Last Minute Gifts for Car-Crazy Dads

Put the socks down. And the slippers. No, he doesn’t want a voucher either. This Father’s Day we’ve stepped in so you can get your dad a gift he really wants. We’ve found something for every car loving dad – whatever your budget – so check out our list and get shopping!


A Trip to the Garage


Engine Tune-Up

If your dad loves the sound of his beloved engine, he’ll be over the moon with a trip to the mechanic that leaves his car in tip-top condition.


Car Detailing Voucher

We’re not talking any old car detailing experience, we mean top of the range, the best money can buy – the works!


Car Tech


Parking Sensor

Parking in a compact garage can be tricky, but not with the Striker Garage Parking Sensor. Dad simply hangs the sensor onto the surface in front of where he usually parks the car, drives towards the sensor, and stops when the green light turns red! For just $25, this thoughtful gift will make a real difference to your dad’s day.


Pioneer’s NEX (Networked Entertainment eXperience)

A Father’s Day present that will wow any dad who’s into car tech. This intuitive gadget allows smartphone users to safely make phone calls, access messages, and listen to music in their vehicle. Users can bring many of their favorite apps into the dashboard and stay connected wherever they are. Select the model which fits your dad’s needs here. Prices start from $700.


Heated and Cooled Seats

If your dad doesn’t drive a car with temperature-controlled seats, you can help make him comfortable with Viotek Heated and Cooled Seat Cushions. The cushion plugs into the car’s 12-volt port and is available in black, grey, tan and brown. If $119.99 is beyond your budget, ventilated cushions (without a heating option) are available from $79.99.


Spend Some Quality Time Together


Dirt – The Game If dad’s more into board games than car tech, this is what you need to be purchasing. Like any race, the aim of this strategy game is to cross the finishing line first. One of our favorite parts of the game is “making contact”. When you land on the same space as another player, you each roll the dice to see who ends in the pits and who gets control of the track. You and dad can spend time painting the customizable cars, which vary from set to set. For just $24.99, this gift will give you both hours of fun. Choose your preferred edition from the designer’s website.


Assembly Plant Tour

There’s something magical about seeing cars come to life. A trip to an assembly plant is a great way to do something your dad gets a kick out of and spend some quality time together. If this sounds like the perfect gift for your dad, the good folks over at The News Wheel have put together a list of the 12 Must-Visit Automotive Factory Tours in the United States.


A Day on the Track

Make this Father’s Day memorable by organizing a day on the track for your dad (and any other family members who might want to give him a run for his money!). If he’s into NASCAR, there’s a wide variety of packages – ride along ($90), practice ($199.99), qualifier ($299.99), right up to the one-day ‘World Champion’ experience ($1799.99). If dad’s more of a F1 fan, there are lots of courses you can book, like the GP Experience. Cloud 9 Living has options for NASCAR, stock car, Indy Car ride alongs, exotics, dragster and F1 fans.


Let us know what your dad thinks of his car-themed Father’s Day gift! Send us a photo of him enjoying it on the big day on Twitter or Facebook!


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