Holiday Gift Guide For Car Guys

Holiday Gift Guide For Car Guys

H3R Performance | Dec 7, 2021

We all know someone who lives and breathes cars or trucks. If you've got one of those guys on your holiday gift list, you may be wondering what to get him. If you ask us, you can't go wrong with quality car accessories.

Your car guy may be a gearhead who's always out in the garage tinkering with his project car or heading off to his next off-road adventure or a frequent "Cars and Coffee" attendee or a tech nerd obsessed with the latest and greatest in vehicle automation. Whatever his automotive pursuits, the following accessories are sure to brighten his holiday season and beyond.

1. Truck Bed Rack

Does your car guy own a pickup truck and haul stuff in the bed or use it for weekend getaways? If so, he may need a truck bed rack.

A truck bed rack, also called a truck rack or truck ladder rack, is a roof-like structure that's installed on the truck bed. It has crossbars where he can hang ladders, a roof top tent, or other accessories.

Racktec is a great brand that produces quality truck bed racks made of 10ga steel, offering a great payload capacity. Check out Racktec truck bed racks here!

2. Portable Fire Pit/Grill

A portable fire pit/grill is a perfect gift for someone outdoorsy, as it is a versatile tool that's great for car camping, tailgating, overland trips, and even backyard barbecues with friends.

A quality portable fire pit/grill is typically made from stainless steel or cast iron and is compact, foldable, and easy to set up. UCO Flatpack Portable Stainless Steel Grill and Fire Pits fit the bill.

3. Fire Extinguisher

If your car guy doesn't already have a fire extinguisher for his vehicle, get him one. In fact, get him two - one for his vehicle and one for the garage. He'll appreciate having this safety tool, and you'll enjoy giving a gift that is not only practical but looks great.

H3R Performance is a leading brand for quality automotive fire extinguishers. Our extinguishers are UL listed, rechargeable, and steel cylinders come in three attractive finishes - fire engine red, shiny black, or chrome plated. We design our fire extinguishers for vehicles ranging from off-road rigs to hot rods and race cars to daily drivers and offer two lines of auto fire extinguishers to address all needs:

  1. MaxOut Dry Chemical
  2. HalGuard Clean Agent

If you need help finding the right fire extinguisher for the car guy in your life, contact us. We are passionate about fire extinguishers, and we're happy to use our specialized knowledge to help you get the right extinguisher to protect your guy's vehicle.

4. Seat-Back Organizer

If your car guy is always on the go or just likes to keep a tidy vehicle, he may want a seat-back organizer. This clever product gives him easy access to important items. Whether your guy enjoys off-road adventures or just likes his accessories handy, seat organizers are great gifts because they're affordable and can often be customized to accommodate his specific gear and electronics.

We highly recommend Gray Man Tactical Molle panels. These rigid panels are both high quality and customizable.

5. Portable Jump Starter

A portable jump starter is something everyone should have in their vehicle, but a car guy will especially appreciate the peace of mind if his or any family vehicles ever needs a boost.

A quality portable jump starter has many built-in safety features and is very easy to use.

You can't go wrong with this Imazing portable jump starter. It's high quality, affordable, and easy to use. You can use it on a variety of vehicles, ranging from riding lawn mowers to gas and diesel cars.

6. Work Light

Are you looking for a gift for a car guy who spends most of his free time working on his car? If so, a work light may be the perfect gift for him.

A bright work light is essential for any mechanical work, especially during the dark months of winter. A work light provides all the necessary light to get the job done safely.

We swear by this Ryobi work light. It's an 18 volt dual power LED work light with a mount. It's a great work light because:

  • It covers a large work area
  • Stays cool to the touch
  • You can rotate it 360 degrees
  • It has multiple mounting options
  • Works with a wall outlet but also can be connected to a battery

7. Drone

Does your car guy do some weekend track racing or rock crawling? If so, a drone might be the perfect gift for him.

A high quality drone is a unique gift that enhances the footage of any driving event or experiences your car guy enjoys. Filming his adventures can now include aerial views and close-ups while the vehicle is in motion. He can use his drone to create amazing videos to share with his fellow enthusiasts.

This DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo drone is one of the best drones on the market. It's an affordable, yet high quality drone that provides superior performance for its price range.

8. Tire Repair Kit

Only a few things are more annoying than a flat tire. If you have a car guy in your life you know he's always on the go, so don't let a flat tire slow him down.

A tire repair kit is just what it sounds like - a set of tools for repairing tires when they get flat or lose air pressure. It usually consists of tire plugs and an air compressor, allowing him to quickly fix his tire and get back to driving.

This Boulder Tools heavy duty tire repair kit is a highly rated product that's affordable and easy to use.

9. Emergency Travel Kit

Whether traveling to remote campsites or long drives through the midwest are his thing, an emergency travel kit makes a great gift for your car guy.

A quality emergency travel kit has a set of tools and other items that help you survive when stranded in the middle of nowhere. This usually includes the following items:

  • Knife
  • Fire starter
  • Flashlight
  • Rope/paracord
  • Tarp/roofing blanket
  • Compass
  • Maps
  • First aid kit

While no emergency kit has every possible thing your guy may need, this Swiss Safe 2-in-1 kit is a good starting place. You can add a blanket or other items to his holiday gifts to complete the set.

10. Car Detailing Kit

Whether your car guy has a standing appointment at the car wash or spends an hour waxing his vehicle, a car detailing kit is a great gift option. A good car detailing kit will include quality car care products that help clean and protect the car's exterior and interior.

Don't let the fun colors and clever product names fool you, this Complete Car Care Set from Chemical Guys means business. Your guy's car will sparkle this season.