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21 Great Gift Ideas for the 2021 Holiday Season
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21 Great Gift Ideas for the 2021 Holiday Season!

This holiday season, think about the automobile drivers in your life and consider these great gift ideas … some practical, trendy, or techie, and some designed just for fun! Here are 21 car accessory items for the 2021 Holiday Season:

Baby Car Mirror from Shynerk

A great gift idea to keep an eye on junior without turning around to look into the back seat or readjusting your rear-view mirror! This baby car mirror attaches to the rear seat headrest and rotates for a clear view. The wide-angle mirror provides a full view and is made of shatterproof acrylic safety glass. About $20.

ThisWorx Car Vacuum Cleaner

A practical, lightweight mini vacuum for your car. The cyclonic force and strong suction of the 106w motor picks up dirt, debris, dog hair, and even hard-to-reach crumbs under and around seats. The vacuum comes with  three accessories, a 16-foot cord that connects to a 12v aux outlet, and a convenient carry bag. Around $35.

Car Essentials Emergency Winter Car Kit

Everything you need to prepare you and your car for winter conditions. Kits can include the essentials as well as a folding shovel, snow and ice grips, a hi-vis vest, flashlight, foil blanket, rain ponchos, and a set of fully insulated booster cables … all packed in a convenient bag. About $40 – $50.

Check out our blog post on why an emergency winter car kit is an essential to keep in your car.

Ultimate First Aid Kit

Ideal for road trips or camping, this extensive First Aid Kit has wound dressings, triangular bandages, first aid dressings, compress, an emergency blanket, adhesive band-aids, scissors, adhesive tape, and first aid instructions in an easy-to-carry storage pouch. About $30.

Norshire Portable Tire Inflator

Equipped with an easy-to-read display, intuitive buttons, and a thermostat that regulates the cooling fan, this tire inflator is a great gift for any driver. Inflates anything from car and bike tires to balls and inflatable toys and stops when the desired pressure is reached. Recharge via USB port or car cigarette lighter. Under $60.

Laptom Windshield Snow and Ice Cover

This windshield cover has elastic straps and built-in magnets to securely fasten to most cars, trucks, and SUVs. Its three layers of temperature-resistant fabric protect the windshield from snow and ice, minimizing the scraping and defrosting you will need to do. Under $20.

Cleaning Gel from Ticarve

With this innovative gel you can easily remove crumbs, gunk, and dust that accumulate in the hard-to-reach nooks and crannies of your car. Designed for detailing, you squish it into the vents, cup holders, door handles, or console and it picks up everything you just can’t get with a rag or vacuum. Under $10.

Blind Spot Mirror from Ampper

Easy to install, these little mirrors help with blind spots while merging or changing lanes. They stick on existing side mirrors using self-adhesive pads and their convex shape helps to see a much wider range behind and beside your car. Under $10.

Sunglasses Visor Clip

Even if your car comes equipped with a built-in eyeglass holder, it’s always good to have an extra one that clips onto your visor. Wrapped in leather and includes a built-in sponge, the Dualshine Car Visor Holder keeps your glasses scratch-free, within reach, and safely stored where you can easily grab them. Under $15.

Car Door Pocket Hand Sanitizers

Plastic hand sanitizer holders attach to the car’s door pockets or seat back pockets to provide sanitizing gel whenever you need it while on the go. Set comes with four black holders with dispensers and gel. About $20.

KMMotors Coin Pocket

A nifty solution to loose coins and other items without a safe place to reside in your car, like your phone, wallet, gum, gel sanitizer, pens, or house keys. There are many versions, some with a cup holder. Under $30

Zone Tech Car Swivel Tray

For those who spend a lot of time in the car, this item is a welcomed gift! The tray and storage bin attaches to the cup holder on a tilted rod and swivels between the passenger seat and the driver’s side and adjusts in height. Around $20

Waterproof Car Trash Can from epauto

A 2-gallon capacity trash bin to keep your vehicle clean, even on long rides. This great gift idea has a waterproof interior, a sturdy lid and fasteners on the bottom to keep it upright and stable. Includes ten trash bags. Under $20.

Sheepskin Leather Driving Gloves

Gloves made specifically for drivers not only look cool, but they are also comfortable to wear and give added grip. Ventilation ducts make them breathable so your hands don’t get clammy, even on long drives. About $30.

Heads-Up Car Dash Display

A Heads-Up Display (HUD) projects various dashboard information onto the area on your windshield right in front of you for easier visibility. Some models can project the GPS from your phone and/or be used to receive phone calls, read texts, and control music. There are many types of HUD units available. Under $50

ROAV VIVA by Anker Voice Service

Amazon’s intelligent voice service is now available for your car! This dual-port USB device plugs into the cigarette lighter and becomes an Alexa-enabled car charger, as well as offering access to over 25,000 Alexa Skills, like voice-controlled navigation, hands-free calling, and music streaming … and remotely control smart devices in your home. Around $70.

Auto Coffee Maker

That’s right! A coffee maker is a great gift idea…for your car! It plugs into the cigarette lighter and delivers a cup of java in just two minutes. Compact enough to fit in the cup holder and store in the glove compartment, it can work with either pods or ground coffee. Many models and manufacturers available. Around $50

Pure Enrichment PureZone Mini Portable Air Purifier

Remove odors and clean the air inside your vehicle with an easy to install unit. It uses a three-layer filtration system to eliminate up to 99% of the harmful bacteria, gases, smoke, and odors inside your car and a sensor that shows air quality. Around $40

Noco Boost Plus

This powerful battery booster doubles as a LED flashlight and portable power bank for USB devices. A compact 1000-amp unit, it features spark-proof connections and reverse polarity protection. About $100.

Vyncs Car Tracker

Even if you are not a secret agent, there are several good reasons why a tracking device can come in handy. This car gadget links to your smartphone so you’ll always know, in real time, where your vehicle is located. It will record mileage, speed, engine RPM, and other vehicle diagnostics … and if you are in an accident, it will automatically notify emergency services. It can pair with Alexa, Nest, and similar products to streamline all your digital devices. About $80.

Fuzz Buds: Handsfree Fuzzy Dice from Watson Streetworks

Look ’60s cool with these fuzzy dice with a built-in microphone and stereo speakers that make hands-free calling safe and easy. Pairs with your smartphone for calling, listening to music, and navigation. Rechargeable battery, USB charging cord included. About $110.

Many of these items are available from Amazon or direct from the manufacturer. Do your research to learn more and find the best prices. The car enthusiasts on your gift list will be thrilled!

Happy Holidays from Brian, Chrissy, and the entire staff of BDR Automotive!

Jarred McGee
Jarred is not only an amazingly competent and capable technician, he is a confident leader and source of incredible knowledge. Known for being a tireless and dedicated technician, he is always friendly and professional, always willing to go the extra mile to ensure BDR customers leave with peace of mind about their vehicle. Jarred attended Mass Bay Community College where he earned his Associates Degree in Automotive Technology. He went on to receive a Toyota T-TEN Certificate while working in Toyota’s dealership system. Jarred has also worked at an auto-body repair shop that specialized in complex high-end vehicles such as the Tesla.

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