11 Affordable Gifts for People Who Love Their Cars

Dan Smith

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Finding a thoughtful gift for someone who spends more time at work or driving than the average person can cause a serious mental deadlock. Yes, and choosing useful items isn't as easy as driving down the interstate. Don't let those tires spin in frustration! Our guide to the best affordable gifts for people who spend a lot of time in the car has arrived, so fill up! RELATED: 29 Best Gifts for Mechanics and Auto Enthusiasts

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Anyone who has spent enough time in their car knows that they will eventually drop something and have trouble finding it. Give the gift of light this year with Keychain He Flashlight. This model from Nighteyes is very compact, but still provides plenty of light for changing tires, searching under seats, or even walking from the car to home in the dark at night. Get the Nite Ize Flashlight Keychain at Amazon for $19.99. RELATED: Best Tire Inflators

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In today's litigious society, it's better to cover your "bumper" than risk it. This mini dash cam from Arifayz might just be the ticket. Mounted on the vehicle's windshield and reporting to a smartphone app, users can access the camera and its footage whenever they need it. There's also night vision and a 24-hour parking mode to keep an eye out for trouble or bad drivers. Get the Arifayz Mini Dash Cam with Night Vision for $59.99 at Amazon. RELATED: Best car accessories: 19 gadgets you really need for your ride

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Is there anything more frustrating than dropping your phone or parking ticket between your seats? Eliminate this mundane annoyance by filling this cavernous black hole with Seat Gap Filler. Sold in a two-pack, this model from Supin loops around your seatbelt buckle to keep it tight and tight so nothing slips between your seats. A cup holder built into the end allows you to carry your coffee or soda. Note that if you're just over 17 inches in length, you may actually need padding to fit in that stocking. Get the Supin Seat Gap Filler 2-Pack at Amazon for $22.80. RELATED: 10 genius gadgets to take on your next expedition

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Let's face this truth together: Long rides can require more coffee than a regular cup holder can handle. In those situations, there may not be a more convenient sock filler than WeatherTech's CupCoffee, a coffee cup adapter that fits in a standard cup holder but allows users to carry an oversized mug. . And here's the kicker: there's a slot for the mug handle! Get WeatherTech Cup Coffee for $32.95 at Amazon.

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We all know how unsafe it is to use your cell phone while driving. The importance of having a quality cell phone mount is nothing new. Still, stuffing a phone mount into that stocking (admittedly, it can be a lot of work) is a practical way to say, "I care about your safety." This iOttie universal phone mount features a suction cup arm that attaches to your windshield or dashboard and a telescoping arm for perfect alignment. The iOttie Universal Phone Mount is available on Amazon for $24.95.

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Does that beloved driver have a beloved furry companion? If so, the amount of hair on the carpet and upholstery likely makes for a messy and unpleasant drive. Use detailing stones like the to help collect Fido's pelt. The lock pores grab the hair and pull it out of the fabric, making it easier to manage and manage. This is his one of our favorite vehicle hacks. Get the Colorado Saddlery Grooming Stone for $13.50 on Amazon. RELATED: The Best Vacuums for Car Detailing

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Even the most meticulous car owners struggle to remove dust, dirt, and grime from specific spots in their vehicles. Squeeze it into cup holders, vents, and other nooks and crannies to get all the stickiness in tow and get rid of it. In addition, the other can be kept in the office and also helps to clean the keyboard. Get the ColorCoral Universal Dust Cleaner 2-Pack at Amazon for $15.99. RELATED: The Best Car Waxes

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Whether used to clip your keys to your belt loop or work bag, a keychain carabiner is practically essential.This carabiner key ring from Spigen combines a heavy duty metal clip and nylon strap with It features a metal ring and is durable enough for long time use. But with a classy matte finish, it's not bright and flashy like some carabiners. A bottle opener is also built in so your favorite driver can relax with something cold at the end of the trip. Get the Spigen Carabiner Key Ring Clip at Amazon for $17.99.

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We try to be safe, but accidents happen. Being prepared for an accident can mean the difference between life and death. This glow-in-the-dark escape tool from Swiss Safe includes a seat belt cutter, glass breaker and hammer to help you get out of bad situations quickly. What is Happy Holidays? Get the Swiss Safe 5-in-1 Car Safety Tool at Amazon for $10.99. RELATED: 16 winter emergency supplies you should always have in your car

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There are many nasty little places in the car where items can be hidden. Whether it's a set of keys under the seat, sunglasses on the floorboards, or a lug nut that rolled under your car during roadside repairs, these items can be difficult to get to safely. Your favorite car nut may have never been thought of before, but a magnetic pick-up tool can help. This model from Dodowin features a telescopic and bendable design with a built-in flashlight for maximum utility. And it fits in the glove box! Get the Dodowin Magnetic Pickup Tool at Amazon for $29.79.

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A good microfiber towel might be a car enthusiast's favorite sock stuffer this year. It is convenient for cleaning the interior of the car, polishing the windows, drying the exterior after washing the car, and wiping hands after maintenance of the car. This towel from Chemical Guys features a waffle weave design for added absorbency and folds down small enough to fit in your glove box. Unlike paper towels, you can wash them again and again. Get the Chemical Guys Waffle Weave Microfiber Towel for $8.99 on Amazon. RELATED: Best Car Drying Towels

Prices listed here are accurate as of publication DATE 2022.