decoration for any wall.
If your dad doesn’t have a Yeti yet, get him this one. The 20oz thermos keeps colds cold and hots hot. The lid utilizes magnets to contain spills, and it fits into standard cupholders perfectly.
Strange name, yes, but it describes exactly what it is. This tool drains fluids from your car without making a mess by covering drain plugs, oil filters, and more. It then funnels the liquid down into a nozzle without getting your hands messy.
This book is a fascinating odyssey about how a Jewish driver challenged 1930s Germany on the track. Featuring stunning Grand Prix cars, it’s a great story culminating in one of the most meaningful races of all time.
GPS Drone with Camera
This entry-level drone is a great way to kick-start your dad’s next hobby. Featuring advanced GPS functions and a 2K UHD 120-degree FOV adjustable FPV camera, the robotic whirly-bird fits neatly into a handy backpack.
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No Dad, “tight enough” isn’t safe. This torque wrench boasts a range from 50 to 250 lb-ft of torque to make sure those important bolts and lug nuts are at the right tightness.
BLACK+DECKER Dustbuster Handheld Vacuum
This helpful car vacuum uses a lithium-ion battery for suction on the go—perfect for gathering up all of those Baconator crumbs. It was one of the picks in our test of handheld car vacs. See the others at the link below.
These leather driving loafers are comfy, stylish, and functional. They’re a perfect pairing to your dad’s favorite jeans and work great for a trip to Dairy Queen in the garage princess.
Tile Bluetooth Tracker
Does your old man lose stuff all the time? These Bluetooth trackers from Tile are a great option. Snap one of these onto your elusive item of choice and find them with a free app.
How To Build a Car
This autobiography is by Adrian Newey, arguably one of the most accomplished Formula 1 engineers in history. He designed cars for the likes of Damon Hill, Nigel Mansell, and Sebastian Vettel with one purpose in mind: to go like hell. The book is a great choice for any speed-obsessed dads.
I’d Rather Be Watching Racing Socks
These are great for dads who want to spice up their dress sock game and let the world know what they really want to be doing. If he puts his feet up at the in-laws’, you know it’s time to go.
Car Wheel Brush
There’s nothing more time-consuming than cleaning wheels with countless nooks and crannies. This water-powered brush can make that a breeze, plus it features a soft head for sensitive surfaces and a rough head for cutting through some country mud.
Vintage Honda Motor Zipper Jacket
Vintage motorsports gear will never go out of style, and this Honda jacket is no exception. Inspired by the Grand Prix mechanics of the 1960s, it’s made with a soft blend of cotton and spandex—Dad will appreciate the comfort.
LED Flashlight Glove
These may look like something from Star Trek, but they’re actually pretty handy. Great for dads who work with their hands, the two LEDs shine from the thumb and pointer fingers. They’re a solid choice for dads who wrench, fish, or tinker on projects at night.
Bluetooth Media Button
This little Bluetooth control button is perfect for dads who like to jam out to Dire Straits without picking up the phone. It comes with a steering wheel mount for easy clip-on access, allowing Dad to keep his hands on the wheel.
Retro Tin Signs
You can’t go wrong with some vintage auto signs; your dad’s man cave needs some classic decoration. This pack comes with five signs to choose from—or hang them all!
3D Track Sculpture
These 3D track sculptures show not just layouts, but elevation changes as well. You can hang them on a wall or lay them flat—they look good either way. We picked Road America as an example here, but there are tons of tracks to choose from.
Our friends at Blipshift offer the coolest automotive apparel on the market, and there are bound to be designs your dad would love. They’re comfy too, perfect for a backyard BBQ or a Sunday morning in the La-Z-Boy.
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