What do you get the gearhead or DIY’er on your list? We get that question pretty often around this time of year at Advance HQ. And it’s not hard to understand why. The truth is, auto parts, tools and related gear just don’t feel very “giftable.” But when you get down to the nuts and bolts of it, things that may not seem that appealing on the surface are in actuality, some of the most valuable gifts you can get—or give. (Even where non–gearheads are concerned.)
Think about it, if you’re like most of us, you probably spend a fair amount of time in your vehicle. So, why not make it quality time? When you factor in how gratifying it is to know that the car you’re driving is running smoothly and looking sweet, the notion of “gifts” takes on a whole new meaning.
Without getting too philosophical, if a gift can enhance your driving experience every day, you’re ultimately going to feel happier, even if it doesn’t seem as tangible as say, a new pair of socks (although, socks are pretty good things to have, too).
As you ponder this concept, we’ve got a few ideas to help get you started. For the DIY’er in the household, we suggest premium tools and garage equipment, not to mention the latest in electronic gadgets. For those who prefer a feminine touch, we’ve got a wide selection of accessories to choose from, including themed interior sets and warm and cozy seat covers plus a wide selection of car care items to add a little flair to her ride. For teens, it’s all about safety—and style. We recommend coordinating interior sets, stereo systems and roadside safety kits to help keep your peace of mind in check.
If you need further inspiration, be sure to visit our Gift Guide. To ensure you’ve got your gifts on hand in time for the big day, be sure to buy online and pick up at your local Advance Auto Parts store.
Editor • DIY’er