21 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Car Guy in Your Life

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Father'S Day Gift Guide For Car Loving Dads

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If the dad in your life loves cars, these gift ideas will drive him wild.

Father’s Day is just around the corner. If your dad (or hubby) loves cars, this gift guide is for you. Honor his amazing contributions as a father and his enthusiasm for cars at the same time. These Father’s Day gift ideas are sure to impress dads who live and breathe cars. Let’s get to it.

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21 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Budget

Our list is organized from the most luxurious but budget-friendly gifts. You’re sure to find a fantastic gift for the special car-loving dad(s) in your life.

Father'S Day Gift Ideas For Car Loving Dads

Photo: Porsche Experience Center

1. Drive a Porsche on the Track

A Girls Guide to Cars team had the pleasure of visiting the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta to experience the track, off-road, simulators and restaurant. It was an amazing experience, one that we’re sure every dad will love. The Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA locations offer unmatched experiences from professional lessons lead by master Porsche drivers to top notch restaurants, virtual racing and more. There is also a Porsche track experience in Birmingham, AL for a more in-depth experience. A visit to any of these locations will be a memory dad will cherish for years to come. (package prices vary)

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BMW Performance Center ? BMW

2. BMW Performance Center Drive Experience

Spend a half day, full day or several days at the BMW Performance Center‘s world class track in Thermal, CA, just outside Palm Springs, or on the same track that BMW’s engineers use to test new innovations in Spartanburg, SC. The team from A Girls Guide to Cars also visited this track and can tell you with all authority, it’s fantastic. You’ll learn how to master the Ultimate Driving Machine and a full array of driving techniques to become a better driver. New BMW owners can choose to attend as part of their purchase, and non-owners are welcome too. And, it’s a ton of fun. (experiences package prices start at about $895)

3. MINI Manual and Stunt Driving School

Also located in Thermal, CA, dad, or anyone really, can spend a half or full day learning to drive a manual transmission, learn to stunt drive like Vin Diesel, or just have fun on the track. We can attest that this school will change your life; we sent a writer to try it out and she agreed; it did. This school is part of the BMW Experience Center and classes are held in both California and South Carolina. (packages start at $499)

4. RECARO Custom Car Seats

Designed with enthusiasts and everyday car guys in mind, the sleek Sportster GT from RECARO fits perfectly into street focused vehicles and combines the best features of both sport and racing seats. The seat’s lightweight structure provides RECARO’s world-renowned performance ergonomics and excellent body support too. Yes, please! (Visit RECARO for purchase details)

5. DJI Mavic Air 2 Drone

Dads can capture breathtaking videos and still images of their driving adventures from the air with this high quality drone. With an impressive 29 minute battery life, dad can record phenomenal visual images like never before. (DJI drones at Amazon)

6. Rhino Rack Awnings

For outdoorsy fathers, Rhino Rack awnings are the perfect addition to any adventure. Made from heavy duty, water and mould resistant material these awnings have been tested and rated to UPF 50+, offering maximum sun protection. Available attachments include side panels and even a 2 person tent. (Starting at $140)

7. WeatherTech FloorLiners

These floor liners are laser measured to protect the front, back and even up the sides of  the vehicle’s footwell. Available to order according to the make and model of dad’s car. From Ford to Ferrari, WeatherTech has liners for luxury vehicles and commuter cars alike. Floor Liners feature high-density core materials and are engineered with surfacing that carries messes away from shoes and clothing. I have these in my car and LOVE them! (Prices vary at Amazon )

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8. Fashion Accessories

Even men who don’t wear jewelry can fall for an intricate watch or a comfortable beanie. Shop everything from watches and bracelets to and leather bags, wallets and more, perhaps even some of his favorite car-themed gear. (prices vary at Amazon)

9. Oakley Hollbrook Sunglasses

We love how timeless and classic they are. According to Oakley, these glasses were, “inspired by the screen heroes from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s… and epitomize the spirit of exploration and adventure.” They are a perfect choice for those who seek equal parts performance and style, or peruse the Oakley page for more inspiration. (from $152)
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Clockwise: WeatherTech, RECARO, DJI Mavic Air 2 Drone, Trendhim, RhinoRack, CMC Motorsports.

10. Motorsports Apparel

If the dad in your life is a Formula 1 fan, loves NASCAR or will spend his weekend at the side of any track, outfit him to look and feel good with jackets, shirts, hats and more with logos and graphics from favorite sports and automakers such as BMW, Ferrari and Alfa Romeo. (prices vary)

11. Driving Mocs

These may be the ultimate gift for the dad who loves to drive: Shoes that keep his feet both firmly planted on the pedals but comfortable and flexible enough to brake and accelerate as needed. Handsome moccasins are easy slip-ons of leather uppers and rubber soles. (prices vary)

12. Waterproof Outdoor Blanket

Dad can lay in the grass or at the beach with this versatile outdoor blanket with waterproof backing that blocks moisture. (from $26)

13. In-Car Refrigerator

This one is for the fathers who hate stopping at rest stops during long road trips, who like to arrive with chilled drinks in hand or simply, like to pamper their passengers. These go with you anywhere you go and fit regular sized drink cans. Great for game day tailgating and soccer dad carpooling too. (from $69)

14. Meguiar’s Complete Car Care Kit

We wanted to know how to really detail a car, so we went to Meguiar’s HQ to learn. It’s not as hard as it looks and is a lot of fun. Plus, it’s a much more affordable, high-quality solution to having the local carwash do the job, and products from Meguiars can make a great last-minute gift for Father’s Day. (find Meguiars at Amazon)

Related: How to Clean Your Car Like a Pro

15. Golf Trunk Organizer

Know of a father with a passion for for the links? A trunk organizer provides storage for shoes, balls, spikes, gloves, tees, and towel. It’s like a golf locker for the car. ($35+)

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16. AeroPress Travel Coffee and Espresso Maker

This is a great travel-sized gift for the men that love coffee. A simple and portable coffee maker, the Aeropress makes an excellent clean cup of coffee. Great for road trips and hotel stays. This kit comes with the press, tote bag and 350 micro filters. (from $32)

17. Copper Water Bottle

We love this stylish and vintage-looking copper water bottle. It fits perfectly in standard-sized car cup holders and keeps drinks hot or cold. Many come with a carrying case and additional accessories (from $36)

18. Best Dad Ever Stainless Steel Tumbler

Tell your dad that he’s the best with this fun graphic stainless steel tumblers. Great for a dad who needs a big cup-a-joe, sports drink or water that still fits in most standard cup holders. (from $16)

19. How to Drive: Real World Instruction and Advice from Hollywood’s Top Driver

Famous for racing in the Le Mans series and NASCAR, piloting the Batmobile, and dodging bullets with James Bond, Ben Collins created the ultimate guide to being the best-and safest-driver possible. Refined over thousands of hours of elite-level performance in the physics of driving, Collin’s philosophy results in greater control and safer, more efficient and fun driving for all skill levels. (from $25)

20. A Car Magazine Subscription

Get dad a subscription to a car enthusiast magazine like Car and Driver, Motor Trend, or a specialty magazine like Classic Car Weekly or Ol’ School Rodz. (prices vary). And while your’e at it, make sure you’re taken care of too with a subscription Car Friend from A Girls Guide to Cars.

21. FIXD Sensor

FIXD is a tiny sensor that plugs into a car and explains in plain English why the dreaded “check engine” light has come on. It gives an estimated cost to fix, so dads will never overpay at the repair shop again. And with premium access to advice from a mechanic hotline, FIXD is also perfect for the DIY dad who likes to get under the hood. (from $40)

Happy Shopping!

20 Father'S Day Gift Ideas For Car Loving Dads

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