Top 10 Practical Valentine’s Day Gifts for Car Lovers

Auto enthusiasts love their cars. And anyone who has a car lover for a valentine knows this. So why not give a Valentine’s Day gift this year that shows how much you care by making it practical and car friendly?

Rechargeable Tire Inflator

There was a time when you’d pull into the gas station and the attendant not only filled the gas tank, but he checked under the hood and cleaned your car windows. Now everything is self serve. If you need water, oil or air, do it yourself.

That’s where a rechargeable tire inflator comes in handy. One in particular, the slime (yes, that is really the brand name) 230 PSI Rechargeable Air Compressor is a great Valentine’s Day gift and very practical. No more trudging to the gas station to fill the tires. No more unsafe driving on under inflated tires that waste expensive fuel.

Auto Battery Jump Starter

Ever use jumper cables? They’re a great invention — if there is another car around. But what is even easier is to have your own power so that you can jumpstart your vehicle without another source. Your valentine will never be stuck with a dead battery again.

The Duralast Jump Starter is a great Valentine’s Day gift for the auto enthusiast. It is powerful, compact, easy to use, easy to store and can be kept in the car trunk for emergencies. It has an easy to read LED indicator and it’s lightweight, portable and rechargeable.

Global Positioning System (GPS)

Everyone knows how men hate to stop and ask for directions. So this Valentine’s Day give your auto enthusiast a GPS, and he’ll never have to stop for directions again. There are a ton of them on the market, like Garmin, TomTom and Magellan, just to name a few. Prices range from around $75 to a few hundred dollars.

A personal favorite is the Garmin nüvi 205W – GPS receiver. It offers view map detail, driving directions, photos, voice directions and more all in bright, brilliant color and costs less than $100.

Auto Club Membership

One of the smartest moves for anybody who drives is to have membership in an auto club. And if your valentine is a car enthusiast who doesn’t already subscribe to an auto club, then this is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

There are several clubs including the Auto Club of America, the Auto Club of Southern California and the National Auto Club that all provide a variety of services from free towing and road side assistance to travel packages and discounts to their members.

Auto Emergency Kit

There’s nothing more important than making sure your valentine is safe on the road. So why not consider getting your favorite car lover an emergency kit for the car. This Valentine’s Day gift comes packed with a variety of essential emergency and vehicle safety items such as jumper cables, reflective triangles and air compressors.

Auto Care Kit

Any car loving valentine would be thankful to receive an auto care kit. Not only will it save them money by combining favorite products into one purchase, but you can purchase car care cleaning kits designed for the specific type of paint and interior surface. It’s sure to make your Valentine’s Day special.

Snow or Ice Scraper

Since Valentine’s Day falls in the dead of winter, there is no better way to show that special someone that you love them than by gifting them with a snow or ice scraper. Generally less than $20, snow and ice scrapers make clearing ice from the car windshield on a cold winter morning simple and inexpensive.

Auto Mechanic Gift Card

If your car lover isn’t the hands-on type when it comes to auto repairs, then perhaps a gift card from his (or her) favorite mechanic might be just the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. And if the auto mechanic doesn’t have an actual gift card available, you can make one of your own design with the commitment to pay for the next tune-up or oil change.

Tools of the Auto Mechanic Trade

Maybe what you’re looking to get your auto enthusiast for Valentine’s Day is something a little bit unique. Well, then you’ll want to check out some of these speciality auto mechanic tools.

There’s the Magnetic Finger for helping to pick up metal objects in tightly restricted areas or the Flexible Inspection Light that allows you to peek into hidden places more easily.

Free Car Wash

If at the end of the day you really want to show how much you care without hurting your pocketbook, offer your car loving valentine a free car wash. It’s easy to do and gives you an opportunity to bond over something your valentine truly loves – his (or her) car.

Valentine’s Day gifts are all about showing that special someone in your life that you care. And if your valentine is a car lover, than choose a Valentine’s Day gift that is practical and auto-related.